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B. l-efftngwell & Sons in Charge.l _ *i ft Pays to JBdwrtise tun €be Bmfy (Bilobe - in the number of inches of advertising carried in the Daily and Sun day Globe from Jan. 7 to Oct. 1, 1903, was y U ■ increasing Business With the Globe increases Business for Business Men. TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 1903. A THORN IN THE FLESH. Senator Hoar prevents the Repub lican party from rushing violently ! down a steep place into the sea with ' out remonstrance. There is no better measure of the distance the party has gone from its original position or its departure from the old standards of the republic than the contrast between the . position, of Senator Hoar today and that of his Republican associates. Ten years ago every word that he now ut , ters would have been received with unanimous acclamations on the Re- I publican side. Now the abuse show ered upon him is scarcely less ample or vindictive than that which is given j to Democracy. His latest cause of offense is the in troduction of a resolution calling for the correspondence and all other infor iinatioh available concerning the Pan ama incident. Republican organs fair ly froth at the mouth over his temerity *in daringr to a%k the administration to i open that particular chamber of hor rors. They say that Senator Hoar has never been a true Republican since he .began to declare that the people of the Philippines were entitled to as good itreatment as the people of Cuba; that r!e is tolerated only because of his H«f and former services; but that in this case he will get a rebuke instead «>f acquiescence with the policy ex pressed in his resolution. But Why. from any point of view, unless it be .that the administration hits done something it is ashamed to ;have brought to the light, should any body object to the resolution? Let us assume, for the moment, that the pr^sident and his councillors believe :tluir acts to have been just and neees *ai-y. They cannot deny that they were SbFso unusual; and. that t.hey are of isufficient importance to be of interest jto the whole country to be explained to- the people in detail. A revolution lias taken place, a new republic been created, recognition granted by " the' ,'Vnited State? and an important-treaty • Concluded between the two countries. Is it an impertinence that, when nIL these things have happened within the course of a month, congress should v ish to be informed about them? We, of course, view the circum- Btanfcea differently. We think that this .■whole performance has been an out rage on propriety and a disgrace to thfrhcountry. If this opinion is correct, .the iesire of the administration an# t^e party in sympathy with it to give on!- no information that can be con cealed is .intelligible. But the posi tion t»f the Republican' who, while--as t-*rti«g that the Panama incident has beea. highlly honorable to this -govern-' meat at the Same time abuses like a I-k;k pocket- anybody who wishes to see the correspondence or examine into ,the- & tailed "rf a o-tfs, is inexplicable. If -the /administration' and the Re .*ninjiean party have nothing, to be ftslWied-of, why do they fear that the 6 ocumeil Is/.. m;iy see ' the light ? Why are. they calling down .anathemas op the venerable head of the senator from Massachusetts who, no matter what his y>ogitipn, has merely made a request ♦ndnently proper and even necessary ft vindication of the Republican ; Th* truth of it is that the hon 0M K^orn of hypocrisy and false greed that are ingrained In the character of Senator Hoar have made him a thorn in the flesh to those who nave departed so far from tho ways of Republicanism as it was when it became a part of his cre#d.- Un happy man, to have seen thfe »art,y of his love so given over to the worst forces in our national life! Unhappy party, to which the very presence, as an ally, of a true man and old-fash ioned Republican is a dairy annoyance and an unbearable reproach! "Spare the rod," says the Chicago educator, "and spoil the child," to which it might be returned that it has been said before and that it would be more to the point if the gun and lead pipe were spared and the man given a chance. . , PEANUT POLITICS. It is apparent from the stories pub lished in the daily f»res» of all parties that a deal is going on.whereby cer tain places of great dignity are being traded on with a view to perpetuating the political power of the present ex ecutive of Minnesota. With a place on the supreme bench at his disposal, the attorney generalship to dicker on, and the chairmanship of the board of control to throw in as booty to some good man who can con trol a county, Gov. Van Sant has a pretty good amount of produce to mar ket. That he is making the best mar ket he can is