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The Increase in the Total Cash
Advertising Carried by The Globs
for the Last Six Months Ovsr
the Same Months In 1902:
March —.. 2,77 Inches
April ...... 6,7115 Inches
May • 3,219 Inches
June 3, 787 Inches
My 3457 Inches
August 2,3 5 Inches
Total Increase
zxuonths 122,330 Inches
Increasing Business With the
Globe Increases Business
for Business Men.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 18, 1903.
The resignation of Joseph Cham
berlain and two other members of the
British ministry is worthy of more
than passing attention In this country
at this juncture, for the retirement of
these members of the British govern
ment has been precipitated by an agi
tation of the tariff problem. Cham
berlain virtually appeals to the coun
try and we will presently be permit
ted to see what the attitude of the
British voter is toward the question
of tariff which had long been regard
ed as settled so far as the British isles
were concerned.
It is not given to us to know inti
mately the conditions that now obtain
In Great Britain and which have been
brought about by the established cus
toms laws. That British trade pros
pered greatly for many years under
practically the same laws as now ex
ist is not to be doubted. Of the con
dition of the British workman we can
know nothing intimately, for prosper
ity is a relative condition —the same
standards could not be applied to the
■workmen of Great Britain, Germany
and the United States. What we
might regard as a state of desperation
might be looked upon by a people
holding to different standards as com
parative prosperity.
Of recent years the foreign trade of
Great Britain has not prospered as it
formerly did; internal conditions have
not been so favorable as they were.
This latter has been directly charged
to the crippling of industry through
the carrying of the union idea of labor
to an absurd limit.
Chamberlain, whose sincerity has
never been demonstrated in a large
way, has taken advantage of the con
ditions to push himself forward as a
champion of a sort of protection of
his own. His elaborate plans have
frightened the British men of affairs;
whether they will scare off the peo
ple for whose applause he Is playing
remains to be seen.
The retirement of the man from
Birmingham makes it clear that. Bal
four desires to fight him, an open and
avowed enemy, than as one within
the party. That Balfour has elected
to make the issue this way is credit
able to his good sense and states
manship. His government could not
survive and carry both him and
Chamberlain and the fight that Cham
berlain will now make will be en
lightening to students of political
Lover's oaths and the weather man's
predictions look alike to the recording
Judge Finehout has attempted to
solve the servant girl problem. It Is
true that the jurist has tried for but
one solution of the many-faced prop
osition. He has practically enjoined
one hired girl from beating her mis
tress, and the judicial proceeding will
undoubtedly have due effect on those
■who serve and wait and who are dis
posed to keep their mistresses in order
by the strong hand.
It appears that the particular hired
grtrl who is thus restrained comes of a
race that was used to domestic service.
Before Booker T. Washington under
took the regeneration of his race many
colored persons were in domestic serv
ice. That some are still engaged in
private service is demonstrated by the
complaint In this.case to which judi
cial attention was called. The mistress
alleges that the girl spent all fore
noon cleaning a window. She made
bold to remonstrate with the girl for
being dilatory. The girl promptly yin?
dicated her sex and™ profession by
scratching the interfering face of the
too impetuous mistress. For this the
maid servant has been put under bonds
to keep the peace.
The lesson should-not • be lost upon
the young woman who is strong of
arm and strenuous in the maintenance
of her rights in the household. It is
plainly illegal to beat the mistress of
the house. The wise servant girl
knows how to manage without resort
ing to force of arms. Let her keep to
her domain below stairs, and if she must
beat somebody practice on the police
man or the iceman. The law will most
assuredly step in where it is neces
sary to preserve the countenance of the
mistress from disfigurement.
Perhaps Capt. Hill, of Minneapolis,
aspired to become a Republican leader
in Wisconsin.
The New York Tribune published an
article this v.-eek written by a man who
served as one of the judges in a play
writing contest arranged by a magazine
of wide circulation. . The article is a
criticism of the plays submitted. Out
of a hundred there were only ten, the
writer declares, that were at all pos
sible as plays, and these ten were by no
means remarkable. The prize offered
by the magazine was not a sum of
money, but the production of the play
in one of the New York theaters, and
the writer admits that because of this
it is possible that the most capable
amateur playwrights did not submit
plays. Moreover, the magazine de
manded that every manuscript sub
mitted be accompanied by a check for
a year's subscription, and this, the
writer thinks, is possibly another rea
son why the better class of playwrights
refused to submit their manuscripts,
since by so doing they would help to
promote an advertising scheme.
