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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19, 1903,
The Commercial club has set the
ball rolling for a proper celebration
next year of the semi-centennial
of the incorporation of St. Paul. It will
be a great anniversary and ought to be
commemorated fittingly. The thought
of it has been much in the public mind,
and every ardent St. Paulite has felt
that on this occasion the city should
advertise to the world the enormous
progress_ that it has made in its half
century of municipal life. It is time
that systematic preparation was begun
for an event so important, and we are
glad that the Commercial club ha 3
taken the first step.
Every municipal and civic organiza
tion in the city will, we doubt not, fol
low suit and get in line for a great
celebration in 1&04. There will need to
be a general consultation, and we want
the brightest ideas and the best judg
ment in all St. Paul. We should get
out of the ordinary rut and devise ways
new and striking for marking our an
niversary. Our jubilee should be some
thing to be spoken of and remembered
for years in the great Northwest of
whose life this city was the starting
point and of which it is today and will
remain the metropolis.
One suggestion now is in place. For
several reasons let us not attempt to
fix the date of the great event too early
in the year. Let us have ample time in
which to prepare the entertainment
that multitudes will flock to see. Let
us wait until our city is clothed in the
full glory of that bea,nty to which the
advancing season lends so great a
charm. Let us choose a time when the
capriciousness of the earlier months of
spring is no longer to be feared, and
when the pleasure of our guests and
the success of our efforts will not be
jeopardized by unfavorable weather.
Everybody will turn in with a right
good will and work to the success and
the fame of our coming year of jubilee.
It will stir the pride and stimulate the
effort of all. It win tell to the outside
world something of those great strides
that St. Paul has made of late years
and is now making toward the realiza
tion of all her fondest hopes. It will
let others know, as we know, the
beauty and the impregnable commer
cial strength of the city that stout
hearts and willing hands have builded
since those old pioneer days whose
sturdy spirit and strong faith are with
us yet. The Globe pledges to the
plan its heartiest support and the most
enterprising work that- an up to date
newspaper can execute. Let us work
with a will, with all the enthusiasm of
the days we celebrate and with all the
skill and strength and power that our
later successes have taught us, for the
year of jubilee.
Why not keep Carrie Nation locked
up for'good? She has ceased to be
sensational or even amusing, and be
come just a common nuisance that
ought to be abated.
The public at large will take with
Borne allowance the cheerful statement
of Admiral Deyey that the collision be
tween the Decatur and the Barry at
the naval review was "part of the war
game," and must be expected at times.
This was spoken to the president of
the United States, and also to the
father who had seen his son's life pos
sibly endangered by the misadventure.
It was natural and proper enough to
soften the occurrence to him at the
time. All the same, the Incident is not
o. pretty one and ought to be inquired
The Decatur herself signaled the car-
ders for the movement, and then
swung directly across the bow of the
next boat. Either her orders were
wrong or they were not properly com
plied with. The old adage, that "acci
dents will happen" is true enough, btrt
it is not yet Written in the military or
naval code as an apology for mistakes
that are or might become serious.
They are bad enough in the "war
game," as these movements are appro
priately called. But if they happen
then, they might happen also in the
war reality. How about that? What
if two of our ships should sink each
other in executing a movement in ac
tion against the common foe? Would
the country or any commander pass
that over lightly?
No one has forgotten the controversy
over the famous "loop" that racked the
I country not long ago. It was never es
tablished that the movement of Ad
miral Sehley's ship put the next in
line in the slightest danger; but the in
cident and the possibility that it might
have resulted in disaster w?fb a theme
for months of excited comment and for
unlimited abuse of one of the bravest
men that ever handled an American
ship. Things have not changed so
much as to make something only late
ly urged as sufficient Gaus2 for a court
martial only a trivial, natural and
necessary affair now. The matter
should be investigated carefully and
The president puts down as lost
that day upon which he accomplishes
nothing for the advancement of his
campaign—and he, .Hasn't lost even a.
Sunday since he went to" Oyster Bay.
A narrow and picayunish spirit will
not build ujm, city. Failure to recog
nize the sources from which it draws
. its business or to help those who help
it will eventually break it down. And
among these helpful influences the
community should irlve high rank tc
the provision of thoroughfares of com
munication with the outlying districts.
If the fate of the country is largely
dependent upon good roads, the fat«
of the city is subject in no slight de
gree to the same condition.
