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THE GLOBE CO., PUBLISHERS. ■ fFFICIAL .^Pg^ CITY OF C?T H ADESl^gn COUNCIL^ PAPER Si; PAUL. Entered at Postofflce at St. Paul, Minn., as Second-Class Matter. TELEPHONE CALLS. Northwestern— Business— Main. Editorial— Main. Composing 1 Room — Main. Mississippi Valley Business—lo6s. Editorial—7B. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. ' By Carrier. | 1 mo | 6 mos | 12 mos Daily only .40 $2.25 $4.0fl Daily and Sunday. .50 2.75 . 5.00 Sunday 15 .75 1.00 *» COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By Mail. | 1 moj 6 mos | 12 mos" Daily only ........ .28 $1750 $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. S7 "Washington St., The P. S. Webb Company in Charge. WEATHER FOR TODAY. Minnesota—Fair Tuesday; cooler in northeast portion; Wednesday fair: light to fresh northwest winds, becoming' south cist. Upper Michigan—Fair Tuesday and Wednesday; fresh northwest to west winds. i. North Dakota and South Dakota — Fair and warm Tuesday and Wednesday. Wisconsin—Fair Tuesday and Wednes dny: fresh to northwest winds. Montana —Fair in east, showers and cooler In west portion Tuesday; Wednes tiowers; cooler In east portion. Paul — Yesterday's temperatures, taken by the United States weather bu- St. Paul, P. JP. Lyons, observer, for the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night Barometer corrected for tem perature and elevation: Highest temper ature. 86; lowest temperature, 6S: aver mperature, 77: daily range, 18; bar ometer, 29.90; humidity. 70; precipitation, 0; 7 p. in., temperature, 83; 7 p. m., wind, northwest; weather, clear. Yesterday's Temperatures— •SpmHighl *BpmHigh Alpena ....66 S2 1 Kansas C ..82 92 Battleford .72 72! Marquette .74 86 Bismarck ..80 82|Milwaukee .82 84 Buffalo ....72 7ti; Minnedosa .72 74 Boston S4 St2l Montgomery 82 90 Calgary ....70 72 Montreal ...74 82 Cheyenne ..82 SB|Nashville ...84 94 Chicago ...go 84 N. Orleans..B2 90 Cincinnati .86 ss Norfolk 76 90 Cleveland ..so M N. Platte ..S6 88 Davenport .84 86Omaha .. ..90 90 Dcs .\loines..ss 96 I'hiladelp'ia SO 86 Detroit 72 84jPittsburg; ...82 88 Duluth . ..78 S4|Qu'Appelle .72 72 Edmonton. 72 72]' Frisco 60 64 Galveston ..84 86! St. Louis ...86 90 G. Haven ..70 7S| Salt Lake ..94 96 Green Bay..€ 6 86' Ste. Marie..72 82 Helena .. ..s«; s<; Washington 82 92 Huron 82 !)0! Winnipeg ..68 78 J'ksonville .82 90| •Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul). River Bulletin— Danger Gauge Change in Stations. Line. Reading. 24 Hours. St. Paul 14 4.1 —0.2 La Crosse 10 5.8 0.0 Davenport 15 6.0 ... St. Louis 30 23.7 —Fall. River forecast till S p. m. Monday: The Mississippi will continue falling slowly in the vicinity of St. Paul. TO OUR FRIENDS. Anyone unable to secure a co;i> ofTlte Glob c on any ruilronil train leaving or en (ertiifc St. I'nul will confer a favor on the management by rejiiM-tiiiir the fnct to ilie bai. fness ofllce. Tele:»h«»ne, Main 10C5. Subscribers annoyed by ir rcß'alnr or lnte delivery of TlieGlobe will confer a f:t vor on the mnnngement by r». liortins the fact to the biminea* offlee. Telephone. 3lain 1O«5. TUESDAY, JULY 15, 1902. The announced hostility of the coal barons to Mark Hanna may be accept ed as another indication that Uncle Mark's presidential bee keeps on buz zing healthily. PREMIER BALFOUR. The government of England remains in the hands of the Cecil family. The nephew succeeds the uncle as premier, and the son and son-in-law of the re tiring statesman will keep their pres ent places in the cabinet. That is the chief significance, immediately at least, of the withdrawal of Lord Salisbury as prime minister of England. Great pains are taken through the cable dispatches to indicate that the choice of Balfour to succeed Sal isbury was made with the approval and sanction of the great Birmingham politician who holds the portfolio of colonial secretary and who has been the real head of active government in Britain since the death of Gladstone and the collapse of Rosebery as his successor. But the assurance will de ceive no intelligent observer. They are mere official utterances, designed, like most of the other fictions of politics, to pleasantly mi: lead the public. Joseph Chamberlain was never a possible successor of Lord Salisbury, and could never be as long as a mem ber of his lordship's family was to be found in prominent position in the Tory party. More than that, the selec tion as premier of even as distinguish ed a member of the Unionist alliance as Mr. Chamberlain has at no time been a possibility. T. P. O'Connor is not far from the reality of the situation, when he declares that the chief regard which the Tories have had for Cham berlain is the use they have made of him. But just as surely is Chamber lain's day coming. His ambition