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The St Paul Globe
Entered at Postofflee at St. Paul. Minn..
83 Second-ClJtss Matter.
Northwestern—Business. 1065 Main.
Editorial. 78 Main.
Twin City—Business. 1065; Editorial. 78.
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gunday .20 1.10 2-00
W. J. MORTON, , _.
150 Nassau St.. New York City.
47 Washington St.. Chicago.
circulation ?s now the larg
est nverning circulation in St,
MORE copies of the St. Paul
Globe thad of any other
morning newspaper in St. Pau!
or Minneapolis are delivered by
carriers to regular paid subscrib
ers at their homes.
THE St. Paui Sunday Globe is
now acknowledged to be the
best Sunday Paper in the North
west and has the largest circu
ADVERTISERS get 100 per
'» cent more in results for the
money they spend on advertising
in The Globe than from any other
THE Globe circulation Is ex
■ elusive, because it is the only
Democratic Newspaper of gen
eral circulation in the Northwest.
'» reach this great and daily
Increasing constituency, and it
cannot be reached In any other
THURSDAY, OCT. 20. 1904
In these last weeks of the campaign
the voters of Ramsey county will be
asked particularly to give their atten
tion to the claims and deserts of the
Democratic county ticket. The parly
deserves well of the people all along
the line, but nowhere better than in
its claim for approval of its candidates
for county office. It has presented a
list of men against none of whom just
criticism can be directed. It has of
fered the people qualified and faithful
servants, and we cannot but believe
that these will receive their just in
We can make no valid distinction
between candidates', all of whom repre
sent excellence, but there are several
places of such commanding importance
that they must have a special refer
ence. Not to select for these the finest
end most competent men would be a
mistake fruitful in unfortunate conse
quence's. For these very important
posts the Democratic party has chosen
men deserving the votes of every citi
No great argument is needed to
Bhow that Ramsey county needs a total
change in the auditor's office. Timor
ous and uncertain, and, to put it most
moderately, incompetent, is the man
agement of that position as the office is
row conducted. Wherever anything of
Importance is at stake Mr. Krahnier
Is evasive or deliberately chooses the
•worst side. In the matter of road ap
propriation, for instance, no one has
known where he was to be found. Hes
itating between a desire to placate the
friends of good roads on one side and
a willing sympathy with those on the
other who insist that road appropria
tions are for the purpose of rewarding
petty politicians, he has stood as a
permanent stumbling block in the way
of good roads. Even a reform of the
county board would be incomplete un
ites we had an auditor in sympathy
with better purposes.
Look at his present position on the
assessment of the Northern Pacific
Railway company. This case has been
carried up and passed upon by the
attorney general of the state. Never
theless the county auditor has taken it
upon himself to raise further Questions
and to seek other authority, after he
has obtained an ample warrant to act
The list of Mr. Krahmer's offenses
might be lengthened indefinitely. No |
one, however, who has followed county
affairs with the least interest or care
can fail to see that he is not the right
man for the office. The Democrats
present for this place in Mr. Beck a
most admirable candidate. He is com
petent, honest, straightforward ar;l
possessed of that strength of character
that will enable hjm to do his duty in
all contingencies. As between Beck
and Krahmer the voter should not find
an instant's hesitation.
The case of the county treasurer's
office is quite as strong. Mr. Metzdorf
has filled that position to the utmost
satisfaction of all the people. "When
he went into his office he found it full
cf abuses needing remedy, and under
the control of interests by no means at
one with those of the people. He
cleansed the stable. He introduced and
maintained business methods. In no
public office are affairs kept in better
order, in none are the people better
served, in none is there a stricter rule
of competence and attention to public
work than in that of the county treas
urer. The old influences that he ousted
are now at work diligently to regain
their lost control. It would be not only
a grievous mistake, but a public mis
fortune of high order were they to
succeed. Personally and officially Mr.
Metzdorf deserves the highest praise
that can be bestowed upon him. He
has been an ideal public official. The
people should see to it that he receives
his due reward.
During the past few years the con
duct of the sheriff's office has bee 1 a
subject of proper criticism. It has
been held altogether too much a politi
cal place and administered according
ly. The Democratic party has present
ed for it a candidate whom all our jeo
ple know. There is no stancher Dem
ocrat or more faithful man than Anton
Miesen. No Democrat certainly could
vote against Mr. Miesen without
shame. He has been unswervingly
loyal. No disappointment or defeat
has ever for an instant soured him.
He has accepted reverse or success,
whether from his party or from the
people, with good grace and with a
sound temper, and has plunged into
every campaign as much enthu
siasm and energy when his own in
terests were not at stake as when he
had the hope of official reward. St.
Paul people know well the character
and deserts of this good citizen and
that they can trust him. He should be
elected sheriff without fail.
