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GLOBES TELEPHONE CALLS. • '.' THE NORTHWESTERN. Business Office • ••... 1065 Main Editorial Rooms ..... 78 Main "ComiioKlnß- Room . ... . 1031 Main f MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. Business Office •» 1065 auditorial Rooms . • ••••«! 78 ©he §t> tyanl ©lota .OFFICIAL PAPER, CITY OF ST. PAUL. I THE GLOBE CO., PUBLISHERS. Sintered at Postoffice at St. Paul, Minn., , ■ as Second-Class Matter. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By Carrier. | 1 mo 1 6 mos | 12 mos Daily only I .40 52.25 $4.00 Daily and Sunday. .50 2.75 6.00 Sunday 15 .75 COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS. - By_MaiL ) 1 mo 1 6 mos | 12 mos Sally only I .25 $1756 $3.00 Daily and Sunday. .35 2.00 4.00' Sunday ( ... .75 1.00 BRANCH OFFICES. New York, 10 Spruce St., Chas. H. Eddy . in Charge. Chicago, No. 87 Washington St., The F. S. Webb Company in Charge. WEATHEK FOR TODAY. Minnesota—Snow Wednesday and prob tl.ly Thursday; rising temperature; va riable winds. . Upper Michigan — Fair Wednesday; Thursday snow.; rising temperature; fresh westerly winds. Wisconsin—Fair in east, snow in west portion Wednesday; rising temperature; Thursday snow; fresh westerly .winds, becoming variable. Icwa—Snow Wednesday, with rising temperature; Thursday clearing; south easterly winds, becoming westerly. North Dakota and South Dakota— Snow, with rising temperature Wednes cay Thursday clearing and colder; east erly winds becoming westerly. Montana— and warmer in east, snow in west portion Wednesday; Thursday probably snow and colder; va riable winds. St. Paul — Yesterday's observations, taken by the United States weather bu reau, St. Paul, P. F. Lyons, observer, for the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night—Barometer corrected for tem perature and elevation: Highest temper ature, 0; lowest temperature, —14; average temperature. —7; daily range, 14; barom eter. 20.20; humidity, S3; precipitation, 0; 7p. m. temperature, — 7p. m. wind, north; weather, partly cloudy. *BpmHigh *Bpmliigh Alpena .... 4 10 Marquette ..4 4 Battleford ..— — 6 Minnedosa .—8 4 Bismarck ..—8 —4 Montgomery 38 44 Buffalo .. ..1$ 14 Montreal 4 12 Boston 20 28 Nashville ....16 23 Calgary .... 4 8 New Orleans.so 52 Cheyenne ...28 40 New York ...18 20 Chicago ....—2 0 Norfolk .. ..28 42 Cincinnati ..8 14 North Platte 24 Cleveland ... 4 12 Omaha 6 8 -Davenport ..— 0 Philadelphia .18 24 Detroit 0 -12 Pittsburg .... 8 16 Duluth .. ..0 2 Qu'Appelle .—lO —2 Edmonton ..4 8 'Frisco ,52 51 G. Haven ...10 12 St. Louis .... 8 12 Green Bay.. 2 Salt Lake ..28 30 Helena 28 32 Ste. Marie ..2 -4 Huron .. -6 0 Washington .20 28 Jacksonville.2 60 Winnipeg ..-14 -I Kansas City. 8 12 »-=•••—*■ * —Below zero. • ♦Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul.) TO OUR FRIENDS. Anyone unable to secure a copy of The Globe on any railroad train leaving or en tering St. Paul will confer a favor on the management by reporting the fact to the bus. Inesg office. Telephone, Main 1O< 45. Subscriber* annoyed by Jr. regular or late delirery ol TbcGlobc will confer n fa vor on the management by re porting the fact to the business office. Telephone, Main lOG 3. WEDNESDAY. FEB. 5, 1902. Them is a startling rumor floating around Pennsylvania to the effect that Quay may decide to be the Republican candidate for governor. He needs this .one testimonial of the distinguished es teem in which he is held by his neigh bors to round out his political career in fitting manner. MY SAWS SWIFT CALL. Thanks mostly to a desire on the part of the state executive to engage in a stroke of profitable political business, the stal- legislature is nov.- in extra session, and of the time when that special session will come to an end, or the nature of the business which may be transacted during its continuance, nobody at this time s-ems to have even the remotest idea. So far aa anyone can now judge the work to which the lawmakers are ex pected to devote themselves chiefly, if not entirely, will require the entire inter val between now and the time for the opening of the next legislature before it can b e performed even to the satisfaction of the statesmen themselves, disregard ing altogether the wishes and interests of thoso whose property will have to bear the new assignment of public burdens. It is unfortunate, doubtless, from the point, of view cf the governor and many of the statesmen new assembled, tfiat the constitution limits the duration of legislative sessions. No ninety days' limit will suffice by any means to give the needed consideration to the wonderful compilation which is sought to be enacted into a lax code. Judging: by the results of the brief Op portunity which has been given to the intelligent public to get an understanding of the work done by the tax commission there is not a single interest, from that of the wage earner to the manufacturing .or co.nTnercial corporation, affected by the proposed tax code that is not opposed to its enactment. There is not an inter est thus far which has made itself heard that does not declare that the work of the commission will operate to plac e iieavkr burdens on the commerce and industry of the people of Minnesota than are operative In other states. It ia not allowable to say, in. answer general tone of hostility which fol lowis liie action of the commission, that we are all Interested In evading the pay ment of the Just burdens imposed on property under the law. In its very nature the work of the commission must stand or fall on the view with which it Is re- I from a standpoint of pecuniary lntei When