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THE! GLOBE '. CO.. PUBLISHERS. >■■ (FFICIAL .^ssSpa^ CITY 0? Entered a*. Po3tofflce at St. Paul, Minn., a- Second-Class Matter. TELEPHONE CALLS. Northwestern— """ V- _„ „ , Business—lo6s Main. ' Editorial— Main, Composing Room—lo34 Main. Mississippi Valley— Business— Editorial—7s. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By Carrier. | 1 mo | 6 mos | 12 mos Daily"only .40 $2.25 $4.0» Daily and Sunday. .60 2.75 6.00 Sunday ........... 16 .76 1.00 COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By Mall. ■ • . | 1 mo | 6 moa I 12 moa Dally only . I .26 I $1.50 I $3.00 Daily and Sunday. .35 I 2.00 4.00 Bunday .........*.|. ... I .75 | 1.00 BRANCH OFFICES. New York, 10 Spruce St., Chaa. H. Eddy In Charge. Chicago, No. 87 Washington St.. Th» F. 6. Webb Company In Charge. WEATHER FOR TODAY. Minnesota— followed by fair and cooler ■ Saturday. Sunday fair; fresh southeast winds, increasing. •■..-■■■.-■•.. Upper Michigan—Fair in east; showers and warmer in west portion Saturday; Sunday, rain and cooler; fresh east to southeast winds. Wisconsin— fair Saturday, ex cept rain in northern portion; warmer. Sunday rain and cooler; fresh east to southeast winds. —Showers Saturday, with rising temperatures. Sunday fair and much cooler. Montana —Fair Saturday, with much cooler in southeast portion. Sunday fair and warmer. - ■, . ■ North Dakota and South Dakota— and much cooler Saturday. Sunday fair and coo!. St. Paul — Yesterday's temperatures, 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 —barometer corrected for tem perature and elevation: Highest temper ature, 6S; lowest temperature, 42; average temperature, 50; daily range, 16; barom eter, 30.14; humidity, 87; precipitation, .20; 7 p. m.. temperature, 61; 7 p. m., wind, southeast; weather, cloudy. Yesterday's Temperatures— •BpmHigh •BpmHigh Alpena 54 54 Kansas City.64 70 Battleford ..48 54 Marquette ..62 64 Bismarck ..60 72 Memphis ...66 70 Buffalo .....68 76 Milwaukee ..52 68 Boston 52 66Minnedosa ..52 62 Calgary ....38 42 Montgomery 74 80 Cheyenne ..68 76 Montreal ...64 68 Chicago ....56 66 Nashville ...68 70 Cincinnati ..64 68 New Orleans.Bo . 86 Cleveland ...68 72New York ..68 1 68 Denver 78 84 Omaha .....66 70 Dcs Moines..62 66 Philadelohia 66 72 Detroit 58 60 Pittsburg ...70 74 Duluth 48 62Qu'Appelle ..60 72 Edmonton ..46 48' Frisco 60 64 Galveston ..78 80 St. Louis ...62 62 Green Bay.. 50 60 Salt Lake 74 78 Helena 40 66 S. Ste. Mariesß 64 Huron 58 62 Washington .64 72 Jacksonville 70 74 Winnipeg ...48 66 River Bulletin- . Danger. Gauge Change in Stations. Line. Reading. 24 Hours. St. Paul 14 2.1 —0.1 La Crosse ......10 1.9 , 0.0 Davenport 15 2.4 0.0 St. Louis 30 9.8 —0.6 —Fall. River forecast till 8 p. m. Saturday: The Mississippi will remain nearly sta tionary in the vicinity of St. Paul. •Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul.) TO OUR FRIENDS.* Anyone unable to aecnre a copy o« T Ii c Globe on any raild train leaving or en tering St. Paul will confer a favor on the management by reporting the fact to the bus. lucna olOce. Telephone, Main 1068. Sabucribera annoyed by lr regular or late delivery at The Globe Trill confer a fn. Tor on the management hy re* porting the fact to the hnalneas office. Telephone, Main IOCS. SATURDAY, SEPT. 20, 1902. The campaign of the Roosevelt ad ministration against the trusts contin ues, notwithstanding the defection of Speaker Henderson. The addition of the sewing machine trust to those al ready in existence cannot be said to prove Mr. Henderson's position that the tariff has nothing to do with the trusts. It certainly does not show much fear of the Roosevelt department of justice. THE MORAL OF IT. The thanks of the country are due to Gen. David B. Henderson, speaker of the national house of representa tives. He has done a great public service in his refusal to assume re sponsibility for the repudiation by his party of the universal demand for tar iff legislation. That is what Speaker Henderson's withdrawal expresses be yond all equivocation. His explana tion of his withdrawal recognizes ex pressly the fact that he stands upon the tariff plank of the lowa platform. He avows himself explicitly to be in favor of the protectionist policy of his party. No Republican could be mor& closely allied than he with the avowed opinions and policies of his party with i-eference to the tariff and the trusts. Then why does he withdraw from the contest? Because, as he declares, hia immediate constituents do not accept the lowa platform or the Republican national attitude toward the tariff or the trusts as satisfactory to them. Nat urally, having reached this conclusion, Gen. Henderson is unwilling to be made the personal victim of the con tinuance of his party in its present policy toward the tariff and the trusts. He will not consent to avow any belief in the conviction that the trusts can be destroyed or controlled through a tax on the tariff. He will not give his. sanction to taking off the tariff on trust-controlled goods, nor will he con sent to go any distance whatever in this direction. He Is a consistent Re publican. He Is in the most complete accord with his party on its economic doctrines, but he finds that both he and his party are unwilling to concede the demand which has become general among the people for a revision of the tariff, and through that revision. In* augurating a war upon the trusts. His position and that of his party are iden tical. The point at which they part company la where Gen. Henderson re fuses to go before the people for a rat ification of that attitude. He plainly thinks that he would be beaten if he did so. The moral of his conclusion is the one which the friends of the na tional administration who are now abusing him wish to avoid, viz.: that if that