It is hardly necessary for us to say
anything in commendation of the pres
ent county attorney. He has been vig
ilant, alert and diligent in the business
of his office. He is a man whose abil
ity no one questions. He has stood for
the interests of the taxpayer. He has
decided intelligently and ably upon all
questions coming before him. He has
proved the people's competent and
faithful adviser. With the record that
he has established there should be no
excuse for making any change in the
county attorney's office. Mr. Kane is
immensely and deservedly popular, and
we expect a handsome majority to be
returned in his favor.
The other candidates on the ticket
are as well deserving of praise. We
have mentioned these particularly be
cause their names are connected with
the most prominent and important
posts. When a party presents for such
offices such" 1 men as these it deserves
its reward. Put the Democratic coun
ty ticket into office by such a vote as
was given to the city ticket last spring
and confirm this excellent rale of vin
dication, of fairness and fitness in
Again we are assured • that Mi*.
Roosevelt is ready, if desired, to offi
ciate as peacemaker between Jap and
Russ. He might begin practicing by.
trying his hand on the Minnesota and
Wisconsin Republicans.
The echoes of the great speech made
by Congressman Lind at the People's
church Monday evening fill the air.
His indictment of the Republican can
didates for office was not merely
scathing, but was so fortified by exact
official records that it must remain un
answered and unanswerable/ Mr. Lind
is not given to the mistake so common
among campaign orators of vague gen
eral denunciation. He speaks by the
card. When he attacks a man he has
reasons for it and gives them. It is
of little use to retort with personalities
upon a man who uses none, but points
to documents on file in the depart
ments of state and in the state and
federal courts and asks you to look
and judge for yourself.
All the vials of abuse of the Repub
lican managers and the Republican
press have, of course, been opened
upon the head of Mr. Lind. That was.
to be expected. He delivered a stun
ning blow, and there is no other meth
od of reply. His speech was the event
of the campaign. No man who heard
it has attempted or will attempt to
answer it. Wherever it goes it will
make votes, because it appeals to facts
and to reason, and aot to passion or to
prejudice. The election of Mr. John
son as governor, Mr. Winston as lieu
tenant governor and of probably the
rest of the state ticket was, we believe,
already asssnred. The nail has been
driven home and clinched by the in
,dictment presented by Mr. Lind.
No Republican who believes in good
government can find an excuse for
j holding party claim superior to it in
the face of such facts. With the re
j ception that Mr. Lind's speech has had
from friend and enemy alike, with the
rapturous applause of one and the
shrieking of the other, the campaign
in Minnesota draws to its certain close.
The state will be redeemed from un
fitness, incompetence and misrule, and
men placed In charge who will see to it
that the interests of the people are no
longer either neglected or bartered
It transpires that the Russian gen
erals have been constructing barbed
wire abatis out of their own names.
In addition to all the formal marks
of respect that have been paid to the
memory of Judge Nelson and that are
still to come from his friends and ad
mirers we suggest some lasting me
morial of a man of flue mind, purity of
character and entire devotion to duty.
The men who played a foremost pad
in the foundation and direction of this
community are passing away one by
one. Only a few of them are left.
Within the last year we have beer,
called upon to mourn the departure of
many. While their memory is yet
fresh and before a perhaps more abun
dant, but not greater age shall come
upon us, their names and fame should
be lastingly commemorated.
We would not wish to say in just
what way this should be done. There
are many memorials to the remember
ed dead that are graceful and fitting.
We have public squares and jparks in
which statues and busts could be
placed. We have a noble capitol of
the state where tablets or other me
morials should find shelter for all timo.
We have a splendid historical society
built up by our pioneers, for which in
time there should be provided a templo
of fame of its own, custodian of tho
names and memories of those who
served well the state. The death of
Judge Nelson serves to call attention
once more to this our need of com
memoration, for in the group of men
who deserve this rank and place he,
as those who knew and understood and
admired him, will find himself in the
company of peers.
Two New York young women had a
fatal quarrel over the respective merits
of their husbands. This is something
very much out of the ordinary. If the
trouble had arisen over one of the
women extolling the husband of the
other it would have occasioned no won
We observe in a Republican news
paper a reference to a letter of Judge
Parker gent recently to a meeting of
citizens, speaking of the substance of
the communication as "Parker's hob
by." The letter was devoted entirely
to the importance of constitutional
government and to the dignity and
validity of our great fundamental
law. We are glad to admit that this is
Judge Parker's hobby. Ought it net
to be. and will it not be, the hobby of
the people as well?
There can be no issue in American
public life to take precedence of this.
Ordinarily the community goes along
about its business, meeting the issues
that come before it day by day and do -
ing the day's work as it arises, *pre
cisely as the average man goes about
his duties without thinking of his
health. Nevertheless, the sound con
dition of his body is the first requisite
to effective work. Let him impair
that, let his physique prove unequal
to the strain, and the hurtful conse
quences will be felt forthwith in de
clining mental vigor and an uncertain
and ineffective grasp upon all his busl
jk&ss affairs. The sound mind in the
sound body is the basis of all success
and all accomplishment.