the law was enacted creating- the commission no one believed that there existed any public sentiment which called for a general revision of the tax laws of the state. Tlie existence of the law re- mained generally unknown until the com mission was appointed and engaged In its work. The complaints which existed of tbe avoidance by certain Interests of tho payment of their taxes were based on tlfe failure"*to execute the law as l£. stands. While the sentiment of .the American people has always been and prob ably always will be adverse tp the invasion of domicilary and personal rights in iiie enforcement of such laws, a general concurrence might reasonably have been looked for in any general measure limited to securing a more general and equitable enforcement of existing statutes. The extra session now in existence was called without having given the people any reasonable opportunity to inform themselves, through the public press or otherwise, of the effect of the new tax cede. Doubtless when the governor reads his message to the legislature wo may be better able to understand why, within a comparatively few days of the publica tion of tho results of the work of the commission, the legislature has been call ed into extra session to act upon it. A, distinguished Republican exchange declares: "If we pay the Philippine bills, we want the Philippine market." Yet what shall it profit us if we foot bills at the rate of tens of millions anually and get trade for one-tenth the amount? OUR INTEREST IN IRRIGATION. The Twin Cities have a decided interest in the reclamation of the arid lands of the Northwest by irrigation. In that sec tion are tens of millions of acres that can be made fertile and productive, affording homes for millions of thrifty farm people. Jt has been carefully estimated that not fewer than 50,000,000 of people could be supported on lands now unproductive be cause of lack of water in the growing season. Of course, a large part of this vast aggregate of barren land is net trib utary to the Twin Cities; but on the other hand a very large part of it is sa situated that the inhabitants would do their trading here. Such being the case it follows that the people of the Twin Cities have an in tense interest in all matters relating to the reclamation of these lands. Proposed legislation affecting the building of reser voirs for the storage of water for irriga tion, for the reservation of reclaimed lands for actual settlers, for the construc tion of main canals and laterals, and for the equitable distribution of the waters to be stored, has a vital interest for tho people of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Should this empire In the West be re deemed by irrigation—as it undoubtedly could be—and populated by thrifty farm ers, there would be opened up and ex panded a market for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of manufactured prod ucts annually—aiad there would be no good reason why the-Twin Cities should not supply the demand to a very large extent. Hence it is of the utmost importance that the representatives in congress and the senate of the people of the state of Minnesota should vote right on all matters relating to irrigation. And they should not be left to guess at the attitude of their constituents toward the subject of irriga tion. Having elected Mr. Gorman senator, the Maryland legislature is now dead locked over the oyster question. WUT ROT GOV. JUULFIHILL? In the last local election held in that community the people of the city of Bridgeport, Conn., elected a very es timable citizen named Mulvihill as their mayor. Mr. Mulvihill up to the time of his election was employed as a stoker in one of the manufacturing establishments of that city. He had been engaged in that honorable and laborious employment for a great number of years, and, with out doubt, .expected to so continue as long as his physical resources admitted of its pursuit. Mayor Mulvihill has naturally not re- ceived the support of every class of the citizens since his election, even among the adherents of his own party. His ad ministration, it is conceded, has been animated by a praiseworthy effort to re duce the public expenditures; and the active politicians of both parties are avowedly hostile to him on that par ticular account. Mr. William J. Bryan has recently been in conference with Mayor Mulvihill, and is understood to have formed a very high estimate of that official's honesty and good sense. Indeed he has been so pro foundly impressed in i_at behalf that he has not hesitated to declare his opinion that Mr. Mulvihill may prove to be goou gubernatorial timber. He is quoted as declaring that, if it were possible to unite the laboring people with those who al ways vote the Democratic ticket to secure the election of Mayor Mulvihill, there seems ample reason why such a comoina tion of forces might be brought about for the purpose of placing the major in the governor's chair. Mr. Bryan is right. It is from the laboring masses that the candidates of the Democratic party should always come. The Democratic party is composed of the laboring masses. We do not all labor, of course, in the lire-holes of man ufacturing establishments, or at any other form of hand manual toil; but we labor, and we live by the fruits of cur labor. Those who seek to live by the extension to them of special privileges or exemptions have no place in the Demo cratic party. The fact that Mayor Mulvihill threw aside his shovel to assume the duties of city executive must, naturally attract toward him the sympathies and good will of all men who labor with either their