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Daily and Sunday. .60 2.75 5.00
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Daily and Sunday. .85 2.00 4.00
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New York, 10 Sprue* St., Chas. H. Eddy
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Chicago, No. 87 Washington St.. The F.
S. Webb Company in Charge. \
Minnesota—Fair Saturday and Sunday,
except snow in northeast; south to west
Montana—Fair Saturday; Sunday in
creasing cloudiness; snow or rain in west
portion; west wind 3.
Upper Michigan—Snow Saturday and
probably Sunday; fresh south winds, be
coming west.
Wisconsin —Fair Saturday; Sunday in
creasing cloudiness; probably snow;
fresh south winds, becoming northwest.
lowa and the Dakotas—Fair Saturday
and probably Sunday; variable winds,
mostly southerly.
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, 37; lowest temperature, 14; average
temperature, 25; daily range, 23; barome
ter, 30.00; humidity, 80; precipitation. 0;
7 p. m., temperature. 32; "7 p. m.. wind,
south; weather, partly elaudy.
Yesterday's Temperatures—
*BpmHigh| *BpmHigh
Mpena 28 38 Jacksonville ..50 62
Battleford . ..38 42 Kansas City ..44 £0
(Usmarck 3S 46 tfarquette . ..32 38
Buffalo 32 36,viinnedosa ..36 42
3oston 32 36 Montreal 22 28
calgary 36 38.S Ta»hville 32 34
Lheyenne . ...42 54New York.. ..32 32
Chicago 30 32 Norfolk 52 56
Cincinnati . ..30 36 JTorth Platte..sO 60
Cleveland .. ..28 30 Dmaha 36 40
Davenport.. ..32 36 Pittsburg 36 40
Detroit 32 38 3u'-ppelle .38 id
Duluth 32 36*t. Louis 34 36
Edmonton.. ..42 4S gait Lake ....50 54
brand Haven.3o 3S?(e. Marie ....33 38
green Bay ...32 42 Washington ..34 34
Helena 44 46 Winnipeg . ...32 44
Huron 34 34
_!Washli;g(ontime a p . m . St. Paul).
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SATURDAY, FEB. 22. 1902.
The Germans think that the only way
in which that people can overcome Amer
ican competition in the boot and shoe
trade will be to manufacture boots which
will chase the American article out of the
German market. They will have to be
made on the seven league basis to accom
plish the job.
The return of the anniversary of the
birth of George Washington finds • the
American people in the mass as devoted
to the memory of the chief founder o f
the republic as they have ever been. His
is the one name that will everywhere
evoke for the American people and their
form of government feelings of love and
admiration on the part of all who prize
human liberty.
It is not as a great soldier that George
Washington lives, nor yet as a great
statesman. He was the incarnation of
true patriotism, and is so accepted ev
erywhere and among all men. As an ex
emplar of the championship of human
freedom and of the highest virtues of
free citizenship, he will continue as the
years advance to be extolled beyond all
other men.
As long as the lessons of his life and
character remain with us there is no
fear that we will depart radically from j
the canons of government which are im
bedded in our constitutions, or that we
will forget in out increasing individual
and collective wealth and prosperity the
profound truths enunciated in the dec
laration of American independence.
In many communities today there will
be read extracts from the immortal doc
ument which is referred to in history as
Washington's farewell address. In this
day, and with the tendencies which so
n any Americans believe are revealed on
the part of our rulers to depart from the
safe paths of the constitution, no higher
recognition can be given of the love and
veneration in which Washington is held
in the hearts of his countrymen than
to reproduce from time to time the most
pregnant of those truths.
Let the reader, whatever his politics,
read and reflect upon these words, taken
from Washington's farewell address:
"It is important, likewise, that the hab
its of thinking in a free country should
inspire caution in those intrusted with its
administration to confine themselves witix
in their respective constitutional spheres,
avoiding In the exercise of the powers of
one department to encroach upon another.
The spirit of encroachment tends to con
solidate the powers of all the depart
ments in one, and thus to create, whatever
' the form of government, a real despot
ism. A just estimate of that love of pow
er and proneness to abuse it which pre
dominates in the human heart is suffic ent
to satisfy us of the truth of this posi
tion. The necessity of reciprocal checks
in the exercise of political power, by di
viding and distributing it into different
depositories, and constituting each the
guardian of the public weal against inva
sions by others, has been evinced by ex
periments, ancient and modern, some of
them in our country and under our own
eyes. To preserve them must be as
sary as to institute them. If in thi
opinion of the people, the distribution or
modification of the constitutional powers
be in any particular wrong, let it be cor
rected by an amendment in the way
which the constitution designates. But
let there be no change by usurpation; for
though this in one instance may be the
instrument of good, it is the customary
weapon by which free governments are
destroyed. The precedent must always
gneatly overbalance in permanent evil
any partial or transient benefit which the
use can at any time yield.
