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TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 1903.
THE MORE STEALING THE BET
It is an odd situation when one finds
himself constrained to hope that the
political rulers of any community may
carry their dishonest tendencies to the
extreme limit; but that is the way that
every man desirous of banishing ras
cality and improving municipal gov
ernment must feel about the conditions
in Philadelphia. A loan bill for $25,
--000,000 is now about being railroaded
through the city counc-L It is claimed
that there is a steal of at least $5,000,
--000 concealed in it, and many persons
think that this sum will be doubled or
tripled. The mayor is expected to veto
the bill. It is also expected that the
city council will promptly pass it over
There is nothing at all new or
startling in the situation. It is simply
a repetition of the experience to which
the people of Philadelphia should be
entirely accustomed by this time. It is
but a little while since the legislature
passed a bill to aid municipal public
service corporations in their schemes
to plunder and defraud the public. The
legislative bodies of the city of Phila
delphia passed an ordinance framed
tinder this bill without hesitation in
the face of the most indignant protest.
Mr. Wanamaker at the time offered an
immense sum of money—s2,ooo,ooo or
more, if we recollect correctly—for
the same privilege that was given to
the favored traction companies with
out one cent of compensation. The
council ridiculed his proposition and
bestowed the desired privileges upon
its favorites for- nothing, except what
may have gone into the pockets of its
These things have not been done in
a eorn«r. They are a common and fa
miliar part of the history not only of
the city of Philadelphia, but of the
state ofi Pennsylvania for the past
twenty-five or thirty years. Nowhere
else have the conditions of misrule be
come so marked, shameless and intol
erable. Nowhere else could we find a
great commonwealth populated by men
certainly above the average in their
habits of industry and thrift, and sup
posedly in their moral ideas, indorsing
year after year the rule of the boodler
and the grafter. Nowhere else in the
United States, not even in Montana, is
there an avowal so open and shameless
that politics is synonymous with plun
der. Nowhere else in the world is
there a contented acquiescence with
this rule on the part of a community
otherwise honest, decent and law
The patriotic American must shud
der for the future of his country when
he considers the present state of polit
ical morals in Pennsylvania. It is the
apparently impossible which has hap
pened there. If public and private
honor can be thus thrown to the winds,
rot merely in one of the great cities of
the country but in one of its largest,
oldest and proudest states; if public life
can become identical with robbery, and
plain, every-day thieves maintain
themselves by the votes of the people
In public place both high and low, what
may not happen at some future time in
the republic at large?
For the sake of Pennsylvania and of
[American institutions, we hope that
the robbers may not stay their hand.
:\Ve wish that they might become so
rapacious as to take every dollar of
public money out of every public
treasury in Pennsylvania. We wish
that they might steal and steal, until
the very stones of the public buildings
should be carted away for the con
struction of private residences, and
until the people should be taxed poor
in order to provide the necessary funds
for beginning over again. Pennsylva
nia's conscience appears to be imper
vious to any other form of attack.
Perhaps if the average Pennsylvania!!
were reduced to poverty, or injured in
his pocket and his business so seri
ously every day that he could not af
ford" to disregard it, by the bossism
which has reduced the state to the low
est extreme of disgrace, he might feel
the prick of necessity where he is now
insensible to the sting of shame.
Again and again and "again the peo
ple of Pennsylvania have publicly de
clared thai-the system presided over
by Boss Qucq\ which is uniform in its
rascality from top to bottom, shall
not be disturbed. That attitude dis
closes the decline of government >n
America not only in cities, but In
states and ultimately in the nation, to
a lower level than was ever reached
by" any other community on earth. Ap
parently the only hope of rescue lies
in the excesses of the evil doers them
selves. If tire grafter^ will only steal
millions, there may possibly be some
rescue, .for tin's people from their
Elderly"" parties who contemplate
matrimony might pause to contemplate
Tom Platt's .condition. Before he mar
ried he was boss of his party in his
state. Now he is tame enough to eat
out of Odell's hand and talks meekly
of the political burden he Is carrying.
WISCONSIN MAY BE WON.
In maturing its plans for next year's
campaign, the Democratic party should
keep a watchful eye upon the state of
Wisconsin. It Is one of the most
promising fields for party effort in the
United States. The ordinary politi
cian would smile incredulously if it
were suggested to him that Wiscon
sin should properly belong in the list
of doubtful states. The man who has
followed closely the political history
of the past ten years knows that this
is no exaggeration of the fact.
Wisconsin was carried by President
Cleveland in 1592 by an enormous ma
jority. It is a state in. which the sober,
industrious and thoughtful element of
foreign birth is vfry heavy. These
people are conservative, but their sym
pathies are entirely with the policies
advocated by the Democratic party ten
years ago. They are believers in per
sonal liberty, and resent the interfer
ence of the state with the individual.
