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GLOBE'S TELEPHONE CALLS. THE NORTHWESTERN. Business Office 1065 Main Editorial Rooms 78 Miiin Composing: Room 1034 Slain MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. Business Office 1005 Editorial Rooms 78 OFFICIAL PAPER, CITY OF SL PAUL. THE GLOBE CO.. PUBLISHERS. Entered at Postofflce at St. Paul, Minn., as Second-Class Matter. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By Carrier. | Imo j 6 mos 1 12 mos Daily only $5>725 $4.0.) Daily and" Sunday .50 2.75 5.0J Sunday 15 .75 LOO COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By Mail. | 1 mo | G mos | 12 mos Daily only .25 1 $1.50 | ?3.»0 Daily and Sunday .85 | 2.00 4.00 Sunday \ .75 1.00 BRANCH OFFI'CS. New York. 10 Spruce St., ( lias. li. K.idy In Charge. Chicago, No. ST Washington St.. Wil liams & Lawrence in Charge. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 10. 1901. \ LOCAL PROBLEM SOLA Xl). The practical unanimity of sentiment which pruvnila as to the desirability of erecting the new county jail somewhere else Lhan on the present court Im. a ■ square is on< of the most remarkable manifestations of public opinion which have be< n made for some time past. The eff< ct of the removal of the old building upon ii.s Immediate surroundings, as well ;ts upon the light and air and gen - i i" the court house build ing, in its present and future uses, has In 01. u> call into existence an insistent public sentiment against the propose! c-rection. It is an excellent thing for the city that ihc court house square is to be left axcilabk: for such future extension ot Hie local administrative building as the progress in population of the city is cer tain to call for in the immediate future. The popular judgment in such matters is rarely at fault in the l;.<st event. The protests of the Glo be throughout the entire period of discussion against the erection of the Jail upon the square did not appear to have received popular in dorsement. But, while there was no out spoken declarations against the project such as have since been heard the s?nti nit nt was none the less pronounced ar.d only awaited the demonstration which the removal of the old building furnished, i the fullest expression. The only interest which the public has now in the matter arises from the selec tion i,i be made of a site for the jail. It Ought not be a difficult matter to find a Site which in point of location and price ■will meet the present requirements. Since the future extension of the present build ing is conceded, and will, no doubt, in the course of time, be effected, the great present need is that of a suitable loca tion for jail purposes. We have thought that the proposed extension of the pres ent building might be made at an early day for the accommodation of those branches of city and county government •whio-» are now locat< d elsewhere; but the preponderant opinion is clearly in favor of leaving that extension for future con tion. The need of a central police station is :eded. The unfitness of the present building for the purposes needs no dem onstration. If it is not found conven to establish the central station in the new jail building—an arrangement the conven ience of which is apparent—it is to be hoped that before long st< is will be taken to put the city in possession of a suitable building for that purpose. Every sub station in the city has been built with a view to iis use for s;ich purposes. Jt eeerns in itself a remarkable circum stance Lira while the city is thus fur nished in its several localities with suit able police stations it should continue to occupy premises as a centra! p lice sta fj)i~i which are objectionable on every r'>und, from that of health to that of ■ -sty. the vexed problem of a local jail Is now virtually disposed of to the general satisfaction is in itself a gratifying cir cumstance. I I!M\<; pp THE \ORTHWE.Vr. The drought last summer has had no effect in checking the rush of immigrants hit" the Northwest. The experience of twenty years ago will be repeated dur ing the next two years. It was the great "ttvk" of the. early eighties which made statehood for the Dakotas possible and built the Twin Cities. The greater "trek that is just now in progress will make Btates in fact as well as in name of our Northwestern sisters and will swell the population of the Twin Cities during the next doeade to SOO,OOO. is this extrava gant? Not when the conditions are care fully examined. The improvements In transportation always tend to benefit the larger cities at the expense of the rural towns. Following the biblical