"Europe has a set of primary interests
which to us have none or a very remote
(relation. Hence, she must be engaged in
frequent controversies, the causes of
which are essentially foreign to our con
cerns. Hence, therefore, it must be un
wise in us to implicate ourselves by arti
ficial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of
her politics or the ordinary combinations
and collisions of her friendships or en
"Out detached and distant situation in
vites and enables us to pursue a differ
ent course. If we remain one people, un
der an efficient government, the period is
not far off when we may defy material
Injury from external annoyance; when we
may take such an attitude as will cause
the neutrality we may at any time re
solve upon to be scrupulously respected;
when belligerent nations, under the im
possibility of making acquisitions upon
us, will not >lightly hazard the giving us
provocation; when we may choose peace
oir war, as our interest, guided by jus
tice, shall counsel.
"Why forego the advantages of so pe
culiar a situation? Why quit our own to
stand upon foreign ground? Why, by in
terweaving our destiny with that of any
part of Europe, entangle our peace and
prosperity in the toils of European am
bition, rivalship, interest, humor of ca
They are to have an American club in
London. It ought to be a stuffed club
and be used to drive the proposed mem
bers home, where at least most of them
A great deal of very foolish comment
has been made on the visit of the Ger
man, Prince Henry, to this country. The
English press began by imputing ulterior
political ends as the controlling influence
in bringing the visit about. American
newspapers as a rule have treated the
event as one of no special importance;
while many American public men have
gone out of their way to be abusive on
the subject. Congressman Whselcrs
speech probably found many an echo in
the breasts of Americans who do not
regard the reception about to be accord
ed to the young man as consonant with
the democratic habits and beliefs of this
people. Yet Congressman Wheeler, vhile
he said many things in his speech, as
reported, for which Americans may well
thank him, successfully made a fool of
himself in his reference to the young
man, and did his nation rank discredit
Others, too, have given vent to expres
sions of ill will which ill become any'
man possessing a sense of national or
individual hospitality. Americans gen
erally have no sympathy with the most
notable comments that have been made
on the event. They are glad to wel
come a representative of the reigning
family of Germany. He represents a
great nation, one to which the American
nation and race is under the profoundest
obligation for its splendid contributions
to the citizenship of the country, and
one with wivich it is to our interest to be
attached by the closest bonds of na
tional friendship and good wilL
Too much cannot be done by civic
authority to convey the feeling of wel
come which the mass of the American
people extend to the young prince. Dur
ing his stay among us national and state
officials should contend with each other
in their effort to make his visit personally
pleasant to him, and agreeable to his
distinguished brother, who now rules the
German people with something akin to
genius and in a manner worthy of the
highest traditions of the German people.
There will be many displays of flunky
ism, made or attempted, no doubt. Those
who remember the visit some years ago
of a Russian prince can readily recall
the foolish exhibitions that, were made by
individual Americans on that occasion.
But such exhibitions are not to be
charged over against the American peo
ple. They are sound to the core in their
democratic republicanism; and they will
welcome Prince Henry as the representa
tive of European royalty, just as they
would the representative of any other
great nation with which we are at peace,
no matter what its form of government.
The Globe feels that it expresses
the views of every sane citizen of Minne
sota when it says that Prince Henry is
cordially welcome, and that the country
belongs to him during his stay, whether
it be long or short.
The old scheme of repression is evi
dently the one still in vogue in Russia T3
put an end to political clubs. It is a lit
tle strange, considering how the repres
sive measures have worked in the past
why the enlightened young man who
rules that country does not try his hand
a little at the opposite policy.
The retirement from the service of
Naval Constructor Hobson marks the
withdrawal to civil pursuits of one of the
heroes of iiis age. A great deal of mer
riment, attended undeservedly by much of
public criticism knd condemnation, has
arisen from one phase of Hobson's con
duct. It is hard, looking back at the oc
currences from which that public dispo
sition sprung, to discover anything which
should have operated to withdraw public
approval or admiration from the hero of
the Merrimac.
The folly of a few thoughtless women
was instrumental in destroying for the
time the public esteem in which the
young man waa held. Yet there was as
little in the incident to warrant any such
attitude on the part of the public as
there was to lessen the esteem in which
Dewey was held in the incident of cie
transfer to his wife of the property be
stowed on him by public donation.
Ho-bson showed by his act in sinking
the Merrimac that he was worthy of the
American naval ser\ cc with its record
of distinguished heroism.
Passing injustice was done to Hobson;
but his fame will live in American history.
He is a young man, and may have been
indiscreet on more than one occasion.
But his indiscretions were those of youth
and were in no sense dishonorable.
Whatever may be the fact in the con
troversy which arose from his declara
tion while acting- on board the Brooklyn
the decision just rendered by President
Roosevelt has operated, either justly or
unjustly, to sustain his judgment as to
the direction in which the famous "loop"
should have been made. His retirement
by the president on account of his eye
sight was a well-considered act, and fully
warranted under arl the circumstances.
It is a great loss to the American navy
that this young man could not have pur
sued his career as a sailor. The highest
honors in his profession were evidently
assured to him.
There is still talk heard of additional
Republican candidates for mayor. This is
strange considering the present size of
the supply. - Instead of adding to the list
it should be materially lessened. That
can be done too, by the retirement of
most of the candidates in favor of Dr.
