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MONDAY, JUNE i, 1903.
BY FIRE AND BY FLOOD.
As one reads the story of the past week's calamities,
which culminated Saturday with the partial devastation
of Topoka. it requires little effort of the imagination to
picture behind the veil that conceals infinity some de
monaical force laughing to scorn the puny efforts put
forth by man for the protection of his kind. Where
human science has been successful in saving one or
two, the elements, in a sudden outburst of fury, whirl
hundreds, sometimes thousands, to eternity.
Pompeii. Johnstown. Martinique, and now the West
— these are only a few of ttie spectacular instances which
serve to illustrate man's impotency before natural forces.
A divine Providence, a blind force, a universal plan—
call it what you will—employs the three elements, fam
ine, flood and fire, to attain its inscrutable ends. Nature
is commanded to withhold the nourishment of her bos
om—and thousands perish. Fires leap up from the
bowels of the earth or are hurled from the sky—and
the dead are countless. Floods fall from the heavens
to swell the rivers—and cities become cemeteries.
Man devises a modern theory of individualism, and
the Unseen Power shows its contempt by carrying out
its own plans on a Titanic scale which reckons each
human life the merest atom in the general scheme.
"And fear not lest existence closing your
Account, and mine, should know the like no more;
The eternal Saki from that bowl has poured
Millions of bubbles like us, and will pour."
Progress for the world, then, must be measured
not by man's success in wresting from the Unseen its
secrets and turning them into weapons of defense; but
by the pity, the practical sympathy that is aroused when
cries like those now coming from the Middle West
are heard- When pity evoked by the news of such a
terrible calamity is so broad that it does in very truth
make the whole world kin, then can we say that prog
ress is a real, a tenable thing.
Lord Landsdowne sold shares at a loss of $300,000
in order to be free of the odium that might attach to
his name in case those shares had been enhanced in
value by the action of the ministry with which he had
allied himself. The story is not much discussed, and
not at all credited in Washington.
IN MERRY RUSSIA.
St. Petersburg's bi-centennial was celebrated with
out the casting of a single bomb. Moreover, Czar Nich
olas in a bullet-proof coat, cast iron trousers and a steel
mask mingled fearlessly with his affable subjects and
really obtained some enjoyment, it is said, from the af
fair. An awkward feature of the celebration/ of course,
was the report that mines had been laid under the
Nevsky Prospect, which kept a number of people in their
homes, but this and the fact that the military authorities
directed when the people should cheer and when they
should keep silent, thereby preventing anything like, a
spontaneous outburst, were the only really unpleasant
features of the affair. If Nicholas did not have the time
of his life, he, at least, did not have an unpleasant time
which really seems to be the most a Russian sovereign
can hope for.
In reviewing the day's delights Russian newspapers
point out a feaUire of the celebration that reflects no
little credit on the czar's clear-headedness and shows his
grasp of the conditions that surround him. Before the
celebration he had printed for circulation a programme
of the day's events, which included a list of the places
that he intended to visit. He made sure that his dear
and loyal subjects should read this programme and then
carefully absented himself from all those places at which
it was announced he would appear. The czar has fre
quently been accused of being dilatory in his foreign pol
icy. The complaint is made .that if one day he declares
in favor of a peace conference, the next, he is very apt
to be discovered slyly pulling John Chinaman's queue.
But after all is Nicholas to be condemned for this?
When a ruler is compelled to spend three-fourths of his
time circumventing the attempts of his subjects to make
him a target in a bomb-throwing contest, is it to be
wondered at that he should become a little confused in
regard to his foreign policy. "We're here today and away
tomorrow," somebody has piously remarked, but Nich
olas has to constantly keep in mind the fact that he's apt
to be in pieces tomorrow. And all those who have a
prejudice in favor of dying intact, will realize that the
reflection is not conducive to a settled foreign policy.
Sun worship is becoming popular in Chicago. If
an effective smoke ordinance could be passed in Chicago
the people might not be so easily led to the belief that
the sun is a god who hides his face when the police
court tab is heavy.
THOSE WHO WILL HONOR US.
If Uncle Sam succeeds in keeping peace within his
domain next year he will demonstrate that he is a diplo
mat of the first class. More than this, he will demon
strate that he is entitled to rule the world. For next
summer there will come to these shores, as guests of the
government, rulers who are at variance on every subject
under the sun. The Prince of Wales, who hopes some
day to rule the British empire, may, if Uncle Sam is not
tactful, find himself tete a tete with Prince Rupert of
Bavaria, who thinks he has a better right to the throne.
