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The St. Paul Globe
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circulation Is now the larg
est morning circulation in St.
MORE copies of the St. Paul
Globe than of any other
morning newspaper in St. Paul
or Minneapolis are delivered by
carriers to regular paid subscrib
ers at their homes.
THE St. Paul Sunday Globe is
now acknowledged to be the
best Sunday Paper in the North
west has the largest circu
ADVERTISERS get 100 per
cent more in results for the
money they spend on advertising
(n The Globe than from any other
THE Globe circulation Is ex
clusive, because it is the only
Democratic Newspaper of gen
eral circulation in the Northwest.
*"■ reach this great and dally
Increasing constituency, and It
cannot be reached In any other
The death of Senator George F. Hoar,
of Massachusetts, will be lamented
sincerely by patriotic Americans with
out distinction of party. Those who
dissented from his judgment in public
matters, as well as those who believed
him to be in line with the highest
thought and best aspirations of the
country, will pay willing tribute to the
splendid disinterestedness of his char
acter and to the severe conscientious
ness that upheld the fine old traditions
of New England and of the nation.
After a long life of public service he
leaves behind him a record free from
reproach and a name that will forever
stand among Amc-rica's great ones.
Senator Hoar was both a gentleman
and a statesman of the old school. He
never assimilated the modern political
idea, nor would he consent to be as
similated by it. It was his notion that
a man could be active in political life
and still be a gentleman. It was his
notion that a man could hold high
office and render signal service to his
party and still be honest with himself
and with the people. Had he belonged
to the younger generation, perhaps he
might have suffered for this faith. But
he was so imbedded in the fabric of
Massachusetts' political life, his was
such a name to oonjure wkh, he had
such a hold upon the faith as well as
the affections of the common people,
that nothing could touch him harm
fully. Serene and secure in the place
that he held, he died in the full confi
dence and love of his people.
We cannot extol too highly the idea
that Sjenator Hoar held of public life
and responsibility. Aside from his per
sonal service, he is a great figure in the
life of the day because he proved in
his own person the possibility of a
middle ground between two types of
political action. It was the best type
of partisanship and the best type of
Independent that united to make Sena
tor Hoar a man universally respected
and admired and beloved.
No deviation from its path could
break his allegiance to the party of his
devotion. It was not The Globe's
party, and the devotion seems to us to
have been misplaced. Yet we respect
right heartily the loyalty of the man
and his resolution to work within the
lines of his old associations; combat
ting evils, opposing wrong policies and
hoping faithfully for that return to
reason and to justice that never came.
Even more, of course, do we pay trib
ute to him for that daring courage that
enabled him on the floor of the senate,
among his own constituents and
through the public press to proclaim
his individual opinions and assert his
manhood. On our policy in the Philip
pines the record of Senator Hoar is
clear; and it will be, perhaps, his high
est claim to noble remembrance in our
American public life needs more such
men. The combination of an inde
pendent spirit with an honest judg
ment, with a strong sense of duty
a devoted attachment to that party cfc-*
ganization by which alone practical
results may be achieved, is essential to y,
statesmanship. That word "states
man," so loosely and often so ludi-
crously used in everyday discussion,
seldom finds a man to whom it can be
deservedly applied. We use it frankly
in the case of Senator Hoar, who was
found worthy to wear the title. He
was a good man, a patriotic American
and a statesman, owning the same
lofty lineage as the great men of New
England who contributed in an earlier
age so much to shape the ideas and the
destinies of the republic, All Ameri
cans, regardless of party or race or
creed or political policy, will join in a.
tribute of reverent praise and gratitude
and feel a common sorrow above the
grave of Senator Hoar.
The combined population of Kansas
City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., is
364,600 according to the" natives. Isn't
that grand larceny?
There is some joy in living in these
days of the_ acrobatic politician. No
funnier contribution to contemporane
ous gayety has been offered us than
the spectacle presented by the man
agers of Mr. Dunn's campaign—and
this is said with due regard for the
star work of the candidate himself.
For Mr. Dunn has been dodging the
knife of the enemy who walks in the
guise of a friend. With no other de
fense tWi his agility and his umbrella
he has been sidestepping a Brutus at
every corner; a lean and office-hungry
Cassius has lingered behind each lamp
post. And he stood by his declaration
that he had "rather go to hades with
his friends than to victory with his
enemies" until it began to look as
though he would be chased thither by
his enemies. Then his fool friends un
dertook' the guarding of him. They
would be at it still if the candidate
had not threatened to bring suits
against them for libel. When he came
to close quarters with his friends and
saw what he had to deal with he went
after his enemies and took them to his
throbbing and bleeding bosom. They
are nestling there now and some of the
friends are taking the road to hades
There is Joel Heatwole, who had
vaunted his intention of dying in the
last ditch with the truculent Mr. Dunn.