The assembly committee on street*
has refused to authorize the repair f of
the arch bridge on the Mendota road,
because it lies in Dakota county. Why,
say these gentlemen, should we pay re
pair bills for our neighbors? We have
expenses enough of our own. And if
we are talking legal technicalities and
splitting hairs, that is true enough.
Nevertheless the fact remains that,
in an ear.Her atid possibly in some re
spects a wiser day, the people of St.
Paul did not merely repair this high
way, they built it. They wanted the
trade of Dakota county. It was some
thing worth having and Minneapolis
was getting it. It would come to St.
Paul if the proper facilities were pro
vided, and our people thought it worth
while to provide them. So it was; and
a flourishing business was established
with the rich farm country beyond.
Now the road is run down and the
bridge out of repair, and both will be
closed if somthing is not done about it.
Millions of dollars, it is asserted,
have come to St. Paul through this
avenue; and we do not think the
statement is exaggerated. Shalfwe al
low it to be blocked? Do our .mer
chants believe that this is good busi
ness? They ought to have an opinion
about it. As we shall see, the people
of St. Paul have exhibited lamentable
lack of foresight and of appreciation
of their own interests in the sort of
care they have given to their country
roads. Here is one at least that must
be abandoned, and all the trade it
brings with it. unless we are prepared
to spend a small sum of money for our
own benefit, and in accord with a well
established precedent, even though the
field of actual expenditure Is slightly
beyond our own boundaries. Shall we
refuse; and what will such a policy cost
us? Let us hear from the retail busi
ness interests' of the city on this point.
And let the council hear from them
The press work for the St. Louis fair
will hardly be helped Ijy the sending
out of stories of earthquakes in the ex
position town. Wichita, Elan., and
Bowling Green, Ky., are no longer } n the
running since the St. Louis bureau got
down to business.
That female reformer who gravely
suggested just the-other day that the
state should take charge of all chil
dren and bring them up scientifically
had probably never heard of Mrs.
Shuey. For Mrs. Shuey's testimony
goes a long way toward destroying
one of the female reformer's most cher
ished conclusions; namely, that the
average woman finds a large family a
burden and a care and that,, having
done her duty by bearing them* her
own right 3 and her children's welfare
demand that the state take further re
sponsibility off her hands.
Childless at forty-seven, Mrs. Shuey
did not-select a literary club to be the
solace of her old age. Neither did she
mount a platform and point oat to the
mothers of her sex the mistakes they
were making In the training of their
own olive branches. Instead;, she went
out into the highways and: the byways
and gathered in all the stray children
she could find. They amounted, in all,
to twenty-five. Surrounded by the
faintly thus annexed, Mrs. Shuey, ac
cording to h»r own testimony, looked
forward to old age with n» disquietude.
And Mrs, Shuey's faita has been re
warded. Today, at the age of eighty
seven, she is able to assure the world
that she is still proud of her family,
that not one of her adopted children
ever disappointed her, none ever went
wrong. She weeps today not because
there are no more stray children wait
ing to be annexed, but because so little
of life remains to her that the raising
of another family is out of the ques
A conference between Mrs. Shuey
and the female reformer might be an
interesting affair, but it is possible that
they would not understand each, other's
language. For it's a safe wager that
Mrs. Shuey did not bring up the twen
ty-five scientifically. On the contrary,
it is probable that she coddled them
and indulged them and occasionally
thrashed them and frequently prayed
over them; which method, or lack of
method, would never appeal to the fe
male reformer. And it is probable that
the female reformer would prove a puz
zle to the good Mrs. Shuey. So per
haps it is just as well that half a con
tinent divides them.
But in its choice between the female
reformer's theory and Mrs. Shuey's
practical demonstration, the world will
not hesitate. It is not probable that a
monument will be erected in honor of
either, but Mrs. Shuey has provided
an endurirtg one for herself in the fam
ily she adopted. Reformers are, here
today and in Minneapolis tomorrow;
but the mothers of the land, even a
foster mother like Mrs. Shuey, exert
: an influence that lives forever.
Justice Brewer has spoken a word in
good season in declaring against the
right of appeal in criminal cases.
Probably nothing has aroused more
popular indignation over the ordinary
course of the law than the ability of a
wealthy criminal, or one not wealthy
whose attorney seas a chance to win
personal notoriety out of the case, to
secure appeals, retrials, innumerable
delays and repeated chances of escape
by the prevailing custom. There, is no.
sense in the practice. It is not essen
tial to the doing of justice, and it does
weaken the respect of the people for
the law and their belief in it as an,
agency of swift and impartial justice.