They are solidly in favor of tariff re
form; and this sentiment, which grew
strong enough after the passage of
the McKinley bill in 1890 to transfer
the state to the Democratic column, is
more powerful than ever under the
more exasperating conditions existing
today. Given a leader and a policy
that they can support, the people of
Wisconsin are as ready to stand for
Democracy now as they ever were.
On the other hand, there is the op
portunity of a Republican party dis
united and impaired as it is not in any
other state of the Union. The fac
tional fight within that party has been
carried to the point where either would
rather see Democracy triumphant than
that the other should win. When*the
friends of La Follette and of Spooner
chance to meet on the most ordinary
occasion it needs a platoon of police
to keep them from rushing at each
other's throats. The governor is a
radical of the radicals, and has made
"rule or ruin" his policy. He neglects
no opportunity to alruse or humiliate
any man standing with the opposing
party. His enemies have been goaded
into equal intolerance, and are not
particular about the rules of the game
if they can find an opening through
which to injure the governor political
ly. There is not the slightest doubt
that this feud will be fought out at
the. polls at the next election, since it
has already gone far enough to commit
a great many Republicans to the posi
tive announcement that if their faction
does not prevail in "Republican coun
cils they - will vote the Democratic
ticket. - ..
The average Republican majority in
Wisconsin of late years has not been
so great that it can afford to suffer
such defection. The policy represent
ed by the Republican party in the na
tion today is as -distasteful to the
farmers and merchants of Wisconsin—
to everybody except the trust man
agers and protected interests—as it is
to those of Minnesota. The time is
ripe for revolt, ami that movement
ought to carry and will carry Wiscon
sin into the Democratic column if the
leaders of the party are wise in their
councils and plain-spoken and sincere
with the people. It is by just such
an appeal to the plain, honest, common
people of the country everywhere that
victory is to be won. Perhaps nowhere
else in the Union is there a more in
structive situation, a more inviting
possibility or a position so educative
to the thoughtful Democrat, anxious
for the future success of his party, as
that which lies open to the eye of the
political student In the Badger state.
Gen. Wood's luck is following him.
Just about the time they get a can all
fixed up for him in Washington, he
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1903.
puts $600 worth of Moros out of the
way and listens for the kind applause
of the public.
The New York Sun has opened its
columns to certain of its readers who
cannot refrain from putting their views
before the public and who are desirous
of setting the administration at Wash
ington right in the matter of what shall
be done to promote the interests of our
new proteges on the Isthmus of Pan
ama. "The water is the poison of the
isthmus —no one can hope to escape its
effects," writes one.
There are things about the isthmus
that are more pernicious than the fe
ver-laden waters. More menacing than
the miasma of the Chagres river is the
spirit that survives among the people
who have the instincts of Latin schem
ers and the stock-jobbing and govern
ment-robbing inspiration that was left
them by the men who were in l;he De
For twenty years the Panamans, na
tive and imported, have been looking
for an opportunity to profit by the
teaching of the French sharpers. They
have inhaled with their cigarette
smoke the inspiration to do something
with the ditch that is the one asset of
the country. They have schemed, con
nived and conspired with a view to
some time and somehow selling that
hole in the ground. They have no na-"
tional instincts, their ideas of liberty
are limited to a hopeful view of a re
turn of those good times when the
money of the French peasants was be
ing wasted by the nabobs of the canal
company. They are a bad lot. Lazy,
dirty, unhealthy mentally and phys
ically, they the without redeeming
features —and they have been taken
into partnership by the administration
of the United States! They knew how
to wait, though, and it came to them,
There is more of menace to the peo
ple of this country in the association
with the Panamans than in the threat
of fever in the swamp water they
mixed with bad rum while they were
plotting for backing in their design to
steal the De Lesseps ditch.
If the newspapers keep on kicking
about the action of the board of con
. trol in the Hamilton case Mr. Martin
may settle the matter by putting Ham-:
ilton in solitary confinement. -
THE CONVENANCES AT RED J3OG,
The postmistress at Red Dog, Tex.,
shot oft* the hat of the mayor of Red
Dog the other day, and the sheriff has
petitioned the postoffice department to
restrain the impetuosity of the lady in
the case. Here is a portion of a most
illumining epistle addressed by the
sheriff at Red Dog to the postal au
"We don't set up any claim that our
manners .are all they should be, but
we'd like to be reasoned with and
helped along. The postmistress here
is a worthy woman, all right, and there
ain't a thing against her character,
but she certainly is rude and hasty.
One day last week the mayor, being
somewhat flushed up and careless, re
fused to remove his hat and bow on
asking for the official mail, whereupon
his hat was shot off and plumb ruined,
and he left the postoffice so swiftly and
undignified that it told against the
standing of the town.
