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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE '-_ ■ ' v ' ' "• THE GLOBE CO., PUBLISHERS % (iff KMT PIPER <^^E^>. CFTY OF ST. Pflm Entered at Fostoffi=e at St. Paul, Mini., kr Sacond-CUsi Mattsr. * - TELEPHONE CALLS. Ncrthnrestern —Business. 1065 Main. Editorial. 78 Mali. Twi« City—Business. 1065, Editorial, 78. \■ ' ■ * • • ...■-■.. .... ._^ .'-'• •"' CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. ' --. '■■■'. ■■'■■• lj By Carrier I Imo [ 6 moa I 12 moi Dally 0n1y... 40 $2.25 $4.00 Daily ana Sunday 60 . 2.75 5.00 Sunday.... .15 .75 1.00 COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTION?- . By M«ll I I mo I t mos 1 12 mo* Datlyonly.... 1 . 2 5 $1.50 f 53.00 Dally ana Sunday I .35 2.00 4.00 Sunday I .... 4' -;75 [ -^00 ERANCH OFFICES. — ■— r New York. 10 Spruce Strset. Chas. H. Eddy In Chares.' * Chlcaeo. No. 87 Washington St.. The F. S. WeobCa.Tianr li ChirTJ" ~ ■ ■ .- ■ ' .. WEDNESDAY, FEBRARY 25, 1903. ST. PAUL IS DEMOCRATIC. With the election of a Democratic city clerk—which \vill take place in a few days—the entire government of the city will be in the hands of the Democrats. The city election last spring showed a decided preponderance of Democratic voters and every consideration of politics made it proper that the responsibilities of government should rest on that party. With the responsibility for government upon it the Democratic party of St. Paul confidently invites exam ination of its acts. From Mayor Robert A. Smith to the occupant of the humblest position in the city adminis tration there is an unbroken line of able men in the public service. The Democrats having placed these men in position must profit or suffer from the record of each one. Pub lic office is a public trust, and any unfaithful or inefficient official discredits his party as well as himself. The men of St. Paul put in official positions by the Democratic party have as a rule been worthy of the trust reposed in them. By reason of this fact the voters have again and again returned the Democrats to power, and there is reason to believe the Democrats will remain in power in the city as long as the Democratic officials are faithful stewards. There is a healthful independence of party on the part of voters at municipal elections. It is of more im portance to the taxpayers of the city that the local gov ernment be economical and honest than that a given party hold the reigns; but the voters will be slow to change an administration composed of such men as now direct the affairs of St. Paul. St. Paul is Democratic to stay. What does it profit a man if he has fought and bled and died for his country and is then thrown into jail be cause he fails to pay a fine for missing a militia drill? What's the use of being a hero in these parlous times, anyway? POLYGAMY IN CONNECTICUT. Right under the shadow of great Yale there is polyg amy and degeneracy most appalling! A colporteur re ported to a meeting of ministers the results of his ob servations while making a tour of the state distributing Bibles. In certain towns in the eastern part of the state, he affirms, polygamy is practiced, and the "degeneracy of the inhabitants is productive of murder and other crimes." Let Utah charitably refrain from lifting her hands in holy horror! While the exact information is not at hand, we take it for granted that a more than fair proportion of the protests against the admission of Reed Smoot as United States senator comes from the pious state of Connecti cut. If so, we also take it for granted the petitions will be at once recalled lest scoffing and jeering be provoked. The most painful of the colporteur's revelations, per haps, was the fact that there exists in Connecticut a class of "poor whites," heretofore thought to be in digenous to the South. As explanations for the deplor able conditions discovered, the Bible distributor offers the inefficiency of the country schools and the fact that the church is not holding its own in these districts. Whatever the reason, the facts are distressing. We suggest immediate activity on the part of the Boston So ciety for the Uplifting of Benighted Bengalese, such ac tivity to be directed toward the state made famous by its wooden nutmegs. Let's see; it's too early for the Kansas wheat crop to be destroyed by drought and too late for the Florida orange crop to be ruined by frost; what is there to com plain of at the present time? COMPLETE THE CAPITOL. The statement given out by Mr. Cfcanning Seabury, of the capitol commission, disposes entirely of the petty objections made by the men who have sought to obstruct the passage of the capitol appropriation bill by picking flaws in the administration of affairs connected with the new structure. As a matter of fact, the progress of this great work has been remarkably free from anything which would justify the insinuations that have been made from time to time by those who, inspired by jealousy, have done whatever was in their, power to handicap the commission and the contractors. It is an indubitiable fact that all of the minor con