The parallel holds. What the sound
mind and body are to the individual
the unimpaired and unquestioned fun
damental law of the nation is to its
political and commercial life. It is
fashionable in Republican circles these
days, because it is necessary, to sneer
at the constitution. The course of
President Roosevelt has made it neces
sary to set our institutions in the
background, and Republicans are com
pelled by the logic of events to preach
instead an opportunism that is ' nojt
merely to direct the day's events, but
to rise triumphant over principles a&
well. The constitution, as a well
known politician once remarked, is
only "a trifle between friends."
President Roosevelt is regarded by
the Republican party as superior to
the constitution, and privileged to obey
or transcend it as seems to him gooti.
That is "Roosevelt's hobby." Personal
government, absolute authority, self
constituted dictator—differing from a
despot only in having to submit him
self at stated periods to a referendum
vote of the people—that is his idea and
the Republican idea of the supreme
office of the United States. Is it the
people's idea?
The issue is pertinent and transcends
all others. A republic well establish
ed and grounded in the affections of its
people is not overthrown by one rude
shock or in danger from immediate i
revolution. It falls, if it does fall, by
the slow process of decay. Its most
vulnerable point is exactly this: that
the people,are seduced away from their
fixed allegiance to principle by the at
traction of some man whom they be
lieve to be honest and well meanin?,
but who finds the trammels of consti
tutional government irksome. They
are persuaded to permit him to over
pass them In order that he may ac
complish something whicb he and they
together believe in as an end. But ttoe
rule once broken is never again close
ly observed. Safeguards are swept.,
away. A bad man may follow with
evil intent an example comparatively
harmless. *
Unless the constitution is sacredly
preserved, unless its authority remains
absolute and intact, the future of the
nation is not safe. Reverence for the
constitution and the demand that it T>e
observed to its minutest detail is a
splendid hobby. It is the essence of
patriotism. Outside of it all is uncer
tainty and danger. Setting aside al
together the merits of the two candi
dates for the presidency, on this issuo
alone the verdict of the people should
lie with the party tiiat stands for con
.stitulional rule.
Contemporary Comment I
The Policy of" Hush '
Why has the grand old party of free
speech—aa.lj grand it was in its earlier
days—suddenly become the party with
an assorjixaetit'of muzzles?
The president and his Secretary-
Chairman Cortelyou are silent on the
subject of campaign contributions from
the trustS'Und corporations.
Mr. Roosevelt is mum as to negro
suffrage and the threatened reduction
of Southern representation.
The negro Republicans at the North
have been admonished —by no/ less a
person than Booker Washington, it is
said—not to speak too loud of their de
votion to Mr. Roosevelt.
Secretary Taft warns the American
people not to breaths the words "free
dom and independence" in the ears of
Is not this hushing suspicious?— New
York World.
An "Indecent Spectacle"
The Republican party seems to be
altogether insensitive to the indecency
of the Cortelyou spectacle. The pres
ident himself, we think, fails altogeth
er to see that it is indecent. He is
temperamentally so organized that he
stands apart from other men. The
standards they observe cannot be set
up for him. His career proceeds upon
the broad, general, subjective assump
tion of the rectitude of all his acts,
past, present and future. —New York
Future of the Automobile
After a tiroe, perhaps, the automobile
will cease to be a fad, as it is now.
Millionaires and those who think them
selves will no longer use
the machines for amusement purposes
alone. The horseless carriage will be
put -to practical, sensible uses and will
fill a now vacant place in our domestic
economy.—Columbia State.
More Horrors of War
It is fine for Oyama and Kuroki and
Togo now, but just wait till the war is
over and the investigating boards get
in their work and show that somebody
who was, eight miles away won all the
victories.—Chicago Journal.
And Will Have Its Effect
The letter of Carl Schurz was one of
the most eloquent and powerful pleas
for honest) sane and constitutional gov
ernment ever written by an American
citizen. —-Memphis Commercial-Appeal.
Isn't That Delightful
Wheat went up 2 cents a bushel yes
terday, but Secretary Shaw will no
doubt point out that as a substitute
the worlcrrrgman can purchase grouse
at $2.75 a pair.—New York Herald.
Will Have Some Warlike Saints
Dowie's approval of Roosevelt leads
to the inference that the first apostle
has an eye single to noted material for
his other eleven. —Atlanta Journal.
Depends on Beauty
President Eliot, of Harvard, says, a
real college gentleman must be defer
ential to age and beauty. Looks as if
the latter half of the advice were su
perfluous.—Denver Republican-
Causes His Friends Anxiety
"Old Figgers" Grosvenor bobs up to
predict an overwhelming victory for
Roosevelt, and, for the first time, we
feel twinges of doubt. —Philadelphia
North American.