theory that to him that hath shall be given and from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away, all modern conveniences tend to increase the popula tion of the cities by attracting the rural folk. Cheap fares on railroads bring the country people to the city to do their trading because of the greater varlety from which to select. The trust combina tions draw all manufacturing to the cities because of the impossibility of competi tion by small capitalists in the villages. The trade of this rapidly growing West and Northwest wilt flow as readily to St. Paul and Minneapolis as that or Illinois, lowa and Southern Wisconsin flows to Chicago. The lack of railroad facilities in this Northwest twenty years ago was in favor of the rural villages as •gainst the larger cities. Those villages will remain at a standstill under pres ent conditror.s. while the trade of the rap. Idly swelling population will go to build up great centers. is rapid immigration will have a tens- Ai^ncy to loosen up a large; amount of money in the Northwest. Hitherto the land taken up Was government property and the money invested went to the Inked States treasury. Now very little government land is left and the settler must buy of the speculator who has had his capital tied up for years in unde veloped property. This unlocking process will have a marked effect on times In the Northwest. Trade and city investment will be stimulated. This money let loose will seek investment in the business centers. It is a fact always observable that an unusual activity in farm lands caused !>y aa influx of immigrants is fol lowed by building and real estate activ ity in the adjacent cities. From this wave of immigration that seems to be passing over or around us, we will get the force of the return cur rent. Never were the material prospects of St. Paul brighter; never before did the legitimate improvement of city property give promise Of better and safer returns. The day of IK tie city booming has pass ed. The disposition to combine all manu facturing interests has made such enter prises impossible. On the other hand this fact has made actual city building as safe as farm improving. The problem is simple. Under the changed conditions of I'inanco, manufacture and trade, fhe people who flocked to the various little cities all over the country, fifteen and twenty years ago and attempted to make of each a metropolis by offering bonuses to "factories," will now seek the cities and pool their capital—they can do noth ing else. As the big combines will drive out of business tho little enter prises, so are the larger cities bound to sap the vitality of the small towns—it is one of the laws of cur social evolution. There is a tide in the aifairs of men, and also in the affairs of cities. The filling of the Northwest is the tide which St. Paul must take at its flood or the opportunity of a generation will be lost. < O>IO PARK COMCERTB. Some years ago the custom prevailed in St. Paul of furnishing music in the public parks. One day in each week dur ing the summer season there was usu ally a concert held at one or other of the city parks. How highly the general pub lic appreciated this display of official thoughtfulness and good taste was at tested each day by the great number of people who came to enjoy the music. People from the farthest extremes cf the city attended and showed their keen en joyment of the occasion. Things have changed somewhat since then, aad it has not always been con venient since to repeat the experiment. The public desire for such exhibitions has in no degree abated as nrght be seen at any time by the splendid at tendance of the people at the concerts given on special occasions at C'omo park. The resolution of the board of park commissioners to have public concerts held practically every day during the season at Como park will be receive! with general gratification. Como has always held its ascendancy among the local pleasure grounds. There the peo ple assemble on Sundays and holidays in greater numbers than elsewhere among the innumerable popular resorts in the city. They are attracted by the sur passing natural loveliness of the spct and by the laudable efforts put forward by the park board to increase that love liness by artistic horticultural and land scape work. The establishment of daily concerts at Como will prove the greatest additional popular attraction. Given each evening they are sure to bring out the people from their homes. Those who seldom if ever appear in public places will he vlis. tinguished by their attendance. Women and children will attend witho-ut