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The St. Paul Globe THE! GLOBE CO.. PUR-USHERS ■ ■ ' CrnaAt. <_fj_€_^__^^ ,T °' Pater B*^ st. Paul _________ ***"""* Entered at Postofflce at St. Paul, Minn., as Second-Class Matter. ■ ' » TELEPHONE CALLS Northwesternßusiness, 1065 Main. Editorial. 78 Main. __ jt ',■. •_. Twin City—Business. 1065; Editorial. 78. ■ * CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS 7.1 . ' ' By Carrier—Monthly Rate Only bally only ...40 cents per month Dally and Sunday 60 cents per month Sunday 20 cents per month I .- ******* COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS " By Mall. ~1 1 mo. 16 mos. 112 moi£ bally only 126 $1.50 $3.00 Dally and Sunday .. .36 2.00 4-00 Bun-ay 1 20 1.10 2-00 EASTERN REPRESENTATIVE W. J. MORTON, 160 Nassau St.. New York City. 17 Washington St.. Chicago. THE ST.PAUL DAILY GLOBE'S ■ circulation Is now the larg est morning circulation In St.' Paul. JY^ORE 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. * A DVERTISERS 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 ■ elusive, because It Is the only Democratic Newspaper of •-gen eral circulation In the Northwest. A DVERTISERS 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. SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1905 THE PRESIDENT'S PROGRAMME The president's programme for the direction and governing of congress Is being sadly Interfered with, not to say upset, by the disposition of both houses to have "minds and wills ;of their own. The special correspondent of The Globe points out the radical changes that the president has felt obliged to make since he first decided what con gress ought to do, and laid his wishes before it; and the changes he is still-to make are beyond a doubt as numerous and as important as those to which he has already consented. He did not suc ceed In jamming through the legisla tion indicated in his message affecting railroad rates. He will be no more successful, we fancy, .in his present plan of passing a rate bill this fall and a tariff revision bill during the winter. The thing, indeed, is on the face of it absurd. The reception of his rate legislation by congress has tamed even the im petuous temper of the president. He sees that this is a matter requiring deliberation; that there are sane and temperate,views among both those who want and those who do not want legis lation, and that no extreme measure is going to carry. He has been taught that to urge this matter further by calling an extra session immediately would be to invite certain defeat. He has succeeded in a very remarkable manner, considering the vote given to him a few months ago, in alienating congress altogether. The house is to day scarcely less hostile to him than the senate, though it has succeeded in concealing its temper and insinuating the knife more dexterously. He has learned enough by this to see that the extra session must be postponed until fall. Now tHIs is equivalent to the aban donment of his programme as a whole altogether. It is going to put the Re publican party in a thoroughly unten able position. The months of the con gressional recess will be filled with discussion of the railroad rate question. That having been brought before the public and still remaining in the air, public attention will be fixed upon it, to the exclusion of almost everything else. The committees of the two houses and special committees, if such be created, will be busied sifting the evidence and modifying the various proposals made; and congress will come next fall with a better matured opinion to the consid eration of this question, but without having given the slightest thought to anything else. Now this . situation makes action upon the tariff impossible. It is known that the president wisely considers some tariff changes Indis pensable before another general elec tion arrives. Had he insisted, as he first intended, upon forcing this. issue upon congress last fall, it would now have right of way, and a tariff bill could- be matured this summer and passed early in the n%xt congress. It is practically Impossible to secure any such legislation now. The tariff is a big subject to tackle. From six months to a year are required every time in work upon the different schedules, in harmonizing differences, placating paid interests and satisfying all the legisla- de favorites. Taking up the matter de novo . next - fall, congress will not , get around to the . passage of a bill before the' congressional elections of 1906. The next national campaign, therefore,'will find. the country"" thoroughly dissatis fied; with certain railroad legislation either passed or held up, with a hot tariff debate on hand and with the country stirred up over this question and the people dissatisfied at the fail ure to make practical progress. '•-* These are the inevitable tangible, re sults of the programme which the presi- dent so hastily and unwisely mapped out for himself. Notwithstanding the vote that was given to him, he" is not big enough to run the country and- his party without some outside help. .He. has plunged both into a morass where they will be . found struggling two years from now. The reputation of the Republican party as the one that "does things" is going to need some repairs. Perhaps