hands or their heads;, and his eligibility as a candidate of the Democratic party for the higTi honor of governor of the state is all tne more marked on that ac count. It is quite probable that Mr. Bryan is right, and that Mayer Mulvihill should be the party candidate; that he may unite all elements of the party, and secure the votes of the great majority composed of the productive toilers of the state of Connecticut. During his first term as mayor of Buf falo, a city of no more significance than is Bridgeport, Grover Cleveland secured THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, WEDNESDAY, FEBKUARY 5, 190% the enmity of the politicians by his advo cacy of economy in municipal expendi ture, just as It is said Mayor Mulvihill is now doing. But Grover Cleveland was nevertheless nominated by a united De mocracy and was elected governor by a plurality of something like 200,000. Mui vihill may prove another Cleveland. If it has been his privilege to have been born in the United States there is no reason why, if he has the right stuff in him, he may not some day be not only governor of Connecticut, but president of the United States by the votes of the Democratic American people. But if Ma"yor Mulvihill should enjoy the priv ilege, through his candidacy for governor of swinging Connecticut back into the Democratic column where -v belongs, he will have done enot'gh to shed luster on his name for generations of Democrats to come. The Democrats of Connecticut should get together on Mayor Mulvihill, or some other man just as good. War is a delightful institution, let it be viewed how it may. The prevailing scandals in the British war office are merely the same growth as all tne other scandals that attend the prosecution of war in every country under the face of the sun. The devil in human nature is ever uppermost in them. Is tt any wonder in the turn which the imperialist crowd are giving to American institu tions that they look at militarism as their strong right arm. The man who argues against municipal ownership of street car lines will before long be looked on as a promoter of crime, judging from the revelations which usually attend the business of street railway legislation in cities 1. Tne really remarkable thing about the state of af fairs down in St. Louis is that the scoundrelism of the street railway of ficials was so completely laid bare. In the mental condition into which the enemies of the Northern Securities com pany are working themselves, it will soon be somewhat in doubt whether it really is not to the interest of the entire "Soo" railroad movement to have the supreme court deny the motion made by Brother Munn and his assistant counsel. The desire expressed by the British government in the negotiations with the Dutch government to promote humane considerations (by bringing the war to a close is rather refreshing. Evidently British humanity is decidedly staggered by the losses suffered by the poor Boers. A gang of expert counterfeiters follow ed the flag into Porto Rico and went right to work. For all purposes except prize fighting the little island seems to be much like other United States ter ritory. During a storm at sea Paderewski's favorite piano got loose from its moor ings and fell on him, resulting in some severe bruises and sprains. Revenge can not always be averted. Mr. Tom Shevlin will go down to his tory as the first lumberman who ever thought that anything too severe could be said in condemnation of the tricks which prevail in that trade. The love which is understood to prevail away down in Dixie ior the colored man and brother is evidently fast developing into equally huge proportions north of the Mason and Dixon divide. That Minnesota blizzard which is rag ing all the way from New York to Se attle and from the gulf to Chicago has wandered a long way from home—if it ever really was at home. As a master of epistolary literature Assemblyman Wheeler suffers from two bad defects. He is too long winded, and he takes too long between his epistles to catch his breath. The tone of statesmanship represented by the prevailing controversy between McCleary and Tawney is about as high as that which is represented 'by active ward politics. Even Philadelphians are swift enough to complain. A local newspaper suggests that if it isn't cold enough there to suit any resident he should try the street cars. Would as many people put up $2 to hear Kubelik play the fiddle if his name was John instead of Jan? The saleslady who showed a customer some frieze cloths yesterday is now out in the cold. "I ate a lobster last night," he said. "You cannibal," she replied. The groundhog didn't fall down on his prophecy this year. '^ifeITRIC/lb "The Chaperons" drew another big audience to the Metropolitan opera house in spite of the cold weather and scored the usual big hit. "The Chaperons" is the musical sensation of the year, and as a comedy it would rank high without n»usical embellishmente; the combination of music and comedy is the best seen here this season. Charles S. Hanford in Shakespeare's best comedy, "Taming of the Shrew,' will begin an engagement of four nights and Wednesday matinee at the Metropolitan opera house next Sunday evening. Mr. Hanford is supported by a strong com pany, headed by Helon Grantley. Two performances will be given today of David Belasco's grtat war-time drama, "The Heart of Maryland," which is the current attraction at the Grand opera house. The patronage thus far during the week has been most satisfactory, and all indications point towards a very successful engagement. Today's matinee performance offers the ladies