national administration persists ' in a like position it will suffer defeat Abuse of Gen. Henderson at this time will answer no good* purpose for the friends of the Roosevelt adminis tration. The president himself must meet the situation which Henderson's withdrawal creates for his party and for him as its preferred candidate in 1904. The only way in which it can be successfully met is by his expressed declaration that the Republican party in the next congress will give the coun try substantial relief from the exces sive burdens of taxation which are now imposed upon them through the Dlngley tariff, and in doing so will direct its action so as to strike a blow at the tariff-fed trusts. The other horn of the dilemma on which President Roose velt and his party are impaled through Gen. Henderson's withdrawal is repre sented either by entire silence or by a frank declaration that no action what ever is necessary on the part of the Republican party or Its national ad ministration in the direction of meet ing the demand which has so Insistent ly forced Itself upon Speaker Hender son's attention. That Omaha doctor who insists that the climate of the Southwest Is not only not curative of consumption, but Is really promotive of the disease, Is wise In his generation. Badly as an in crease in population is needed down in that region there is one man at least who believes that an increase in the form of an influx of consumptives is worse than none at all. TEAR THEM DOWN. The fire which took place within a few days in the wholesale establish ment of Foley Bros. & Kelley, at the corner of Third and Sibley streets, of fers a striking illustration of the wrong that has been done to the city of St. Paul by the failure of its officials to remove the overhead wires from the business district. The experience of Dr. Ohage on that occasion does not express adequately the public danger which was attendant on that fire and on the existence of electric wires in the vicinity. It Is not surprising that a member of the fire department should have been injured by coming in con tact with a live wire. The real sur prise is, that in view of the great num bers of pedestrians in that vicinity at that time, hurrying to and from the trains, and the vast crowd which the existence of the fire brought together, so little injury resulted from the dan gers involved. There is not a building In the entire wholesale district the roof of which is not surmounted by one or more electric wires. Many of them have heavy net works of such wires suspended above them. Whether those wires are neces sary in the conduct of the business of that region, or of the business commu nity at all, does not matter. They have no place where they are. Their existence is clear evidence of long con tinued official neglect and misconduct. Not a single wire ought to be found in midair in the whole region bounded by Third and Seventh, Broadway and Wabasha. It would be hard to explain what in fluence it is which has operated to keep those wires In existence. The violation of tha strict right of the people to protection in their lives and property has been continuous and chronic on the part of the local tele phone concerns, and it Is hard to un derstand how any member of the coun cil or any other public official could feel himself at liberty to take the re sponsibility of shielding those con cerns from the consequences of their public wrongdoing. There has been altogether too much delay in the enforcement of the city regulations in this regard. The re sponsibility Is now safely lodged with the council, however. It is of no avail to say that the city engineer's depart ment is, and has been for years, chiefly responsible for the situation as it ex ists today. It was Commissioner Law ler, of the police department, who first directed attention to the contemptuous disregard to city regulation which was involved in maintaining the wires. What the people now want to see is the Democratic majority of the council passing at once an effective ordinance which will sweep those wires from their places, and a board of public works or a police department with courage enough to put the ordinance into immediate enforcement by at least destroying every wire which is not at least temporarily absolutely necessary to the conduct of public business. The Hungarian government seemß to have very little serious business on its hands when it engages in 'he effort to civilize the gypsies and make them live in doors. There are more people who think they are civilized and live regularly within doors who do infinitely more harm to themselves and others In this world than the gyp sies. AMEND THE CHARTER. The amendments to the city charter which the charter commission has thus far sanctioned must be regarded with a single exception aa of little or no importance in the light of the well defined character of the prevailing de mand for such-amendment. The pub lic do not give a button whether addi tional street lights are established by a two-thirds or a three-fourths vote of the board of public works. Indeed, the proposal to amend the charter in this respect is little more than frivol ous, in view of the unfavorable atti tude which the commission has occu pied generally with reference to the prevailing demands for amendment. The refusal, too, of the commission to sanction an amendment which would take the control of the collection of garbage away from the city engineer's department and place it in the hands of the health commissioner, where It belongs, has a very distinct flavor of personal antagonism toward the de mands of Dr. Ohage. The sama is to be said with reference to transferring the charge of details of sanitation work, such as the removal of dead ani mals, from the department of public works to the health department. In- THE ST. PAUL