Robillard, who Is bound to win out any
way, as the only one that can give Robert
A. Smith a run for his money. The
doctor's party saould have the good sense
to unite on him.
Lord Rosebery has evidently at last
located himself, even if others are still
at sea regarding his political position.
When he is able to draw Joe Chamberlain
and his Unionist allies away from their
attachment to the Tories thren Lord
Rosebery will once more become a prom
inent English statesman, no longer out of
a job. The hour when this will occur is
the hour at which the cows are in the
habit of coming nome.
Now that Gen. Funston has disposed of
the "water cure" stories so effectively by
imputing them to an oversupply of beer
on the part of those who told then, per
haps he will find some equally simple ex
planation of those stories of forgery and
falsehood that are told concerning his
great exploit in capturing Aguinaldo.
That livery so elaborately in
the press dispatches with wnich Mr. Mor
gan is to bedeck his waiters at the re
ception to be tendered to Prince Henry
is of the time of one of the fools they
called George. Evidently all the folly did
not die when that particular royal fool
handed in his checks.
So, the protectionists now are satisfied
that the Cuban proposed concessions have
been set afoot by the sugar trust. It is
quite natural tnat the men Who stand
guard over the steel trust should have
made this discovery and should be most
wrathy about it.
It will be interesting if the facts ever
become known as to the kidnaping of
Miss Stone and Mme. Tsilka. It may pos
sibly turn out that the bandits were after
all only hired men in the transaction,
and that the kidnaping was little more
than a successful financial investment.
Editor Blethen has given the world a
photograph of the invitation which he re
ceived to attend the reception of the Ger
man prince. This establishes Alden's
greatness, even if there be nothing else
which has any tendency in this direction.
Weyler has been a long time in idleness.
If he takes charge of things in Barcelona,
he may suppress the anarchists, but he is
in danger, too, of suppressing Spain itself.
Long's retirement enables another pol
itician who slashed around in the shoes
of a statesman to resume the obscurity
which he should never have given up*
For a politician who seems to please no
body in particular Mr. Chamberlain must
be said to have his own way quite ex
"The Strollers" will be presented at the
Metropolitan this afternoon and tonight.
Tbese closing performances of this bril
liant engagement will undoubtedly be
played to crowded houses. The show is
one of the best of its kind, and has
played to tremendous business both in
this city Minneapolis. John E. Hen
shaw, in the title role, is a host in him
self, and he is ably supported by a clever
coterie of funmakers headed by Eddie
Foy and Marie George.
The recent success of the Sousa band
in Paris and that of Innes at Atlantic
City during the last few summers, and at
the great Pan-American exposition, Buf
falo, has amply demonstrated the fact
that high "artistic merit" is rewarded
alike in either the old or new world.
Innes is said to have played to close on
1,000,0C0 paid admissions at his summer
concerts. A prominent feature of his
success has been the giving of entire
scenes from "Lucia," "Faust," "Carmen,"
and other operas with a cast of prom
inent singerg. The organization will be
heard tomorrow afternoon and evening
at the Metropolitan.
Performances this afternoon at 2:30 and
tonight at 8:15 will close the vaudeville
engagement at the Grand Opera house.
"ManTselle 'Awkins," a bright, breezy
musical comedy in three acts, with Miss
Delia Stacey in the title role, will inau
gurate a week's engagement at the Grand
Opera house with a performance tomor
row nigrht. The occasion will mark the
first presentation of the piece in this city.
When the earth darkens, and the Voices
Old friends', old loves,'—what thing that
you have done
Will you remember? Will it be
The knowledge hardly won, and at -he
The masterpiece men bow to?
Oh, to paint
Some picture that shall live througho it
the years,
And ever be a shining mystery
To them that follow! Oh, from common
To carve some miracle >f loveliness
That shall not perish! Oh, to write a
With all the best that you have seen ana
And suffered set forth there upon lh»
So that, through all the pages, one rt
Shall read and make you immortal!
So you pray,
Till Art seems Life; but when the Voices
And the earth darkens, and the stars are
You will forget the prayer, forget the
You will remember how you gave a
Once, to a child that wept, and how the
Of the tired mother blessed you as the
Laughed and was quietod. On a time a
■0 word.
And a hand's touch that lingered, gave to
Tempted and tired the courage that was
Once long ago, there was a little maid.
And. though the yea-rs have hid her, you
will know
Her perfect faith the best of all your
Thus when earth darkens and the Voices
Art will grow less; and small forgotten
Will steal, like stars into the evening sky
Into the heart, and you will hear the call
And. at the last, make answer, well con
—New York Tribune.
grist ¥<R Political Mill
The Republican party has at last a can
didate for nomination: for city treasurer
against Treasurer Biremer. John ~11.
Wolterstoff yesterday: left with County
Auditor Johnson the $10 which makes him
formally a candidate. 'Mr. Wolterstoff is
an old resident of St. Paul and has for
many years been activp in ward and city
politics. He ran r for ihe assembly once
unsuccessfully and served on the water
board as its president He is a resident
of the Third ward. '7
Hermon W. Phillips .yesterday filed his
certificate of caj|didaky for Republican
nomination to the assembly. Mr. Phillips
lives in the First w%rd. He is an at
torney and served as first assistant In
the corporation attorney's office.
