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FRIDAY, DEC. 25, 1903.
CHRIST AND THE WORLD.
In the pauses of this sacred day the
world that reverences it may well lis-
ten rapt arid silent to the motto of old
without which this anniversary is de
void of all significance: "Peace on
earth, good will toward men." That
was the message of the Highest to a
'world emerging slowly from the bond
age of its bestial origins and lost In
continual trespasses. The centuries
have robbed it of none of its signifi
cance. The veneer that we name civ
ilization but increases our need. Sci
ence and religion, slowly converging to
their common focus, ethics and politi
cal economy that demand a common
Interpreter, point silently to the com
ing of good will toward men as the
savior that is to be.
The Christmas lesson, patiently pre
sented to the wayward heart of hu
manity, . stands blazoned . high above
the hopes and plaints and turmoil of
our times. For a few years we have
somewhat lost ourselves, as people al
ways do who are tried by the impos
sible test of a too great success. Hu
man nature is weak as water before It.
The outward good bribes the intelli
gence and warps the conscience.
"Wealth and power and the fearful al
legiance of the multitude take on the
hues of imperishable and Intrinsically
valuable possessions. They, too, do
their perfect work; the evil work that
has been theirs since the world began.
The world's need of Christ is not less
than it has ever been.
The worthiness of this life is of the
spirit. They commit the unforgivable
blunder, if they commit not the unpar
donable sin, who deem the value of re
ligion to lie in the "open sesame" that
it cries before the closed doors of an
eternal hereafter. Not future blessed
ness, but the incorruptible worth of
character unsoiled and life at peace
within itself is the prize of this great
race. Through blood and sweat and
tears the bravest and the best have
struggled towards it, but no way has
been opened save that traversed by the
feet that were nailed to the cross.
Not the vanquishing of the world or
Christ in the endless struggle of the
earth is the goal of true endeavor, but
their willing and perfect harmony and
reconciliation Our Christmas day is
celebrated elaborately by the churches,
but it is for the market and the street
as well. The religious and the daily
life may not be dissociated. All the
painful story of humanity turns its
crimson pages for us to prove that in the
swaying passion of the ages there is
progress only as men bow their hearts
and conform their acts to the simple yet
difficult lessons of the Master, and- find
their personal example in the recorded
life of the Christ. :
, Be it ours to lay hold of the
Christmas message and to make It
cure. It is well to give worship In
the secret chambers of the souL
It is also the highest Intelligence
to understand the great truth toward
which science and all the visible life of
the world is turning as its planetary
center; that eternal and infinite forces
are working through us- to ends in-
comprehensible indeed, but luminous
i with the brightness of an unseen
: glory. The supremest word yet spoken
:Is the mysterious command to live for
others, for the future, for the race, for
: the ; mysterious and unrealized. From
the tiniest germ, from the remotest
atom, to behemoth and leviathan,
: every living creature must obey 7 that
edict of spiritual gravitation or lapse
Into miserable alienee and nothingness.
For us the truest* fulfillment that we
may ; yet conceive lies in active, not
passive fidelity to the ; earthly scheme
contained in those words of old, "Peace
on eartm, good will toward men.". To
day they reign triumphant.: in •■ every
home, and humanity. expands in * grace
and beauty and strength beneath their
mild but lovely sway. And of tomor
row? That also is their rightful do
main. The loving kindness . that fills
millions of hearts ' with happiness al
most to bursting must belong to the
daily life of a world that acknowledges
instead of denying Christ, and alone
can create the real Christian year.
Though endeavor be as strong and as
imperious as ever, though the fields
groan beneath. their harvests and all
the marts of trade o'erflow.—when the
heart of each man turns with naught
but good will toward his neighbor, then
will Christ have entered into his king
dom and Christmas day be the high
festival of all the earth. -"•*.
Anyway it is no - good worrying now
about how.to.buy forty-seven Christ
mas presents with $2.58. •;-'■*. \-
The political situation . in Great
Britain is becoming decidedly interest
ing. Events there are moving much
more rapidly than seemed probable,
and the imagination of the public is
being played upon in a way more won
derful even than the facts. When Mr.
Chamberlain made his spectacular
move for ■ a practical abandonment of
the free trade system, it was univer
sally assumed that it would require
many years of * educating campaigns
and the endurance of many defeats he
fore that policy could score a victory.
Within a few months Mr. Chamberlain
is riding on top of the Wave, and there
is obvious doubt about the result
throughout the whole of England.