♦ Btrt the Results Are Healthful
Really Mr. Roosevelt hag a right to
howl T^hen^jhe is analyzed, as he has
been, by Carl Schurz. It is a pure case
of vivlsection.-^-Memphis Commercial-
A Man of Admirable Foresight
The powerful whistles Secretary
Morton will have placed on his war
ships are to be used, perhaps, for scar
ing sea cows off the track. —Denver
Which Is Needed Most
King Peter has been anointed with
oil. They seem to have- done every
thing with the Servian throne now but
to disinfect it. —Washington Post.
Which Tom Cheerfully Does
Mr. Watson's letter of acceptance
was the longest of any of them —but,
then, it takes a lot of space to denounce
everything that is.—Augusta Chronicle.
Something Will Crack Soon
That be-good policy has gone so far
that even the president's yacht, the
Mayflower, has'gone out of commission.
—Baltimore Sun.
And Most Have Their Coal In
Senator Fairbanks will not be much
of a curiosity in the East. New York
has already had its first snow.—Chi
cago News.
Hit Into a Double Play
That applause from the Russian
bleachers was a little premature, as
Kuropatkitfs drive didn't fall safe.—
Birmingham News.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 19.—Fore- '
cast: '*'■'■ ■' ■''•"-■' -• '■'.'. '.■'■ ' -.'-■ •!
* Minnesota— Thursday, preceded by
rain 'in east. portion; - Friday fair, fresh ;
northwest winds. - - ■ " ' , :•■ :
-: Upper: Michigan and Wisconsin—Clear-
Ing and cold Thursday; ' Friday. fair; brisk
northwest-winds.; ' ?. .''■-.
-.'Montana—Fair ■ Thursday and Friday. .
—Fair Thursday; colder in east por
tion; f Friday fiir. ?y~ -: t ■■* ' ':. --- -> •-*,': -.:
~; North and South Dakota— Thursday
and. Friday;' warmer Friday. -v:
St. :" "Paul—Yesterday's ; observations,
taken Iby '- the United ; States; weather bu
reau. St. Paul. W. E. Oliver, observer, for
the -tweuty-f out hours ending •at ■ 7 o'clock
last Barometer corrected,for; ter- i
I perature and ' elevation. Barometer, 29.76;
relative : humidity, «c: weather, - cloudy;
i maximum s -'- temperature, - 51; v ■ minimum
! temperature, 45; daily range. . 6;:. mean
temperature, 48; 7• p. m. \ temperature,, 46;
•wind. at 7 p. jn.. " north; precipitation,. .71.
' Yesterdayb- Temperatures—,.- . -.
';£.■:-■- ~*BpmHigh! : ' *BpmHiglv
I Alpena'..'. .*.'". .T. 54 eo^Jacksonville . .72 76
Ba-ttleford 52 sS|Los Angeles.. ..82 :88 ,
Bisioarck-:3l'..!l;^o*'6»)iMar<iuette; 46 54
Buffalo -;-. > 66 76lMenrphis ....*.:6B' 76
Boston .< Medicine Hat..so 58
Chicago* !.i..'-68"-^4|Milwaukee :. 58 <64
CindnniJ ....TO 82-Minmsdosa ..'.;.46 56
•Clevelan»i£3"'6B«:7B!Montreal-;',.'..'.58 68
Denverll^^7.. 1r44'?521M00rhead..... 50 58
Dcs • MoJnes;...46 '; 60New Orleans.:.7B - 82
DetroitTi-» ;54 76{New York . .r.58 62
Duluth -;...'...40 46 Omaha .'.;. .T. 44 '54
El Paso .----. 60 .-. 66{PittPburg •... fg -80
Edmonton ....56 60! San Francisco.7o - 74
Escanaba?H! .'.56 «58 St. : Louis ::r. 60 72
Galveston .....72 74JSalt LakeV.7.V.4Bf 50
Grand'Rapids.-66/"^72 San'> Antonio... 72
Green Bay ...68 683. Ste. Marie...S6 .60
,;Havre ..»' -W «o;Washington :...63 74 ;
Helena .Y1....48 ': 541 Winnipeg ;.'. .....54 ■64 ;
Huron 5 •^•^••• 50 56 I f 'C. :/ <".'- - '
, ■ •Washington 1 time (7 p. m. St. Paul). :'
-;viVi^-v'lN^er' -Biilletln--Sra.^lm.. :
-T; • ■^■.t\i.'■•-.:■ Banger Gauge Change
Stations. ;_J Line. Reading. 24 hours.
St.^Paul'V^Vihv.^HJr 6.8 :^.'. ' *0.0
LaCrosse. IT. . 10 •.,;.; 8.8 ]■&■■_■ —0.0
Davenpd£t;;r.."..:::ls^>;v' , 3 5.8 - : *0.3.
St. Loujg :.......30 - - '-'■■-■:. 6.« —0.1
♦Rise. —Fall. ;:--.-...,: -.:.•.'--I:•--•■-■-..' - 1.