Horu-nomiya, the Prince of Japan, who, in spite of the
fact that his mother was one of four wives, is outspoken
in his assertion that one is quite enough for any ruler,
may be forced to dine with Chulalongkorn of Siam, who
thinks that three hundred wives are none too many for
Then there will come Ibrahim of Jahore, who prides
himself on being able to display at state functions more
splendid jewels than any other ruler in the world; and
King Meii^iik, who would feel disgraced if he permitted
anybody to outdo him in the matter of a jewelry shop
display. And besides these we will entertain Leopold of
Belgium, who is devoted to the ladies; and the sultan of
Jolo, who has never been known to brook a rival where
the fair sex are concerned.
The etiquette books of the Christians say that
guests, if they would show honor to their hosts, must
maintain the peace. But nobody knows what the
heathen's "lady from Philadelphia" considers right and
proper. And while there's donbt, there will b« discom-
fort. Of course the weather wilt be a safe subject of
conversation, but beyond that, what is there? And inex
haustible as this subject apparently is, will it last through
the interminable courses of one of Uncle Sam's official
dinners? It is not probable that the knowledge that he
will have to deal with a rather awkward situation, will
prevent Uncle Sam from carrying out his hospitable in
tention, but it's a safe wager that when the entertaining
comes to an end —a peaceful end —he will breathe a sigh
of relief and shake hands with himself.
If Senator Hanna had daughters enough to have a
marriage on every week or so the public would
be spared some presidential speeches. But then perhaps
the president would not attend all the Hanna weddings
if they were not to be immediately followed by an Ohio
GORMAN ON CLEVELAND.
Senator Arthur Pue Gorman is not inclined to take
the Cleveland boom seriously. Senator Gorman is tak
ing his ease in Europe and has permitted himself to be
interviewed. Speaking of the Cleveland boom Mr.
Gorman says: «
"My impression is that it is one of those booms
started by newspapers about this far in advance of
The senator from Maryland is right in saying that
the boom has been started by newspapers, but he is too
ciever a politician not to understand that the boom is
organized—that it is not mere newspaper talk. It was
initiated by the Brooklyn Eagle and seriously pushed
along by other Eastern papers, but so far as the West
is concerned, it has be«n forced upon the newspapers
through the medium of what is apparently a well organ
ized bureau of publicity and promotion.
A systematic series of letters are being sent to the
newspapers in the interest of Mr. Cleveland. Very few
of these letters and articles, originating all in the same
source but put In different forms, have seen the light
of day. The attitude of the press, particularly of the
Democratic press, is that of waiting. Mr. Cleveland may
yet have a boom—it is altogether too far in advance
of the event to select a candidate or to accept all that
Mr. Cleveland's very active friends are saying in his
behalf. The ex-president may be ignorant of the fact
that he has a press bureau, but there is no doubt that
he is in a receptive mood. If good newspaper work will
secure for him the nomination, he will assuredly land
it, but the party papers are chary of taking hold until
the issues are made. The party is not confined in its
choice to Bryan or Cleveland.
Mr. Cleveland is not the only candidate who is
being pushed by a publicity bureau. William Randolph
Hearst, of New York, whose newspapers have made
something of a name for him, has a very active and
well conducted bureau at work in Washington. Under
the guise of a political news letter the virtues of Mr.
Hearst are commended weekly to the press—and no
charge is made for the letter. However, as it is not
very generally printed, that is not a matter of much
importance. Mr. Hearst is not mentioned as a candi
date in the letters sent out by his bureau, but his name
—and all of it, William Randolph Hearst—is being put
constantly before the editors.
Mr. Gorman may be in the position of the ayr
erage layman and labor under the delusion -that booms
are created by spontaneous action of the press. If he
believes that in the case of Mr. Cleveland, he should
study modern political methods a bit.
A revolution is threatened in Russia. And that will
be the finish of the despotism when the empire gets into
the South American republic class.
THE CASE OF MRS. BECKERLE.
That was a gallant bridegroom who, when his sev
enteen-year-old-bride told him she had been insulted by
the colored porter on a PuHman car, telegraphed ahead
to the railroad's representative to have a policeman
meet the train at the next station. Frederick Beckerle
swore to protect, loVe and cherish Olga A. Beckerle, a
distant relative. They started on their honeymoon from
Richmonds Hill, L. 1., and before they had gone many
miles the bridegroom was called upon to make good
his oath. The bride complained that the porter forci
bly detained her in the car while he put to her half a
dozen insulting questions. Here was an opportunity for
the bridegroom and he rose to it —by telegraphing for
a policeman. The case, which is to be settled in the
United States circuit court—for the railroad company
failed to provide the policeman—serves admirably to il
lustrate the difference between the North's treatment of
the negro and the Souths.