tracts were made on terms so advantageous to the state that not one of the many lesser contractors made a dol lar on the work. Many of them were taken to the poirrt of bankruptcy in making good their contracts. The prin cipal contractors have made no money—that is no great sum, such as might be expected from the carrying out of a work involving the handling of millions. It is apparent to the eye of even those who would, if they could, level the building with the ground to sat isfy local hatred, that the work, so far as it has gone, is of the highest order and that the ideals of the architect and designer have been realized in all things. As it now stands the capitol is the only great monument to the spirit and genius of the state and it should be completed and made habitable with such expedition as is possible. There is nothing to be gained and much may be lost by delay. Unless the finances of the commission are at once attended to work must be suspended and that would mean the loss of a great deal of money. The duty of the legislature is plain. The capitol appropriation should be passed at once. Business sense indicates the need for completing the building as soon as possible. State pride should inspire those who do not take the business view of the proposition. And those members who feel neither of these influences, but who expect to return to the next session of the legislature, ought to vote for the bill to the end that they might have a place in which to perform their duties without being exposed to the unsanitary and unsightly conditions in which they now labor. Gentlemen of the legislature: Pass the capitol appro priation bill. The prejudice against microbes has taken such firm hold on the army surgeons that no more raw recruits will be enlisted; only the well-seasoned variety accepted. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25, 1903. THE GOING OUT OF SHIRAS. The retirement of George, Shiras Jr. from the su preme bench of the United States is not to be regarded as an unmitigated calamity. The court might have been deprived of the services of a better man. Justice Shiras is one of the few meu who have been raised to the dignity of the supreme bench and failed to attain that firmness of purpose which is essential to the command of public respect. The supreme court has not al ways been consistent in its rulings and it has frequently gone far afield to establish its rulings. As a finite in stitution it has often fallen short of infallibility, but it is admitted that its members have generally been in spired by high aims and a desire to do that which would make for the upholding of the institutions of the country. The tremendous power vested in the court—which makes it the practical interpreter of the acts of the leg islative and executive branches of the government—has at all times warned the executive to proceed with ex treme caution in naming men for the tribunal. That such men as Marshall, Chase, Field and Fuller have felt themselves honored by a place on the bench is evidence of the sense of appreciation of the dignity of the su preme court that obtains among really great lawyers. Of course there have been occasions when political exi gency has induced the president to appoint men to the bench who were not fitted temperamentally or by the weight of their learning to adorn the woolsack. George Shiras came out of Pennsylvania and his appointment, made by President Harrison in the midst of the campaign of 1892, was purely political. Judge Shiras has never been an eminent or influential member of the bench. The act that principally distinguished his career as a member of the supreme court also carried with it a certain degree of reprobation. It was his atti tude on the income tax question. The question of the constitutionality of the income tax law was before the court. It was unofficially an nounced that the law would be sustained by the court and Mr. Justice Shiras went over into Pennsylvania to visit for a few days. On his return to Washington he changed his opinion with regard to the law and his vote altered the decision of the court and nullified the law. What caused the change of front on the part of the jurist cannot well be known, but that one decision de stroyed whatever chance George Shiras had to eminence as a justice of the supreme court. The dictum of his contemporaries was, and still is, that his vacillating course—overlooking the inspiring motive—was the un doing of the most popular act of congress in recent years. The inefficiency of our army may be understood when it is realized that there are more cannon than type writers in stock. THE BRITISH SPINSTER. In the heart of Merrie England, to-wit, the County of Surrey, there has been established an institution which, but for the apparent sincerity of its members, would up set the American theory that there is a dent in the British skull where the bump of humor should be. The insti tution is a maiden sisterhood. The habitation of the members is described as "The Spinster's Retreat." The sisterhood subscribes to the following as one of the car dinal rules of the