'-<The^Mississippi{ ; ri\-er<at*.St.y Paul will
remain stationary. - - •- ; --' •
What the Editors Say
A good deal of stress is laid nowa
days on the value of a non-partisan
judiciary. The principle of a non-par
tisan judiciary is all right. So, also, is
the principle of a non-corporation ju
diciary. On either principle Thomas D.
O'Brien is etititled to the' vote of every
union workingman in this county who
is qualified to vote. He is a lawyer of
the first rank, a man of pronounced
popular sympathies and of the highest
personal standing. Upright both as
lawyer and man, fearless always, di
rect, courteous and agreeable in man
ners, he was never known to turn his
back on a principle, a friend or a fel
low man in distress. The reasons which
entitle "Tom" O'Brien to the vote of all
self-respecting workingmen apply with
equal force to every good citizen,
"whatever his rank or calling. Whether
Republican or Democrat, business man
or workingman, rich man or poor man,
the citizen will find the name of Mr.
O'Brien a good one to put his mark op
posite to when voting.—Minnesota
Union Advocate.
With all fairness the Sentinel be
lieves that the charges preferred by
the governor, public examiner and at
torney general have been unduly em
phasized and possibly exaggerated by
ths factional feeling that has entered
the Republican camp. On the other
hand, in all fairness to the public,
which has greater interests at stake
than any personal or partisan faction,
how can the unbiased voter cast a
ballot for an official who is charged
unfit for public trust by the governor,
public examiner and attorney general
of his own party. The only safe road
for the voters of all parties in the
campaign is to cast a unanimous ballot
for John A. Johnson for governor.—
Fairmont Sentinel. .
Why should all Republican speakers
sent into Minnesota by the national
committee spend almost all their time
in., advocating the doctjine of protec
tion, without revision? It would «s?em
as though McCleary's victory in thr
Second district on that same issue had
demonstrated that the people of the
state will swallow everything in the
line of arguments for revision upward,
rather than downward. —Wadena Trib
The board -of pardons had fifty-one
applications for consideration at its
meeting this week. The legislature,
the coming winter, should make pro
vision for a retrial of all cases, in the
regular courts, and not leave them to
the sympathy of the pardon board.
There is much that is ridiculous to the
present system. — Taylors Falls Jour
Hellish work in the Republican state
central committee. Putty Verity fired.
Jim Martin forced. Joel P. Heatwole
slapped. Kay Tood 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.
According to Mr. R. C. Dunn, the
chief glory of Minnesota consists in
having had him to watch over her in?
terests. His speech here the other
night was filled with "I," "me," "what
I did," etc. —Morris Times.
Eustis said he'd rather vote straight
and know he did wrong, than vote for
the right, if he couldn't find right with
in his party, Well, now, wasn't it a
blessing that Eustis was defeated for
governor?— Jordan Independent. .
I Among the Merrymakers T
False Pretenses
"How was the 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'
show nignt before last," asked the wash
ing machine agent.
"Aw, cripes!" a trifle pessimistically re
plied the landlord of the Pruntytown
tavern. "On the pictures they put up be
forehand they had pictures of Abraham
Lincoln and Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe;
neither one of them was with the show,
and it was a fraud in several other re
Lot's Reminiscences
"Yes," said Lot, in after years, discuss
ing his matrimonial experiences with
Obegad the Dinnymite; "yes, my first wife
turned to salt, as you say, or as some
others wittily remark, she turned to rub
ber; but my second wife was mighty pep
"And were you happy with your third?"
"She was all sauce. —Chicago Tribune.
"Young man," whispered the old spell
binder, "there's some things about this
campaign that will take your breath
"You don't say!" responded the young
man. "Are you alluding to the campaign
cigar?"— Chicago News.
No Grudge Against Her
Maud —Do you know what Kit McFrank
lin says about you. She told me the other
day that she got Archie Feathertop away
from you.
Maybelle—Bless her little heart, she did!
Please tell he.r I'm so grateful to her for
it that I'm going to let her keep him.—
Chicago Tribune.
Strong Combination
Here's a group
That's bound to win:
Bucks and Sausage
Are a-strollin' in.
—New York Sun.
Overlooked the Color
"But I distinctly stated in my adver
tisement that I wanted a colored coach
"I know It, sir. But you didn't say
which color —white or black." —New York
Times. •
A Comprehensive Ideal
"Contentment is better than riches,"
said the philosopher.
"Yes." answered Mr. Dustin Stax. com
placently. "But I don't see any objection
to having both." —Washington Star.