The right of appeal in such cases
should be cut down to the narrowest
The organization of the West End
Improvement association increases St.
Paul's already creditable list of so
cieties that have been formed for
the purpose of civic improvement. To
b« sure the most of these have been
neighborhood or ward organizations,
the chief object of which has been to
see that the district each, represents
gets a fair share of administrative
recognition. A spirit of emulation, a
desire to prevent some other ward or
neighborhood from receiving: a lion's
share of benefits, even more than civic
pride has quickened these organiza
tions .into life. But such emulation is
the very spirit of progress itself, and
it will inspire those whom it possesses
to be up and doing continually when
mere aesthetic appreciation would
arouse to only languid effort.
Not all improvement organizations
which have flourished in St. Paul have
borne fruit, but the majority of them
have and are in good working condi
tion today. These have shaped their
efforts to''the needs. of the districts
they represent and. the very manner in
which they work is expressive of the
character of that district. The Mer
riam Park Improvement association
by its success in placing under park
board control the entire suburb has
transformed it. and the result is that
today it is a delight to the eye. The
Burr Street Improvement association,
the first to be organized in St. Paul,
has made the bluff as neat as a pin, so
that refuse heaps and weeds know it
not. The various ward improvement
associations on the West side have
dealt effectively with difficulties that
confronted them and can add a credi
table quota to the sum total of real
good that has been done.
Although the interests of each or
ganization may be limited to its ward
or neighborhood boundaries, its influ
ence is more far reaching. The im
provement of a single lot contributes
so mu,ch toward the improvement of
the city. Moreover, the man or com
mittee that works for the improve
ment of that lot cannot fail to become
Inspired in time with the civic spirit.
Such work must, of necessity, broaden
his vision so that he will be able to
look beyond his own confines and see
the city as a whole, its deficiency and
its needs. Such a spirit and such
broad vision are necessary factors "in
a city's improvement; and when more
of her citizens, can boast at their pos
session, St. Paul may claim as a syno
nym the phrase, "the city beautiful."
Treasury officials are reported much
relieved because they will not have to
make cash payments on the Panama
canal deal and can come to the relief of
the banks if necessary when the crops
begin to move. If the connection be
tween the banks and the treasury were
dissolved altogether, it would be better
for the country. Secretary Shaw has
done no more evil work than to teach
the street that he will throw it a Ufa
preserver whenever he hears it cry for
Poor old arctic circle. The pole seek
ers have defied it time and again, and
now it has bees crossed by a man in an*
automobile. It is getting to be nothing
but a common old mark on the map.
The steering committee of the Re
publican party is having so much trou
ble over its financial bill that it might
call in Mr. Bryan to help it decide on a
policy. '._.
| Contemporary Comment j
. Totstof De^s Persecution.
Count Tolstoi is a wonderful old man
in his way, a»4 haa set the thinkers of
the world thinking along some neg
lected lines. Considering his theories
and his manner of life, nobody is as
tonished to hear the rugged and ruth
less old Russian condemn the Ameri
can manner cf Pursuing the money god.
It is too true P v-as we invent some
thing to save .-we begin to waste
time by usin_ .t without
reason. It is- not- even surprising to
hear the count deplare that "no one
should work fbp r a njan like Rockefeller;
he should prefer starvation; he should
die rather than assist in supporting
men like Rockefeller." He despises the
very appearance of filthy lucre, albeit
he himself appears to be fairly well to
The most interesting portion of the
recent interview, which appeared in
the New York World, is the expression
of the burning desire to be persecuted,
to die the death of a martyr. The
count says: "I have tried hard to be sent
to prison or to be hanged, but I have
failed." "Yes; it is the best end for a man
—except to be burned. Sacrifice is the
best end." "I have done everything to
win that destiny. It is the ambition
of my life to die for the faith that is
in me. They who are crucified die
well."—Dallas News.
The People Still Rule.
That a marked depression must fol
low in time the wild inflation of val
ues which began five years ago was
inevitable and expected, but that it
should reach such extremity in a time
of good crops, active business, few
mercantile failures and of employment
for all who want to work is little short
of amazing. Whether it can be at
tributed justly in large part to the gi
gantic operations ot our richest citi
zen in furtherance 'of an insatiable de
sire to pile yet more millions upon the
uncounted and -scarcely comprehensible
number already within his grasp, prob
ably only himself could tell. If such
should prove to be the case, however,
the game, while legitimate enough,
judging from Wall street standards,
will surely develop hazard to large ac
cumulations of [wealth within the con
trol of avarice.. Despite the recent ex
hibition of what seems to be almost
limitless power on the part of one or a
few, this is going to continue to be a
free country, and, in one way or anoth
er, in their own good time, the people
will surely relieve any oligarchy in ex
istence or in process of formation, po
litical, financial, or both, of the man
agement, howeyejr! indirect, of their
affairs.—Harper's Weekly.
