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The StPaul Globe THBJ GLOBE CO., PUBLISHERS Entered at Postofflce at St. Paul, Minn., as Second-Class Matter. . TELEPHONE CALLS Northwestern—Business, 1065 Main. Editorial; ■TR Main. mm > . . _. Twin City—Business. 1066; Editorial. 78. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS *" By Carrier— Monthly Ttate Only jaily only 40' cents per month 3aily and Sunday 50 cents per montn Sunday 20 cents per month COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS By Mail. 11 mo. |6 mos. 112 moaT Daily only .26 $1.60 $3.00 Daily aVsunday.. .86 2.00 4.00 Sunday .' 20 1.10 2.00 EASTERN REPRESENTATIVE W. J. MORTON, „. 150 Nassau St., Ne-w York City. •7 Washington St.. Chicago. THE ST.PAUL DAILY GLOBE'S circulation Is now the larg est morning circulation In St. Paul. 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 and has the largest circu lation. ADVERTISERS get 100 per cent more In results for the money they spend on advertising In The Globe than from any other paper. THE Globe circulation Is ex clusive, because it is the only Democratic Newspaper of gen eral circulation in the Northwest. ADVERTISERS In The Globe reach this great and dally Increasing constituency, and It cannot be reached in any other way. RESULTS COUNT— THE GLOBE GIVES THEM. SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 1904 OUR GOLD AND SILVER MEDAL 3 If-it were permitted this state to excel in but one thing and if a choice were, offered it, undoubtedly it would declare in favor of its free educational system. Its population is and always has been remarkably common-sensed. Invariably the people have spoken up for the things that are most worth •while, and they have been farsighted enough to perceive that in a democ racy there is nothing better worth while than an honest educational sys tem. Therefore Minnesota may be par doned if in the future she displays a trifle ostentatiously the gold and sil ver medals which the St. Louis exposi tion has awarded her for her educa tional exhibit. There are many circumstances that make the award a particularly gratify ing one. In the first place the exhibit was not costly. Minnesotans have read with pride that other states expended more money on their display; that this state's exhibit, indeed, was a very modest one. It won out on merit alone. Then it was (we have the word of the judges for this) "the most perfect crys tallization of the educational system, from rural schools to university, pre- Bented by any state." In other words, it was absolutely representative of the educational work of the state as it is carried on daily. And then, last but by no means least cause for gratifica tion, the elementary educational divi sion was awarded the biggest prize. Minnesota has never had to blu6h for her educational exhibit at any ex position. But the St. Louis exposition has demonstrated that the state is not resting on laurels won in the past; that ft is continuing to progress. To deter mine what are the essentials in educa tion and to stick to these—this is the problem and the duty of every state. Fortunately no myopia clouds Minne sota's vision. She has experimented, but she has made few serious mistakes and always she has been able to right her course. But if the St. Louis award compli ments the state, it compliments in a special manner the men and women who represent and who are perfecting Its educational system. The gold and silver medals are a tribute to their success. In the public school rooms in every city, town and district in the state, the teachers toil faithfully year after year, but little in the way of praise rewards their effort. The state should welcome this public commenda tion from St. Louis as much for their Bakes es for its own. TWO MISTAKES The board of alderman walked ly on Tuesday evening into two errors, from which-past experience and ample discussion should have set them free. It is a thousand pities that a body of men so responsible and in general bo careful of public interests should take the position that they have with refer ence to billboards and free lunches. Nobody wants any injustice done to th« billboard proprietors, but every body wants them put under some rea sonable regulation and restraint. Mb is what the city council has thus far refused to do. The ordinance intro duced Just after the great storm was not in any way extreme. Its provisions were reasonable and could have been enforced without hardship. The au thorities omitted an opportunity to beautify and benefit the city when they refused to enact it. The free lunch ordinance is a veri table chestnut. It arouses impatience to find men of weight and dignity wast ing their time on a subject like this. We have already discussed it at such length that we need say no more here than to reiterate the proposition that should rule the subject out of discus sion for all time. The city council should take no cognizance of it at aIL It is a matter for regulation by the saloon interest itself. If the saloon keepers wish to stop the free lunch business, let them stop it. If they do not, they have no more business to call upon the public authorities than a mer chant has to ask the city council to prevent a competitor from selling more cheaply and selling a different grade of goods than his