and chil dren their first opportunity of witnessing this interesting romantic drama. The sale of seats will open tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock for the engagement the coming week at the Grand of "Yon Ycnson." Houses that test the capacity of the theater are greeting the Dewey Extrava ganza company at the Star this week. The performance is one of the best of the season, and in order that everyone may see it. Manager Singer announces that on Friday afternoon next a ladies' mat inee will be given. Smoking will not; be allowed on thia | occasion, * and every effort will be put forth to make the per formance eminently entertaining and en joyable. W S TRErET. The maiden in charge of the society de partment was explaining the good points of the latest social lion to the city editor when Tommy Quin, police reporter, wan dered in for his night assignment. As the boss of the local force appeared to b * deeply interested in the recital, Tommy picked a soft seat on the copy-reader's desk and rolled a cigarette. "Say," he growled, when the society writer decided to return to her room, "this excitement on the part o' that young woman makes my feet ache. This parloT entertainer play don't get to Thomas at all, at all." "Where do you dive into the social pud dle?" 1 asked the city editor. "Oh, don't you worry, me boy, for your little Tommy has been there. Yours re spectfully knows all the plays, but he is on the retired list an' nowadays a s.:at up in the bleachers is the beit he wants to pull out. "This society proposition is to the bad, me boy, much to the defective. It ain't on the square no matter where you gets your party bid. It makes a real training quarters for heavyweight-swingers look like a tiddledewink parlor. "Take on th e liquor, get to cooking pills, or go on an' desert your family, but blow the social game, me boy, just push it over to one side. There's the gold ere for the booz3 habit, you can feed yourself tablets for the smoking craze, and you can get yourself pinched for leaving your family; but when you lineup against the social game you're all In. You're checked oft' an' counted an' there's no backing up. "This boy what th e society maid tella about may be a real clever Algernon, but I makes a book right now that he »a listed with the others. If he isn't it's cimply because they have missed him or are too busy macerating the other kinga of the forest. "Yes, I knows the play. I only butts in once, but once was more than eaouga for Tommy. I makes a clear getaway through the door an' for four days after HI G"1^ 1 The Lobster. I was busy chewing nerve lozenges to get over it. Cut it from your list, me boy, for I tells you it's fierce. % "I gets my look in up at the house 6* a friend o' my sister's. Sister and little Tommy gets a come-on to a feed an' we goes to the doings. We gets by a fall boy hired to walk a beat in the front hall an' are chased up to the cloak rooms. Then sister and little Tommy come down to join the merry throng, an' sister's friend takes us down the line. " 'This is me friend, Mister Quin,' says eister's friend to a William boy standing near a maiden in a blue dress. " 'We are delighted to meet you,' says the William boy. The maiden didn't say it, but she nods a me-too an' we passes en down the line. "When sister's friend let go o' me I finds myself back o' the William boy and the maiden in the blue clothes. Then I wishes 1 wasn't there. " 'I don't see what she asked him hero for,' says the girl in blue. 'Oh, we don't have to notice him,' answers the William boy. Then Tommy moves, but the opini on appears to be unanimous. Tommy would have mixed things, but Tommy was not the only one. "In front o' me two girls aiv handing it out hard to the girl in the blue dress an* a fat little Edward is kicking i: ud on the shape o' the William boy's si: •s. A maiden behind me is rapping the i.vo in front an' the next move on my part dis covers two more pounding about tt»« lone maiden. "Then a lobster in a dress suit is push ed up in front o' the bunch an' sister's friend tells us that the lobster is to shew us how Sir Henry Irving thanks the audience for an overdose of hand-clap ping. She tips it off that the Lobster Is a real entertainer an' to make it strong explains that he must be pushed up sev eral numbers on the running- card so tie can make an early getaway for the next house. This one, me friend, was a all wool social lion. "This social lion shows us just how Sir Henry does it an' then he climbs into his benny and hurries out to catch a down town car. When he makes his finish the applause wobbled the gas brackets, but the next minute Arthur, oh, the next minute! "Maybe they didn't do things to that social lion. Perhaps they did not get a clean hold on his rep and heave it to the mat. Then maybe they did not fight for a chance to jump on the helpless rep. To hear that bunch tell it ,this social lion was a bad counterfeit. He was three cents worth of dog meat in a high class butcher shop. One girl offers an even 'bet that he had never looked in on an Irving show, an' the others thought some kind friend should take him by the hand an' lead him over to a corner for a brief whisper. On, it was fine an' dandy at that party. "Then ~a girl with tangled black hemp and a pair o' specs takes her life in her hands an' goes on for a three-round struggle with the piar.o. The bunch hanas out the joyful hand noise, but you could just see them hitching around In the chairs to get In a whispered belt at the real worth of the exhiDition. "Along toward the finish me sister's friend lets the collection in on the secret