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1 160 Nassau St.. New York City..
•7 Washington St.. Chteaeo. ,
■ circulation is now the larg
est morning circulation In St.
li/f 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.
I~HE St. Paul Sunday Globe Is
■ now acknowledged to be the
best Sunday Paper In the North
west and has the largest circu
A DVERTISERS get 100 per
cent more In results for the
money they spend on advertising
In The Globe than from any other
I~rlE Globe, circulation Is ex
■ elusive, because It Is the only
Democratic Newspaper of gen*
eral circulation in the Northwest.
reach this great and dally
Increasing constituency, and It
cannot be reached la any other
way. v
The strange attitude of a large num
ber of the members of the legislature
and some people outside of it is sum
med up by the statement of a member
In debate that if the method of dealing
with code revision suggested were to
be followed the state would not have
a code for forty years. Well, what of
It? These people have persuaded them
selves that a code Is a necessary of
life like food, or at least something
aa essential as a life preserver on
shipboard, something without which
great and irreparable disaster ia likely
at any time to overwhelm the state.
By much thinking and talking abotit
the code a lot of people have fuddled
themselves into this position, not
thinking that we have existed for a
good many yearg without a code and
are not likely to suffer in the next two
years more than in the last if we do
not have one.
It is -vital to the interest of the state
that legislators and others should take
a sane view of this matter. A code 19
very desirable. We have a vast mass
of unadjusted and heterogeneous laws
covering the same subjects. Portions
of them are valid, portions have been
thrown out by the courts, judicial in
terpretations" have made some of them
good and others worthless, ' and every
one would be well served by a revision
that should straighten out the tangle
and give us a body of consistent, sim
. ple and adjudicated law. For this end
the code 'revision commission was ap
pointed. This end we still want to reach.
This end can be accomplished- in a
simple and natural way. But we can
not work v miracles. We cannot turn
out a brand new code over night, any
.more than we could build a battleship"
In a month. Meanwhile the absence
. of a code until one ' can lbe properly
. framed will not affect anybody invid
iously, while the dangers of this hasty
action are so monumental and terrify-.
. ing that :it will be inexcusable folly
and crime to invite them.
1 We ; are ■ now exactly ' where we were
In the middle of January " when this
code wag submitted; although it must
"■ be confessed'that the dangers involved
in mistaken aetkm -are — much more
formidable than "they were then. - At
i that' time the code as- prepared by the
" revisers /was just issued, ana it was 1
found that numerous 'changes in the '
law' had been made, so that mirny in- i
terests would" be materially and in-l ■
furiously affected if the • code were
adopted as it stood. In a ; wond, : the
legislature was concerned with a vast
accumulation of unknown matter, in
any portion of wm*ch a- powder -mine
" might "be concealed: If would" nave
been criminal to adopt this without in
vestigation, and the necessary, invest!
gation has been made. The commit
tees have worked faithfully, and they
have beert assisted by outside attorneys,
many of them- of the- highest, ability,
but all of them working with one eye
open to the interests of the state and
the other to those of their clients.
In this manner rtiore" titan a thousand
amendments 'have -been added to the.,
code; and now it is proposed to rush
these through without investigationj
just as it was proposed six weeks ago
to rush through the original code.
Obviously this is a still more critical
situation. If it was wrong to have
legislation for the people by three.
gentlemen acting as a revision com
mission, it is still worse to have legis-.
lation for the state by a lot of at
torneys working for special interests.
More than one instance has been dis
covered where these amendments,
prepared to correct an acknowledged
and grave error In the code as sub
mitted, have been so worded as to>
authorize some other grave error
against the public welfare, but to the
interest of those who framed it. The time
'left is now too short to investigate
a thousand or more propositions, sub
mitted in many cases by private at
torneys, all of whom are working for
outside parties and have ends of their
own to serve. Woodchucks would be
thicker in Minnesota than gophers ever
were if this went through.
There is only one plain solution of
the problem, if such the situation can
be called. The legislature faces a
duty that cannot be performed within
the time limit. It would not hesitate
if it were asked to build a new capitol
building equal to the present structure
before adjournment. It would call the
demand silly, and. if such a building
were needed, take proper steps for its
construction. The legislature is not
responsible for present conditions. The
revision of our laws as made by the
commission was improperly done. It
was so delayed that the legislature
could not scrutinize it thoroughly in
less than a couple of months, and real
ly needed a year. The amendments
which have been found absolutely
necessary to prevent injustice and mis
fortune will require fully as much time
to.Sift and to make safe. To the busi
ness mind the obviously proper course
is to commit this matter for two years
more to better hands, requiring the
submission of a proper code at least
thirty days before the meeting of the
next legislature. Then we shall not
walk blindfold into a labyrinth of
sword blades. Let us get rid of the
notion that a code is indispensable.