The immediate .occasion of this Is
what seems to us the altogether inad
equate surprise caused by the results
of two bye elections. These the Lib
erals confidently expected to win. The
Conservatives carried them Instead, al
though the Liberal party did make very
heavy gains. Now this proves nothing
at all except the well known fact that
the Englishman is tremendously con
servative and does not change his party
relations easily. There are ■ tens of
thousands of voters in Great Britain
who disapprove of the Chamberlain
policy, but could not bring themselves
to vote for a Liberal candidate unless
they had thought about it for a year or
Mr. Chamberlain naturally, like the
good politician that he is, is making
the most of the opportunity. He is a
wonderful campaigner, and one secret
of his success is in pressing the enemy
incessantly and . hard. He has imme
diately assumed that the results of
these two elections are equivalent to
a national approval of his policy. He
asks to be sent on a sort of roving
commission to the colonies in order to
conclude trade arrangements and lay
the foundation for imperial federation.
He is the man of the hour. All eyes
are upon him, and the Liberals"are in
a good deal of a panic.
' As we have said, this is to be re
garded rather as a psychological than
a political point of view. It will be
many a day before Mr. Chamberlain's
policy is embodied in an act of parlia
ment, if that ever happens. In the
meantime the Liberals are no whit less
assured than they have been ever since
Chamberlain and Balfour broke away
from party precedent of carrying the
country at the first opportunity, if they
do not lose their heads under the bril
liant and continued assaults and per
petual battering with both light artil
lery and heavy guns that is the strong
est part of Chamberlain's policy.
Gen. Wood has enveloped . himself in
a silence that makes the sphinx look
like an auctioneer.
CRIME IN MINNEAPOLIS.
It is almost as safe for the wayfaring
man from the country to go to Chicago
and take a chance as. to take his wallet
in hand and go to Minneapolis. In
Chicago.they only sell the unsophisti
cated one the lake front or the Masonic
Temple, whereas the Minneapolis crook
does not hesitate to help himself by. the
strong arm. And the worst feature of
the operations of the Minneapolis thief
is his disposition to rob his fellow
townsman. In Chicago there is some
sort of professional honor among the
thievesthe resident is only raided by
the crook who » does -' not \ discriminate
and who needs the money. In Minne
apolis the crook goes out with a piece
of lead pipe for the wayfarer or a dray
for the resident and he is not particu
lar which tool he uses. -
Of course Minneapolis is due for
sympathy, but what is offered is bound
to be perfunctory. The town should be
able to care for itself if the police ad
ministration was capable. There is no
doubtat least not much—about the
integrity of the administration. But
there was -not much .doubt about the
capacity of the Ames 'administration
when the "thieves did as : they pleased
for a division of the swag. Honest ig
norance may be quite as dangerous as
dishonest intelligence. 3 --
Z' The Hennepin county, grand- jury is
not altogether captious in. its declara
tion that Minneapolis :is badly policed.
It is badly policed. 7 There is no reason
why Minneapolis' should not be as well
protected . from crooks as St. " Paul is.
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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, * FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1903.
Epidemics of crime do not obtain here
since ; t the police department has been
given into competent hands. "*:What
Minneapolis needs more than- grand
jury investigations is a few policemen
who can tell a crook who does riot an
nounce- his arrival by parading ; about
the streets on a white elephant.
If Chief of Police O'Neill, of Chi
cago, makes good his threat to drive
the vagrants out of his town the hopes
of the Two Million . club will go
NOT ALTOGETHER SPITE WORK.
The apartment house janitor has so
long been looked upon as the sworn foe
of children that today nobody believes
that any feeling other than personal
spite inspires his conduct toward
them. Certainly those Chicago jani
tors who have decreed that Christmas
trees lighted with Wax tapers shall not
be permitted in any apartment in their
charge will not add anything; to the
reputation for amiability: which their
kind enjoys. And perhaps they are not
philanthropists..- It is even possible
that the tacking up of the notices in
the halls of the various apartments
gave them a certain amount of satis
faction, since they knew it would be
sure to interfere with the pleasure of
those whom all apartment house jan
itors regard as unnecessary evils. But
. • . -. ■■'...,
whatever feeling inspired their action
or whatever satisfaction they obtained
from it, the fact cannot be disputed
that it was a wise one.
The Christmas tree with lighted ta
pers has come to be regarded as some
thing quite as deadly, as the pistol that
Isn't loaded, the cannon firecracker and
the explosive mud can. There are al
most as many conflagrations to be re
corded after Christmas "as there are
accidents of a different kind to be re
corded on the day after the Fourth. If
Santa Claus were a real person in
stead of a delightful myth, he would
long ago have given up the task of
distributing presents that hang on
lighted trees—so often has the indi
vidual who has represented him come
to grief through having permitted some
portion of his inflammable costume to
come in contact with a burning candle.