He would still be in the last ditch if
Dunn had not moved it out from un
der him. And .there again is "Jim"
Martin, the St. Cloud wonder, who led
the Collins contingent to a defeat that
cleft the g. o. p. in twain, occupying
a feathered nest in the same ditch with
Dunn, distributing promises of patron
age to the men who fought Dunn in
the preconvention days and dwelling
in the smiles of the senatorial chiefs.
The men who hurried themselves into
places of power at the right hand of
the candidate % have all been desired to
get to cover to the end that the con
verts may not be scared off. They
know, too, that Mr. Martin is human —
verj' human it would appear—and who
knows that he will not mistakenly
train some of the big guns he is man
ning on certain lofty personages?
It is not clear that Mr. Dunn has
helped his case at all, but he has in
some sort re-established himself as a
good fellow by making the outsider
laugh. His friends outside his official
family will be somewhat concerned
though about the future line of action
of the men who have been thrown over
the breastworks for knifing him. They
may conceive the waggish idea that
the snickersnee is a more effective
weapon than the knife and become in
terested in the active work of chop
ping off his members instead of prod
ding him with stage daggers.
For two days it looked as though
Rain-in-the-face might not insist on
managing the Indian summer, cam
The indictment that Lincoln Steffens
has brought against the stalwarts of
Wisconsin is sharp and true. The
mere fact that Senator Spooner char
acterizes the article by Steffens in Mc-
Clure's as "a pack of lies" does not
help the situation. It may be that the
arraignment by Steffens will not help
the La Follette cause, but it should
serve to remind the people of the Bad
ger state of the conditions which they
have permitted to exist in their gov
ernment for many years.
Steffens says that Spooner is the
beneficiary ofc the grossest political cor
ruption. He insinuates rather plainly
that the senator is the representative
of certain great interests in the United
States senate.' There is that in the
record of Spooner which gives color to
the statement. Senator Spooner is a
brilliant man and a resourceful poli
tician. It has not been proved against
him that he bought his way into the
United States senate, but there is
plenty of evidence that he permitted
the patronage cf' those who made it
their business to buy legislative votes
in support of men whose friendly offices
might be depended on in the senate.
Philetus Sawyer was perhaps the first
of the Wisconsin senators to reduce
politics to a commercial basis. He was
rich and ambitious for more riches.
He made no difficulty about admitting
the claim of the corrupt letrislator that
he was entitled to pay for his vote
when that vote was to he applied to
the advancement of a man who ex
pected to make money out of his posi
tion as a senator. His campaigns were
cold commercial propositions.. Spooner
jcivas his protege. The latter most as
i btifedly beaefited by the knowledge.
power and wealth of Sawyer in his
earlier years. La Follette was a pro
tege of Sawyer. It was the wily Pbi
letus who first recognized the strength
of young: La Follette. The elder poli
tician procured for La Follette his first
nomination and election to congress.
When the young congressman kicked
over the traces he astonished Sawyer
beyond expression. Since that time La
Follette has been without the pale of
orthodox Republicanism in Wisconsin,
but as a politician he has for years
survived by the system of spoils and
corruption which Sawyer and the eld
ers had countenanced.
The exposures that were made un
der the Peck regime resulted in hun
dreds of thousands of dollars that had
been abstracted from the state treas
ury being returned to it. In very des
peration the old gang had to go deep
in their pockets and get Republicans
back into power in the state. Both
Spooner and La Follette profited by
the need of the spoilsmen. Both went
into office —Spooner because he was
close to the men who held the purse
strings, La Follette because he was
useful. Until his political salvation
was at stake La Follette tolerated the
domination of Spooner, Quarles and
the other representatives of the old
idea in party politics. When he re
volted it was to save himself from
threatened extinction.
Steffens has given to the world a
story that needed no exploitation in
Wisconsin. Its publication at large
may have the effect of arousing the
people of the state, but it will not crip
ple the stalwarts. The dollar does not
shrink because it was dis"honestly made,
and the strength of the stalwarts is in
their bank accounts. La Follette will
probably be defeated, and he ought to
be defeated; because by the very ad
missions of Steffens he uses the same
system of patronage and favoritism for
which he berates his opponents, to build
up and maintain his own machine. But
the exposures that have been made in
the present campaign will put the Re
publican party in Wisconsin out of of
fice and back in the situation it occu
pied when Philetus Sawyer first in
quired how much a head legislators
were worth.