Had the groom been a fiery Southerner he would
have telegraphed ahead for a mob and employed the
time that elapsed before he reached the next station
shooting off the porter's ears, fingers and toes. The
Southerner's impulse would have been to avoid a police
man rather than to seek one.
Of course, it argues well for the Northern bride
groom's cool-headedness that when he heard his bride's
story he thought instantly of the company's gross earn
ings, and did not allow his rage to wreak such injury
on the porter that he should not be able to appear at
the trial, even in a box marked "Exhibit A." Still, it
is hardly probable that any other Northerner, in like
circumstance, would have spent his time telegraphing
for a policeman when the man who insulted his bride
was near at hand.
Aside from the unusual conduct of the bridegroom,
the case of Mrs. Beckerle against the Pullman company
is bound to excite interest because this will be the first
time the United States circuit court has been called
upon to decide whether a railroad is responsible for the
conduct of its employe when that conduct does no ma
terial harm. Also because it will have to decide be
tween the word of a negro and the word of a white
woman, when there is absolutely no evidence to support
the testimony of either.
Would Spare a Few Negroes.
If there are any real philanthropists, instead of cun
ning and self-seeking schemers, in the alleged project
for moving the negroes into the Northern states, they
are taking the only practical and intelligent means that
have ever been devised to help the negroes. If they
be actuated by a real desire to benefit the neeroes, they
ought to be helped along in every way possible. The
report that the movement is being kept secret savors
too much of the old underground railroad methods in
use by the Northern abolitionists in the fifties of the
last century to recommend it; but by all means let the
negroes go. It would be the best thing possible for
the negroes, for the Southern states and for the Union.
—New Orleans Picayune.
Where Max O'Rell Got His Force.
The recent death of Paul Blouet, better known as
Max O'Rell, may not precisely eclipse the gayety of na
tions, but it certainly removes from the ranks of con
temporary journalism a writer who was at once a man
of letters and a man of the world. Nothing is easier
than epigram—nothing more difficult than the union
of verbal felicity and fidelity to truth; and much of
Max O'ReH's force arose from the fact that his intel
lectual vision was as clear as his mode of expression —
President Is a Bird.
If President Roosevelt doesn't quit this businc s
of laying corner stones wherever he goes, he will be in
danger of giving the archaeologists of 3000 A. D. the
impression that he was some kind of a geological hen
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, MONDAY, JUNE 1, 1903.
At St. Paul
"Graustark" at the Metropolitan.
"Graustark," ki \«hich the Ferris
Stock company opened its summer en
gagement at the Metropolitan, is very
much like a comic opera, with the mu
sic left out, butg in spite of its some
what improbable story and some slight
inconsequence aS to action, the piece is
The performance of last evening
could have been.' materially improved
by more careful preparation, for some
of the performs vrere shaky in their
lines, and the w4its "between acts were
long. The audience, however, was
good-natured, and t wnen tne curtain
did go up, after-a long wait, forgot its
impatience and. applauded the scene
The play was welj mounted, and, on
the whole, well presented, and from
the reception of last evening the com
pany promises to become popular in
St. Paul. In the principal characters
of Grenfal Lorry and Harry Anguish,
Dick Ferris and William Stuart earned
high approval, and Arthur Hoops, as
Prince Gabriel of Dawsbergen, contrib
uted materially to the success of the
presentation. Miss Grace Hayward
made a distinct success of the part of
Yetive, queen of Graustark.
"For Her Sake" at the Grand.
They knout their victims, brand them
with" red-hot irons and inflict other
impossible cruelties in "For Her Sake,"
the attraction at the Grand this week.
Griegroveich is the name the leading
villain answers to, while Prince Vladi
mir Walanoff is the alias under which
the leading man sails.
To tell the whole thing briefly, the
author of "For Her Sake" has drawn
on Russia and one of her Siberian
penal settlements for his inspiration,
and to say that he has found a prolific
field for a melodrama of the strenuous
kind is putting it mild. In the last
act the majority of the villainy and
atrocious deeds that this country of
mysteTy is supposed to be endowed
with are centered, but the breathFess
awe and smothered horror of the audi
ence, as it witnesses a woman knouted
at the stake, and a man branded on the
back with a re^-hqt iron that sends
up a villainous 'Odor, are nothing to
the shout of joy from the gallery when
the author of all these cruelties is done
to death by one ,of his victims.
