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:• GLOBE'S TELEPHONE . CALLS. A- - * THE NORTHWESTERN. ■ Bnilneu Office ....... IOCS Main | Editorial Room ...... 78 Main Composing Room .... 1034 Main Xx MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. Business Office IOCS ' Editorial Rooms TS ©he §*♦ tyaxxl (Bl&bz .OFFICIAL PAPER, CITY OF ST. PAUL THE GLOBE CO.. PUBLISHERS. • Entered at Fostofflce at St. Paul. -linn.. »s Second-Class Matter. * -.•->.•-•..•. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. ■* By Carrier. " ]ltno I Finos I 12 ir.oa Dally only 40 $2.25 $4.00 Daily and Sunday .60 2.76 6.00 Sunday .... ( .IB .78 ■ 1-00 COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By MalL I 1 mo } 6 mos 1 12 moa D"i7ly only I .»T $1.60 I WOO Daily and Sunday .85] 2.00 4.00 gundsy I ... I .75 ( 1.00 BRANCH OFFICES. New York, 10 Spruce St.. Chas. H. Eddy In Charge. Chicago. No. S7 "Washington St. Wll _ Hams & Lawrence In Charge. THURSDAY, FEB. 28. 1901. IVFORTIXATB SAMPSON. '" Admiral Sampson is a most unfortu nate gentleman. His latest appearance as the reputed author of an official indorse ment will find as little of toleration among the mass of the American people us was bestowed on it by Senator Allen during the debate in the senate on Tues- ' day, ii reveals him as a hopeless snob; and, speaking as the ranking active of ficer in the American navy, his words must be taken as in some measure an arraignment of the present system per taining to the appointment, education and promotion of naval officers. Th<> most unfortunate circumstance re garded from the purely public point of \iew in connection with Admiral Samp son's foolish Indorsement is that it fore- tells the continued failure on the part of congress to adjust the rewards which should bt> distributed among the men who did so much of honor to their coun try before Santiago. It will help to keep alive the animosities growing out of tha contentions of the friends of Sampson and Bchley, and will indirectly inflict the 3t Injustice on a number of heroic men. Admiral Sampson is entitled to hia opinions on every conceivable subject. It does not matter that those opinions placa him out of touch with those around him, or that they are deeply objectionable to nine men out of ten. They are his opin lons, and he is entitled to entertain them, and, within bounds, to express them. iuit when the chief officer of the Ameri can navy commits himself officially to ■ucta doctrine, it is but natural that those' In whose service he is should be dis posed to inquire whether his opinions, so foolishly and offensively expressed, are not of a character to disqualify him from representing this people in any posi tion of dignity or honor. Senator Allen does not make Sampson's offending any more grievous by his brusque and ill-natured comment on It. If Sampson did convey such social and professional doctrines to his superior of ficers concerning the Qualifications of commissioned officers in the navy, Allen Is unquestionably right in designating him an ass; and either he or the sys tem which he represents, or both, should be speedily superseded. CUBAN" FOLLY. The current declarations of Gen. Go mez concerning the situation in Cuba sustains the high opinions, as a soldier and patriot, which the Globe has con sistently expressed regaiding him. At no time, even while he was the object of the abuse and, hatred of the representatives of the most powerful and Influential American journals, and every effort was being made to render him an object of aversion to the American people, did the Globe hesitate to express its faith in the old San Domingo soldier. "If the Americans ■were to withdraw to day I would go with them,' says Gen. Qomes. This, In the face of the hysteri cal demands of the noisy patriots In Ha vana that the American troops be with drawn willy-nilly by June 1, is at once pithy and plucky. Such language is pe culiarly encouraging at this time when the American people are becoming pro foundly impressed by the belief that a terrible mistake was made in compassing the political independence of the island. Gen. Gomez is in agreement with all reasonable persons In his belief that to withdraw the American troops at this time would result in the Cubans engag ing in a civil strife within sixty days of the disappearance of our flag from the island. His recognition of the obligation of the t'nited States to secure the estab lishment of a stable government in Cuba before their withdrawal, and to prevent the island from passing under foreign control, will no doubt have the effect of impressing the Cuban people with the peri] in which they stand of rendering of no avail the vast sacrifices which have be(>n made in behalf of Cuban liberty. The reported action of the Cuban con vention in adopting a resolution declaring that Cuba would not make treaties with any country which would endanger the sovereignty of the republic or allow the Island to be made a ba?e of war Opera tions against the United States or any other country, means nothing whatever. It is plainly an attempt to avoid Cuba's Obligations to this nation. It is puerile, and will be futile. Whether or not the Cuban people are to show themselves practically un worthy of the political independ ence which they are on the threshold of, this people cannot commit the unpardon able act of stupidity of leaving anything to the option of a people who, in na tional convention, are capable of making isuch a wretched exhibition of themselves as they have thus far made In seeking to cast aside all restraints of policy and good sense on the eye of assuming the obligations of nationhood. It may be that the American people will r,nd In time that it is impossible to enforce the