But even considering these circum
stances the judge of the contest evi
dently believes that the manuscripts
sent in are a fair enough criterion of
the ability of unknown playwrights to
make the outlook for the American
drama decidedly discouraging. The
greatest fault he has to find with the
plays submitted is that the playwiight3
have written about people of whom
they have only a cursory knowledge-
Each of the ninety hopeless plays be
longed in one of two classes, those that
purported to be truthful representa
tions of New York's smart set —and
these invariably included a nobleman —
and those which represented rural life.
Those plays, the scenes of which were
laid in New York, were written, as a
rule, by residents of Western towns,
who, even though they might have
made occasional visits to New York,
could not by any means catch the at
mosphere of that portion of the town
concerning which they wrote. As for
the depictors of rural life, the writer
states that the plots were not original,
the characters unreal.
Perhaps the opinion of this judge of
a play writing contest would not be so
discouragingly conclusive were It not
strengthened by many other unmis
takable signs of weak play-writing in
America. Every spring witnesses an
exodus of theatrical managers to Eu
rope who hope to secure the American
rights to plays written by foreigners.
There are a few American playwrights
that American managers depend upon,
but only a few, and at least one of
these has outwritten himself. It is his
vogue upon which the managers now
rely. The playwright who has done
most for a national drama is Augustus
Thomas, and the chief reason for this
is that his plays are thoroughly Amer
ican in tone. Smart sets are cosmo
politan sets and the playwright who
attempts to put the members of such a
set behind the footlights must offer
something very clever indeed else he
cannot hope for success, and even
should he attain such a success, the
character of his play must of neces
sity be too frothy to insure the play
long life. As for rural life only a
genius can picture this without run
ning the risk of caricaturing.
So the ambitious playwright who
persists in depicting the doings of the
smart set or who devotes his time to
writing plays of the "b'gosh" charac
ter can hope for little attention from
the managers. That Frenchman who
said that the skeleton of every play
was a pantomime said a wise thing.
Now a pantomime must be unmistak
able, something the majority of people
will recognize at a glance. The Amer
ican playwright who will take for his
skeleton some important phase of
American life, past or modern, the sig
nificance of which the bulk of the
American people will immediately rec
ognize, and who willclothe it in good
and significant 'English, stands an ex
cellent chance of being recognized as
the great American playwright whom
this country will delight to honor.
Joe Chamberlain's retirement is i«>t
likely to lead anybody to the belief that
he wants to serve his country as a
mere citizen. The wily Joe will gild
a brick in Brummagen and sell it
It would be a mistake, to suppose
that the wishes and hopes of that por
tion of the Jewish people which calls
itself "Zionist" are those of the ma
jority of the race. They are, on the
contrary, shared by comparatively few
of those of Hebrew blood and faith.
The Zionist movement is dramatic, has
attracted much attention and has en-
gaged the sympathy of some eminent
leaders, but it is the desire of a small
The belief that the Hebrew race will
at some time return to Palestine, there
to reign in power and splendor, Is of
great antiquity and vitality. One
scheme after another has been set on
foot to realize it. The persecutions to
which Jews have been subjected in
Europe have lent impetus to the move
ment. If not the sacred land, then some
other tract might be procured where
Jews could find a home of their own,
temporarily at least. And Great Brit
tain has offered a portion of British
East Africa as suitable for colonization
Few tasks are more hopeless than
the attempt to transplant a race or
any considerable portion of it bodily
from one country to another. It runs
counter to some of the strongest and
most permanent human instincts. For
a long time there has been at the serv
ice of distressed and persecuted Jews
an ample fund, and attempts have been
made to settle them in South America
and elsewhere with indifferent success.
This is not because they are Jews, but
because, like all other human beings,,
they are most reluctant to become the
subjects of such colonization plans, in
volving the surrender of all old asso
ciations and the trial of new surround
ings and fortunes, even with the prom
ise of great betterment.
As far as Hebrews In the United
States are concerned, these proposals
fall mostly upon deaf ears, because
they do not feel the need of change.
They count in their race many of the
most successfull and honored of our
citizens. They are under no ban. They
are an active, industrious, moral and
stable element in the community. They
enjoy every right of citizenship and are
as well content as are the rest of our
The Zionist movement could com
mend itself to Jews in England and
America only as an act of faith, under
the strong compulsion of some mighty
religious feeling. As yet, at least, it
has not appealed to them generally in
this light. More devoted than most
to the faith of their fathers, they do
not find in it any incitement to a mi
gration; nor is there any good reason
why they should. If there is ever to
be an exodus of the chosen to the Holy
Land upon any generous scale, it will
not likely be in our day.