The first three^acts are tame in com
parison with thi^ closing feature, but
what you do not- see in the others you
are supposed to imagine. The task,
however, is considerably easier than
attempting to memorize some of the
names that the author, has seen fit to
ascribe to the characters.
The company is fair. Millicent Ev
ans, in the character of an irrepressible
American heiress, has been supplied
with a speaking part that runs to bur
lesque rather than good common sense,
but she does creditably under the cir
cumstances. Ella Marber, in a heavy
role that is deciiiedly trying, does well.
Helen Ray, in the role of a serf girl,
is to be commended. Her's is" a tragic
story and it is told well.
A decidedly refreshing contribution
Is that of an English lord by Eugene
Shakespeare, a Minneapolis boy. His
work runs in a comedy vein, and he is
really one of the hits of the attraction.
The villain of the story is ably present
ed by J. Neil McLeod. Charles Lind
holm, in the leading role, contributes
good work, and so does William* Marble.
The plot has been fairly worked out,
and it is aided by some scenery that
is above the average. "For Her Sake"
is the last attraction of the season at
the Grand. w
The Pabst Theater company, of Mil
waukee, closed its (engagement at Mo
zart hall last night, producing "A
The principal risies were taken by
Adolph Schumacher, Binma Brentano,
Marianne Gonia, BeVnftard Menthaus
and Anna Roithmenr, all of whom pre
sented their different conceptions in a
The manage"ment of the company is
very well pleased, indeed,' with the
manner in which the German theater
going people of the Twin Cities have
manifested their approbation of the
company's efforts, and expressed a de->
termination to return at no remote date
with an entirely new repertoire.
"The Invaders" at the Star.
"The Invaders," which opened a
week's engagement at the Star theater
yesterday, is a well-staged and well
presented musical comedy. The music
and comedy balance well and many of
the songs and situations are new. The
songs, especially, which are not the
worn-out popular songs of the day,
are melodious and catchy.
The company is string musically.
Ida Emerson, Alice Gordon and Nettie
Peters have good voices, and they are
supported by a large, pretty, vivacious
and well-costumed chorus. Miss Net
tie Peters has a rich strong voice, one
of the best heard at the Star for a
long time. Alice Gordon leads a quar
tette in the song "When the Ballet
Girls Come to Reuben Town," which
by reason of the unique make-up
proved popular. The duets sung by
Harry Leonard and Ida Emerson were
Joseph E. Howard and Phil W. Pe
ters as Dillkrout.and Blitzmeier, create
fun out of apparently nothing. With
out any striking comic situations and
without horseplay, they keep the audi
ence in a good humor with their genial
mirth and quaint expressions.
The comedy Is constructed on a
small plot that is frequently lost sight
of during the action. It represents a
real estate transaction through which
Dillkrout and Blitzmeier get the best
of Counselor Bluffer and acquire title
to valuable tracts of land in Brazil.
The first scene on the veranda of a
hotel is well staged and presents a
pretty picture. The second represents
the deck of a man-of-war.
Minnesota—Fair Monday and Tuesday;
fresh northeast winds.
Upper Michigan—Fair Monday and
Tuesday; fresh east to Jiotheast winds.
Wisconsin —Fair in n'rth; rain in south
portion Monday. Tuesday fair; brisk
lowa —Rain Monday, except fair in
northwest portion. Tuesday fair in west,
shrwors in east portion.
North and South Dakota —Fair and
warmer Monday and Tuesday.
Montana —Fair Monday; cooler in west
portion. Tuesday, lair; cooler in east
St. Paul — Yesterday's temperatures
taken by the United States weather bu
reau. St. Paul, W..E S Oliver, observer, for
the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock
last night—barometer corrected for tem
perature and elevation. Highest tempera
ture, 68; lowest temperature, 46; average
temperature. 57; dai)y range, 22; barom
eter, 3.31; humidity, 48; precipitation,
0; 7 p. m. tempera-lure, 65; 7 p. m. wind,
northeast; weather, partly cloudy.