obligations which they are now seeking to impose on the Cub ana. In such "an event, with tho obli gations embodied in treaty form, Cuba would be the same .as any other nation, and the enforcement might have to be accomplished through resort to force. Ir. the present critical • situation it w;ll be a very gratifying- circumstance if it should prove to be true, as stated by. Gen. Gomez, that the Cuban people arc not responsible for the contentions of the American politicians of the con vention who seem incapable either of gratitude or common honesty. o THE ADMiIMISTRATIOX 'AUTOCRATS. The charge ■: made by Congressman Lents, of Ohio, against the speaker in volves a serious violation. of the priv ileges of members 'of congress. That charge has been met by. the speaker by what is equivalent to a plea of guilty. Accepting his explanation at its best the violation of the privileges of the house Involved, in exercising a 'censorship over the speeches of congressmen far exceed ed any such breach of privilege that could be involved in the publication in the regular order of any address what ever delivered -by a qualified member. This transaction has already found a parallel In the recent action of the house majority in the case of Congressman Sulzer. There, for ' the protection of an officeholder and politician toward whom congress owed no duty whatever, a gross assault was made on the rights and priv ileges of a member; and statements sup pressed for which the ".member avowed his readiness to take all responsibility. There is a divinity which, hedges in the imperialist autocrats of the administra tion, which it is entirely fitting, should be made the object of worship- of a body which has squandered the national funds in carrying out the purposes of these same imperialist leaders to an extent which would have been utterly incredible ten years ago. > But the American "public may be ex pected sooner or later to draw the line. It will be to their own detriment if they do not. The outrages perpetrated on the rights of congressmen individually and collectively represented by the Sulzer and Lentz episodes are the natural out come of the principles of conduct which are being made to apply more and more closely each succeeding day to the con duct of our national affairs. Perry Heath and the senior senator from Ohio are of more moment in the estimation of the Republican majority in the house than the protection of their own rights and privileges as congressmen. That majority constitutes itself a sort of Pretorlan guard around the men through whose great abilities in the domain of political management we are in such large meas ure indebted for the privilege of having many of our most important national af fairs conducted by a few favored syndi cates. It is quite as well that the spectacle should be presented to the country.rep resented by the administration majority standing as one man in defense of those who were entitled to no defense at their hands, even at the cost of the destruc tion of one of the highest traditions of congress. Gen. Henderson had as little right to interfere with the pubHcation of Mr. Lentz's speech as the president of the senate or any official of the administra tion possessed. His submission of it to Gen. Grosvenor, and their joint censor ship of its contents, is without warrant or justification, and plainly shows that it is as partisans of the McKinley ad minlstraton. rather than as responsible officers of the house of representatives, that they-felt at liberty to exercise their censorship. It cannot be long at the present rate of progress in the extra constitutional meth ods which have distinguished every re sponsible officer of the present admin istration for some years past in the dis charge of official duties or privileges, un til the men who thus stand up as a par liamentary bodyguard for those who real ly rule this people under cover of an ex ecutlve and legislative system, find them selves in the same position as that in which they place Mr. Lentz and Mr. Sulser. The wrong done the former gen tleman, and practically confessed by the speaker, is one which goes to the very freedom of congressional representa tion. It is indeed a strange and regrettable circumstance that no member of the ma jority was heard on the floor on Tuesday to protest against the grievous wrong done to every member of the house by the autocratic action of the speaker. The Democratic minority is to be con gratulated on the stand they took on the subject; and it is to be hoped that they will not be content until every parlia mentary method is exhausted to bring home to the country the wrong thus con summated on congress and the"- people alike. TAMMUUITS BIiUXDER. Tammany hall has made what looks decidedly like a monstrous political blunder. Election after election a crowd of greedy and hungry place-hunters array them selves against the old organization in the name of reform and there prevails for some time thereafter more or less of pub lic excitement. Tammany and the Tam many leaders are then abused and s'.and cred. But the election comes; and except in a few special cases the result shows the remarkable hold which the Demo cratic organization has upon the electors in New York. • The usual situation is called Into exist, ence at this time. Every effort is being: put forward by the "reformers'" to pre judice Tammany. It has been so for many months past; but all the indica tions continued until within the past forty-eight hours to point to the almost certain success of Tammany. "Within that period, however, Tammany seems, in popular parlance, to have "put its foot in It." It has virtually turned the police department over once again to the control of the. former chief, lievery, a man