GLOBTS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1903. deed, the entire policy pursued by the charter commission thus far in the matter of amendment of the organic law is indefensible. While dilly-dally ing over the esssential demand that the city shall be supplied with adequate fire protection It proceeds promptly to authorize an amendment which will increase the amount of clerk hire of the office of the board of public works. The public, as we suggest, have no interest whatever In any amendment or suggestion sanctioned by the char ter commission thus far, save alone that which recognizes the right of the park department to increased appro priations and to retain its own unex pended balances. The action of the commission in sanctioning such an amendment should at once have been supplemented by like action with ref erence to an increase in the appropria tions of the fire department and of the police department. Everything that will tend to the promotion of the health of the community, to the pro tection of the lives and the property of the people the charter commission should hasten to sanction. If there is any doubt about the willingness of that body to relieve the city from the wretched shackles which have been placed upon it by the false and dan gerous notions of economy which have prevailed under Republican local ad ministration in the past six years and have been embodied in our organic law, it is time that the people should circulate petitions among themselves and secure the necessary signatures, which will leave no option on the part of the charter commission save to pre sent such amendments for popular ap proval. It Is all very well for bishops and other less important persons to de clare that the best way to settle the miners' strike is by arbitration. Have not those experts on the entire subject of industrial disputes and their set tlement, the mine oparators, declared that there is nothing to arbitrate? Surely that ought to settle it. FURTHER DELAY CRIMINAL. The conviction is now prevalent that the tie-up in the production of an thracite coal will come to an early end. There is nothing whatever in the re ported facts of the situation which would give apparent warrant to any such conclusion. The mine owners are just as insistent now as they were five months ago that there is only one ending to be had of the difficulty, while the miners are just as insistent that that end will never be reached. The prevailing conviction of an early set tlement must be regarded as the prod uct, pure and simple, of the grave and urgent need, growing more grave and more urgent each successive hour, that the people should have placed at their disposal their winter's supply of fuel. The situation as it exists Is an im possible on#. It is mere blind folly for President Baer, or his associates, to say, at this time, that no coal will be mined until their former employes ac cept their terms. The coal must be mined, whether by their former em ployes or a new set of employes. It must be mined, if not by those who control it, then by the commonwealth in the exercise of its ultimate sovereign power. It has been stated in the public press by one of the officials operating the mines that if the men were to resume work at once it would require many weeks before the necessary anthracite coal could reach the people as the an thracite coal bins of the country are now entirely empty. In the light of this fact, if it is a fact, the country may be regarded as demanding the dis charge without a moment's further de lay of the duty of the mine operators toward the consuming public. If the situation is as thus represented, every additional day's delay must result in adding to the suffering which the peo ple must endure with the advance of the cold weather and the extortion which will probably be practiced upon them in the price demanded, at least at the outset, for their fuel. The only thing really that can be said about President Baer and his recent declaration on the subject cf the strike is that he is altogether too noble and Christian a gentleman to fol low such a pursuit as that of coal baron. He should prayerfully ask God to relieve him of his awful responsibil ities. Negro lynching as a pastime seems to have extended to the Pacific coast. The hanging of that negro in Oregon will probably disturb the serenity of the Crumpbacker crowd who wish to start up the baiting of the South, but it will not surprise them at all, or any body else, for that matter. Americans used to have some no tions of their own some years ago about Canada's manifest destiny; but it is Canada which is now putting for ward views on that subject. On latest reports of such views there may be some treason-felony trials conducted in the Dominion one of these days. There is but little consolation, rip doubt, to be found by Mr. Michael J. Dow ling in his present situation in the re flection that public office will not want for an adequate supply of Mich aels, in Ramsey county, at least, for a long time to come. That returned doctor may expatiate as he pleases about the arctic regions being models of health; but human experience has shown that notwith standing the absence of microbes the grim reaper is well in evidence up that way. Adam Bede declares that he will take the stump at once. He can do so, if he will only keep steadily in mind that Ramsey county is not included in his district. Speaker Henderson Is to be thanked for the discovery of another excel lent specimen of superior Democratic presidential timber—Horace Boies, of lowa, The next Boer rebellion will succeed, on a close estimate of time, about the date when Russia wholly vacates Man churia. Feminine Answer. He-—"Do you think blondes have more admirers than brunettes?" She —"I don't know. You might ask Miss Turner; she has had experience in both capacities." Lost Track of Them. Mr. Upjohn—l wish you -would tell Kathleen she cooks her steaks too much. Mrs. Upjohn—You are three girls late John. The name of the present one is Mollie.