It will not t>e nearly so romantic in
suggestion but much more so in fact
when Wolfert's Roost becomes May
Irwin's Roost.
There is one form of communication
over considerable distances that has
made surprisingly small progress as
compared with the improvements man
ifested in other directions. While the
electric railway has grown from a cu
riosity to a universal utility, and while
the management of companies con
cerned in electric transit can scarcely
keep pace with mechanical invention
and improvement, the pneumatic tube
still remains an almost unused Uusi
ness adjunct, except in the largest of
our cities. The announcement that
the construction of such a 'tube be
tween Chicago and Milwaukee is
planned marks a step which we should
have expected to see taken long ago.
The pneumatic tube as a means of
transmitting packages over a consid
erable distance has so many advan
tages over other methods that one can
not but wonder at its slow progress
toward general adoption. The plant is
costly to construct, but once in place
the expense of operation is only a trifle.
Space and time are conquered more
completely than by any other device. A
few seconds suffice for plunging the ,
rolling ball that carries packages
through the tube a distance of many
miles upon its way. The only outlay is
that for maintaining a comparatively
trifling plant for the application of
pneumatic power. There is ho road
bed, no rolling stock except the ball
that runs through the tube, and there
are no employes except the few needed
to manipulate the mechanism at the
different stations. The pneumatic tube
certainly has a big future of its own.
The value of compressed air as a
motive power is slowly forcing itself
to the front. The difficulties of apply
ing and controlling it without adding
enormously to the weight of a vehicle
will probably for a long time prevent
its application te^ motor cars. It has
been used, however, to great advantage
in the propulsion of street cars abroad,
and successful experiments were made
with it in New York city. But the
pneumatic tube is different. Being op
erated from a stationary plant, these
objections are removed. We wonder
for one thing that no company has
been organized heretofore to conduct a
business by pneumatic tube between
St. Paul and Minneapolis. It would
supersede an enormous amount of work
now done by telegraph and telephone,
bf express and by freight carriage. It
would make instantaneous communica
tion between the two cities and would
be a benefit to them both. The proba
bilities are that It wouW pay hand
somely. The project is worthy the se
rious consideration of capital.
The capture of "Jim" Martin by the
Dunn forces and its immediate effect,
might well lead seme of the original
supporters of the candidate to quote
"Another such victory and we are done
Judge-Captain-Court Commissioner
Gallick might be placated for his loss
of office by a -Republican nomination
for the supreme bench.
I Contemporary Comment I
Intelligent Voters Will -Compare
The time of waiting and conjecture
is over; tne Democratic candidate for
the presidency has at last sped his
bolt. In the letter of acceptance it
may be assumed that everything Alton
B. Parker »and his chosen advisers
think it jusJWious to say to the Ameri
can electorate has, been said- We re"
fraln from making any comparison, as
regards* either form or substance, be
tween thefioflge's letter-and the presi
dent's fefieki Intelligent voters can
safely be'tfiUsted to do all the neces
sary comparing for themselves. We
limit ourselves at this time to a few
annotations.—Hartford Courant (Rep.).
Represents Important Views
It remains none the less true that
the Democratic candidate represents
views which are of the highest im
portance to the permanent welfare of
the republic; that his election would
furnish a wholesome check to tenden
cies that constitute a most serious
menace to the" permanence of our long
cherished ideals and traditions; and
that those who are opposed to Impe
rialism, to rabid protectionism, and to
a loose view of the restraints of na
tional law and international responsi
bility have ample reason to cast their
vote for Alton B. Parker for president.
—Baltimore News (Ind.).
Will Put Heart Into the Contest
Brief, cogent, strong, courageous, the
letter answers the expectation of the
people and will put heart and life into
the contest. It is an appeal for a re
turn to the old paths along which the
people of this country, under the
guidance of God, have trodden their
way in the realization of a wondrous
prosperity and power. The voters of
the nation will set this admirable let
ter beside the tedious, extravagant and
menacing letter sent forth by President
Roosevelt as an antidote against im
perial poisoning.—Philadelphia Record
(Dem.). r
No Dodging in It
Judge Parker's letter of acceptance
may fairly be called a strong docu
ment. There is no dodging in it, and it
leaves the impression that it expresses
the views, of an honest man concern
ing conditions as he sees them. If i|
does not answer the arguments of
President Roosevelt,' it does essay to
meet them squarely. Whatever we may
think of Parker Democracy, no doubt is
left us as to what Parker Democ
racy is.—Philadelphia North American
(Ind. Rep.).