o' me work. She tells them that I can hand out many thrilling experiences from me reporter's note book. The folks was dead anxious to have Tommy give them a chance, but Tommy's one hour at play was enough fcr Tommy an' I side steps an' gets Into me ulster. "Sister belongs to the club an' they are pulling off a bout once every two weeks, but Tommy to the quiet life an' farewell the social game. Fight shy of it. Arthur, me boy; cut it out, for you don't hava a single chance if they get you injid-3 the door. \<» Superfluity Anticipated. "I un'stan's flat you has promise to allow Jim Colliflower to escort you home from de pablcc social," said Erastus Pinkley. "I has," answered Miss Miami Brown. "But you done promise de condescen sion of yoh company to me." "Yessuh. But I doesn't anticipate no superfluity. I has noticed dat when you an' Colliflower meets at a pahlor social, onely one of you Is able to escort a lady home at de finish. Do yutah is on his way in an ambulance to git de razor mahks smoothed out'n his system."— Washington Star. Qrist wm political Mill M. J. Donnelly is a candidate for Re publican nomination to the assembly, Mr. Donnelly filed official notification of his intention with the county auditor yesterday. He lives in the Fifth ward, and has resided in St. Paul continuously since 1883. For several years he has been connected with the staff of a local news paper. He graduated from the naval academy in 1881, and served in the navy until 1883, when his class was retired from service by act of congress. Yesterday the members of the legisla ture turned from the strenuous task of slate making long enough to start a, purse for the widow of Policeman Mayer. The plan, which contemplates the girt of $1 from each senator and representative, originated with Representative W. H. Noyes, of Barnum. After a few initiates' work in the hotel lobbies, Mr. Noyes turned over to Chief O'Connor $30 to as sist in relieving any immediate neces sities of Mrs. Mayer and her family. The list will be kept in circulation to day until each of the lawmakers has added his mite. It is safe to assume that there will be no immediate caucus of the Repub lican members of either house. Pending the reception of the governor's message no one has had the courage to suggest a caucus. The leaders in both houses are inclined, to believe there will be no cau cus of any kind until the work of sift ing the tax bill is far enough under way to enable the members to make some thing like intelligent estimates of the time that will be necessary for its pass age or defeat. Both bodies are entirely at sea so far as any plan for concerted action on the tax bill is concerned. I n each there are four distinct factions. The first an-.l prob ably the smallest faction is, out to kill the bill. The second is in favor of pass ing up the whole thing and providing- for a constitutional convention. The largest and most conservative element favors taking the tax bill up section by section; giving the public opportunities to offer arguments and objections, and eventual ly passing a code which will oe a direct and immediate benefit to the stat^ The leaders of the big faction believe the work contemplated in their plan may be completed i n thirty days. The last ele ment, known as the "friends" of the bill, are out to railroad it through prac tically intact. They would make it a spe cial order; have it considered m commit tee of the whole, and have it and the proposed constitutional amendments cut of the way in two weeks. Senator C. O. Baldwin, of Duluth. one of the Democratic leaders, will be a leader in the fight against the railroad ing contingent. Senator Baldwin, like a majority of the Democrats, favors the passage of an equitable f.ax code, but he is not convinced by the arguments of /few t/ork J^etier. Lehiuanu'g Vegetarian .Dinner— NEW YORK, Feb. 4.-A banquet is be ing arranged by the Aregetarian Society of New York, to be held early in this month in. honor of Mme. Lilli Lehmann. Mme. Lehmann has been a vegetarian for the last seven years. She began tlie vegetable diet for her health, and has con. tinued it. The dinner will be given at one of the large hotels. Ocean Freight Rates— Local steamship men ar e much interest ed over the tentative agreement entered into by the principal lines carrying grain, floor and provisions from American to English ports to advance rates of freight en these articles and fixing a minimum rate, which enables them to handle such cargoes on a profitable basis. Never in the history of the trans-At lantic carrying trade have freight rates teen so utterly demoralized as for the last four months. As one steamship offi cial put it, all lines have been carrying grain, when they could get any to trans port, at any rate, invariably on e lower than it actually cost them to handle it. .Gould Makes No More Matches— According to a special dispatch from Chicago Edwin Gould has disposed of all his holdings in the Diamond Match com pany and will not be a candidate for re election as a director at the annual meet ing, which is soon to be held. Verkes' Xew Rubens — According to a story published recently Charles T. Yerkes recently paid $5,00J duty on a painting by Rubens, purchased by him in Paris thirteen months ago and brought to Chicago about a month later. The painting, which represents Ixion and Juno, and is twenty feet wide by ten high, was declared as having cost $6,000, according to the story; but, it is alleged, the local customs authorities learned that the real cost was about $37,500, and Mr. Terkes, admitting.the correctness of their figures, paid the $5,000 duty just