—Chicago Tribune. T" AT ST. PAUL heatrcr Haverly's Minstrels will close a brief engagemenf at Jjthe Metropolitan opera house with *tha .matinee and evening performances tefaay. The show has scored a big hit and is undoubtedly the most satisfactory performance of minstrelsy that has been seen here for several seasons. The singing is far above the average, the specialties are unusually strong" and the comedy work is handled with' rare judgment and dis cretion. There is enough variety to please all tastes, and everything pre sented Is high class. The matinee will be played at popular prices. "The Wizard of Oz," which comes to the Metropolitan next week, is one of the biggest productions ever pre sented in this country. The show will be brought to this city in its entirety and the performance will be put on just as it was during the run in Chi cago. This will necessitate the show beginning at 8 o'clock sharp for the evening performances and the curtain will rise promptly at that time during the engagement of "The Wizard of Oz." The "White Mahatma" seance at the Metropolitan tomorrow night will be something in advance of anything of the kind ever seen in this city. The attraction Is high classed and one that has excited much interest among scientific men generally. No matter what the explanation may be, it is cer tain that the "White Mahatma" suc ceeds in mystifing those who witness his marvelous manifestations. There will be a bargain matinee per formance of "Up York State" at the Grand opera house this afternoon at 2:30, and with the performance tonight at 8:15, the engagement of this pretty pastoral play will come to a close. David Higgins and Georgia Waldron have appeared in this city on several previous occasions, their last appear ance here being in "At Piney Ridge," but those who have witnessed "Up York State" pronounce it the best ve hicle by far that they have ever had. Mr. Higgins is most congenially cast as Darius Green and Miss Waldron is afforded splendid opportunities for the exploitation of her marked talents in the role of Evelyn Blair. The support ing company is splendid and the scenic effects and accessories very realistic. "The Night Before Chirstmas," Hal Reid's beautiful pastoral drama, treat ing of Ohio rural life, will open a week's engagement at the Grand opera house tomorrow evening and it is sure of a cordial: reception. The last two performances of Frank B. Carr's "Thoroughbreds" at the Star will be given this afternoon and even ing. The week has been a successful one. Al Reeves' Big Burlesque com pany will pecupy the boards a week beginning with tomorrow's matinee. HISTORY AND TRAGEDY CONNECTED WITH OLD JEWELS Could Old Heirlooms Talk They Would Tell Strange and Wonderful Stories. Art jewelers are paying enormous prices for antique ornaments, especial ly those whose beauty consists chiefly In remarkable workmanship rather than the weight of the gems with which they are set. The woman who relies chiefly upon the creations of some other woman of ideas and orig inality is, if she had not the wealthy ancestors to bequeath them to her, seeking old-fashioned ornaments in second-hand stores and pawnshops. The most exclusive and high-priced jewelers in the large cities are sending out agents to procure for them the for mer treasures of bankrupt aristocrats. It is said that several New York firms have sent such ageftts to New Orleans, which promises a rich harvest of old gems. This innovation has also brought forward the reproduction of prehistoic ornaments. A few old Egyptians pieces, too, are being copied. In one shop is a duplicate of a famous old Egyptian bracelet. All this work is done by hand and is of hammered gold. It is linked with jewels, and the me dallions are in a relief of the sphinx, the snake and a woman's head. The work is so fine that, placed beneath a microscope and enlarged ten times, It is still perfect. The price of this trinket is $400. Another Egyptian cir clet Is a band of emeralds and dia monds half an inch wide. This is in tended to be worn high up on the arm, and is meant to fit snugly. The heavy band of the Greek slave is another fad of the moment. It is massive, and is made either of burnished gold or black onyx. Mra. George Cornwallis-West has ordered a Greek slave bracelet to be made of blackened ivory studded with diamonds, which, it is said, will cost $3,000., One of tne beautiful creations m^^ recently for a woman who is havin^ her heirlooms' "reconstructed" is a necklace, of which the wearer is proud er than she would be of a dog collar of Egyptian pearls or a string of dia monds. Tire foundation of this neck lace was an old chain formerly owned by one of the ladles in waiting to Em press Josephine. The links were square surfaced hollow ovals, alternated with tiny imitations of coiled serpents made of a greenish gold. The clasp repre sented a superb piece of workmanship —two snakes coiled on a bed of roses, the flowers being exquisitely cut from coral. Pendant from this were slender gol den branches made exceedingly flexi ble, and dropping from the end of each was a coral rosebud. In the same wealth of jewels was an ancient coral set —earings and breastpin, also of the rose design, although they came from a fashion of nearly half a century later. There were three roses in each ring and six in the pin. These the girl with sentiment and ideas had made into twelve pendants, which were suspend ed from the oval links. From an old fashioned snuffbox fourteen diamonds were taken, and these were set at the drop of each pendant—thus making one of the most historic as well as most beautiful