Let us put away that fetich and act
like rational beings. He who pro
poses the adoption at this session of
any code, since the formation of a
code at once satisfactory and safe
within the time limit has become im
possible, is either the victim of this
delusion or an enemy of the people.
What could be more in tune with the
simple liff than the cowboy frisking
gayjy .-Unrig Pennsylvania avenue
mounted upon latter day relatives of
the steed T. Jefferson fastened, with
Jeffersonian simplicity, to the palings
of the white house?
The men who voted for the miser
able little milepge stoal in the federal
house of representatives ought to be
marked for permanent discredit and
defeat. This is the most wretched and
indefensible form of graft. One would
not be less repeMc-0, but he would have
less disgust for a held" raid involving
millions than for this form of pilfering,
by which each member would stuff a
few hundred dollars in his pocketbook
and walk off with it.
There is not a syllable of defense to
be uttered in behalf of this dishonesty,
which even the easy going senate could
not swallow. The special session and
the regular session at the beginning of
the life of this congress ended and be
gan at the same instant of time. One
was adjourned and the other the next
instant called to order, and work prog
ressed without interruption. Yet in
the mythical interval between these
two periods many things were sup
posed to take place. Among them were
vacancies in office and the sending in
by the president of nominations. Among
them the members of the house have
chosen to imagine that there occurred
trips to their homes and back again.
For these wholly fictitious journeys
they propose to pay themselves mile
age out of the federal treasury. We
do not see how any man who voted for
this proposition can ever again look
his constituents in the face.
The whole system of paying mileage
ou^ht to be done away pith. It opens
the door to just such jobs "is this.
Everybody knows that compirratiVely
few senators and representatives pay a
cent for their transportation. They ride
on passes. Even those who pay their
fare pay the regular passenger rate;
which is not to exceed three cents per
mile, and less than that in some states
and on some forais of transportation.
The mileage allowance is twenty cent*
per mile. There i* iro reason for this
difference. It is merely an Inheritance
from the time when it coat a. lot of
money to travH, and 1 it remains unal
tered because the people's representa
tives have not a sufficient sense of pub-^
lie morality to make them change the
charge to correspond, with changed
conditions. First they steal the differ*
-encc between the ■ inHeage allOTrsTrce
and tneir 'actual' expenses, which is
generally the entire amount, and then
they propose to appropriate to them
selves this payment for a trip that not
one of them ever made or thought of
The famous "salary grab" of a gen
eration ago retired to private life most
of those who favored or winked at It.
It was dignified and honest in compari
son with this dirty Uttle bill. There
ought to be a pubttc opinion In eveTy
congressional district in the country
which should make the re-election of
any man who approved, consented to
or winked at this instance of public
Craft an impossibility.
The legislature- may do away with
the grand jury, but it cannot abolish,
Lincoln Steffens.
The promise of the administration
that the consular service would be
strengthened and stimulated to fresh
activity by the infusion of fresh blood
after March 4 is about to be realized.
and the redemption of that promise
will permit the liquidation of many
political debts incurred by the people
who acted for Mr. Roosevelt in the
campaign of last year. We have some
doubts about the sincerity of the
promise of reform, bot no doubts at all
about the infusion of fresh blood.
The consular service of the United
States is not of as high a character as
it should be. Thai is admitted on all
hands. It Is administered very largely
by men lacking altogether in diplo
matic training—which is not to be
reckoned as wholly against the efficien
cy of the service. The trouble with it
is that the service has been made the
dumping ground for politicians who
could not be placed at home and who
have been sent abroad solely because
they held the notes of the powers that
appointed them. Being essentially good
politicians some of them have created
g©od things for themselves; few have
done anything to add to the reputa
tion of the country abroad. They
have been too busy making the best
of the situation they found themselves
in to do much to Improve the lot of
the- American abroad or promote the
national interests of the nation they
But the service as it stands at pres
ent is composed of men who have set
tled <lown to their berths, who have
imbibed by absorption some knowledge
of the people among whom they dwell;
who have worn off much of their un
couthness. These are to be replaced
by raw men whose only commendation
will be that they are properly affected
■to the existing order m Washington.
Announcement has been made of the
appointments in some cases, and it ap
pean that In these particular cases the
nominations have been made because
of the activity of the individuals In
behalf of Mr. Roosevelt.
It was to be expected that Mr.
Roosevelt would find opportunity 10
reward his friends, to surround him
self and his administration by men
who had been useful to him. Eut the
hypocrisy of the thing—the justifica
tion of this application of the spoils
system to the consular service on the
ground that fresh blood is necessary—
will not increase the reputation of Mr.