And there is just sentiment enough
left in this country for everybody to
be honestly glad that Sir Thomas Lip
ton is going to recover and return to
England defeated but triumphant in
the possession of the esteem of all
The plumber and the iceman appear
to be getting all that is coming to
them in the line of retribution, but
there is still some danger that they
may swear off and go into the coal
business. Most coal men are plumbers
at heart.
The facility with which J. Adam
Bede gets the Easterner on his staff
might augur great things for the new
congressman if he had the courage of
his own or anybody else's convictions.
In the meantime don't try to pay
your next gas bill on the basis of a
dollar a thousand.
Tomorrow Is the day appointed for
the next going down of the Langley
What the Editors Say
Over 2,800 applicants for teachers'
certificates failed in the recent state
examination—and yet there is a scar
city of teachers. No doubt a large pro
portion of those who failed to obtain
certificates are as well qualified and
would be as efficient teachers as most
of those now employed in the schools.
The rigid examinations are evidently a
poor test of capacity—and are depriv
ing the state of scores of excellent
teachers. —Freeborn County Standard.
Just as the farmers were preparing
to organize under Phillips to put corn
to 40 cents a bushel and keep it there,
along came the hot winds of Kansas
and did such damage that the great
staple went to 70 cents instead of 40.
And now as they are about to organize
to send wheat to $1 the rains and
storms come to their aid and the price
is likely to go even higher than they
looked for. Nature is still superior to
art. —Eau Claire Daily Leader.
The state bfcard of equalization has
raised the personal property assess
ment all over the state 50 per cent. It
is putting a big load on the farmers
and business men in small towns. As
a matter of course, the capitalists, as a
rule, are not hit. If the state board
keeps on it will soon amount to con
flscaton of the people's property.—Wih
nebago City Free Press.
The postal frauds, as tney appear
from the indictments returned, reveal a
conspiracy to rob the government
which has beyn seldom equaled. How
far down the line these frauds extend
is not yet determined, but the country
will not be satisfied until every criminal
is ferreted out and adequately pun
ished. —Mower County Transcript.
It is rumored that Charlie Towne
will be called upon to write the plat
form for the New York city Democrats.
If the rumor is correct the country will
be given a chance to see if Towne has
really forgotten the Kansas CitJr plat
form.—Aberdeen Daily News.
Congress will meet on Nov. 9, and
then the problem about the surplus
will begin to solve itself. The ambi
tious congressman with the big ap
propriation bill will take care of the
surplus.—Daily Argus-Leader
The serene confidence in the result of
next year's selections displayed by the
Republicans is harmless, but it will re
ceive some severe jolts before the com
ing session of congress adjourns.—Belle
Plaine Herald.
The Hubbard County Enterprise
keeps right on publishing pictures of
"Men Who May Be Governor," and
Minnesota's supply of great sons con
tinues to furnish the pictures.—Duluth
Contemporary Comment
New York's Lawlessness.
While they are mourning over the
"lawlessness" in other states and ad
ministering rebates to governors and
sheriffs who "<jfo not do their duty,
their own "gangs bf ruffians" continue
to murder and r^b. under the very noses
of "the finest pojiee force in the
world," thus Sns&ining New- York s
reputation as ofre' of the most "law
less" cities on ttye globe. It is a curious
state of affairs that in the most dense
ly populated city in the United States,
with a policeman for nearly every
street corner, organized bands of mur
derers and robbers should flourish,
making parts of New York unsafe for
travelers who are not accompanied by
an armed escort. Conditions cannot be
worse in China or in Turkey.—Balti
more Sun.
An Honor to Be Snubbed.
"It has come to be a high and pe
culiar honor in military and naval cir
cles to be snubbed by the administra
tion. Read the list—Dewey, Schley and
Miles. The president who had not one
word of praise for Gen. Miles' forty
two years honorable service in the
army spreads a half column of effusive
eulogy over Secretary Root for his four
years and a half term in the war de
partment.—New York World.
Can Experiment at Home.
A St. Louis scientist has discovered
that the desire to steal is caused by
a toxin in the blood and can be cured
by the administration of an antidote.
As soon as the S.t. Louis man gets his
antitoxin perfected he ought to try a
barrel or so of it on the aldermen of
his home village.—Chicago Chronicle.
Needs an Object Lesson.
A naval demonstration of the pow
ers is proposed for the purpose of
impressing the Turk. The Turk has
never been greatly impressed in this
way. What he needs is not a demon
stration, but a^ lesson.—Chicago Inter
The WoYld's Disgrace.