What Is the U«e of Making Prepost<rous
Election Claims
To the Editor of The Globe:
The Chicago Record-Herald is sending
Walter Wellman around to tell its readers
how some of the states are going in the
next elections. The gentleman gives his
figures and conclusions with an assurance
and positiveness that, if true, indicate
wonderful foresight. For instance, he
says positively that Indiana will go Re
publican and that La Follette will carry
Wisconsin, and gives his figures. This
policy would not seem quite compatible
with the proper course of a paper which
claims not to have formed any political
habit. We might expect it from the Re
publican central committee or from the
partisan papers, but to hear it from the
Record-Herald seems strange. There are
plenty of men whose experience and repu
tation entitle their opinions to greater
weight than those of Mr. Wellman—men
who may be said to be specialists, who
would like to give this newspaper corre
spondent a chance to back his opinions
with something substantial. The gentleman
would be a valuable acquisition to any
party as a political scout. Or, has there
been some sudden change in the ownership
of the Chicago paper?
I mention this to show how difficult it is
for newspapers as well as other people
to remain strictly neutral and perfectly
guarded in--statements not at ail suscepti
ble of proof. In other words, it is a pretty
hard thing to not "take sides" in the ac
tivities of life, and after taking sides it
seems equally difficult to avoid an occa
sional "slop over." Political enthusiasm
and sober judgment appear quite incom
patible, and we have often wondered
whether or not the political rally with its
torches and brass bands really effects
anything in the realm of logic. A "tug of
war" on the village green with a big
rope would be just as effective in most
cases —E. A. Benjamin.
Minneapolis, Oct. 16.
At St Paul Theaters
That Miss Blanche Sherman's piano
playing will, when her talent and her
style have matured, invite favorable
comparison with the work of such art
ists as BloomfieldrZeisler and Aus Der
Ohe, is probably the opinion of every
one who heard the young artist play
yesterday afternoon at the Odeon.
Miss Sherman interpreted a pro
gramme of exceptional merit so bril
liantly and in such a pronouncedly in
dividual fashion that those who lis
tened to it will not be apt to forget
that she represents a potentiality in
the music world. Hers is a most in
teresting personality. Her appearance
at the piano as well as the music she
plays betrays this. The indefinable
charm of womanliness softens a coun
tenance that would otherwise reveal a
too severe intellectuality and the im
pression grows, as one listens to Miss
Sherman's playing, that the charm will
become more pronounced as the "lay
er's years increase. For, while it is
most apparent that the pianist has
worked very hard to acquire the tech
nical equipment she possesses, it is
also apparent that her labor has not
been for the sake of technique, but for
the purpose of giving expression to the
music that is in herself. It is because
she impresses this fact upon her au
dience that the prophecy of a brilliant
future seems permissible.
Like all musicians wrho have that in
them that is worth expression, Miss
Sherman became less and less hamper
ed by the consciousness of an audi
ence as the programme progressed. It
was not that at any time she forgot
her hearers —the player has not yet at
tained that height—but the knowledge
that she was carrying them with her,
freed her from the restraint which a
critical stranger or a gathering of crit
ical strangers is bound to impose on a
performer not fully matured in her art.
Still the Schumann number, "Davids
bundler tanze" (Op. 6.), which was the
second on the programme, was inter
preted with great freedom. That the
player was thoroughly en rapport with
the delicate fancies of the composer
was delightfully evidenced in her read
ing of the composition as well as in the
brief exposition she gave, before she
played, of its intent.
The strength of wrist and hand that
one was not always sure, throughout
the reading of her programme, that
she possessed was demonstrated in the
Chopin "Warsaw" study, and again in
the Mendelssohn numbers at the close
of the programme. The study, by the
way, was most understanding^ inter
preted as was also the Chopin noc
turne. It is a question, however,
whether the audience derived greater
enjoyment from the nocturne than
from the pianist's quaint characteriza
tion of the composer's conceit which
preceded it. Heller's exquisite cradle
song was played with great tender
ness; Roy Lamont Smith's "Meadow
Lark," with the appreciation of a poet;
the Weiss valse, brilliantly and well.
The musicale was the first of the
Schubert club's regular afternoon pro
grammes. In spite of the disagreeable
weather it was well attended.
De Wolf Hopper will be seen*at the
Metropolitan tonight in his famous
comic opera character, Wang, sup
ported by a cast Including Marguerite
Clark as Mataya, Ada Deaves as the
Widow Frimousse, Frank Belcher as
Col. Fracasse, Sabry d'Orsell as Marie,
F. A. Bishop as Lieut. Boucher and
Frank Casey as Pepat. Besides the
cast of principals there are fifty
others in the company. All the scenery
and general properties will be intact;
in fact the management promises the
exact production that made "Wang"
flourish at the Lyric theater in New
..York for nearly three months.
"Vivian's Papas," in which Rich and
Harris are to present Blanche Ring
at the Metropolitan theater for four
nights and Wednesday matinee, open
ing Sunday evening, is an original
American farcical comedy, written by
Leo Ditrichstein, author of "Are You a
Mason?" "All on Account of Eliza," and
many other plays. Miss Ring- will im
personate Vivian, a fascinating and
trouble making show girl, and inci
dentally will sing "Bedelia" and other
popular songs she has made famous.