Dr. E. H. Haas, dentist, is a candidate
for Republican nomination to the as
sembly. Dr. Haas lives in the Third
ward. He has never before been a can
didate for office but has taken an active
part in the politics of his ward and was
known in city politics through his
brother, former Building Inspector Sam
Aspirants for nomination to office under
the primary election law have only two
days left in which their papers may be
file., with entire safety. Today Is a legal
holiday and the auditor's office will be
closed until Monday. There is some
doubt about the legality of certificates of
nomination filed Wednesday, Feb. 26, and
while the certificates of candidates who
present themselves Wednesday will not
be refused, It will be tne better part of
good judgment for aspirants to file either
Monday or Tuesuay.
Representative Ryan, of Wadena coun
ty, yesterday introduced in the house a
petition from the citizens of his district
protesting against the enactment of the
tax code, as proposed by the tax com
Representative dimming yesterday In
troduced and secured the passage of a
concurrent resoluV.on memorializing con
gress in favor o^.the establishment of the
proposea military post at Crookston.
Representative^ J. A, Peterson, Henne
pin, yesterday secured the passage at a.
concurrent resolution "memorializing con
gress in favor of the passage of Senator
Hoar's bill defining', conspiracies. The bill
is drawn in the alleged interests of *lie
labor organizations and has been circu
lated in the states where the legislatures
are now in session.
The house committee on the reception
of bills continues to hold daily meetings.
The results of its deliberations have no{
yet been confided to the house. The
chairman, the melancholy Mr. Haugland,
announces after each.meeting: "We have
disposed of several bills." The disposi-
/few t/ork £etter.
Raines Amends His I/aw—
NEW YORK, Feb. 21. — Senator John
Raines, author of the "no sandwich, no
drink" law, has repudiated the so-called
"Raines-law hotels." He has introduced
a bill desigfteu to wipe them out of ex
istence, in accordance with the sugges
tions of the Reform club.
The bill amends the liquor-tax law by
increasing the powers of the excise de
partment to pass upon the eligibility of
hotelkeepers to receive a liquor license.
None but Year-Old Fiction—
Andrew Carnegie's suggestion at the
reception given for him at the Authors'
club, that it might be well for public li
braries to buy no work of fiction which
is not one year old, was discussed with
interest yesterday in library circles. Her
bert Putnam, librarian of congress ro
cently expressed a similar opinion when
he urged that only works a year old and
of established reputation should be pur
chased, and that is practically the rule
of the British library.
Launching of the Meteor—
Invitations to the launching of the
emperor's yacht a week from today were
sent out this week by the builders, the
Townsend-Downe ctmpany.Two thousand
invitations were mailed, only those whose
names had baen, passed upon by the com
mittee of arrangements at Washington
and the secret service bureau and per
sonal friends of the builders receiving the
coveted cardboards.
A force of clerks in the office of the
firm at Broadway and Beaver street
was set to work directing the invita
tions. A carefully prepared list, fur
nished by the German ambassador the
president, the committee at Washington
and Mayor Low, and added to by the
shipbuilders, was followed by the mail
ing clerks.
It will be an assemblage of famous
men which will gather on Shooters
island next Tuesday 'to witness the in
ternational event 1 of the launching of the
Meteor by the daughter of the president
of the United States, with the emperor'B
brother, twenty-five of the most famous
men in the German mavy and the presi
dent of the United States and his cabinet
as the chief guests.
The invited guests include the foremost
figures of official life in Washington
and nearly all the celebrities of finance,
politics, literature, art and the business
and official life of this city. At least
two governors will witness the launching
—Gov. Odell, of New York, and Gov.
Murphy, of New Jersey. Gov. Stone, of
Pennsylvania, has been invited. Senators
Platt and Depew have also been asked.
The invitations are handsomely en
graved, with the American and German
flags in colors at the top. Inclosed with
each invitation is a card of admission to
the island.
No one will be admitted without first
presenting this card. A third card invites
the recipient to a luncheon to be given
"in honor of the president of the United
States and Prince Henry of Prussia" im
mediately after the luncheon. Thy lunch
eon will be served in an Unm-inse new
building, just completed, and there will
be 2,000 guests. President Roosevelt end
party and Prince Henry and party will
be seated on a raised platform erected
midway of the building on one side. The
guests of honor will be la view »f all
the other guests.
Millionaires Dine in Secrecy—
Twelve millionaires, representing the
greatest financial interests of the United
States, chose a secluded place for a din
ner and conference last Saturday night.
Not a word about the affair leaked out
until yesterday, and even then it was
impossible to learn the names of all the
men present, but among them were J.
Pierporit Morgan. William C. Whitney,
S. D. French. John D. Rockefeller and
Joseph Peabody, of Boston.
Anybody searching for them would not
have been likely to look in the place
where they assembled. They met in a
private room adjoining the wine cellar
in the basement of the Arena, No. 39
West Thirty-first street. William C.
Muschcnheim, proprietor of the plac-5,
last night confirmed the story of their
visit, but was not able to throw any
light on the purpose for wliich they met.