Vindicating Justice.
Kentucky has been engaged for
weeks and months in seeking to vindi
cate justice in the lawless districts ot
that state, where feuds prevail and po
litical crimes are linown and common.
The most striking of the Kentucky
cases is tile trial of Powers, indicted for
the assassination of Gov. Goebel, one
of the most atrocious and cowardly
crimes in American history. The trial
is still in progress at Georgetown, on a
third or fourth attempt to enforce the
majesty of the laws, and will not be
concluded for several days. Politics
has become so mixed up with it that
the result is doubtful, although as to
the facts there is little difference be
tween honest "anti well-informed citi
zens of all parties. The worst feature
of this case is the endeavor of a Re
publican combine of feudists and as
sassins, centering in the lawless dis
tricts, to interfere with and control the
administration of the laws.—Pittsburg
Brighter Days for Ireland.
Brighter days seem indeed to be
dawning on the horizon of Ireland.
This hope has been aroused, many
times in the gloomy past in the minds
of those identified with the long- strug
gle of the Irish nation, for liberty and
freedom, but never has the outlook
been so promising as now.
The Irish land bill, according to Mr.
John E. Redmond, is "an accomplished
fact." An idea of what this measure
will mean for Ireland may be gleaned
from the further declaration by Mr.
Redmond that "if it works as it is con
fidently hoped it will, there is no ques
tion that it will effect a revolution in
the condition of Ireland."
Under the present condition of affairs,
therefore, it is not rash to indulge in
the hope that far better times are in
store for the i Irish people.—Boston
Only a Tempest in a Teapot.
It is unfortunate that the amicable
relations now , existing between the
United States and -Great Britain should
be even in the slightest degree ruffled
by an incident such as that which oc
curred on Lake Erie, when the Cana
dian patrol boat Petrel fired upon the
American fishing steamer Silver Spray.
No doubt the two governments will
look carefully and calmly into the cir
cumstances of the* case, and take such
action as may be deemed necessary.
The occurrence would be fraught with
very serious possibilities if the rela
tions between England and America
were less cordial, but no doubt satis
factory explanations and assurances
can be made on both sides, and the in
cident wilt be allowed to close as grace
fully as possible.—Pittsburg Chronicle.
Stocks Seek Level.
The reasons for the decline are found
principally in natural conditions. The
public is practically out of the stock
market and. the speculators are war
ring among themselves. The best fea
ture of the situation is that the public
has an opportunity to laugh at the
very bulls and bears who take great
delight in shearing the lambs. No seri
ous consequences should be apprehend
ed from the movement of the stocks.
When these are brought to the right
basis the country will be safer, finan
cially and industrially.—Dubuque Tele
Gullible John Hay.
Our own Baron Schlippenbach's re
marks as reported in the Berlin news
papers confirm.the impression that if
Uncle Samuel experiments with the
Manchurian open door the Russian
gentleman on the inside may abruptly
shut it on his fingers. This, however,
will not be in ! the nature of news to
anyone,, with the possible exception of
the Hon. John Hay, whose sweet, con
fiding nature renders him the victim of
the Muscovite and other conscienceless
people.—Chicago Chronicle.
Vatican Is His Prison.
No wonder that Pius X. expressed
sad feelings as He took his first morn
ing view of the ¥,atican gardens from
his chamber window. He is reported
as saying: "How shall I get on with
out my long country tramps? How
I shall miss them and my sea! My
first pleasure, when I can spare a
moment will be to explore the gardens
which now confine my little world."-—
Los Angeles Herald.
Influence Back of Land BUI.
The Irish land bilT is being advanced
by easy stages to the point where it is
to become a law. The success that has
thus far attended this bill is almost
enough to make the public believe that
the age of miracles is not past, and
that there must be unseen influences at
work.—Boston Herald.
At % Paul Theaters
Out West," presented by the
Ferris Stock company this week at the
Metropolitan, is proving to be a great
success. IMck Ferris, in the leading
role, is making- the bit of the season.
George K. Henry, George Russ Fisk,
Harry Langdon, Lillian O'NeiL Emily
Batto, and the balance of the cast are
satisfactory in the parts allotted to
them. The first matinee of this play
will be given this afternoon.