When "Who's Brown?" is explained
at the Metropolitan next Thursday
evening a company of capable players
will assist in the explanation. Among
the coterie are William Morris, Harry
Mills, William Morrow, P. Owen Bax
ter, Miss Sadie Stringham, Miss Edith
Hinkle and Miss Lillian Maynard.
In spite of the bad weather of yes
terday the Grand had two large au
diences to witness "Across the Pa
cific." The many comedy features,
startling situations and the big battle
scene were enthusiastically received,
and the several specialties by Mr.
Blaney and Kittie Wolfe roundly ap
Miss Rose Melville will be seen again
this season at the Grand for the week
commencing with next Sunday's mati
nee in her comedy of Indiana rural
life, "Sis Hopkins." The play has been
given an entirely new production thi3
season by her manager, J. R. Stirling.-
A feature of the concerts by the
Grenadier Guards band is the excel
lence of the music in their programmes,
and one item of special interest will be
a selection from the music of Grieg,
the .famous Scandinavian composer.
Lieut. Albert Williams, of the Grena
dier guards, had an intimate acquaint
ance with Grieg and is very fond of his
music, and he made this further selec
tion to the programme out of compli
ment to the numerous Scandinavian
citizens resident in the United States.
Another item of interest is the great
military overture, "1812," by Tschai
kowsky. This depicts Napoleon's re
treat from Moscow, and the finale,
which gives the effect of all the chimes
in Moacow ringing out in joy over the
emperor's defeat, is grand.
The Grenadier guards appear at the
People's church on the afternoon and
evening of Monday, Oct. 24.
Irwin's big show at the Star is giving
a clean performance and despite the
inclement weather plays to large
houses. The musical turns are good
and the comedy fair- Ladies' matinee
Shriners Have New Officers
WASHINGTON, D. C., Oct. 19. —The
annual meeting of the imperial council,
Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order, Nobles
of the Mystic Shrine of North Amer
ica, today elected the following of
ficers :
J. F. Wright, Richmond, Va., imperial
potentate; W. H. Judd Malyin, of
Washington, D. C, deputy imperial po
tentate; John H. Dickerson, Jackson
ville, Fla., imperial chief rabban; John
S. Allen, Philadelphia,' assistant chief
rabban; John H. Walker, of Macon,
Ga., high priest and prophet; A. A.
Watts, of Baltimore, Md., imperial
.Rescued Just in Time
NORTH SIDNEY, C. 8.. Oct. 19.—
After subsisting on scant rations for
several weeks during which they suf
fered intensely from the cold eleven
survivers of the stranded steamer Vik
ing have been picked up from other
wise uninhabited islands on the coast
of Labrador by the tug Douglas P.
ThomiSj which had been dispatched to
their relief. When the men were res
cued their rations had dwindled to an
insignificant amount of salt pork, flour
and water and their condition was dcs
, perate. The Viking is a total loss.
1 ■ 4
Elihu Root Contradicts Some
of the Statements of \
Judge Parker
NEW YORK, Oct. 19.—1n a speech
at Madison Square Garden tonight
Elihu Root said:
I see that my friend Judge Parker sava
that we have had a bad government in
tne Philippines. In his recent speech to
the anti-imperialists Judge Parker says
ne has been informed by some one, whom
he describes as "a student of conditions "
that the government of the Philippines
is very bad. Judge Parker has been de
ceived, doubtless by the same anti-im
periahst who led him to overstate the
cost of American occupation in the Phil
ippines by some $450,000,000. The judge
», II ask J of.the Republican party whether,
u"^administration of the United States
should continue in its hands, it is pro
posed to undertake to apply any remedy?
nill it enact for the Philippines proper
statutes regulating their affairs with some
view to their interests?'
Has the judge ever examined the stat
utes which have been enacted for the
Philippines? There are two printed vol
umes of them enacted by the commission,
of whom three out of the seven members,
other than the governor, were distin
guished Filipinos, enacted every one of
them after public discussion, reported
to congress, printed, and they have be
come public documents of the United
States. I undertake to say that if' the
judge will examine those statutes he will
find a body of law which, for wisdom,
for due regard to the interests of any
people for whom they are enacted, and
for constructive ability, challenge com
parison with the statutes of any state of
the American Union.
Shipping Not Perishing
The judge asks: "Will the Republican
Darty give their perishing shipping relief"
Let me tell the judge that their ship
ping is not perishing and does not need
relief. The shipping of the Philippine
islands is carrying on the trade among
the islands as It always has carried it on,
carrying it on without obstacles, hin
drances or interference.