order: "Members are compelled by the laws of the society to be entirely proof against the charms of man, to have a wholesome contempt of falling in love, and to abhor marriage." That sounds like a British joke, but we are seriously informed that the society is thriving, that its member ship is large and that the British public is showing some ponderously indicated alarm over the tendency of the British female to repel the idea of marriage with the British male human. We are not, in this country, so well acquainted with the British female as with the British male, but if it is generally true that woman is what man has made her, then we can appreciate in some measure what Miss John Bull is. Wherefore we are divided in sentiment. Is the British male to be congratulated because the tendency of this society will be to lessen the chances of his hav ing to marry the British female? Or are we to congrat ulate the British female on having the strength of mind necessary to decline alliance with the lord of the soil? Bowen must have observed the ways of the Turk with profit. It's as easy for him to refuse to pay as it is for the sick man by the Bosphorus. THE CHURCH AND AMUSEMENTS. Church authorities and members might profitably give earnest thought to the following proposition: "Would it not be better to repeal church laws and rules that are dead letters than to have them remain on the books and be constantly violated?" The subject is brought to mind by the discussion of the ban on dancing, card playing and theater-going at a meeting of the Men's League of the First Methodist Episcopal Church on Monday evening. The decision of the judges was against the removal of the ban. It is a matter of common knowledge that the pro portion of young people in any given church who neither dance, play cards nor go to the theater and the circus, with an occasional horse race thrown in, is exceedingly small. And when a church member does one of these things in defiance of the rule of his church he weakens very appreciably the hold the church has upon him. De fiance of one church rule with impunity is apt to suggest that another rule may be violated with like freedom from punishment, and the habit of ignoring or disdaining all church rules is apt to be come established. Year by year the problem of attracting the young to the church—especially young men—grows more difficult of solution. It may be that the young object to sub scribing to a lot of archaic rules, which they would have no intention of observing if they should subscribe to them. The world moves, rules of human condufct change with the decade, and if the church would retain its hold on the hearts of the people it must not remain stationary. Turkey has offered $10,000 for the head of a Mace donian revolutionist, but it would be well to have Tur key send the money in advance, otherwise the gentle man forwarding his head might be disappointed. There would be such an air of ferocious militarism about a ticket containing the names of Roosevelt and Van Sant that the solicitude of Joel Heatwole to do for the governor is quite justified by political expediency. Chicago is suffering from a plague of lawless consta bles. Shooting is thought too violent and the public seems to have determined upon poison as the proper method of extermination. Wonder what the kaiser wants to do with that $25, --000 he urges Venezuela to pay before it is due? ( Does he intend to buy a few stacks of blues and sit in again? Maine reports a woman aged one hundred and six, but it's not to the credit of the state, for she died last week. Have they any live ones of that age? It is a safe guess that Senator Quay is not collecting newspaper references to himself with a view to handing them down to posterity. Unless conditions change the chorus of stars on Old Glory will not be augmented in time for the fall performance. ' \ AT ST. PAUL j! THEATRES No musical programme that has been presented in St. Paul this winter has conveyed more unalloyed pleasure than the ones presented last night at the Aberde«nn|Ar the pupils of Prof. Emile Onet iVnd the audience was one that could appreciate the artistic value of thj| entertainment offered. In cluded in ft JY&Jq the most prominent musicians f>f fet. Paul, as well as a number of those whose knowledge and keen appreciation have always closely identified tfiem ,with the musical ele ment. I ! The fournpupils who took part in the programme last night are all gift ed with goad natural vocal organs, one indeed posskstfes a voice that is dis tinctly in the grand opera class. With such material, training could not be a thankless task, and certainly such training as has been given the four has apparently been with the completest knowledge J>f Individual requirements. Francis Rosehthal, the basso, pos sesses so many of the qualities that distinguish the best vocal artists that his name stands out distinctly, even on a programme of such excellence as that of last night. Mr. Rosenthal's basso is a big, deep voice, but it has range, too, and it is as colorful and as flexi ble as a fine tenor. Temperament, an admirable