own. The free lunch may be all that its enemies charge against it, but it is no subject for mu nicipal legislation. These two mistakes of the aldermen are not serious in themselves, but they indicate points of view that ought to be corrected. A DAY AFTER THE FAIR The Chamber of Commerce passed the usual resolutions lately favoring a consolidation of the government of Ramsey county and the city of St. Paul. The purpose is a proper and worthy one. There is no possible objection to this consolidation, and there has not been for the past fifteen or twenty years. There are many reasons in favor of it, including the convenience of the public, economy in the transaction of business and the presumptive consid erable lowering of the tax rate. Yet the union has never been consum mated and is not likely to be at the present time. The rock in the way is the fact that it would lessen the num ber of offlces and salaries. Every man who would be displaced, every employe under him and every man who hopes to hold one of these offlces in the fu ture is active against the change, while nobody except the framere of the reso lutions seems ready to do anything for it The skirts of The Globe are clear in this matter. It endeavored vainly by one appeal after another to Interest our business men and taxpayers in the leg islative nominations. It pointed out the fact that these positions are of im mensely more importance to our people than the filling of either city or county offlces. It showed the vital necessity of harmony and unity of action among business men, to send to the legisla ture a delegation selected from both parties consisting of strong and trust worthy men. Without any reflection upon the candidates that have been nominated, it is perfectly obvious that business men took no interest in the matter. They let the nominations go largely by default on both sides, and their wishes will not have any particu lar weight. One of the first reforms in local af fairs and one of the easiest to achieve is this union of city and county. We are carrying on a double government at considerable inconvenience and great expense for no purpose whatever. No manager of a business concern would allow this duplication of work and ex pense to continue for a fortnight. We could stop it whenever we please, but we will not do so by resolutions, or de bates, or meetings, or interviews or any other appeal whatsoever except the practical one. If the business or ganizations of this city should demand such a move and should go out and se cure the nomination of candidates to the legislature pledged to it, they would win the first time. They would get not only that, but support for such other measures as might help them and ad vance the interests of St. Paul. With the entire indifference that has been manifested in the past toward the choice of legislative nominees, except only when the capitol Question was under consideration, St. Paul has no one but herself to complain of for such experience as she has received. The Globe would like to see the city and county governments consolidated, but It is a day after the fair to talk about that now; unless our business men should agree to make it an issue, and we should be able to- force legislative candidates to put themselves on record in advance for or against it. ENTER THE WARMING PAN "When was the peace of Tnind of man or woman broken or disturbed by a warming pan which is in itself a harm less, a useful, and I will add, gentle- m«n, a comforting article of domestic furniture?" Thus Sergeant Buzfuz to a Jury of the unfortunate Pickwick's peers not more than half a century ago. But in the intervening years it has happened that the warming pan, like the spin ning wheel aaid the knocker, has been relegated to the attic, that limbo for useless and forgotten things. One has only been reminded of the part it once played in contributing to the creature comforts of those men and women who lived in an age that lacked "conven iences" when he has taken from the shelves some three decker novel whose author was not above immortalizing the warming pan- Somebody has said, however, that if an article i 3 kept long enough it i* THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1904 sure to become the fashion again, so the announcement that the warming pan is to be restored to favor will sur prise no one who has pinned his faith to the saying. Nevertheless, he may well question the desirability of intro ducing the warming pan into a steam heated age that cannot by any possible chance consider it either a useful or a comforting article of domestic furni ture. To drag it from Its seclusion merely tojprove that one had a grand father who depended on the comfort it secured for him is to add nothing to its glory. On the contrary, it is pos sible that its very restoration will bring disrepute upon it, for the sus picion of spuriousness may attach it self to many of these suddenly re stored warming pans, just as the sus picion of spuriousness has attached it self to so many grandfathers. Like the modern demand for grandfathers, the modern demand for warming pans that have figured in one's ancestral past may exceed the supply. Except for that one unfortunate epi sode in its history when it figured as Ex hibit A in the case of Bardell vs. Pick wick, no