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THURSDAY. APRIL 16, 1903.
THE MAKING OF "DOPE FIENDS."
A few weeks ago The Globe sent a reporter out
:o investigate the conditions under which the sale of poi
sonous drugs, particularly those affected by persons of
ricious appetites, was conducted in St. Paul.
ft was easily demonstrated that nothing whatever
it..r,(l in the way of any person who had the price secur
ng as much as he or she might want of morphine, co
raine or any of the commoner narcotic drugs used by
those unfortunates who are known as "fiends." All that
ippeared to be necessary was to ask for the drug and
tender the money. It is very likely that there are drug
lists who require physicians' prescriptions, but The
Slobe ir.<-m did not encounter any of them.
And it is this tendency to laxity in the handling and
lale of these drugs that makes for the fearful increase in
the number of "fiends." The number of men and women,
generally young people, addicted to the use of these
lrugs is astonishing, though the public cannot know all
of their,. Cocaine is the "dope" of the depraved man or
woman who seeks drugs as the drunkard takes his liquor.
They become "fiends" of their own volition generally
md because they have been made inquisitive as to the
►fleets of the drug. The morphine users are generally
persons who have been led to its abuse by its use medi
cally. There is no possible doubt that if the sale of co-
Came was restricted by a stringent law the number of
Users of the drug would be reduced and there would be
fewer of the "fiends" fall into the hands of the police. The
Most of them are merely the victims of an appetite that
Is too readily pandered to. The same is true in a lesser
Jegree of the morphine and other "fiends." They should
be, in some measure and as far as the state can do it, pro
tected from themselves.
The Tighe bill to regulate and restrict the sale of
;ocaine should be promptly passed by the legislature. If
I law could be framed that would effectively estop the
lale of other narcotics it should be enacted. But it is
>etter that the bill aimed at the cocaine venders should
»c allowed to stand on its own legs, and passed as it is
than that it should be possibly hampered by amend-
One Xew York street car line has provided its con
luctors with cards to be given passengers who spit on
he floor. The card reads: "You are violating the law
(gainst spitting. You are subject to a fine or imprison
nent or both. By order of the board of health." Dis
'egard of the warning of the card is followed by arrest.
The scheme is worthy of adoption here. There is a pop
liar disregard of the ordinance which should be checked.
WRITING ON DUTY.
We have had a surfeit of writing on the duty of
Democrats by Cleveland and Bryan and Watterson and
Hhers. It would be a relief to us of the rank and file
t they would cease their toiling with the pen and begin
loing duty as Democrats.
About the first duty they should perform is that of
Uttting away their little hammers and abandoning the ex
liting but harmful practice of batting one another on the
lead. The duty of Democrats can be comprehensively
itated in two words, "Get Together." This is the first
tommandment to Democrats at the present time.
Democrats can never get together by cutting and
lashing one another. There is room enough for all on
he great platform of historic Democratic principles a
>latform which should not be turned into an arena for
he destruction of the party by suicidal fights over triv
In the contest of 1904 there should be no questions
if party allegiance in the past, no pledge exacted for the
attire, for sufficient unto the campaign cm hand are the
>sues thereof. When Democratic principles are declar
d every voter in the land should be invited, urged, to
upport the party candidates. And until there has been
i national convention of Democrats the issues of the
arty for the campaign will nut be formally known.
Independence in political action is a fundamental
enet of Democratic faith. A voter acting with the Dem
ocratic party does not thereby mortgage his intelligence
tor hypothecate his political independence.
The Globe does not despair of electing a Dem
»crat to the presidency in 1904. At present the odds are
pparently against accomplishing such result. But De
nocracy is for men, and the men of the United States
nil assert their supremacy in 1904 unless The Globe
I mightily mistaken.
Then let Democrats be up and doing with a view to
jetting together for the fray.
That last pardon of Mrs. Maybrick must have been
ent by a move-quick messenger. It hasn't been heard
if for a week or more.
MUZZLING THE GRAND JURY
A grand jury at Porto Ru.i came into court and in
formed the presiding judge that District Attorney Pet
ingill had refused to give them information in his pos
session under orders from the department of justice at
In other words, if the charge is true, some one at
.Washington has interfered to protect favorites from the
)enalty (if wrongdoing in Porto Rico—has used official
position or influence to thwart the ends of justice.