"There's another thing we don't
think is fair. This postmistress won't
let niggers and greasers come into the
office under any consideration. We
ain't over fond of greasers and niggers
ourselves, but it is sure discommoding
for the leading citizens to have to go
to the postoffice personally to get their
mail, just because this lady don't like
to see anything but a gentleman. We
don't like to appear fault-finding and
picayunish where a lady is concerned,
but this one I'm talking about is sure
arbitrary and abrupt, and we'd like to
have her toned down some."
We trust that the fourth assistant
postmaster general will not act too
precipitately in the matter. The case
is one that demands careful Investiga
tion. The postmistress may be right.
She may have come to an understand-
ing of her position in Red Dog. She is
a federal official, appointed because of
her fitness for the place. We may pre
sume that she ekes out her stipend as
postmistress by selling comestibles and
sweaters to the people of Red Dog.
When she inherited the office and the
store she probably fell heir to the Red
Dog junta and finds herself at some
pains to demonstrate her dislike of po
litical discussions when conducted on
the Texas plan and directed to the
management of the affairs of the na
tion by a Republican administration.
The mayor of Red Dog, as a repre
sentative citizen, probably holds views
that do not comport with the ideas
held by an administration appointee.
The postmistress is convinced that se
dition lurks about when the mayor and
his fellows discuss national politics and
eat dried apples out of the postoffice
barrel. That the mayor should have
holes shot in his hat was to be ex
pected and will probably be justified
and let us hope that it will not be nec
essary to show that the mayor was
guilty of anything more than a breach
of courtesy and that the postmistress
acted under the inspiration of her
times and section in shooting his hon
or's hat off. She might have lowered
the weapon a bit and reduced the Dem
ocratic majority in Texas by one vote.
The postmistress of Red Dog may be
but the pioneer in a movement that
will deliver the country postoffice from
the domination of the villager who
mends national policies when he ought
to be fixing his mule harness.
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Contemporary Comment ;
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One of Grover Cleveland's Lessons.
Why doifie mobs respect the mail
cars and the $nen ■in the ; service of . the
United States? ! • Because "'-they.*: know
they cannot I molest | United : \ States
property or * assail .: men in the
service of the United States with im
punity. r Thjy""stnow that something will
certainly li|B|eh to I them arid that no
flimsy excij^; will t avail if they at
tempt to' set up their law of the mob
against the law of the nation. Who
taught the Chicago mobs this lesson?
Grover * Cleveland—a. president v who
knew . his duty, who never sought a
pretext for failing to discharge : it, - and
who simply " discharged it, promptly
and unswervingly, utterly regardless of
all specious pleas, all opprobrious epi
thets and all '■ threats of political - de
struction.— Chicago Qhronicle. .
Last Act in the Farce.
This last act in the Panama comedy
is of a piece with all the rest. Indecent
haste characteried the negotiations of
the treaty as it did every other trans
action connected with the miserable
affair. Time was not even taken to
await proper credentials from Panama
for M. Bunau-Varilla, and unless he
had them in his pocket when he went
on his mission to the United States
(two weeks before the isthmian repub
lic was proclaimed) his only authority
to act is contained in a cable dispatch.
Of course, one should not expect the
solemnities usually attending the sig
nature of a treaty to be observed in a
The Missouri Democracy.
As the Missouri delegation to the
Democratic convention will not be in
structed beyond the compliment to
Cockrell, the vote of all the state may
be plumped for Cleveland when the
serious begins. Grover, Grover, can't
you sniff the Missouri clover, and see
the repentant Bryanites tumble over
each other to get back into the party
from which, they strayed? —St. Louis
Can't Hide the Facts.
A regardl for Gen. Leonard Wood's
feelings caused President Roosevelt, it
is said, to' request that the charges
against him be held behind closed
doors. Closed doors cannot hide the
fact that Wood's promotion is an un
deserved slight to hundreds of able and
It Was a Great Mistake.
Now perhaps Hon.* John D. Long
sees where he missed it in not letting
his assistant secretary of the navy
blow the Spanish navy up before the
war had bQern declared. The forehand
Rooseveltian method proves just too
easy in Panama.—Atlanta Constitu
Just in Time for Thanksgiving.
If Mr. Cleveland wants to know
what a Judas Iscariot he is he will
have to consult the Commoner's back
files. There will be nothing doing in
the Juiias line for the next few weeks.
' —Kansas City Journal.
With a New Lecture.
All Boris Sarahoff has .to do whence
runs out of laurel wreaths is to "be
killed by the Turks and gome back in a
week or so. —Baltimore American.
Where He Got the Pattern.
The Roosevelt political' machine
seems to be only an imitation of the
genuine machine, which bears the
Hanna trade mark. —Atlanta News.
