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GLOBE'S TELEPHONE CALLS. • THE NORTHWESTERN. Business Office . . * ... . IOCS Main Editorial Rooms * 78 Main Composing Room ..... 1034 Main MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. Business Office .......... 1005 Editorial Rooms • 7*B ©he gt, grant ©ittbe OFFICIAL PAPER, CITY OF ST. PAUL. THE GLOBE CO.. PUBLISHERS. Entered at Postofflee at St. Paul. : linn., S3 Second-Class Matter. ■ '. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By Carrier. 1 1 mo I 6 mos 1 12 mos Dally only 40 I $2.25 . $4.00 Daily and Sunday .50 I 2.75 5.00 Sunday 15 I .75 1.00 COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By MalL I 1 mo I 6 mos 1 12 mos Dally only I .25 I $1.50 $3.00 Dally and Sunday .35 I 2.00 4.00 Bunds**- I ... I .75 1.00 *- —-> I ' 7 BRANCH OFFICES. New York. 10 Spruce St.. Chas. H. Eddy In Charge. Chicago. No. S7 Washington St., Wil liams * Lawrence tn Charge. FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1901. A GROSS PUBLIC WRONG. Every Democrat and most fair-minded 'Republicans in this county wIG agree that the plan of congressional reappor tionment elded on by the legislative committee involves a gross pu~dc wrong. If it is the function of a legisla tive majority to practically disfranchise a vast body of citizens in the effectuation of a party purpose, then the action of the reapportionment committee is certr"_i to be indorsed by the Republicans of both houses, and Is equally certain to receive public approval. The organization of the proposed Fourth district Is a shameful illustration of the extent to which a gerrymander can be pursued. There is not a Demo cratic representative or senator fron-" any one of the three counties involved who should not resent this wrong by the most strenuous efforts in his power, as a deliberate violation of both law and mor als. It must remain incomprehensible to those who are not members of either branch of the legislature how such a public injustice could have been carried even to its present proportions without having brought forth the protest . of every Democrat in the legislature. The Democratic members, especially those from Ramsey county, are called on to make their voices heard in condemna tion of this measure in its application to the voters of the proposed Fourth district. It will be the duty of every Democrat to unite if necessary with the represen tatives of Minneapolis in securing such amendment of the measure as will en able a congressman to be chosen from Ramsey and Washington counties. It would be much more just and equitable to all concerned if the three congressmen were assigned to the joint population Of Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington. As the matter stands now six 'districts rep resent an average population of 185,000, while the two districts represented by the three counties named represent an average population of 220,000. There is no sense in Ramsey county Democrats giving ah implied sanction to an utterly unjust public measure and dis regarding the rights and privileges ot their own immediate constituents, simply be cause they believe that Hennepin is. re ceiving incidentally a greater representa tion than it is proportionately entitled to. The trouble very evidently throughout this transaction has been that the state 's about to be parceled out to meet the de mands of aspiring politicians. It is not an apportionment that is designed which will give the different sect'ons respective ly an equitable representation in con gress. The motive and influence at work is two-fold: First, to fix out cer tain favored Republican politicians with seats in congress; and, secondly, to pre vent the possibility of the election of even one Democrat from this state. As ns as Democratic senators and rep resentative:; are willing to keep their tongues in their cheeks while such a shameless travesty on public representa tion V* being carried out, the blame does not wholly attach to Republicans for its consummation. GOOD, IF Tit I i;* If the public announcements are well founded that Mr. Patrick Conley will probably be elected county assessor it can be said in anticipation that the com munity will have a capable and upright official in Its service in that capacity fer the next two years. Mr. Conley served for a good many terms in the board of aldermen; and there is no man, of whatever party political association, -alio is conversant with the conduct of municipal affairs during that period, that will not readily concede that he served his immediate constituency and the people of the entire city faithfully and intelligently. The selection of Mr. Conley, if it is made, will give satisfaction to the en tire business community which knows him as perfectly trustworthy in all his relations and exceptionally well-Inform ed on realty values. The simple, childlike faith that some Republican papers have in their party is absolutely sublime. One of our back woods contemporaries says: The Re publican party made this country" tho most prosperous on earth and it 13 per fectly willing to accept the responsi bility 6f congressional appropriations in keening with the condition of the coun try." Right you are. It was the Re publican party that put the gold and silver Into our mountains, the iron ore Into the hills and the rich. Mack coal way down into the bowels of the earth. It was the Republican party that spread out the boundless pis Ins and covered them with deep, alluvia] soil that brings forth fruits a hundred fold. It makes' the sun to shine, the wind to blow and the rains to fall In season, and then, when our crops are garnered, it makes the; foreign nations come and buy. them of us at an enormous price. And having. done all this, it. is no more than proper that it should have at lis disposal as many hundred millions as it may want for subsidies or any old