Makes His Meaning Clear
Neither Judge Parker's friends nor
his political opponents can complain
that he has failed to make his mean
ing clear or to draw the line distinctly
between Democratic policies and Re
publican policies. The letter of ac
ceptance is a sound exposition of Dem
ocratic principles. Constitutionalism
has been the keynote of Judge Parker's
addresses and writings since his nomi
nation last July.—Baltimore Sun (Ind.-
Raises the Campaign From Dead Level
Judge Parker's letter of acceptance
lifts the campaign from the dead level
to which it has seemed-to be settling.
It is the voice of a statesman clearly
declaring the perils of the present sit
uation and tendencies, and of a patriot
earnest for leform. It is a sharp cor
rective of the soporific influence which
would have the people "stand pat" and
let things go on as they have been go
ing.—Boston Post (Dem.).
Guidepost to the Safer Way
No clearer knowledge of patriotic
duty can be had by any voter than by
comparing the letters of the respective
presidential candidates. They are the
guideposts pointing the way each party
will go *f successful at the polls. Form
ing our deliberate judgment upon
these letters, we believe that Judge
Parker's guidepost points the safer,
saner way to good government.—Phil
adelphia Ledger (Ind.).
Ingenious Police
The Brooklyn police comfort a man
who has been "burglarized" while at
the theater by telling him that he
ought to give notice at the station
house when he leaves his home for
three hours. Police sleuths never did
lack ingenuity—in some directions. —
New York Wqiid..
A Chart for Conservative Voters
Judge Parker has presented his views
of the que&tiohs of the campaign with
great force and clearness in this ad
mirable letter, which will remain a
good chart for all conservative voters
in the campaigns of the future no less
than in that of this year.—Hartford
Times (Dem.).
Circus «nd Chftreh Seats
If people had to sit on as uncom
fortable seats at a church as at the
circus, how they would roar! This is
one of the.thipgs that prove the influ
ence of mind over matter. —Atchison
Likes tc See the Boys Succeed
Mr. Cleveland smiles at Parker and
Herrick in a fatherly sort of way.—
Baltimore Sun.
. WASHINGTON, D. C Sept. 30.—Fore
cast: . -' - • . ' -
: Minnesota— and-warmer. Saturday,,
winds • shifting Ito fresh south; Sunday
"Upper ;Michigan and' Wisconsin—
Saturday ; aod Sunday; fresh west winds
becoming variable. - , '■- „ „ ",
.- Montana—Fair Saturday and . Sunday.
Showers Saturday; Sunday fair
and warmer. .■ : •■ t . - ■ - •...
South Dakota— warmer Saturday;
Sunday fair. ?iv.?; ' "i" V- •''■;:\2 J i.i'
North Dakota—Fair Saturday, , with
■warmer in east portion; Sunday fair.
St.--: —Yesterday's ' observations,
taken by the ;United States weather bu
reau. St. Paul,' W. E.- Oliver, observer, : for
the * twenty-four houra • ended tat .7 i, o'clock
i last Barometer corrected for ter
n' perature 1 and -elevation. Barometer. 30.17;
! relative humidity, 51; weather,: cloudy:
! maximurm temperature. . 68;. minimum te.m
--! perature, 53; daily range. 115;-mean tem
| perature, ■■< SOj 7 p. m. temperature, ,62;
wind at -.7 p. m., : southwest;- amount of
precipitation in the >taatir?«s twenty-four
hours. fl.T:,w: ■-■■>_-: i* -- ■ . # ; '■ ... ■ . :
* Yesterday's Temperatures — .v;:-.. . i
/ . . •SpmHigh! ■•■':- - *BpmHigb
Alpena ."'.w. ...56 64 Jacksonville ...82 ■92
Battleford .?...B8:,. &4;Los Angeles. . .172 84
Bismarck ......70 , 80!Marquette .. .-;^8 64
Buffalo . .T.V.: 60": 62[Memphis r.. V.r. 82 ..: 90
Boston -."...'., .60 ;l;7B(M«iieto6 Hat. .78 ". 80
Chicago ■"..''/.!-. 62 ::-. 6SiMiiwa ukee .... 60 -«8
Gincinnatt ' V.'V.tt -t 78Minnedosa .. .-.-.W 82
Cleveland '7...';62 i 64[Montreal :. :;r.-.60.64
Denver;.'.'; T.''.'. f j 66|Md6rhead : .i?:-'S.f3 '■ 70
Dcs M0ine5....58 i 66INew Orleans...Bß 94'
Detroit ...1... 58 v : 6«>N<*w York ... ;«4 72
LHiluth : .t'.-:T. .88"^ 64!Omaba .7.V.1.54 -; 62
El Paso r.. 72 78iPittS*rtwg /v^S;<74
Edmonton ...50. • 64; San • Francisco. V 74
Escanaba .-.-.-r;.sß'<-66;St.'-I euisrrrrTrrSg - 76
Oalveston .-... .Bj2 t? BßjSalt Lake ;.'.CB 72
Grand «*fpi&sLlo 6WSBB Antonio..: 82 •. 88
Green Bay 70IS. Ste. Marie...62 66
Havre r. .Vir.7B,. 82JWashington . .:.6S r «4;
Helena^.-.;... €6 7<Winnipeg .....66 66
Huron ..•..^•«';72t" rr-f'i'---;'." Jr;':: j;~
' •Washington time (7 P- m. St. Paul).