It was only a few clays ago that the war department
In lordly manner brushed aside serious charges against
one of its favorites, declaring without investigation that
the charges against Gen. Wood were untrue, although
the incriminating evidence was specific and direct.
Charges that the same thing has been done in the
case of administration favorites in the Philippines have
Wen numerous and unrefuted.
These accumulating instances will serve to illustrate
♦he beauties of the management of colonies. We liave
I een accustomed to read of the corruption of officials in
colonies, from the time the Roman proconsuls made it a
point to come home richer than the emperor who sent
them to a foreign colony down to the scandals in the
Congo Free State. Riches of this sort were uniformly
acquired by tyranny, looting, extortion in every form,
and even by the sacrifice of human life to the greed of
the unbridled official. We have hugged the delusion that
we are a just and honorable people aird'^vonld never *peT
fiut such an iniquity to have an abiding place in- our sjfa-
tern of government—and yet we are doing the same
thing and the heads of the administration are wielding
official powers to prevent the exposure of the iniquity
and the punishment of the guilty.
Opportunity for corruption makes the whole world
Whitaker Wright is stilL in Ludlow street jail, New
York, and is said to be preparing his "Impressions of
America," to be published upon his return to England, if
compelled to return bj' the police.
MOTIVES MAY BE MISUNDERSTOOD.
At last the reason the St. Paul Daily News has re
fused to urge the bill authorizing the St. Paul city coun
cil to order the three-cent fare on Mr. Lowry's street
railway is made plain.
The News didn't indorse the bill for fear its "mo
tives would be misunderstood."
Who would misunderstand said motives? Mr.
The News would have us understand it hasn't urged
three-cent fares for fear the public would suspect it had
its hand out in Lowry's direction. Hence it will permit the
working people to pay five-cent fares and keep its own
character above suspicion. Rare News! Always for the
In a paragraph at the bottom of the "misunderstood
motive" editorial the News faintly -ays it believes in a
three-cent fare—which exposes it to the horrible possi
-1 bility that Mr. Lowry may send his '"pay wagon" to the
front door of the Fourth street office. If he does, the
driver will never get away alive.
"In any question between Mr. Lowry and the people,
the Daily News is with the people—first, last and all the
time," for the News itself says so, right in the teeth of
suspicion of "misunderstood motives."
The Globe hopes nobody will misunderstand the
"motives" which have stilled the voice of the News while
the bill for three-cent fares has been pending in the leg
islature. And The Globe does not think anybody
will misunderstand them.
Nor does The Globe think any one will misun
derstand the "motive" which bottles up the News on the
subject of securing legislation authorizing the city to
purchase or build a gas plant if satisfactory terms are
not offered by the present company when its franchise
expires. The reason is plain. If the News advocated
city ownership its "motive" might be misunderstood,
Will the St. Paul Dispatch and the St. Paul Pioneer
Press now produce their freak explanations of silence on
the subject of three-cent fares for working people?
If the Reliance sails away from the Columbia as
Shamrock 111. sailed away from No. 1. the committee
will not need to polish the cup in anticipation of its
presentation to Sir Thomas Lipton.
CURING THE JOKER.
One Ha.erednrn. of Chicago, .shocked his wife into
hysterics by betting her that he had taken poison. When
confronted with a stomach pump he admitted tiiUl &£
' was joking—he wanted to see how his wife would lake
it; .she took it rather badly, for she had him arrested and
he paid a fine of $85 on a charge of disorderly contTucF
It served him right. Aside from the fact that the
practical joker should be treated as a criminal there were>
aggravating circumstances in the case of Hagedorn. H«
was curious to know how he stood with his wife. Fj^
years they had lived more or less amicably. He had her^
word for it that she regarded him rather favorably. That
ought to be enough for Ilagedorn or any other married
That he who would lift the veil of futurity and -cc
how his wife would act as a widow deserves punish-'
ment. Suppose, in this case, Mrs. Hagedorn had given
way to expressions of joy at the approaching decease of
her husband? Mr. Hagedorn would probably now j^fc££KKfe
ing a term in the workhouse for wife beating if the mis
tress of his household had .been shocked into forget ling
If Mr. Hagedorn cannot help indulging in practical
jokes he should at least have the good taste to play_tkem
on his mother-in-law.
If the grand jury keeps working the Missouri legis
lature should provide for the enlargement of the peni
tentiary before its members are convicted.