does not look forward to his being a Tory drudge for all time. The new premier is a f~r abler man than his uncle ever was. His career as government leader in the commons for years and as Irish secretary re vealed him as a man of courage and resourcefulness. His few excursions into the domain of literature show him to be a better scholar than his activ ities in life have ever revealed him to be. He is charged with being lazy. He may be; but his.laziness has never Interfered with his ability to sustain the government cause on the floor of the house with a degree of ability which has not found a parallel in the Tory ranks since Disraeli. According to T. P. O'Connor's por trait of the new premier, which may be relied on as accurate, -since it is made by an accomplished newspaper writer, who has been among Balfour's opponents in the house of commons since the appearance of the two in public life, the arrogance and brutal cynicism which marked his adminis tration of the office of chief secretary for Ireland has been replaced by ur banity and good will for his associates of opposite politics. If this be the case, Dalfour may prove a success in his new role. Toryism is in the ascendant in England, and is likely to remain in the ascendant for this generation. If it does not it is entirely safe to predict that its banishment from power will not be the result of Balfour's blunder ing. An old man has stepped down from the highest position in the government oC Britain. His place has been taken by a young man. The consequences nat ural to such a change are the only ones which can be immediately looked for in British affairs. Boss Platt says that New York is not a Democratic state, and never will be again. The boss either forgets that his own days are numbered or else he does not think that he has had much to do with political changes in the Empire state in recent years. TOM JOHNSON'S CANDIDACY. The announcement of Tom Johnson's candidacy for the presidential nomina tion of his party will be welcomed by all classes of Democrats. Mayor Johnson is a strong man, strong in his mentality, as in his convictions. He has shown himself, moreover, to be a good politician. He would never be expected to announce his candidacy unless he was assured, and his friends shared his assurance, that he would win the prize. Mayor Johnson's appearance will, The Globe hopes, result in bring ing out a number of other strong men. The campaign of 1904 is yet to be fought. All present signs are that it will be fought under the most favor ble auspices by the Democracy. The assurance of success which exists today will be tenfold stronger when the returns are received from the con gressional contests. The next house of representatives will be strongly Democratic, as the result of these elec tions, and the party will be in a posi tion to drive the iron into the adminis tration heart by forcing Republican ac tion on the great questions which are yet to be settled —the questions of the tariff and the trusts, reciprocity, jus tice to Cuba, and the destruction of the unconstitutional and anti-American system of so-called government at present prevailing in the Philippines. Despite the far-fetched attempts at satire of the administration press and politicians, the Democratic forces are today acting in perfect harmony. There is no dispute concerning the great is sues before the people. There is no fal tering in a united and irrepressible opposition to the methods and policies of the administration. Individual Democrats may be disagreed, but Dem ocratic masses are in absolute agree ment. The outcome of an aggressive congressional campaign will clinch the unification which now prevails among Democrats, and clear the way of all possible obstructions in the path of a successful fight for Democratic con trol of national affairs. Tom Johnson's example ought not to be lost on the eminent Democrats of the country. There are numbers of Democratic statesmen, any one of whom would lend dignity to the presi dential office and in it render enduring service to the cause of constitutional government. There is no lack what ever of sound presidential timber in the party. The South, as well as the East and West, has an adequate sup ply of it All the Democratic voters will ask of their leaders is that their nomi nees are men of recognized courage, who can be relied on to fight the battle of constitutional government with reasonable prospect of success. Mayor Johnson is such a man. Others like him will present themselves in time. The party will have a wide range from which to choose its standard bearers. With a wise choice and good congres sional nominations, the presidential campaign of 1904 eught to result in a Democratic victory. The triple alliance is revived, and the world passes the event up as of no