:•" Rh/er Bulletin— a. m. "■ "
_ „_j .. Danger Gauge : Charige;
Stations. ~ Line". Reading. 24 hours.
St - Baul •.-.:...... 14 ■ ■ 2-*-. -tr : ,;j —0;i
L« Cross* ..10 4.0 *c.3
Davenport -t'. 15 ./..-. 3.8 .j r -..^, 0.3
St. Louis ;...:r.:..30 114 . .....
,v- •Rise. ■-- —Fall. l~ '-. „- - .r*< "' .i ;:" -'. . .„
pr Tlie Mississippi ; river iat ; St. - Paul : will
= remain neartyjstationaqf.;^ -:; .
What the Editors Say
A writer in a paper published in one
of the southern counties of the state
says a business man suggested that it
is about time that the referred to
county send men to the legislature
who do not have to be watched con
tinually lest they blow out the gas
in their hotel at St. Paul. And this is
a pertinent suggestion in the way of
advice that might be applicable in
other counties of Minnesota. —Hokah
The intelligent readers appreciate a
newspaper which represents convic
tions and is not afraid to express
them. It is no dishonor nor treason to
•criticise wrong principles nor "oppose
bad nominations on the part of a
party. Political parties are not infal
lible, much less are political leaders.
Money and corporate interests too
often dictate platforms and nominees.
—Olivia Review.
Candidate Dunn at first took a very
emphatic stand against exhibiting him
self at the county fairs, but he has
now come off the "high horse" and is
falling all over himself to take in
every fair in sight. What a change! —
Swift County Monitor.
In Ramsey county the Republicans
cast a particularly large vote in the
primaries. Friends of the Democratic
nominees, however, if we may judge
by last spring's election, do business at
the election proper.—Midway News.
The St. Paul Dispatch and the Min
neapolis Journal can hardly consider
themselves indorsed by the result in
McCleary's district. Tariff reform will
come from the Democratic party, if
ever.—Little Falls Herald.
The primary election law is either
in for several changes or its repeal if
the sentiment expressed of late is any
where near the same in other parts of
the state as here in this county.—Nor
man County Index.
If it is a bad thing for the trusts to
help Judge Parker in his campaign
for the presidency, how is it that it
was a good thing for them to help Mc-
Kinley in 1896 and 1900? —Sleepy Eye
The Republicans of New York have
nominated one Higgins for governor.
Isn't it curious that when a Celt joins
the Republican party he drops the pre
fix O from his name. —Faribault Pilot.
Dunn is on the defensive. And the
fact that the Pioneer Press didn't care
to publish the Johnson report doesn't
make it look any better for him. —Red
Wing News.
When profession.%l politicians don't
want the people to discuss a question
they tell them it is too complicated
for them 10 understand.—Sauk Center
T Among the Merrymakers J
Found It
The traveler with the dusty shoes ark?
the small valise knocked at the door of
the spacious farm house.
"In your advertisement. 'Summer
Boarders Wanted.' " he said, "you prom
ise rest and complete chaaige of scene for
the tired city man who wants to enjoy
an ideal country life for a few weeks.
Have you got a graphophone?"
"No, sir," replied the farmer's wife.
"Got a telephone?"
"No, sir."
"Have you one of these penny-in-the
slot machines with slabs of chewing gum
on the inside?"
"No. sir."
"Then I'll stop here." said the travel
er with a sigh of relief. "Yours is the
first place of the kind I've found."—Chi
cago Tribune.
The chicken fancier had a game chicken
that was a wonder.
He had never been licked in the pits
and had made him a great deal of money.
In fact, it was said among the sports
who knew whereof they spoke that the
little gamecock was the red-nosed man's
So what was more natural, when the
fancier was seen trying to surround his
pet and drive it back into its accustomed
inclosure, than for a -waggish friend to
say he was "trying to re-coup his for
tune?" —Baltimore American.
Poor Kldder
Mrs. Kidder—Charle3, can't you give
me another check? J see you have a
whole book full.