who on the showing of the Tam many people themselves has been guilty of corruption and coercion of the worst kind, and who, in deference to an aroused public sentiment, Tammany THE ST. PAUV GJLOBJS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1901. itself had removed but a few weeks a*} from charge of the department. This action has been taken through the action of the Tammany mayor, Van Wyck. The real friends of reform had insisted that the power of appointment of the police department 'of the city should remain in the hands of the city executive, and had succeeded in beating Boss Platt's state constabulary scheme. No sooner had the legislation accomplish ing this end been enacted into law than Mayor Van Wyck placed at the nominal head of the department a politician named Murphy, who never had any con nection whatever with the police depart ment; and the first official act of Murphy was to appoint Devery aa his deputy. The thing involves a reckless defiance of pub lic opinion and a monstrous repudiation of official oblieation. Nor does the explanation attempted by Mr. Croker through the cable mend mat ters in the slightest. The Tammany or ganization, through the action of the Tammany mayor and his Tammany ap pointee, Murphy, has deliberately chal lenged the law-abiding masses of the people, by having placed back in the re sponsible position which he had dis graced and from which with its own sanction he had been dismissed, a man sunk to the eyes in corruption and offi cial scoundrelism. It has told the people of the big city in so many words that it will continue to sanction the acts of its representatives in running the police department as an engine for the illegiti mate gain of those of its members who are willing to share in the spoils which come from official prostitution. The British government has purchased for army use in Africa more than 185,000 horses. The greatest suffering in the Boer war seems to be endured by the American horses and mules. The protective tariff may have been a good thins in the past, but we have cer tainly" outgrown it. It is reported that McKinley has decid ed not to send the Cuban constitution to congress in its present form. Some people think that the best way for the United State 3to get control of Cuba is to let the Cubans have their own way. The Porto Rican legislature has made an appropriation to send 200 men and women to be educated in the United States. The Philippines are ours and will never be anything else. The only question now, is how to give them a just and equitable form of government. The new interpretation of the Monroe doctrine is that the American trusts are entitled to anything they want on the American continent. Those who point to the Latin race as moribund and decadent will find It rather hard to account for Italy's rapid growth in population by their theory. The capacity of the Niagara falls power plant is to bo increased from 50,000 to 100,000 horse power this year. The power is being distributed to Buffalo and other points. Admiral Sampson's intimation that a man's standing in the navy should de pend on his "social position." has brought a whole swarm of hornets down upon his ears. It is very easy to see how badly our manufacturing trusts are in need of pro tection from the foreign competition which they are daily defeating in foreign markets. The uproar, riot and mob rule in the Austrian parliament sound like the bo ginning of the throes of dissolution for the national incongruity called the Aus tro-Hungary empire. There Is quite an incongruity in our claim of being the greatest world power, at the same time admitting that our in dustries are but infants that cannot live without protective pap. The population of Italy amounts to 35, --000,000. In spite of the fact that about 5,000,000 Italians emigrated during the last 20 years, the increase of population for that period amounts to 7,000,000. Government by despots very- frecruently moves with far greater dispatch and celerity than government by public opin ion, but the latter moulds the character of the people from within, while the for mer acts upon them as an external force that frequently penetrates but little be low the surface. Commerce can only be based on the principle of fair exchange. The protec tionist idea of selling billion dollars' worth of our goods to foreign countries while the tariff keeps the foreign goods out of our markets, is an egregious fal lacy. If foreign countries would consent to do business with us on such a plan, they would merely ruin themselves. Capt. Evan Howell, of Georgia, re cently gave Senator Platt. of Connecti cut the following sure cure for insomnia: "When you go to bed and can't sleep, get up and take a drink. Go back to bed and wait half an hour. If you do not go to sleep, get up and take another drink. Repeat thi3, suh, at intervals of half an hour. If you do not go to sleep for four times, making four drinks, then, suh, if you are not asleep you will not care whether you sleep or not." The constitution of Mississippi pre scribes as a condition for the exercise of the voting privilege the payment of poll taxes two years in advance. The Birm ingham Age-Herald says of the practical workings of this provision: "This condition is working too well, for not only are the blacks disfranchised by it, but very many of the whites also. The time for the payment of the poll taxes has just expired, and it is now known that a majority of the white voters will not be allowed to vote for congressmen and other officers in 1902. The number of the disqualified is in creasing each year, and in some coun ties of the state it is becoming lamenta ble. In Yazoo county, for example, hav ing a population of 43,948, and at least 9,000 