particular consequence. No such fate awaits the forthcoming slugging match between the two distinguished Ameri cans—the former boilermaker and the former blacksmith. PROTECTING CRIMINALS. The action of the state department in demanding of the British authorities the extradition of Greene and Gaynor, the two defaulters now in Canada, will be welcomed by all who have watched the progress of this case. From the outset these scoundrels have relied on the aid of Canadian governmental of ficials to prevent their return to the scene of their crimes. They have been ably assisted in that respect by what appears on its face to be the greatest \iolation of public morals and profes sional ethics on the part of those of ficials. It is not necessary to go into any consideration whatever of the sub stance of the questions which have been raised at one stage or other of the effort to bring these men back in order to understand the occasion for the intervention of Secretary Hay in the case. A bare recital of the un disputed facts touching the conduct of Dominion officials concerned is ade quate to the end. When first Greene and Gaynor got to Canada they cast their dependence on their ability to hire the services of the most prominent officials that would have to do with their extradi tion. These men are mostly lawyers, and they were apparently all open to retainers by the American fugitives. The first step in this direction was to secure the services of a high Do minion official without whose concur rence, as District Attorney Erwin points out, the extradition is not poa sible ultimately. This was done, and the official who must decide the ques tion in the last event is now enjoy ing the advantage of a liberal profes sional retainer from these two swin- THE ST. PAUt, GlrOß^ TUESDAY, JUI,Y 15, 1902. dlers who are paying their bills out of the proceeds of their public rob beries. This done, Greene and Gaynor re tained successively as their attorneys the minister of justice for the Domin ion of Canada, the prime minister for the province of Quebec, the son of the deputy attorney general for the Prov ince of Quebec, a partner of the attor ney general of that province, and a son of the extradition commissioner. These men consented to be hired by Greene and Gaynor, well knowing that the em ployment would involve them in their official character. What other moneys 1 were expended by the fugitives, or what other high government officials they were able to hire, will perhaps never be known; but it is a fair pre sumption that if they found it possible to secure the services of those al ready specified, they did not find it difficult to run the entire gamut of official existence within the Province of Quebec. The American lawyer who would un der such circumstances consent to ac- cept a retainer would be disbarred by every court before which he sought to practice. The American public of ficial who could be shown to be pecu niarily interested in the outcome of any proceeding before him would be liable to impeachment. Indeed only the known recognized crooked charac ters in American politics would as public employes dare to bear any such relation as it appears in this case every Canadian official was perfectly willing to publicly assume for a money consideration. It is hard to see how the British government can refuse to recognize the impropriety of the conduct of the Dominion officials who are thus involv ed, or the deliberate and probably suc cessful attempt to defeat the ends of justice on the part of these particular criminals which they have made in thus virtually subsidizing every Cana dian official who might be called on to pass on their extradition. The state board of health is about to make an investigation into the sources of the water suppty of the various cities. Let us hope that it will keep back its report on the Min neapolis situation, at least until that East side pumping station is finished. John M. Burkes gift of $4,000,000 for hospitals and the relief of temporary want among deserving men and women may be expected to have as valuable an educational influence as at least a corresponding amount of Mr. Carne gie's wealth devoted to libraries. Santa Rosa has only 7,000 popula tion; but it is a strictly up-to-date community. It supplies its people with good water, and charges the cost up in the regular tax budget. This is about as near to free cold water as we are likely to get in this generation. Northwestern Aveather is not ordi narily an uncertain quantity. It be lied its record for a few short weeks, with the result that many a man on 'change has now ample reason to be lieve he was not born a prophet—even a weather prophet. The demand of Mayor Ames for a speedy trial is backed by an argument to which not enough attention has been given. If he is convicted