' 7. Of course the Chicago janitors are not
particularly concerned for the safety
of those volunteer Santa Clauses. And
it is very probable that they are not
worrying about the children who" by
some chance have .been smuggled into
the apartments they govern. . Their
concern is for their employers' prop
erty, and they, realize that this will be
safer if the Christmas tree ablaze with
lights is not a figure in the Christmas
celebration. Nevertheless, however
unworthy its purpose, ' their action
might be followed with excellent .-re
sults by all those who have charge of
Christmas tree celebrations. Beauti
ful as the lighted Christmas tree is,
because of accidents in the past it has
painful associations for many ; people,
and the Christmas celebration would be
quite as beautiful and much safer if
the tree remained unllghted. 77
The mikado would probably appre
ciate what Christmas means: if he
should find the Russian bear * in his
stocking this morning.
There is no possibility of European
interference in the Panama 7affair, say
the partisans of the administration
with a chuckle, because no European
nation has the least sympathy with
Colombia. \ All are ready to stand with
us if need be, and many have hastened
to recognize the little state that we
have set up on the isthmus under the
name of the republic of Panama. • '.
"No sympathy!" Well, .we should,
think not. There has not been a day
in Europe so joyful since the first! bat
tle of Bull Run as that which saw "the
United States government committed
to the policy of recognizing secession
and aiding in the dismemberment of a.
weak but friendly nation. There has
not been a day since the declaration
of independence was signed that prom
ised such disaster to democracy:and
such future good to the monarchical
Every nation in Europe hates and
fears democracy. Whatever they may
think of us as a people, they long for
the downfall of our system of govern
ment. It has stood as a perpetual, re
minder to the subjects of autocrats of
the privileges denied them; as an in
centive and inspiration everywhere to
the democratic spirit. There would be.
joy ln every capital of Europe were this
great and only hope of democracy
proved a failure. '[• ■'-'. :* ' . .
Therefore the sympathy of every,
other government is with us in this de- •
parture from. principle and this Imita- I
tion of the European method. The na_ |
tions that, know no law . but**- that i
might are overjoyed to welcome us as :
a comrade. If the United States is to!
travel along this latest path that it has
chosen, then democracy is no longer a
thing to be feared. It is but the rule
of arbitrary power = under - another'
name, ; and kings and • emperors have '■
nothing to fear from our great expert- :
ment. >. No, Colombia need look for no
sympathy in that quarter. Europe 'will
give praise and aid to any policy or
act that promises i the downfall of the
republic. Her sympathies and her
ideas run on all. fours with ours in this
business on the isthmus. ,-i:■.'_
:' ... '" .7- F~ ;?.: ''-<■.::'. 7 -*. .'-■-.■■-■' ."'
. Democracy's Bugaboo. l
■ ■:';. lt is no bonder that a man with his
nerve, ambitions,*'and headiness should
be feared -try; those who see the" inter
ests -of the country . standing in jeop
ardy every day, with such a man in the
White •*. house. As to = Roosevelt, ; the
Democrats (need -only to find a wise.
stable," and Democrat: of ;
clean record and .unquestioned patriot
ism. Between the two the choice; will ,
not ; be hard! for • any Democrat nor for ;
hundreds o| thousands of conservative \
The real danger to him is not as, re
gards his nomination. Whatever en
sues on that score has already been
: weighed by . the Democratic party.- It
has been willing to concede it and does
not fear the . result. His real concern
must be as to his election. It is not
the Chicago convention which will de- ■
cide that, but the November election,
and as to the result then there is every
ground for a united Democracy to look
with: hope and confidence.Louisville
Courier-Journal. 7 7 y
Significance of Boston Elections.
~. The sweeping- Democratic victory in
-Boston, where Mayor Collins has been
re-elected by. a plurality of 27,000 votes,
is no. doubt ; largely due to; his personal
popularity; hut the fact that the Dem
ocrats have also made: a sweep of the
city legislature gives a broader signif
icance.to the result. It will be regard
ed as a pointer indicating a turn in the
tide of popular favor.Philadelphia
Record. -: 7 "■■ ■'
■ Slight Tumble in Necessaries.
Apparently the prices of the necessi
ties of life are coming down to accord
with the general falling off in incomes.
Radium, for ' Instance, which a few
days ago was selling at $1,000,000 has
now been marked down to | $900,000 a
pound, and/may v go lower yet. if the
Yale professors who are trying to; ex
tract jit tropn. 'thi. soil of the Nutmeg
state meet With success.Boston Tran
script. i ; •: 7*7';_.r
7 ■■'--' Few Fall Into Evil Ways. V 7
-It is just as well to remember that
there are a; great many thousand em
ployes of jthe postoffice department,
and only fourteen of them have been
charged with fraud.—Detroit Fress
Press. J .'.:■■•.
The Indiana Face.