number, and the uses of such public pleasure grounds will be made manifest in much mere decisive manner than without the added attractions. What the arrangements of the board v, ith the street car corporation may be the public do not much care. They are conscious that that body will make or has made the best arrangements that can bo "nad. They appreciate the good will and devotion to the public enjoyment which is involved in the arrangement, and they arc- sure to show their appre ciation in the only manner at their dis posal—by their fully availing themselves of the added opportunities of enjoyment which are furnished. In the progress of_ the science of muni cipal government much more thought Is being bestowed on such undertakings as this than ever in the past. It is being more and more regarded as within the functions of local administrators to make provision not only for the health and social and financial well-being of the community they administer, but to pro mote in every legitimate way the enjoy, ment of the masses through the public agencies which are available for such enjoyment. The park board has done a most meri torious and commendable thing in the provision which it has made for local park concerts. THE J»'H>OT'<il> IS EDICATIOX. .There is a general .impression that Kan gas has 3. monopoly on freaks, but that is not the c.\se. As a state, it perhaps has more than its share of celebrated characters, but Kentucky is not so far in the rear as to be counted out of the race. The latest abnormal development in the . social life of the land of fast horses and fair women, is the introduc tion of the shotgun as an instrument of education. - ; ~ Bowling Green, a.-; city with , a.most poetical name—a name * that.. brings .to mind Rip Van -Winkle and the.wtlrd men of the mountains— "city • with a his tory and 8 .name that, will live as long as the story of the great civil conflict is told, is the .: site of Potter college, where this: new educational fad was in troduced a few. nights since. .-. ..*■ • Potter -college-, is ..an. -institution where co-education is looked . upon .} with ..,- dis favor;, where it _: is deemed for the eter nal , good -of young and beautiful ladles to receive,; Instructions which are- un adulterated with balls and luncheons, [ and ? callera; one of those., moral, colleges —a cross between a prison' and a nunnery, but whore - every inin'ateyis';'presumed: to THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1901. be guilty of all kinds of social crimes until she proves herself innocent. Being barred from the society of Ken tucky gentlemen, and no doubt being half starved as is the rule in such schools (cakes, candies and Ice cream not being en the bill of college fare) five young ladies determined to join hands with five young Kentucky bloods, the best in the state, and secure a square meal. The plot was laid with the utmost secrecy, a ladder was obtained and raised to a window of the "Hall of Venus,' five young ladies were descending to the arms of the other live when—here comes in the new fad—the "president" opened fire on the young men with a shotgun. The five young ladies shrieked, as was their duty, and scampered up the ladder. The young men returned trie shotgun fire with their revolvers, perfectly proper in Kentucky. No one was hurt, also per fectly proper. The next day five young men were indicted for assault with a deadly weapon upon the "president" of Potter college, and the five young wom en were sent home in disgrace. Now is not that a queer way to conduct an edu cational institution? In any other state but Kentucky would a "president" shoot at five young men for attempting to .give five young ladies a supper and a good time, neither of which they had been al lowed to enjoy for many moons? In any other state but Kentucky would a gran 1 jury indict five young men for returning the compliment when fired upon with a shotgun? In any other state but Ken tucky would five young ladies scamper up a ladder—while—but let us draw the curtain lest we become too realistic. The whole proceeding was most irregular, and the man who is responsible for the irregularity is that fellow who poses as "president"—he with the shotgun—a sort of dog-in-the-manger duffer —he is the fellow whom the grand jury ought to have indicted, don't you think? ALL FOR PARTY HARMONY. The Laybourn resolution censuring the authors of the blanket bribery charges will not be pressed for the sake of party harmony. On the same principle social misdemeanors should not be punished or rebuked for the sake of social harmony. The sneakthief, the