necklaces worn In Washington last winter. The pin which confined the stray curls at the nape of the neck was also a historic treasure. A medal of honor conferred upon one of the first gov ernors of Massachusetts, made of two shades of gold, shield shape, and cross ed with a pen and sword, served the purpose which the Duchess of Marl borough first inaugurated by "confin ing her angry locks" with a diamond brooch, the point of which had pre viously been broken. A tendert little story is told of a cur ious old ring t»wned by a woman of society and sentiment. It is a large, heart-shaped opal, deep set and with a ruby sunk iato the larger stone. It was the engagement ring of the great grandaunt of its present possessor. The original owner was the sister of one of our colonial governors. She became affianced to an officer in the king's army. Befng teligiously inclined, she declared that she would shatter all be lief in superstition by wearing an opal in her engagement ring. That was at the beginning of the Revolution. The soldier obeyed his duty—but once, when trying to obtain a glimpse of his lady love, he was captured and shot as a spy. Thts has the ring and its piti ful little story been handed down for fi ve generations. Small, indeed, must have been the hand of the first woman who wore it, for, although its present wearer has hands slender and daintily formed, the opal heart is tight upon her little finger."—Brooklyn Eagle. They Were Good Friends. Maude —"Tom declares we are so much alike that he often mistakes me for you." Clara—"Y-yes. I suppose Tom never will let up on that grudge he owes me." RETAIL TRADE BETTER DISPOSITION TO BOOK ORDERS IS UNRESTRAINED. Plenty of Money in the Interior and at All Centers for Trading Purpo«e»— The Selling Position the Strongest Bide of the Price Situation — Exports of Grain—Failures of the Week. NEW YORK, Sept 19.—Bradstreefa tomorrow will say: Jobbing distribu tion continues very active and retail business is improving:. Now that the corn crop is practically made and the only possible changes are those of quality, the disposition to book fall and winter orders is unrestrained at the West and Northwest At the South the tone of trade reports Is not ably cheerful, largely owing to higher cotton prices because crop accounts are not so favorable as a week ago. Collections are, as a whole, good, and the reports as to this and as to money conditions point to good supplies of the circulating medium in the country at large. Whatever stringency is noted, a condition usual at this time, is lim ited largely to the employment of money in speculation. The claim Is made that there is plenty of money in the interior and indeed at all cen ters for ordinary trade purposes. The selling position seems to be the strongest side of the price situation, except possibly in the cereals and agricultural products generally. Good Position of Farmers. Even here the fine financial position of the farmers enables them to market their products slowly, and no accumu lation of moment Is recorded except in cattle receipts, which this week sur passed all records. Notable strength is exhibited in manufactured goods, the textiles leading in volume of demand and In strength of prices, in keeping with advances or firmness in the raw materials. A large distribution of cot ton goods Is going on at the West, and the firmness in the Eastern trade is notable in view of the relatively quieter tone of demand. The coal situation deserves notice. The delay in the ending 1 of the anthra cite coal strike throws increased pres sure on the bituminous product, and prices for that article are now at least one-quarter higher than the low point before the strike began. Anthracite production is slowly but surely in creasing as more mines and miners go to work, but the necessities of some retail buyers make for fancy prices for what Is left. A long season at full time will be necessary to restore stocks of anthracite to old dimensions. Hides have eased in price partly be cause of this and also because of tan ners suspending work owing to un profitable business in the finished ma terial. Leather Is strong as ever, how ever, because the shoe business is good, being best at the West. Lumber is active as heretofore and the strength of prices is notable, hard woods being specially strong. Car Famine Less Acute. There has been a slight easing of the car famine as to coke and coal supplies, and the furnace situation in the valleys is therefore bettered, but the Eastern mills are complaining of delayed supplies. Foreign ii-on and steel are reaping the benefit, and the European invasion of iron has now reached the Mississippi. British pig iron for quick delivery is selling free ly at Pittsburg and Chicago. Foreign steel is being bought for mills in the Central West, and large quantities of rails, these for next year's delivery, are Wng bought abroad. In finished products, export tin plates, Americans have about all the business that they care to accept. 'Rails, plates and struc tural iron are all heavily sold ahead. The ore trade on the lakes is as active as ever, every nerve being strained to hundle the business offered. In other metals the features are the renewed weakness in copper and tin, the boom in the former metal appearing short lived. Hardware is notably active at all markets, and as an instance West tern stove manufacturers are reported to have all the orders they can handle. Wheat, including flour, exports for the week ending Sept. 18 aggregate 5,435,323 bushels, against 5,444,142 last week, 3,840,574 in this week last year and 3,535,857 in 1900. Wheat exports since July 1 aggregate 55,537,065 bushels, against 72,181,845 last season and 38,519,690 in 1900. Corn exports aggregate 49,508 bushels, against 91,512 last week; 611, --258 last year and 2,134,205 in 1900. For the fiscal year exports are 980,859 bushels, against 12,132,934 last season and 39,791,241 in 1900. Business failures In the United States for the week ending WSept 18 number 182, as against 197 last week, 158 in this week last year, 183 in 1900; 147 in 1890 and 182 in IS9S. In Canada for the week eighteen, as against eighteen last week. Bank Clearings.O^!; '-^;< ,• NEW YORK, Sept." 19.