The trusts care little who writes the platforms for
the party so long as they own the Republican congress
men and senators.
Now that Reggie Vanderbilt has married the girl he
will probably not whip any more photographers for tak
ing her picture.
It is to be hoped Missouri will have disposed of her
own boodlers by the time the world's fair opens.
Those who thought the war was over must be shock
ed by the renewal of hostilities over Shiloh.
If the weather is suitable the Easter hat will be on
parade not later than July 4.
The Reliance has a bigger boom than Tom Johnson
or Carter Harrison.
Apparently the weather maker decided to omit
spring this year.
SOME SELECTED OPINIONS.
Boasters and Blusterers.
From the Baltimore Sun.
"Boasting and Blustering." said President Roosevelt
in one of his speeches in the West last week, "are as ob
jectionable among nations as among individuals, and the
public men of a great nation owe it to their sense of na
tional self-respect to speak courteously of foreign pow
ers, just as a brave and sell-respecting man treats all
around him courteously." That is an excellent sentiment
For many years it has been the habit of some of our
statesmen to boast publicly that Uncle Sam "can lick
anything in creation." Such bumptiousness is impolitic
and in bad taste. A nation which is eagerly seeking trade
in all parts of the world will not gain trade by adopting
an attitude of "bounce and bluster." In some quarters it
is intimated that President Roosevelt's observation was
intended as an informal rebuke of a distinguished naval
officer. The cap fits the heads of many men who are not
in the navy. There are jingoes in congress who were
blustering long before army and navy officers began to
speak their minds too freely.
New York No Longer the Pivot.
From the Baltimore Sun.
11 It now appears that -the party in power no longer
considers the vote of New York essential to its success
in a presidential contest. This change of mind is at
tributed principally to.the fact that there has been a sub
stantial increase in the aggregate number of electoral
votes since 1900, while several states which in 1896 re
turned Democratic majorities have since then been "re
claimed" by the Republicans and are now. regarded as
permanently "outside the Democratic breastworks." As
a result of the changed conditions New York politicians
identified with the presidential party are apparently' los
ing,, prestige ■ and influence. Thus it is reported that
when the senior senator from the Empire state sent an
agent to Mr. Roosevelt recently to request a certain ap
pointment the president flatly refused to meet the sen
ator's wishes. When he was reminded that ."harmony in
Ncav York" was ."essential to his election" he manifested
no anxiety; but, on the contrary, intimated that he might
be able to dispense with the vote of the Empire state in
liiC ilt* v 1 _** Wl* 1 il'Tl
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, XHUKSIIAX AFKIC 16, 19UJ.
-*T ST. PAUL
Commencing, tonight and for the bal
ance of the week,' with, the usual Satur
• day matinee, (Bxfd F. Wiight's com
pany, in " Yobil State Folks." : will be
the attraction Uttbe Metropolitan? This
drama is conceded to be cue of the best
of pasfdraT i;!^f| it created an ad
mirable ,in3pr.eafij4i' here last year and
from the aav3M| .ale of seats 'will do
an excellent business duiing this en
gagement. > v; .
James O'Neill will begin an engage
ment at, the Metropolitan of four nights
and a WednesJ,-; v rraiinev, ■. ommenc
ing Sunday. April 19, in Liebler & Co.'s
production cf- "The ji.mxinan." The
sale of seats for this engagement will
Commencing: next Thursday, April
for one week, with the usual matinees.
Miss Mary SHaw will plaj an engage
ment at the Metropolitan Opera house,
presenting Ibcen's "Ghosts."
Crowded houses greeted Al. H. Wil
son at both the matinee and evening
performances of "A Prince of Tatters"
yesterday at the Grand, and the sale of
seats for the remainder of the engage
ment is large. The stoiy of "A Prince
of Tatters" is very interesting, ihe
period being the \v<u- 1 700 in the Dutch
settlements of what i.s now New York
"The Little Church Around the
Corner" will he the next attraction at
the Grand Opera house. 'The Little
H^BKExi* ■ >': ■ - vS?" "'^ .'■.■.■ '■^i^9E'' ■, '■■■ '■ ■' ■ w-y
As Simon Pet»er Martin in "York SLaLe Folks."