blackmailer and the slanderer must not be censured, because such proceedings disturb the harmony of the social relations. We have no doubt that a resolution of censure if pressed would have engendered bitter feelings and would, no doubt, have developed facts which would have placed some gentlemen outside the party wall. But Is not the personal honor of the members and the reputation of the state of more importance than party harmony? Is the future success of the Republican machine so essential that members will submit to being stigmatized as bribe-receivers in open session and when upon investigation the charge is found to be false, will allow the defamers of the house to go unrebuked? To the outsider, this lamb-like submission to the dictates of the Republican machine in a matter where the integrity of the whole legislature is concerned indicates a moral turpitude that might render the Jacobson charges very probable. This is not a Democratic funeral. If the Republican majority wishes to leave the corpse unburied the Globe has no re marks to make as to the character of the deceased. The funeral oration will be pronounced sometime during the fall of 1902. The Senate Bill No. 451 recently intro duced, giving Minnesota towns of less than 15,000 inhabitants the privilege of taxing the inhabitants an extra 7 per cent in order to buy old or new electric plants, demands careful attention. It looks as though it is in the interest of electrical promotion and trusts. WEDNESDAY GLOBE GLANCES. The park season is at hand, and prepa rations for entertaining. the public are well matured even with an occasional reminder of winter in the air. Como, of. course, will be the center of attraction, but the Indian mounds and other parks will be finer this year than ever before. St. Paul has the basis, beginning and facilities for the finest park system in the country. It is said that no real lover and pos sessor of a garden ever died of in somnia. This is a disease which follows those by night who cannot throw off the thoughts of daily life. They retire to think instead of to sleep, and the dark ness arid quietness of the night favors the thinking. And this is the time of the year to think about a garden. If yon have no garden of your own, try the Pingree potato patch plan on some va cant lot. \j. Q j Three _ new . words have been invented in New York as the outgrowth of the ; elevated railway systems. A "siller", is one who is always |at the window; to "sill" is to lean over the window sill and watch the happenings in the street, and "silling" is the act of continually leaning over the window sill. The trading stamp graft, so prevalent not long ago, ; has been "stamped out" by law and public opinion. ■— — - Today, April 10, is the anniversary of the death, in lSi>2, of John Howard Payne, author of "Home, Sweet Home,", and of Thomas H. Burton, in 1858, the famous senator from . Missouri. —o— According to reports sent from Manila, or manufactured in Washington, Agui naldo is said to be buying diamonds and jewelry. Probably he has become a part ner in some of the syndicates organized by Congressman Hull, of lowa, and some of the other patriots in office who are working the government and the tax paying public. It has been given out in Washington that the secretary of war has arranged to send a government transport, with a party of congressmen, on a trip to the Philippines, going via the Suez canal, and returning, via. San Francisco, thus giving these gentlemen a trip around the world at the. expense of the government. P. C. Knox, the new attorney general, has been Mr. Carnegie's attorney at Fittsburg and knows all about ! the steel trust. Mr. Knox . is^ just the man M to handle: ; litigation against trusts, having been in their ;pay:as ian attorney. But how will he handle it? He is an old and personal friend of Mr. McKinley in Ohio, where: Mr. Knox went to school. - :; » " ■ —o— '•':. . }'.. A Boston worker In metals, as a test, recently drew out an old copper cent into 5,700 feet .of; wire. " ' " ; >J -. ' "";- 'j-f'::'-. '''■"'.[' ■'■'•■'.:.',"rO—'- - . Over 50 per cent of the officers and men in the United States, navy are foreign born. It costs a pound or $5 tax in England to display a crest in stationery and plate, yet last year over over 40.0C0 families paid it. • .;, . ;■ ..-..■;- --_ The Indianapolis Sentinel notes a fea ture of the century's progress in these words: i ~ f ... - °?£.'? und» ed ye^ rs ago today, .with- wlldernefees here. With powder. inihis gun' the man - Went jout andfgot the deer. ■ , •■ •..,■• - -.