The judge asks: "Will it give them
tariff regulations under which they can
exist?" Has the judge examined the tar
iff law which has been enacted for the
Philippine islands, enacted on the 16th of
September, 1901, after a long open public
hearing by the concurrence of the Filipinos
and Americans with the unanimous vote of
the Philippine members of the commis
sion; enacted with sole reference to the
interests of the Philipine people; impos
ing tariff duties lower than they had ever
had in the islands, imposing tariff duties
far lower than the duties imposed by
our own tariff here, reported to congress,
discussed on the floor of both houses, ap
proved by congress without criticism or
objection by any Democrat in either house
except that the Democrats sought to force
upon the Philippine islands instead of
this law, and without reference to their
needs and for their benefit, the Dingley
tariff which they abhor and condemn
and which was wholly unsuited to the
trade and conditions of the Philippines.
Says They are Self-Supporting
The judge asks: "Are the Philippine
islands today a self-supporting communi
ty? Why should not these islands, as
serted by all and conceded by all to have
great natural resources, be self-support
ing? Let me tell the judge that they are
self-supporting. The revenues far exceed
the expenditures in the Philippine govern
From the time of American occupation
until the close of the fiscal year 1903 the
revenues of the Philippine government
exceeded $48,000,000 American money, and
the expenditures are but little over $37,
--000,000 of American money. The Philip
pines stand upon their own bottom and
they ask no aid from this government or
any other. That $48,000,000 of revenue
was raised by lower and more equal
taxes than were ever imposed on the
people of the islands. The judge had
been deceived, most cruelly deceived, as
to the facts.
The judge asks: "Where are the Phil
ippine markets? Where the development
of their natural resources?" Let me tell
him that he is deceived again; that the
trade of the Philippine islands is nearly
double what it was in the last five years
of peaceful conditions before the Ameri
can occupation, the years of greatest
prosperity. Before our flag floated over
the islands, the average impoits of the
Philippine islands were $15,000,000. and
the average exports were $19,000,000. and
in the fiscal year of 1903 the imports
were $32,000,000 and the exports $35,000, -
000. The judge need not go far to seek
for markets, for over $30,000,000 worth of
goods were exported in that year of 1903
to the United States.
Mr. Root quoted Archbishop Marty,
of Manila, in support of his contention
that the Philippines were being well
News Condensed
Lisbon —A new progressive cabinet, suc
ceeding the ministry, which resigned Mon
day, has been constituted, with Luciano
Castro as premier.
Chicago—The police raided the offices
of the Aetna Express company, an alleged
"get-rich-quick" concern." Dr. A. B.
Silvcrston, general manager, was ar
St. Louis, Mo. —A definite step has been
taken toward the amalgamation of the
Free Baptist Church of America with the
Disciples of Christ or the Christian
New York—Senator Fairbanks. ex-
Secretary Root and Lieut. Gov. Higgins
addressed a Republican mass meeting in
Madison Square Garden. Mr. Fairbanks
also spoke in Brooklyn, as did Secretary
St. Louis, Mo. —At the final day's ses
sion of the National Association of State
Librarians E. A. Nelson, of St. Paul, read
a paper. George S. Goddard. Hartford,
Conn., was elected president and Mr. Nel
son vice president.
Waco, Tex.—There is a general move
ment in Mississippi, it is said, to get rid
of the negro laborer as far as possible.
Planters have pooled their interests in the
effort to change the character of labor.
Mexicans are employed instead of negroes
in the cotton fields.
St. Louis. Mo. —The stockholders of the
St. Louis Transit company, which oper
ates 360 miles of street railway lines in
St. Louis, agreed to accept the proposal
made by Qrown Bros., of New York, by
which the United Railways company will
in the future operate the company.
Boston, Mass. —The Democratic state
committee today announced plans for one
of the most vigorous campaigns in re
cent years. John G. Carlisle, Representa
tive John Sharp Williams and ex-Gov.
Bentoh MoMillin, of Tennessee, are among
the speakers who are to participate in the
"Jersey City. N. J.—Vice Chancellor Pit
ney heard further argument on the rule
to show cause why the Consolidated, Con
tinental and American Tobacco compan
ies should not be restrained from carry
ing out the proposed merger. The vice
chancellor dissolved the temporary in
junction and dismissed the bill of com
.; Ix»ndon — ameerj of Afghanistan pro
poses, to send his eldest son to meet Lord
Curzon -• on" 1 his return- to; India, , and . will
receive sat Kabu» an officer sent by the
Indian government I authorized; to discusa
with the ameer, questions concerning the
; relations i between - the -, two governments.
i The £ ameer's * decision '- is ; supposed ;to be
connected with rsuggestions of ..the Rus
sian I press in favor of ;a. Russian military
demonstration on the Afghan frontier. ■
> They were returning: from the. husking
bee *T. r'~S" '' -\ - >'-\l • '" V f "-■''
- : "And were there ' any red ears?" asked
the * friend. .... •;. ■r. ; --.■- . -:.. :-^-,'-•_.: ■■•;-;
--"Oh, v yes." responded the .': girl ;- in.. the
gingham " dress. "I had v two ;• when,ppsa s
! caught -that city r fellow kissing- me."—
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