Can Make Up for Lost Time.
; What a talking there will be when
the doctors take the gag off Kaiser
Wilhelm! —Chicago Journal.
Windsor—F.M. Laudon, Billings, Mont.;
M. M. Cook, Bismarck, N. D.; E. D.
Castner, Green Bay, Wls.; Charles C.
Hoyt and wife, Superior, Wis.; Henry
Grage. Fort Wayne, Iowa; Dr. A. J. Howe
and wife, Rush City; B. MacKenzie, Rush
City; J. E. Green, W. McKimon, H. Mc-
Kimon, Carlton, Minn.; F. E. Gayeskl,
Royalton, Minn.; J. Miller, Two Harbors,
Mich.; Wilson Eyer, Glendive, Mont.;
H. B. Bonney, Glendive, Mont.; Roy
Stanley, Casselton, N. D.; F. E. Putnam,
Blue Earth. Minn.; Claude Gaylordson,
Omaha; E. E. Peck, Red Wing.
Ryan—L. Gerlinger, Portland, Or.; H. J.
Rohling, Omaha; Joseh T. Shudencker,
Waheton, N. D.; E. T. Young, Appleton;
H. E. Gardene.r, Appleton; C. S. Weston,
Red Wing; C. A. Kennedy, Oshkosh, Wis.;
J. T. Carpenter, Hugo; J. A. Dv Bois,
Merchants*—Fred Marschen, Perley,
Minn.; John E. Haggart, Fargo;
N. D.; J. L. Hyland, Winnipeg; William
Murphy. Crookston, Minn.; F. McDon
ough, Eau Claire; D. Shaw, Fall River
Falls, Minn;; G. M. Allen and wife, Col
fax, Wis.; jD.; E. Peterson, Ladysmith,
Wis.; C, S. McCardy. Duluth; A. D. Tay
lor, Omaha; E: L. Ulrich, Dcs Moines; R.
H. McCoy, Grand Forks, N. D.; H.
Spalding, Brainerd; Mrs. J. L. Hender
son, Duluth; Otto Wiese, Lakefield; C.
H. Hills. Red Wing; M. O. Rockland, Lit
tle Falls, Minn.; Robert Henderson,
Barnesville, Minn.; R. Coster, Malta,
Mont.; A. J. Chrlstmann, Milwaukee; J.
H. Klein, Mountain Lake, Minn.; H. M.
Kinney, Wioona; N. W. Brown, Hibbing;
W. C. Meagher, Seattle, Wash.; C. E.
Patch, Nome, Alaska.
Minnesota—Fair Tuesday and Wednes
day; warmer Wednesday; light variable
Upper Michigan—Colder Tuesday, with
snow flurries in northern portion; dimin
ishing northwest winds.
Wisconsin —Fair and colder Tuesday;
fresh northwest winds; Wednesday fair
lowa—Fair Tuesday and Wednesday;
North Dakota —Fair and warmer Tues
day; Wednesday fair.
South Dakota—Fair Tuesday, with
warmer in eastern portion; Wednesday
Montana —Faic Tuesday and Wednes
St. Paul—Yesterday's observations,
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, 25; lowest temperature, 18; average
temperature, 2J; daily range, 7; barom
eter, 30.07; humidity, 72; precipitation.
.0; 7 p. m. temperature, 18; 7 p. m. wind,
northwest; weather, partly cloudy.
Alpena 30 36|Jacksonville ..60 68
Battleford ...16 16 Moorhead 2 6
Bismarck ..14 20|Los Angeles..62 76
Buffalo ...-:..86 42|Marquette 24 32
Boston ......40 44|Memphis 52 54
Calgary .....14 28jMedicine Hat.l 418
Chicago 32 36|Milwaukee ...30 34
Cincinnati ...42 54|Minnedosa ..—lO 4
Cleveland . .:..36 46 New Orleans..62 66
Denver 40 44 New York 48 48
Dcs Moines ..80 36jOklahoma 52 60
Detroit 34 38|Omaha 30 36
Duluth 16 26 Qu'Appelle ... 14 16
El Paso 64 76 'Frisco 60 64
Edmonton ...22 30 St. Louis 44 54
Galveston ...62 68 Salt Lake 48 56
Grand Rapids.32 37 San Antonio.. .62 70
Green Bay t .. 26 34 Ste. Mari e 18 32
Havre .....'..24 26 Washington ..44 50
Helena •-30 32 Winnipeg ...—8 4
Huron 14 24
•Washington* time (7 p. m. St Paul).
River Bulletin —
Danger Gauge Change in
Stations. Line. Reading. 24 Hours.
St. Paul -14 3.0 0.0
LaCrosse 10 4.2 —0.3
Davenport 15 4.5 ...