breath of fair fame has dark ened the fair fame of the warming pan. In a humble capacity it has served man well in the past. It is only fair, therefore, that now, when it is no longer needed, it shall be allowed to repose in peace in that obscurity to which steam heat and furnaces have rel egated it. To compel it to serve the purpose of a passing fad is to cheapen it in the eyes of a generation that can have no occasion to test its real worth. Let society think twice before restoring the warming pan. MIGHT BE WORTH TRYING City councils are constantly in a quandary when applications for fran chises are. presented to them to know whether these are bona fide or asked for speculative purposes only. A great business has been done in the past in franchise trading. Privileges have been received gratis from city councils or state legislatures, and the corpora tion whose business would suffer by the installation of a rival has been ap proached as soon as a franchise was received, and has bought out its com petitor at a good round sum. The public gained nothing in service, and of course had to pay in charges, in terest and dividends on the increased capital^ involved. For this reason all applications are now carefully scanned. As far as possible this species of transaction has been guarded against. The best safeguard is to make ex clusive franchises Impossible. The franchise monger has a poor business where anybody else can come in next day and get the same privileges that he has secured .and wishes to hawk about the streets. It was thought that an end could be put to the business by making the franchise non-transferable and requiring as a condition of grant ing It that the grantee should not con solidate with any competing company. But it has been found easy to whip the devil around this stump by transfer ring enough stock to give actual con trol to parties desiring; to purchase. The whole difficulty "remains one of the puzzles of public authorities In dealing with the franchise question. It might be worthy of consideration whether to that condition, that there shall be no consolidation with any other company, the further considera tion should be added that the stock of the new company shall be abso lutely non-transferable for a period of years. It seems as if this might build a barrier which- no one could climb over. No city council can be sure whether an application made to it is in good faith of not. Even if it is, one cannot be sure that this good faith will continue if a flattering offer to buy is received. Legislation to pre vent consolidation or sale has been found difficult to enforce. If, however, there were a condition in every charter or franchise that the stock of the new company should be absolutely non transferable for a period of, say, ten years, the projectors would either re tire from the field or be obliged to put actual money into the concern, go ahead and do business. It seems to us that some such expedient as this Is worthy of serious consideration by all legislative bodies. THE SECRETS OF THE BOUDOIR Time was when woman represented a profound mystery to the other sex— a mystery that was only partly reveal ed by the occasional hints dropped by her dearest friend. That was a*i age when the chivalrous regard and consid eration of mankind strewed woman's path with roses, when no suspicion was attached to golden locks and when any maiden's head might turn auburn in a single night without provoking a single masculine comment But the, dressmakers' conventions and "Answers to Correspondents" have changed all that. Today the boudoir with its toilet table is no holy of holies, for mere man has been initiated into the mysteries of the cold cream jug; what may be accomplished with lemon juice and glycerine is no secret to him, and he feels justified in regarding with suspicion the gold that glistens in my lady's hair. Moreover, "straight front" is English so far as he is concerned and "sloping shoulders" no longer rep resent nature, but art, to him. Certainly women have been the losers because of the** xevelations, but they have only themselves to blame for them. If they will beg publicly for a recipe that will make their hair curl and that will fill out the hollows in their cheeks, they must expect that others besides themselves will read and will judge accordingly. If they will permit dressmakers to announce publicly that grace and curves are supplied by the modiste, what right have they to complain? "A man tells his own secret in order to protect the secret of his frlen3, and a woman tells her friend's secret in order to hide her own," said a man smartly the other day. But if he were at all observing he would perceive that just now woman is busy telling truths about herself. The mystery that was once a potent charm has been dispelled. That "sugar and spice and all things nice" which man once firmly believed entered into the composition "of lovely woman has given place to peroxide, cold cream and "straight fronts." Or at least it has if the dressmakers and the "Answers to Correspondents" col umns are to be relied upon. And we have yet to learn that any woman or any association of women has risen up to repudiate their revelations. THE ONLY WAY Now let the Anglomaniacal managers of American theaters take warning and let every American