J2lulX^Js^lepieted as thg'tiLfot around
which, circle the joys afia^jujrrows o,£ a
•young*!l couple whose wedding was a
,nole\\o!Lhy.event there. . [i
Miss KmUj- U,Fobvre.,. the'l*l. Paul
aJtctr^saß^tajE-returned in St.-Pni.il -with
her Comppjily— -the L.eFeKv4ft=Giu-penter
C&inp"ari*p=^afior an absejiie of two
yearsr._Miss LeFebvye formerly, lived
.in St. Paul, and she is connected with
some of the most promjrtent pioneer
families of the city. She is a graduate
of St. Paul "Righ school. Miss Le-
Febvre is playing this week at the
Mozart' theatre, 41 the comedy-drama,
The strong nurnjbers of the olio of the
Knickerbocker ,ljurlesque company, at
the Star this week, continue to prove
popular with <3wp successive perform
ance. Sam paoW ibid Delila, in their re
markable bStoWcmg feats, have created
NEWSROIM)-UP OF THE
DAY IN STILLWATER
Rains Swell the St. Croix and Tribu
taries Toward'the Danger Point.
The heavy rains that have fallen on
the St. Croix and i,ts tributaries have
caused a rise of water in the lake at
this point and the street department
has been forced to start the pumps on
the levee to prevent the water from
backing up in the sewers. The lake
registers more than eleven feet above
-..MinnesotaPair Thursday and Friday;
fresh east winds. ._ . _ .
Upper Michigan—Fair Thursday; Fri
day fair, warmer; fresh north to -east j
winds. , ' '■
Wisconsin—Fair Thursday; warmer in
western portion; Friday fair; warmer in
east portion; fresh east' winds.
lowa —Generally fair Thursday and' Fri- '
day. i ■- ../
I Montana—Showers Thursday, colder in
southeast portion; Friday probably show
ers. "•"* ' • : :'■
North and South Dakota— Generally
fair Thursday and Friday. - <■'>'
St. Paul — Yesterday's temperatures,
taken by the United % 'States weather bu
reau, St. Paul. T>\> E. Oliver, observer, for
the twenty-four wours ended at 7 o'clock
last night—Barometer corrected for tem
perature and/eitv«tion.. Highest tempera,
ture, 65; lowest temperature, 34; average
temperature, 44;-daily range. 21; barom
eter, 30.11; humidity, 5.; precipitation,
.0; 7 p. m. temperature, 49; 7 p^m.'wind,
northeast; weather, partly cloudy.
Yesterday's Temperatures—- "
i *BpmHighl *BpmHigh
! Alpena. 44 48 Kansas City... 52
Battleford ....4$ 50 Marquette . 38 38
Bismarck .....58 f!6- Milwaukee'- ...44 66
Buffalo 4" J:46 Montgomery ..56 62
i Boston | 40 <>'A 0 Montreat ::'.':.: 50 54
i Calgary 64 iisß Nashville : 46 46
Cheyenne , . .. .4$ 5'- New . Orleans..66 70
Chicago 40|New York 44 4ti
; Cincinnati 46 ». 50 Norfolk 54 58
' Cleveland ... 40 M 2 North Platte.. 62
Davenport ....4S 48 Omaha ...... 54
Dcs Koines. . .s2 52 Philadelphia ..46 48
Detroit v. M -*46 Pittsburgh -v: •- .44- 60
Duluth .. 4+:» Q»'Appelle 56-58
, Edmonton <-...,..4s-/-48;3an Francisco. .58 62
Galveston ... 64 . «6jSt. L0ui5...... id 46
'Grand Haven.46" 48 Salt Lake City. 62
: Green Bay. ..-.42" 46 S. Ste. Marie. .4B 54
Helena »..-.-. 50 52 Washington ...4s 1 50
Huron 56 50 Winnipeg ..... 40 64
, Jacksonville ..62 661 . •: • - •:.-• V '
•Washington time (" p. m. St. Paul).
River Bulletin- . . . .
i Danger Gauge Change in
Line. Reading. 24 hrs.
St. .". r.-ii;! ......14 8.4 r- -- >' -*0.3
La Cross- ....10 . : 8.1 . *».!:
Pavrnpoj.t.,.-. .15 » .9.9* •■: = •'• ; *o.3t
St. Louis 30 -4.0 *».