■■■■ ■ ■ . ■■■• But now the thing is somewhat changed, ,A nd on another .plan;. With powder on her cheeks the dear Goes out ;i and gets, the man. It is the opinion of the New York press, a good Republican paper, that President MeKlnley stultified himself by the ap pointment of Win. A. Rodenburg, | "the Tammany henchman and avowed spoils man," as civil, service commissioner. Mr. Rodenberg is a believer In the doc , trine that "to the victors belong the • spoils,", and thinks the merit system may -be.'good enough for schools but not for public offices, the offices should, go. :to the workers*, regardless of special knowledge of ■ .^things pertaining to the job. , PR -. • *-o— There is quite a discussion in the New "iork papers over the} fact of foreigners, who have become- citizens, who wish to be distinguished from native"born Amer icans by calling themselves German- Americans, -;.; Irish-Americans, etc. The ' Emperor Will lam recently refused to meet a well known German born Ameri can in Berlin, who pleaded that he \ w*3 a • German-American member of ■ some American public Tbody. In refusing* his J request, the. kaiser said that Germans born here, ■'naturalized in America, -became Americans. "lch kenne Amorl kaner ich : : kenne Deutsch, arber r-eutseh - Amerikaner kerne Ich nicht. I,'„. - ("I • : know Americans, 1 know Germans, but German- Americans, I do not know.") Was the kaiser right? Politically one can not be-both German and American. That all adopted citizens should, socially, re tain many of the manners, habits and customs of their native country is not at all surprising—indeed it would be strange if such were : not the case. But should they be distinguished politically from native born Americans? As adopted citizens they enjoy every right and privilege of those "to the manner born." —o— - The New York Weekly Witness, an independent religious paper, says: "Mary land has set an example which every other state in the Union should follow disfranchising-all illiterate -voters." - —o — Among the notable events last week may be named j%e:iye-election of Carter Harrison as mayor^of Chicago, Reform Jones as may -Toledo, and the elec tion of Tom Johnson as mayor of Cleve land. Mr. , Johnson .is a millionaire who. has won distinction', as a street railway magnate. He is.;also an ardent advocate of the economic theories promulgated by the late Henry George. Having accumu lated a large fortune, Mr. Johnson prob ably entered the., .mayoralty contest m Cleveland with .the^ntentlon of aspiring to higher honors if he carried off the mayoralty prize, Next fall Ohio will elect a governor,. aria it is possible that Mr. Johnson is -now* in training for the Democratic nom&iatibn, or, if he desires to figure in natianaHpolitics, he may be a candidate, for the United States senate, to succeed Mr. Porakei. Mr. Johnson is" not the kind of a man to be content with the mayoralty of Cleveland except as a stepping-stone ito a more exalted sta tion. As he is an able and energetic cam paigner and also possesses a "barrel," his \ influence will j doubtless be felt *nOhio politics in future contests, % and make . • things lively for his fellow, townsman, Mark Hanna. . _:..' f-,; '" . ' —o— " '■ •• The postoffice authorities are after a doctor. who advertised to cure deafness for $18.30 without fail. ' To those who sent the required amount.* the doctor forward ed 2,000 , pills with directions to take one each day, and on no account to miss a day, or the charm would be broken, and it ..would be necessary to • start all over again. As the truth of this claim cannot be put to the test until the end of about five and a half _years, the postoffice peo ple are at a loss as to what course to take. It is a case of beware, anyhow, to the public. - Today, April 10. is the anniversary or the birth :: in 1775 of Samuel . Christian Frederick Hahriemann. founder of the I homeopathic system of medicine; of ; Ed ward. Robinson, in 1794, an eminent Amer ican biblical scholar, and author; of WiU iam -"Tf&slett, in 1778, a celebrated En glish^critlc;■••• and author; of Maria"' "8. Cummins, at Salem, Mass., in 1827, auth or dt /I?The Lamplighter," and other nov els; of • Gen ; Lowis Wallace, in 1527, distinguished . American general . a.nd. au thor. He is well known for his books, • "Fair God," "Ben Htur' and "Prince of India." -c • . _ . __ AT THE THEATERS. METROPOLITAN. Mrs. Leslie Carter^ in "Zaza," will give her last performance in this city at the Metropolitan tonighC< "A Midsmmer Nij^t's Dream" will be presented at the Metropolitan tomorrow night and balance,.