playwright who has been blushing unseen in some desolate attic encourage the budding of hope in his heart, for there has risen up in Gotham one who has demonstrated that he knows how to obtain a hearing for the dramatic crea tion of his brain. The man in ques tion, who had written a serio-comic opera in six acts, recently approached a manager with the request that he read his work. But the manager, real izing that the opera had been written In America even though the playwright was not an American, waved him haughtily away. Whereupon Bald play wright, a strong man physically, set upon the manager and having reduced him to a comatose condition began reading aloud the first of the six acts. The arrival of the police interfered with what undoubtedly would have been a great triumph for the American playwright. To be sure, the fisticuff method of obtaining a hearing is not a dignified one, and many will not hesitate to de clare that the playwright who has originated it has really gained nothing. As for the first assertion, however, ex perience has proved that it is the only way; and in regard to the question whether or not the author of the serio comic opera in six acts has improved his prospects by his fistic bout, while it is too soon to express a definite opinion, no one can deny that some slight impression has been made by him on one manager, at least. It seems extremely probable that in the future other managers will hestitate before refusing the dramatic offering of one who has unmistakably proven his abil ity in another line. Heretofore the American stage has not been for the American playwright. His offerings have been scorned, he himself has had insult heaped upon him. But the American playwright appears about to have his day. If he takes the hint dropped by the author of the serio-comic opera in six acts, he will spend some part of each day ac quiring muscle with the dumbbell and the Indian club. Then when, tucking his manuscript under his arm, he sal lies forth to meet the American man ager he may feel reasonably sure of being able to write "veni, vidi, vici" after the encounter. For It has been demonstrated that there is at least one way of conquering the American man ager and the future looks very bright for the American playwright. A TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT A short time ago a popular maga zine printed a clever tale about two rhen's efforts to win customers for their respective soaps. Both built yaclits for a race which was to be sailed on an inland lake. The people on the shores of the lake had not yet declared in fa vor of either man's soap, but all were intensely interested in the yacht race. The lieutenant of one of the men re ceived orders which puzzled him great ly. He was, according to these rumors, to lose every race. Finally, the orders proving too much for his sporting blood, he went to his employer and de manded the reason for them. "It's like this," said the astute gentleman; "every time I lose a race the people, out of sympathy, buy my soap, for the Americans are always for the under dog. Therefore, we will continue to lose the races." Nobody has suspected the gallant Sir Thomas Lipton of deliberately losing a race, but not a few Americans have be lieved that Sir Thomas' chief interest over here was not a loving cup but a teacup. Therefore the drastic editorial published in the Yachtsman, a British sporting magazine, and widely quoted, contains no news, though its tone will undoubtedly arouse the resentment of all Yankees. In the first place it in sinuates that Sir Thomas Lipton has bunkoed Americans. This is undoubt edly untrue of Sir Thomas. While he probably did give some thought to the advertising that would result, he made a game fight in the races for which he entered and won the respect of his competitors. Americans are not easily bunkoed; and if Sir Thomas' only ob ject in coming "over here had been to secure advertisement for the LiDton teas, they would have been the first to see through it. If America made a great fuss over Sir Thomas, it was not because they loved him more, hjut because they loved his predecessor less. If they purchased his teas out of sympathy for the "un der dog," it was because he shone so by comparison with another "under dog," an Englishman, by the way, that the reaction- was intense and all in Sir Thomas' favor. This is not by way of saying that America would not be glad if a challenger other than Sir Thomas should make a try for the cup, or that it would feel sad if the announcement was made that Sir Thomas would never again try for the cup. Over here we are fond of novelty, and Sir Thomas" is an old story. But he is respected as a sportsman, and the fact that he is in trade, a circumstance which, it is shrewdly suspected, has prejudiced certain people in Great Britain against him, is rather in his favor with us. THE UNHAPPY NEWLY WED Certain persons of most uncouth hu mor, desiring to manifest a playful in terest in a bridegroom at Sioux City the other day, slipped a pair of man acles on his wrists. In a despairing effort to rid himself of the restraining bracelets the benedict broke the lock. The train which was to take the bride and groom on a wedding tour was due to start and the man with his bride was compelled to go away wearing the handcuffs. We