Vanderbilt's "Man from the West"—
William Carlos Brown, the man from
the West, who has come to be the
third \icc president of the New York
Central railroad, has taken hold of his
new duties with characteristic vim and
is actively directing the practical work
ings of\the big railroad.
Mr. Brown is the son of a Baptist mis
sionary and pioneer in the West and
Northwest, who died recently at the age
of ninety years.' Despite an early train
ing, in which it was taught that fast
horses were not the necessary adjunct
tion may be reference to the waste bas
ket for all the house knows about it.
Mr. Roberts may be as unfortunate in
stirring up opposition by his speeches as
his distinguished colleague, J. Sweet, but
Mr. Roberts is the most active member
on the floor and he is not afraid to
say just what he thinks when he is an
gry. Yesterday morning when Mr. Um
land offered as a substitute to Peterson's
motion for a recess a motion for
adjournment until Monday, Roberts
jumped to his feet and defied the bouse
to adjourn. When the roll call vote was
finished and Roberts, who had stood
throughout the roll call glaring around
the hall, saw he was beaten ihe asked
the members to change their votes to
permit an afternoon session. In the face
of Roberts' request a member walked
onto the floor of the house and an
nounced himself as voting for the Um
land motion. The house burst into a ro ar
of laughter and Roberts had received
the last straw. He fairly shook with in
dignation. He squared his shoulders
back and shaking his fist shouted:
"Some of you calves will have to an
swer to your constituents for this."
The adjournment of the house yester
day noon dashed the hopes of the
"friends" of the bill who hoped to see
the code brought to a vote last night.
As it now stands the bill cannot bo
brought to a vote before Monday night,
and the chances are that several more
days will be consumed in tinkering be
fore it is considered as a whole. The
fate of the bill lies now almost dbiely
in the attitude which the friends take
toward the middle of the road or con
servative element. The conservative ete
nrent wants to enact a tax bill, but it
wants to be sure that it is' right before
it goes ahead, and any attempt at rail
roading now is a direct blow at the ulti
mate success of the bill, even in a widely
amended form, from the original crea
So far the "friends" have been abso
lutely unable to g3t anything like an
accurate line on. the strength of the op
position, which has trimmed and escaped
every effort to get it on record. To
date the only vote which has come even
approximately near determining the
strength of either wing was the vote
taken on the adoption of the Jacobson
supplement to the Wallace amendments.
The eighteen votes cast against the Ja
cobson amendment were votes that
could be relied upon to stick for the bill
in the finish. Jacobson and part of his
following voted for the Wallace amend
ments, which polled a vote of 62 as
against 46. The change of attitude on
the two ballots is the closest line the
"friends" have yet been able to get on
the temper of the house, and that would
show, if it were accurate, that the
"friends" are at least a dozen votes
short of the majority to pass the bill
until the middle of the road fellows are
of the life of a Christian citizen, Mr
Brown has long been a familiar sight
on the Chicago drives with his speedy
animals and he will have' to be reck
oned with on the speedway here He
once owned the crack trotter Harry C
Odell Angry, says He'll Sign
"l shall sign, the Brackett-Rogers bill
3" St h ate lUDacy bno
matter jhat has been said at this hear
ing, and no matter what has been said
ft eh^k r the Ot ndemnatOry °f »V iISnXE
ps^ asrgr &± rs&z
SnSa^V^ e SH eSSnr
economy with the " people'smoney and
tint "I?"* 1 ° managing, the state luna
tics, the people have first chance with
St- weM Ca?* Ot keep the lunatics at
tfonizT th f" Ast°Tia- We must revolu
tionize^ the lunacy SyStem because there
are officials now connected with it who
Gov nL,f ilty,°f SFOSS
aS?; * I ade this st"tement to
day to Prof. George p. Canfleld, presi
dent of , the State Charities Aid asJocfa
tion. The governor said a great many
more things, too, in defense of his action
; regarding the lunacy bill that made the
ears of his opponents tingle. Never had
a governor of the state been seen more
excited. He stalked up and down the
chamber and made no attempt to con
ceal his contempt and indignation- over
the arguments advanced against him.
Civil Service Infractions—
, Mayor Low regards the disclosures In
relation to the civil service as un
fortunate, to say the least, and has asked
the civil service commission to investi
gate all the appointments and promotions
made since Jan. 1. The mayor has had
a talk also with George McAneny, secre
tary of the . civil service commission, in
regard to the allegations made, and has
told him that the Leipziger incident, in
which favoritism . was shown, could be
looked upon only as a regrettable circum
stance. •
While the mayor does not think Mr. Mc-
Aneny had any improper purpose in view
in any^of the cases that have come up
for consideration he is sorry that either
the suppression of information or the ill
advised non-competitive appointments
should have brought criticism upon the
administration. It is asserted that con
trary to the law, men are performing
duties for which they were not engaged.
Hart's Art Collection—
Pictures and studies by James M.
Hart form in the Fifth avenue art gal
leries a captivating collection. In it one
may rejiew all the phases of his career.