Dr. Osier's theory about men over 60 is not meant to apply to those who do not attempt to lead the simple life. EVERYBODY CONVINCED The position taken by The Globe and by it alone from the very begin ning, that the revised code for Minne sota ought not to be adopted at this session, and could not be without the gravest treachery to public interests, is now accepted on all sides as sound doc trine. The vacillations of private judg ment and the attachment of partisan ship yield before an issue at once so momentous in its consequences and so clear in its practical bearings. If it was evident enough at the outset to the clear sighted that this code revision could not .be forced through without danger and even ruin to many vital in terests, it has now become so obvious that.nobody outside the legislature de nies it. It is sufficient explanation of the whole situation to say that some 1,500 amendments have been found neces sary thus far to the code as submitted to the legislature These cover glaring errors of omission and commission.due to the revision commission. They are simply points that have been discov ered in special sections of the code by special interests employing special at torneys to look into it. How many more there may be we do not know, and could not until all the manifold sins of this proposed body of law should be disclosed by years of sifting in the courts. How many ideas of their own these same special attorneys have incorporated in these 1,500 amendments, how many fat little wood chucks have made their nests there, we do not pretend to say. Undoubtedly the amendments are full of these crea tures. Between the original mistakes, the valid and necessary corrections and the little jobs that have been woven in with the latter, the whole revision is a very network of live wires, a pressure upon any portion of which may be fatal. What else could anybody expect? From the moment it was found that the revision commission had exceeded its proper function, had attempted to leg islate in addition to codifying, it was apparent that the work must be done over again, or else that the state must accept on trust the private opinion of three gentlemen as a substitute for all the'labors of all its legislatures, and all the decisions of all its courts, ever snce it was admitted to the union. American commonwealths have tried some curious experiments, but none so bold or hazardous as this. These are the only two alteratives. They still re main such. Either the state must ac cept the code with its still undiscov ered errors and dangers*" with the amendments that have been made to reform some of them, with the other and perhaps greater dangers that lurk in those amendments themselves; either it must elevate this unexamined hodgepodge to the position of supreme law for all the people, or it must hand back the work to be put into proper shape and submitted in proper time for thorough examination before it shall be acted upon. No man would hesitate for an in stant were this a question of the con duct of his private business. No man would dream of incurring the risks that are invited by the proposed jamming through of a code which not a single member of either house can by any possibility have examined with suffi cient thoroughness to entitle him to vote upon it before the hour of ad journment arrives. -Public opinion is now somewhat thoroughly aroused on this question, and .we do not believe that the legislature will for an instant follow this unheard of course. L— -• .At least it cannot be claimed by the Hennepin members that Minneapolis grand juries have enjoyed a sinecure. ■' THE GRAND JURY The adoption by the state of a con stitutional amendment permitting the legislature to authorize the substitution of prosecutions by information rather than for Indictment by the grand jury has of course precipitated a lively debate. The partisans of the old sys tem and of the new lock horns, and the subject has 'received the liveliest at tention in the state senate. This was sure to «ff!uw the opening of the door by the vote on the amendment - * This vote itself ought not to.be mis understood.. The meaning and effect of it have certainly been misrepresented during debate. One. speaker favored THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. SATURDAY* MARCH 4, 1905 abolition of the grand -jury, called -his opponents to account for opposing the declared will of the people as expressed by their adoption - last November of this amendment' " Now that adoption was not a vote for the abolition of the grand jury, It was a vote to authorize the legislature to permit local com munities to do away with • the grand jury if they saw fit. Its effect was wholly permissive and not mandatory. Not a -hint of .obligation is laid upon the legislature to act under this au thority unless it .sees fit and the peo ple so desire. Th c Globe ventilated this ques tion thoroughly at the time when the amendment was before the people. It regards the whole subject as utterly unworthy of serious discussion. It is a squabble over machinery merely. It does not matter a ha'penny to any community whether justice is admin istered one way or the other. If that community consists of honest men, if the public tone is high, if there -is a demand for a strict administration