males who are old enough to vote, the number who can vote has been re duced to 2.537 by the poll tax condition. The vote of the state last November was 57,459, whereas in 1876 it exceeded 164,- COO. It is now thought the vote of the stato may faii below 30,000. THIRSDAY GLOBE GL4i\CES. This is the last day of the last winter month, according to the almanac. Won der if March will come in like a lion? —o— The religious orders In the Philippines own most of the valuable lands in the islands, and it is now proposed that the United States buy the lands from the orders and sell it on time to the people. The situation Is about the same as In Ireland, where most of the property is in the hands of landlords, and the masses of the people are renters. So another big bill of expense will soon be urged upon the American people in behalf of "duty" to our new wards, who are wards only by compulsion. Men who do not favor the enforcement of all the laws should not accept office. The annual report of the. Massachu setts stale board of arbitration and con ciliation practically admits the impoten cy of the voluntary System when It says that the prevailing opinion seems to be that arbitration is "an excellent thing in all quarters but one's own." Last year only 11 per cent of strikes were brought before the board-by Joint petition, and 26 per cent by the petition of one side, and in both the board .had to go out and hunt up and beg to take part In settling the differences between employes and em ployers. The report says that arbitra tion, to be effective, must be compulsory; that society must choose between a sys tem of forced interference and the pres ent policy of permitting labor and capital to fight out their battles in the old way, come what may in disorder, riot, suffer ing, bloodshed and untold loss to the community no less than to the combat ants. —o— The shirt-waist question will soon be stirring the feminine mind. Maybe some of the Willie boys will try waists this summer if It is a warm season. —o — There don't seem to be such an interest nowadays among patriots over the Cu ban flag. —o— A comparison of the cost of the army and r.aval establishments of the United States, England, France, Russia and Germany show that we expended last year a sum as large as the largest amount appropriated in any European country, and our army is the smallest. —o — Justice Brewer recently lectured at Yale college on the subject of reform movements and declared spasmodic ef forts to be useless. Among other things he said: "I know that prohibition has ceased to be enforced in the large cities of the state, but spasmodic virtue i 3 next door to intentional vice. After the spasm has passed tho community will be more indifferent than ever, and within ten years it will be worse than it was at first. • * • Another matter which Il lustrates both the spirit and result of disobedience, and which is a blot on our national life, is the frequency of lynch law. It used to be said that was an ex perience of the frontier, in communitiea which had not become fully organized and when the forces of the law were not yet in successful operation. But now it may almost be said to have become a habit of the American people. • ♦ • It is useless to scold legislators or law yers or judges or executives. They will never be any better than the popular sentiment which is back of them." J. Pierpont Morgan is a strict Episco palian, and there ts a report in New York that he will deny himself during Lent to the extreme ef not forming a new trust, being satisfied to rest awhile on the strength of the recent billion-dollar steel trust. —o— Imprisonment for debt has been abol ished in England;"bat the same thing ex ists under another name. A debtor is sued In the county court and the judge makes an order that he or she shall pay so much per week-or-month until the debt la paid off. If the installments are not duly forthcoming tho debtor is again summoned, and this time he is sentenced to'prison; not for non-payment of his debt, but for contempt of court. —o— The congressional garden and flower seeds are due. Did you get in a requisi tion with your congressman-? * —o— In Tennessee the penalty for stealing a horse is imprisonment for not less than three nor more than ten years, while for stealing a child it is only from one to five years. —o— There are now 3u,000 pension claims on file in the pension-office from invalids of the Spanish and Philippine wars, while congress ha 3 3,000 special claims in hand. It is reported In New York that Charles Dilling-ham, general manager of Charles Frohman's attractions, say 3he Is anx ious to make Julia Marlowe his wife. He has asked her to marry : him several times. Her reply was always: 'My con tract forbids my marriage.". And what makes'the reply all the more exasperat ing to Dilltngham is the fat^t that he drew up the papers for Charles Fiohmau and insisted on the insertion of the ■clause which now keeps them ajrart. .—o — Miss Jane Schroeder, who died 'recent ly in Essex Conn., lett $7,000 to two dogs which she had picked up on the streets. During her sixty-five years of life Miss Schroeder lived In a tumbledown shanty and devoted her- days to visiting ttae ; sick of the town-and picking up stray dogs and cats. During one of these n^ls sions she picked up a child and adopted her as a daughter. Gretchen Schroeder, as the child is called, will inherit what remains of the -$7,080, should the dogs die before she rtoes. - —o— In Valparaiso and other cities in Chili the conductors on the street cars are women. They are said to be very polite and attentive, arfci'their pay is lifty cents a day. - Q.