The Mississippi will rise in the- vicinity
at ■ su-. x>aal during ' tKe '■■ next *2i hours;
nent figures in the Minneapolis munic
ipal coiruptfon affair, was received at
the prison yesterday to serve three
years and four months for forgery in
the second decree.
Rev. s. j. Kennedy, cf the First
Presbyterian thur< h. will leave today
o*l a :rip to Great Britan io look after
oftair^ connected with -his faxher's es
Contributions for the relief of the
faJEine-stificken people of Northern
Swedeii continue to be received by the
tonrrrittee in charge of collections in
Washington county. Nearly all of the
towns have responded, but no concerted
e:"fo: t has as yet been rrade to secure
donations in the city. A few contri
butions, however, have been tendered.
At the next meeting of the city
council the Question of whether or not
toils shall be charged on the pontoon
biidge across the St. Croix at this
point will be considered. The expense
of keeping the brirtge in repair has
been enormous during the past two
years and several members of the
council favor charging tolls, but some
plan may be devised by the council
with the assistance of the Commercial
dub to continue the free bridge.
low water mark and the rise continues.
Charlie Howard, one of the promi-
GERMANY EXPLAINS AS
TO THOSE STUDENTS
Charges of Harsh Treatment and Depor
taticn Being Investigated.
BERLIN. April 15.—A s^mi-official
s!:i!imont was given out to the German
pres3 today legarding the complaint of
the Ameiican. board of foreign missions
to the state department at Washington
on the subject of the harsh treatment
which native students of the American
missionary establishment on the island of
Ruk, Carolines, were subjected to by the
captain of a German warship, who de
ported them to the island of Ponape, of
tne Baste group.
Th<s arrest of four pupils is admitted,
as is their transportation on board the
German cruiser Cormorant to Ponape. Im
niediately upon receipt of this news in
Berlin an Investigation was ordered, but
the result of Inquiry has not been re
ported, hence it is impossible to judge the
merits of the case. The foreign office
assumes that the pupils have already
OF UPSET LANTERN
Fire in Beaumont Oil District Burnt
Property Worth $1,000,000.
BEAUMONT. Tex., April 15.—A
workman kicked over a lantern at one
of the Caldwell oil wells in the Hogg
& Swayne tract on Spindle Top this
morning ;ind started a rire that result
ed in the loss of property valued at
$1,000,000 and the bankruptcy of
twenty or more of the smaller com
panies. There were 175 wells in the
tract, and only five of the derricks and
pump houses are left standing. Every
company that had property in the
tract is a loser. The fire swept the
three blocks, covered with derricks
and pump houses, clear of all its
buildings. None of the companies had
a cent of insurance. The lire start
ed near the southern edge of block 38
and spread three ways. Pumping sta
tions, derricks and pipe lines all fell
before it. Large engines and thick
pipe melted in the heat. It is estimat
ed that 170 of the wells sustained an
average direct loss of $3,000. This Is
exclusive of the $500,000 more, the ag
gregate loss on production and other
Fifty or more wells were probably
ruined. Among the losers are:
London Oil and Pipe Line company,
Caldwell Oil company, Spindle Top
Power company, Central Power and
Equipment company. Pumping Station
Dividend Oil company, 'Detroit-Beau
mont, Palestine-Beaumont, Sun com
pany, Advance Oil company. Queen
City, Queen of Waco, Drummers,
Alamo, Buckeye. Ground Floor, Man
hattan, Borealis and Buffalo.
All pumping rigs, derricks and pipe
line equipments were destroyed. Ex
tensive losses were sustained by own
ers of drilling rigs, among whom were
H. B. Ford, Cartwright, Oil company,
John Miirkham and J. W. Knnis. Mr.
Ennis estimates his loss at $15,000 and
others at from $I,GiH) to $4,000.
The Texas, Sun, London Oil and Pipe
line. ■ Guffey, Higgins and other com
panies lost heavily through damage to
their" pipe lines. The Heywood tract
was saved only after hard work.
DEATH THE PENALTY OF
German Naval Ensign Subjected to the
Indignity of Court-Martial.
v ; BERLIN. April 15.—A court-martial
has been ordered to try Ensign Hussner,
of -the German navy, who. on Good Fri
day killed an artilleryman named Hart
man with his sword at Essen for not sa
luting him properly. llartmann was a
•former schoolmate of Hussner and the
latter avers that the artilleryman . at
tempted gross familiarity in trying to
shake hand's with hint after;.he fHussmes)
had arrested Hartmann for the informal
ity of., his salute.; Then. Hussnes- adds,
Hartmann started to run and the ensign
thrust him through the back with his
sword, afterwards saying: ■"When I draw
my sword blood must flow."