of, the laws, all these good ends will be achieved by the grand jury or by the public prosecutor alone, without let or difficulty in either case. If opposite conditions prevail, there will be laxity and graft and connivance at crime and the pollution of the law with equal ease under either system. This is not a mere matter of opinion, but the lesson of fact as drawn from communities that have experimented with each method in its turn. It was for these reasons that we re garded the time spent, on this pro posed change of methods as wasted. We regard it so still. There are draw backs to the grand jury system, and there are merits in it which no other scheme possesses. Those who regard either system as the hope and salvation of the people are simply playing the old game of believing that some machine can be set up which will run Without a _____ and insure good government, no matter what the quality or character or wishes of the people. There. is no reform in abolishing the grand Jury, no gain in it, no better results to be ex pected from anything that supersedes It. The whole intense struggle over this issue is academic. It is worthy of a debating club, but not of practical leg islators. * There is nothing real about the pres ent signs of spring. The cold storage plant is still laying the eggs. THE GIRLS' TRAINING SCHOOL The whole hearted men and women who originated the movement to sepa rate the sexes at the state training school and create a separate Institu tion for" girls thought of nothing but the welfare of the inmates. The legis lature apparently thinks very little of that and a great deal more of the two questions that appeal directly to it; namely, the place where the new school should be located, and the manner of running it. The entire attention of the commit tee appears to have been concentrated upon these two points. For the life of us we cannot understand the hot con tention that arises in the legislature whenever a state building is to be put up anywhere. Possession of this is re garded as a priceless boon, and coun ties and towns are arrayed against one another as if it were a gold mine. The truth is that such an institution is of the most trifling business advantage, as every state in the union is able to show. On the other point, of course the ex istence of a board of control made it a point of honor that that fifth wheel to the coach should begin to revolve. It would be a terrible thing were any body to do anything in Minnesota without the advice-and consent of the board of control. It goes without say ing that of all possible institutions a school for the training of wayward girls might best be left to such influ ences as a local board would supply, guided and directed by the sympa thetic action of the women's organiza tions and their noble leaders that have taken such Interest in this cause. All that Is dropped out of sight. The main thing is to get the girls* school put where the pull is strongest, to place It under the board of control and then let It shift for itself. Even the wise pro vision that would separate It by a wholesome distance from any other state institution was lost in the shuffle. Since the subcommittee has In charge the construction of a new bill,' we trust that it may not entirely lose sight of the original purpose and spirit of this movement. Let it try to remember for a time that the institution is not de signed for the benefit of. some growing town, nor even to add luster to the name of the board of control and power to its elbow. It is meant to aid in the reformation of wayward girls, and to surround them with influences' leading them to. a useful and happy life. Strange as it may appear to a legisla ture,- there are things about this actu ally more important than local busi ness or party patronage. Will" not Min nesota,- in this small particular, at least, be able to get away from mean and sel fish influences, and legislate in the spirit- of the earlier and .better days, before boards of control had been vis ited upon us for our sins,. when the public institutions that were for so long our honor and our pride were created?- If '•you must read the Daily, News editorials," why not .read them first in The Globe I Contemporary Comment Misleading "News" From London Probably a zemsky sobor might have its Mirabeau who would • remind the country of the elective origin of the Romanoff rule. But Dr. White has In all probability correctly gauged the ef fect of the assassination of Sergius on the temper of the ruling classes, and sensible readers w>ill not be misled,by such nonsensical reports as those which tell of the nervous tremors and weakening of Trepoff, and how Grand Duke Vladimir (who is really the strong and resolute man of his house) has taken to his bed "prostrated with his fears and quaking with terror." — Milwaukee Sentinel. "Big Stick" Is Proper . On one doctrine of Washington, too readily forgotten in our day, the pres ident laid emphatic—and wholly jus tifiable— Many critics who talk about the "big stick" and the tempta tions to use it which must follow the creation of an effective navy do not realize that the military preparedness they scoff at was one of the prime ob jects at which Washington's policy airraid. In his view the "strong man armed" was the ideal conservator of honorable —New York Tribune. South American Republics Only these Latin-American republics are riotous, reckless and irresponsible, and they are made so by the Monroe doctrine. They should have sound financial systems, based on the cur rency of the world. But they have not. because under the Monroe doctrine they feel no responsibility. As we deny to Europe the right to hold them to responsibility, unless we do it our selves we are in the position of the officer of the law who protects its vio lation.