St. Louis 30 8.3
What the Editors Say
It is amusing to see the ring poli
ticians make their wants known in
regard to the gubernatorial chair, and
then, to watch Bob Dunn "saw wood"
and see him make friends in spite of
every attens pt the opposition clique
makes to cast aside his tremendous
popularity with the common people.
There isn't a scheme that has, so far,
been worked by the Van Sant com
bine but that it has driven heaps of
friends to Mr. Dunn. If he is not
nominated for governor by acclamation
next June, we'll miss our guess.—
Wanda Pioneer Press.
Bank Examiner Johnson has made a
ruling that claims against the county
must be filed ten days before the
county commissioners meet, that they
may be submitted to the county attor
ney for examination. To all of which
Editor Hamlin, of the Blue Earth Post,
softly suggests that a new ruling be
made upon state bank examinations —
"definitely stating whether they are
to be examined before or after the ab
sconding of the cashier whose pecula
tions extend back two or three years."
—New Ulm Review.
Don't you take too much stock in
the story that Ramsey county will not
be for our friend Donahower for the
Republican nomination for attorney
general. Aside from feeing popular in
the city of St. Paul Mr. Donahower has
a wide state acquaintance and the hun
dreds of attorneys throughout the state
who have had business with the attor
ney general's office all have a good
word to say for Mr. Douglas' efficient
and conscientious assistant. —Bemidji
In the cities of the North most of
the colored people are outside of the
churches. In the South their relig
ion, we fear is intermixed with much
frailty—a condition with which the
Lord will deal mercifully, considering
the bondage out of which they have
emerged and the iniquities which en
compass them. But the colored man is
naturally religious. He has the ei*o
tionai element strongly developed.—
N. W. Chronicle.
Gov. Van Sant's statement relative
to the merger in the 1904 gubernatorial
contest has called out an emphatic
expression from Dunn's friends, in ef
fect that the state is strong enough
to pick its own candidate and wise
enough to build its own platform and
that the candidate will be expected and
required to stand squarely on every
plank. That's correct, we don't like
bossism. —Waterville Advance.
Lumber magnates are beginning to
feel the strong arm of the law in their
stumpage on state lands. If they have
been taking that which is unlawful
they should be punished the same as
any every day citizen who transgresses
the law. —Renville Star Farmer.
The late elections have made appar
ent the fact that the Democratic party
must be Democratic. The states which
usually contribute their votes to Dem
ocratic candidates are clamoring for a
return to Jeffersonian principles. —St.
Judge L. W. Collins announces him
self as a candidate for governor. Oh,
chestnuts. —Anoka Union.
Among the Merrymakers
Her Gracious Compliment.
They were sitting at the ice cream ta
ble. Suddenly she closed her eyes.
"Why do you close your eyes when
you sit near me?" he asked in a mystified
"Because," she whispered; "because it
always hurts my eyes to gaze at any
With a soft smile he turned and
whistled for the waiter to bring in two
more saucers. —Chicago News.
Mrs. Newly wed—No, I can't say that I
think much of my new sewing machine.
It is disappointing.
Mrs. Oldgirl—Why, it is a very good
make. What seems to be the trouble?
Mrs. Newlywed—l don't know exactly,
but when I tried to sew some buttons on
Mr. Newlywed's shirts yesterday it broke
every last one of them.—Cincinnati
Among the Parvenus.
Mrs. Suddenrich —I never heard no such
way of talkin' as you've got into at
Daughter—l've learned to speak as the
Mrs. Suddenrich —Well, jus' drop it.
Them poverty-stricken hirelings don't
move in our set. —New York Weekly.
With Much Ado.
A Kansan who dreaded tornadoes
Migrated in haste to Barbadoes.
And when he got there
He roughed up his hair
And indulged in windy bravadoes.
The Masters of Harmony.
Gounod was composing "Faust."
. "I know it will be a success," he con
fided; "I put in a Jewel Song to give
the prima donna something to lose."
Living before the development of the
press agent, he showed a rare perception
of stage needs. —New York Sun.
Worth the Trouble.
"Don't you find it tiresome," said
Marc Antony, "to devote so much time to
literature in addition to your various
"Yes." replied Caesar; "but it paya.
There is nothing like being your own mili
tary critic." —Washington Star.
"That fellow Packer is the most greedy
bore I ever met in my life." "Well, what
could you expect of a man in the pork
packing business? He cures hogs, and
you know the old saying: 'Similia simili
bus curantur.' " —Philadelphia Press.
"I suppose," said the rural postmis
tress' friend, "you get lots of enjoy
ment out of reading the postal cards?"
"Oh!" replied the postmistress, "not
near so much as I get out of the letters
I steam."—Catholic Standard and Times.
Teacher —What is this word?
Tommy—l don't know, ma'am.