the city will have the chief requirement to reform realized; it will be rid of its mayor. Somebody should voice the protest of Lord Salisbury against the prac tice of the most abandoned of the American newspapers, of printing Dowie's picture for the counterfeit presentment of his lordship. It may be accepted as pretty good proof that Chairman Griggs, of the congressional committee, has some thing in him, since the Republican press and politicians are all busy abus ing him. Minneapolis is now heard demanding attention for the value of the striking moral lesson which it is teaching to the country. Her morals have always been our sister's most striking feature. Notwithstanding the relative prom inence at this time ol Mary Mac Lane and Carrie Nation, the hatchet cuts a far wider swath than does literary genius. Whatever way the latest McLaurin- Tillman scrap ends, there is the assur ance that the country will be rid of at least one of South Carolina's bad men. The question of interest now regard ing Manila is not whether the censor ship has been removed, but whether the quarantine is being maintained. Joseph Chamberlain has the serene consciousness that he at least retains the privilege of being able to serve "his betters." AT THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE. The season of the Frawley company at the Grand opera house has started most auspiciously. The fine production of "Madame Sans Gene" has prayed especially satisfying. Miss Mary Van Buren in the title role has achieved an immense personal triumph, and the supporting company appears to ex ceptional advantage. A matinee will be given tomorrow. Japanese Have No Ear Lobes. Japanese have no ear lobes. This is a discovery which has apparently been made for the first time by Dr. yon der Heyden, director of the hospital in Yokohama. Even if he is not the first to discover it, he is certainly the first to draw public attention to it. The absence of ear lobes, he claims, Is in some respects the most marked distinc tion between Japanese and Europeans, and he maintains that the probable rea son why the latter have lobes is because their ancestors for many generations wore very heavy ear-rings.—New York Herald. Queen of Gypsies Dies. Ezvira Lovel, the oldest gypsy queen in America, died last week of heart trouble and was buried at sunset in a cemetery near the camp of her little band on the outskirts of Harrisburg, Pa., The Romany rites were observed and her wagon and effects were burned. She was ninety-six years old.—Exchange. HOW TO KEEP COOL. Don't walk too fast; Don't fume and fret; Don't vow 'twill be Much hotter yet; Don't eat too much; Don't drink at all Of things composed Of alcohol. Don't read about The sunstruck folks; Don't read the old Hot weather jokes; Don't work too hard; Don't try to see The hissing of The mercury. Don't fan yourself; Don't think you're hot; Just cool off with "I think I'm not." ' And, more than that, Don't read a rule Beneath this head: "How to Keep Cool." —Josh .Wink in the Baltimore American. HOT TIME IN PARIS CELEBRATION OF THE ANNIVER ; ■■ „ SARY Off THC FALL OF THE: BASTILE \ MANY PEOPLE OVERCOME WITH THE DREADFUL HEAT But the Streets of the City Are One Immense Picture of Gayety—Military Parade Witnessed by Large Num bers of People—Fervid Reception Ac corded to President Loubet. PARIS, July 14.—0n the occasion of the national holiday today the League of Patriots paid its annual visit to the Strasburg and Joan of Arc statues anc placed wreaths on their pedestals Throughout the forenoon the streets were enlivened by martial music ol regiments marching to the Bois de Boulogne, where the entire garrison ol Paris was assembled by 1 o'clock in the afternoon. After lunch and an hour's rest the troops were marshaled on the Longchamps race course. The stands were already filled to their ut most capacity, while 100,000 other spectators crowded other points ol vantage from which there was : chance of catching a glimpse of th( proceedings. On the arrival of Gen. Andre, the minister of war, accompanied by ; brilliant staff and the foreign military attaches who w e re followed by Pres ident Loubet, accompanied by the pre mier, 'M. Combes, and other ministers, the review was held. A picturesque figure on the presidential stand amidst the group of gorgeous uniforms of the diplomatic corps, surrounded by the president and Mme. Loubet, was Ras Makonnen, the Abyssinian general, clad in rich attire. President Loubet was greeted all along the route going to and returning from Longchamps with much cheering and shouts of "Vive Loubet!" "Vive la Republique!" Free matinees were given at the Opera Francaise and Opera Comique and even at other theaters, which were all filled with audiences mostly com posed of working people, many of whom waited from dawn