Mr. Kidder—That doesn't signify, dear;
I have used up my balance at the bank.
Mrs Kidder—Then why didn't you give
up your check book? Now, It's no use for
you to tell stories. Joseph Kidder. If you
mean to say I shan't have any money,
why don't you say so right out, like a
man?— Boston Transcript.
Envious Contemporary (to Miss Bud
long)—And so you are really engaged to
Mr. Timid Smithkins?
Miss Budlong (quite provokingly)—Yes,
dear; and I want you to suggest some
thing sweet and tender to go in my en
gagement ring^-
Envious Contemporary —If I were in
your place, I'd have the simple word
'Eureka."—Tit Bits.
. Quite Another Story
Stern Parent—No, daughter, I will never
consent to your marriage with a man who
gambles like young Spotkms does.;
Pretty Daughter— papa.;he says he
will. return all he '■ ever won from you on
our wedding day. ■■:■ ■■•
Stern- Parent— didn't you tell, me
that in the " first place? The • sooner yon
marry him, my dear, the better.Kenne
bec (Me.) Journal. .. - r
The Very Thing
"This is a queer-looking ; spoon-hook,"
said the customer. —' . . .^
'•That, sir." ; said the dealer in sporting
goods, "is the very latest. It is called
the "Angler's Delight.' " -
I; ••What's the.ideain.it?" „'
! "It is a combination spoon-hook and
corkscrew."—Catholic Standard and
Disgraceful .:
"Gracious!"- exclaimed the good woman,
"we'll have to stop Tommy playing that
horrid baseball." ' - : :
'--■ "Why?" asked her husband. '■--_-/
w" "Here's a piece in the paper about some
Cincinnati players who were transferred tv
Pittsburg, and now, it says, - they're regu
lar —Philadelphia Ledger.
Not for Him
"Did you ever have your ancestry traced
back?" " '.-. - \-<^- „,•■;:-.-;/ ,V
■■■■"T6S • once.'* p' ' ' ' • "-- •■- , ■*'^--
." "What did you do? Join some of the
antique societies? 11 -■■ •;. ","-:•
v "No- I worked like a -nailer trying to
: cover up the traces."—Deti oit Free Pras.
!- H - ;'; Took : Wrong \ Invoice
: "You told r me that you : couldn't pos
sibly ' live ', with Miss : Bullion, and" now
your announcement cards are out." •■■->■*..-■
-"That's ■ right. I', found > upon < invoicing
my - affairs i that :I * could; not ; live r without
er "—Detroit Free. Press. ' -• .
:*-'~:.-: "'{-■• ■•_:''. :. ButlTwa Feet /.;.
• Tommy—Mamma," my feet hurt in these
new shoes.- .-::-> v -'■■: ■'.' 'j •:'•'•-
Mamma— dear, you ha*e them on
• the wrong feet! K-.-s -.^ v*"- •" •:^
Tommy—But, mamma. I have no other
f ee t._ Philadelphia; Bulletin.
■ " Very; Gallant
' "Why don't you . get your ' life insured;
my dear?" asked; Mrs. Newed. . •:
- "'l'm afraid people 'j might * say ;I ~ was
afraid ito take chances on your cooki
replied the gallant young husband.—Phila
idelphia Press. :^-v .-^v :: -^\. ''■'-'■ T.
- Another Campaign Lie
The battleship was compelled; to put in
to port for supplies.y.-^N-r -;-J- -v, "r .. J
•-; "What's i the j matter ' was rthe; anxious
query of * the; secxe ta-rj-. of the - navy, who
was *on - board. "Is lit-. a \ hot '; box? I—Chicago1—Chi-
cago Tribune.
1 At St. Paul Theaters
Today's matinee and evening per
formance and an extra performance to
morrow will close the engagement of
"Glittering Gloria" at the Metropolitan.
Hilda Spong is Henry Miller's lead
ing worn.an. The play in which she is
now to be introduced by Mr. Frohman,
with Mr. Miller, at the Metropolitan
opera house on Monday evening, is
Henry ' ur Jones' English comedy,
"Joseph rangled," and it Is the chief
play in which Mr. Frohman will star
Mr. Miller throughout the East this
season. It has not yet been seen in
this section of the United States, hav
ing been given its American premiere
in San Francisco recently. The en
gagement is limited to three nights and
Wednesday matinee. \
In Sam Shubert's production of "The
Royal Chef," the one that ran_twenty
three weeks in Chicago and ~Rkewi.se
was seen at the Lyric theater. New
York city, is to make its advent in this
city next Thursday at the Metropoli
tan. It is a musical comedy said to ex
ploit the prettiest chorus on the road.