poise and clean diction are the more personal qualities that aid in making Mr. Rosenthal's voice what it is, a well placed, well handled, vocal organ, capable of conveying the high est pleasure. Two Wagner numbers not often found on a programme were sung by Mr. Rosenthal last night, "Landgrave's Admonition" and '"Landgrave's Ad dress to the Minstrels." These two Wagner fragments are as remarkable for their literary as for their musical quality. They afford fine opportunity for vocal expresion, and Mr. Rosen thal's interpretation of them was de lightful. Besides the Wagner num bers, he sang last night: "Der Wan derer" and "Aufenthait," Schubert. Miss Grace Danz's beautiful soprano is more familiar to St. Paul audiences than the voices of the three men who took part in last night's programme. Her voice is remarkably pure in tone and of unusual sweetness. Ronald's "Night," w\th its difficult intervals, show the capabilities of her voice. Her other number was "Caro Mio Ben," by Giordanti. In both selections her voice revealed that rare quality that perhaps is best expressed by the word "tenderness." ' Alfred Soucheray, who appeared on last night's programme, has a tenor voice of unusually wide range. It is remarkably even and well pitched, with especially good mezzo tones. His voice was heard to advantage in the recitative and aria from Verdi's "Tra viata," and in the "Elegie and Decla ration," Massenet. His brother, Henry Soucheray, possesses a baritone of good quality,. a,nd he sings with ex cellent style. His numbers last night were: "It Is Enough," Mendelssohn, and "Evening Star," from "Tannhau ser," both most satisfactorily inter preted. Frank Pixley and Gus Luders, the librettist and composer of "King Dodo," and "The Prince of Pilsen," have gone to Santa Barbara, Cal., to write. Mr. Pixley is making the trip to regain his health. Just now all New York is ringing with the success of "The Earl of Paw tucket," and theater-goers are crowd- Ing the Madison Square theater as they have r(ot done for years. Curi ously enough, It was on this same stage that Thomas first scored in a New York success with "Alabama." His "On the Quiet" also enjoyed a long run there, and now it is another Thomas play that revives the drooping fortunes of this pretty but much mismanaged playhouse. "There's always* something to head off theaters," grawled a manager to a couple of friends on Broadway on Lin coln's birthday. "Once it was bicycles, then it was golf and now it's auto mobiles. Look at 'em!" as several motors whizzed by. "They're all over the place, night and day, and women would rather ride in an automobile than see the best show ever put on the boards. Well, I'm glad that thea ter folks don't use 'em." Just then Kirke La Shelle went by in his big white Panhard that he bought in Paris last summer and the disgruntled manager murmured "Trai tor!" and fled. Richard Golden enjoys the distinc tion of having played the comedy parts in more comic operas than any other star at present before the public. He made his debut on the stage in "Evan geline" r.-early. thirty years ago with Henry E. Dixey. Later he deserted opera for rur?l pharacters. He has in terpreted «fty<-seven different comic opera roles. Jn twenty-one of which he was the original. Frank Daniels, in "Miss Simplicity," will close his engagement at the Met ropolitan opera house with the per formance tonight. There will be no matinee performance this afternoon. "Captain Jinks of the Horse Ma rines," by Clyde Fitch, will be pre sented at the Metropolitan opera house during the latter half of the week, be ginning tomorrow night. "At the Old Cross Roads" will be given two performances at the Grand opera house today. The matinee this afternoon promises to be largely at tended. The sale of seats will open tomor row morning at the Grand box office for the engagement at that theater the coming week, commencing Sunday night, of "Yon Tonson." The Star bill offered by the Parisian Widow's company is altogether a good thing from the point of view of the audience* which properly appreciates vaudeville. The olio is full of good things and the burlesque is clever and beautifully costumed. The attendance has been very large at all performances during the week. TODAY'S WEATHER. Minnesota —Fair Wednesday; snow at night or Thursday in south portion; fail in north; variable winds. Upper Michigan—Fair Wednesday and probably.-Thursday; variable winds. lowa—lncreasing cloudiness Wed nesday, followed by snow or rain in southwest portion; Thursday fair in west; rain or snow in east portion. Wisconsin—tFaiir Wednesday: Thursday snow, except fair in extreme north por tion; variable Winds. Montana. North Dakota and South Da kota —Fair Wednesday and Thursday. Yesterday's Temperatures— St. Paul — Yesterday's temperatures, taken by the United States weather bu reau. St. Paul, W. E. Oliver, observer, for the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night—Barometer corrected for tem perature and elevation. Highest tempera ture, 34; lowest temperature, 11; average temperature. 18; daily range, 23; barom eter, 30.48; humidity. 