before he sailed for Europe a few weeks ago. Xew Regime for Bellevue — Bel!evue and its allied hospitals yester day passed from the control of the chari ties department to the recently appointed board of trustees of jseven members pro vided by the revised charter. All depart ments connected with Bellevue, Harlem, Gouverneur and Fordham hospitals, ex cepting the morgue, pass under the con trol of the new board. As soon as a pa tient dies in. either hospital the body passes to the control, of the charities de partment and is removed to the morgue, which also remains in charge of the lat ter department. The board will, it is saifl, appoint an expert to assume charge of the insane pavilion. The Tammany Ball — The entertainment and ball of the Tam many Club of the Fourteenth Assembly THE WOMAN A>*D THE I'HBBELLI. A large woman with a small umbrella boarded a Broadway car yesterday after noon at Twenty-third street. The um brella had a china, handle, which show ed two cupids sitting on a blue sky. The woman had a new skirt. She thrust the umbrella down the hole between the back of the seat and the window, felt the end of it resting securely on the curve of the sheathing before the handle was out of sight, and sat down smilling. She look ed compassionately at the other people in the car, who were nursing wet um brellas against skirt or trouser leg. She wore that air of astonished victory all women wear when they have driven a nail straight. Two women who were sitting opposite her grinned at each other, and then watched the cupids over the large woman's left shoulder. The car went over a cross track; the cupids lurched, and lay on the edge of the hole. The car went over another cross track; the cupids disappeared from view. "I nope it wont clog the wheels," said one man to the other. The large woman still smiled. At City Hall she rose to leave the car. and turned for her umbrella. "Where is my umbrella?" she cried ex citedly. "Conductor, here, conductor! Some one has stolen my umbrella. I put it right in that—that siit In the car." "P'raps you'll get It next summer, when they repair the car," the conductor said amiably, looking about for apprecia tion. "But I tell you It couldn't have gone down there," she retorted. "When I put it there I made sure It couldn't drop down. Some one in this car has stolen it, and gone out. What good do you think it'll do me next summer?" "Well, I can't block the line, do you want to get off at this stop." "I want my umbrella," "A moment, madam," said one of the men opposite. He took his own umbrella, that had a hook-shaped handle and went fishing. "Don't tear it," the large woman cried. "Cousin Nellie, over in Brooklyn, gave It to me." Some one in the corner made a side re mark about Cousin Nellie, some one else laughed, and Ccusla Nellie's cousin the "friends" of the bill that the pro posed vessel and elevator taxes will rot be a serious blow not alone to Dul-nli, but to the agricultural interests of the entire state. Senator Baldwin believes that the pro posed tax on wheat In elevators will not only drive the lake grain snipping busi ness from Duluth to West Superior, but that it will deprive the iVJimiesota farm ers of the benefits of the Minnesota grain inspection. lie said yesterday: "in Duluth, we have an elevator ca pacity of 20,000,000 bushels. In April those elevators will be full. The elevator men, who h-ave sold the gruir> on the Eastern market get about 1 cent a bushel for cleaning and storing it. They cannot pwy -!4 cents per bushel without getting it back from the farmer. They will be compelled to pay the farmer less for his grain. The results are obvious. West Superior has now an elevator capacity of 10,Cw,000 bushels and is ready to in crease it. The West Superior elevator men will not be compelled to pay the tax and can in consequence pay a higher price for the grain, and they will get it." "But that is not. the worst feature to be considered. The Minnesota larmers have not only the inspection which fixes the grade of their grain and the grain of the Northwest, but they have control of the inspection. They have their board of appeals and from them are selected the men that do the actual work of ?n --spection. Wisconsin has no grain inspec tion, but the tremendous influx of busi ness would result in the provision of an inspection law and department. Minne sota would lose its taxes, the farmers their control of the inspection and West Superior would supplant! Duluth as mistress of the lake shipping trade." Gov. Van Sant believes in playing en the safe side. He agreed yesterday morning to read his message to the legislature at 10:30 this morning, before a joint session, in the hall of the house of representatives. He held regular half hour revision conferences wii-* Judge Jamison up to 5 o'clock yesterday after noon. Then he wiped the perspiration from his brow and declared the gre«it wor<t nnished. Three minutes after the governor was seized with another fit of uncertainty and put a rider on the ad vance copies which he had given to the newspaper men. He said he did not want any snap shot methods and insisted on an agreement that the message as given out shall not be printed until its delivery is an assured fact. As the morning papers did not get the advance copies and since his excellency is scheduled to deliver the message several hours before the evening papers .are on the street, his trepidation might Indicate that he is ex pecting to be siezed with another re visionary spasm which will necessitate another date with hia friends, the legis lators. district, which took place at the Lex ington Avenue opera