demonstrated by the fact that even the organs of his own party discuss quite dispassionately the deal that* is going on. It appears that there is nothing in all this trafficking to make the gorge of the Republican party rise. So filled up with the pride and pelf of place have the leaders of that party in this state become that they no longer attempt to carry on in secret those negotiations which have to do with the disposal of high places that are supposed to be bestowed on individuals by the will of the people. We are told —and the fact is not con troverted —that Justice Collins of the supreme court is ready to resign his place on the supreme bench so soon as a deal can be adjusted which will re sult "In assuring him and Gov. Van Sant that his place will be filled by a man who can deliver certain political goods in return for the elevation. The attorney general might have the place If he would contract to deliver to the Collins-Van Sant combine his own county and such strength as he may have. It is a pjtiable spectacle; Teh governor is a politician pure and simple. He could not be expected to do anything other than to make the best market possible for the goods he is possessed of. But it might be expected that the respectable element In the Republican party would do something to check this trafficking in the judicial offices. It is time that the money changers were driven out of the temple of the state. Carroll D. Wright's proposition to make* The "profit-sharing plan general wrofks*"out 'great on paper. Now let Carroll try it out ai*tl: show us. v ■ :..'■ ~L_ W. THE r PASS!NG OF THE MILKMAID. The mothers of the future when re citing for the entertainment of their offspring that beloved nursery jingle, "The House That Jack Built," will be forced to pause and explain when, they come to the couplet which speaks of the maiden all forlorn who milked the cow with the crumpled horn. The cows of the future, whether they have crumpled horns or ordinary horns, will not be milked by maidens forlorn or other wise. They will be milked by machin ery. And, of course, the little boys and the little girls of the future, knowing nothing of milkmaids,, will not under stand that particular couplet. It is an lowa njian whcLclalms that he has invented a rn^rhme that will throw milkmaids out <#. lemptajrnrant. ?. It will, he declares, revolutionize the dairy methods. „ But it will accojupliah some thing more , than that*,.j£lt£j£Ul banish from the nursery one of its most charming heroines. Therefore it will* be impossible not .to riTeg*et'|Kj» passihy-of the milkmaid. For. whatever her fault! in real life, she was always perfectly satisfactory as a nursery heroine. At tractive, as they undoubtedly were, the -forgetful > Miss Bo Peep and the indo lent Miss Muffet were never her rivals. For the milkmaid first opened the eyes of the oceupanis of nursery to : the possibilities that lay in world of romance.. More fascinating than any 1 of the other nursery herotne«u»-as this damsel whose face was her fortune for the mystery »f a gad history; enveloped her. It was impSßSjWe^to^parate her from the mercenary-yoiirifc' man who dropped her three-legs* stool in dis -2 gust when he learned Jtfeati,her only! wealth was her beauty. :^ It wAsJinpos | sible^not to be forever fancying, did she ■ [care?'* "' ■ *---r-^ _>*^t M -_ - „:<«, Undoubtedly the It>wa man means well and it is probable that hia inven tion will really be a benefit to the hu man race. But it is difficult to refrain from hoping that the cows themselves will object and that they will toss Uwi »gly little machines rlgftt over their horns just as. one of, their ancestors tossed the dog that-worried the cat. Should they do this it would settle for ever the whole matter of milking Uy THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1903. machinery. The milkmaids would be reinstated and the nursery would not lose its favorite heroine. The easy facility with which the Rev. Minot J. Savage disposes of the garden of Eden as a myth argues a confirmed belief in the savage ancestor. PRETTY GOOD SORT OF WEATHER That he who complains of the sharp weather is a simple grouch lacking in business and civic spirit. The cold snap of the last few days is just what the Northwest needed. We were stag nating for a touch of high life in the weather. We have been crawling along with about as much spirit as is exhib ited in those climes where the mercury is at a standstill in the tube and the blood of man is not red. The vitality that made the develop ment of the Northwest possible in the brief span of half a generation came from the exhilarating stimulus of at climate that carried some high lights. The pioneer who was compelled to cope with nature in her more rigorous moods was impelled to get out and make a. living