82; precipitation, 0; 7 p. m. temperature. 30; 7 p. m. wind, south; weather, clear. *BprnHigh *BpmHigh Alpena 28 431 Kansas City .32 32 Battleford ...22 32|Marquette 24 28 Bismarck ....22 28l,Milwaukee ...32 36 Buffalo. ....!.24 28iMinnedosa ...18 26 Boston :.86 38fM»ntgomery ..58 62 Calgary :40 46lMontreal 22 25 Cheyenne 20 22|Nashvi!Ie 38 38 Chicago 32 34 New Orleans .58 66 Cincinnati ...34 38INew York ...38 44 Cleveland ....28 28 Norfolk 44 55 Davenport ...32 36 North Platte. .30 32 Dcs Moines ..34 36 Omaha 34 38 Detroit ......30 32lPhiladelphia ..40 48 Duluth 28 36!Pittsburg 32 3« Edmonton ....46 48|Qu'Appelle ...26 30 Galveston ...56 581 'Frisco 64 64 3rand Haven.3o 32|St. Louis 34 36 3reen Bay ...26 34|Salt Lake 34 34 Selena ..38 40|Ste. Marie ...24 28 Huron 24 30 Washington ..40 52 Jacksonville .66 64 Winnipeg 18 26 •Washington time (7 p. m., St. Paul.) JOBBERS OF ST. PAUL LOOK FOR GOOD SPRINC TRADE Declare That Indications Point to Continuation of Favorable Business Condi tions of Last Year and Are Optimistic in Expressions on Outlook. St. Paul jobbers are looking for a record-breaking spring trade this year, and anticipate that business during the coming season will exced that of last year, which was regarded as the best ever known in St. Paul. Notwith standing the high prices of commodi ties and labor, the demand for manu factured articles is so great that the factories and wholesale dealers ara having a lively time and are conse quently enjoying prosperity. The steady condition of the market of all kinds of commodities has a ten dency to stimulate demand and to keep things moving. All the jobbers who are familiar with the situation speak encouragingly of the prospects. They see a bright future for this year, at least, and have no apprehension of a reverse. The following interviews, given to The Globe yesterday, ex press the prevailing spirit. Hardware Business Good. R. A. Kirk, president of Farwell, Oz mun, Kirk & Co., wholesale hardware, said: "The prospects for spring trade we regard as very good. The condi tion of the country, on the whole, is quite favorable. There are a few sec tions that have had short crops, in which trade will be comewhat restrict ed, but the area thus affected is not large, and we consider the conditions very favorable for a satisfactory trade for the first half of the year. The last half of the year will find its trade de pendent on the condition of the crops. Prices In hardware are very firm, and we do not believe there will be any de clines of consequence for some time to come. Taking the prices of hardware all together, they are not high, and until labor is cheaper and goods can be manufactured for less money manu facturers will not be disposed to re duce prices. The condition of the weather in the Northwest through the winter has been quite favorable for the hardware interests as well as others. It is very seldom that so favorable a season has been seen as we have had the present year. Collections are not quite so good as we would like to see at this season, but they are not very far behind that of former years. We would add that one of our greatest dif ficulties is that of getting: goods from the factories, and a large part of this difficulty seems to come from the ina bility of the railroads to furnish trans portation facilities. We trust that when the pressure for coal is some what relieved things will come back Into their normal conditions, and we can get delivery of goods in satisfac tory shape." Effect of Freight Congestion. Mr. Kirk speaks very moderately in reference to the lack of transportation facilities. The trouble arises from the great congestion of freight traffic at Chicago, Pittsburg and other Eastern cities. The situation at Chicago, how ever, is what most seriously affects lo cal dealers. For nearly two months freight has been tied up at Chicago, owing to inability of the railroads to handle the vast volume of business. The increase of freight traffic has been so great that the railroads have been found unprepared for the rush. This condition, however, is confined to the railroads east of Chicago, notably the trunk lines, but the St. Paul-Chicago lines are able to handle expeditiously all freight offered them. They are, nevertheless, somewhat at a disadvan tage, owing to the fact that Eastern roads have refused to reload at Chi cago and have taken the cars of the Western roads. But, though this situ ation of affairs causes trouble to the Eastern dealers, St. Paul jobbers say that they are not seriously affected, as most of them have already received their spring stocks. Merchants of the Western states, however, who ordei goods from Eastern jobbers will suffer from the freight congestion at Chica go. St. Paul jobbers, without excep tion, say that they have sufficient stocks on hand to tide them over the period of congestion which appears now to be passing. Cotton Market Firm. Albert H. Lindeke, of Lindeke, War ner & Schurmeier, wholesale dry goods, said "Our business this year is fully up to that of last year, which was the biggest we have ever had. There was a slight falling off in