— 0— The citizens of Washington have raised $72,000 to be used'in'decorating the city and for other purposes attending the in auguration of "Mr. McKlnley next Mon day. The pageant next week will be a gorgeous affair compared to the capitol city's first inaugural, that of Jefferson, on March 4, 1801, just a hundred years ago. Jefferson walked from his lodging to the, capitol and then walked back, owing to some mistake in not having had a carriage ready in time. _o— It is said some of the "silk" manu factured in these times in composed chiefly of wood pulp, cotton and oxide of tin. Chemistry and machinery may drive the little factory of the silk worm out of the field, another victim of the modern trust. —o — Today, Feb. 28, Is the anniversary of the birth in 1592 of Michael Montalgna, a celebrated French essayist; of Rene A Reaumer, In ICB3, a distinguished French natural philosopher; of Mary Lyon, In 1797, an eminent American pioneer educator; of Berthold Auerbach, in 1812, a popular German author; of Elizabeth Rachel Felix, in 1820, the cele brated Jewish actress known as rcachel. Ground far Pease's Kick. Granite Falls Tribune. Old Pease, of ; Anoka. 'lon t want to remain in the same congressional dis trict with Duluth on areount of the hog. : t:ishii< S3 of . the Zenith City, and who blatrvs him? It is as har.l for the south end county to get its proportion of the guv.l things that*fay Irom the tree as though located in one of the South Sea islands and some of these days old Pease ' himself may want to warm a J congress man's seat. ' si"; ; f -■■ •" -••—-. ■ SXOW-BIRDS. On twinkling wings they eddy past. At home amid-the drifting, Or seek the hills; and weedy fields Where fast the.jSnqw Is sifting. Their coats are dappled white and brown, Like fields in winter weather. But on the azur^sky they float Like snowflakeae knit together. -;■. ...-.ct-.' ■-. ■■?.;■■.'~.R'* to' L:-.-: ■. .- •■- ■ I've heard them ,en t&e spotless hills r ■ Where fox and hound were playing, And while I stood with eager ear - Bent on the distant- baying. . J ' The unmown fields are their preserves, Where weeds and grass are seeding;' They know the lure of distant stacks Kg : Where houseless herds are feeding. O cheery bird of winter r cold, ;-..::'; I bless thy- every feather; X- -;...•;■ Thy voice brings back dear boyhood days - When we were. gay together. --. ..-". ' . „' : —John Burroughs in March Century. ,r; OVEIi TliE itOCKIES ON A LOCOMOTIVE Special Correspondence of the Globe. LOS ANGELES, Cal. ( Feb. 21.— The cov eted privilege of riding on a locomotive Is not often granted to any one, however clearly prized. This rare pleasure was extended to the Glob c's correspondent by the superintendent of the mountain di vision of the Santa Fe. This officer of the road Is a pleasant gentleman. After assuring me that It was only once in a very great while that such a request was granted, and ta turn I had assured him It was only once In a very great while that he was affored the opportunity of bestowing this great privilege on so great a character and the representative of so great a paper, smilingly he walked to the engine and called to the driver on the elevated seat of the ninety-ton ma chine: "Charlie, please allow the correspond ent of the St. Paul Globe to ride the length of your run, and make the privi lege good for the next division if he so desires it." I thanked him. The engineer asked if I was ready to get on board. It being 6 o'clock a. m., and a little frosty, and the most Interesting part of the sights not just then in view, I said, "In about an hour." I went back to the sleeper and borrowed the porter's blue coat with white buttons, put on a skull' cap, armed myself with a new notebook, loaned me for the occasion, and started for the lo comotive. The engineer received me very kindly. His name is Charles Darye, a young Canadian, whose experience in mountain running brought him to Ari zona and gave him a passenger train to run. He is slightly built, about 5 feet 8 Inches tall. His jaws express determina tion, his eyes the utmost care. A smiling, social fellow at stations, but when oiling the engine, or in the cab, he assumed the angular attitude, and with that di rectness of thought that dwelt upon nothing but an -unconquerable purpose of duty, he stood, frame erect, shouldeis thrown to the rear, one hand on the throttle, the other on the air brake, his "eyes looking right on and his eyelids straight before him." He kept his vision watching every foot of the way, while his fingers played upon the twenty valve-taps like those of a musician upon a keyboard. His fireman, M. J. Phares, having no responsibility but plenty of work, was very talkative, and, by the way, I found him more intelligent and better informed concerning the country over which he traveled than any other person on the road. "I took my place in the cab on the fire man's side at a station called Sunset, and within ten minutes we were crossing Canyon Diablo, or the canyon of the Devil, deriving lta name from the in scrutably distorted, wrent and torn ap pearance of the rocks that lined its side's and base and formed the awful fringes of its crest. Its' devious windings in un traoeable directions, and its depth, 376 feet, remind a person of the place ever present in human imagination as the heme of the spirit whose name it bears. After passing this canyon we began gradually to climb the mountain over gradients 176 feet to the mile. To walk steadily up those rugged peaks, every foot of the way contested by the forces THE GOLDEN IDOL. —-BY FERGUS mj/WE CHAPTER XVII. TEDDY'S LITTLE PLAN SPOILT. "But, man, don't I tell you I have not got it? Can't you be satisfied with tifty now and the rest in a month's time? Don't be unreasonable!" insisted Mrs. "Wharton, who had realized by now that tears were unavailing. "Then I