for himself in the face of un toward conditions. He went to work in the good old and very fleeting sum mertime with the knowledge that if he didn't get what was coming to him while the sun shone he would be very likely to starve to death during the winter that was even more certain in its duration than the brilliant summer solstice. And this energy, born of ne cessity, became second nature to him. He presently found that it was quite possible to lay up enough in the sum mer to last him for several winters and the increment went into substantial im provements. Of late years the climate of the Northwest has not been so dependable as it was formerly. People came to that pass when they could discuss without alarm the possibility of a green Christmas. And that is bad. It is bad for trade and there is a menace to the liver in the green Christmas. The cold snap and the sustained sea sonable weather of the last few weeks is doing us all good physically and it has just infused fresh life blood into the arteries of business. It is not necessary to go to a fortune teller to find out that the time is aus picious to buy, sell and make presents. You can feel it in the air. Just rise to the possibilities offered by this sort of weatherly stimulus and let yourself expand. There is nothing wrong with this climate. It is more glorious in its inspirations than ever was the glori ous climate of California with its sun shine and hot air. A Chicago preacher says John D. Rockefeller is a robber and highway man. And John D.. sits speechless, dumb, silent, and fsn't saying a word. A WISE ECONOMY. The announcement that many heads of high-salaried officials in the United States Steel company are soon to fall is another indication of a return by the responsible managers of that concern to a policy of sound business sense. For the salaries that have been paid, though doubtless grossly exaggerated by common report, have still been out of all proportion to services rendered and to the earning ability of the men who received them. Consider for one moment the career of Charles M. Schwab, and compare what he did with the salary paid to him, even though that be only a frac tion of the sum at which gossip fixed it. No man is or can be worth any such money to any concern, and such salaries are not paid under conserva tive business management. But the big salaries at the top are not the worst of it. It is understood that there is an immense number of supernu meraries, friends or relatives or de pendents of those largely interested in the company, who have been drawing salaries of $10,000 a year and Upward and have now received notice that their services will no longer be needed. This is a weakness of all the trusts. They are so enormous that barnacles are sure to fasten on some part of their huge bulk, to be removed only by the most heroic measures. It would be work enough for one high-salaried man merely to investigate the duties and- lop off the heads of the other high-salaried men who get in under cover of friendship or influence. The intoxication of the speculative era made managements overwhelmed with business and able to dispose of unlim ited securities careless how the salary roll stood. With the charfhge in business conditions, economy will go down it with a big, sharp knife. A lot of salaries are going to be cut down sadly or disappear altogether within the next few years. The recipi ents will be none the worse for having to go to work and to demonstrate what they are really worth. Industry will be relieved of a burden and we shall get back nearer to a sound business basis. And United States Steel is not the only corporation where many hearts will ache. Christmas has its commendable fea tures. For instance, it brings an ad journment of congress. Korea stands in the light of a Pan ama to the Yankees of the Orient. Contemporary Comment The House Committee*. A careful £x"afnination t»f the house committees shows that both Speaker Cannon and Mr. Williams, the minority leader, have flone tfeelr work well. Each has placed the meh of his side wliere they wil serve to advantage. The three rrost important committees, considered from ,a- national' viewpoint—ways and means, approbations and foreign af fairs—are parfSefilarly satisfactory. At the head of each is a man who has served a long apprenticeship to his trade, is in touch with his party on the leading issues and will probably make the fact manifest in his office. The decks nofv are cleared for action, and until next June, say, this should be a very lively and interesting town. — Washington StW. Decline of the German Army. Though very possibly the German | army has not yet lost its military per fection, it can hardly be doubted that a great change has come over it. It does not fit into the national life