till the open ing of the doors. Free performances for school children were also given at the circuses. During the afternoon the heat was so oppressive at Longchamps that many of the spectators, soldiers and policemen were overcome. Doctors attached to hospital tents prepared for such an emergency, attended to the cases of the civilians, while the army ambulances received forty soldiers. Nc fatalities, however, were reported. BALFOUR IS INSTALLED Continued From First Page. discussing the important features that the day had brought forth. Chamberlain for Chancellor of Ex chequer. Late tonight the talk in the parlia mentary lobbies revolved about the highly interesting and apparently well founded statement that Mr. Chamber lain desires to exchange the office of colonial secretary for the chancellor ship of the exchequer. If that be so it cannot be doubted that Mr. Chamber lain will carry his point. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach's decision to retire from office, but not from the house of commons, is final, although in deference to Mr. Balfour's persua sion, Sir Michael's retirement may pos sibly be postponed until the end of the session. It is an open secret that the chancellor of the exchequer was onjy prevented by Lord Salisbury's influence from long ago abandoning the struggle against the protective influences in the cabinet represented by Mr. Chamber lain. Mr. Balfour's accession to the pre miership is a triumph of personal qual ities, and by acquiescing therein Mr. Chamberlain has secured the place next in importance in the cabinet. Aft er that of the premier, the post of chancellor of the exchequer is always regarded as the weightiest one. There fore it would be the natural place for Mr. Chamberlain. Among the Liberals strong fears are expressed that the departure of Sir Michael Hicks-Beach will be the signal for the furtherance of the zollverein movement, Mr. Balfour being power less to resist the Chamberlainite ten dencies. Among the many speculations cur rent are rumors that Lord Curzon, viceroy and governor general of India, may be called home to take office in the cabinet. It is understood it has been decided that there will be no present appeal to the country. Hicks-Beach's Resignation. LONDON, July 14 .— Sir Michael Hicks-Beach has resigned as chancel ior of the exchequer. Perhaps never has a change of pre miership been effected with so little dislocation to business, either public or private, as accompanied the transfers of the seals of office from Lord Salis bury to A. J. Balfour. The occurranco had no effect whatever on the stock exchange. The only other change in the cabinet thus far announced is the chancellorship of the exchequer, though others are foreshadowed. Mr. Balfour, in addressing the first meet ing of his followers at the foreign of fice this afternoon, informed them that he could not count on the con tinued assistance of Sir Michael Hicks- Beach, but he could count on the lat ter's good wishes. The public showed little interest In the party meeting, which was sum moned for noon. The new premier, when he entered the conference room of the foreign office, accompanied by the Duke of Devonshire, Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, Lord Londonderry and others, received quite an ovation. When Mr. Balfour rose to address the meet ing all again stood up and cheered the new chief. Mr. Balfour referred to the loss o? the services of tho chief who for neary fifty years had been engaged in active political life. No one, he said, would grudge him his well-earned re pose, though his loss was irreparable. Modest Speech. "I do not flatter myself," proceeded the premier, "that the gap he has left can be filled. But the place he has left must be occupied, and it is because the king has desired me to do my best to take that position that I have asked you to meet me today. I have accept ed a great task and a heavy responsi bility, certainly from no overweening belief in my own capacity,, but because I am sure, or at least have every rea son to believe that in attempting to carry on this work I will have the most important qualifications a leader can have, namely, the regard for confidence in those with whom he worka. "I cannot now promise myself that I shall have the continued assistance of all my colleagues. One of the most important of them, with whom I have been associated all my political life and who has occupied and deserves to occupy the highest post in the house of commons and state, has told me that I cannot count on his further assist ance. I mean the chancellor of the ex chequer. But, though I grieve to say I cannot count with any assurance on his further assistance, I can count with absolute confidence on his good wishes in the labors that are before us." At this juncture Sir