Senator' Fairbanks is wearing what
is known as tb« Indiana face, and may
be med.it.aJmiT* either the acceptance of
the presidency or the writing of a
novel.-;^Btoask>rrjtriburie;.-■ - > :a??
j x -ipr.f —;- ;. •:* -77,^: * y;
* •>•" I, _A Consequence. ' >>~ " j ""■
Tom I*laiL |ias been | married - onf a ■-.
few weeks .tnd ? already he has ceased
to be _^*-ifetfes^Memp__i_iis.€'6i_imerciaF
What the Editors Say
In nearly all of our exchanges we
find now and i then articles ■ exposing;
frauds worked by agents on farmers, 3
and -thinking over these things one
would _almost be led tp believe, that
farmers as a class .the'most easily
worked people the "face of the globe.
We don't ..believe! they are. They are
as shrewd, yes,, eyen shrewder than the
average man, and it will take some
thing more than a lightning-rod man
to make us believe that they are apt to
•fall victims to every new-born fraud.:
The other branches of^uman vocations
are just as liable' to be taken in as
the farmer, sometimes even more so.—
Hawley Herald.- '<W
The News is always? ready to give
credit for honest effort regardless of
the attitude towards this paper of those
to wljom credit is due. We wish to
compliment Gov. Van Sant upon his
efforts to. relieve the board of control
of its chairman and to place the chair
manship in more competent hands.
The repeated rumors of Mr. Martin's
resignation evidently came from the
governor's efforts to rectify an error
which he did not realize when the ap
pointment o was 'made.—Northfleld
News. '■'•--'■-, .7, .;. ■■'■ .'-'-.' >,-;
It may be very interesting to the sev
eral politicians in' the capitol to as
semble daily ; and plan for Collins' nom
ination to succeed Van Sant, but .to
the people outside of St. Paul who like
to see fair play it looks somewhat like
ring rule to see the governor's ap
pointees from . his secretary down to
the.bank;, examiner : planning for his
successor and (determining who shall
sit ■ on the j supreme court bench when
Collins "resigns.**— Reporter.
Some day the, governor may. awake to
the realization that it is not necessary
for a man to.choose his successor. The
public knoijK whom they .want and
when the tjmb . arrives. they will make
it known, and there is no reason why
a man whom they have honored with
two terms as chief, executive of; the
.state . shoultl tfmpose. upon. them by
naming hi» . —Zumbrota In
dependents ! ■ . :.:jo'~--<?'-_>* .-.« •>...,
Candidates for Judge Collins*. seat on
the .supreme court bench, should the
judge resign, have become so numerous
that ;it may become necessary, in the
interest jof harmony, f, to < find . a - "dark
horse.""ln this connection we respect
fully call the attention of the appoint
ing, power to Court Commissioner Gal
lick, of St. PauL—Wabasha Herald.
- Judge Collins" j enthusiasm over the
arrangements made for his immediate
resignation from the supreme § bench
fell, forty degrees in the past week, and
the spring suns. are hardly, expected, by
the knowing ones.. to effect any mate
rial thaw in his conditionMcintosh
Among the Merrymakers
: Wife—You had, a black eye and your
breath smelt like a distillery when you
came home last night. ' 7
•' I' Husband—Pray, don't "use such vulgar
expressions. ss I admit that I displayed a
little local color last night and that it
was accompanied by just" the" right at
mosphere. Why..not. speak of •it in that
way? Doesn't it sound a great deal . bet-'
ter?—Boston Transcript. . ; , -i
tyhft Worried 1 Her.
-«"I wondeg that woman is ■ whose
hat is on. crooked, and who looks bothered
half to death."' said a man on the back
platform of a street car. : - -..•;: .v -;
"That's my 'wife," said Mr. Meekton.
"She's bothered to ' death : for fear she
won't get to-her -Don't Worry' club ?in
time to attend- the election of officers."
Washington-Star. - , -. ..— ..
i :-■ . ;-, •--, Teas Much of a Luxury. . -
"I would Hk* :to give myself to you as
a Christmas present," said. young Poore
to Miss Ropkf.. .--'. _.- -.--;■■■; n--- ---
:":•'Papa doe^not allow me to receive ex
pensive - presents - from: young men," J re
plied the _ha]den.«i-Tpwn'Topics:"
!■>■ ;^ ; ;':'-:-:^ti*iS;i»,wind /^c.;:-; '■;■.
I - LaMontt—A cyclone struck smy uncle's
i tobacco crop down South and cvt ■ it all*
I Up.-'" ,'""■ ....-' - .7- -■■" .:-:- ".:7^-"7''V' -:7--:.
5.. LaMoy.ne—Total -loss. I ' suppose?.