Alpena 52 56|Marquette 50 50
Bismarck 62 66|Milwaukee 48 52
Buffalo 56 GOjMinnedosa 70 72
Boston .......56 58 Mintgomery ..74 86
Calgary 80 34 Montreal 56 68
Cheyenne 52 60 Nashville 68 80
Chicago 52 58 New 0r1ean5...72 84
Cincinnati ...68 76 New York 60 68
Cleveland 54 56 Norfolk 60 76
Davenport ...50 62North Platte..sß 64
Das Moines .. 48 48Dmaha 46 50
Detroit 58 ..60 64
Duluth 48 BfljPlttsburg 62 €6
Galveston 76 78 Frisco 68 62
Grand Haven.s6 62 Kt. Louis 64 C 6
Green Bay ...66 58galt Lake 82 82
Helena ..80 84IS. Ste. Marie..sß 62
Huron 62 64 Washington .. 58 «0
Jacksonville ..70 82 Winnipeg 66 76
Kansas City..4B 4«J
•Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul).
Danger Gauge. Chanjre In
Line. Reading. 24 Hours.
St. Paul 14 9.8 *0.3
La Crosse 10 11.8 ♦0.3.
Stories They Tell |
"Who sez I ain't up to de times? Who
sez I can't ride one o' dem engine
With his head in the air away rode
Jim, the messenger boy. He did not
mind the pedaling as long as he heard
the panting of his "moder-bike." With
all the pride of an inventor he rode
down the street and was pleased tc
see people look as he approached,
thinking one of the motorcycles was
"What's d' use of having an old
style bike when ye can have a new one
with a piece of cardboard?" said Jim,
returning to the group on the sidewalk
after a swift spin up and down the
street, during which he demonstrated
to them that by attaching a piece of
tough paper to the rear fork so that it
would spring against the spokes, he
could produce a sound similar to the
pufflng and snorting of a motor, and
thereby enjoy a novelty even while be
ing obliged to pump the pedals when
he was not going down hill.
Charmed with the idea, all the boys
imitated Jim's device, and now don't
expect to see a motorcycle every time
you hear a chu-chu-clickety-click com
"It's a commonplace occurrence for
me to hand people telgrams here at
the dcsk —guess I hand out about fifty
a day," said Clerk "Bob" Dunlap, of
the Windsor, last night, "but the
strangest thing in that connection that
I ever went un.ajJauißt was just about
two minutes Berore^ou came in the
door—haven'^ over laughing
about it yet.* : I' s^w the yellow enve
lope lying heire wfren I came on duty
about an hour ago, and I had been on
the outlook ¥br the man it was for,
when he came in and I handed it to
him and then went on with my work.
All at once I heard a chuckle, and,
turning around, I saw his face straight
en out from a laugh and he started
reading the message over again. I
thought from the way he acted he
might be a little 'buggy,' and I looked
on the book to see who he was, and
I saw he was a doctor -from up in
North Dakota some place.
"I waited, thinking maybe he'd say
something, but he walked into the buf
fet and then came back. Walking up
to the desk, he said:
" 'Well, that was so good I had to
have a drink on it.'
"'Tisn't twins, is it?' I asked.
" 'No, it's from a friend of mine up
"Looking at it I read: 'Mother-in
law at death's door. Come and pull
her through.' Wasn't half bad, was
At the Hotels j:
"There's a man from Toronto," he
said in an absent-minded manner, as
he turned over the leaves of the regis
ter at the Ryan last night, "and it re
minds me," he continued, "of one of
the funniest and best impromptu things
I ever heard in my life.
"Let me see—yes! It was the year
I was married, and we had gone to the
Thousand Islands for our wedding trip.
On the way back we staid over in To
ronto and all the chat was about the
new railroad that was being built
through around the head of Lake On
tario, from Buffalo by way of Ham
ilton to Toronto.
"The clerk of the hotel we stopped
at was a most genial fellow—not too
talkative, just enough, you know —and
he ventured some little talk about this
new road. There was another fellow
putting up at the house whom the
clerk did not like on account of for
ever standing in front of the desk—
eternally chatting, and when anyone
would start to chat with the clerk he
would have to dip in, too.
"On this particular occasion he was
there with the talk, as always, and
the clerk gave me the wink, and I laid
low, not to get caught on the gag
which I knew would come.
" 'What's that,' said our friend, 'new
road? What's the name of it?'
" 'The T. H. & 8.,' said the clerk.
"'Ah!' he giggled in his funny little
way, 'Tramps, Hoboes and Bums, I
" 'No,' quick as lightning came the
reply, 'To Hell and Back!'