graft. Great is the Republican party! PROTECTING SOCIETY. The authorities of Indianapolis, and of tho state of Indiana entitled themselves to tho national ' thanks. Their timely and well-conceived efforts to prevent the consummation" of a public crime offers an example to the other communities of the country simi larly threatened with mob law which might be taken to heart. Americans are not* a lawless people. They have done more for the ascendancy of the law and have shown a readiness to make sacrifices for its defense and maintenance greater, than any other people extant.' Left to themselves, with out. recognized public authority or direc tion, they have shown all throughout the early history of almost every com munity In the entire country their readi ness to put the law above all considera tions of private interest or private ven geance. a '1 he frequency v.tih which mobs of late have been successful in taking the law in their own hands especially for the punishment of negro criminals has in flicted an almost indelible stain-on the present generation of Americans. The fault lies with those in public place, rather than with those who usually make up mobs of this description. If there were any assurance that mob law would be punished by the agencies of criminal law there would be no such readiness to yield to the savage impulse for blood from which such movements invariably spring. If the state authorities who acted so promptly in that emergency would sup plement their action by enforcing the law against the so-called respectable members of the mob which in another Indiana community within. the past few days beat a poor negro to death, then hung up his limp body and afterwards incinerated it, they would be rendering a still greater service to society than they have already rendered. Unless they in tervene for the vindication of the law in that case the ruffians who took part in the destruction of the unfortunate being, will gj unpunished, and their immunity will be an encouragement to all others like them who are.willing.to allow their savage instincts to assert themselves as long. as they think it may be. done with perfect safety so far as their own hides might be involved. ■ ■ ■«■ The enforcement of the "law of the state is not always a duty which is de signed to be discharged exclusively by the authorities in whose locality it hap pens to be violated.. The arrest and pun ishment through the state officials of a few of the ringleaders in that instance of mob law which occurred in an Indiana hamlet on Monday or Tuesday last would be a happy sequel to the action taken in the Indianapolis case. It is evident that Mme. ■'■• Sembrich doesn't carry an understudy. • - It will '■ be a good many years before Pat pro we catches another Omaha kid napping. : '-Vh' "'":'*""■!. s '_.: l l "■"-''•'•' '"7;" The main question is whether self-gov ernment follows the . flag. If. it does everybody ought to be satisfied. V-- v-V-VV. The best thing about the t army bill is, that it furnishes any number of good positions for the sons and nephews of Republican congressmen. It would be well to do something toward preventing the notorious viola tion of the game laws reported from .the northern part of the state. Fred Schiffmann Is said to feel very bad because of the prospect that he will not be able to pay $15,000' a year Into the Republican campaign fund. V ' If there is any consolation for Herman Smith in the thought that for the next fifteen years he won't have to tell why he left home, we hope he will make the most of it. . The annual : official report of the city of Berlin shows a balance In the treas ury of $C,t:oo,o'JO and taxes are unusually low. In the United States, a city with such a record would not be allowed at all. The paramount issue in the reappor tionment question is how to so gerry mander the state that over 150,000 Demo cratic and fusion voters will be barred from any representation at Washington for their party. , * ._.. .iV-x . A politician by the name of Robert Hell is going to run for congress in Okla homa. If he is fortunate at the elec tions, the custodians of the treasury at Washington will find there'll be Hell to pay at the end of every month. In our trade with Great Britain last year the trade balance was about $450, --000,000 in our favor. This is a record that ought to satisfy the most intense Anglo phobe. There is no object in "licking" John Bull' as long as we can loot his pockets. S-'f;;"; ,!-.;;.- Holland proposes to spend- $100,000,C00 to drain and reclaim a' part of the Zuyder Zee, some twenty-five or thirty miles square. The same sum spent by the United States would suffice to irri gate ten times that area of our arid lands in the West. .-...-• .;.-. -•. . Minneapolis' mayor has* gone to Hot Springs for treatment. . The knockout administered by his excellency seems to have put his honor so much hors dv combat _ that he .was unable to comply with the scriptural injunction, "Phy sician, heal thyself." The National Shoe trust with a capital of $-.500,000, proposed to buy up all the leading shoes factories in the country and get complete control of the shoe business. Its object is to lower the price of shoes by reducing manufacturing ex penses. Lid. anybody vink? - '- The Republican papers seem to get a great deal of satisfaction out of remark ing from time to time that the Demo cratic party has been dead for thirty years at least, but the ghastly night mares it gives them at every, election time, make one wonder what might hap pen if it should actually get alive again. Any Democrat who has the hardihood to say that holding the Philippines with out ■ giving ; them: popular self-government is contrary to the spirit . of. American in- THIS ST. PAUL 7 GLOBE, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1901. stitutions, is at once set un**» ; by the Re. publican papers and