house Wednesday evening last, was a great success. The ball was attended by more than 5,000 men and women from the East side and they had a most enjoyable time. Xo Public BatU Tips- Richard E. Taylor, the new superin tendent of public baths, who was recent ly appointed by Bcrovgh President Can tor, has planted himself right among the benches at the public 'baths at the foot of Rivington street, where he has estab lished his office. And he has given noi.ee that no "tips" or fees shall be received and that anyone caught doing so whl be peremptorily dismissed. According to people in the neighbor hood and from those who attend the baths It was learned that those who paid were allowed to occupy the bathrooms, while those who gave no " ups" were hustled to the shower baths, where they were allowed to remain only a certain time. It was allegede tnat certain Tam many men. had reaped a big harvest in "tips." Does Not Like »-3ly Lord"— A report having been circulated in the West that the Right Rev. Charles C. Grafton. Protestant Episcopal bishop of Fond dv Lac, Wis., had issued direc tion to his clergy that he was to be ad dressed as "my lord," the bishop wno is at Westminster, lid., denies the report and says as a republican, anu a Demo crat at that, he is opposed to aught that savora of a secular nobility. Morgan's "Holy Family" Spurious— J. Pierpcne Morgan's painting "The Hcjy Family," attributed to Titian, for which he gave $175,000, is now being ex hibited at the Royal Academy show of old masters and is flatly declared by all the leading art connoisseurs to be an egregious forgery. Mr. Morgan is aware of the doubts concerning the gen uineness of the picture, and is having an animated correspondence with the Paris ian dealer on whose warranty he bought To Succeed Father— Philanthropist and mis&ionaricse who have devoted their energies to work in the Holy Land will be greatly interested in the news that the Rev. Howard S. Bliss, of Upper Montelalre, N. J., has just been elected president of the Amer ican college in Beyrout, to succeed liis father, the Rev. Dr. Daniel Bliss. Ever since this widely known institu tion was established, in the sixties *jt. Bliss has been at its head. He is' now in his seventy-ninth year, and. nas been compelled by advancing age to lay down a part of his responsibilities. Greatly to his gratification, on^ of nls sons has been unanimously chosen by the Amer ican trustees to be his successor. glarea. The rescuer, after a few probes, drew up the cupids within reach of his finger, pulled out an exceedingly dusty umbrella, and handed it to the owner • "Thank you, sir, she snapped, and strode out. The conductor pulled the bell TT^TnT neers SffiHed m A Long: "Way Back. Cousin May—l thought you Were ensas' ed to Miss Yellowleaf?- c«s«ts, Jack— much. I couldn't love a woman with a past like hers. v .-; -•'" Cousin May-Why; what do you know about her past? - • ■ Jack—Nothing, except it began too soon to suit me.—Philadelphia Press. How It Was Done. "Plow can you plow straight furrows over such an enormous cornfield as this?'' asked the Englishman, who had never been in Kansas before. 'That's easy," said the native. "We follow the parallels of latitude and merid ians of longitude."—Chicago Tribune. — .^ • __ SEA-FOG. There is a ghost that walks the sea-to night! :. : I "marked him In the twilight hovering Beyond the marshes; a gray misshaped Thing " ; To chill, the ..very soul with n-jfneless fright. And as a flock .of startled birds takes wing Before the fowler, so. in sudden flghj, I saw the fisher boats from left to right Hurrying to harbor; and I heard the ring Of warning bells, and then the* beacon hurled Its javelin of fire into the dark And made a space of refuge for wHo saw. Whereon, my own being safe, the outer world ..-,.... . Passed .from:; my thought. Alas, the narrow arc Or Life's' full round that tightened ■ heartstrings" draw! * - ■-■■_:-■■•. -Schribner'a. ■■; CALLED TO WHITE HOUSE\ PRESIDENT TRYING TO BRIXG COY, 1 GRESS TO HIS Cl HAY POLICY Member* of Ways and Mean* Com mittee Show Signs of Weak. ening Under His Persist ent Hammering. PROM THE GLOBE BUREAU, Washington, D. C. WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb 4 -Prcsi dent Roosevelt continued h-is" efforts to"' bang congress around to his Cuban pol icy today by summoning to the VV , t <* house Representative Long, of Kan: ;,,, and Babcock, of Wisconsin, both mem-' bers of the ways and means committe- Long represents a constituency which" grows beets for the refineries of Colorado and he wanta no reduction. Babcock ha.4 also been indisposed to vote for the meas ure. The president used en them the same arguments he employed with SpeXc er Henderson and other members of the committee. Ha urged that failure to grant the reduction will result in Cuban annexation and free trade, that the ques tion will hang fire and become chronic in congress, and that Cuba will be rent with financial and internal troubles Members of the committee show signs * of weakening. Several have said thevr would vote for a reduction of 27 per cenv, which is what ia now urged as a mini- . mum. The senate meantime has served Informal notice on the hous e leaders that ' ■ It will oppose the repeal of all the watf " taxes and will stand for a 50 per cent '•a peal. Also it is proposed to tack the * - ban bill to the tax repeal as a rider. Thd California delegation is considering a con certed stand against this amendment when it comes to the house. WILD FIGHT OVER NOYES SEiXATORS INDULGE IX CATCH- \ S- CATCH-CAX TACTICS. FROM THE GLOBE: BIREAI, Washington, I>. C. WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. L—AttOP. ney