as it used to. In the first placg, its preten sions are challenged by civilian's —fear- fully and anxiously, of course, but still they are challenged. Next, the officers have become much more of a caste than formerly, and at the same time are not content with the old simple German life. The desire to dress well, to live well, and to lead a life of luxury and pleasure has been immensely de veloped, and every now and again the law courts give us glimpses into very sordid aspects of military life. —Lon- don Spectator. A Dominican Protectorate. What shall be the answer now if San Domingo leaders and people ask for the protection of the United States? This may be given on the same con ditions as freedom and stable govern ment were given to Cuba. It may be as much a matter of plain duty to give protection and encouragement in San Domingo as it was in Cuba. Cer tainly the question is not to be put aside as it was thirty years ago.—Chi cago Inter Ocean. An Explanation. The case of the Denver man who developed a second personality, during the sway of which he wrote a book that he pronounced idiotic after he re sumed his original identity, possibly explains the existence of the hitherto unaccountable number of other idiotic books. The sad thing is, however, that but few authors ever do "come to themselves."^-Jndianapolis Journal. Defeat of the Senate. Speaker Cannon has led the house to a decisive victory over the arbitrary senate respecting the adjournment of the extra session. The house has there by asserted its power, and. under the present speaker, it is likely to remain a force to be regarded with greater respect by the senate. —Philadelphia Ledger. Nothing Can Tame His Ambition. Gen. Leonard Wtood has already been "jumped" over the heads of 404 offi cers of the army. President Roosevelt is evidently anxious to have the num ber wronged "break past 500" and es tablish a new record. —New York World. Couldn't Satisfy Them Anyway. Mr Cleveland's enemies are an amus ing bunch. They demanded that he write a letter denying that he was a candidate and when he wrote it they said he didn't mean it. —Memphis Com mercial-Appeal. Never Even Gets a Sear. This isn't the first time Marse Wat terson has been "betwixt hell and the iron works," and he always contrives to burrow out, rhetorically, at least. — Atlanta Constitution. Absolutely No Danger. . A press censorship has been estab lished in Colorado. This would seem unnecessary with Senator Patterson and Mary Mac Lane both fn the East.— Washington Post. Might Offer It to Dowie. Mrs. Eddy refused as a gift a church worth JLOOQ.OOp. Saw the string too plainly to pin her faish to it. Besides, she doesn't need the church.—New York Herald. Willing to Keep His Hera. The Biblical reminders about laying up treasures in heaven do not seem to appeal with proper force to Mr. Dowie. —Washington Star. Harder Than Ann's Age. If the conference between Hanna and the president was perfectly satisfac tory, which one got what he wanted?— Detroit Tribune. Insist Upon Separate States. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 14.— Gov. Otero, of New/Mexico; Solomon Luna, member of the Republican national com mittee from l*ew, 'Mexico, and " Delegate Wilson, of Arfzona. saw'the president for a short time today. While the people of both Arizona and New Mexico are urging their claims to statehood, it was stated they do not approve tjie- proposition to make a single state of the two territories Delegate Wilson said today he would fight that idea as long as he could stand TODAYS WEATHER Minnesota—Fair. warmer Tuesday; Wednesday probably enow; fresh south winds. Upper Michigan — Fair Tuesday Wednesday; partly cloudy and warmer fresh west to southwest winds. Montana—Cloudy and wanner Tuesday snow in north and west portion's- Wednesday fair, except rain or snow in northwest portion. North and. South Dakota—lncreasing cloudyiness and not so cold Tuesday snow at night or Wednesday. lowa—Fair, warmer "Tuesday; Wednes day, increasing cloudiness, probably rain or snow; warmer in east portion Wisconsin—Fair Tuesday; warmer in west portion; Wednesday increasing cloudiness and warmer, probably snow in wejt portion; fresh, west to south winds. St. ' Paul—Yesterday's observations, taken by the Onited States weather bu reau, Bt. 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, 4; lowest temperature. —7; average temperature, 2;. daily range. 11; barom eter, ; humidity. 80; precipitation .0; 7 p. m. temperature, 1; 7 p. m. wind west; weather, dear. Yesterday's temperatures: •SpmHigh: •Spmlligh Alpena i 10 Jacksonville So 56 Battleford ... -2 -2;Kansas City... 20 22 Bismarck .... -2 6;Marquette . 4 g Buffalo 12 16: Milwaukee .... 0 2 Boston 22 26IMontgomery . $'' 56 Calgary 6 12|Montreal 0 10 Cheyenne 26 40jNashville 28 32 Chicago 4 4 New Orleans.. 