"And the last was not so bad, after
all, for it really was Toronto, Hamilton
Those from Northwestern states at
the Ryan last night: J. K. Davis, Du
luth, Minn.; Maude Mannheimer, Lari
more, N. D.; C. S. Crysler and wife,
Spokane, Wash.; E. O. Dea, Duluth,
At the Windsor: R. T. Stevens, Fel
ton; Albert E. Quinn, Cloquet; T.
O'Connor, Renville; J. L. Putnam,
Granite Falls; Chris Murphy and wife,
Grand Marais, Minn.; Harry Gillespie,
Morris; J. Thomson, Benson; Mrs. L.'
W. Campbell, Fargo; O. Bingham, Den
At the Metropolitan: C. E. Mathew,
Cedar Rapids; Mrs. D. W. Henock,
Dcs Moines, Iowa; George Bailey, lowa
Falls; Mrs. Bickel, White Bear Lake;
J. B. Hanson, Duluth, Minn.
Growth in Ostrich Industry.
A recent shipment of forty ostriches
to Nice, on the borders of Italy and
France, from California, directs at
tention to this growing California
industry—the culture of the African
ortrich in America. Just about fif
teen years have elapsed since the
American ostrich farmers gave their
first serious attention to this subject.
Now the ostrich industry is well es
tablished in the United States, some
eight hundred birds existing in the
country, and those will doubtless
from the nuclus of that immense
number that one day will cover the
mesas of Southern California, the
meadows of Arizona, the vast plateaus
of Texas and the everglades of Flor
ida, as their kind do the African
veldt today.—Philadelphia Press.
Hazen on Cleveland.
To the Editor of The Globe.
Walter Wellman, the well known
"Washington correspondent, says ex-
President Cleveland is, politically, too
dead to resurrect. In order to under
stand the presidential problem thor
oughly, it will be necessary for Mr.
Wellman to acquaint himself with the
details of the political situation on
and up to November, 1904. Grover
Cleveland never stood so near the
hearts of the people as he stands to
day. In St. Louis the people gathered
from the utmost parts of Uncle Sam's
dominions and the earth's four cor
ners went wild when the big form of
the ex-president of the United States
came into view. It was a spontaneous
outburst of enthusiasm such as Roose
velt himself would have been delight
ed with; it made the chief executive
smile and show his superb teeth;
women tossed., him flowers, and men
threw their hats high in the air and
shouted "Four years more of Grover."
Children scrambled through the line of
march to get a glimpse at him. And
from the first moment of his arrival in
St. Louis to the very last ex-President
Cleveland was the idol of the people
there assembled. And it would have
taken a fine ear to have noted a dif
ference in the volume of applause that
greeted the appearance or the utter
ances of the two great men, whose
proudest title is and has been president
of the United States. lowa was there,
and her protected tariff governor was
attended by his staff in somber frock
coats and high hats. Gov. Van Sant
was there, and other governors, but
their feelings were stepped on for some
reason or other and they didn't show
up in the parade. When hearts filled
with happiness and respect for the
manliness of a man who held the reins
of government gently, but "firmly," for
eight years want to express their en
thusiasm and esteem for him, and they
did it in a whole-hearted, patriotic
way, why shouldn't they?
—George B. Hazen.
Minneapolis. Minn., May 30, 1903.
WALL STREET NOT
James Brooks Dill Says Only
Wildcat Speculators Op
James Brooks Dill, the noted New
York lawyer, who is regarded as an
expert on trusts, is in Minneapolis. Mr.
Dill arrived yesterday. He has come
to the Northwest for the purpose of ad
dressing the graduating class of the
law department of the university.
Speaking of the current report that
Wall street is opposed to Roosevelt for
president, Mr. Dill said:
"The report is untrue. As a matter
of fact, the real moneyed interests of
Wall street are not opposed to Presi
dent Roosevelt. On the contrary, they
have confidence in him. His opponents
in Wall street are the wild-cat specu
lators and operators who are disap
pointed beca-use the president does not
furnish them with 'tips' as to his in
tended action in matters calculated to
affect the values of stocks."
CHILDREN ATTEND SERVICE.
Six Infants Baptized at Westminster
With Waters From River Jordan.
About three thousand children, not
to mention their parents and other
adults, filled the Westminster church
to its capacity yesterday morning. The
occasion was the annual Children's
Day exercises of the Sunday schools
of Westminster church, Hope and
The children occupied the main body
of the church, while the parents and
friends occupied the galleries or any
other available space. An appropriate
programme was given, including songs
by the children and selections by the
choir and a short address by the pastor,
Rev. John E. Bushnell.