"Terence" is the title of Chauncey
Olcott's new play, which will receive
its first production on any stage at the
Metropolitan Thursday eveningl, Aug.
27, and remain through fair week. The
play is a dramatization of Mrs. Croker's
successful novel, and Mr. Olcott has
written and composed new songs for
it. Augustus Pitou, Mr. Olcott's man
ager, has staged the production in the
same effective manner that has marked
all of Mr. Olcott's previous productions.
Sale of seats will open next Monday at
9 a.m.
| Among the Merrymakers
The smoke inspector sits within
His coming tower high.
And not a single chimney stack
Escapes his eagle eye.
And should the smallest puff of smoke
Peep from the tiniest flue.
He would, with his good glass unslung.
Inspect it p. d. q.
A thousand belching chimneys join
To form a somber pall;
But naught escapes that faithful man,
For he inspects it all.
We breathe it gratefully at night,
We grope thro' it by day,
Content to know the man aloft
Has labeled it O. K.
How sad the fate of other towns!
How dreadful it must be
To have to take your smoke without
Official guarantee!
God shield ye, good inspector man!
'Twould be a sorry joke
If we should have to fill our lungs
With non-inspected smoke!
—F. L. Rose in Chicago Record-Herald.
How They Raised Cain.
"But he promised me all kinds of
knowledge," sobbed Eve, referring to the
"Maybe he was a university drummer,"
replied Adam, a great light breaking upon
Later they resolved to get even by not
sending Cain to college.—New York
Satisfactorily Explained.
Yes," said young Mrs. Torkins, "Char
ley sometimes plays cards; but not for
"Indeed?" said the caller, suspiciously.
"Yes. They buy red, white and blue
ivory souvenirs and use them for prizes.
It isn't so very different from progressive
euchre." —Washington Star.
Postmaster A. R. McGtll returned home
yesterday from Boston* where he was
in attendance at the national meeting of
postmasters. Oa his way home he stop
ped at Meadville, Pa., his boyhood home,
for a visit with relatives.
Knute Q. Sandum* of Brlceland, sec
ond assistant clerk in the last house of
representatives and prominent among the
Southwestern Minnesota editors, was in
St. Paul yesterday.
Representative W. A. Fraser, of Roches
ter, was in St. Paul yesterday, return
ing from a land prospecting trip in North
William H. Laird, of Winona, one of the
prominent lumber operators of Southern
Minnesota, was in St. Paul yesterday.
Patrick O'Brien, first assistant post
hiaster. left yesterday for Lake Oasika,
where he will remain for two weeks.
Merchants—F. H. Carver and wife, De
troit; W. F. Winchester, Reedsburg,
Wis.; Charles A. Olson, Milton, N. D.;
N. J. Cramer, Yankton; Ira G. Stark Al
bert Lea; Joseph Conion, Kalispell; J. C.
Jensen, Charles Dehlen, Simmons, Minn.;
Carrie L Bryant, Seattle; N. EL Austin,
Worthington; J. H. Baker, H. P. Hub,
Mankato; M. A. Morse, Lakefleld; M. E.
White, Crookston; H. A. Rygh, Litchfleld.
Hotel Foley—Clyde Weston, Dcs Moines;
S. P. ChHds, Borden; F. W. Schade, North
Branch; B. J. Corcoran, Seattle; B. L.
De Pue, Olivia; J. G. Fegne and wife, St.
Peter; George Gerod, Brainerd; T. V.
Tummess, Indianapolis; C. O. Knutson,
Emmons, Minn.; Mrs. I. F. Trumbull,
Adair, lowa.
" Windsor— Clare W. Blakely, Rochester;
A. C. Fraser, Brandon; Theo Streisgut,
Arlington; G. R. Rulton, Winnipeg;
Frank A. Weld, Moorhead; W. R. Hodges,
Sleepy Eye; Mr. and Mrs. R. Burns,
Kasson; A. C. Rogers, Faribault; L. I.
Hackett, Northneld; George G. Parker,
Ryan—John D. Ryan, Butte; C. H. Ad
dinsell and wife, Dubuque; Mrs. M. T.
Hartsone, Spokane; William Irvine,
Chippewa Falls; B. O. Fraham, Spokane;
G. Jergnson, Decorah; John O'Brien,
Somers. Mont.; Mrs. Iver Olson, Mrs.
Gust Olson, Buhl; M. L. Davis, Neenah.