52 56 Cincinnati ... 22 24! New York ... 22 24 Cleveland 14 16! Norfolk 36 46 Davenport .... 8 lOlNorth 20 28 Dcs Moines .. 1* 18jOmaha 18 22 Detroit 12 14iPhiladelphia . 28 32 Duluth -4 4iPittsbure 16 20 Edmonton ... 10 12!Qu'AppeTIe .... -6 6 Escanaba .... 0 6,' Frisco 52 54 Galveston ....54 54|St. Louis 18 20 Green 8ay.... -2 A\ Salt Lake 34 40 Green Bay... 12 4!Ste. Marie ... 4 6 Helena 24 26! Washington ..30 36 Huron -2 SiWinnipeg -6 2 •Washington time (7 p. m., St. Paul). -Below zero. What the Editors Say Thus far all of the grafters of the poatoffice department have proved to have been politicians or the sons of politicians. Just as long as political pull is the main requirement of an ap plicant for a federal position, just so long will the grafter flourish. Take the civil service entirely out of politics and you can make it reasonably pure. Con tinue it in the same grove in which it runs today and we shall continue to have these scandals that so depress and annoy men with decent instincts. — Le Sueur Sentinel. An exchange enthuses over encour aging the boy to stay on the farm. This is proper if the boy wants to be a farmer, but if not, don't tie him down to it. Better study the boy's dis position, likes and abilities, and en courage him to follow the vocation in life for which he is qualified by nature. More men fail because they have noi the requisite enthusiasm than because they lack brains. Enthusiasm only comes from love of work. —Crookston Times. The swearing off season is near at hand and it hs said the large breweries and distilleries have curtailed their force of workingmen. Our experience is that people who swear off the first of the year do so only for a day or two and after that drink more than enough to make up for the day lost, so the manufacturer of fire water will have to give us some better excuse for the fall ing off in their trade.—Dawson Senti nel. From the tenor of the editorials that are appearing in the Bemidji Sentinel, Wadena Tribune and Cass Lake Voices, it is evident that somebody or some persons have knives up their sleeve foi Congressman Buckman, of the Sixth district, and it would not be outside tht realm of prophecy if Speaker Babcock, of Wadena, would bob up as an ap ponent to the Little Falls statesman. — Bemidji News. It is almost time for the administra tion forces to announce another can didate for governor. The candidacy ot Judge Collins has fallen almost flat for some reason or other. The judge is a good man and would no doubt make a good governor, but his candidacy does not elicit the enthusiasm it was ex pected to. —Slayton Gazette. What he (Rosevelt) says on the mer chant marine, with veiled reference to the ship subsidy question, had bettei be left unsaid. It is the nature of a compromise bone to Hanna, who is at present the 'Old Man of the Sea" on the Republican party.—St. Paul Her ald. Benevolent people who like to hear of other people's good luck will rejoice that American steel is being offered in Lanarkshire, Scotland, ai prices 55 a ton under home rates —all under oui blessed tariff for the protection of mo nopolies only.—St. Cloud Times. The Wadena Tribune thinks that the Van Sant crowd will never have thfc courage to tackle the Rockefeller mer ger of railroads in the iron region. They seem to lack the inclination quite as much as they do the courage.—Farl bault Journal. Unless the Republican congress does something toward* tariff revision, the party will present a pretty mess before the people next year.—Anoka Union. Will Van Sant please relieve us all of the suspense and tell us whom he i& going to nominate as his successor. — St. Peter Herald. Among the Merrymakers A Cynical Criticism. "What do you think of Hamlet's advice to the players?" "It's fine, for poetry," answered Mr. Stormington Barnes. "But hasn't it immense practical value?" "No. He gives them a lot of instruc tion in elocution when he ought to be telling them how to get to the next town." —Washington Star. Domestic Tribulations at the Zoo. Mrs. Monkey—l wish you'd drop in and see our milkman. Charlie, and give him a good calling down. Mr. Monkey—Why, what's the matter now? Mrs. Monkey—l told him to leave three cocoanuts this morning, and he only left two, and one of them was only half full.— Judge. Why Thespis Wept. Thespis had just invented the art of makeup. "But why." asked the rest of the com pany, "didn't you invent some leading la dies who would make up?" Realizing how he had failed, the father of Greek tragedy wept bitterly.