—San Francisco Call. Standard. Oil's Power Without at all prejudging the case against the Standard Oil company, it is fair to say that the time has come to discover which is the stronger of the ,two. this giant corporation, with its stock valued at fabulous figures and its dividends aggregating hundreds of millions, or the government of the United States itself and those of the various commonwealths segregated.— Cleveland Leader. Murder of Grand Duke Sergius The American people will not con done assassination at home or abroad nor accept it as a legitimate weapon In political warfare. Mr. Roosevelt's message to the czar, therefore, may have been sent primarily as an expres sion of the horror of the American people that Grand Duke Sergius met death at the hands of the assassin.— Baltimore Sun. Among the Merrymakers Senatorial Courtesy It was in the year 1908. The senator from Colorado was talking on the statehood bill. -.-.-* ■.-■-m_ There came an interruption. said- 6 senator from Wisconsin arose and "Will the gentleman permit me to ask a Question; • »,-V.H»' if '.J 8 germane to the matter in hand." was the reply. t^',' '*_. Mr .President. The question Is this: How long has the distinguished senator from Colorado been speaking on this question?" "Three years." --.-_*■'' 'Then. Mr. President. I ask unanimous consent / 0 move that he be allowed six months to finish his speech." But the chair 'refused to entertain the motion, and the senator from Colorado went on talking.—Chicago Record-Herald. The Economy Bug The "economy bug," as it is called by the irreverent In senate and house, has infested everybody In official life in Wash ington. Speaker Cannon. Chairman Hem enway, of the house committee on appro priations; Senator Allison, chairman of the committee on appropriations. • and every other man who has anything to do with the great supply hills, are preaching small expenditures for every department of the_ government. A day or two ago a man who was smoking a cigar went into the room of the senate committee on appropriations. Senator Spooner was there. ***__ smoking permitted here?" the man asked. *• ._:-* --"Everything is permitted here." Senator Spooner replied, "except appropriations." —New York World. The Local Wag Pointing to the distant peak we ask of the native its name. "That there mountain?" he says. "That's Catfish mountain." » * "An odd name." we comment "And why is the mountain so called?" "Because nobody can scale it," he re sponds. ' ,*"'.'• Hurriedly seizing our sack of crackers and box of sardines, we walk from the corner store in high dudgeon.—Judge. The Old Quarrel The Doctor— surely It is an honor able ambition to want to live in history: The Professor— at all. That would be an absurd and ridiculous ambition. We shall have to be satisfied, my dear friend, with being embalmed in history-— Chicago Tribune. In" the Nursery Sammy, with a thirst for gore. Nailed the baby to the door. Mother said, with humor quaint: * "Sammy, dear, don't mar the paint." —Life. Ideal •"We can't have everything in this life," said the philosopher. "No;" answered Mr. Dustin Stax. "The ideal but Impossible combination Is a millionaire menu with a deckhand appe —Washington Star. - j TODAY'S WEATHER WASHINGTON. March 3.—Forecast: Minnesota— Saturday, colder in south portion, warmer in northwest por tion; Sunday fair, warmer in east portion, fresh north to northeast winds, becoming variable. Upper Michigan Snow Saturday, colder in the south portion; Sunday partly cloudy and warmer, fresh north winds, becoming variable. • North Dakota Fair, warmer Saturday; Sunday fair, colder. South Dakota—Fair Saturday; Sunday fair, colder. Montana—Saturday fair; Sunday fair, colder. Wisconsin— fair;. Sunday fair, warmer, fresh northwest winds, becoming variable. lowa—Saturday fair, colder in central and east portions; Sunday fair. St. Paul Observations taken yesterday by the United . States weather bureau. W. E. Oliver, observer, for the twenty four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night (barometer corrected for temperature and elevation): Barometer. 29.82; relative hu midity. 77; weather. clear; maximum tem perature. 66; minimum temperature, 31; daily ra?ge, 35: : mean temperature. 48; 7 p. m. temperature. 58; wind at 7 p. m., northwest; precipitation, 0. Yesterdays temperature at other points: •BpmHig h •SpmHigh Alpena .....—32 42 Jacksonville ...58 68 Atlanta 62 64 Los Angeles....7o 80 Battleford ...-42 42 Madison 34 36 Bismarck " 46 60 Marquette ... -*0 36 Buffalo .30 30 Memphis ..." 70 74 Boston 34 3*. Medicine Hat..64 66 Chicago 44 46 Milwaukee ....36 40 Cincinnati ...51 56IMinnedosa . '6 44 Cleveland ....36 36 Montreal ... -'6 '8 Denver ••• — 60 M New 0r1ean5...66 76 Dcs Moines.... 76 New York .. _ 5* Detroit ..:.... 