Roosevelt for ingenuousness..
Perhaps it is the Instinct of self
preservation that inspires the legisla
tor to put the grand Jury out of busi
• House bill No. 380 introduced in the
Illinois house of representatives by a
married legislator threatens to deplete
the purse of the unmarried male of that
state. If it is passed all bachelors will
have to pay a tax of $5 yearly to the
school fund. The bill is now in the
hands of the committee on revenue,
and if that organization is as unsenti
mental as its name implies, it seems
probable that its report will not be fa
vorable to the unmarried males.
But though the object of constant
attack, the bachelor has heretofore
been able to triumph over the married
legislator, and it may be that he will
yet escape the odium of a tax in Illi
nois. There are probably few unmar
ried men in that state who would have
any decided objections to helping swell
the school fund, but of course the prin
ciple of the thing has to be considered,
and doubtless every bachelor is con
vinced that if he begins by paying for
the tuition of other men's children he
will end by buying their shoes.
However, it is the unmarried woman,
not the bachelor, •who should rebel
against the imposition of such a tax.
It is a curious fact that whereas the
spinster is the object of the deepest
commiseration on the part of the married
legislator and other married individuals
as well, the bachelor appears to be an
object of envy. Therr determined ef
fort to tax him indicates that he is en
joying a superior happiness for which
he should pay. Their very persecution
of him puffs him up. Hounded by the
legtstetora, he is very apt to come to
the conclusion that after all be Is en
joying life and to attribute what they
term their public sprrft to prtvate spite.
.. Were- the ■ bachelor commi Berated ias
Is th» spinster, he would 1 probably.' soon
cease to ; represent "a" problem 7 to- -'the
married 1 legislaton' Introduce a. bin pro
viding for a home for aged and indigent
bachelors arid their namber ; would less
en as If by mafete,*- for !he is not as
superior to public opinion "as is" his
unmarried sister.' Once nt-.JPe him the
object of pity and his finish will be
easyto predict. As it is hia number
"increases for the reason that-legisla
tures have: given the "public to under
stand * that ■ bis liberty 'is as precious * *
possession as Jewels; or an automobTTe,
and must be taxed accordingly. *
Gun Fighters union No. 1 Peems to
be inclined to resent the favor shown
Mr. Bat Masterson to the exclusion of
Col. Jack Chirm-
I Contemporary Comment
. — - —- --.. *-.■ —-—- * - --4
How the Kansas Oil-War Will End—
We are all feeling good aver the
"mauling" -. President -Roosevelt will
give the railroads and Standard Oil.
As a matter of fact, the president will
not "maul" the railroads and Standard
Oil; : the railroads and' Standard Oil
will ■ find "means of protecting them
selves. In the : present, frenzy- of the
people.-they would confiscate the prop
erty of the railroads and trusts, and
divide It among themselves. That Is
, the trouble in America; we go so far.
1 that It becomes almost'confiscation and
then the courts interfere-. The" rail
roads 1 and. - trusts, are: keeping very
quiet,; bat after the adjournment of
congress, and legislatures, they will
begi* to "take notice" again* Their
big lawyers will begin to look up law
points, and. in the . end, . the people will
• have nothing* for their reform efforts.
except the bust head from- jollification
—Atchison (Kan.) Globe.
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Cotton Oil Trust y.-Y>
The supreme court of the . United
States has just handed down a, decision
which is of • the -first Importance. - It.
was in. a Texas, case, where the cotton
oil trust was Involved. . • • • It ap
pears that the supreme court is entirely
at one with , the courts of Texas.. and
the- case is a blow to. those-organized
interests which, control no* only cotton
oil but other things- near to .the hear*
of the southern industries.—PhUadel-i
phia Inquirer. . , -
President and , Cong res* -
The people who Indorsed Mr. Roose
velt a short four- months .ago are still
loyal to him In some decree, though
disappointed at his abandonment of
tariff revision, but the" : very people
loyal to Mr. Roosevelt are loudest in
condemnation- of his party in congress,
—St. Louis 'Republic. . ;
,7. Lynching < Habit Weaker ..
The north seems to have won its
own victory over Itself, since no negro
has been lynched in the north for al
most a year. The souths task is vast
ly harder, and the progress the south
Is making entitles it to most sincere
congratulations.—Chicago Record-Her
Yet Russians Think They Are- Abused
The strike in Russia has now ex
tended to the "maid servants." The
strikers were, however, dispersed by
tcks. American housekeepers have
no such powerful aid in a like emer
gency.— Philadelphia Ledger,
Remember the New Garter Purse
It is said that Cassie Chadwick has
J1.0e0.000 hidden away where the offi
cers cannot ftnd it. Have they thought
to have her st —k—gs searched?— De
nver Post.