Michael Hicks- Beach, amid applause, signified his as sent by crying heartily: "Hear! Hear!" Policy Remains Unchanged. "For myself," continued Mr. Balfour, "I have nothing to say. To all the members, or at all events to the mem bers of the house of commons who are listening to me, I have no secret and no surprises. You have known me so well and so long that even were I dis posed to dwell on this thing there is nothing I could say which could or ought to alter the judgment already long ago formed. But if I have noth ing of a personal nature to say at the present time, neither have I any pro nouncement to make. Changes there must be, consequent on the great change whicn we have met here to de plore. But this is not the occasion on which either to discuss them or even think of them. "As for the question of policy, I need hardly tell you that the policy of the Unionist party remains now what it has always been. We have lost the services of a brilliant advocate of our cause. We have lost a man around whom the sentiments and emotions of the party have for many years crys tallized. Nevertheless, I feel we would do wrong to despair, do wrong to have even the faintest misgiving in regard to the future of the cause he has so long and so well upheld. If we pre serve the unity in the future, which has never been wanting in our ranks in the past, the inherent vitality of our cause will make up for any weakness in the arms which have to sustain it." Words From Sir Michael. After a warm tribute to Lord Salis bury by the Duke of Devonshire, Sir Michael Hicks-Beach rose and said there was no one whom he would more gladly and more readily have accepted as leader of the party than the man he had followed as leader for more than seven years. But Lord Salisbury's re tirement was a break with the tradi tions of his past political life. Two years ago he had begged, for personal, and not for political, reasons to be re lieved from office, but he had consent ed at Lord Salisbury's instance to re tain it to the end of the war. He now felt that .the momenf had come when such poor services as he could render could no longer be necessary to the country. There were younger men who would do the work at least as well as he had been able to do it. He had therefore told Mr. Balfour that it was his strong desire to take the present opportunity of retiring from the office he so long had the honor to hold. Chamberlain's Regards. J. Austen Chamberlain, financial sec retary to the treasury, said his father wished him to say how gveatly disap pointed he. was at the fact that he THE BULL AND BEAR PLAY. PING PONG WITH CORN. could not be present to welcome Mr. Balfour to the leadership and say with what pride and pleasure he would give all the assistance in his power. Turning towards Mr. Balfour, the speaker continued: "My father bids me to say to you, Mr. Balfour, that you will find in him a colleague equally attached to you by private friendship and public regard, and that in offering you his support he feels he may speak also in the name of the whole Liberal Unionist party of the house of commons." After Mr. Chamberlain had delivered his message the conference dispersed. On entering the house of comr/jn^ subsequently, Mr. Balfour met with a great reception, not only from his own supporters, but from the members of the opposition. The resignation of Sir Michael Hicks-Beach caused intense surprise. It was generally taken to be almost more important than Lord Salisbury's, and was regarded in some quarters as being directly due to the more impor tant voice which Mr. Chamberlain will have in the new cabinet. Several other changes are likely to occur, including the retirement of Earl Cadogan, the lord lieutenant of Ire land, and the elevation of George Wyndham, the chief secretary for Ire land, to a seat in the cabinet. Speculation is already rife as to who will be Sir Michael Hicks-Beach's suc cessor. The name of R. W. Hanbury, president of the board of agriculture, Is frequently mentioned. Gets the Seals. King Edward received Mr. Balfour in audience today at Buckingham pal ace and delivered to him the seals of his office and the privy seal. In formally announcing Lord Salis bury's resignation in the house of lords today the Duke of Devonshire added that his lordship had also retired from the government leadership in the house of peers, and desired that he, the Duke of Devonshire, should take up that po sition. Decoration for Salisbury. LONDON, July 14. —King Edward con ferred upon Lord Salisbury at last Fri day's audience the grand cross of the Victorian Order, set with brilliants. Some Automobile Proverbs. A miss is better than a mile-run away. Goggles and caps don't made an au tomobilist. Be sure you're right and,go ahead, but be sure you're sure first. He who hits and runs away