Teacher —What does a gentleman re
move when he enters a house?
Tommy—Well, if ma is awake, pa re
moves his shoes. —Chicago News.
"Do you know," remarked the mother
of the new baby, thoughtfully, M I be
lieve he has his father's hair."
"I wouldn't be surprised." replied the
candid friend; "his father certainly hasn't
got it now:" —Cincinnati Times-Star.
He Stayed After School.
Sunday School Teacher —We should nev
er do in private what we would not do in
L'Enfant Terrible —How 'bout faking a
bath ?—Princeton Tiger.
The Satesman's Definition.
"Father," said the little boy, "what is
reciprocity?" "Reciprocity, my son, is an
arrangement by which you undertake to
give up something that you don't value
very highly in exchange for something
that you do." —Washington Star.
Ready to Be Robbed.
Plumber —I hope you don't think my
bill is extortionate, sir?
Manufacturer —Oh. not at all. I've just
had an interview with a walking delegate.
At St Paul Theaters
A unique combination of senile de
bility and acrobatic agility is presented
by Will Philbrick, who plays Ebenezer
Lester in "The Beauty Doctor," at the
Grand. Ebenezer totters across the
stage and smiles between his white
side whiskers at the recollection of his
youthful stunts, and the anticipation^
of his future achievements, for fully*
two hours, when suddenly he executes
an eccentric dance, and later performs
some acrobatic stunts in the way of
chasing a property turkey he is striv
ing; to carve, that are really comical.
Philbrick would shine in a Christmas
pantomime. He can also sing, a comic
ditty as he demonstrates in*the song,
"Where Was Moses When the Light
The second act of "The Beauty Doc
tor" is far superior to the first. Its
prettiest music is reminiscent. There
is no denying that. But it is to the
credit of the composer that he has
remembered the prettiest music. The
calisthenic female chorus, illustrating
a class in physical culture, swinging
Indian clubs with skillful abandon, is
a distinct hit. The gowns worn by the
chorus at the opening of the act are
rich and becoming. Their absence,
later on, is tolerated. Kaleidoscopic
electric lights keep the eye busy while
the chorus^ is on the stage—rand it is
seldom absent. —F. G. H.
Since her last appearance before a
St. Paul audience, Mrs. Jessica De
Wolf hasi made a marked advance in
vocal arf! Her recital last night at
the Park Congregational church dem
onstrated afresh the truth of the say
ing that he who would succeed must
realize that the goal is only to be
reached tomorrow. Not only has the
singer's voice developed during the in
terval that she has been away, but she
has gained in that repose which marks
the artist. The simplicity of her man
ner is an excellent foil for the beauty
of her yoice. Individuality colors, but
personality is not permitted to disturb
the message of the song, the com
poser's motif, which she interprets for
The audience that heard Mrs. De
Wolf sing last night was a large one
and an appreciative one. The pro
gramme that was presented revealed
the versatility of the singer's art. It
began with an air from Mendelssohn's
"St. Paul," "Jerusalem! Thou that
killest the prophets," which revealed
the exquisite purity of tone that is a
characteristic of Mrs. De Wolf's voice,
and concluded with the aria from
Meyerbeer's "Robert, the Devil," the
most dramatic number on the pro
gramme, but one which by no means
taxed the singer's resources.
This first part included, too, Brahms'
dainty and rather sad 'Betschuft, an
aria from Mozart's "Figaro," and an
other song of Brahms, "Meine Liebe
Ist Grun." For an encore Mrs. De
Wolf sang. "I Dreamt That I Dwelt in
Marble Halls," from Balfe's "Bohemian
Girl." From this worn out but lovely
melody the singer gleaned new beau
ties, accomplishing the somewhat diffi
cult vocal feat of infusing tenderness
into pianissimo passages.
The second part of the programme
was made up entirely of German lieder
that included Schumann's eerie, Wal
des gesprach; Bungert's "Ich Hab 'em
Kleines Lied Ardacht;" Hofmann's
Longing; two of Strauss' songs, the
Serenade and "Seitdem Dein Aug 'in
Meines Schaute," and Spinnerliedchen
and Tanzlied, German. As the first
group of songs ran the gamut of emo
tions, so this second group ran the
gamut of moods. The songs revealed
the singer's gift of expression. Each,
grave or gay or impassioned, was in
terpreted in a fashion which showed
that keen intelligence which is the cor
ner stone of every art
The programme concluded with a
group of English songs that included
Cowen's "Birthday Song;" "Autumn
Sadness," Nevin; Chibiabos" song from
"Hiawatha;" "Kathleen Mavourneen,"
Crouch, and "Springtide." Becker.
The audience was most enthusiastic,
and Mrs. De Wolf received many beau
tiful flowers. Miss Edith McMillan
was Mrs. De Wolf's accompanist.