Has civilization no help for the vic
tims of the savagery of the Turk? Are
the mutual jealousies of Europe to for
bid the raising of a hand to check the
progress of the .hideous work in Mace
donia? Is religion played out and hu
manity a lie?—^Philadelphia Ledger.
And the White Elephant.
It is no wonder this country got mad
when it realized that Gen. Wood, in
stead of wrestling with the bubonic
plague, ducked put and spent his time
looking at the wild man of Borneo.—
Atlanta Journal.
Like All Other Good Indians.
Gen. Wood reports "a feeling of un
rest" among the Moros, and an addi
tional battery has been sent to him
at his request. It is thought that the
Moros will now rest better. —New York
Combine Business With Pleasure.
If the University of Chicago should
happen to strike oil in the course of
its excavations in ancient Babylon,
Mr. Rockefeller would be doubly de
lighted.—Detroit Free Press.
As Good as a Whole Fleet.
Knowing how well, he swears in
Turkish, it seems like an unpardona
ble oversight that the navy depart
ment did not s vend Admiral Evans to
Beirut.—Washington Post.
That Will Please Elihu Greatly.
Of course some of those English
people, in their efforts to entertain
Mr. Root, will insist on talking about
how much they enjoyed Gen. Miles'
visit. —Washington Star.
Give Them a Little More Time.
According to the dispatches, the
butchery of Macedonians by Turks al
most rivals oar successful humani
tarian endeavors in the Philippines.—
Detroit Tribune.
And They're Not the Langley Kind.
It is feared that Elijah 11. will be
Shamrocked when he tries to regener
ate Wall street. Money is the only
thing that takes on wings there.—Chi
cago Tribune.
Where They Never Shut Up.
The Ohio campaign has been form
ally opened, btrt! outside the formality
of opening it 1J has been open since
the last one closed.—Milwaukee Sen
Her Longevity Accounted For.
The dowager empress of China is
seventy years old. More than ever are
we inclined to I believe that the good
die young.—Buffalo Inquirer.
Among the Merrymakers \
The Poker Deal,' Theory of Pie Serving.
To the Editor "of The Sun—Sir: This
discussion strikes.me as being damn non
sense; why should a pie be carved? It
shouldn't. It should.be : served as cards
are dealt in poker—one at a time to each
player. ; When you gel your pie gra^o it
firmly by both hands, but gently and
lute deep. The fruit may smear your fea
tures and the juice may trickle down your
cnin. No matter, water is Plentiful; just
eat.and thank heaven you're living- thank
heaven^ again that you live In a land
whereof pie Is the l/ative Bird. aAd = havi
some more pie. . . —Two Pieces.
New York Sun.
How to Do It.
sudd!nl Py r°PrietOr °f the theater had died
c>,^ Of course w« must do something to
show proper respect." remarked the treas
;;Certainly," returned the manager,
or two?"™ Se the theater for a night
"No-o. Business "is too good I guess
we d better put the, chorus in black tiehts
Post Ut thirty Evening
Unhappy Cltyites.
in^K^T 1 Can>} B*% no great advantage
ihinTab'oV £ V g
—And don't he like it? "
.: Hiram—l . don't- know, but -my " wheat
averaged- ten ba^hefe ter the acre rnor!?n
his, an last.l heard/of him his steers
wasn'tidoin' w6Hfts>iick; ■'■_ "V" ieers
A Matter of Ears.
™'4 Y? U ,? hould ? e your ears lopped
O'Brien,"- said «' "smart" tourist to an
Irish ■■■■pea»itt i -;whpm*he was r quizzing.
They re too large for a man "
"An", < l'? ai1 ( ", replied the Hibernian,
I was just think.!**'-) yours , would want to
be,made liir & erSijre..-they're too small
for-anass.'^-Tit r ßijts.:..,,-..:,,,, .. -,
No Laughing Matt«r.
Biffingham—l suppose you get paid for
writing those newspaper jokes?
Scrlbbleton—Sure thing. You didn't im
agine I wrote them for fun. did you?
Biffingham—No-, not after reading them.
—Cincinnati Enquirer.
Preacher—Have you seriously consider
ed the great question of life. Mary?
Girl Parishioner—None or the" young
men has asked me as yet, sir.—San Fran
cisco Wasp.
At St Paul Theaters;
Haverly's Mastodon Minstrels.
When we were little boys at a min
strel show the climax of fun was at
tained when somebody covered the
funny man's face with soapsuds. We
longed to see the "black come off."
Minstrel shows haven't changed much
since then. They have simply cut out
some of the time-worn "stunts," and
let the others alone.