*.of the week. The production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," made W Wagenhals and Kemp er for their stars, Mr. Louis James and Miss Kathryn Jiidden, supported by a company of forty-.Qjpe people, including ballet, singers, Is complete and ar tistic in all details. The great feature of this notable revival is the representa tion of fairyland in the third and fourth acts of the play. In. the fairy wood are shown all the people of the play, the truant lovers, the übiquitous fairies, some ministering and some pestering; the Ath enian mechanics* in their strange rehears al, and finally Theseus, the duke, and his hunting party. Incidentally the beau tiful Mendelssohn music, Ihe fairy songs and dances and the picturesque novel ties designed by Shakespeare are restored in all their poetic beauty. GRAND. The Royal Lilliputians, in their farcical production, "The Merry Tramps," who are appearing at the Grand the current week, are proving one of the biggest drawing cards of the season at this play house. The first popular priced matinee of the engagement occurs to day at 2:30. Al H. Wilson, in his German dialect comedy, "The Watch on the Rhine," will be seen at the Grand the coming' week. THE CARRENO RECITAL. So many deserving artists have been greeted by painfully small audiences at the People's church that the fair attend ance at the Carreno recital last evening must have been something of an agree able surprise. Judging from last nights audience it is possible that popular priced concerts might solve the problem of till ing at least part o-f 'the house. An ad mission price of & half dollar was charged last night and no doubt this put the re-' cital in reach of many who could not possibly afford tfce prices that have been asked for not any better attractions this winter. i There are women who write to whom the word authoress jwould never apply. There are women pianists, on the other' hand, who make xjn^ryearn for the femi nine form of the^word. Madame Carreno Is not of the la^|<er n class. She does not deserve the odium of the feminine noun. It is not that the player has sacriiicen femininity in anjlfwar to gain in breadth or vigor, for th^ugs there is a certain virility in her placing which one does not usually find in iv woman's wprk at thj piano, her interpretations are eminently feminine. Her claims to the word, ar tist, lies in the completeness and oneness of her art. She possesses a rare intuition that is eminently feminine and she also possesses the physical endurance to pre sent her intrepretations in si manner that robbed them of none of their charm A. group of German compositions (Schu beri.-L.i3zt) revealed the poetry and tv» delicate fancy of the player's nature. Especially was the plaintive "Dv blst die ruhe" satisfying. The - "Erlkonlg ' TO NEWSPAPER ADVERTISERS. It is recognized that competition for business, especially in the newspaper advertising line, is so keen that very strong representations, at once appreciating one's own offerings and depreciating those of rivals, are to be expected and even, to some length, tolerated. By both these methods, however, the value of the St. Paul Globe as an advertising medium is being so grossly underrated, especially comparatively, that the line of toleration has been passed, and a statement in its own behalf is, in simple justice, warranted and demanded. . Primarily, the admission is hereby unreservedly made that upon the basis of actual circulation and price charged for advertising the St. Paul Pioneer Press gives good value; but supplemental to that the avowal is made that upon the same basis—actual circulation and price charged—the Globe gives better value. The Pioneer Press and the Globe are each publishing what is claimed to be its daily average c:rculat ro.i for the month of March—the Pioneer Press 32,950. and the. Globe 18,803. That the Globe's circulation statement is accurate is fairly well evidenced by the fact that appended thereto is the following standing offer: "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 mailing departments to check and keep tab on the number of papers printed and the disposition made of the same." That the Pioneer Press' circulation statement is not accompanied by a similar offer at least subsists that II may not be "right." Following are fac similes of official post office documents: \ ST. RAUL. POST OFFICE. j 'This is certify thai the 'imhlisTie]^^tl^t>J^lL T PIOXKEII % PRESS have prbpairf Hie' postage' 0n, ., 19 X I ; ..pauncls \ )of said paper, contained in 'St G tac.li •■.-.' and UAtilttXlood to lie l >„ mailed iki accordance with law. I f ■ ~ ~ z — . I A._R._WIcGILL, P. «VT. -. - \ i\ /, .