Landscapes and cows, from the time
when he was a faithful pupil of Munich
and of Dusseldorf until his old age, ap
pear here classical, tender, reflected In
charm through an individuality.
He had chosen them to be on the walls
of his house the truest expressions of his
attitude toward nature. He had expressed
the wish that they should be shown and
sold together after his death.
They give in their collective aspect the
view of his talent that he must have had
himself. It was honest and painstaking.
It was poetic and serious. With his own
works are paintings of others that he
valued highly.
Among them are a "Windmill,"' by
Lambinet; a "Lowland Pasture," by
vTroyon; a sketchy "Woodland Pool," by
Corot, and a "Mare and Foal," by Her
ring, of which he spoke always flatter
ingly to hiis friends.
His Brother Prayed for Him—
Piled high in the seizure* room of the
office in Nassau street of the Society for
the Suppression of Vice are several thou
sand volumes of a paper-backed book
entitled "Madame de Barry," with a fur
ther alluring line indicating the status
of the wicked and clever beauty at the
court of Louis XV. There are also three
boxes containing the publisher's plates
of the work. The books and plates are
from the publishing house of the J. S.
Ogilvie Publishing company, at the head
of which is J. S. Ogilvie. His brother,
G. W. Ogilvie, recently arose at a prayer
meeting in the Tompkins Avenue Con
gregational church in Brooklyn, and ask
ed the congregation to pray for his
brother, as he was greatly in need of
the saving grace of supplication.
The books and plates were sent vol
untarily to the office of Anthony Com
stock, but as the head of the Society tor
the Suppression of Vice was about to
descend upon Mr. Ogilvie's establishment
and confiscate the objectionable volumes,
there is some wonder among the unin
itiated as to how the pubHsher came to
make th* surrender.
Just what part G. W. Ogilvie played
in the matter is not apparent, but it is
certain that he knew of the surrender of
the books and plates before anyone ex
cept the principals in the affair. Mr.
Comstock said that as Mr. Ogilvie had
offered to deliver uu books and plates.
having heard that there was some ques
tion as to the propriety of the book, it
would be ungenerous to make public the
The electrograph of Prof. Lancetta 3s
now at work in several Italian observa
tories. It consists of an elevated wire
or antenna, connected to earth through
a coherer, which is affected 'by electric
disturbances in the air, and acts upon
a. recording apparatus. A lighlning ftasn,
tor example, causes the coherer to ring
a bell and make a pencil mark upon a
revolving clock dial. With an antenna
forty feet high on an elevation without
r°£ obstacles ' a thunder storm
can be detected more than sixty miles
away, and the apparatus is expected to
do valuable service in signaling the hail
storms so much dreaded by Italian vine
For producing low temperatures down
to 60 degrees below zero, M. D. Arson
val recommends chloride of methyl evap
orated in a porous case. To reach 112
or 115 degrees below zero, liquid carbonic
acid or acetylene may be used, and may
be conveniently dissolved in acetone. Liq
uid arir offers the best means of Obtain
ing greater cold. This should be slowly
dropped from a silvered glass flask
through a rubber tube into a quart ves
sel of silvered glass with double walls,
the vessel being placed in a bath of
gasoline. A little more than an ounce of
liquid air sffices for giving 194 degrees
below zero for an hour.
While smokeless powder has been ex
pected to give battle scenes in the fu
ture a greatly changed appearance, a
new German shell is intended to reverse
them. The powder charge of this pro
jectile contains amorphous phosphorus,
and when the shell bursts it emits a
thick white smoke that shows the gun
ner even at a great distance, how ac
curate has been his aim. The smoke
also tends to obstruct the enemy's view.
Australian bluegum timber has been
chosen by British engineers for harbor
works because it will sink if washed
away, and will not endanger shipping.
A remarkable dependence of certain
plants upon others of different kind seems
to have been discovered) by M. Noel Ber
nard, a French botanist. The orchids
produce many seeds, some of them mil
lions to the single plant, yet they are
very rare plants, and it was long suppos
ed to be impossible to grow them in any
way except by transplanting the bulbs.
Success with the seeds was at last reacn
ed by sowing them in soil that had con
tained the adult plant. From his in
vestigation M. Bernard concludes that
the seeds germinate only after they have
been penetrated by a certain species of
fungus, and that infection of the soil
which would result from the roots of the
older plants, is necessary for the cultiva
tion of the y_oung plants.
Mysterious dark bodies have been se-en
occasionally to cross the sun's disc. An
English astronomer has collected accurate
dates of nine of these transits, the earli
est being June 6, 1761, and he finds that
these dates indicate the existence of two
unknown planets within the earth's orbit,
with periods of about 174 and 20 days, re
spectively. One of these bodies must be
nearer the sun than Mercury, with ,a
mean distance of about 13,000,000 miles.
The other is calculated to revolve be
tween Mercury and Venus, at a distance
of about 51,000,000 miles, and should have
a diameter of 1,700 to 2,000 miles. At its
most favorable position for observation,
it would appear as a third magnitude
star, 30 degrees from the sun.