Haverly Mastodon minstrels, which
opened a three nights' engagement at
the Metropolitan last night, mindful of
the fact that a white face is a sacri
lege in a minstrel show, permit none
to intrude. Every act Is a study In
black. For this relief much thanks.
In the "first part," which is the vital
part of a minstrel show, the usual col
loquies take place between the inter
locutor and the end men. That some
clever jokes, thought out years ago in
editorial sanctums, are occasionally re
vived, is not to be wondered at. Still,
as old friends, they are more or less
welcome if they are well delivered.
The end men in the present aggre
gation are just as capable of deliver
ing the happy response as the comedi
ans of a past generation. But there is
a woeful decadence in the "middle
Let us have a middleman who can
speak the king's English to the man
ner born. His precise, scholarly en
nunciation, indicating that he can spell
all the words that he uses, affords an
effective contrast to the end man, who
is supposed to be the embodiment of
This deterioration in interlocutors is
by no means peculiar to the present
Billy Van is starred with this aggre
gation, and justly. Some of his con
versation in the first part is more
lengthy than amusing by very reason
of its length—for brevity is the soul
of wit. But his monologue starts a
wave of laughter, which is reinforced
by several swells that creep way be
yond the first break. His description
of a boy overhearing a hot poker game
in which his father was the banker,
was highly entertaining to the in
itiated. Those to whom the great
American game is a stranger are
handicapped at a minstrel show.
Van's sliding trombone voice is his
fortune. That descending chromatic
scale of his would make the Lord's
Prayer sound ludicrous.
No false voices are allowed to sing
any solos. George M. Vail's basso is
resonant, Frank Coombs possesses a
genuine lyric tenor, as announced on
the programme; Charles Richards
sings his baritone solo with good
taste, and William . Moore, counter
tenor, was deservedly encored for his
expressive singing of the ballad, "No
body Ever Brings Presents to Me,"
which was rather the most melodious
of ay.
The distinctive and by all odds the
cleverest comic song of all was con
tributed by Dan Waldron. It bears the
laconic title "It Was the Dutch." There
was not enough of Mr. Waldron in the
The olio was neither better nor worse
than the average associated with a
minstrel show. The roller skating bur
lesque specialty by Marcus and Bar
telle provoked paroxysms of laughter,
up stairs and down. Not so many
smiled at Mazier and Conley, whose
dialogue was a trifle thin. The acro
batic "silence-and-fun" act of the Young
brothers was good. The musical
"stunt" contributed by Gardner and
Summers concluded with the spirited
playing of the "Poet and Peasant"
overture on two xylophones in a fash
ion that merited the prolonged ap
plause it aroused.
The moonlight song-and-dance di
version by Edward Leonard and the
company, which ended the programme.
sent the people out in a musical mood.
Its virtue as an entertainment is de
cidedly mild. —F. G H.
Kelcey and Shannon, in "Sherlock
Holmes," will play an engagement at
the Metropolitan opera house com
mencing next Sunday, for four nights
and Wednesday matinee.
Next Thursday evening, for three
nights and a matinee, St. Paul theater
goers will have an opportunity to wit
ness the Walter Jones Opera company
in the "Sleepy King." The cast in
cludes George K. Henery. George Rusk
Fiske and Ed Redway. The sale of
seats for this engagement opens at the
box office next Monday morning.
Crowds still continue the rule at the
Grand, where the "Two Little Waifs"
are holding forth. The many features
of the play are loudly applauded and
the entire company given an ovation at
the end of each act. The play runs the
entire week, including a matinee Sat
urday. At each performance souvenirs
are presented to the women.
"Sky Farm," the latest rural drama,
will be seen at the Grand opera house
Sunday night. It is the work of Ed
ward E. Kidder, whose pen has al
ready given the amusement world suc
cesses in "A Poor Relation" and
Peaceful Valley" for the late Sol
Smith Russell. The dialogue of "Sky
Farm" is said to recite the domestic
Minnesota—Fair, warmer Friday; Sat
urday, fair, winds becoming south and
Upper Michigan—Fair Friday, warmer
in west portion; Saturday fair, warmer
variable winds, becoming southeast and
North and South Dakota—Fair, warmer
Friday; Saturday, fair.
Wisconsin—Fair Friday; slowly rising
temperature; Saturday fair, warmer in th^
east portion; variable winds, becoming
south and fresh.
lowa—Fair, warmer Friday; Saturday
fair, warmer in east portion.
Montana—Fair Friday; Saturday fair,
cooler in north central portion.