—The following <able, compiled by Bradstreet, shows the bank clearings at the principal cities for the week ended Sept. 18, with the percent age of increase and decrease, as compared with the corresponding week last year: " 1 Inc. [Dec. New York $1,696,562,165 50.5 Chicago ....... 159,690,543 25.4 .....; Boston . 128,911,193 18.5 ...... Philadelphia ... 108,915,446 26.5 ...... St. Louis ...... 46,833,081 34.7 ...... Pittsburg ....... 43,450,330 60.8 ...... Baltimore ...... 24,932,073 ~ 24.2 ...... Cincinnati . .... 21.438,25!) 36.5 ...... San Francisco .. 31,377,285 39.4...;.. Kansas City ... > 21,651,482 40.0 '. Cleveland 17,068,770 46.3 ...... Minneapolis .... 15,765,078 42.1 ...... New Orleans ... 11,893,914 32.0 . Detroit ...... .9,292,850...... 4.2 Louisville ' 9,492,436 42.1...... Indianapolis ... 10,667,554 25.9 .'..;.. Providence .... 6,634,400 .27.1 .....; Omaha .. ...... 6,996,879 29.2 Milwaukee ..... -r 6,753,947 , 10.8 .".'.'.;'.'■ Buffalo .. ..... 6,132,362 12.5 ....".; St. Paul 5.605.351 36.0 ...... St. Joseph 4,663,832 32.9...... Denver... 5,305,875 34.1 ...... Seattle 5,119,130 69.4 ...... Washington ." .. : . 3,299,448 83.5 ...... Peoria ... ...... 3,083,378 61.6 ...... Portland, 0r.... 3,643,207 80.1...... Dcs Molnes"..:. ', ; 2,012,459 33.1 ..;....- Grand Rapids .. 1,829,985 67.4 ...'... Sioux City .1,637,805 64.^6 .."..-.. Tacoma 1,490,572 5.2 ...... Spokane .. .... 1,768,160 80.3 ...... Topeka ........ ■'-.- 1,488,628 56.6....;. Davenport 1,003,140 ...... 1.4 Helena.;. ..... . 684,760 20.8 ...... Fargo .......... '"■ 469,384 48.8 ...... Quincy-..:.;..:. , : 280,550 ...... ...... SiouxlFalls .... 233,771 5.9...... ; ♦Houston ...... 11,517,804 3.6 :.:...< *Galveston .... ..: 8,994,000 52.4 .;.v.-.i I Totals, U. 5..]52,496,579,672 43.3 ...... Outside N. V....1 800,017,507 30.0 .;.... .: •■ '■' ■'■• ,"--■ ■-.- Canada. ._•' Montreal ...... - $23,018,764 .39.8 ."...Vr Toronto .. ..... ' 15,147,453 21.4 ...... Winnipeg 3,185,540 43.6 ...... ' Halifax ...... 1,515,021 ....... .7.2 ; Vancouver, B. C 1,255,309 : 5.6 ...... Hamilton ...... - 927,521 ; 9.1 ...;..: St. John, N. B. . 807,149 ...... ,- : 6.0 Victoria, B. C. 601,569 24.4 ...v.V ♦•Quebec ;..... 1.379,904 47.8 r. ..' Ottawa :.'...... - : 2,131,917 ..... London ..;-;•... . ,729,477 ..;..v).;..:.; I-• Totals, Canada! • $47,838,4301 ~: 28.9] .."..:.'; •Not -. included ■. in ' totals . because * con- ■ taining other : items. than . clearings. **Not included in totals because of no compar ison for last year. . m . Proper Caution. :'■ '\*}~,\ •■' —May always hurries under cover as soon as ,it begins■ to rain. r Belle —Yes; she believes,. with Napoleon, that •in order •to ' succeed one" must ■ keep the powder —Judge. ,-'.'.' '"■- - -. .'' ■'■'..'* "■ ■- . ': •■ .--/^JRusty;" In Her Botany." r S Mrs. ■; i Newed— * are . - those : purple things?,-; :•■ -..-"""". ■.-■--, .:'"%:. „•.; ■;-■," ; Dealer—Eggplants, ma'am. .- " x Mrs. Newed —Oh,":how '■ lovely! " I'll take two and set; them out iin our ; back yard. Do i they .' bear - fresh." eggs • all ■> th» year round? :-,:;;' :'.- -"-..-■-"•"■ ■ ■■. " "■ : HAS THE PREBIDENT CHANGED HIS TACTICS? Hint a* to What Ho Will Talk About ; r on His Western Trip. To the Editor of The Globe: ; ' 'In yesterdayj morning's issue of the Pioneer Press we note that the presi dent's Western speeches will be chang ed on' his ; Western tour, and • that ha will give f his ■• views on "The Lack of Connection Between the Tariff and. the Trusts." This, following closely on his private conference with . the I leaders |of the Republican party in which it was decided -to : make i : no I changes In the tariff, seems 'to us to indicate that our bold' and fearless president.• has been called off, or, in vulgar, parlance, called down ,by the trust magnates. This \is not hard to understand, when every intelligent observer of" the ; movements of the Republican party knows that in the ' trusts that . party lives I and moves and has its being. The war of the Re bellion has at last worn itself out as an issue; the so-called : Southern dlsfran chisement of the negro seems to have lost its ; potency as an issue; and the tariff alone remains. When ; every, ar ticle of domestic use and : most \ articles needed in our manufactures remain on the high tariff, it seems to use that the next great battle between the two most prominent parties must be waged on; the protective tariff issue. What the v Pioneer Press - calls the Western Republican movement for tariff revis ion has ; been ' going on ' for at least twenty years. AWe can remember dur ing that period of time that almost every leading Republican paper in the West has been advocating a lower tar iff in those years when there was no presidential or congressional election, but they all wheel into line and defend beet root sugar and dead and down timber speculators and operators, when it comes to the crucial test of the bal lot box. Party and patronage are dear er to them than political honesty and the public welfare. Our colonial policy Is also beginning to be recognized as another failure, but a sort of patriotic pride keeps the bulk of . our people ; from acknowledgement. Even the most ardent admirer of the colonial • ownership must fall back upon the defense that we got the Phil ippines and cannot let them go. v It is like the boy whose fingers are fettered by the feelers of the lobster, only the lobster in this case