. LaMontt—No; he sold -' it ■' as fine-cut.—
i Chicago . News. >",'*_,..,:,..7
At St Paul Theaters
"Mr. Pickwick" at the Metropolitan. *
The appreciative-reader* of the.im
mortal "Pickwick : Papers,"- which' have
routed*. the most persistent blues i from
thousands of hearts, would be grievous
ly disappointed, if he dropped in to; be
hold the ; stage version which masquer
ades under ■ the title of "Mr. Pickwick"
at the Metropolitan. In De Wolf Hop
per, he would behold an antidote for
despondency, but not because Mr. Hop
per portrays Dickens' lovable old gen
tleman. ; Neither would he be able to
detect any resemblance to the irre
pressible Sam Weller, through the me
dium of Digby Bell. The Tony Weller
of F. H. - Belcher would also be a
stranger, while the Jingle of Louis
Payne would be absolutely unrecog
nizable. ; , 7
It is only due to Mr. Hopper and his
associates to say that they are not re
sponsible for the utter failure to im
part the : Dickens atmosphere to this
stage version of "The Pickwick Pa
pers." Possibly this remarkable work
is not susceptible of effective dramati
zation.. Certainly Charles Klein, who
is responsible for it, seems to have
found the task an impossibility. The
dialogue is woefully commonplace
and at times painfully laborious. Had
Manuel Klein come to the rescue with
tuneful and catchy music—-airs that
one wishes he could take away from
the theater—much might be forgiven.
But; he, has done nothing of the kind.
Like the book, the music has no char
acter, but; is colorless and indeter
Mr. Hopper deserves a better vehicle
than this travesty upon an English
classic. It is stretching human pa
tience beyond endurance to burlesque
a work of humor. If "Pickwick Pa
pers" were a tragedy, an absurd dis
tortion of the creation might be par
donable, but there is no entertainment
to be derived from a farce-comedy
treatment of genuine humor, and a
false * representation of characters
whom the genius of the novelist ha»
endowed with immortality. '"-
The most entertaining feature of the
evening was the curtain speech made
by Mr. Hopper in propria persona, after
the first act. For Mr. Hopper possesses
an interesting, magnetic personality.
He reads lines with irresistible unction
and illuminates them with an expan
sive smile that is quite contagious.
That he is hardly adapted to the per
sonification of the roly poly Pickwick,
whom Dickens has so vividly painted,
goes without saying. .
To say that Digby Bell is not the
Sam Weller who proved the . salvation
of "Pickwick Papers," is not to detract
from his capacity to amuse the public.
The character as drawn in this queer
-adaptation affords the actor little op
portunity. Mr. Bell, an undeniably
clever ' comedian, looked as though :he
felt sorry for himself.: 7
| Louis Payne's effort to play the jerky
Jingle was lamentable.
v A soprano voice of exceptionally
sweet quality was displayed by Florine
Murray in the role of Arabella.
Three musical numbers commended
themselves by contrast with the other
efforts. They were the quartette, "The
Lay of the Merry Ha Ha," by Pickwick,
Winkle, Arabella and Polly; the solo,
"Speak Low," by ' Arabella and the
school girls, and the opening number
of the second act, "The Story of the
Rainbow," likewise sung by Arabella
and female chorus. —F. G. H.
The advance sale Tor "Ben Hur"
opened yesterday morning at the ticket
office of the Metropolitan, and, while
the .local demand does not seem so
great as it was on the occasion of the
play's former visit, the orders from
the ' out-of-town districts were more
numerous. These orders are from
towns. in all sections of Minnesota.
There will be a special Christmas
matinee of "The Chaperons" at the
Grand today at 3 o'clock.
"The Lighthouse by the Sea." which
comes to the Grand next week, is said
to contain plenty of thrilling and pa
thetic scenes, and an abundance of
The ladies' matinee at the Star
yesterday was another souvenir occa
sion, and the attendance was very
large. The Imperial Japanese troupe
is easily the hit of the very clever
show that Harry Bryant's company is
giving. There will be two perform
ances today. ••*;777 N
ICE IS GORGED IN J
Work Is Stopped at Rock Island Ar
senal and Davenport Is Apprehensive.
DAVENPORT, lowa, Dec. 24.—Gorg
ing ice in the Mississippi river below
this city has caused a rise in the river
here which reduced the head of the wa
ter power at the United St^s arsenal
at Rock Island so low as to*?arow 1,000
workmen out of employment until the
gorge . breaks or arrangements can be
made to run the arsenal shops by steam
power. .i_>>v '-7«'--~- •
Much apprehension on account of the
high water is felt in this city.
- Minnesota— cloudiness and
continued cold Friday; probably snow in
west and north portions and at night in
southeast portion; Saturday fair and not
so cold; variable winds.
Upper Michigan— in north, cloudy
in south Friday; fair and colder to south
and east portions Saturday; north proba
bly snow; - brisk west winds, becoming
Wisconsin— Friday; colder in east
portion; snow at night or Saturday, with
warmer in east portion; variable winds.