For Minnesota —Fair Wednesday, ex
cept showers and cooler in northeast
portion. Thursday fair; fresh northwest
to nertheast winds.
For Upper Michigan—Fair, cooler in
west and showers in east portion Wednes
day; Thursday fair, fresh west winds.
For North Dakota —Fair, warmer
Wednesday; Thursday partly cloudy and
cooler, probably showers.
For South Dakota—Fair, warmer
Wednesday; Thursday partly cloudy,
probably showers and cooler by night.
For Wisconsin —Generally fair Wednes-
day and Thursday; light to fresh winds.
For Moatana—Fair, continued "warm
Wednesday, showers and cooler at night
or Thursday^
For lowa—Showers Wednesday in
southwest, fair in north and east por
tions; Thursday fair.
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, 82; lowest temperature, 68; average
temperature, 75; daily range, 14; barom
eter, 29.88; humidity, 66; precipitation, 0;
7 p. m. temperature, 78; 7 p. m. wind,
northwest; weather, clear.
yesterday's Temperatures—
*BpmHighl *BpmHigh
Alpena 72 84]Mempais 82 86
Battleford ..70 74! Minnedosa ...68 72
Bismarck ...78. 801 Montgomery .72 86
Boston 68 721 Montreal 64 70
Calgary 72 741 Nashville 82 8*
Cheyenne ...62 80tNew Orleans .84 92
Chicago 78 82|New York ...72 80
Cincinnati ..84 88| Norfolk 74 80
Cleveland ...76 78 North Platte .84 90
Denver 82 88 Oklahoma ...82 86
Dcs Moines .78 84 Omaha 72 82
Detroit ......76 84 Philadelphia .72 84
Dubuque 78 86 Qu'Appelle ...70 74
Duluth 72 78|San Francisco.6o 64
Green Bay ..74 82! St. Louis 80 84
Havre .......86 88|Salt Lake City.92 94
Helena 88 90) San Antonio ..78 94
Huron 80 84 Ste. Marie 64 78
Jacksonville .80 86 Washington ..74 78
Kansas City .80 84! Winnipeg 70 76
Marquette ..72 82[
•Washington time (7 p. m. St Paul).
River Bulletin —
Danger Gauge Change In
lime. Reading. 24 Hours.
St. Paul 14 4-8 0.0
La Crosse 10 6.3 0.0
Davenport 15 6.2 *O.S
St. Louis 30 17.3 0.0
The Missippi will remain nearly sta
tionary in the vicinity of St. Paul during
the next thirty-six hours.
What the Editors Say
President Roosevelt has added noth
ing to his popularity by his- treatment
of Gen. Miles. There has always been,
even during the Civil war, a jealousy
existing- on the part of the officers of
the regular army toward the volunteer,
and during- the present administration
this feeling has been exhibited by nu
merous acts of discourtesy toward the
lieutenant general from officers about
the war department who were in the
kindergarten when Gen. Miles was
fighting the battles of his country,
American people generally, who are
familiar- with the honorable career of
Gen. Miles, both in the Civil .war and
the Indian wars, following, will have
occasion to remember, about the time
of the next national Republican con
vention, the shabby treatment accord
ed to Gen. Miles by the self-lauded
hero of San Jnan, who happened to be
president and ex-offlcio coramander-in
chief of the United States army, as the
result of a most lamentable accident. —
Glencoe Enterprise.
Of all the drivel that finds its way
into the columns of a country news
paper nothing is more disgusting '' n
the silly little squibs about the "i
gry editor," the "patch on the editoi's
overalls," etc. This brand of tommy
rot certainly does not raise the editor,
in the estimation of the reading public
and the most of it is so nauseating and
threadbare that it is absolutely sick
ening. For one we want and demand a
living equal to the average business
and professional men, and when we fail
in the newspaper profession to live up
to the standard, instead of harping
about the hungry editor and all simi
lar gush, we will get out and handle the
"No. 2." Newspaper men of this ilk are
not coerced into the business; they go
in as a matter of choice, and why not
pull out if they do not find it con
genial? Editors who have a sense of
dignity oi the calling never ring in this
stuff, and the sooner all newspaper
men cut it out the better for the pro
fession.—Franklin Tribune.