January, but it has been more than made up during the present month. We expect to show a large increase before the spring la over, as we have many unfilled orders yet on hand. Last week, owing to the country merchants' excursion, was one of the largest our house has ever had during the spring season. The mar ket for staple cotton goods is very ac tive. American prints of all kinds have been advanced one-fourth of a cent a yard, taking effect Feb. 24. This is fol lowed by many other manufactures of prints owing to the firmness of the cot ton market, raw cotton having been advanced during the past five months 2 1-8 cents per pound. Four-yard sheetings and also all kinds of bleach ed goods have been advanced during the last six weeks 1-2 cent a yard. Collections~are about the same as us ual this year, especially in those sec tions having good crops. Everything is booming." Immigration Helps Trade. C. J. McConville, of Finch, Young & McConville, wholesale dry goods, said substantially the same in regard to the market. He said: "Though we had a great increase of business last year, we are looking for a much better business this year. We have already done much of our spring business and from indications it will surpass that of last year. The market is steady and that produces satisfactory conditions. One thing that has caused increased business was the great immigration into the Northwest last year. Already we are receiving orders from dealers we have never had on our lists before, and they are in new and growing towns where the immigrants settle. Collec tions, it appears, are not as good as they might be. for it seems that the farmers are speculating with the mon ey which they should use to pay their merchants. eW are looking for an in crease of trade on account of the great immigration movement especially. The result of this was not so apparent last year, for most of the newcomers brought with them ali the things they needed for at least a year; but their presence will be felt this year." D. R. Noyes, of Noyes Bros. & Cutler, wholesale drugs, said: "The early trade this year has surpassed all ex pectations, and the prospect for spring trade was never better, never, indeed, so good. New orders are a marked feature of this season's business thus far. Prices show signs of advance, and we should be surprised If they do not advance further in many staple lines. Collections are excellent." J. W. Cooper, of Griggs, Cooper & Co., wholesale groceries, said: "Our busi ness was never better, and the pros pects for Increase are encouraging, to say the least. The demand for fancy and staple groceries during the l£%*t year has been very strong and there are at present no signs of a falling off. On the contrary, every one has plenty of money and the tendency to live well is growing with the increase of pros perity. Look at that," said Mr. Cooper, pointing to the street filled with drays loaded to overflowing with packages, boxes and bags. "That is certainly an evidence of prosperity." Albert Scheffer, of Scheffer & Ros sum, wholesale harness and saddlery, said: "Though our spring business has not yet commenced, it is safe to say that it will be very large, indeed, larger than last year. The leather trade is steady and the demand is good." Dealers in all lines of merchandise, when seen yesterday, echoed the same sanguine expressions above quoted, and it appears from indications that the an ticipations of experienced and well tried business men that the business of this year is to be great will be real ized, and that it will surpass that of last year, the largest on record. HAS A THINKING PART. < - J. J. Jellett, Newly Elected President. of the Chess Association. PATRIARCHS WILL ASSEMBLE TODAY Odd Fellows of State to Meet and Elect Grand Officers. The annual encampment of the Pa triarchal branch of the Odd Fellows of Minnesota will convene today at Capitol Lodge hall, West Seventh and Walnut streets. Delegates to the encampment to the number of 160 are expected to be pres ent. The principal business to be trans acted is the election of grand officers. Grand Patriarch J. F. Cremer, of Crookston, will be chosen to represent the encampment at the supreme lodge. C. D. Thompson, of Redwood Falls, who is the grand senior warden, will be elected grand patriarch. August Hohenstein. of St. Paul, the present grand high priest, will be elected grand senior warden. The chief interest centers in the elec tion of the grand scribe, for which there are seven candidates. The present in cumbent. S. E. Ferree, Minneapolis, is not a candidate for re-election, and those mentioned for the office are A. C. Pe ters, M. F. Henion. Otto Smith and F. H. Castner, of Minneapolis, and C. R. Wilkinson, G. A. Rinker and George F. Engel, of St. Paul. Last evening the delegates to the en campment were entertained by Hancock and Minnesota encampments. The royal purple degree, the highest degree of the order, was worked by Minnesota degree staff. Following the conferring of the degTee a banquet was served. CLAN CAMPBELL GIVES ENTERTAINMENT Large Gathering Enjoys Scottish Pro- gramme at Mozart