There will be a popular priced mati
nee at the Grand today at 2:30 of Lin
coln J. Carter's, play, "Two Little
Waifs." The last performance takes
place tonight at 8:15.
James H. Wallick's scenic melo
drama, "Queen of the Highway," will
begin a week's engagement at the
Grand tomorrow afternoon. Plenty of
exciting scenes and thrilling situations
sustain the interest.
Sam Devere's company will close a
satisfactory week's engagement at the
Star with two performances today.
Primate Addresses the Brother
hood of St. Andrew
feature of today's proceedings of the
annual conference of the Brotherhood of
Sfc. Andrew was the presence of the arch
bishop of Canterbury, Dr. Davidson. He
attended the conference of the junior
members of the brotherhood. Only dele-
gates to the convention were admitted.
Following the conference the archbishop
addressed the members of the brother
hood. He said:
Your kindness has emphasized to me
the sense of absolute oneness of the Eng
lish and American brunches of the church
and the almost oneness of our kindred
nations. I am glad that the misunder
standing of a hundred odd years ago ta
driven happily and blessedly, and, please
God, permanently away from our hearts
and from our minds. But, speaking now
as a churchman and not as men of nearly
related countries. God's care of our
church in the past years and centuries is
a memory and a knowledge as dear to
you as it is dear to us.
I do not think I realized what a great
force there is in your country until this
afternoon when I fared the thousands of
boys who compose the junior department
of your brotherhood. If all these youth
be inculcated with the principles for
which your brotherhood stands, what
must it mean to America, and next to
England and all the civilized world twen
ty or thirty years hence? Half a century
ago the common answer to the question
as to what was the first duty of a Chris
tian would invariably have been the .sav
ing of his own soul. Now, in the wider
range of view which virtually all men
possess, it is generally recognized that
no man should think of himself; that Is,
each is not only responsible for the sav
ing of his o.wn soul, but for helping the
common life with which he has daily
to do.
Dr. Davidson concluded by commend
ing the brotherhood for its religious and
humanitarian work.
A report Increasing the number of
members of the general council from 32
to 50 was adopted. The report recom
mended that the newly elected members
of the grand council be empowered to in
crease the membership to fifty as neces
sity may require. This recommendation
was also adopted. Among the forty-one
members of the general council elected to
day are Hector Baxter, of Minneapolis,
and G. E. Hammond, of Milwaukee.
Sacks for the United States Are Plun
dered in France
PARIS, Sept. 30. —A bold robbery
was committed last evening on a mail
car, between Paris and Havre, contain
ing American mail. One car was en
tirely given up to mail for the United
States. There were about 100 mail
pouches on this car, which was sealed
and heavily locked. On arriving at
Rouen early this morning it was found
that the American mail car had been
broken open and that the pouches were
in great disorder. Ninety-one bags had
been opened and their contents rifled
of such valuables as they might have
contained. There is no records of their
contents or of the valuables abstracted.
The robbery was reported to the
postal authorities here and inspectors
were detailed to investigate it. Thus
far they have found no clew. Inquiry
of American forwarding and banking
concerns shows that they are not
among the losers.
Statesman Do-s Stripes
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Sept. 30.— J. M.
Schleter, former member of the house
of delegates, who pleaded guilty three
months ago to charges of bribery in
connection with the suburban railway
deal, was today sentenced by. Judge
Snow to two years' imprisonment in
the penitentiary.
Deputy Auditor Foley yesterday sent
out notices of nomination to all can
didates for county and city offices who
were nominated at the primary elec
tion. The payment of the required
fees will entitle the candidates to have
their names placed upon the official
ballot at the general election.
The funeral of John S. Nay, who
died at Los Angeles, Gal., was held
here yesterday forenoon. The body ar
rived late Thursday evening and was
taken to the Bellsle morgue. The pall
bearers were members of the Grand
Army and St. John's lodge, A. F.
and A. Af.
The directors of the Auditorium com
pany have decided upon a site-; for the
new opera house —the tws lots imme-.
diately south of the Central house, on
Second street. Plans for the structure
are almost completed and work on the
building will be commenced this fall.
The pontoon bridge between Still -
water and Houlton. which- was badly
damaged by fire two weeks ago. is
again in condition so that teams can
cross it safely.
County Attorney Nethaway went to
Marine yesterday to attend the trial of
Dennis Olson, charged with having as
saulted the manager of the Marine
J. E. Blanke has purchased the John
Haggerty residence on South Fourth
street for a consideration of $2,000.