A feature of the programme was the
baptism of six infants. The water
used was brought from the historic
River Jordan, Palestine.
The three schools combined, which
are reckoned as one since the two
chapels are merely branches of West
minster, have a total enrollment of over
three thousand scholars, making it the
second largest Presbyterian Sunday
school in America.
RAISE FUND FOR THE JEWS.
Newsboys Band and Children Give a
The Newßboys' band quite covered
itself with glory yesterday, for, be
sides giving its friends a pleasing musi
cal entertainment at the Lyceum thea
ter, it raised nearly $1,500 for the
benefit of the Jewish sufferers in
There was a large audience, and the
boys and the soloists were received
with enthusiastic applause.
The most interesting feature of the
concert was the singing- of the 200 chil
dren, ranging from four years to
twelve, from the North Side Hebrew
They marched in, keeping excellent
time, and each child waved the stars
and stripes as they sang "America,"
"Sweet Land of Liberty," and "Hail to
CHICAGO IN DANGER
OF GOING HUNGRY
Strike of Waiters Is Scheduled to Be
CHICAGO, May 31.—The indications
are tonight that the threatened strike
of the restaurant employes throughout
Chicago will materialize tomorrow.
The demands of the employes, which
amount to an increase of 20 per cent
in the wage scale and a ten-hour day,
will be made on a number of weaker
restaurants tomorrow to force the is
sue. If the demands are refused by
the employers the officials of the Wait
ers' union declare that the men will be
ordered out on strike.
Roosevelt Wants Beveridge.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 31.—
Senator Albert J. Beveridge will leave
tomorrow to join President Roosevelt
at some point in lowa Tuesday and
accompany him during the last few
days of his trip. The senator is join
ing the president at the latter's per
DEATHS OF THE DAY.
Special to The Globe.
CROOKSTON. Minn., May 31.—De For
est Bucklen. one of Crookston's most
prominent attorneys, died this evening.
He was known to the bar of the state
generally. He was prominent as a candi
date for judge of the Fourteenth district
TUSKEGEE,, Ala., May 31.—Max Ben
nett Thrasher, a journalist and author of
prominence, a resident of Boston, died
here yesterday, while in attendance at
the commencement exercises of Tuskegee
WASHINGTON. D. C. May 31.—Mrs.
George Alfred Townsend, wife of the
well known newspaper correspondent^
died in this city today. Mrs. Townsena
was Miss Bossie Evans Rhodes. She
was through her grandmother, Evans, of
the Welch stock of Marian Evans
("George Elliott." She was married to
Mr. Townsend Dec. 21, 1865 and accom
panied him to the Austrian-Prussian war
PARIS. May 31.—The death of Bruce
Price, of New York, is announced here.
Mr. Price, who was president of the
Architectural Society of American and
a member of many prominent New York
clubs, was one of the best known archi
tects of the United States.
What the Editors Say
The rural press of Minnesota ranks
way up with any of the states. The
fact remains, however, that there are
a lot of them instead of filling a "long
felt want" axe used principally as a
cover foT the pantry shelf or to put
under the carpet.—Wilkin County Ga
When Mrs. Carry Nation informed
the Mormons that her husband had
always considered one wife enough
there was not a suggestion of the in
credulity.—St. Cloud Times.
At this rate there will soon be noth
ing but the wind that will be able to
keep up with the automobile, and one
is just about as destructive as the
other. —Crookston Times.
When you hook up the family horse
and drive him four or five hours on
Sunday or go over to Neighbor Brown's
for a two or three hours' visit, don't
kick on a Sunday baseball game. The
three are done for the same purpose—
pleasure—only different people to dif
ferent notions. —Webster Reporter.
"What a hit Nero would have made
with the Roman populace could he
have put on a modern automobile race
in place of the tame exhibitions of
wild beasts and gladiators.—Big Stone
DES MOINES HOPES
FLOOD'S FURY IS
Waters Are Beginning to
Recede, Though Rains Con
tinue-Six Thousand Ref
ugees Need Succor-Death
List May Not Be More
DES MOINES. lowa, May 31.—
Once more hope has been inspired in
the breasts of the 6.000 flood refugees
by the report that the river has begun
to slowly decline. After rising all
night, a fall was noted between 8
o'clock and noon. The condition of
the sufferers has been slightly alle
viated by the better organization of
the relief forces. But isolated in
stances of extreme need of food have
been discovered and those who were
living in rain-soaked tents have nearly
all been moved to places of comfort
in public buildings. The need of bed
covering is still imperative.