denounced as a traitor encouraging the insurgents and giving support to the enemies of his coun try. .:-" • -'. ';. ,i • In the opinion of the Republican hot air organs the terrible crime the Demo cratic party committed in annexing Flor ida and California to the United States to enjoy the blessings of self-government fully justifies the noble and statesman like act'of the Republican party in set ting up a government by commission over the people of the Philippines. State Health Officer Bracken, in com menting on the smallpox scare in Min nesota, says: "While smallpox is a dis ease to be dreaded, Its presence should not create a panic. If properly handled, smallpox is less difficult to control than is diphtheria. The general type of the disease within the last few years, not only In Minnesota, but in other states, has been mild. The mortality has av eraged about two per cent. It's true that isolated places have reported a very high mortality. But in other places the num ber of deaths have been far below the average of 2 per cent." The Australian government has or dered 17,000 tons of steel rails . from tho Illinois Steel company, the bid that this concern made, being "lower than that of any competing concern in the world." And this too, in spite of the fact that the British manufacturers had all the advantage of transportation, as they could ship their product all the way by water while the American product has to be shipped a good part of .the way by land. In this connection the New York World asks: "Why" do American steel rail manufacturers, who are just being absorbed in a gigantic steel combination for monopoly, still in sist that an import duty of $4.87 per ton on steel rails is needed to protect them against the foreign manufacturers, whom they are underbidding in their own markets, and in spite of the handicap of heavier freight charges to the port of de livery?" It seems that when the earthquake jarred Vandiver out of his bunk, at the capitol, the Republican machine was afraid to drop him for fear that he ; might tell tales out of school, which tales, as report has it, might have been volume novels, more yellow than burnt orange, more piquant than the spiciest Parisian fairy tales, so it re vived the Republican press bureau and put Vandiver into it, and ever since it has been interesting to notice how the great minds among the Republican country press are running in the same channel. Of the effusions of this whole sale Republican thought factory the fol lowing is characteristic: "Isn't it just a little odd that Towne, Pettigrew and all the Pop celebrities who howl so lus tily in a political campaign about trusts and corporations, when they temporarily disappear find comfortable lodgment in the legal department of the great corpo rations?" Now, this statement is abso lutely false, both on general principles ,gnd at least as far as Pettigrew is con cerned. If the Republican press does ab solutely need a subsidized thought fac tory to furnish them with original thinks, hadn't they better get one where the gray matter wasn't omitted entirely? FRIDAY GLOBE GLANCES. The Minnesota editors, 250, inclusive of women folk, visited, the Stillwater prison yesterday, it was Warden Reeve's last day. It Is needless to say more than that the visitors were well taken care '■■ of. .Of the 5,053 names on the convict roll there are now 517 present, including two females. Of the" population 343 are first grade or gray suit men; 167 second grade or check suit men, and 7 third grade or regular stripe suit men. Night school attendance, 164. Four prisoners were re ceived last week, two from Ramsey county. Twenty-eight men sleep in the prison lot in the city cemetery, mostly those who refused to make known their identity, and to former friends they rest with the "unknown." The prison is scrupulously neat and the management is creditable to the state.; Today ex- Warden Wolfer resumes control. —o — The winter now drawing to a close has dealt kindly with us. Coal and clothing bills have been light. There were some days during which the fur naces and stoves, like Oliver Twist, con tinually "asked for more," but most of the winter was, if not as pleasant as many, at least as warm as March often its. If the temperature of the coming spring be as. kindly as that of the de parting winter has been the summer will be a season of rejoicing. .—O — England will take its census on the last day of this month, the 31st. .It is not a long drawn-out political job as in this country. For England and Wales 40.000 enumerator'have been employed, and'to each will be allotted approximate ly 300 families or 1,500 persons. On April 27 the result of the census will be made known to the. nation. The total cost is estimated to be in the neighbor hood of half a million dollars. —o— V--VVV-; Gov. Odell, the new chief executive of New York, said at a college anniversary dinner the other night that New York state had more lunatics than scholars. He did not say to what class he be longed. ■'; '■£-. VV W*,V —o — Several state legislatures have passed bills to make the kidnaping of children a crime punishable with death. If the death penalty shall not lead to murder as well a3 kidnaping.it will be occasion for congratulation. When England pun ished robbery by death the burglar shot his victim in order to get the witness out of the way. Because of this par liament repealed the statute. These leg islative spasms are seldom productive of good. V;-,; —o— King Edward speaks of "ray subjects." This is a pleasant and amiable fiction. He has no subjects. The people rule through parliament. Edward is king of the British people, not of Great Britain, a distinction emphasized by the French nation^si*hen they made Louis Philippe "King ef the French people"—but not king of France. And the trend is all away from Imperial sovereignty, there not bein*T ' one ■ autocratic state in all Europe. A great change this from a past not very distant, when autocracy was the rule and popular sovereignty only an iri descent dream. ' Austria is the only' country, in the world which never puts a woman in pris on. Instead of giving the woman crim inal so many months in jail she is sent, no matter what "her crime may be - nor what her record may be. to one or other of the convents devoted to the purpose, and there she is kept during the time for which she is sentenced. The_conveht is not a mere prison in disguise, tho only bar to escape being a nun, who acts as a porter just as in other convents. It was a year ago today that Fuller's army relieved ladysmith, the Boers re tiring from the siege. Some wealthy reformers ln Switzerland are trying to offset the saloons with temperance restaurants and resorts. Al ready over 500 are in operation in the principal cities. , Refreshments are served and amusements furnished at small charge. : Gen. E. S. Otis recently made public his opinion concerning the Philippines. To his view—and there are plenty who agree with ' him—"the. great, problem .1. how to get rid of the Islands." j He believes that it vjll after a series of years be possible for this country to 7 plan .some stable form of government | for; the '■: Islands, and then turn them over to the natives and let them govern themselves. '77.? - , During the century, past closed no le3s than thirty-three long forgotten cities in Egypt, Asia Minor, ' Arabia and Judea and in,- South T*-Alherlca.. and Central America—have been discovered and iden tified, some of them with architectural remains of surpassing grandeur, and ex pressive of the civilization and the so cial order that prevailed among little known races of remote times. The ad mirable workmanship of ancient days and climatic conditions kept these cities from decay, so that they became silent but faithful tellers of stories long lost to history, and many, of them even to tra dition. . 7.77 . V 7 7 ■ - —o— Lord Salisbury,. the , English premier, believes in making', hay while the sun shines. Here is, the way he takes care of his relatives,,,- He gets ' $10,000. and then. A. J. N Balfour (nephew), first lord of the treasury, $25,030; Lord Selbone (son-in-law), first "lord of the admiralty. $22,750; Gerald Balfour (nephew), presi dent board of trade, $10,000; "Lord Cran borne (son), under secretary foreign af fairs, $7,500. This is exclusive of those who hold minor positions. . If President McKinley were to appoint a nephew as secretary of the treasury, a son-in-law as secretary of the navy, another nephew as secretary of agriculture and a son as first assistant secretary of state, what would the American people do about it? —o — ' ; * The Prison Mirror published by the inmates of the Stillwater prison is a model publication. The paper is de pendent on the public for its financial support. It is published weekly at $1.00 a year and is well worth the money. • In Liverpool and other English cities boys and girls are licensed to sell news papers, matches, bootlaces, etc., on the streets. Before the licenses are granted consent must be obtained of parents and guardians, as well as of the local school officials. The age limit for girls is from eleven to sixteen years, and for boys from eleven to fourteen years. No child is allowed to peddle in the streets after l) in the evening. Tom L. Johnson, the Cleveland mil lionaire, says the present system of taxa tion is a species of fines. "On the work man's little home,"- said the speaker, "they impose a .rate- of taxation nearly up to its full market, value. An asses sor, by looking at a $1,000 house, can probably tell within $50 what it is worth. Rut when he goes to assess a mansion on Euclid avenue (Cleveland) he can't es timate-the cost -within $20,000. ■ We sin gle taxers don't? belfeve it is wise for a community to fine men for building homes. We don't believe It is a good thing to fine a man, by raising his taxes if he paints his- house, or mows -.-.his lawn, or puts a bathtub in his house. If I made any distinction, I would pay a bonus to the man who puts in a bath tub." Unless it storms today March will not come.in like a Hdn' This is the first day of the first spring month. It will not be long until the trees will" be put ting on their vestments of green. > ..-■ —o— . It might be well to put Admiral Samp son on the retired list. His sister says he has mental trouble. > His. recent let ter* against the promotion of men from the ranks because they are not up In social, requirements indicates some sort of weakness, as the admiral sown" fath er was a street laborer. : ' ..•--;• If Christian science can abolish disease by denying its existence, why not abol ish hunger, heat and cold? Why cannot the human system be fortified by mental processes to withstand extremes of heat and cold? That is . merely - a query. '"-:';<-"':"'" —— * '-•■.-<-.< • --. ■ " Today, March 1. is the anniversary of the birth,' in. 1*93, of Warren, a celebrated American''mathematician'.*' of Gen. Wil liam J. Worth, in 1794; of William D. Ho wells, in 1837, a well known * American editor and author. «.;•-■ ,--■.' -•..■-■•._. J : AT THE: THEATEBS. SEABRQ>OKE IN "THE ' ROU<NI>ERS.". , The well known New York manager who produced \ "Trilby," . Mr. Samuel E. Rork, will present the exceedingly clever comic opera comedian, Thomas Q. Sea brooke, in the latest and most successful comic opera, "The Rounders/ .at the Metropolitan next ..Sunday night and for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Wed nesday matinee. Mr. Rork has surround ed his star with a remarkably strong company," including such well known and artistic players as Bertha ■ Waltzlnger, Jeanette Lowrie; Nellie Lynch, - Will C. Mandevllle, Henry Stuart, Jake Bernard and others. ..