The announcement that the war de
partment has practically decided to
recommend the re-establishment of the
army canteen will c*use a storm of
protest from those who have so stren
uously advocated its abolition. It will
not be denied by anyone that the
soldiers would be better off if there
were no liquor sold anywhere. But
this proposition does not come within
the field of argument. The question is
whether it is better to permit the sale
of stimulants at army posts or to make
those who want liquor go outside for it
wtoere it is sold without any sort of
army restriction whatever. The ques
tion has been threshed over and over
again, and those who have argued it
seem to travel in a circle, and neither
side seems able to convince the other.
—Grand Forks Herald.
One phase of the gubernatorial situ
ation which has apparently been over
looked by the workers is the fact that
Gov. Van Sant is ineligible for a third
term until he can release himself from
obligations which he himself has vol
untarily assumed. This obligation is
nothing less than a promise made by
the governor that he would support R.
C. Dunn for the governorship during
the coming campaign.
More than that, Mr. Dunn has exact-,
ly the same promise from Mr. Private
Secretary Jamison and from Mr. James
A. Martin, of the state board of control.
—Wedena Tribune.
Bob Dunn became Indignant because
a report was started that he contem
plated moving to the Pacific coast to
engage in the lumber business with
Dave Clough. He says: "The report
had its origin in the fertile brain of
"Col." C. C. Whitney and has been re
peated and reiterated by every grafter,
connected with the present state ad
ministration." It is a safe guess that
Bab intends to watch the state capitol
until it is completed and hopes to do
most of the watching from the interior
of the governor's room.—Swift County
A good definition of a "nobody" is a
man without enthusiasm. Enthusiasm
Is the power that lifts men out of them
selves —it is like a mighty magnet that
attracts and influences everything that
It touches. We are not speaking of a
periodical enthusiasm—a little here,
and a little there. Wo—it is habitual
enthusiasm that overcomes difficulties.
It's hard tp cultivate, but a,"sure win
ner" when you have It.—Dodge County
A local coal dealer says, in speaking
of the coal market: "Prices will rule
high." To be sure they will. So long
as Mr. Baer keeps up his partnership
with Jehovah we expect to have to pay
nothing less than £9.00 for a ton of
coal.—Winona Independent.
Frank Eddy's speech would have had
a better ring had it been in line with
his record as a congressman. A can
didate for governor standing only on a
tariff platform is not what the people
want when so many state planks are
lying around loose.—Litchfield Review.
Extensive Improvements to Be Made at
a Brewing Plant.
The Joseph Wolf company, of Still
water, is getting ready to make exten
sive improvements at its brewing plant
in this ctiy. Manager Berkley stated
yesterday that the improvements would
probably aggregate $15,000. The com
pany's ice houses are to be transformed
into storage houses, and a new ice plant
is to be installed, which will hereafter
obviate the necessity of putting up ice
during the winter time. Other im
provements will also be made.
P. J. Stadler has filed for the Dem
ocratic nomination for alderman in the
First ward, and Aid. J. W. Schroeder
has also filed. Aid. C. O. Burnham has
filed for the Republican nomination for
alderman in the Second ward. Other
filings will be made this week.
. Mrs. Mary Shaughnessy, an aged
woman, was found dead in bed yester
day morning. Her death was due to
heart failure caused by old age, in ac
cordance with the diagnosis made by
the coroner. Deceased was seventy
four years old and had lived in Still
water many years.
The body of Ernest Fornier arrived
last night from Ely, Minn., and the
funeral will probably be held this after
E. P. Bassford, of St. Paul, has been
appointed superintendent of construc
tion of the new government building
to be erected in Stillwater, and Con
tractor Miller, who was in the city with
Mr. Bassford on Monday, says that the
work of construction will be com
menced without further delay.
Stillwater lodge of Elks is making
great preparations for the two excur
sions to be given next Friday on the
steamer J. J. Hill and barge, and the
advance sale of tickets indicates that
the excursions will be well patronized.
The boats of the Staples Towing
company, engaged in towing logs from
the St. Paul boom to Prescott, are tied
up for the time being and will probably
be idle the remainder of the week ow
ing to a scarcity of logs.
The Lizzie Gardner will get away to
morrow with a large two of lumber for
Burlington and other points. .
Attorney McGhee Leads a Na
tional Move to Secure Legis
lation .o Repress Mob Ven
geance and Abolish the "Jim
Crow" Car Discrimination.
Frederick L. McGhee. the colored at
torney of St. Paul, wno is vice director
of the legal and legislative bureau of
the National Afro-American Council, ia
preparing a bill to be presented to con
gress this winter, the object of which
is to minimize t,he lynching of negroes.
Senator Clapp will be asked to intro
duce the bill in congress.