Annual Report Indfcates a Loss
of Over Half a Million
The annual statement of the Minne
sota Transfer Railroad company was
filed yesterday with the railroad com
mission. The statement shows that the
company had a gross income last year
of $50,916 from all sources.
The operating expenses of the com
pany, however, were $509,368, whkh
leaves a deficit of $458,452. The deficit
is further increased by the items 6f in
terest on the funded debt of the com
pany and taxes charged against thr>
property. These items make a total
of $68,785, and added to the deficit of
earnings, makes a grand total of $527,
--240 for the year.
This amount was paid by the rail
road companies which own the transfer
company jointly.
The showing is said to be not a bad
one when the amount of valuable
service performed by the road is con
sidered. The transfer company has few
and meager sources of income and is
well thought of as an Investment by
its owners in spite of the heavy def
Territorial Pioneers Bid Wither-
spoon Farewell
W. E. Witherspoon, the new city
passenger representative of the Min
neapolis & St. Louis, takes hold of his
position in this city today. Yesterday
he was busy receiving congratulations
at Minneapolis, where he is now sta
tioned. Among those who called on
him was a committee from the Terri
torial Pioneers' association.
The committee gathered in the office
and chatted pleasantly with the rail
road official. Finally a little girl came
to the door of the private office and
signaled for Mr. Witherspoon to come
to her. He hastily arose and followed
When the door closed behind the
pair one of the pioneers whispered to
another: ''That's Bill's granddaughter.
Fine girl, heV"'
"Bill's older than he looks," ventured
another. "I remember when I was
quite a boy he was playing in the same
company with Mrs. Gilbert, and she Is
ninety-two years old now. 1'
At this point in the conversation Mr.
Witherspoon came back and the rem
iniscences ceased.
After the veterans had gone The
Globe man asked Mr. Witherspoon if
the child was his granddaughter, and
he laughed nervously and replied that
she was not.
The new official of the St. Lou in is
almost as well known in St. Paul as he
is in Minneapolis. He has been in the
railroad business all his life ami has
risen to his present position by reason
of his own efforts.
He is noted as a wit of the new
school and has gained some reputation
as a contributor to magazines on tech
nical subjects.
Fas: Train to Carry Mails Between St.
Paul and Winnipeg
The new mail schedule between here
and Winnipeg will be instituted Oct.
10. The time card of the schedule
makes It possible for the saving of a
day in correspondence between the cit
ies compared with the present service.
The running time between St. Paul
and Winnipeg lor the mails will be
about fourteen hours and will be so
gauged that a letter mailed here at
night will reach the Canadian city the
next morning, and the- south bound
train leaving there at 5:20 in the after
noon may bring an answer back early
the next day.
Line Said to Have Option otf Washing
ton Coal Road
BELLJ.NGHAM, Wash.. Sept. 30.—
The Rockefeller interests arc declared
to have secured an option on the estate
of the late H. B. Cornwall, and if the
report is true the Bellingham Bay &
British Columbia may fall into the
hands of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul as an outlet to the coast 1.
Complete Stock Sale
NEW YORK, Sept. 30.—The,holders
of the Chicago & Alton preferred stock
will receive notice today that the com
mittee with which they deposited their
shares under agreement of Dec. 23,
1903, have sold the stock for $S4 per
share each. The identity of the pur
chasing interest is not disclosed. Kuhn,
Loeb & Co., acting for the committee,
will distribute after Oct. 3 the pro rata
shares of the net proceeds of the sale.
The committee which negotiated .the
sale of the stock consists of John A.
Stewart, Edward H. Harrimari and
John J. Mitchell, of Chicago.
Buffalo Makas Fast Run <■
DULUTH, Minn., Sept. 3»>>»-TJie big
package freight steamer Buffalo, of the
Western Transit line, has made a, new
record for freight boats between Buf
falo and Dultith arriving here hi 66
hours and 30 minutes, an average of
nearly sixteen miles an hour fof the
entire distance. The boat came ifrom
the Sault locks to Duluth in 25 Rour9
55 minutes, a distance of over 400
Hay Will Stay In
~ CHICAGO, Sept. 30.—That Secretary
of State John Hay is to remain at the
head of the state department in case
President Roosevelt is elected in* No
vember has been settled, according to
President Benjamin Ide Wheelef, 01
the University of California, who was
in Chicago today on his way back to
California from the East. Mr. Wheeler
said he has this information from the
"They say there was a big battle ragir.i?
in the East yesterday." said Pottering
Pete. "I.wonder who won §?' A
"We aid. by two columns, replied the
Western editir. "We had a four-column
account of it. and our «tegrab>e con
temporary only had two." —Miiladeiphit

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