Hall. Clan Campbell. No. 116, Order of Scot tish Clans, delighted ita members and a large gathering of "friends with a pro gramme of music and specialties, dis tinctly Scottish at Mozart hall last even ing. The entertainment was really in lieu of the annual Robert Burns celebra tion. The feature of the programme, which was quite lengthy, was the presence of Sydney H. Morse, a well known tenor, who sang a number of ballads peculiar to the land of the thistle. Another feature was a bagpipe selection by Pipe Major George Sinclair, of Minneapolis, who ap peared in full Highland costume. The programme Included vocal numbers by Mrs. S. V. Han-is, Miss Louise Taylor, Mrs. Jane Huntington Yale and Prof. D. F. Colbville. Miss Hazel Runge did the Highland fling very acceptably and the St. Anthony Hill orchestra furnished a number of instrumental selections. At the conclusion of the programme the hall was cleared and dancing followed. Fully 500 people were in attendance, and the occasion was considered one of the most enjoyable and successful in the his tory*>f the clan. ARMY NEWS. Maj. William F. Tucker, of the pay master general's department, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Col. Tucker was chief paymaster at St. Paul from 1896 to 1898. Col. James Madison Cutts, who for twenty-one years has been employed in the war department, died in Washington last night. He served as captain of the Eleventh infantry in the Civil war and on Gen. Burnside's staff. He was twice breveted for gallant and meritorious con duct and received from congress a medal of honor. The following officers who were pro moted recently to the rank of brigadier general were retired yesterday: Tully Mc- Crea, Ell L. Huggins, G. F. Goodale and Morris C. Foote. All of them served in the Civil war and all except Gen. Mc- Crea, who was a West Pointer, entered as privates in the volunteer service. Col. Jacob Kline, commanding officer of Fort Snelling, has resumed his duties again after a severe attack of grip. WILL TURN DOWN THE ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION German Book Publishers Will Take No Part in the Show. BERLIN, Feb. 24.—The Book Pub lishers' Society of Stuttgart has decid ed not to participate in the St. Louis exposition, and in this decision the other publishers of Germany proba bly will join. The reason assigned is the present copyright treaty between Germany and the United States, per mitting the reprinting of German works in the United States without compensation. The publishers say that exhibiting at St. Louis would simply be "showing: the Americans what is available for them to reprint." The Stuttgart pub lishers have begun an agitation with the object of inducing the government to insist on a revision of the copyright treaty when the new commercial treaty with the United States is ne gotiated, and if they cannot be bettei protected, they demand the denuncia tion of the copyright treaty. NEW YORK, Feb. 24.—One of the features of the St. Louis exposition is to be the world's congress of scientists and astronomers. Prof. Silas New- comb, of Washington, D. C, has been designated aa president of the con gress, and Prof. Hugo Mansterberg and Albion W. Small, of the University of Chicago, as vice presidents. These three men have been requested to act as an organizing committee, which met yesterday in New York. This commit tee completed the programme. It is expected that the addresses will be prepared by the most eminent men of the world in their respective branches. The date for the general meeting of the congress has been fixed for Mon day, September 19, 1904. AGED INDIAN DIVINE PAYS A VISIT TO CAPITOL Rev. Louis Mazawakinyanna, an Old Sioux, Who Partici pated in Massacre of 1862, Becomes a Presbyterian Minister — Tells of His Part in the Uprising. Rev. Louis Mazawakinyanna, a Sioux Indian, who, as his title would indi cate, is a regularly licensed minister, was one of the callers at the rooms of the Historical society yesterday. The reverend gentleman's name in the Sioux language means Iron Light ning, and since he gave up the scalp- Ing knife and tomahawk for the Bible and the hymn book, .he has been or dained as a Presbyterian minister. Iron Lightning now resides at Wilmot, S. D., and preaches regularly to a congrega tion of his race at that point. He was born in Minnesota and more than half a century ago belonged to the band of Sioux Indians under Chief Shakopee, who had his tepee where the town of that name now stands. The Indian Presbyterian divine admits that he took part in the Sioux outbreak in Minnesota fifty years ago, but says he was a "heathen then and knew no bet ter." He was an intimate friend of John Other Day, a noted Indian scout, who assisted the whites during the out break, and he left with Secretary L'p ham, of the Historical society, yester day a number of papers presented to Other Day by Gen. Sibley, Gov. Ram sey and Gen. Scully. He also promised to send to the society as a relic a double-barreled shotgun formerly used by the dead scout. Rev. Mazawakinyanna, in explana tion of the part he took in the Indian outbreak