-,.., >w/ S Mail CterJc/ '), , No. 162 p^i|^^p|p||[||M|^p®jj ;j I iliiii^^ii II —-_ .^iMmJ^.,jJ j , -*~. —«^, —...v,,.,,^..,^^ -~-o?V£~k^:.*J- ounces at X c&tta, pound. isdhiJL \)f*\ \y'& * Jteetivdd the(iboveamo^t i?Sfaupifflw,ij7rQnt of npstage ' n JL...V... • ;!s~»«'x ■- ■ .. . " ■.. -■■-■■ ;V .y-J:... ■ These documents are. of course, indisputable evidence that on Sunday, March 17, there went through ttw mails 3,814 pounds of Pioneer Presses and 2,443 pounds of Globes. Three other facts, which any person can easily verify for himself, are: There are 64 pages of either the Pioneer. Press or the Globe to the pound; the Pioneer P.ess of the day under mention was 30 pages; the Globe of the same day was 24 pages. With these data the merest tyro in the art of arithmetic who makes the effort will arrive at mathematically accurate conclusions, as follows: On Sunday. March 17, the Pioneer Press mail circulation was 8,136, and that of the Globe 6,514—a difference in favor of the Pioneer Press of 1.622, or less than 25 per cent As to the balance of that day's comparative circulations of the two papers, the data are not available- to arrive at an absolute dsmonstration, but it certainly is quite reasonable to assume that the proven ratio of the respe^tiv^ mail circulations will hold fairly good for all others. Proceeding on that basis, the total circulation of the Globs that day being 17.000 (as it was), a simple arithmetical operation will evolve that the total circulation of tha Pioneer Press was 21,233. It is to be noted that the day involved in this case was a Sunday, the newspaper issues of which day are al most universally less than those of week days; for-example, ths Globe's issue of that particular day was 17.000, whereas the daily average for the month in which that day-occurred (including all Sundays, of course), was, as elsewhere stated, 18,803. And, it is most probable that the proportions of Sunday are fairly indicative of those of other and all days. It has already been absolutely demonstrated that the Pioneer Press' Sunday mail circulation is less than 25 per cent over that of ths Globe. Apply that percentage (say 25) to the daily average circulation of the month of March and the result is that the average daily circulation of the Pioneer Press was 23.503—n0t 32,950 as given out in its published official statement In one important respect the above statement is an unquestionable demonstration, and in all others obviously founded on sound premises. It is submitted as a whole as something entirely justifiable and fair. Let the Pioneer Press, if dissenting, afford the opportuaity to put the matter of the extent of its circulation beyond all possible cavil, which it can easily and effectually do by appending to its circulation statement a similar offer to that aopsnded to the Globe's. The Pioneer Press is hereby challenged to do this thing or, upon evidence of absolute fact and fair reason ing, stand more than suspected of gross exaggeration and dishonest misrepresentation. W. F. LUXTON. General Manager. ST. PAUL GLOBE. was dramatically interpreted and showed the pianist's appreciation of the crescendo. Her climaxes are never Jar ring. The Chopin group, which included a nocturne (op. 62, No. 1); Barcarolle, Etude, A flat and Scherzo, <op. 31), was played with charming expression. In ad dition to the two encores Mozart's Fan tasie in C minor and the Beethoven sona ta, (op. 31, No. 3) completed the pro gramme. MAY AID ARMORY FUNDS ATTORNEY GENERAL THINKS MU NICIPALITIES CAN ASSIST IN BUILDING THEM. An opinion has just been rendered by Attorney General Douglas, which will be of Interest to all national guard men in the state and also to those cities which are contemplating new armories. The city of Owatonna some time ago was asked by Company I. of the Second infantry, to make a small appropriation In aid of the construction and mainte nance of an armory there. This was under the provisions of chapter 54 of the General Laws of 1901, entitled, "An act to provide suitable armories for the com panies of the national guard." The people of Owatonna and the coun cil of that city were disposed to aid in the construction of an armory, but were in doubt as to whether they had the power or not. City Attorney C. J. O'Brien submitted the matter to the attorney general, who rendered an opinion in which he summed up as follows: "I am of the opinion that municipalities may appropriate funds to aid in the construction and maintenance of armor ies." Tt is understood that Red Wing, Princeton, IJrninerd and Rochester are also about to build armories. WILL BENT PEWS. First