seems to be Uncle Sam. : —W. M. C. St. Paul, Sept. 19. v^; ■. - " w» ' '__. ''<\-w, THE WONDERFUL VOYAGE OF A DERELICT TREE It Has Drifted About the Ocean for Nearly Two Years. A tree adrift In the middle of the Atlantic ocean is the rare sight re ported by Capt. Freeman, of the Brit ish steamer Sldra, which recently ar rived in port with a cargo of pig iron from Benisaf, in the Mediterranean. It was on July 29, when in 35.19 de grees north and 38.22 degrees west, that an unusual looking object, was seen floating ahead of the steamer. Those on the ship's bridge made out the trunk and limbs of a tree about twenty feet long, canted to one side and the roots sticking out of the wa ter. The body of the tree had been bleached white by the sun, and It was covered with barnacles. It evidently reached the sea by being washed down from some Atlantic coast river in a freshet. Many months ago a tree green with foliage, standing upright, was seen off Cape Henry. The tree seen from the Sldra Is in the same position as a bell buoy, seen two months ago by the British steam er Thirlby, which arrived here. For this tree to reach its present position it must have been drifting about the ocean for nearly two years. When this odd derelict went adrift it must have been picked up by the gulf stream and carried up the coast past Newfoundland. Then It was swept 3,000 miles across the Atlantic to the vicinity of the English channel. Next the gulf stream carried it south past the coasts of France and Spain and the northwest coast of Africa, a jour ney of 5,000 miles. Here It drifted out of the gulf stream and went into the very center of the so-called Sargasso sea, in the middle Atlantic ocean, the -scene of legends of the sea, where dere- ■ licts are supposed to finally come to rest in the fabled sea of grass. The Thirlby passed the buoy spoken of April 26, in latitude 34.34 and longitude 39.42. The navy department keeps a rec ord of all objects seen adrift, and only twice in five years has a voyage of the kind been recorded that compares with that of the tree seen from the Sidra. One of the Cape Canso buoy. As that buoy was one year drifting across the Atlantic, the buoy reported by Thirl by must have been two years wander ing the seas, as it traveled twice as far as the Cape Canso buoy. The lat ter buoy broke adrift from its station off Nova Scotia and drifted nearly into the English channel. The buoy was a little over a year in making the trip. The skippers of vessels were often puzzled to hear the bell far out at sea. The buoy was sighted thirteen times, and was last seen 600 miles off Eng land. It averaged a drift of ten miles a day. The tree seen by the officers of the Sidra will doubtless be picked up by the gulf stream again and be carried across the southern edge of the North Atlantic ocean, through the West In dies, and up the Atlantic coast again. It is following the track of the fam ous derelict Fannie E. Wolston, which was adrift nearly four years and wan dered 9,115 miles. She was 110 days crossing and recrossing her tracks, and traveling around in circles. She was sighted forty-one times, and crossed her own tracks twelve times. That this was the tree green with foliage and standing upright reported adrift at sea not far from the mouth of the Chesapeake bay about a year ago there can be little doubt—Balti more American. THE SONG OF THE DESK SLAVE. O this Is the song of the man who's chained All day to a roll-top desk; Who, sweltering over a type-machine, Assumeth a shape grotesque. The Breeze and the sunshine are not for him, The sky is a mere hearsay; He sits and he grinds 'mid the rustling sheets Through all of the dull, dull day. He thinks of the years when his hands were hard, His arms like the best of steel; He thinks of the days when his lithe limbs made Good time on a racing wheel; He thinks of the day when he held his own In harvesting hay or grain— Then smiles at the thought that a croquet game Cm give him a next-day pain. He sighs to remember" the mighty brawn He showed on the college track; He thinks of the days when he played baseball And wishes those days were back; He thinks of himself in a football suit Well padded and picturesque, Then weeps o'er recalling the flabby form That's chained to the roll-top desk. O man In the field, with the hoe or plow, O man with the ditching spade! Yearn not for the "easy white -handed Job" Instead of your sturdy trade. There's money—sometimes—in tho office grind— There's life in, the work you do! You are fanned and warmed by the breeze and sun And arched with a roof of blue. Your food is the food of a hungry man, You sleep like the dead at night; Your muscles are firm and your heart Is good Your cause !s the cause of right; We slaves of the desk would renounce our hope Of wealth or a "raise" In pay If we could but feel as we used to feel '. Back there In our "husky" day. , _S. W. Gillilau in Los Angeles Herald. NEWTAMMANYHEAD . CHARLEB P. MURPHY ELECTED LEADER BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION GIVES UP TRIUMVIRATE SYSTEM Protest Against Devery Becoming the Representative of the Ninth District on the Ground of Fraud—He Asks for His Credentials, but Can Get no Satisfaction. NEW YORK, Sept. 19.