Miss Blanche Walsh, in "Resurrec
tion," played to a full house at the
Metropolitan last evening. There will
be the usual matinee tomorrow. Owing
to the length of the performance, the
curtain will rise at 8 p. m. and at 2
p. m. Wednesday afternoon.
"Florodora" will be at the Metropoli
tan the latter half of this week, com
mencing with a special matinee
Miss Clara Bloodgood, in "The Girl
With the Green Eyes," will be the bill
at the Metropolitan for three nights
and a matinee, beginning next Monday
"McFadden's Row of Flats" will be
next week's attraction at the Grand.
The burlesque features of the bill
that is being- given at the Star this
week by the Parisian Widows company
are much the best shown at the vaude
ville house this year. The company Is
strong, too, in specialty people, and
the whole performance is up to the
best standard of the house.
MR. HAUPT WILL
District Attorney Visits Washington in
Commonwealth Lumber Company Case.
Globe Special Washington Service,
1417 G Street.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Nov. 23.—Unit
ed States District Attorney Haupt is here
from Minnesota to take depositions need
ad in the trial of the Commonwealth dead
and down lumber case. The depositions
are those of Secretary Hitchcock and In
dian Commissioner Jones relative to com
promises with contractors made by Capt.
Mercer. The district attorney will also
consult with the department of justice
as to the next step to be taken in the
Lee West case, decided against the gov
ernment in the lower court. —W. E. C.
Illinois Bank Closes Doors.
CHICAGO. Nov. 23.—Notices were
posted on the doors of the First National
Bank of Dundee, 111., tonight, notifying
depositors that the institution would not
open for business tomorrow. The suspen
sion was decided upon at a meeting of the
directors today, when it is said discrep
ancies were found in the accounts. The
exact difficulty is not known, as none of
the officials would talk for publication to
night. The comptroller of the currency
has been notified of the state
of affairs and the bank examiner
will take charge of the affairs tomorrow.
No rumors of insolvency have been heard,
so it is believed the institution wfil be
opened for business as soon as its affairs
are straightened out. The bank is capi
talized for $50,000 and carries deposits
Indian Official Suspended.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 20.—The
secretary of the interior has suspended
from office D. F. Campbell, clerk of the
townsite commission of the Creek Na
tion in Indian Territory, pending the out
come of an indictment against him in
connection with alleged land frauds in the
Duel Is Fatal to Both.
EDMONTON. Ky., Nov. 23.— R. E. Mc-
Candless and George E. Price fought a
duel here today, both using pistols at
close range. Price died instantly and
McCandless was mortally wounded. T*">
cause of the tragedy is nut known.
Republican Membership Is Fi-
nally Agreed Upon.
Globe Special Washington Service,
1417 G Street.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Nov. 23.—1n the
official announcement made today it ap
pears that the committee on assignments
of Northwestern senators were just about
as forecasted in The Globe. Senator
Nelson retains the chairmanship of the
committee on improvement of the Mis
sissippi river and otherwise has the same
committees as before. Senator Clapp gets
nothing: new in the distribution. Senator
McCumber becomes chairman of the com
mittee on pensions, while Senator Gamble
was fortunate enough to draw a place as
chairman of the committee on transporta
tion routes to the seaboard, which gives
him the use of a fine new committee room
in the capitol. Senator Kittredge gets
the chairmanship of the committee on
patents. _\v. E. C.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 23.—The
Republican membership on senate com
mittees was agreed upon in the Repub
lican caucus today. It iiu-ludes:
Agriculture and forestry, Proctor,
chairman; Hansbrough, Warren, Foster
(Wash.). Dolliver, Quarles. Quay; ap
propriations, Allison, chairman: Hale
Cullom. Perkins. Warren, Wetmore
Quay. Gallinger; Canadian relations, Ful
ton, chairman: Dryden. Hoar. Hale, Fair
banks; census, Quarlos, chairman; Me
("umber; claims. Clapp; coast and Insular
survey, Ankeny, Foster (Wash.); Com
merce, Frye, chairman; Elkins Nelson,
Gallinger, Penrose. Hanna. Depew, Per
kins, Foster (Wash.), Quarles, Alger;
District of Columbia. Hansbrough, K<>s
ter (Wash.). Gamble; education and labor,
Dolliver. Clapp; engrossed bills. Clapp;
examine the several branches of the civil
service, Clapp, chairman; finance. Ald
rich, chairman; Allison, Platt (Conn.).
Burrows, Platt (N. V.). Hansbrough,
Spooner, Penrose; foreign relations, Cul
lom, chairman; Frye. Lodge, Clark
(Wyo,), Foraker, Spooner. Fairbanks,
K>an; forest reservations and the protec
tion of game. Burton, chairman; Depew,
Perkins. Kearns, Kittredge, Burnham.