*■ GRAND. But three more.opportunities reman for local theater-goers to witness a perform- ance of Bartley Campbell's great melo drama, "Siberia,**, which has been meet ing with such ipleWdid success at the Grand this week \ The Grand's offering the coming week will be Charles E. Blaney's and Charles A. j Taylor's pfiiehoftienally successful Chinese-American pl&y, . "King of the Opium Ring." [ >t^j. "■_.-. • STAR. One of the best all-around vaudeville and burlesque companies seen at the Star theater is the one playing this week. . The specialties which form the middle portion of the programme are carefully selected- for their individual merit and comprise the following:. The Eight Cornallas,'lady and gentlemen ac robats; Fitzglbbons, McCoy and Fltz gibbons, . a merry trio 'in a new sketch entitled "Her Mischievous Brother;" the Clarion Trio, stars f rom . the operatic firmament;' Watson and Bernard^ Ger man dialect' comedians and language mixers as the "German and the Jew;" Grace Mantell in up-to-date coon songs and dances, and Mile. Marie, the modern Venus. CITY HAS A BALANCE. Tlie Civic Finance*- Are in a Satis . factory Shape. The monthly report of the city treas urer for "February shows the grand total receiots for the month to have been $793, --363.02. The total disbursements'for the month were $201,540.13, leaving, a balance on hand yesterday of $491,827.89, which is deposited in the following banks. Merchants National $116,361.70 National German American — 191,059.05 St. "Paul National 68,174. Scandinavian American 38,361.98 Union "...:.V.;.VV.....V...... 3-.:;67.69 State •'•V.'-.'tii 8,222.06 New York Interest Account .... 22,803.83 Local Coupon Account :..:."... ti,&12.67 Cash in vault ...;'....•.'. ........ 1.664.63 •^ Total ;:!.. .....'.: ........:...$»!.»27.53 ■ V, . ■ . —-—-— ••■ ■ (jiRETCHE*. ■ - . 1" "• ■ "O love!" he said' and laid on mine his hand. .. -, IT*:?", • And I beheld the yearning of his eyes. Nor aught beside "beheld; yet no sur prise ■,... ~- -,-■}-, - Caught at my heart; well could I under ' stand - — - - ■ Half-spoken words-irnay, but. unspoken ■■'-. - sighs,... . -'•■•>« Surely It was nof' words '' my cheek that fanned— . .:»—g« "-.- -•■->'■- This was the w»y- to God,, Himself had :■' . r planned, .. - vkj..- . - V-V'V The way to Got*-himself, through Para dise, ... •;•:,. iji •■• ■'-'•■ What trust hathr. mortal heart but that - Great Namei ■ ■ So he-who calleth upon Love no whit Of terror feels, nor doubt begot of it. ■ . Do . 1 speak truly ? . Answer, ye who sit At life's fall - board, ; rose-crowned and without blame—> . .—-".' V These were the, steps -by which I hither came. ■•■:■:■ V - - — - ■ --..'• — Scribner's Magazine . for March,' : ************* ***o«*lia(***** ************ ***********. OF So6lfl!_ INTEREST ******** ******** **************** ************ **** The Dayton's bluff branch of the Wom an's Civic league - gave a , euchre yester day afternoon at the home of Mrs. Ma thlas Holl,, on Hoffman avenue, for the benefit of the West side settlement work. Cards were played at twenty tables. Mrs. Holl ' was assisted •'by Mrs. G. Stamm, Mrs. E. F. Zimmerman. Mrs. Gustave Willlus, Mrs. Frank Van Dyne, Mrs. Neuhausen and Mrs. Frederick Plondke. Favors were won by Miss Bremer, Mrs. Griswold, Mrs. Darpen teur and Mrs. Cayo. The sum of $60 was cleared at the euchre, and this sum will be devoted to settlement work on the West side. • a a Senator Hller Horton entertained at dinner Wednesday night at the Minne sota club in honor -of Gov. and Mrs. Samuel -R. Van Sant and Lieut. Gov. and Mrs. Smith. A company of twelve was entertained. » * • * Mrs. Richard's, of Milwaukee, was the guest of honor at a dinner party given Wednesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Howatt Broadway. "Wednesday after noon Mrs. Mcßae, of the Portland, gave a luncheon in honor of Mrs. Richau_~. ■■ * » * . Miss. Frances Rogers- entertained a company of twelve young women ' at luncheon yesterday at the Town and Country club. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Elbert, of the Virginia, have issued invitations for a Dutch luncheon Saturday evening. * * • Miss Minnie Branson, who left St Paul to take charge of. the American manual training exhibit at the Paris ex position, has returned to this country, and is now in Buffalo, where she will take charge of a similar exhibit during the Pan-American exposition. "-VV * * * Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Moss, of Virginia avenue, are entertaining Mr. and Mrs R. L. Bliss, of Fergus Falls. •>! * * * .--••'V.V • A card party will be given this after soon by the Ladies' Aid Society of St Paul Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, in Central hall. * * * Gettysburg W. R. C. No. 110, auxiliary to the G. A. R., will give a card party- Friday evening, March 1. at the hall, corner South Wabasha and Fairfield ave nue. v.'.>'. * ' * * \ Miss Sophie „01sson, of Summit avenue, entertained the Hono Mcl Social club on Tuesday evening. * -'•.'* "The regular monthly social of the First Baptist church Sunday school was held last evening in the parlors of the church Ihe teachers of the intermediate de partment had charge, with Mrs. E. D Babcock as chairman. A musical pro gramme was given under the direction of Miss Nellie A. Hope. * * * Mrs. D. A. Monfort, of Dayton avenue will return this jnorning from Washing ton, D. C. The St. Anthony Park Woman's asso ciation met yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. D. A. Cudworth on Crom well avenue. "Patriotism" was the gen eral subject for the afternoon. Mrs Martha West read a paper on "The Evo lution of the Flag," which was illustrated by Miss Mary M. Cheney. Mrs S V. H Fisher, of Minneapolis, read a paper on 'National Songs." Following the pro gramme there was an informal reception Mrs. Cudworth was assisted by Mrs V A. Martin. Mrs. Erwin, Mrs. H. L * Hun- THE GOLDEN IDOL. BY FERGUS HUME CHAPTER XVIII. FOLLOWING