Presbyterian Church Decide* to Adopt Thin Prai«tl-*o. At the annual meeting of the First Presbyterian church, held Monday even ing, reports from the Missionary, Ladies' Aid. Christian Endeavor, Sunday School and Trustee departments v. rere submit ted, and the money raised for all pur poses showed an increase of $2,768. The trustees were, by unanimous vote, empowered to rent pews, an innovation in th<» policy of this church. J. E. White and John MeCulloch were re-elected el ders. SCHOOL BELL STOLEN. Thieve* Cleverly Secure tlie Bl»- One i-n Deane School Tower. The tower bell In Deane school buildr ing, Brand and Tracy streets, was stol- en Friday evening last, also two small bells from the school rooms. The large bt-.1l weighed 130 pounds and was dropped to the ground, alter the clapper had been removed. MARTIN STREET SEWER BOARD OF ALDER>mS REFER IT FOR INVESTIGATION. At a special meeting of the board of aldermen held at 2:15 yesterday afternoon, it was decided to refer the matter of awarding the contract for tile Martin street sewer to the committee on streets for investigation. The contract was awarded by the board of public works to the lowest bidders. Wm. J. Preston and Patrick Keigher, who offered to do tne work for $37,H!)5. When the matter came up yesterday corporation Attorney Markham held that the. failure to include in the final order the state ment that $13,500 of the cost was to come out of the general fund, would necessitate a new order and a readvertising for bids. On motion of Aid. Moriarty, the vote by which the resolution revoking the license of Joseph Nlcolin, running the "Ger man Village," was passed at a former meeting, was reconsidered, and the matter was referred to the committee on licenses. Those voting for reconsidering their former action were: Aldermen Bants. Dahlquist, Moriarty, Murphy, Ulmer and Huber. Against: Aldermen Dobner. Holt. Hunt, Knauft and SehifTmann. NO TEMPORARY TRACKS MAYOR SMITH VETOES R.ESC I.UTION ! FOR TRACKS' KtCE STREET. \i Mayor Smith ' yesterday '"Vetoed thi res olution passed by ; the council permit ing the city railway company to lay. to -- porary tracks on Rice street, : from' Rj.i.'o Jo University avenue. |H Some months ago Mayor Smith vetoed an ordinance directing the company to lay a double track and operate " Its Rl.?e street line over the street between Rondo and University avenue. The *~v property 'owners . objected ;to It, .. and :. the mayor thought they, should not be annoyed with temporary tracks. vMoreover,; the council • "has just let a contract for the paving. of 'Rice- street over ' this portion with .-; as phalt. v-' "; f:T:v;■■-- -•■ ■- •>■ :' ' :;:;:; *'■'":■ '. »'lt ;is not expected that the council will pass the resolution; over the mayor's veto, ;as ; the 1 property owners r- arc very 1 much opposed to having the temporary tiac'.s laid-.oa--. the .street ■-. •- *;3g§||| GLOBE'S CIRCULATION FOR MARCH. [Advertisers will note that the average daily circulation for March is nearly 800 over that of Feb ruary.] - Ernest P. Hopwood, superintendent of circulation of the St. Paul Globe, being duly sworn, deposes and says that th« actual circulation of the St. Paul Globe for the month of March, 1901, vas as follows: Total for the month 582,903 Average per day 18,803 ERNEST P. HOPWOOD. Subscribed and sworn to befora me this 31st day of March, 1901. H. P. PORTER. Notary Public, Ramsey Co , Minn, INctarialSeal.] FURTHER PROOF IS RE\DY. The Globs inyites any on; ani cvar/ on© interested to, at any time, make a full scrutiny of its circulation lists and records and to visit its press and mall ing departments to check and keep tab on the number of papsrs printed and th» disposition made of the sams. His Trouble. ' Philadelphia Press. "What brought you. here, my poor man?" inquired the prison visitor. ?*-iV~> :r"Well, lady," replied the - prisoner,! "I guess my-trouble- started fromattendln' too many weduin's." ■ "Ah! . You learned to drink there, or steal perhaps?" • ' •".' : 2 ' "■.'■-', -' ;. "No, lady; I was always the bride groom."- ■ "^ ■ - - --»-•-. - ■--. ■ .' -t..':- . •'-• >::rr;-'_ - : ■■',_;-..-: ■ -./. - .-."if i • 11 (I »irini; Sentiment. .. Baltimore American.' ', • rV ■ ;■'"This," commented the prodigal son, as he sat at the head of the table ;md gazed around i at the assembled;- family, who were rejoicing- over his ref.^: ; "this 5 is: about. the"; toughest 1 veal -T'i e>«.-r tried' to ' eat." "Well, wet thought you'd like a iittia: touch of. sentiment," said his happy: fath- ■ er. : "That is the calf you used to play ■ s with befoifi you ran away twenty year* a So."