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, 52; lowest temperature, 37; average
temperature. 44; dally range. 15; barom
eter. 30.20; humidity, 76; precipitation
.0; 7 p. m. temperature. 48; 7 p. m. wind,
west; weather, partly cloudy.
Yesterday's Temperatures:
•BpmHighi *BpmHigh
Alpena 46 50!Moorhead .... 50 52
Battleford ...72 74Marquette ... 40 44
Bismarck 56 60lMilwaukee . 46 50
Buffalo 52 64;Minnedosa .. 48 5*
Boston 74 ROjMontgomery .64 70
Calgary 66 72! Montreal .... 5.3 74
Cheyenne 58 62iNashvil!e .58 64
Chicago 50 521 New Orleans 70 7fi
Cincinnati 54 58! Norfolk ... "64 7°
Cleveland ...54 56lNorth Platte .64 7*>
Davenport ...48 54jOmaha [52 74
Dcs Moines...4B 54: New York ... 68 76
Detroit 52 58 Philadelphia 70 S>
Duluth 44 50;Pittsburg 54 7?
Edmonton 70 76jQu'Ar>pelle ..54 70
Galveston 72 74San Francisco.C6 80
Grand Rapids.44 56St. Louis 58 60
Green Bay ...42 54: Salt Lake 70 72
Helena 66 68'Ste. Marie 44 48
Huron 52 56 Washington ..66 86
Jacksonville ..70 86Winnipeer 52 53
Kansas City -.52 56
•"Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul).
River Eulletin—
Danger Gauge Change in
Line. Reading. 24 Hours.
St. Paul 14 10.5 *0.5
La Cros?e 10 11.1 «1.4
Davenport 15 6.9 *0 9
St. Louis 30 21.S *o!4
The Mississippi will rise slowly in the
vicinity of St. Paul during the next thir
ty-six hours.
history of a small circle in the village
of Cedarcrest, Mass.
The regular ladies' matinee will be
given at the Star this afternoon by
the New Majesties, whose offerings
nave proven very popular during the
Special to The Globe.
DULUTH. Minn., Sept. 17.—"The
Sleepy King," the musical comedy
which has been in rehearsal in Min
neapolis for the past four weeks, was
produced tonight at the Lyceum the
ater. The auidence was large .
The leading comedy role is intrusted
to Walter Jones, who won many
laughs. Ed Redway. Mme. Proto, the
toe dancer; Rosemary Glosz, the so
prano, and Nellie O'Neil were well re
ceived. "The Sleepy King" will be
presented at the Metropolitan in St.
Paul next Thursday night.
Carter Harrison, mayor of Chicago,
passed through St. Paul last evening,
returning home from his trip to the Yel
At the Merchants—W. L. Purdy, Beau
mont, N. D.; Daniel Clark, Spokane: W.
C. Ogelvie, Blue Earth; A. B. Gattschalk.
Seattle; M. R. Lincoln. Grand Forks; L
D. Baird, Austin; J. W. Anderson, Owa
tonna; N. R. Lincoln. A. R. Mittan. Grand
Forks; James Sharkey. Alaska; Mrs. J. R.
Howard. Sauk Center; Dr. Sutherland,
Sheridan, Wyo.
Ryan—T. G. Blackman. Hastings; R. L.
Clark, CrookstontfG. B. Stein, Albert Lea;
Albert Potts. Red Wing; J. G. Burger
Duluth; L. N. Peterson. Owatonna: J.
McCurdy, Duluth; William McDonald,
Shakopee; R. Sherman. Duluth.
Windsor—H. W. Mandleton and wife
Jamestown, N. D.; P. A. Ealand, Moor
head; E. S. Rose and mother. Jamestown.
N. D ; D. B. Allen. Arlington; S. R. Mil
ler, Oliver; Thomas Blackman, Albert
Lea; E. O. Cox, Detroit.
Monument Dedicated on Antie
tam Field, President Assisting.
SHARPSBURG, Md. ( Sept. 17.—Un
der lowering skies the magnificent
monument erected on the historic bat
tlefield at Antietam by the state of
New Jersey to its men who fell in the
great engagement was dedicated today.
,At 10 o'clock President Roosevelt
and Gov. Murphy, of New Jersey, ac
companied by Senators Kean and Dry
den, the entire party and hundreds of
citizens left Sharpsburg station for the
famous old Dunkard church on the
battlefield of Antietam. There the
brigades of veterans, in columns of
fours, escorted the president, Gov. Mur
phy and distinguished guests to the
monument. The monument is In the
ornate form of a Corinthian column of
granite, forty feet high, surmounted by
a heroic figure in bronze of an officer
with upraised sword leading his men
in a charge. The figure Is intended as
a representation of CapL Irish, of the
Thirteenth New Jersey volunteers, who
was the only New Jersey officer killed
at Antietam. After the assemblage
had been called to order by James O.