UP THE TRAIL. As luck would have it Mrs. Wharton was out of the room when Teddy made this amazing confession, i V-l - Even so he already regretted that in his excitement he had been carried away, for- if Mrs. Wharton, happened -to .be absent- Fancy' was there, and he. knew how" persistent she was. ' There was nothing fer it now but to. make a clean breast of the whole thing. If Teddy had been but a few years older, it probably would not have happened. Fancy was the first to speak. Norah sat silent, too amazed for words. - "You put the Boojum In the jar?" re peated Fancy, staring at him. "Why, where did you get it from?" s "Ah!" Teddy rubbed his hands and looked at the fire, and tried to treat it all as a huge joke. "That's quite a story. If I tell you, you and Norah. must both promise to hold your tongues. I don't want all my plans spoilt by that conceited beast of a Malker." "Malker! What does he know about it?" 0 ■.;_;_: "Nothing—at present. Nor do I intend he shall if I can help it. I have my own ideas as to what is best to be done. Malker snubs me because I'm a young ster, but he'll laugh the other way round before I've done with him. What is it, Norah?" For Norah seemed to have arrived at some definite result from her medita tions. "Teddy," she said, "if you get the Boojum you must know who murdered tho general." "Yes, I know." "Who was It?" demanded Fancy, eag erly. "Do say, Teddy. I won't tell, neither will Norah; I swear we won't." "You'll get me into serious trouble if you do," .-Teddy. Then, after a dramatic pause, he announced, slowly: "It was Jlnfou who killed him." "Jinf! I thought so. O Teddy, how do you know?" cried Norah. r , "Because I took the Boojum from Jln fou on the night of the murder. I see. you don't quite understand. Well, then, I'll explain." He went to the door, peer ed outside, and closed It again, I want the secret kept between us three," said he, taking up a position on the hearth rug. "Promise not to tell, Norah*." --"I promise!" she said impatiently. "Go on." "I was at* Fletmouth on the night of the murder, fossicking round to see what I could find out about the Fairy. To wards midnight I got on my bike and rode back. There was a slight fog, and my man had forgotten to fill my lamp. About a mile from Fletmouth I was spinning. along at top speed—l never expected to meet a soul about at that hour—when I banged into someone com ing along the road and . knocked him senseless. I was pretty well bashed my self," said Teddy, rubbing his arms at the recollection, "and I knocked the chain all out of gear. I picked myself up and lit a match " . "It was Jinfou!" cried Fancy, clapping her hands. . "Don't Interrupt, child," said Norah, Irritably. "Go on, Teddy." "Yes, it wasJinfou; but he was not in his beat Chinese get-up. He wore a long brown ulster down to his heels, gloves, and a broad-brimmed : soft hat' to shade his face. The disguise was tip-top, and I quite understand how he "managed to bamboozle Dyke's chaps. Dyke boast ed to .me next morning that if Jinfou were in Fletmouth he would have spotted him.. But that only : shows— "Never mind, Teddy. What did you do?" .' ■'.■■..•' "Why, I tried to pull him together with some brandy. I had in my flask. I always take brandy when 1 bike, in case of ac cident. Then I opened his coat and found he was - dressed . European fashion right through. There was something hard in . the breast coat pocket—l didn't fancy letting the chap carry firearms; so think ing it was a six-shooter, perhaps, I pulled it out. It -was the Boojum'" : "Oh, then he had just come from mur dering the general." • "No doubt— villain! . But at that time I thought he had merely robbed the old m-#ti. I put the- Boojum in my pock et, and got away before Jinfou was quite himself.'. Whether.. he recognised . me or not, I can't say. : But ihe had a I look iat me when he opened his eyes. He yas too ter, Mrs. McDermott and Mrs. S. E. Brace. * • * Mr Fairclough, organist at the Church or St. John the Evangelist, gave a re cital from 4:30 until 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, just preceding the daily Len ten service. His numbers were: The Bach Toccata and Fugue," in. D minor; Alfred Willis' "Benediction Nuptlale;'* ' Dudley Buck's "At Evening;" the bar care lie from Sterndale Bennett's fourth piano concerto. Following the service Mr Fairclough played Horatio W. Parker's "Marche Triumphale," and Master How ard Meyers sang the soprano solo, "Now ■The Day Is Over," by J. Christopher Marks. *.'■.. * a An organization of bright young people who style themselves the Green Room club gave a musical and dramatic enter tainment at Seminary hall. The Green Room orchestra, of which John W. Del fell is director, played. Those taking part In the entertainment were the Miss<*~ Begs Webster, Rose Lohlker, Rose Doiim Martha Neal, Mary S. Furber, Edith C. Hammersley, Louise Lohlker, Katherine Phillips. Lillian Lohlker. Edith Elliott, Kate Conley, Annie Lohlker, May Wal lace, Flora Smalley and Frances Gault. Messrs. Probst, Kemper, Epperley, Guy Perciyal, William Neal and Arthur Bret tensteln. The Men's League of. the First M E. church gave a social last evening In the parlors of the church. The women of the church.were the guests of honor. C. H. Slocum was chairman of the committee! After an Informal musical programme, H. S. Fairchild conducted an old-fashion ed spelling bee. Mrs. A. H. Wilder and Mrs. T. E. W. V. Appleby, of Summit avenue,will leave March 10 for California. Miss Elsie Shawe returned yesterday from the East. Mrs. G. M. Brown, of Carroll street, has gone to Santa Monica, Cal. Mrs. A. H. Rogers, of Iglehart street, is entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Whittier of Deronda, Wis. Mrs. Peterson, of Bradley street; en tertained the High Lo Euchre club Tues day afternoon. High scores were made by Mrs. M. C. Mcßae. Mrs. M. A. How ett. Mrs. Charles Fisher and Mrs. <i J. Thiebaud. The Misses Pease, who have been visit ing Mrs. E. M. Van Duzee, of Goodrich avenue, have returned to Anoka. Mrs. E. M. Prouty. of Summit avenue, has returned from Chicago. J&jß Mr. and Mrs. George W. Evans have returned from their wedding trip, and are at the Metropolitan hotel. Miss Fradinberg. of the Buckingham, is in Fargo, N. D. Mrs. G. L. Nye entretained a small company of women Informally yesterday afternoon at her home on Selby avenue. Mrs. Rossell, of Dayton avenue, is ex pected home next week from the East. Mrs. Paul Zumbach, of . Central Park place, has gone to St. "Louis for a fort night's visit. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Currie. of Beach street, are entertaining A. F. McDonald of Morris, Minn. . V. Mr. and Mrs. D. Wilkes, of the Aber deen, will leave next week for Hot Springs. , /:;...-- Miss Holman. of Grand avenue, has gone to the Pacific coast. Miss Cummings, of Dayton avenue, will return next week from New YoTk. Leo Goodkind, of Nelson avenue, is in the East. ■ "" /oily dazed to "say anything, so I left him." .-_■ = -■ ~VV~;' "Why did you do that?" "Well, I thought he might stick a knife in me or something." said Teddy, can didly. "One can't be too careful with these Fastern devils. J thought he had robbed old Burnley, and I quite intended to take the Boojum back to the general next morning: :"*■ : •;•>--: . "You didn't go near the house on 'that", night.'' .VV "No. What was the good? Of course. If I'd known it was a case of murder," said Vyse between his teeth, "I'd have yanked Jinfou to the police station straight away—or made a shot at it, any how. However, I left him pulling him self together in the frost,- and wheeled my smashed machine home. Next morn ing I heard of the murder, and went off to see Dyke at once." • • "Why did you not tell him what you have just told us?" asked Fancy. Teddy sat down in his old place and rubbed his hands. "I thought it best to lie low," he said, slowly, '-you see. Dyke's an official ass; and if I had told him, he's have pitched into me for not hanging on to Jinfou as a thief, if not as a murderer. As soon as I saw how it was I swore at myself properly, I can tell you. But I thought it best, as things were, to wait until I had nailed Jlnfou before giving myself away. But, al though I hunted for him everywhere, I could not pick him up. This time he's gone clean enough. So all I did was to ask to see the room, and make sure that the Boojum was really gone." "You silly!" cried Fancy. "While it was in your pocket'! You could*'t be much more sure than that, I should think!" ■'"'.' V;". ; ; ':'- "^'".V '"•" ';"■ "Might have been another." said Teddy, coolly. "How do I know there isn't an other Boojum knocking around? At any rate,'l wanted to make sure, and I did. Ther. I set to work ;to get rid of it, and yet not to get rid of it!" • "What do you mean?" asked Norah, opening her eyes .very wide. "Well, you see, there's no doubt about it's being beastly unlucky," said Teddy, in his boyish way. "First Leonard, then the general, then Jlnfou—they all went wrong somehow. I was afraid if I kept it I'd get messed up myself. I didn't want to give it to anyone lest they should come in for It. At the same time, I wanted to be able to put my hand on it at any moment. Then it struck me it would be a good Idea to hide it in the Chinese jar." -:-V->.. : . "I don't see that it was a good idea at all." said Fancy.. ."The Jar's sold!" "How did I know it was going to be sold? It's been in that corner ever since I can remember. I'd as soon have thought of the Pillar being removed as the jar! I made sure if I hid it there It would be safe, and yet harm no one. I w rapped It up . in brown paper, tied it with string, and sealed it. Then^ I called here, on the chance of getting a 'few mo ments alone in the drawing r00m., : You were all out; so I told Jael I'd wait. When I was In here and the door shut, it wasn't much of a Job to stow It away in the jar. I had brought a little bottle of liquid china cement in my pocket: so I just emptied it into the jar, and drop ped the parcel on top of it. and rammed it down with that Indian club on the wall. It stuck to the bottom fast enough. Then I shoved in a newspaper or two, In case any of you might happen to look there, andwell, the thing was done." "You look positively proud of it. I don't think it's anything to be proud of, so far!" said Fancy. "And it sounds un commonly like some description of expert burglary!" - - ."Well, I didn't want the thing to rattle about," cried Teddy. "The jar might have been unscrewed when the room was being cleaned; and If It had been tilted over, out. would have come the Boojum! Unless Marks has V looked Into It, the thing's there still. I'll go and see tomor row; get It back, if I can, you bet! That's the whole: -thing In a nutshell. : • But, 1 say, " come now, you haven't told me how that jar came to be sold." -'.-■"■. - "Mother, wanted money, a.nd " . "Fancy!" cried Norah, .' warnlngly. "Hold your tongue! Mother sold the Jar for reasons of her own. Teddy." " ' She paused, and looked - hard at him; and In that glance she positively forbade him to. Inquire further into the subject. And' as Teddy was both a young gentle man and a creature of tact, he -saw how It : was | and . refrained. But he determined to get-. It out of Fancy later on, neverthe less.-... . ,'.>."; .• (To Be Continued Daily.) GLOBED CIRCULATION FOR FEBRUARY. [Advertisers will note that the average ; daily circulation for Feb ruary is nearly 1,000 over that of January.] — T. ■ Ernest P. Hopwood, superintendent of circulation of the St. Paul Globe, being duly sworn, deposes and says that the actual circulation of the St. Paul Globe for the month of February, 1901, was as follows: Total for the month .. 504,400 Average per day 18,014 ERNEST p. HOPWOOD. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th day of Febuary, 1901. • H. P. PORTER, Notary Public, Ramsey Co , Minn, IKctariftlSeal.J VV FURTHER PROOF IS READY. The Globe invites any one and every ene interested to, at any time, make a full scrutiny of its circulation lists and 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. STATE PRESS COMMENT. Imperial Pomp. St. Cloud Journal-Press. The inauguration of President McKin ley and Vice President Roosevelt on March 4 will be a most impressive and pompous affair. Power in the Campaigns. L'tchfield Independent. Just think what a figure the billion dollar J. P. Morgan steel trust will play in the next presidential campaign. Don't you think it will come pretty near being able to dictate the Republican nomination? Vaccination in Holland. Red River Review. In Holland a law making vaccination of school children compulsory went into effect in 1573. Prior to that time the average death rate from smallpox was eighty-nine in every 100,000. For the ensuing sixteen years the rate was seven in 100,000. -**.;.. . , Climax of Prosperity. Shakopee Tribune. The Belle Plaine Herald has something of a boom edition this week. It an nounces that the editor has three pocket books containing money in his possession which owners can have by "proving property and paying for this notice." A community which can afford to lose, three pocketbooks containing money In cne week has about reached the climax cf prosperity. I-'usy to Recruit (lllleers. Roseau County Times.- * Recruiting for the rank and file of tho enlarged army is fairly active, but the rush for commissioned places is simply enormous. It is said Tnat one senator recently visited the president with a typewritten list of 250 men for whom he demanded places. If all the senators end representatives have as many can didates, and they should ail be ap pointed, there would be more officers than privates. -it-'H- Hence the Frost. Litchfield Independent. The Republican governor of Minnesota, Van Sant, and the Republican mayor of Minneapolis, Doc. Ames, _ are at outs. Mayor Ames gave permission for a "sparring match" or. in other words, a prize fight between two noted champions, and Van Sant after assuring Ames that ho would not interfere, at the eleventh hcur wa3 persuaded to change his mind and order the affair off. Mayor Ames' temper then rose to white heat, and he gave the governor a thorough dressing down. <r LITEHAEY NOTES. "How the Beet-Sugar Industry is Grow ing" ls the subject of an informational article by Ray Stannard Baker in the March Review of Reviews. The late_t facts and figures of this important inter est are presented by Mr. Baker. •* a " 'Fiction readers will turn first, in th* March Century, to the opening pages oi a new story by Irving Bacheller, authoi of the record-breaking "Eben Holden.'' The title is "D'ri and I," the general them*, is American border life at th« time of the War of 1812, and the leading characters are Col. Raymond Bell, U. S. A., a Southerner, md Darius, a typical Yankee. Continuing his Webster series, Prof McMaster considers this month his hero's experience as a leader of the on position in congress. Bishop Potter's "Impressions •of Japan," the third of his series on the "East of Today and Tomor row," is quite as incisive and suggestive as the articles on China and the Philip pines, which preceded it Augustine Blr rell's "Down the Rhine," with Cas talgne's pictures, which is resumed this month, covers the stream from Worms to Coblenz, and includes Bishop Hatto's famous Mouse Tower, which. it seems, never had anything to do with milo— nor even with rats. Besides the serStls by Miss Runkle and Hamlin Garland, there are short stories by Flora Annie Steele, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Olive Huck, Elliott Flower and Charles Battell Loo mis. The frontispiece ls a portrait of Austin Dobson, by J. W. Alexander, fac ing a poetic address to Dobson by P. F. B. A brief review of the March Pearson's. On the whole an exceptional number. Water Casts ls the title of the first ar ticle. An examination of the shapes assumed by water when thrown from a bucket/ The changes are so rapid the eye cannot follow them. They cut. be recorded, however, by means of a cam era. The result is shown in a series of remarkable photographs. An odd sub ject this.. And, moreover, interesting. An other scientific article in the same num ber—"Wheeling on the Bottom of the Sea." A description of a trip In the Ar gonaut, below the surface of the ocean. Thence along the bottom on wheels. Visiting sunken wrecks. Catching fishes with the naked hand. These and other experiences described and illustrated. Nevt, "The Speaking Portrait." An ac count of M. Bertillon's new system •by which criminals at large may be Imme diately identified. The famous anthropo metrical system necessitates tho deten tion of the criminal. But the speaking portrait alms at the criminal at liberty. May be applied unknown to him and at a distance. The "Speaking Portrait," in short, is a card that may be carried in the detective's pocket. On It are noted the characteristics that have the most fixity in the individual, the most vari ability In different people. The "Story. of the States" Is continued with the history of Florida. More comprehen sive and at the same time more concise than anything ever published on the sub ject before. '-[ Over forty Interesting old engravings, historical portraits and photographs. An Interesting natural His tory article in the same number—"Why the Giraffe Has a Long Neck." v And other kindred problems of other. animal specialists. Illustrated profusely. Also an illustrated article on the art of twisting stalks. A knowledge" of this is as neces sary to a Japanese gentleman ■ 'as: the art of dressing well : is to an American. .Eight complete stories In the same nun* bcr. One for children.