34 36 Omaha ...... 70 SO Duluth .:." 24 36 San Francisco..6B 74 El Paso .....62 64 St. Louis ... 68 74 Edmonton .....48 58 Salt Lake ... 54 60 Escanaba .-...\34 34 San Antonio „.72' 76 Galveston 66 70 San Diego :... 68 7*» Grand Rapids.34 36 S. Ste. Marie...2B 34 Green Bay 34 40|Washington ...40 41 Havre 62 66 Winnipeg ..•.."*.20 '36 Helena ...;..CO 66. •Washington time (7 p. m. SL Paul;. The spectacle of the Standard Oil company, that great octopus, deliber ately' wrecking the oil industry of a great state like Kansas, and with that state almost helpless to defend herself, Is one to make men and angels weep! But there is a day offreckoning coming and the greedy tyrant that shows no pity or even justice to others, will get justice without pity at last. It is the business of Kansas to destroy this giant and it is the duty of every other independent state and of the nation Itself to go to the rescue of Kansas and help strangle and destroy this greedy octopus.—Montevideo Leader. What the Editors Say Representative Kelly has introduced a bill in the legislature, providing for a four year term for all county officers. If the bill passes the new tenure of of fice will become effective on the first of January after the next general elec tion. There is a great deal of merit In the proposition, and if it could be made to cover the state officers as well, and limit all office holders to two executive terms, it would, we believe be still bet ter. . There is no good reason why the entire state should be thrown into a turmoil, to the detriment of business and at great public expense every two —Crookston Journal. Gov.. Johnson has a new plan to handle the timber trespass cases. He would have a timber board independent of the auditor's office, consisting of the governor, attorney general and state treasurer. This would relieve the state auditor from heavy responsibility, and if the timber thieves had to do busi ness with an Independent board they would not attempt to settle case after case for less than the amount paid at public sale, and In direct violation of the law. On short acquaintance, the governor's theory looks good. Cloud Journal-Press. Judge Swayne. who was impeached before the United States senate, has •been acquitted. One of the charges against him was that he used a rail road pass, which is positively pro hibited by the interstate commerce law. Every senator has such a pass. It would be a pretty pass to convict a man for using a pass when every juror is a past master at it, so they passed him up-Rochester Post and Record. The biennial bill against patent medicines has made its appearance in the Minnesota legislature, apparently for no other purpose than to be voted out. In country communities, particu larly, where physicians are not within easy call, patent medicines are In steady demand. They fill a niche in the world's necessities and have come to stay no matter whether the doctors like it or —Winona Independent. He must have had a great struggle with his modesty in order to make the announcement, but Mayor McClellan has finally declared that he is "the best mayor New York ever had." Presi dent Roosevelt may be expected to wait until after his term expires before mak ing a similar claim. His poor opinion of most of the other presidents has al ready been given.— Herald. And now the state fair officials are asking for $250.000 —a quarter of a million dollars of the people's money— for a live stock amphitheater.. They may have pull enough to get it. but that Is a big pile of money for the state to Invest in a structure to be used on.? or two weeks in a year. Such an ex penditure would be -rank extravagance. —Aitkin Age. --- ♦ •'.: There is this difference between the oil producers* fight against monopoly In Pennsylvania thirty-five years ago. and the fight in Kansas now, that the whole United States is Interested in the' present struggle, and giving the Kansas men moral support. Standard Oi! may find that this is an important difference.Nebraska State Journal. We will go Dr. Osier one better. There are men that should be chloro formed before they reach —Man- kato Free Press. LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE Are the Cures of Christian Science Due to Faith or to Suggestion To the Editor of The Globe: In a recent issue of The Globe the following appeared: "The leading article in the February Suggestion discusses Christian science theories and the author asserts that all heal ing is the result of natural law of suggestion operating through * the subjective faculties." Will you kindly allow me the opportunity of saying we are pleased to note that the author of the above paragraph states that the healing done in Christian science is not based on suggestion, or human will power. We agree that Christian science and sugges tion can in no possible way be connected, because the cures in Christian science are produced by the power of God alone. It cannot, therefore, be said that all healing is the result of natural law of suggestion. The efficacy of Christian science as a cure is constantly being attested all over the world. In the last two years in the group of six Texas cities, namely. Galveston. Fort Worth. Dallas, Austin. San Antonio and Houston, five hundred and twenty three thousand four hundred and ten (523.410) people have been treated in christian science, of which ninety OO) per cent have acknowledged they were healed or permanently benefited. Out of the above number seventy (70) per cent had absolutely failed to be benefited by the different schools of materia medica to which they had previously applied. Out of this large number and during the time specified only thirteen (13) have died. Similar results are found in Christian science practice all over .the United States. Could such results be achieved otherwise than by divine power? Sin cerely. —Frank C. Russell. Publication Committee State of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Feb. 26, 1905. UNCONSCIOUS CEREBRATION— IN SPOTS BUFFALO BILL'S LAST STAND Editorial Globe, Feb. 22 The Hon. St. F. Cody, sometime scout, legislator, showman and hero In ordinary to at least two genera tions of young Americans, Is being shorn of the garment "of romance that has clothed him. The shearing process is being performed by lawyers, in spired by the wife of his bosom — by the way. has not shared any of, the honors of literature or the stage with the colonel. Mrs. Cody, who has not been known as a heroine even by mar riage, manifests an inclination to re move the halo that has set upon the sombrero of Buffalo Bill and ' which has been plainly visible to the all seeing eye of the small boy these many years. Mrs. - Cody gives It out that Bill is not a . hero. " This evidence we decline to accept as conclusive. All history teems with examples showing that heroes have been held in little re gard by the ladles to whom it was given. to share their porridge and keep their laurels on straight. One Sam son was not so much esteemed by De lilah as by others who were not in the secret of his avoidance of the barber. Socrates does not appear to have much impressed the .wife of his bosom, and that in spite.of the fact that he be stowed upon her -certain posthumous distinction merely by association up to the time -he . took his final drink. Thomas Cariyle's wife is credited with having remarked that possibly the world needed geniases, but it was rather hard on a woman to - have to live with one. -These worthies did not impress or beguile the ladies who en joyed their : fullest • confidence. At St. Paul Theaters Miss Jessica O'Brien gave a piano recital last night at St. Agatha's con servatory before a large audience that Included many well known St. Paul musicians. Her programme was in part a repetition of her recital given at the Park Congregational church earlier in the season, but a promising feature of Miss O'Brien's readings of the differ ent composers is that these readings gain rather than lose in Interest when they are repeated. Her interpretation of the Beethoven Sonata (op. 78) mer ited the adjective masterly, and this, in spite of the fact that she was handi capped by an unresponsive Instrument. A delightful clarity of tone is the re sult of her delicate and sensitive touch and this quality was especially pro nounced in the sonata and in the Chopin group. But it is for Beethoven that Miss O'Brien seems to have a special affinity and nothing she played last night was more satisfying or more artistic than the composition by this master. The gavotte and variations by Rameau afforded a pretty display of technical skill and served for an ad mirable Introduction to her programme. The Chopin numbers Included three preludes (op. 28); art impromptu (op. 29); a waltz (op. 42); and the A flat ballade. The player's reading of these showed artistic, though pronouncedly feminine intuition. The preludes and the waltz, were particularly well play ed. The remaining numbers play ed last night were: "Reverie," Schutt; "Minuetto Vecchlo.** Sgambatl; "Valse Mignonne," Schnabel; ''Cracovlenne," Paderewski: ••Romance." Grunfeld; "Marche Mignonne." Poldlnl; "Am Spring Bremmen," Scholtz; and two compositions by her teacher. Lesche tizky, an "Arabesque" and "Toccata." The audience gave the young pianist a most cordial reception. Miss Helen Gibbs, who assisted Miss O'Brien, is a young vocal student, who possesses a most promising voice that has already developed considerable character. She made an excellent Im pression in the Mozart aria, "Voi che Sapete" and in the two songs, "Spring's Awakening," by Buck, and "Irish Folk Song," by Foote, that she sang. "The Fortunes of the King," the new romantic drama that Mr. James K. Hackett is presenting for the first time at the Metropolitan this week, is a happy combination of romance and high comedy, with a background of solid historical" fact. ' Mr. Hackett's personification of Charles Stuart is probably more accurate than the char acter drawn by the historians; for, un prejudiced as the chronicles may be. they invariably permit the evil in the later life of Charles to overshadow the virtues that were his in the days of his youth. Matinee today at 2:30. "With a record of over one thousand successful performances, the ever pop ular dramatization of Winston Church ill's famous novel. "The Crisis," comes to the Metropolitan tomorrow night when a star in the person of Nannette Comstock, who has been provided with a new and beautiful scenic production of the great play and surrounded with what is recognized as the best com pany ever appearing in this popular