should go to jail another day. A clutch in hand is worth a whole machine in the ditch. Better to have raced and lost than never to have raced at all. A fool and his automobile should soon be parted. Folly at the helm makes the police man's watch go fast. What doth it profit a man to gain a wagon load of trophies when he breaks his neck once? Any excuse for an accident is better than none; but no accident is better still. Play Golf Indoors. Golf is not usually looked upon as an indoor game. Yet games of golf have recently been played inside a. building not far from St. Paul's. The room in which the game was played is about thirty feet square, and has padded walls. There is a regular tee ing ground, about six feet by three. To a spring machine with a dial the ball is attached with a string, and so the force of the stroke is registered. On the wall is a map of the course, and pins are inserted to show the po sition of the players' ball after each stroke. When the balls arrive on the green the floor of the room it3e'f is used as a substitute, there bein^ a hole in the center. —Detroit News- Tribune. And All Alone, Too. The Southern members were repeat ing with gusto in the cloak rooms a joke on one of their own number. A few days ago this member was reading 1 a speech from manuscript. Naturally, the hall was quickly deserted. A con stituent arrived, found his member speaking, and sent a card to a friend on the Georgia delegation: "I notice, sah," was his first sentence of greeting, "that my membah is hoid in' the flo with signal ability."—Den ver Republican. Like Some State Politicians. Miggs is running for office this year, isn't he? Running? He'a absolutely groveling for it.—Chicago Tribune. Nile Mud Resembles Missouri. The Nile mud, which renders Egypt a habitable country, is said to bear a striking resemblance to that which, every season, is brought down by the Missouri. —New Orleans Sycamour. CAN I FORGET? Can I forget how through the flying years Sweet dreamy years like otner dreams of bliss, Gone over-soon, your voice was in my ears, And on my lips the quiver of your kiss? The long half-nights when heavy-lidded eyes, That longed to sleep, drank in the of love; The long ride home beneath the chilling skies, \v ith inky rain descending from above? Can I forget how warmly beat my heart In those glad times? The gladsome thrilnng when A line from you would make my pulses start And send me flying toward you again? —San Francisco Bulletin. NEW YORK CITY GOSSIP. PHOTOGRAPHS AM AND CATCHES GERMS WITH GELATINE Fashionable Club Annoyed by Spite Fence Erected Because of Refusal to Buy Land—Non-Appearance of Shrike Bird Worries Park Boara. N^W YRK> July "-Commission er John McGaw Woodbury of the street cleaning department, is engaged in taking a number of photographs of the air. "Air" pictures are being taken in various parts of the city, and the plants which are being used are sus pended from one to six feet from the ground. "Air" photography was conceived by the commissioner for the purpose of ascertaining which portion of the city is most infested with disease germs, so that arrangements can be made later on to fight the bacilla tooth and nail. Gelatine plates are being used for the new photographic enterprise. The germs are caught on the plates and then developed. As soon as the culture is complete the plates with the germs are subjected to micro-photography, which will have to be done under the direction of the board of health. Com missioner Woodbury has placed the supervision of this branch of the work of his department in the hands of Lieutenant Commander McDonough Craven, mechanical draughtsman and engineer. Prof. James Ewing, of Cor nell, is attending to the bacteriological work. From the experiments thus far made Commissioner Woodbury feels satisfied that the enterprise will prove a suc cess. When the different sections of the city have been photographed and the plates developed the department can tell at a glance what the condition of the air is in various localities. Mr. Woodbury said that various sec tions of the city will be photograph. >d at regular intervals, with a view to showing the changes in the conditions of the air. Club Is Spite Victim. Members of the fashionable Mont clair club threaten vengeance upon the owners of the lot adjoining their club house for erecting a five-foot spite fence within six feet of the clubhouse. Some are thinking of carrying the matter into the courts. The erection of the fence is the out come of the failure of the club to per chase the lot from the Earl estate at the price demanded. Threats were made by the estate to cut a street through the property and to erect tene ment houses. This did not scare club members and nothing more was heard of the matter until carpenters began to dig post holes