of 1862, says, "we all took part," but he claims that on the first day of the outbreak he saved the lives of a number of white people. He does not write or speak English, but his statement as to the services he rendered in saving the lives of several of the whites has been written by an other Indian minister, who has some knowledge of the English language. The statement of Iron Lightning, in its Imperfect English, is as follows: Saved Five Whites. "During the outbreak of August 18, 1862, in Minnesota, by the Sioux In dians, I save or rescue five lives of white peoples, or the great father's "It was on a place between Red wood, Minnesota, and a lake northeast of Redwood. On my way home from a hunting I met in first place four per sons. One old man, one young man and two boys. They wear on nothing: but undershirts to each of them, and the old m in wear a straw hat and car rying a large butcher-knife with him, and the young man a double shot gun, but probably not loaded. "This was early in morning, so I could see their tracks very plain through the dewed grasses. They went into a pond. I thought they were Chippewas and I followed their tracks, and finally found them and they were white men. I called them to shores and they thought when they saw me they all going to die, but In stead of killed them I fed them, gave them a kettle full of potatoes, which they eated and carried what they left with them. They thanked me very much. They would have starved to death If I should not happen to see them. "In another place the same day I met another fellow by named Roche, or La Roche, a white man, who is clerk in Louis Roberts' store. He talks Indian and told me about the outbreak or the masacre. He also thought I would killed him, but instead of kill him I fed him again; he was very hungry, too. and gave him roasted shoulder of a deer. "I think I done a great favor to this vhite peoples, or for the great father (president of the United States). "If any of these people lived yet I wish they would of remembered mo and do me some favor while living, as I am now getting old man and could hardly work for my living. "And according to my duties now I saw I done very important things, as I was only a heathen at that time and I am now a Presbyterian minister. I done a great deal of goods for all around and I hope the great father will do me some favor." Joseph Coursalle, a son of Joe Cour salle, one of Gen. Sibley's mixed blood scouts, accompanied Rev. Mazawakiny anna yesterday and acted as interpreter for him. The Indian divine left for his home at Wilmot last evening. NEWS ROUND-UP OF A DAY IN STILLWATER Ever-Increasing Demand for Binder Twine Made at the Prison. The demand for prison-made binder twine is increasing, and sales thus far this season exceed 1,000.000 pounds. War • den Wolfer says that the small cash or ders received are three times in excess of the orders received at the correspond ing date last year, and club orders are just commencing to come in. Club or ders have averaged this week 100,000 pounds a day. Fred Mahler and A. W. Wells, of St. Paul, officers of the United States Track Gage company, have arranged with J. N. Bronson, of Stillwater, for the manufac ture of a model for their new track gauge, to be exhibited at Chicago during the railway engineers' convention March 16-18. Mr. Mahler say that his new in vention, which determines the expansion or contraction of railroad rails, has been tested by railroad men, and has been pronounced thorough in all its details. The Great Northern Railway company now has twelve of the machines in use for experimental work. The prison population is growing small er, yesterday numbering 589. Warden Wolfer will go to St. Paul to day to appear before the joint house and senate committee on prison and reforma tory- Mrs. John S. Goff. of this city, died yesterday of cancer. She was fifty-three years of age. She leaves her husband and two daughters, Mrs. L. Staples and Mrs. F. Newman. The banquet commemorating the twen tieth anniversary of the organization of Company X will be held at the Sawyer house in this city April 6, and Invitations will be extended to all former members of the company as well as present members. A short special train of the district court was held here yesterday by Judge Wil liston. of Red Wing. The taking of tes timony in the case of the Stillwater Water company against H. C. Farmer was continued until the next term, and tha hearing of a motion in the case of the John O'Brien Lumber company against H. C. Farmer was also continued over tha term. Too Many Arms for China. WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 24.—Rep resentations have been made to the state department by the Russian ambassador, Comte Cassinl, regarding the increasing seriousness of the situation in China, in the hope that the United States will co operate with the other powers to stop the illegal Importation of arms which has reached an alarming stage* of activity. Similar representations have been mad« to Belgium. Germany and Great Britain; The Chinese officials claim they are pow erlcts to stop the piactice.