play. .Miss Comstock needs no intro duction to theatergoers in this city. Among the members of the company presenting the big new musical com edy, in which Richard Carle will ap pear at the Metropolitan next Thurs day evening, is one who has never missed a performance during the seventy or eighty odd weeks of the continuous life of this well known production; who has never uttered a protest, who has never faltered at any of the orders of an over particular stage manager and who has never com plained in any manner, shape or form at any regulation. Rupert is a donkey. Not a two legged one, but a real four legged product of a Texas ranch. At the n%tinee today of '"The Fatal Wedding" at the ; Grand the young folks will have 9*l opportunity of see ing both of the clever child actresses, Baby Keife and little Cora Quinten. This popular piece has had a success ful run and it has proved one of the most entertaining plays of the season at this theater. The last performance will be given tonight at 8:15. Charles E. Blaney's great melodra matic success of the past season, "The Factory Girl," comes to the Grand next week, commencing at Sunday's matinee. As a labor champion it has won its way into the hearts of the masses. Besides, a powerful dramatic story, full of genuine heart Interest and big sensational features, magnificently and carefully staged, it is imbued with the spirit of wholesome sentiment and excruciatingly funny comedy scenes in terspersed with delightful specialties and chorus numbers. There is a bevy of pretty girls and a cast of well known players numbering thirty people. The ladies' matinee at the Star yes terday drew a very large audience. The O'Reilly and Woods company will close its engagement with two performances today. \_-7". Pastors Are Transferred ST. CLO%UD. Minn.. March 3.—Bishop Trobec has announced changes in this dio cese of the Catholic church. Rev. Ed ward Jones, who resigned the pastorate of the cathedral here, will be succeeded by Rev. George John Goebel. at present at Morris. Father Jones will succeed Father Goebel. Rev Father Herman Klien is transferred from Chokio to Pa dua; Rev. W. Weigand. from St. Lawrence to Chokio; Rev. Joseph Ambauen. St. Cloud, goes to St. Lawrence, and Rev. P. Hildebrand. O. S. 8.. who has been at Padua, has been recalled to the Sacred Heart monastery in Oklahoma. BUFFALO BILL'S HALO Editorial St. Paul Daily News, March 3. Buffalo Bill's halo, which has dazzled the minds of the youth of two genera tions, has suddenly lost Its glory. For nearly half a century Buffalo Bill has held a large share of public attention as scout, legislator, showman and hero in general. And now Mrs. Cody, the wife of his bosom, gives it out that Bill is no hero at all, never has been and hasn't got it in him to be one. Of course this evidence is not con clusive. No man Is required to be a hero in the eyes of his wife. AH men are heroes In the eyes of their sweet hearts, but few maintain the character long after marriage. History has of ten, repeated itself in this matter. There was Samson, who was not so greatly esteemed by his De lilah as by others who were not in the secret of* his avoidance of the bar ber. In shearing him of his power and glory she set a conspicuous example that many other " women have since followed. .:.'., -.V.- Socrates, in spite of the esteem in which he has been held by the whole world, seems not to have made much of an impression upon his wife. Though she has been remembered through the ages only by his reflected glory, she never could see that he was anything more than her husband, and a poor one at that. Thomas Carlyle's wife is said to have remarked to the effect that genius might be of value to the.world at large, but was very unpleasant at home. . s- These great men and many more too numerous to specify did not impress or beguile the women who enjoyed their fullest intimacj: and confidence, SHOOTS OUT BEEF TRUST FIGURES Commissioner Garfield's Reve lations are Not Very i Startling WASHINGTON. March 3.—Presi dent Roosevelt today transmitted to congress the report of Mr. Garfield, commissioner of corporations, upon the beef industry. The president's let ter of transmittal follows: "I transmit herewith a report from the secretary of commerce and labor upon that portion of the resolution of the house of representatives adopted March 7, 1904, having to do with the prices of cattle and dressed beef, and the margins between such prices and the organization, conduct and profits of the corporations engaged in the beef packing industry.. In view of the fact that the department of justice is now* engaged upon other matters in volved in the resolution, the secretary ot commerce and labor cannot at this time report thereupon." The report of the commissioner of coporations is to the effect that six Pac*»n S companies. Armour & Co.. P^nirin-. C °** Morris * the National ?