do not as a rule favor a resort to physical force, but there are some con ditions which may not be met other wise. The Sioux City man would have been perfectly justified in going to any extreme in resisting the strenuous idiots who subjected, him and his bride to the humiliation which was put upon them. The humor of the bumpkin seems to be appealed to irresistibly by a wedding. He cannot refrain, unless the groom be of a size to check him, from indulging in tricks which he would not dare essay at any other time. The sacred character of the marriage cere mony stimulates in the joker some latent phase of idiocy which aims at inviting public ridicule for the newly wed. Ordinarily there are no means at hand for the checking or the punish ment of the wedding joker. Occasion ally when he indulges himself in a charivari the badgered groom has the excellent sense to take a shot at him, but as a general thing he goes unre buked. Which argues a bad state of public morals. A people having no re gard for the marriage ceremony can scarcely be expected to hold in very high esteem the sanctity of the mar riage tie. It is not seemly that a man who is about to enter a state which should call out the best that is in him should have his mind fixed on the necessity for arming himself, but it would help vast ly in the matter of keeping the wedding practical joker in check, and save many a bride from a nerve shattering experi ence, if the groom would add a big club to his wedding outfit. A DANGEROUS PREROGATIVE The opinion of Assistant Attorney General Dlckson in the matter of the Northern Pacific Railway company's assessment seems to us to lay down the only safe rule of action. It is for the courts to say how it may stand as a matter of law, but it certainly would be a dangerous and impossible conces sion to allow any such body as a board of equalization to decide whether prop erty admittedly owned by an individual is taxable or not. This is equally true whether it is proposed to drop the prop erty from the tax roll altogether or to offset indebtedness against it. In the case in question the right of the matter may be altogether with the company. We do not know as to that. Whether, however, it is right or wrong, it is clear that the matter should be passed upon finally only by the courts, and until such decision has been ren dered there should be no waiver of possible public claim. There would be no end to complications and to possible favoritism and injustice if any official body had final authority to enforce or dispense with taxes. Our boards of equalization themselves are sufficiently clumsy devices and work poorly under the most favorable circumstances. It would not do to give them a wider au thority and admit their power to pass finally upon the claim of those assessed for taxation if their assets are bal anced by liabilities. Most people can make out a showing on that line, and all taxable property would presently disappear. The opinion of the state's legal de partment seems to be both sound and safe. This should be a question in the first place for the assessor and in the second place for the courts. When property is to be taken from the tax rolls the circumstances cannot be too carefully scrutinized. If the crusade against fortune tellers is carried to a conclusion in New York Mr. Cortelyou's dream book will be taken frojn him and he will be put out of business. Mr. Payne, of Boston, who has de clared for universal peace and Roose velt appears to have got a little bit mixed. Ruropatkin has lost Kuroki's army. Some of those Russians are 90 care less! J Contemporary Comment Our Trade With Canada We in New England are greatly in terested in extension of our trade with the Dominion. The West is also inter ested, but its interest is not so insist ent and along lines not entirely in har mony with ours, since Western farm ers do not desire competition in natu ral products. The South would like to sell Canada more cotton and more cot ton cloth. So to arrange our proposal that it shall harmonize the desires of all sections will be no easy task, yet without such an arrangement being ef fected, negotiation will be but a waste of time. The proposal coming from the United States must be national, not sectional.—Boston Transcript St. Louis Weary of the Fair We've had enough of world's fair to last us for several centuries. The fair people couldn't and wouldn't stand an other eight months. St. Louis general ly doesn't want another siege of enter taining. Business men haven't realized as they expected upon the fair trade. The"re hasn't been much money ex pended by the fair crowds outside the grounds and the little hotels. The big down-town hotels realized nothing in the way of business up to about three weeks ago. No; we don't want any more fair than we've got to have under the law. —St. Loujs Mirror. Viperous and Gangrenish Tom Watson, of Georgia, who was a Democrat, until defeated for congress, has had, as the Richmond Times-Dis patch says, "a kind of viperish, gan grenish hatred for the Democracy ever since Judge Fuller, of Georgia, mopped up the earth-with him in two separate races for congress."—Nashville Amer ican. Far Away From Home The first national Republican plat form in 1856 denounced the "twin rel ics of barbarism—slavery and polyg amy." Now the Republican party has an alliance with slavery in the Sulu.s and is trying to carry Utah and Idaho by an alliance with polygamy.