Ankeny; geological survey. Foster
(Wash.), chairman; Indian affairs, Stew
art, chairman; Platt (Conn.). McCumber,
Bard. Quay. Clapp, Gamble, Clark
(Wyo.). Long; interoceanic canals. Han
na, chairman; Platt iX. jr.), Mitchell,
Millard, Kittredge. Dryden, Hopkins; in
terstate commerce, Elklns, chairman; ful
lom, Aldrich, Kean, Dolliver Foraker,
Clapp. Millard; irrigation. Hard, chairman;
Warren, Stewart. Kearns. Dietrich, Hans
brough, Ankeny, Fulton; judiciary, Hoar,
chairman; Clark (Wyo.), Nelson;' library.
Hansbrough; Mississippi river and its
tributaries. Nelson, chairman; Dolliver,
Millard. Hopkins; Pacific railroads. Kitt
redge; patents, Kittredge, chairman; Mc-
Cumber, Clapp; pensions. Met ■umber,
chairman. Foster (Wash.); private land
claims. Gamble; public buildings and
grounds, McCumber: public lands. Hans
brough, chairman; Nelson, Clark (Wyo.),
Bard, Kearns. Gamble. Burton. Dietrich,
Fulton; railroads, Clark (Wyo.), chair
man; Nelson; territories. Nelson; trans
portation *rou tea to the seaboard, Gamble,
chairman; transportation and sale of meat
products. McCumber; flye civilized tribes
of Indians. Kittredge; industrial exposi
tions, Hansbrough, Clapp; ventilation and
CUBA AND PANAMA
They Decide to Vote on the Cuban Bill
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 23.—
Panama and Cuba engaged the atten
tion of the senate today, to the exclu
sion of all other questions. Mr. Hale
moved to reconsider the vote by which
the Newlands joint resolution for the
annexation of Cuba was referred to a
committee, and several sneechos were
made on the motion without disposing
of it. Messrs. Hale, Lodge and Platt
(Conn.) disavowed any desire on the
part of the United States to acquire
Cuba, and expressed regret that the
resolution had been introduced. Mr.
Newlands defended the measure as
presenting a natural solution of the
problem of the relationship between
the two countries.
The Panama question came up in
connection with the announcement of
reorganization of senate committees,
Mr. Morgan (Dem., Ala.) being relieved
from the chairmanship of the commit
tee on interoceanic canals. Mr. Mor
gan took the floor and discussed the
entire canal question, with liberal crit
icisms of the president for his course.
He had not concluded when the sen
ate adjourned and will proceed tomor
The senate unanimously agreed to
vote on the Cuban bill Dec. 16 next.
FEDERAL COURT DECIDES
Motion to Vacate Attachment Against
Bail Is Overruled.
NEW YORK, Nov. 23.—Judge La
combe, in the United States circuit
court today, handed down an opinion
overruling the motion made by Charles
F. W. Neely, convicted in Cuba of ap
propriating $45,375 postal funds while
acting director of finances of the post
office in Cuba, to vacate the attach
ment filed by the United .States against
$20,000 cash bail deposited by Neely
with the registrar of the Tinted States
circuit court in this district. Xoely's
counsel had moved the dismissal of the
attachment and civil proceedings on
the ground that the act of amnesty
passed by the Cuban congress in May,
10*2, whereby all Americans convicted
of crime in Cuba during the occupan
cy of the island were pardoned, re
moved with it all penalties and disa
bilities, and that the money should
therefore be returned to him.
LET THE INDIAN
WORK OR STARVE
This Alternative Is Recommended by
WASHINGTON. D. <' Nov. 23.—
The annual report of Commissioner of
Indian Affairs Jones advocates the ed
ucation of the Indian in the rudiments
of the English language, and that he
be taught that he must work or starve.
The commissioner thinks this policy in
a generation or more will regenerate
the race and that the Indian should be
protected only to the extent that he
may gain confidence in himself, leaving
nature and civilized conditions to do
Teeth In Wrong Place.
NIAGARA FALLS. N. V.. Nov. 23.—
Frederick C. Smith has had two false
teeth removed from his stomach. Smith
swallowed a plate with the ti-^th on it
Friday night during a fit of coughing.
Two operations were performed, the ■-••■<■
ond being successful. The X-ray was
used to locate the teeth. Tbe stomach
was then cut open and the foreign mat
ter removed. Mr. Smith is doing wHI.
New Theater for Chicago.
DETROIT. Mich.. Nov. 23.—Bert C.
Whitney, lessee of the Detroit oam
house in this city, today announced that
he and his brother, Fivd ('. Whitney,
well known as theatrical managers, have
closed a d*»al for a new theater to he
built in Chicago at a coat of $1,5U0,0Q0.