—New York Sun. No Chestnuts. "It seems," said the leader of the rescu ing party, "that the bandits bound and gagged you in the regular comic-opera style." "Oh, no, they didn't." replied the vic tim. "The gags they used were entirely new." —Chicago News. ■. Try Not the Pass. Leonidas was holding the pass. "If we were only the Four Hundred in stead of the Three Hundred," he wailed, "they could never break through." Angered at his lack of foresight, the hero of Thermopylae fought to the bit ter end. —New York Sun. Date to Go By. The colored witness, being asked his age, said to the court: "Well, suh, I wuz a young man w'en freedom broke out." "And what year was that?" "Hit wuz de year de Yankees come in, suh." —Atlanta Constitution. Unforgiving. Way down in the south part of Ga, Lived a modern Lucretia Ba., And each quivering victim. As oft as she lietim, Sighed: "I have no kind feeling ta." —Baltimore News. His Experience. Singletc^—Do you believe that the pos session of a rabbit's foot will bring a man good luck? Wederly—l should say not. Why. I had one in my pocket the night I proposed to my wife.—Chicago News. Expert Evidence. Gertrude —How do you know Mrs. Dow day wears her.own- clothes? Has she a sewing woman's forefinger? Milllcent—l don't know anything about that. I was thinking of the horrid way her gowns fit her. —Boston Transcript. A Distinction. "Did any one call me up while I was out?" asked the butcher. "No," replied "the boy, "but a customer whose meat for dinner hadn't arrived call ed you down." —Houston Post. Bill's Fate. Eph—Bill Johnson's been in hot watah evah since he's been married. Sam —How's dat? Eph—His wife makes him do de washin'.—Chicago News. A Narrowed Horizon. Stella—They used to think the world of each other. ' Bf-lla —Yea. but now they only think South Dakota.—Xew York Suu. At St Paul Theaters Tennyson's melodramatic poem, "Enoch Arden," with musical setting by Richard Strauss, was presented last night at the Odeon by Hugo Lutgens, reader, and Louis B. Rosenberger, pianist. St. Paul has heard one very excellent presentation of this poem, with its musical setting—one good enough to represent a standard. The entertainment given last night hardly measured up to this standard, although it possessed some very meri torious features. Mr. Lutgens is an elocutionist rather than a reader, and he has some of the faults that one has come to associate with the elocutionist. His voice is excellent, his gestures are abominable. The fact that he is able to express so much with his voice would make those gestures, even if there were only a third as many of them, and even if they were graceful and convincing, superfluous. As it was, they distracted the attention and les sened materially the very good effect that Mr. Lutg'ens might have made be cause of his clear enunciation and his intelligent conception c* the poem. The characteristic music Strauss has written for this poem was brilliantly interpreted by Mr. Rosenberg, but he marred the effect of his artistic work by the very negligent attitude he as sumed while Mr. Lutgens was reciting those portions of the poem for which no music has been written. Even the small audience was not an excuse for this. Miss Fisher sang a group of six pongs as a preface to the "Enoch Ar den" programme. Her clear and sweet soprano was heard to excellent advan tage in those four dainty ballads, "Be loved, It Is Morn," Ayhvard: "Snow Flakes," Cowen; "You and I," Leh mann; and "My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair," Haydn. She infused too much tenderness into the recitative and aria from Tschaikowsky's "Jeanne d'Arc." The entertainment was given last night for the benefit of the Church of the Messiah. "The Storks" and all their 'bird" companions are being seen for a sec ond time at the Metropolitan the first half of this week. There will be a matinee tomorrow. The sale of seats opened yeterday for the engagement of William H. Crane, in "The Spenders," at the Met ropolitan for three nights and a mati nee, beginning Thursday evening. The attraction at the Metropolitan the first half of next week will be Tim Murphy, in "The Man from Missouri." "Why Women Sin," M. W. Taylor's society drama, drew another large au dience at the Grand last evening. The first matrnee of the engagement will occur tomorrow. '•The Chaperons" is announced for presentation in this city at the Grand opera house Christmas week. The com pany includes John G. Sparks, Mabel Hite, May Boley, Theo. Whiffen, Ar thur Earnest, Harry Ladell, W. V. Strunz, Mac Stebbins, Genevieve Day and Oscar Ragland. Sam Devere's company at the Star is giving a really good vaudeville show, and the popularity of the combination has been demonstrated by large au diences in spite of the cold weather. Some of the specialties rank with the best given at the house this season. WEST POINT STANDS ENTIRELY ALONE Gen. Carter Thinks English Establish ments Do Not Compare With It. LONDON, Dec. 14.