At 6 o'clock tonight the Dcs Moines
river had declined fourteen inches
from its maximum height of 24 feet
early this morning. Notwithstanding
the steady rain that has fallen for
three - days, it is believed danger of
further rise is past, as reports from
points above Dcs Moines are that the
river has been falling for twenty-four
Thousands Are Suffering.
The extent of suffering among the
several thousand flood refugees has
been reduced to a minimum by the bet
ter organization of the relief work.
The few remaining levees will hold.
The river continues to be from half a
mile to two miles wide, however, ef
fectually cutting off communication
between the main part of Dcs Moinea
and East, North and South Dcs Moines.
The water Is filled with debris, and
boating is perilous. Railway traffic
continues to be tied up. It will be sev
eral days before the railways will re
sume schedules or the street railways
can operate. The police report that
thieves in boats are plundering stocks
of merchandise in the business district
to an alarming extent, and several
arrests have been made. One officer
had a battle with a robber who escap
ed. Neither was wounded.
Not a wheel is turning in the fac
tory district and no effort is made to
open any business houses. So far as
is known, but seven authenticated fa
talities have been reported. Reports
of a score more have been received
from that section of the city that is cut
off from communication, but cannot
oe verified. The Northwestern operat
ed one train out from the city limits
today, mail being conveyed to it in a
boat. The Rock Island is trying to
get trains through to the West The
main line East is tied up.
The Milwaukee is also making spas
modic attempts to operate trains. The
Great Western, Wabasu and Burlington
roads have completely abandoned their
lines in this city. The water and elec
tric light and power plants are still
running, but it is only by the employ
ment of several hundred men to man
the pumps and work on the levees.
For over two days it has rained con
stantly and the mercury has stood
close to the freezing point. Scores of
men, women and children have spent
hours in soaking wet garments, sitting
on the roofs of their homes, awaiting
the arrival of rescuers. The last of
these was removed at 10 o'clock. More
fatalities will result from exposure
than from drowning. The property loss
will amount up in the millions. The
situation at Ottumwa and other points
on the Dcs Moines river below here is
Receding at Ottumwa.
At Ottumwa all records for high
water were broken today with water in
the Dcs Moines river standing 21 feet,
5% inches. Hundreds of homes in the
west and south part of Ottumwa are
flooded. The work of rescuing victims
occupied the day. It is reported that
no lives have been lost. Churches,
public buildings and many private
houses were opened to the sufferers.
Many railway trains were cut off on
all railroads except on the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy.
BEGIN TO RECEDE
Hundreds of Bridges Have Been Car-
ried Out by Flood.
LINCOLN, Neb., May 31.—Flood
waters in some of the swollen streams
began receding today, but the condi
tions remain practically as bad as be
fore. Salt creek at Lincoln has gone
down two feet, but near Waverly and
Ashland it overflowed thousands of
acres. Help was asked to rescue farm
ers imprisoned by the waters. The
Blue river has gone down two feet at
Beatrice, but further up near Crete
the rise today was sufficient to carry
Railroads are tied up. The Burling
ton, was unable to operate its trains
over its Lincoln-Kansas City line. The
Missouri Pacific is not attempting to
get trains through tonight. Great dam
age is reported on all lines south of
Lincoln. A drizzling rain has fallen
all day. Hundreds of wagon bridges
have been carried out by the flood in
Southern Nebraska and wagon roads
WILL GO ON STRIKE
Fully 100,000 Workers Will Go Out If
Demands Are Refused.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. May 31.—The
general strike of the Textile workers
of Philadelphia, for a reduction in
working time from 60 to 55 hours a
week will go into effect officially to
morrow morning, and the leaders of
the Textile unions tonight claim
that fully 100,000 persons will refuse to
go to work unless their demands are
The figures given out by the execu
tive committee of the various trades
affected are claimed to be too high.
Four additional firms agreed today to
give their employes the 55 hour week.
making a total of 47 firms who employ
about 12.000 persons.
The executive committee on the tex
tile trades issued a statement to the
public today giving the reasons for
their strike. The statement says that
36 trades representing 19,000 persona
asking for a 55 hour week with a pro
portionate reduction in wages, and
three trades representing 10,000 work
ers ask for the shorter week with the
same wages as paid at present or a
slight increase averaging 10 per cent.
The statement declares that women and
children are principally affected by tin
long hours in the mill?