fear, unless you can procure the amount in some way, it will be neces sary for me to take extreme measures, madam. Might I suggest that you apply to your friends? Mr. Gaskell, for in stance, would no doubt " "Thank you, I do not choose to apply to Mr. Gaskell. If you will not give me a month, perhaps you will give me a fort night?'" "No, madam, nor a week. I must have the money by 12 tomorrow or commence proceedings for its recovery-" "Then you had better do your worst. I am helpless. I think that settles the matter for'the present. Perhaps you will find your way out now as you found it in —if not, there's the bell." S'ne had got as far as the door when the Jew stopped her. "One moment, my dear madam, if you please. New, I suppose you think I'm very hard on you " "Hard? I think you're a downright brute!" "No doubt. So many have thought that. I am not, I assure you. If you will listen to me, we'll try and see if w-.i can't find a way out of this little difficul ty Now you seem to have a very nice lot of things here "He looked around the room. "Really," interrupted Mrs. Wharton, I shouldn't have thought they would have attracted you." ~ _ "A very nice lot," pursued the Jew. equably, taking not the slightest heed of her' interruption. "Is there no one article, for instance, which you could select to part with in payment of the balance? I heard the other day that Lieut. Jayne had presented your daugh ter with a wonderful Chinse idol. Now, something unique of that sort I might be able to dispose of to advantage. I could, of course, hand you back anything over and above the amount duo to me, less the commission and expenses of the sale " "Impossible, unfortunately," put in Mrs Wharton. "My daughter sold tho thing you speak of to Gen. Burnley but a short time back. Indeed, the money 1 have now is the proceeds of it." "Humph! That's a pity. It'll be sold, I expect, with the old chap's collection.' "Speaking of that reminds me, Mr. Marks—if, indeed, it is possible to forget such a thins:—that the woman, Jael, you recommended has behaved abominably." "Indeed! I am very sorry to hear that. But in what way is her conduct con nected with this matter?" "The hussy had the audacity to hint that the idol had not been come by hon estly—to me, sir, to me, in my own house! What do you think of that? 1 think the creature must be mad!" "Oh, perhaps you misunderstood her " 'Misunderstood her? There was no misunderstanding her, nor was there any misunderstanding me, I can tell you. 1 sent her about her business there and then." "Quite right, quite right. Servants in these days are a terrible trial. I am MAGAZINE NOTES. Tn the March Review of Reviews there appears a most interesting series of "Scenes of Country and Town in Aus tralia," from recent photographs. These pictures strve to describe the Australian life of today in many phase 3. Those who have supposed that tea growing is impracticable in the United States will be surprised by the title of an article contributed by Leonora Beck El lis to the Review of Reviews for March —"American Tea-Gardens, Actual and Possible." The facts set forth by Mrs. Ellis fully Justify the title of the article, for it is shown that tea is successfully Krown and prepared for the market in the Carolinas, and there appears to be no good reason why the industry should not be conducted in other parts of the South. Science proves that it is feasible. The Hon. Le Grand Powers, chief sta tistician In charge of agriculture in the census office at Washington, summarizes "Agriculture in the Twelfth Census" for the March" Review of Reviews, showing of gravitation. Is a scene never to be for gotten. But mind is always mlghtlor than matter, and the inventions of hum an genius, as shown in the harnessing of corelatlve nature, is mightier than unassisted nature. So the old engine, the grandest of all living expressions of pow er, moved upward to the heights carry ing its burden of care after it. It TfXs a wonderful study. The moment we struck the grade she- seemed instinctively to understand her mission. The master stood in position, both hands on the throttle, the fireman at the mouth of the coal pit, one hand on the shovel and the ether holding the firebox door chain. He had two motions only; shoveling an-i shutting. Constantly he was employed filling the fire pit with coal, occasionally running to the side of tlie cab and cast- Ing his eyes along the track on the side of the curve which, because of its abrupt ness was hidden from the engineer's view. The reader can form some Idea of the work of the second man on the engine when he Is told that during the mountain grade climbing he shovels in coal at the rate of three tons an hour. How charming, and yet how thrilling, to see that massive machine struggle under its utmost tension. Every breath of its nostrils sounded like the blast of 10,000 cymbals struck In the most per fect unison. The fire flew from stack and box door, and sounded like tlie cry of starving beasts for food. She trem bled and shook under the awful pres sure. The coal used was not the best, and to keep the steam gauge at ISO pounds was the study of the fireman, while the engineer kept her movements steady, that in the crisis no skip of any kind could be made. It was a great mo ment. The heights were reached. Then Jay mounted his seat in the cab, and shouted, "Now, down the mountain 141 feet to the mile." We were at that min ute 6,800 feet above sea level. The engineer, who seemed not to have changed his position once in the climb, turned with a glance at the air-brake, another at the valves, then at the water gauge. After giving his favorite steed a breath, which she thoroughly appre ciated, without a pant she started down the line. Soon we came to a