—New York World. And How About the Dog Dinner The intervention of society in behalf of Hon. Hugh Gurney is likely to cre ate an abnormal demand for cyclone cellars about the time the news reaches Col. Watterson. —Philadelphia North American. No Law for Him Judge Parker keeps on talking about the law, just as if the law had some thing to do with the actions of a presi dent. Such simplicity is enough to make Mr. Roosevelt smile. —Baltimore Sun. As the Opposition Knows Mr. Cleveland ia not going to make speeches during this campaign, but in all probability he will say something from time to time. And what he Bays will mean something.—Savannah News. Need Big Sticks That organization of negro "rough riders" in Virginia should show their consistency by arming themselves with big sticks, and thus honor their pro totype.—Montgomery Advertiser. New York's Supremacy A registration of 579,854 pupils in the publfc schools of New York is a record achievement in that line. It is not surpassed or equaled in any city in the world. —Boston Herald. They Have Such Odd Dreams After George Ade dined with the president he predicted that Indiana would go Republican by 40,000. What kind of drops does he put in their coffee?— Baltimore Sun. Since They Cost Nothing Eugene Debs says he hopes to get 1,000,000 votes. There is no reason why any man should be stingy in his wishes. —Washington Post. Of the Snowy Sort When the Fairbanks is on the pump kin, perhaps the Republicans will be able to arouse a little enthusiasm. — Memphis Commercial-Appeal. A Saving Quality ' Judge Parker knows more common law than Mr. Roosevelt does, and has more common sense.—Birmingham Age-Herald. At Oyster Bay Round and round the ragged rocks the rugged Roosevelt ran—and the newspaper men still pursued him. — Life. Among the Merrymakers The Millcreek Philosopher It doesn't make so much difference what kind of a job a man has as how well he holds it. An advantage in haying real troubles is that you don't have time to worry about Imaginary ones. The more honest a man is the less he says about it. I believe I'd.rather lose a fat steer than feel as badly as some men do when they have to spend a dollar. —Cincinnati Com mercial Tribune. Such a Combination "No," said the cheerful idiot, as he lighted a cigar, "I never use tobacco." "Why, man, you are smoking now," the new boarder cried. "That's not tobacco," said the Idiot. "What is it, then?'" "Well, I don't know just what you would call it, but the filler is from Con necticut and the wrapper is from Mrs. Wiggs' cabbage patch. Have one?"— Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Quantity He Wanted An Irishman, meeting another one holi day, invited him to the nearest saloon to have a drink. "What'll ye have, Jim?" said the host. "I don't know. What are ye going to take ?'' "I think I'll take a pale ale." "All right," said the other, "give me a pail, too. —October Lippincott's. An International Affair "Billville International Emporium" is a sign over a building in the rural district, and the stranger is further informed that within he may purchase: "Postal cards, side meat, stamped en velopes corsets, new molasses, coffins, school books, hardware, home-made cheese, Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, and first-class fertilizers." —Atlanta Con stitution. The R Months Said the humorist—Shall I write some thing about the R months, making a coy and ingenious use of Septemb R and oyst R? Said the managing editor —If you do, we ought to fi R you for a lobst R. —Cleveland Leader. Between Inventors "What have you done with that last patent of yours?" -. "Oh, I carried it to one capitalist and he kicked me out, and then to another, and he took me in."—Paris Figaro. The Nature of an Oath Justice —Do you understand the nature of an oath, little girl? Little Girl—lt's something you say when you hit your head against the man tel.—Boston Transcript. Too Hot Outside At the entrance of a little provincial restaurant on which the sun pours down there has been this sign all summer: 'On hot days the veranda Is inside."—l.c Fi garo. what the Editors Say . Roosevelt is a born dictator on a small scale, given, by means of a terri ble tragedy, an opportunity of exercis ing his disposition in a great office. He has no power, nor inclination to per suade, he has only the bull force of the animal that drives. To him the Amer ican people are oxen that must be prodded along the road of national suc cess. He is attempting to drive the North over her shoulders of the South. It's a hard road. Wild and rugged, steep and narrow is the path to him who would drive the American people and at the end of the way there is cer tain destruction. —Winona Independent. John A. Johnson has developed a re markable faculty of making friends in the enemy's country, irrespective of the strong anti-Dunn sentiment in the Re publican ranks. The reason is not far to seek: Johnson is a gentleman, a .straight man, an able man. He is known throughout the state as having a sterling character, and is personally genial and likeable. It is not to be wondered at that thousands of Repub licans are declaring themselves for him. —Wheelock's Weekly. It seems that women cannot be em ployed as letter carriers because the regulations of the postal service re quire that such individuals shall wear "gray trousers." It doesn't matter about the "gray"—the rub comes on the trousers. Where is Dr. Mary Walker? Such a regulation would not embarrass her.