• :Hussner has written to Hartmann's
mother saying it v,was hard that his "duty
as a Prussian ttfficer" required him to
act as he did. In ;Hussner's notebook
were the names <-. of .privates who•.must
have been-reported by the ensign for not
sahrting-^hlm- as respectfully as he de
«l»vjuJ.- ■.;■.• ■' .. .' '
The recent acquirement of the pub
fishing- business of Mr. R. H. Russell
by the Harper house is attracting con
siderable attention in the book world,
partly because Mr. Russell seemed to I
be doing: a very successful business, !
particularly in the special newspaper I
features which he controlled, and part- 1
ly because the amalgamation of such a j
wide range of publishing interests- as :
the Harper house now enjoys looks a i
little like an approach to the much-dis- j
cussed publishing trust. As a matter i
of fact, of course, it would require the j
consolidation of many times as many
interests to form an adequate publish
ing- trust, yet this one house now has
under its immediate control more peri
odicals than any other one firm, and Its
establishment of a newspaper syndicat
ing- business and its enlarged opera
tions in book publishing give it a big
field. Mr. Russell gives his reasons
for giving up his business and joining
a larger organization, as follows:
"The past year has been the most
prosperous that I have ever experi
enced as a publisher, but the tendency
of modern business has convinced me
that it is only a question of time when
a publisher doing a limited business
with an organization necessarily small,
and without the advantage of periodi
cals under his direction, will be unable
to compete successfully with a larger
house having these accessories. Hav
ing- a very large manufacturing plant
of its class in the world, and the use of
high-class periodicals, a publisher can
reach with comparatively little expense
the entire American reading public, and
his advantage over any publisher who
is obliged to pay cash in large amounts
to accomplish the same purpose Is such
that successful competition will cer
tainly soon become, if indeed it has not
already become, practically impossible.
"There has been no severance of my
personal relations with any of the au
thors I have mentioned, but. In justice
to them, knowing that I could not fur
nish the advantages that he could offer
as rewards for their work, I considered,
and so did they, that it was desirable
from all points of view to accept Col.
Harvey's proposition, which was not
only fair, but liberal. I hope and be
lieve that as a member of his big or
ganization I shall be able to do work
along my special lines on a much
broader scale, and in a much more ef
fective manner than would be possible
in any other way. In any evont, the
prospect is most satisfactory and pleas
ing to me."
Dumas' Novel Factory.
Last year, when the centenary of
Dumas was celebrated, it was recalled
that some 1,500 books bearing this au
thor's name (Dumas, the elder) had
been published and many amusing
stories were told of the Dumas novel
factory, in which the famous romancer
signed as author. There has recently
been published in this country a life
of Dumas, by A. F. Davidson, which
gives many additional stories of the
man along with a most entertaining
account of his remarkable life. The
biography goes far to show that Du
mas lived a more fanciful, romantic
life than did his great creation. "The
Count of Monte C'risto." For some
years he spent more than $100,000 a
year—he died miserably poor. In the
days of his prosperity, he was accus
tomed to keep his money stacked in
gold coins on his mantelpieces, and his
friends were privileged to help them
selves as often as they wished.
Mr. Davidson relates the following
"One day a friend called on Dumas
and asked for a subscription of 15
francs towards the funeral expenses
of a constable. The great man pulled
a handful of money from his pocket;
"You ask for 15 francs to help bury
one of those miserable bill collectors"
he said. "Here take 30 francs and
bury two of them."
"■ "My father is so vain.' said Dumas
the younger, 'that in order to make the
public believe he keeps black servants
he would put on livery and ride on the
footman's seat of his own carriage.' "
"When Dumas, broken in health, for
tune and spirit, left Paris for the last
time he took with him his total for
tune—a single gold souis. A few days
before his death he pointed to the sin
gle coin as it lay on the corner of the
'See there.' he said, calling to his
son, 'fifty years ago. when I came to
Paris, I had 1 louls in my possession.