beautiful piece of track, straight as an arrow. A whisper In the driver's ear, "Can't you let her out a little," and in half a min ute we were cutting the air at fifty-five miles an hour. It was a pretty run and we were all enjoying it, when suddenly a wild Arizona horse appeared on the track. The whistle screeched to drive it off. The horse increased his speed and remained In front of the locomotive. Immediately the hand was on the air brake, one of the greatest inventions of modern times, and our speed reduced to a ten-mlle-an-hour register, all to save that mountain horse. Charlie could have thrown it dead from the tract, but the dlndlier instincts of the engineer as serted themselves to the salvation of the animal. • Two things I am convinced of. First, that a mountain ride on a locomotive Is one of the most thrilling experiences on earth, and, second, that an engineer is one of the 'bravest men to be found. -C. H. H. sorry you should have had this trouble with anyone coming from my establish ment. What sort of thing was thia idol, Mrs. Wharton, large or small, or " "Oh, quite small. Here is a facsimile of it." She led him over to the hugo Chinese jar on which was the present ment of the idol. The Jew examined it closely. "Humph! It's not beautiful. But uniq.ue—ye3, unique. I know a-man who goes in for collecting these things. I could have .got a good price from him for it. But to revert to business, Mrs. Wharton; thia jar, for instance, seems to me a very fair specimen of Its kind. Suppose you let me have it and twenty pounds, and we'll close the deal." "What, sell you the Jar?" screamed Mrs. Wharton. "Why, I've had it for years. It is very valuable. It came from the summer palace at Pekln. It's worth at least a hundred pounds!" "Excessive, my dear madam, excessive! Fifty-five at the outside. Come now, you'd better accept my offer; it will save you a lot of trouble. If you don't, you'll very likely lose the ja* and a good deal else into the bargain. These things go for nothing at an ordinary sale." "No, I cannot sell the jar." "Well, now, I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll take ten pounds and the jar. Will that do?" Mrs. Wharton was tempted, hesitated— and fell. In truth, she had no great love for the thing. Ten pounds and it would clear Marks, and she would still have Norah's forty intact. "Very well, Mr. Marks, we will man age it so." she said. The next day, with every possible care, the Jew removed his purchase. Yards of cotton wool were wrapped around It, and stuffed Inside to guard against any posaJble breakage. He personally in spected its packing, and at the same time handed the lady a receipt in full in ex change for a ten-pound note. And, In truth when It came to the point. Mrs. Wharton regretted the departure of the Jar little more than she did ihat 01 Mr. Marks himself. But not so Norah and Fancy, to whom it was positive pain to Bee their old familiar friend borne away. From their earliest childhood they recollected It, had played around it, and concocted the queerest tales about the hideous figures portrayed on it. And not all Mrs. Whar ton's explanations of the Jew's obduracy, and the terrible conseauencea they had so narrowly escaped, reconciled them to the loss of it. That yawning corner in the drawing room was never, to their eyes, filled up, despite Mrs. Wharton'a successive attempts to furnish it. So, too, felt Teddy, who returned a few days later from town, only to tell, alas! of the non-success of his efforts. He noticed the absence of the jar as soon as he entered the room, anff Immediately asked what had become of it. He ap peared terribly agitated when he was told. ••What!" ha exclaimed. "Sold? You have sold the Chinese jar to EH Marks? O Noraii, Fancy, you don't know what you have 'lone. You have ruined every thing! Leonard is lost for ever now!" •■What on earth do you mean, Teddy?" "Mean?" He could hardly articulate he -was so excited. "Why, I had the Boo juni in that jar!" (To Be Continued Daily.) i 4* progress of the past decade as dem onstrated by the returns from all sec tions of the United States. • • • Almost every part of the globe is repre sented in Scribner*s Magazine for March, and in every case by some well known writer who has actually visited the country which he describes. .Four of the contributors are distinguished corre spondents who have had many romantic experiences. Their articles in this num ber have to do with the chang:ng condi tions brought about by recent upheavals. The March issue of Success has a de scription of the origin of the live-saving service, from the pen of former Gov. Newell, of New Jersey, whose career has been full of romance. Miss Gould writes her first signed magazine article for this issue, devoted to the work of the ladies among the enlisted men of the army and navy. The other contrib utors include Edwin Marklram, Helen Nicolay. Senator Hoar. Ella Wheeler Wilecx, Cy Warraan, Mine. Melba. Mrs. Russell Sage and Thomas Wentworth Iliggfnson. The entire issue is charac terized by virility and grace. GLOBE'S CIRCULATION:! FOR JANUARY. Ernest P. Hopwood, superintendent of ! \ circulation of the St. Paul Globe, being \ ! duly sworn, deposes and says that thft<! actual circulation of the St. Paul Globs \~ for the month of January, 1901, was i| as follows: \ Total for the month 529,550 |l Average per day 17,082 :j ERNEST P. HOPWOOD. |' Subscribed and sworn to before me ' this 31st day of January, 1901. H. P. PORTER. i Notary Public, Ramsey Co., Minn, ' [Notarial Seal.] FURTHER PROOF IS READY. The Globe invites any one and every ! one interested to, at any time, make a ' full scrutiny of its circulation lists and records and to visit its press and mail- i ing departments to check