The object of the bill being prepared
by Mr. McGhee will be to hold a state,
in which a lynching occurs, liable for
damages to the relatives of the person
The bill has been in congress before,
but its promoters have never been able
to get it any farther than the com
mittee to which it was referred. The
question was freely discussed at the
last meeting of the Afro-American
Council, held at Louisville, Ky., this
summer, and it was decided to "make a
combined effort to get the bill through
congress this winter. The matter of
drafting the bill was placed in the
hands of Mr. McGhee and he will hava
the measure ready to present to con
gress within a short time.
Another matter the council .will at
tempt to get through congress, and in
Which Mr. McGhee is personally inter
esting himself, is the passage of an act
which makes it unlawful for common
carriers, such as railroads, to separate
passengers on their cars. This is to
do away with the so-called "Jim Crow"
car law, in vogue in the south, by the
provisions of which negroes are com
pelled to ride in cars set apart espe
cially for their race. A case Is now
pending in the United States supreme
court which involves the rights of a
negro to ride in the same car with a
white man. and the national council
has interested itself in the case with
the hopes of establishing a precedent.
Regarding this case and the other
matters of interest to the negro race.
Attorney McGhee yesterday sent out
2,000 letters to members of the colored
race throughout the ccpntry, imploring
them to aid the cause financially.
"One of the most important things
our council expects to accomplish,"
said Mr. McGhee yesterday, "is to se
cure the appointment by President
Roosevelt of a commission to investi
gate the conditions of the negro in the
south. The commission will be expect
ed to investigate thoroughly the rela
tions between the negro and the white,
something which we have been endeav
oring to have done for years, a,nd
something which we believe will be of
vast benefit to our race.
"We expect that the president will
appoint at least three prominent ne
groes on the commission, and thr-y will
go through the South and learn the ex
act condition of the race in the South.
By having negroes on the commission
we will be able to get at the exact con
dition of affaira, something we could
not do if the commission were made up
entirely of white men, as the negroes
will not divulge their condition to the
Mr. McGhee was one of the most
prominent colored men at the recent
meeting of the national council, and his
official position as vice director of the
legislative council has kept him vejj;
busy since his return home.
'"The 'Jim Crow' car law, the antl
lynching law, and the appointment of
a commission to investigate the condi
tions of the negro race are three of
the most important matters which the
council has to deal with this year,"
said Mr. McGhee, "and If we succeed in
winning out in these maters we will
consider that we have done a good
year's work."
In reference to the "Jim Crow" car
law, the letters which were sent out
yesterday by Attorney McGhee, says:
"The rigor of the 'Jim Crow car"
now being adopted by nearly all of the
Southern and border states, has been
modified to the extent that those of the
race who wanted to could secure ac
commodations in the Pullman cars. If
this stands, this escape is no longer
open to us. It means just this: that
the Pullman company can deny tha
negro accommodation and he is with
out remedy. In its ef^pct it reaches all
parts, of the country, North, East and
West, as well as the South, and even
into the District of Columbia and the
territories. Special attention is called
to the fact that federal statutes have
at all times been held to apply to the
District of Columbia and the territor
ies, but the decision of Judge Kirkpat
ric reverses this holding and takes
them entirely from under the operation
of the federal statutes in so far as
those statutes give the negro equal
rights on public carriers and public
caterers. If the Pullman company can
refuse to serve a meal, it can refuse to
sell a seat or a berth.
"We are happy to announce that we
have not relaxed one fractional part
of our zeal and effort to bring before
the supreme court of the United States
the cases involving the suffrage ques
tion, and that the decision in the Giles'
case (recently decided and known as
the Alabama case) does not decide the
points involved in the cases we have
pending. One of these cases will be
argued in the supreme court of Louisi
ana early in October next, and from
that court will be appealed to the
United States supreme court, and we
feel assured that when these cases
come before the United States supreme
court with the points involved, raised
and presented, we will have from that
court a decision squarely on the ques
tion whether or no a state can actually
disfranchise a citizen on account of
race, color or previous condition of
servitude without violating the fed
eral constitution.
"We have associated with us in these
cases some of the best lawyers in the
country, and we are confident of win
ning a victory."
The order directing the Fourteenth
cavalry to sail for the Philippine*,
which was held up for a time, was re
newed yesterday and the regiment Is
now in Arizona and will sail in tvr*
The war department has dropped
from the rolls Second Lieutenant Mar
Sulnon, who has been absent from th«
Department of Texas without leave for
several weeks. He stands charged with

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