—Gen. William H. Carter, of the United States army, who has been Investigating the remount system of the British army, with a view to reporting to the general staff of the United States army, will leave England tomorrow for the Transvaal. Every facility has been afforded Gen. Carter here, and he expresses his ap preciation .of the friendly spirit,'of the war office officials, and especially of the remount bureau, which arranged for his investigations. At Aldershot a squadron of, the cele brated Fourteenth hussars and a bat tery of the horse artillery were paraded for Gen. Carter, who highly praised these organizations, and particularly the quality of their horses. The gen eral thinks the excellence of the Brit ish cavalry and horse artillery Is due to the system of supplying remounts and to the efficiency of the corps of riding masters. Gen. Carter visited Woolwich and Sandhurst. He does not think that these establishments compare very fa vorably with the military academy at West Point, but he says the results ob tained are most satisfactory, consider ing the brief period of attendance of the cadets. Accompanied by Maj. John H. Beacom, the United States military attache in London, and the headquar ters staff, Gen. Carter has gone to Can terbury, which is the depot of all Brit ish cavalry regiments and where spe cial facilities for an inspection will be afforded them. SAYS GARDEN OF EDEN WAS A MYTH Preacher Declares Evolution Has De stroyed Belief in Some Bible Stories. NEW YORK, Dec. 14.—1n a sermon on the life of the late Herbert Spencer, the Rev. Dr. fclinot J. Savage, In the Unitarian Church of the Messiah, has given the theory of evolution credit for having "forever destroyed intelligent belief on the part of anybody in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve or tht.. fall of man." 'Evolution," he asserted, "has forever removed these stories, and kindred ones, to the land of myth, where they belong. Humanity has been on this earth 2,000 or 3,000 years at least. Hu manity, however slowly,, has been evolving, claiming: from the far-off be ginning there never has been any fall. Evolution has wrought out not the fall of man, but the ascent of man. That means the complete reconstruction of the entire theology of Christendom. It is coming; it has got to come. There are thousands of churches today in which the Eden story is quietly re ferred to as though it were poetry or allegory." Wanted Bank Clerk Landed. WELLINGTON. N. Z.. Dec. 14.*-Pre mier Seddon has. drawn Colonial Secre tary Lyttelton's attention to the case of Harper, the New Zealand bank clerk, who was prevented by the United States labor laws from landing at San Francisco. The correspondent adds that the case has created great indignation and that Premier Seddon has declared that such treatment will not be tolerated. Monument for Vinegar Hill. DUBLIN. Dec. 14.—A meeting of Wex ford men was held at the mansion house here today for the purpose of taking steps to promote the erection of a na tional monument on Vinegar Hill, Ennis corthy, in memory of the rebellion of 1798. John Redmond, who presided, sug gested that an appeal be made to Irish men in the United States for funds in aid of the project. BEAR AND THE JAP DISPLAY WAR COLORS Russian and Japanese Warships ?n Chinese Waters Now Painted Black. LONDON, Dec. 14.—A dispatch from the far East asserts that the warships of both Russia and Japan, now in Chi nese waters, have been painted black, their war color. The Russian warships now at Che mulpo are the torpedo boat Petropa vlosk, the cruiser Boyarin, the auxil iary cruiser Boltax and the gunboat Bobr. TOKIO, Dec. 14.—Korean War Min ister Shin Keui Son and M. Pavloff, the Russian minister to Korea, have entered into an agreement by the terms of which, in the event of an emergency, Russian officers will be employed to guard the palace. . ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 14. — Ac cording to the Vladivostock corre spondent of the Novoe Vremya, Ad miral Alexieff, the Russian viceroy in the far East, has postponed his visit to St. Petersburg until January, LONDON, England. Dec. 14.—Spe cial dispatches from various cor respondents in Japan, received this morning, indicate that the nature of Russia's reply to the proposals of Ja pan will not be permitted to leak out in the latter country. The Daily Mail's Tokio correspond ent, however, believes the reply to be of a satisfactory nature, and that an amicable settlement of the existing dif ficulties is in sight. The correspondent adds: "As far as I can ascertain, Russia has made certain concession to Japan concerning Manchuria, and is willing to recognize Japanese supremacy in Korea. The relaxation of the tone is shown by the distinctly sanguine feel ing on the stock markets. Contrary to what might have been supposed, the receipt of the news of the dissolution of the diet in diplomatic circles has be«n favorable. During the week 14, --000 tons of.coal have been sent from Japan to Port Arthur. Doubtless if the Japanese government had antici pated war it would have found means to prevent its shipment. "The premier has received an Im perial mandate to carry the negotia tions with Russia to a conclusion." AGED WOMAN FIGHTS A BURGLAR Antiquarian Is Attacked in Her House Built Centuries Ago. SALEM, Mass., Dec. 14.