—Charles P. Murphy was tonight elected leader of Tammany Hall at the meeting of the executive committee. This resolution was offered by President Haffen, of Bronx borough: "Whereas, The experiment of the committee of three has proved the de sirability of individual responsibility and leadership, "Resolved, That the position and du ties heretofore occupied and performed by the committee of three be hereafter occupied and performed by Charles F. Murphy." The resolution was carried by a vote of 29 to 9. On a proposition to change the place for holding conventions in the Ninth district for selecting dele gates to state, county, senatorial and assembly districts, Frank Goodwin de manded that the matter be laid on the table and protested against William S. Devery becoming the accredited repre sentative of the district on account of fraud. The matter was referred to the committee on elections. After Ihe meeting Devery made a formal demand for his credentials, but was unable to get any satisfaction. BRYANT IN LITERATURE AND HIS GOOD INFLUENCE He Was Nature's Poet and Went to Her for Inspiration and Strength. When Bryant first apeared there was no American literature worth mention ing; certainly no poetry. Brockden Brown had written a half-dozen clever novels and Washington Irving a few bright essays and satires In the style of Addison. The poets of the time were Hopkinson, Green, Trumbull, Barlow, Dwight and Humphreys, but it requires now a pretty careful search In old anthologies to bring any of their writ ings to light. "Thanatopsis," though written six years earlier, was first pub lished In the North American Review for September, 1817, and naturally at tracted widespread attention. Here at last was a true poet, and in accord ance with the nomenclature of that day the author was styled the "Ameri can Wordsworth," a name that has more or less clung to him to the pres ent time. Of course he was not the "American Wordsworth," nor does his verse resemble that of the English poet. Both were observers of nature, as all poet 3 are, and both were addict ed to emphasizing moral lessons, but Bryant's preaching resembles Cow per's much more than it does Words worth's. Had he been called the Amer ican Cowper, it would have been fool ish enough, but still a more accurate comparison than the other. "Thanatopsis," as first published and as it now stands in the approved text of the poems, are two quite different poems so far as polished versification is concerned, though the theme is the same. Many changes and additions have been made, but nevertheless as first published It was a remarkable poem for a boy of eighteen to write. Not but what boys of eighteen some times take somber views of life, and for a moment or so have melancholy thoughts, but it is not the natural state of as happily a situated youth as Bry ant was. The thought of the poem is commonplace and even trite. The world's sepulchre—all that live must die—are texts for preachment as old as mankind. But the versification in which these thoughts were expressed was sonorous and musical, while the imagery was pleasing. The American mind of that day was fond of sermons —many think it still —and was greatly pleased with this poem. It was stamp ed as the work of genius, and soon found its way into the school books. It was quoted everywhere, and at a sin gle bound the author attained a na tional fame. It has been read and memorized by every generation of school children since, and we have been educated to admire it as one of the masterpieces of poetry. It is in deed a fine poem, ranking with the best passages of "The Task," but not at all comparable to the "Tintern Ab bey" of Wordsworth. Those who think Bryant is an American Wordsworth should read "Thanatopsis" and "Tin tern Abbey" together. Both poems are on the thoughts suggested by rom munings with nature, and are, there fore, fairly to be compared with each other. The one will be found to be es sentially commonplace, the other full of Inspiring and elevated thought.— Brooklyn Eagle. Nicaragua Has Volcanoes. A highly suspicious odor arises from the frequent reports which nave appeared In the public press of late concerning vol canic disturbances on or near the pro posed route of the Nicaragua Canal. It is a remarkable coincidence, at least, hardly explainable on scientific grounds, that so many things are happening, or about to happen, precisely at the period when the selection of the Nicaragua route is still among the possibilities. Remembering the facility with which certain Panama per sons were once able to put a padlock on the lips of a large number of influential Frenchmen, It seems possible that a like influence may be at work now on the seismologists in another direction. We have never subscribed to the cynical statement of Horace Walpole that "every man has his price," but we are ready to swing the door pretty wide when it comes to anything relating to Panama. —Leslie's Weekly. The One Thing Needful. To the late Gen. Thomas J. Morgan, th« telling of this little anecdote is credited: In a certain Sunday school the subject of the lesson was the condition of man In Eden. On a large leaf suspended in the room were named certain gifts with which God has blessed man. Among these was mentioned the giving of a wife. The pas tor in some remark to ttfe children tried to show that man needed company. "If," said he, "you liad a dog at homa or a playful kitten or a beautiful song bird, would that be all you would want? They agreed that it would not. "What more would you want?" h« asked, expecting that they would answer father, mother, brothers or sisters. After a pause a little fellow about three year* old, with a thin, soft voice, spoke up: "A wife." The school broke into laughter, the pas tor maintained his gravity with difficulty and the superintendent disappeared to vent his feelings where he could not b« observed.—New York Times. Tommy Hit It. It was Tommy's first glass of soda water that he had been teasing for so long. "Well, Tommy, how does It taste? asked his father. "Why," replied Tommy, with a puzzled face, "It tastes like your foot's asleep."— Cincinnati Enquirer. He Breaks Even. "Don't you find it expensive running to a doctor so often?" asked Wellum to Sickurn. "Oh, no," replied Sickum. Tou se«, he always puts mo on a diet, and I save enough on my meat and grocery bills to more than pay his."-—Cincinnati Com mercial Tribune.