Why have people accused me of being
a prodigal? I have preserved it and
have it still—look, there it is.' "
"Dumas the younger was shrewd and
acquisitive where the father was reck
less and prodigal.
" 'If my father does not let me set
a good example,' said the younger man
on one occasion, 'he at least provides
me with a good excuse.' "
Week's Best Book.
The best book of the week in prom
ise of popularity is David Graham
Phillips' "Golden Fleece," the adven
tures of a fortune-hunting earl in
America. Mr. Phillips has been most
daring in giving his picture of a cer
tain phase of social life in this country
and people of New York. Washington,
Boston, and Chicago will have no dif
ficulty in recognizing some of the so
cial leaders of these cities as char
acters of the story. It is not because
the story is primarily a satire, or be
cause of any scandal in the story that
readers will like the book: it merely
gives an amusing picture of "seething,
senational social life." The Earl of
Frothingham. a distinguished, but
poverty-stricken member of English
nobility, comes to this country in
search of a wife. Thus far the plot is
ordinary, but no farther. Mr. Phillips
has made his earl entirely frank in his
purpose, and the American characters
thoroughly understand hia mission.
More than this, American high society
puts forth its best for the earl's in
spection. The New York millionaire
heiress who first acquires the earl
throws him over because she has sub
sequently fallen in love with a young
American. In Boston the earl al
most succeeds and the story of his de
feat is curiously interesting. Then he
tries Washington, wins a dausrhter of
a rich senator who decides that he can
afford the price of the title. His ad
ventures terminate In Chicago with a
real love affair, after another tempo
rary engagement, and the reader is left
with the feeling that, after all. the earl
is not such a bad fellow and that
American society is probably more to
blame for such ridiculous turns of the
marriage market than are the titled
foreigners who are attracted to our
shores. A characteristic bit of the
story is the view of Washington aris
tocracy. The earl's dinner companion
"Do you see that intellectual looking
man with the beard on the other side
of the table—next to Ysobel Ballan
"The surly chap?"
"Yes; and he's surly because mam
ma has made a dreadful mistake. She's
put him two below the place his rank
entitles him to. He'll act like a sav
age n\l evening."
"Fancy! What a small matter to
fly into a rape over."
"A small matter for a large man, but
a large matter for a small man. Some
times I think all men are small. They
are much vainer than women."
"Why do you say that?"
"Because of what I've seen in Wash
ington. They say the women started
this craze for precedence. I don't know
whether that's so or not. But I do
know that in the three years I've been
out I've found the men worse than the
women. And those things look so
much prettier in a man, too."
"But I thought there wasn't any rank
in this country."
"So I thought—l was educated in
Prance. I believe In rank and all that
—it seems to me nbfiurd to talk about
equality. But I despise this silly squab
ble over little places that last only a
f«w years at most. As Mr. Boughton
was saying—you know Mr. Boughton?"
"You mean the second secretary at
"Yes. He said to me only last night::
'America has an aristocracy, just as
we have, but gets from it all the evils
and none of the good, all the pettiness,,
none of the dignity and sense of re
"But they tell me it's different —out
"I don't know. I can only speafc of
the East—especially of Washington.
There isn't a capital in Europe or
Asia, the diplomats say. with so elab
orate a system of rank and precedence
as we have. Why. do you know, it's
so bad that the fifteen-hundred-dollar
a-year clerks and their families have
a society of their own between the cir
cles of those who get eighteen hundred
and those who get twelve hundred. And
they'd rather die than mix with those
who get less than they do."
"Really!. Really, now!"
"And anything like a good time la
almost impossible. It's precedence, pre
cedence everywhere, always. ' You
can't entertain informally."
"It must be as if one were laced in a
"I'm going abroad next year, and am
never coming back, if I can help it.
I'm going where at least there's real
rank to get excited about. I'll go with
Ysobel and her mother —unless Ysobel
decides to marry on this side."
Frothingham was internally agitated,
but gave no sign of it.
"She's marrying either Mr. Boughtoi
or that handsome Italian sitting next to
Mrs. Ballantyne—the Prince di Ronti
"Ah," said Frothingham. And to
himself, "Just my rotten luck!"
Continued From First Rage.
pense incurred In the Kelly murder
trial. The original claim aggregated
about $6,000. It was cut down to
$2,000 by the appropriations committee
and Mr. Oleson, recognizing that the
claim, even with that reduction, would
be rejected by the house, asked to
have it further reduced to $1,000. The
wisdom of his campaign was demon
strated by the opposition which he
had to overcome yesterday.