—Miss Mary A. Marbonne, widely known among an tiquarians and whose home, at 71 Essex street, built previous to 1680 and pre served on its original lines, is of great historic interest, was attacked by a housebreaker and badly beaten. Her condition is critical. Miss Narbonne, who is eighty years old and lives alone, fought the would-be robber till she lost > consciousness and the fellow was frightened away without securing any plunder. STILLWATER Richard Welch, who came down from Gordon. Wis.. Saturday to spend Sunday with his family, says tuat there is fifteen inches of snow in the pineries and that ail loggers are getting along, well with their skidding-. There was little frost in the swamps up to Saturday night, but Mr. Welch thinks that the cold snap of the past two days has insured good con ditions for hauling. The Joseph Wolf Brewing company is Installing considerable new machinery and making other improvements at its plant on South Alain street. Boilers have been put in for the cooling plant and a new engine is to be Installed. Carpenters and masons will finish their work in a short time and the machinery will then ar rive. James Cunningham has been received at the prison from Pope county to serve six months for grand larceny in the sec ond degree. Cunningham Is a second termer, having been released from prison in March. A regular meeting of the city council will be held tonight, when a number of needed improvements will be discussed. Sunday and yesterday were intensely cold. Thermometers registered as low as 22 degrees below zero Sunday morning and 14 below yesterday morning. Judge Williston. of Red Wing, will hold a term of the district court here this week, beginning next Thursday. Richard Jones, formerly engineer at the prison, who broke two ribs by falling while arising from bed. is again able' to be out. but suffers much pain. Globe Special Washington Service, 1417 G Street. WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec. 14.—Inves tigation by the treasury department has convinced the supervising architect that the foundation of the Stillwater public building will have to be strengthened, and the department has recommended an increase of the appropriation from $60,000 to $»)3,000. . W. E. C. SENATOR BAILEY OPPOSES CUBAN BILL Says It Is Unconstitutional and He Fights It as Matter of General Policy. WASHINGTON, D. CL, Dee. 14.—The senate spent the day on the Cuban bill, most of the time being occupied by Mr. Bailey, of Texas, in an elaborate argument against the constitutionality of the pro ceeding. He claimed that no treaty chang ing the revenue laws that was not first authorized by legislation originating in the house of representatives was valid. Mr. Bailey also oppose^ the bill as a mat ter of genera t polfey. Speeches *rere made by Senators Teller, Depew afld LGtfe^ The latter asserted that Cilba; ha<l adopted the same immi gration laws as (hose of the T'nited States in regard to: Cfrihfcs?; Immigration. ■ Afro-Americans W*t}, Meet In June. WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec. 14.—The executive ,^oanctlr;of.tt.e National Afro- Americatt:_ Congressional League of the United gtMes Seeided today to hold the annual convention Jot the league at Chi cago, ' Jujwk,:2<£-.25; 1&04.. The call issued today by. pEesid^nt. La Fon announces that the future |<>r . the\'negro will be consid ered And.Booker T. Washington will make -an' atfdress.*^/he eaTT all other leagaesr-.and to serwj ttejegates. . . .■: ' .■;'•-' Under Desert .Land Act. "V* -'■*■ WASHINGTON. D. C. Dec. 14..—Sena tor Warren today introduced a bill ex tending for ten years from Aug. 18, 1904, the period within which any state may apply for selection' and : segregation of public.lands under the Carey desert land act. He also introduced a bill granting to '■ >>' railroads- and water companies the right:: of way through publly lands and reserva tions and reservoirs and pipe lines. ■ Increased Postal Receipts. WASHINGTON. D. C\. Dec. 14.—The gross postal receipts at the fifty large postoffices in the United States for last month, compared with November, 1902, were $5,40'_',5&Q, an increase of over 7 per cent. Bureau of Public Roads Wanted. WASHINGTON. D. C. Dec. 14.—A bill to create a bureau of public roads in the department of agriculture was introduced in the senate today by Mr. Gillinger.