Smith, of the New Jersey monument
commission, and an invocation had
been pronounced by Rev. Dr. Frazer,
of Newark. Mr. Smith reported to Gov.
Murphy the final work of the commis
sion. On behalf of the state of New
Jersey, Gov. Murphy' accepted the
monument in an address.
President Roosevelt, as he arose to
accept the monument on behalf of the
federal government, was accorded an
ovation. His address contained these
"There was no patent device for se
curing victory by force of arms forty
years ago; and there is no patent de
vice for securing victory for the forces
of righteousness in civil life now. In
each case the all-important factor was
and is the character of the individual
man. Good laws in the state, like a
good organization in an army, are the
expressions of national character.
Leaders will be developed in military
and in civil life alike; and weapons
and tactics change from generation to
generation, as methods of achieving
good government change in civic af
fairs; but the fundamental qualities
which make for apod citizenship do
not change any more than the funda
mental qualities which make good
"There are many qualities which we
need alike in private citizen and in
public man, but three above all—three
for the lack of which no brilliancy and
no genius can atone —and those three
are courage, honesty and common
Benediction was pronounced by Rev.
William H. McCormlck, of New Jer
sey, a veteran chaplain. The presi
dent held an informal reception in a
drenching rain, shaking hands with
several hundred ex-soldiers. A drive
over parts of the battlefield on account
of the storm had to be abandoned. The
president, Gov. Murphy and their
party returned to their train imme
diately after the ceremonies.
During the afternoon the rain ceased.
The president, with Gov. Murphy, Sen
ators Kean and Dryden, and accompa
nied by Gen. Carmen, who command
ed the Thirteenth New Jersey volun
teers in the battle, drove to various
points of interest on the field.
During the drive it was noted with
regret that the name of Gen. George
B. McClellan, the commander of the
Union troops in the great battle, was
not mentioned during today's exercises.
The president passed the evening on
his train at this station. At 9 o'clock
the train pulled out of Sharpsburg. It
is due at Jersey City tomorrow morn
ing at 6 o'clock.
Result, Their Attempted Revolution
Came to Nothing.
PUERTO PRINCIPE, Cuba, Sept. 17.
—The government has been officially
Informed of the complete dispersal of
the Santiago insurrectionists and the
capture of their leaders. The outlaws
quarreled regarding the leadership of
the band and fought desperately among
themselves yesterday afternoon.
The rural guards, hearing the firing
in the mountain, hurried to the scene
and found the dead and wounded out
laws. It Is believed that Juan Lopez,
a notorious gambler, will lead those
outlaws which may remain together.
Associated Press Officers.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17.—The board
of directors of the Associated Press
today elected the following officers:
President. Frank B. Noyes, Chicago
Record-Herald; first vice president, E.
B. Haskell, Boston Herald; second vice
president, J. H. Estill, Savannah
News; secretary, Melville E. Stone;
assistant secretary, Charles S. Diehl;
treasurer, Valentine P. Snyder.
The executive committee named is:
Frank B. Noycs and Victor F. Law
son, Chicago; Charles W. Knapp, St.
Louis; Whitelaw Reid, New York, and
Charles H. Grasty, Baltimore.
The vacancy on the board of direct
ors caused by the resignation of Ste
phen O'Meara. of Boston, was filled at
the annual meeting by the election of
A. P. Langtry, of the Springfield
(Mass.) Union, and the other four di
rectors whose terms expired were re
His Airship Partially Circles St
Paul's Cathedral and Makes
for the Open Country.
LONDON". Sept. 17.—Stanley Spen
der left the Crystal Palace at 5 o'clock
this evening on a purposed airship trip
around St. Paul's cathedral. Aftir
maneuvering for several minute*
wh£h ci headl for the cathedral,
which he reached at 5:30. At a con
siderable height above St. Paul's Spen
cer made a half circuit and started
homeward against the wind. A strong
™ ♦! from the South drove the airship
northward, and it was apparently
making no headway when lost to view
over the North London suburbs It is
expected that the airship will descend
in the open country. Nothing has been
heard of it since it disappeared from
■view from North London.