South Dakota Cloudy Friday, snow and
colder; Saturday fair.
7 North Dakota Snow Friday, followed by
clearing; colder in northwest portion; Sat
Montana—Fair Friday; colder In north- i
east portion; Saturday fair.
" lowa— "cloudy Friday, probably
snow in northwest portion and by night in
central and east portions; colder in west
and south portions; Saturday fair. *-~ - '
St Yesterday's observations.
taken by the United States weather bu
reau, St. Paul, W. E. Oliver, observer, r Q r
the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock
last night.' Barometer corrected for tem
perature and elevation. > Highest tempera
ture, 26; lowest - temperature.- 10; aver
age temperature, 18; dally range 16; bar
ometer, 29.95; humidity, 86; precipitation
.05; 7 p. m. temperature. 10; 7 p. m. wind' \
northwest; weather clear, partly cloudy' -
- Yesterday's . temperatures:
. •BpmHlgh| J •SpmHigh
Alpena .......24 7 361 Kansas City. ..38 40
Battleford ....14 14. Marquette ....12 -24
Bismarck. .7. .10 22! Milwaukee .... 30: 34
Buffalo ..... .36 B*_!Mh_nedosa .—lB 6
Boston '..*."..".'.'.44 ■ 46 Montgomery .758 §_ '
Calgary .-_:.. .38' 42'Montreai ..-. 26 Y> \
Cheyenne ......26 34 Moorhead .. 7 0 14
Chicago ..... 32 38 Nashville .'.-...46 50
Cincinnati ..'..44 * 44 New Orleans .64 76
Cleveland '.. 7.38 42 New York ... 40 48
Davenport 36 58 Norfolk ... 54 'gg
Dcs: Moines. .34;; 44 North' Platte...34 r 4'>
Detroit 7....:*.34 36 Omaha 7.......34 '44
Duluth .. „ 7.. 2 18 Philadelphia ..40 44
Edmonton -v..42 44 Pittsburg:..;. 42 * 46.
Escanaba -..".. 1€ ' 24 Qu'Appeße ....' 6L* 8
Galveston 77... «2 ■■ "*B|San Francisco.6B "60
Grand Rapids. 34 738 St. Louis .. .40 44
Green Bay. .. .18 24 Salt Lake .... .28 730
Helena ... .*." 7.40 40 S. Ste Marie. .22 - **6
Huron "V.:.....14 28 Washington ...40 :44
Jacksonville ..64 721 Winnipeg ... — -, 6
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GIVEN IN NEWYORK
All Kinds of Solution of the
Dress Problem Are Seen
in the Audience.
NEW YORK,, Dec. 24.-Richard
Wagner's sacred music drama, or ded
icatorial play, /'Parsifal," was produced
at the. Metropolitan opera house this
evening before an immense audience.
The production takes rank not only as
the most sensational event in American
operatic history, but it has a world-wide
as the most sensational event in Amer
importance as the first public perform
ance of the much discussed drama out
of Bayreuth and a serious blow aimed
at the so-called "Bayreuth monopoly."
which "Parsifal," by its restriction to
that stage. \ has . largely created and
maintained. for the Wagner heirs. In
the opinion of everyone who has made
the "Parsifal" pilgrimage to Bayreuth.
New York was treated to the most
sumptuous mounting the work has
ever had. No such huge audience has
ever been compressed within the four
walls of the Metropolitan opera house,
nor can even an old-timer recollect
one of such" brilliance and representa
tive character. Boston, Philadelphia,
Washington, Baltimore. Chicago and
other cities sent parties of enthusiasts.
The performance was begun punc
tually at 5 o'clock, the opening, of the
drama and that of each act being her
alded after Bayreuth custom by trum
peters upon the main staircases. The
first act ending at about 7, was fol
lowed by a recess for dinner, the per
formance was resumed at 8:45 and
concluded at about 11:80. All sorts of
solutions of the dress problem were
to -be seen. Men, as a rule, assumed
evening clothes from the outset as the
easiet way out of the difficulty, al
though a few frock coats were to be
seen here and there. The tendency of
women's dress ran the other way; high
necked gowns prevailing during the
afternoon and a sprinkling of opera
gowns appearing in the boxes after
dinner. The attitude of the audience
was reverential and attentive. 7 ;
The performance was most satisfac
tory from the artistic standpoint. The
cast at all important points was a
strong, three at least of its principals
having learned their roles under the
tutelage of Frau Wagner. These were
Herr _ Alois Burgstaller, as Parsifal;
Frau Mtlka Ternia, as Kundry, and
Herr Blass, as Gurnemanz. Anton Van
rooy was the Amafortas, M. Marsel
Journet the Tlturel, and Herr Otto
Goritz the Klingsor, the last-mentioned
making his first American appearance.