The protective vest of Jan Szoenkanik,
the Polish schoolmaster inventor, is most
remarkable as a product of the weaver's
art The fabric is undyed silk, about as
thick as the material of a winter over
coat, and it is claimed that the extraor
dinary thread combination gradually
worked out by weaving experiments, give
the elastic fiber the cohesion and resist
ence that make it proof against dagger
thrusts and revolver bullets fired at short
range. The silk vest, fully covering the
breast, weighs about three pounds.
A horn piercing the skull four and one
half inches was found on a nearly par
alyzed wild bullock lately shot in Aus
There are cases of thought transfer and
like effects that puzzle even scientific stu
dents. In a recent lecture, Sir Thomas
Lauder Brunton pointed out .- at par
ticular senses in some persons are ex
tremely sensitive, and showed that slight
impressions may sometimes transfer
thought, and that impressions made upon
one sens© may affect Mother. Unsound
senses also may account for much. Vis
ions have been brought about by some de
fect in the eye, and voices have been
heard through some defect in the ear, and
it is possible that some defect in the
nerve going from the eye to the brain
may cause hallucinations. But there are
other phenomena, impossible to explain at
present, that Sir Thomas suggests may
foreshadow the discovery of brain waves
similar to the waves in Marconi's wireless
Electricity, aided by chemical action, is
looked upon by M. I. Skvortzow as the
chief molder of the earth, instead of heat.
The earth's heat, which has increased in
importance as the earth has taken a more
material form, is attributed to electric
currents, which circulate near the sur
face, the earth's interior being possibly
as cold as the greatest depths of the
ocean. Changes in the aspect of the
earth, as well as meteorological phenom-
•ena, are supposed to be due to electric
currents induced by solar influence. The
temperatures of different planets depend
less on their distance from the sun than
on their reserve of energy and on the
currents induced by sun through their ax
ial and orbital motions.
Common salt, snuffed up the nose in
doses of four grains, has been reported
by Dr. George Leslie to have remark
able effects upon the nerves of i.ie face.
In thirty or forty cases of toothache,
facial and other neuralgia, the pain dis
appeared almost instantly, and only two
cases failed to yield to the treatment.
Sunflower pith proves to have a specific
gravity of only 0.028, while that of elder
pith—hitherto thought the lightest solid
is 0.09, and that of cork is 0.24.
When some people go abroad those
funny fellows, the foreigners, are always
saying •curious things to them. When
others go they never hear anything of
the sort. One of the former kind came
home the other day, and reported prog
ress. "At a dinner," he said, "I sat next
to a writer for a provincial English pa
per, and there weren't many things that
he didn't know. We got to talking about
the use of American beef in England.
" 'You know the English beef,' he said,
'is much better than the American, and
you know it's perfectly easy to tell the
English from the American. I don't
know what the cause is, but the fat of
the American beef has a reddish tinge,
while that of the English beef is much
whiter. So in buying beef all we have
to do is to pick out that which has the
fat clear white, and we know that we
are getting the English.'
" 'Why, my dear sir,' said I, 'do you
suppose the American shippers don't
know that? Why, on all the piers where
beef is shipped now they have great vats
filled with peroxide—the kind that makes
bleached blondes—anu all the beef is soak
ed in it till the fat comes out whiter than
the English. So if you go to market and
buy the beef with the very whitest fat
you can find you are sure to get Ameri
can beef.'
" 'Bless my soul,' said the Englishman.
And he went off and wrote an article for
his paper on the disclosure of another
wicked American trade trick."
This story teachea that a difference of
taste in jokes may cause strained rela
tions among nations, as well as in fami
lies.—New York Tribune.
He Wr.s A?9ointed.
Tom—Darling, I know that you are go
ing to give me all the kisses I ask for
Ida—Suppose I fail?
Tom—Fail? Oh, well if yod fail in
kisses appoint me receiver.—Chicago Daily
News. *
Too Sadly Trne.
If I had my way," said the practical
man. "there would be no poetry writ
"Well," ansvered the cynical reader of
magazines, "I guess you'v° grot your way,
all ritfht."— Washington Star.
Maryland Statesman Once Thrashed
an Associate Who Refused
to Contribute for
Charity. >t;
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Washington, D. C. /
WASHINGTON. D. C, Feb. 21.-Just
nfty years after he was appointed a
page in the United States senate, Arthur
Pue Gorman has been chosen to serve a
fourth term in that body. Arthur was
thirteen years of age when he began
his service in the senate. He is now
One of Gorman's fellow pages was tho
well-known actor, Stuart Robson. The
circumstance was pleasantly recalled
one evening last week when Mr. Rob
son appeared here in his favorite role
of Bertie the Lamb, l n -Henrietta." All
the pages of the senate and house of
representatives were present aa Mr.
Robson's guests, occupying boxes ori
both sides of the stage, and at the close
of one of the acts Mr. Robson, In re
sponse to their applause, made a curtain
speech, in which he related the cir
cumstance. He also related an incident
about Gorman, which had served to im
press him particularly on his mind.