„?Si2S, COmpany the Schwarzchild & __2£s_?S ******** :l*'J the Cudahy ■Th I 5 ********* slaughtered in 1903 about 4a per cent of the total indicated slaughter in the United States; that the average net profit in 1903 for three of the companies, Was 99 cents per head: that the year 1902, instead of be ing one of exorbitant profits, was less profitable than usual; that during the months when prices of beef were the highest some at least of the leading packers were actually losing money on every head slaughtered. The changes in the margin between prices of cattle and beef are in them selves no Indication whatever of the change in profits, says the report. Prices and conditions for the years 1902, 1903 and 1904 are reviewed, and the conclusions are stated that the six companies especially discussed are ap parently not over capitalized, the per centage of profit on the gross volume of business -is comparatively small. and that during the years 1902, 1903 aand 1904 Swift & Co.'s profits did not exceed 2 per cent of the total sales; fqft4nL£, Co*'s is Stated at *■* for 1904 and 2.3 per cent for 1902. Private Car Lines Pay With reference to private car lines in the pack industry it is stated that the profit is a very liberal one, a net return of from 14 to 17 per cent being indicated; hut it is added that, reckoned on the basis of dressed beef transported, the profit would add but little to the cost of beef to the con sumer. The profit of one concern, the Cudahy Packing company, on its in vestment in cars was as high as 22 per cent In one year. Further, it is stated that the six principal packing concerns, while they slaughtered but 45 per cent of . the cattle killed in 1903. slaughtered near ly 98 per cent of the cattle killed in eight leading western packing centers; that they control a very large per centage of the trade in beef, particu larly in the east, and they furnish New York about 75 per cent, Boston more than 85 per cent. Philadelphia about 60 per cent, Pittsburg more- than 60 and Baltimore about 50 per cent. The report in conclusion says that except in the case of the National Packing company, mentioned as one of the big six," there appears to be no general ownership of stock among the six principal companies. News Condensed Washington— training of the cadets at the military and naval academies will be conducted hereafter during the en tire four year course of the president should approve the recommendations of a joint board of army and navy officers which he appointed to consider the sub ject. A similar course of training will be extended to enlisted men of both the army and navy. Washington—The colleagues of Senator t-ockrell on the military committee of the senate presented him handsomely en grossed resolutions expressing regret at losing the senator's services because of the expiration of his term. Senator Cock rell was greatly moved. Berlin— Lokal Anzeiger's Baku cor respondent gives the number killed in the riots between Armenians and Tartars as Son. The belligerents, the correspondent says, have now buried the hatchet, but a general exodus from the city is in prog ress. Chicago— case of Johann Hock was taken before the grand, jury. He was ac cused of killing Mrs. Mary Walcker- Hock. Mrs.. Emilie Fischer-Hock, sister of the woman in whose body arsenic was found, was one of the principal witnesses. London— by-election in the Ap pleby division of Westmoreland due to the resignation of Richard Rigg. who se ceded from the Liberals on the fiscal question, resulted in the return of Leif Jones, Liberal, by a majority of 220. Rome—The whole sitting of the senate was taken up with* the discussion of an interpellation of Senator Prince pdescal chi on the relations between Italy and the United States. The immigration question was the center of discussion. New York—Suit was filed by John W. Young, one of the promoters of the United States Shipbuilding company, asking for an accounting of $60,984,000 of the securi ties of the corporation from the Mercan tile Trust company, its trustee. New York request by Nan Patter son's father that she be allowed to go to Washington in custody of a keeper to see her sister. Mary Queen Milburn, who, he said, is dying, was denied by District At torney Jerome. - -- , .Washington Speaker Cannon today will be presented a massive solid silver loving cup in token of the regard in which he is held by his fellow mem bers. Every member of the house con tributed. __ New York—A score of men were injured and lay in the street with broken heads or severe bruises after a riot over the distribution of tickets for employment in shoveling snow from the streets. London—The British claims as a result of the North sea incident as finally sub mitted to Russia total $325,000. This amount, It is understood, will be* paid in : a few days without demur. New York—The Evening Post has pur chased three building lots In Vesey street, facing St. Paul's church yard, and will build thereon a modern office building next year. L-^;- •; - - Louisville. Ky.—At the railway camp of A. Caligan. a contractor, four men were • Instantly killed, two fatally and four, dangerously Injured by exploding dyna mite. '__v.,' Toronto. Ont.—The Brotherhood of Carpenters and the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners will not amal gamate, so far as Canada Is concerned. Austin. —The senate has passed an oil hill that will place all pipe lines in Texas under the jurisdiction of the rail road commission. Habana—A cabinet representative of the Moderate party, to which President ______ recently declared his allegiance, has been formed. ' ' . . -J Escanaba. Mich.— the schools were closed for two weeks, because of typhoid • fever.