and keep tab on the number of papers printed and the disposition made of the same. AT THE THEATERS. METROPOLITAN. Minnie Tittel Brune In Sardou's trag edy, "Theodora," will close her engage ment at the Metropolitan opera house tonight. Commencing on Sunday night, March 3, for four nights and Wednesday matinee, at the Metropolitan, S. E. Rorlc presents Thomas Q. Seabrooke in "The Rounders," one of the latest and claimed to be the greatest New York successes. It was first produced there early last spring and was continued through the entire summer. The company presenting it this year is almost identically the same as in the New ■ York . production, and Manager Lederer guarantees all the orig inal scenery, costumes and stage effects to be exactly the same. "The Rounders" is by Harry B. Smith, and is said to be one of the brightest and most amusing pieces produced for some time. The music, by Mr. Englander, is of the tune ful and catchy order, and a number of the "airs" have been whistled Into popu larity by reason of the delicious swing which pervades them all. A series of the most amusing complications begin at the opening of the story and continue with out cessation until the close. In the hands of the present company, "The Rounders" have achieved a great success. It is said that there are more laughs and encores in one act than is usually heard or seen In an entire evening's per formance. The production is one of the most elaborate Manager. Lederer has ever sent out from New York, the com pany bringing all the original scenery and stage accessories used in the New York run of the play. GRAND. i Russian life and Intrigue, the terrible features of Nihilism, the marvelous" method of spying are all cleverly illus trated in the play, "Siberia," which fa being presented at the Grand this week with so much success. A company of unusual excellence interprets the various characters In a most artistic manner, and the scenic environments are all very elaborate and complete. The only re maining afternoon performance of the engagement will be given Saturday. Charles E. Blaney's melodrama, "King of the Opium Ring," will be seen at the Grand the coming week. The play Is said to be interpreted by an entirely capable company, and new and elaborate scen ery has been provided for this year's production. . \ ; STAR. ■ The Star theater has not drfl.wn larger.. continuous crowds to -an . engagement: .• since its opening than are attending. the Seventh street theater this week. Th« bill is a first-class one, with unusually strong features. The eight Cornallas give a. great exhibition of tumbling. . -«. I STATE PRESS COMMENT. Was HI Nobles County Democrat When Van.iiver foole.l Van Sant wasn't It another case of the Dutch taking Holland? ~~~~—~ ~~ A Way Hunt Hum. - Martin County Sentinel. Lemuel Promethlus Hunt, of the Man kato Free Press, is said to be nursing a congressional boom. If Lemuel Pro methius should enter the race Mcdeary, Miller and Somervllle better postpone all I'la.ns for summer picnicking. Lemuel generally "lands." Millions Cat Little Figure. Chippewa Count Herald. Wo do not wish to be considered as cavilling at all just expenses of the gov ernment, but we do think that congress is going a little too far when it ap propriates $15,000,000 more for the United States army and navy than , Great Britain is spending even with the Boer war - on her hands, and $50,000,000 more than any other nation in the world Is spending. One on Yon Sant. St James Journal. Mayor Ames, of Minneapolis, thinks he has a good one on Gov. Van Sant. On Monday the governor forbade a "sporring exhibition" In Minneapolis, be cause it was illegal. On Thursday night last Gov. Van Sant witnessed - a "spar ring match" at an Elks' entertainment in St. Paul, and in an address said ho had enjoyed himself to the utmost. It ils a horse on the governor. * ■'■■j',7.''■. Beltrainl'M Condition. Crookston Times. A merry war is on out In Beltraml county between opposing factions who with Bern id jl as headquarters manager the affairs of both the county and coun ty seat. A glance at the financial state ment Is enough to convince one that a vigorous graft has been worked in the management of affairs, and crimination . and recrimination are being Indulged in by both factions. Meanwhile the county treasury Is empty, and county orders go begging at 50 per cent discount, as low as 23 per cent being paid for small lots. The county has been mismanaged from its earliest existence and a change must soon come. As it is, the taxpay ers will be compelled to labor under a great disadvantage for many years to make good for the amount they have already become involved. •m Odious Bunk Check lux. Leslie's Weekly. To reduce the tax on beer, cigars and cigarettes to the extent of nearly $30,000, --000, and to refuse to take off the two-cent stamp on bank checks, aggregating less than $8,000,000 a year, seems to be the sort of mongrel tax reduction that Mr. Al drich,of the senate finance committee, be lieves in. The committee of ways and means of the : house of representatives believes in affording relief to the 3.000,000 depositors in the banks who have an un necessary -and useless- war tax of two cents thrust under their noses every time they handle a check. It is hoped that the house committee will Insist on giving consideration to the public who patronize the banks rather than to the j congenial lobby that handles the funds of the brew ers and tobacco manufacturers. . _«»_ .Smallpox I'nder Control. The report of the smallpox cases In Minnesota, from - Feb. 11 to Feb. 23, has just ' been Issued by ■ the state board of health. No . spreading of' the • disease la feared and 'it Is thought that the epb demlc Is now under complete control.