NUMBER DEAD IS 64
Cause of Pennsylvania Rail
way Horror Is Learned.
Special to The Globe.
§ NEW YORK, Dec. t 24.—Prof. R. J.
George, of Allegheny, principal of the
Reformed Presbyterian seminary, who
was' In the Baltimore & 7 Ohio wreck
last night, arrived here tonight. He
"You cannot conserve of the horrors
I saw. Every poor fellow in that front
car was pinned in and boiled to death.
The sight of the steaming faces and
arms through the broken windows was
frightful. I did, as did the rest, every
thing to render aid. but little was
needed in that car. When we drew
the bodies out they were so completely
boiled that the flesh fell from their
"One of the horrors of the scene was
the effect of these who first Inhaled
steam. Death did not come instantly.
They rah from the . scene speechless,
pointing piteously to their mouths for
water, ran on again, and were after
wards found dead in the bushes."
CONNELLSVILLE, Pa., Dec. 24.—
The summing up of the. results of last
night's wreck of the Duquesne limited,
on the Baltimore & Ohio, eight miles
west of here, shows a total dead list
of sixty-four and nine injured.
Today Connellsville has , been packed
with curious people, attracted here by
the wreck. The three morgues found
It necessary to put guards at all doors
to keep morbid spectators from jump
ing Into the small rooms and walking
over the forms of the dead. Friends
and relatives of the vitcims are com
ing in on every train, and scenes at
the morgues are most distressing.
AH but a few of the sixty-eight
bodies have been identified, and those
who are still unknownnine In num
ber—will be laid away in Hill Grove
cemetery at the dawn of Christmas
morning. Those who were still to be
identified are mostly, foreigners, and
it is doubtful if their identity will ever
be known. Considerable money was
found on the persons of the unidenti
fied, and tightly sewed in a belt on one
foreigner was found more than $400.
which was placed in the First National
bank. Sums ranging from $100 to $300
were found, and these, like the re.t,
have been put in the bank until, per
haps, some, relative may be found.
5 Many of the victims of the wreck
have been robbed. There were sev
eral who are known to have had large
amounts of . money and jewelry on
their persons. Not a cent was found
In the pockets of these, and it was
plainly visible that rings had been
taken from the fingers." ■
• The car that dropped the timbers
which wrecked the limited was a gon
dola of the Nickel Plate road. It was
loaded with ties three days ago at
Friendship, Mo., and billed for New
castle, Pa. Supt. J. P. Irwin, of I the
Baltimore & Ohio, | declares the blame
must be : fastened on the parties who
loaded the lumber on the car. Hia
theory is that the stakes at the side of
the gondola were weak. and gave way
when I the car rounded the curve. Mr.
Irwin says there is no truth In the
rumor, that train wreckers derailed
the train. a .
; Three of. the injured are still alive
at; the Cottage state hospital. Of the
score of writhing patients that were
taken there all died except four.
| Twenty or more, other persons were
cut and bruised and few passengers on
the ' train escaped the effects of the
shock. It is remarkable that the num
ber dead lis* so great ; and that so few
•were , - injured. .;".■ Notwithstanding that
the 'coaches were thrown high in the
air, they were not broken, and had the
steam dome of the boiler remained in
tact few fatalities would have occurred.
Pillsbury Has New Principal.
;_\ OWATONNA,: Minn.. Dec 24.— B.
Price's master:. of,.' Greek •; and Roman
history 7in the : William Perm . Charter
school at *: Phi-ade-phia,; ha., "-. been elected'
-principal ;of Pillsbury academy; i the Bap
tist institution in this city.
ATTEMPT TO EVADE
THE PEDDLER LAW
Original Package Orders Are
Shipped Into South Da
kota by Wholesalers. ,-
Special to The Globe.
| MILLER. S. D., Dec. 24.—The ship
ment of carloads of original package
orders to Miller, Orient and St. Law
rence, by Eastern department stores or
wholesale houses,, first solicited from
the farmers by an agent, is creating
new Interest in the peddler law. Some
attorneys claim that this system of
evading the law cannot be stopped,
that he recent decision of the supreme
court upholding the law was based on
another part of it and that the part to
prohibit solicitors and car shipments
may yet be declared unconstitutional.
in the meantime solicitors in some
cases are being arrested and fined.
SUICIDE IS MYSTERIOUS.
No Reason Known for the Act of Speng-
ier, the Wisconsin Banker.
MENASHA, Wis., Dec. 24.—Mystery
surrounds the suicide of Otto Spengler In
the summer home of his father-in-law,
Silas Bullard, on Lake Winnebago, a few
miles from this city.
No reason can be found for his act.
Spengler, who was the only son of H. H.