"There was an old apple woman,"' said
Mr. Robson, "who had been in the habit
of coming around to. us with her wares
and of whom we were all quite fond. It
seems she had had slipped on the ice
and suffered some injury by which she
was laid up. The boys all assessed
themselves a small sum—as much as
they could afford—to help pay the doc
tors' bills. Well, all paid cheerfully ex
cept one boy, who was quite able, but
who declined to ante his assessment. All
sorts of persuasion was tried in vain,
until finally Gorman said he would take
the responsibility of collecting the as
sessment. He accordingly paid it out
of his own pocket and then proceeded
to thrash the delinquent. The story
might have ended there, but I am bound
to relate that our lives dritted apart and
It was many years before I had occa
sion to think of either of those boys
again. Then I chanced to be in Mis
souri and came on the boy who had
been thrashed; he was in the penitent
iary. The boy who had done the thrash
ing was in the United States senate."
Gorman served as an employe in the
senate for fourteen years. He had been
to school a little before he was thirt..°n,
but here his education, as far as school
ing went, came to an end. But Gorman
is only another illustration of the fact
that education la not entirely a matter
of books or schools. He is now not only
a shrewd man with business and politi
cal ability, but he has a fair knowledge
of books and talks and appears like a
person of culture. His language is
straightforward, grammatical and vig
Gorman left the employment of the
senate in 1866 to accept an appointment,
as collector of internal revenue of tho
Fifth Maryland district. "When Grant
became president he was removed and
began his political career in the state.
He was elected to the house of delegates
of the Maryland legislature, and after
serving two terms became speaker of
that body. In 1879 he was elected to
the Maryland state senate, where he
served two terms, and from which he
was chosen to the United States senate
in 1880. After serving three terms in
the United States senate, Gorman was
defeated in the general elections of four
years ago. He relinquished his seat in
March, 1899, and returned to Maryland
to make the campaign for re-election.
He will resume his seat next March.
Mr. Gorman has always been regarded
as a power in the senate, his influence
is of the quiet kind and his role is
never spectacular. He prefers to keep in
the background. He is known /is an
organizer. Which means that he knows
men and has the confidence of other
men. They respect his judgment and are
inclined to follow his advice. He seldom
takes any part in debate and his talents
are not oratorical. When he does speak
his words are few and directly to the
Although defeated for the senate, Gor
man has never been out of Democratic
politics. He took an important, though
not conspicuous part in the last presi
dential campaign, and it was on his ad
vice that anti-imperialism was chosen ss
the "paramount issue." Had he been per
mitted his way, the Chicago platform
would have been left out of the Kansas
City one; but he and Chairman Jamefc
K. Jones were overruled by William J.
Bryan. Although himself a believer in
the gold standard, Gorman has always
held that party regularity is a superior
claim to personal beliefs, and after hfe
had done what he could to stave off the
silver declarations, Gorman fell into lino
and supported the nominee of the regular
Democratic organization.
There has scarcely been a time for
twenty years when Gorman was not
himself a possibility for the presidential
nomination on the Democratic ticket. At
a number of conventions he has had sub
stantial followings, and once or twice
has just escaped being chosen. His re
turn to the United States senate has
again brought him into the public eye,
and there are not a few Democrats
who hail him as the Moses who is to
lead the disorganized party out of the
wilderness and into the land of Canaan.
However this may be, it is certain his
councils will be welcomed by the mi
nority in the senate, where organization
and leadership have become reminiscen
Senator Gorman is a man of consider
able wealth. Some place the figure at
$4,000,000. Sit may be less and it may be
more. Twenty years ago he became a
director in the Chesapeake ana Oho
Canal company and he is known o have
very large railroad and real estate in
terests in Maryland. What money he
has he has made and accumulated him
self. Incidentally he believes in other
people—his own children not excepted—
doing likewise. The gossips? tell about
the marriage of one of his daughters to
a young man of artisi.c tastes and a
salary of a thousand a year in the navy
department. It is related that Mr. Gor
man gave his consent with readiness, but
also gave warning that the young couple
need expect no assistance from him.
The allowance of the daughter had been
more than $1,000 before marriage, but this
was cut off and the two started sup
porting themselves on that amount. It
meant no servant and much deprivation,
but the senator does the unrelenting
parent as perfectly as that individual in
the melodrama.
In manner Gorman is calm, dignified
and courteous. He is always the same
He is not temperamental. In success he
betrays no elation; in defeat he chows no
discouragement. He is never seen to
hurry. His face is a perfect mask, and
all that can be discovered of his t-.oughta
are the few measured words which he
speaks—and speaks always looking the
listener directly in the eye. He is a
constant, but unconscious student or
human nature. He is always taking the
other man's measure, drawing him out,
letting him do the talking. Like all poli
ticians who have made any success he
tells the truth. He may not tell all he
knows or thinks, but what he says can
be relied on. If he makes a promise it
is as good as a government bond. This
is not necessarily conscience or morality
with him; it is habit. It is part of his
business training, a lesson wmch he
probably learned before he was appoint
ed a page in the senate.
During the next three years more will
be heard of Arthur Pue Gorman. What
ever the Democratic party does, whoever
it nominates for president—Sehley or Hill
or someone not yet heard of—Gorman
will have a hand in it. And in the end
he may himself be the aominee*.

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