—Fargo Journal. Hellish work in the Republican state central committee. Putty Verity fired. Jim. Martin forced. Joel P. Heatwole slapped. Kay Todd kicked. Tells the story. Desperate circumstances re quire desperate measures. The head of the Republican state ticket is doomed and everybody knows it.—Anoka Union. The way McCleary won out in the Second district would indicate that he was worse frightened than injured, and that his political machine is almost in vincible. It looks as though he will have to die or resign if he ever quits representing the district. —Lamberton Star. Gov. Van Sant and Judge Collins don't seem to take kindly to the new developments among the Republican leaders. It now looks doubtful if either of these two gentlemen can be induced to go on the stump for the state ticket. —Houston Signal. Bob Dunn's defense is the worst thing that has come out against him so far in the campaign. If Johnson's supporters do not use It as a campaign document, we shall be greatly surpris ed.—Nobles County Democrat. When a member of the legislature only receives $500 for his services and has to pay out from $500 to $1,000 to secure an election, is it any wonder so many go wrong when it comes to vot ing in the legislature?— Elk River Star- News. The reorganization of the state cen tral committee does not seem to bring back the bolting Collins people, and now every Republican is needed as a campaign organizer to bring in the voters.—Windom Reporter. Wisconsin Democrats have prepared a Peck of trouble for the Republican machine.—Moorhead Citizen. CLEARING HOUSE FOR PRODUCE EXCHANGE New York Body Adopts Minneapolis Institution as Model Special to The Globe NEW YORK, Oct. B.—The New York Produce Exchange is to have a clear ing house for the prompt settlement of future contracts. This decision waa arrived at today by unanimous vote at a well attended meeting of the trade. The clearing house will be organized in the form of an independent corpo ration, the membership of which will be optional with each member of the exchange. Stock in the clearing house corporation will be open for purchase by others than members of the ex change if they so desire. The meeting was held for the recep tion of a report by a special committee appointed to act on the clearing house plan. Practically since their appoint ment the members of the committee have the Minneapolis clearing house "system under consideration. The report of the committee stated that upon careful investigation and consid eration it had been decided that the Minneapolis system would suit the purpose, with slight alterations, to meet certain local requirements. The report stated such a clearing corpora tion as the Minneapolis one would be within the laws of the state. The com mittee suggested the desirability of a clearing charge of 2% cents per 5,000 bushels, and also recommended that a charter be drafted of sufficient scope to embrace oils and metals. The re port met with not an adverse criticism. Stones Hurled Leagues in Air KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Oct. B.— Capt. Roberts, of the intercolonial steamer Sibun, says that on Sept. 29, at 6 a. m., his vessel passed within three miles of St. Pierre, Martinique, on the way to Port de France. At that time Mont Pelee was emitting large volumes of smoke. On leaving Port de France at noon those on board saw two other disturbances of the volcano. On Sept. 30 a great explosion occurred. It appeared that large stones were ejected leagues into the air. Suddenly the vol cano became wrapped in a black cloud until the steamer lost sight of land. Capt. Roberts is unable to say what re sults the eruption had upon the cono of the volcano. There are conflicting .statements re garding the condition of the Soufriere volcano. Some of those residing near the devastated district say there were loud detonations, followed by loud up heavals on the night of Oct. 1, which caused volcanic dust to fall at Chateau Blair. Capt. Roberts expressed tho opinion that Mont Pelee alone is re sponsible for the heat which prevails on the island of St. Vincent. The barometer Is disturbed. Will Have Noble Tombs WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 8. —The sons of the late Senator Marcus A. Hanna are to erect a $100,000 mauso leum on the family lot In Lakevlew cemetery, Cleveland, to contain eight een catacombs for members of th« Hanna family. In the center will lie two mammoth sarcophagi of pure Nor wegian marble. One will contain the body of Senator Hanna, and the other will be the final resting place of Mrs. Hanna. Two More Big Lake Freighters '• DETROIT, Mich., Oct. Announce ment was made today ; bji the Great Lakes Engineer! networks• of < the . signing : of. can tracts : for two large lake freighters.: One, ; which •is to ■b* ;-? built ; for the . Western Transit "company,; of ;Buffalo, is to -. be ia' duplicate of the new steamer. numth. of i the ! sum.' • line, The • other contract calls for alO 300-ton coarse freighter, io2i feet lor*.