Knox will give a hearing tomorrow to numerous people here interested i\\ the case of Judge A. B. Noyes, of Nome, Alaska. Up to this time the president has left the matter entirely in the hands of the attorney general, and the latter U using every means at his disposal to get at the facts. He has had numerous in terviews with lawyers from Alaska ami with returned miners and prospector.? men who might or might not have an in terest in th e case. He professes to be* lieve that the San Francisco court 13 prejudiced, and that it is under the in fluence of a clique of politicians who aro « in the mining business. He says he pro poses at least to find out if some of fh"s judges are not so. The senate has developed a lively inter- « c-st in Noyes and nearly every member! has taken sides, regardless of party lines. Today the matter was brought up by Senator Hansbrough, who insisted on leading a statement in reply to Senator Tillman's remarks yesterday. It was iii defense of Noyes. This brought out Stewart, of Nevada, and Tillman again, with a printed pamphlet, which was pro pared in San Francisco, and which pre sents the case from the side opposed to Noyes. Lodge then jumped up, followed by Hoar and others, all violently protest ing against request to print the state- - ment in the record. McCumber, Frye and Hale took a hand, and Perkins, of California, rushed to defend the honor of the San Francisco court of appeals which was assailed. Before they got through it looked like a free fight. Tilima;» was Prevented from printing the pamphlet and promised to read it all tomorrow, and thus get in into record, consent or no consent. Bacon, of Georgia, is prc-Noyes, and he took occasion to denounce the court's decision as "most remarkable." SEEIXG ROCKEFELLER. When any stranger tries to see John D. Rockefeller he is met by an affable and ingenuous young woman with a pencil and a pad of ruled paper. Most magnates who have scores of callers in a day that they cannot possibly see, em ploy young men—or, sometimes, very old — men—as buffers; but for man years Mr. Rockefeller has assigned this task to a woman. Unless the caller comes by appointment, * which is duly entered in a day-book, his message is taken verbatim in shorthand, by this young woman. She reads it in person to the Standard Oil king and takes his reply in shorthand to read to the cail er. Often it is "no answer." Sometime, "t is "Mr. Rockefeller will write." Fre quently it is the information sought, and whicfa is given without the necessity for a personal interview. It is a sheer waste of time for anybody to attempt to go behind the communica tion written on the pad or cajole tho young woman into bringing a.bout a "just one minute" interview. Innumer able and ingenious ruses to accomplish this have failed. There is no man in the country harder for a stranger to get at than John D. Rockefeller, unless he can approach him outside the office or through church association. — Boston A Journal. Tom Johnson as Mayor. In those administrative matters which are social rather than political, Mr. Johnson's ideas are rather pronounced— to some minds dangerous. Upon his ac cession to office he found the city work house, to which aro committed all person 3 guilty of misdemeanors or petty of fenses, filled with persons who had .beert committed because of the non-payment of fines. Many of these were first of* fenders Others were detained from thi--« tlirty to sixty days while working out their sentences. Mr. Johnson term. 1 this imprisonment for debt, a punish ment for being- poor. While the well-to do were able to pay their tines and ges free, a man who was merely a suspicious? *■ character, or who liau been arrested for * intoxication, or some other minor of fense, was separated from his family and kept in durance for a loner time, with tho* , strong: probability that upon his release he would be less able to support himself and much more dangerous to society than at the time of his arrest. Since thm there has been what many people con sider a wholesale .iail delivery. Great numbers of men and women (more than 300) have been released after an investi gation of their offenses, and less than twenty, a comparatively small percent age, have been recommitted, thus demon strating that they were detained not be cause they were inherently vicious, but rather because of misfortune. A like liberal spirit has characterized his administration of the park system. Several playgrounds have been establish ed in the most thickly congested portions of the city, while in the parks them selves golf, baseball, tennis and all aortfl of manly pports have been encouraged. "Keep-off-the-gxass" signs have beefl abolished, and the children have the full est and freeat access to the turf. Th* idea of public baths has received his in dorsement, as well as the extension of the small paik uiea into the crowded ■> portions of the city.—World's Work. The Usual Tiling. Towne—You were saying that you met Cassidy in Casey's saloon last night, and you heard him giving ths Ancient Order of Hibernians- Browne—Yea. so I did. Towne—Why don't you finish it? What did he give them? Browne—Oh! you misunderstood me. He merely gave the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He called for whisky.—'Phil adelphia Press. Tlte Means Count. "We are here," began the chairman « of the committee, "to discuss ways ancj means for securing the passage of our bill by the legislature." "Weil," remarked one who was some thing of a lobbyist, "I know the surest of all ways if we only have sufficient means."—Buffalo Press.