PLAY NO FAVORITES.
House Bills Must Take Their Regular
The house yesterday passed seven
bills; all of them house files. The srn
ate files on the calendar, numbering
twenty, were allowed to lay over as a
hint to the upper house that the repre
sentatives do not propose to put in the
last days of the session pulling sena
torial chestnuts from the fire while
house bills are permitted to slumber in
Another policy emphatically outlined
by the house yesterday Involves con
sideration of all measures in their reg
ular order. The majority under the
leadership of Representative W. A. No
lan, Mower, defeated every attempt to
suspend the rules and advance m(|is
ures out of their regular order.
The fight began with Mr. Xyquist'a
attempt to have his rural school In
spection bill advanced to the calendar
immediately after receiving a favorable
report by the committee. That attack
was repulsed and then Dr. Dorsey tried
to get the bill to general orders. Dor
sey's proposition was sat upon as hard
as the original motion, and after one or
two similar attempts to advance other
measures with like result, Impatient
champions of pet bills gave up In dis
REFUSE TO CONCUR.
House Does Not Approve Senate Tin-
kering of Tax Policy.
The house yesterday refused to con
fer in the senate amendments to the
bill proposing wide open tax polity
amendments to the constitution.
As originally drawn and passed by
the house, the bill placed the subject
of taxation entirely in the hands of
the legislature. Senator Somerville
secured the adoption of amendments
by the senate materially restricting
the latitude of the legislature and more
nearly conforming to the present con
When the bill was returned to the
house yesterday moring Mr. Fryberger
moved to concur in the amendments.
Mr. Armstrong objected. His objec
tions were sustained by the house, and
the speaker appointed Messrs. Steven
son, Wells and Armstrong a committee
on conference on the part of the house.
Reject Civil Service Bill.
The house committee on general leg
islation presided at a wholesale burial
of bills late yesterday afternoon.
Among the prominent measures indefi
nitely postponed by the committee were
Pugh's bill providing civil service for
the grain and warehouse department;
<hinnock's medical practice bill, and
McGregor's anti-racing measure.
Returned to Committee.
The Schaller-Eberhart bill to punish
all dealers in stock food who manipu
late screenings sold as food was re
turned to the committee on public
health yesterday. Senator Calhoun re
quested this disposition and Senator
Schaller consented to the setback when
assured that the committee would con
sider the measure at om ->\
Optional With Cities.
The Horton bill to protect the pur
chasers of coal in cities of Ij,ooo or
more inhabitants whs amended on the
calendar in the senate yesterday nnd
passed as amended. Senator Schaller
offered the amendment, which m;ik'-s it
possible for any city of 10.000 inhabit
ants or less to adopt the provisions of
the act by a three-fourths vote of ita
Aimed at Holding Companies.
The bills of Senator Wilson designed
to correct the difficulties encountered
by the state in proceeding against cor
porations were reported out to the sen
ate yesterday by the Judiciary commit
tee with a favorable recommendation.
One-bill provides that Minnesota <-<>r
porations must hold their elections in
this state or forfeit their charter and
the other that foreign corporations do
ing business in the state must desig
nate a state agent on whom Bei vice of
legal process may be ina<ie.
Present Law Good Enough.
The Rosenwald bill providing ;i sine
license for peddlers was Indefinitely
postponed yesterday by the house in
committee of the whole.
Olsen Gets Raise.
The senate passed Representative
Bennett's bill to increase the salary of
the state superintendent of public in
struction 51,000 a year.
Home for Women.
Senator Barker's bill providing for
the erection of cottages for aged sol
diers, sailors and marines ;<ml their
wives, widows and mothers was passed
by the senate yesterday.
Prlntlna Office Raided.
CHICAGO. April 16.— police today
raided the printing office of J. J. Jacobs,
76 Sherman street, and placed the proprie
tor under arrest, charged with keeping l
common gambling house and conducting
a lottery. The police claim Jacobs la man
ager of -the .Montana Mining. Loan am)
Investment-company, the eflloes of whii
concern was rwi.-.i Monday. A wagon-:
load of printing material us.-ii in th(
manufacture of stock certificates of th(
Montana company were seized. Jacob;
•was released in bonds of $600.