and erect the fence. The Town Improvement association and .the First Presbyterian church members are also Indignant and threats have been made to tear the fence down. Shrike Bird Is Wanted. Secretary to the Park Board George F. Terry is inclined to resent state ments that all possible is not being ' done to exterminate caterpillars, which have appeared as usual in the summer, on the trees, shrubs and plants in Central and the smaller parks. Mr. Terry said that a systema tic war with an Increased force of men and improved implements is being waged on the pests in every direction. "We have four times as many men employed in the entomological depart ment as ever before," said Mr. Terry, "and three times more spraying ma chinery and other apparatus. The caterpillars in Central park are being rapidly destroyed and in the course of a few days the trees will be clean. Then the cocoons will be removed and that will prevent the August hatching of the crawlers, for they hatch three times during summer." The shrike bird, that eats caterpil lars, has not put in his appearance. Her Regrets Live Long. Mrs. Jackson is a hard working old col ored woman whose ironings are weekly joys to many housewives near where she lives. While drinking a cup of tea. after a hard day's work last week, she said: "I'se nevah bin to but one circus, an' I don't want no mo' of 'em. I was twelve years ol' when one day befo' de wah my missus down in old Vaginny she give me a two shillin' piece an' sez I kin go to de circus. I wuz all eyes fur wot was comin', 'cause dat circus had been de talk of de culled folks fur weeeks. De fust ting dey done wuz t' run in two o' dem scan'lous women ridin' horseback. I didn't want no mo. I goes t' de ticket man an' sez: 'Mistah man, I don't like yo 1 show, an' please gib me back my two shillin," sez I. " 'Yo li'l black imp,' says he, flarin' up, 'dis show is on'y jest begun. Go sit down, 'cause yo' can't get yo' money back.' Well, I went back an' sot down, but all de while I thought how dat twen ty-five cents would a bought me two splendid gingham aprons, an' it made me so billin' mad I jest didn't look at anud der ting at de circus. I've allus been mighty sorry I didn't git back raah money, so's I cud buy dem gingham aprons."—New York Tribune. Depreciates Our Book. The Rev. Edward Everett Hale, who recently celebrated his eightieth birth day, has a fund of humor on which he draws during his few momenta of ease. A little while ago. while riding in a rail road train to a point distant from Boston he was approached by the train news agent, who laid several books and maga zines in the seat beside him. Tho old gentleman paid no attention to them, and the agent, probably assuming that he wanted something better, presented to him one of his own works. Dr Hale, as suming a gruffness he did not feel, said: "I don't want it; it's trash." The news agent loked at him for a mo ment disgustedly and blurted out: "I guess you are a little too ignorant to ap preciate a good book."—New York Times. Modesty Had Saints. "I am a stranger here, sir. Can you direct me to a first-class church?" "Oh. yes. Right round the corner." "What sort of a preacher have they?" "A very good man." "Interesting?" "Intensely so." "Eloqurnt?" "Very." "Tho best preacher in town. I suppose?" "rnques tionably." "What's the preacher's name?" "Ah, my friend, that is a ques tion which modesty forbids me to an swer."—Tid-Bits. This Editor Is Wily. The Poet—The editor said my pn<>m was a pastel, but he wasn't buying pas tels. The Artist —And he told ma my pastel was a poem, but he wasn't buying poem.—New York Journal. Better Than Artistic. "Cou say you love this country?" "Devotedly," answered the eminent ac tress. "Do you think we have as much artis tic appreciation as Europe has?" "You have what is more than artistic appreciation; you have the money with which to buy tickets and are willing to spend it."—Washington Star. THE HARBOR OF DELIGHT. Afloat on the sea of passion. Yv ithout a compass or chart. But the slow of your eye shows the sun is higti, > By the sextant of my heart. I know we are nearing the tropics By the languor that round us lies And the smile of your smooth mouth says the course Is south. And the port is Paradise. "We have left i?ray skies behind us, We sail under skies of blue; You are off with me on lovers' sea, And I am always with you. We have not a single sorrow, And I have but a single tear — That my lips may miss one ardent kiss From the mouth mat is smiling near. There is no land of winter. j.»iere is no world of care. There are bloom and mirth all over the earth, And love —love, everywhere. ,Our boat is the barge of pleasure, «. And whatever port we sight. The touch of your hand will make the land The Harbor of Pure Delight. —Ella Wheeler Wilcox, in Smart Set.