Spengler, of Spengler's Corners, and re
puted to b e worth half a million dollars,
was until recently engaged in operating
a bank at Hortonville.
Spengler. his wife and children had been
living at the home of Silas Bullard. Sat
urday he left his home, and no news of
his whereabouts was learned until yes
terday, when his wife found a note stat
ing that his dead body would be found
In the Bullard summer home, and that all
his papers, effects and chattels were at
the First National bank of Menasha.
Spengler was at one time prominent in
athletics as a bicycle rider.
MUST STAY IN THE ICE.
Steamer Monarch's Big Cargo Will Be
Tied Up Four Months.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.. Dec. 24.—
The steamer Monarch will have to re
main in ice in St. Mary's river all winter.
The tugs Protector and Sarnla battled
with the Ice from Detour up to within
fifteen miles of the boat, when plates
were loosened and they had to return.
The Northern Navigation company in
tended putting $40,000 worth of improve
ments on the Monarch this winter, and
this will have to be abandoned and the
big cargo will be tied up four months.
The Monarch Is one of the biggest combi
nation passenger and freight boats in the
Canadian service. She was running be
tween the lower ports and Port Arthur.
Huron College Receives Gifts.
Special to The Globe.
HURON, S. D.. Dec. 24.—Ralph Bald
win, of Clinton, N. J., has advised Presi
dent French, of Huron college, that he is
ready to give to that Institution $15,000
for the completion of the girl's dormitory
now being erected on the college campus
and for which the women have already
raised $5,000. Mr. Voorhees asks that the
building be named the Elizabeth R. Voor
hees dormitory, in honor of his wife,
which request will be granted. Another
gift of $2,000 cash comes to the college
endowment fund from John H. Converse,
of Philadelphia, president of the Baldwin
Locomotive works, and which sum makes
the endowment fund nearly $100,000.
These gifts are the result of the efforts of
President French in the East In the in
terest of the college.
Inspects Crookston Militia.
Special to The Globe.
CROOKSTON, Minn., Dec. 24.—Com
pany I was inspected today by Maj Per
son, of Minneapolis. He complimented
the members of the company and the
officers upon the remarkable showing
which they made. The company has been
organized but a short time and is already
well up among the companies for pro
Fail to Convict Mrs. Lavalleur.
NEWTON, lowa, Dec. 24.—After thirty
six hours the Lavalleur murder jury has
disagreed. Lavalleur was murdered a
year ago and his body burned. Two juries
have failed to convict Mrs. Lavalleur,»ac»
cused of the crime.
Orphan la Jailed.
Special to The Globe.
MILLER. S. D., Dec. 24.—Alex Shields,
a fifteen-year-old boy from the Sioux
Falls orphans' home. Is in jail here ac
cused of stealing goods from stores.
The Stillwater Water company ap
plied to the district court yesterday for
an injunction to restrain H. C. Farmer
and Horace Vollgny from digging on
lot 8. so as to disturb the conduit of
the Stillwater Water company, over
which there has been considerable liti
Warden Wolfer has arranged an en
joyable programme for the Christmas
exercises to be held In the prison
chapel this forenoon. After the exer
cises the convicts will be permitted to
spend a few hours in the corridors of
the cellroom.-"; 'Ti-i 1
Daniel Reardon is critically ill with
pneumonia at his home on the South
hill and very little hope of recovery is
entertained. Mr. Reardon is a well
known resident of Stillwater, having
been a member of the police force some
years ago. :-^7 \; C
Mrs. Eugene Savage had her hus
band arrested yesterday on a charge of
non-support and the hearing was con
tiued until tomorrow. ~.~\ 7-77'
Judge Williston adjourned district
court yesterday after hearing argu
ments in the case of Hern against Han
Sheriff Ostrom yesterday levied on
the remainder of the jewelry stock of
F. L. Grace & Co., to satisfy a claim of
$13 held by L. D. Fish, of St. Paul, 1 and
the sheriff's sale of the stock was con
tinued throughout the day.
Local* merchants say that their
Christmas trade, which closed last
evening, was very large. Large sales
have been made and business continued
brisk up to late last evening.
GOVERNMENT TO HAVE
PARK AT THE
Docks to Be Moved to the East End of
the City in Consequence. -
Special to The Globe.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.. Dec. 24.
—A. . deal whereby the government will
get control of nine acres of land In the
business section of the city on J ths
river front for park purposes -is about
ready for closing. The consideration
will be not far from $250,000. It will
give the . government a park on . the
river front nearly a mile long and will
move the docks to the east end of the
city. A large amount of money .will be
expended to put the grounds: In sh_y>e
and -. many men 'will be * employed; ■y/fkv
park awill .* be , the largest in Mich'gaß,
with two exceptions.