Mr Spencer tried to alight from his
airship in the grounds of Alexandra
palace North London, but. failing to
do so, he continued his journey north
ward and safely descended at 6:30 this
evening -'!?. Trent Park New Barnct
about eight miles out in the contrary
direction to Crystal palace, to which he
had desired to return.
Attacks the Revisionists in the Social
Democratic Congress.
rt^ R,E^ DIi:N- Saxo »>'. Sept. 17.-Herr
Bebel delivered at the Social Demo
cratic congress today his promised at
tack upon the revisionists. His speech,
wnich lasted four hours, dealt with the
present situation in Germany. Herr
Bebel declared that economically Ger
many was hastening toward a grave
crisis, the effects of which would be
accentuated by the Impending crisis in
the United States. In spite of this
crisis the imperial government was per
sisting in increasing the expenditure on
the army and navy and colonial ex
pansion. The Social Democracy must
adopt a ruthless attitude toward this
policy. Never would the proletariat
forget that the emperor instructed the
soldiers to be prepared on his com
mand to shoot even their fathers and
brothers. Men who eoul<* after that
propose that the Social Democracy
should solicit an audience of the em
peror ought to retire from the political
"W e will never strengthen the gov
ernment by voting arms for the sol
diers to use .against us. Our whole
government is based on class distinc
tions. Instead of seeking a rapproache
ment with the Liberals we must stir
up the people to a recognition of the
real situation under a class government
and undermine In every way, with a
view to ultimately destroying it, the
existing capitalist system."
Won't Stand for Hungarian.
VIENNA, Sept. 17.—Emperor Fran
cis Joseph, who today returned from
the army maneuvers, has issued an
army order declaring he will never
consent to the demands of the Hun
garian party, which insists on the use
of its own language by officers in giv
ing commands to the Hungarian sec
tion of the forces. This question pre
cipitated the political crisis.
Doesn't Covet Morocco.
PARIS, Sept. 17.—The French for
eign office categorically denies that
France is contemplating the conquest
of Morocco, and declares that the as
sertion that Great Britain has given
her consent to the conquest in the hope
of diverting France from her Russian
alliance is simply ridiculous.
Fast Electric Car Time.
BERLIN, Sept. 17.—An electric car
ran at the rate of 106 4-5 miles an
hour on the Zossen military road yes
terday. This is said to be the highest
speed ever attained. The engineers in
charge of the experiment exp.-ct that
125 miles an hour will be reached.
Five Men in One Man's Place.
TEHERAN, Persia, Sept 17.—Five
ministers have been appointed to con
duct state business owing to the res
ignation Tuesday of the grand vizier.
LONDON, Sept. 17. — The Russian
correspondent of the Times learns that
Hakim El Mulk and his confidential
servant both died of what is believed
to have been a violent death within a
few hours of each other. Hakim had
been the shah's physician and one of
his most trusted officials. He was one
of the most serious rivals to the grand
Salisbury's Estate.
LONDON, Sept. 17.—The probating
of Lord Salisbury's will today showed
that he left an estate valued at $1,
One of the Accused Is a Former Chief
of Bureau.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 17.—
The federal grand Jury today returned
three indictments In the postal cases,
Involving two persons, one of them be
ing a joint indictment. The names of
the indicted persons were not made
The indictments are based on a
contract or agreement for the sale of
certain supnHes to the postoffke de
partment. One of the parties is said to
be a former chief of bureau who had
to do with large contracts which have
figured conspicuously in the investiga
tion. It is expected that the indioted
men will be arrested in twenty-four
hours. Further indictments are ex
pected shortly.
Scottish Rite Election.
BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 17.—At the
annual convention of the Scottish Rite
Masons today the following officers
were elected: Grand commander,
Henry L. Palmer, Milwaukee, Wis.:
grand lieutenant commander, Samuel
Crocker Lawrence, Medford, Mass.;
grand minister of state, Johnson
Smith, Chicago.
Newton D. Arnold, Providence, R.
1., grand treasurer general: James H.
Codding, New York, grand secretary
general; Charles C. Hutchinson, Low
eil, grand keeper of the archives; Thos.
E. Balding, Milwaukee, grand rn;t*t.T
general of ceremonies; Robert E. Pat
terson, Philadelphia, grand marshal
general: William Geake, Fort Wayne,
Tnd., grand standard bearer: George O.
Tyler, Burlington. Vt., grand captain
of the guard. The state deputies were
all re-elected.
Three Men Scalded.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Sept. 17.—Moses
Hart, Louis Brooks and Charles Ronk,
employes of the Swift Packing com
pany, in East St. Louis, were fatally
scalded today by falling into a Vat <>f
boiling water. They were parboiled.

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