Could Make Osier D« Some Sprinting
The Mad Mullah is reported to have
laughed gaily when he-was told that a
man was not supposed to have any
energy after pussing the age of 40.—
Chicago Record-Heraid.
Will Get the Worth of Their Money
* If things do not go satisfactorily at
the election Cap'n Anson will favor fs
suing rain checks to the voters and
pulling off another. —Chicago News.
Can Go Some When He Trie*
The Mad Mullah is starting out again
in a way to indicate thai In his pre
vious campaigns he was merely a little
annoyed.—Brooklyn Union.
May Bo a Good Fellow After Ail I
Got. Vardaman has prevented an
other lynching. It's a bad man who
has no good points.—Chicago Record-
Try ing. to Rub It In .
Some of the Russian populace will
not. be satisfied until the expression "it
you please" accompanies- each, ukase.—
Washington Star.
Beef and Oil
If misery loves company John D.
Rockefeller ought to thank God every
day of his life for the beef —Kan-
sas City Star.: •," ;
The Wisest Man of Them All
Amid the clamor over checking rail
road abuses Graver Cleveland camily
goes on rebaiting bis hook.—Milwaukee
About an • Even Break
ii Still, if Mrs. Chadwick'sF Jewels are
paste, and : she paid counterfeit money
- for them, who wins?— Detroit Tribune.
And Yet We Scoff at "Punch"
The- object of Rafwian bomb throw
ers seems to be to make the Romanoff
dynasty die nasty.—Atlanta Journal.
Right Up to Date
Really. It seems as If March knows
its business. Came in like a moun
tain lion this time.—New York Herald.
Are Still Worth a Few Pennies
Standard Oil stocks have taken a hi*
drop, but holders are not anxious to
get rid of them.—Buffalo Times.
This Was a Pretty Cold Winter
Hot Springs has to have a big flr«
now and then to keep up the tempera
ture —Baltimore Sun.
Has a Good Press Agent
Dr. Osier is spoilinp that joke by
explaining it on the rtaily installment
plan.—New York Mail.
<k 4
WASHINGTON. Mart* s.— Forecast:
Minnesota—Generally fab* Monday and
Tuesday, light to fresh northeast to
east -wind. 1?.
Montana—Fair Monday. colder "in ■
northeast portion; Tuesday fair.
. North •■.. and • South Dakota— Partly
cloudy Monday; Tuesday fair.
;■ Upper Michigan— Monday; Tues
day partly cloudy, snow in. east' por
tion, fresh northeast to ■ east wind*. •
Wisconsin—Fair in west., snow in
central and east portion.* Monday; Tues
day probably- fair, fresh northeast to east
lowa— hi" northwests rain -or
snow In east and south portions Monday:
Tuesday fair. " ...
• , St. Paul—ObservaXfons taken yesterday
by the United ' States : weather bureau. "
W. E. Orrver, observer,'. lor the twenty -
four hours ended* at' 7 o'clock last night
(barometer Corrected" for* temperature- and
elevation): Barometer.,3o.2o; relative hu
midity."" SI; weather.' partly cloudy: " maxi
mum' temperature; 43; minimum tempera
ture, 33; dally: range," W. mean tempera* -
tore.' 7?: 7 p. m. temperature. 32; wtod. at
7 p. m.'northeastrpretUpTtanon;-.pr * .
' Yestertfay"s,fenTperaturc s at points:
:', "SproWrgti' * . •Stmif^ii
Alpena-*..... 18 • 2f}Los"- Angeles-- ■■<>_• 64
Battlcford" V.: .30 "SBlMiuSlsdn " 34- 34 '
Bismarvk. ..,K * 3WM3Tq.u-<»tte" '....IS' 21
Buffalo••".-;..*:v2«—2«tMemr)hfs "L". 58 "-62
Boston 28 -JC Medicine Rat..s* 54
Chicago :....,3» 32 Milwaukee- ....34 3$
Cincinnati ...52 5? Mim»*d.»*i .'...22*- 2«
Cleveland - 32- 34 Montreal 16 18
Denver 52 64 Moorhmd" .'4 :#
Dcs Moines ..S3 42 New Orleans .52 7s
Detroit ...... 34 34 New ; York.... .SO- 32
Duluth .......20: 30, Omaha 38 44
.El Paso 66 rO:Pittsours'.....42 48
Edmonton :...3S f 33'3an Francisco. GQ 68
F>canaha ... .20'-2S?StT- Louts ....s*' 6!
Galwston 64 Salt Lake ......69- 62
Grand Rapids.3o 34 San Ant0ni0...62- 76
Green Bay ...26 %>>&»* Diego. . ... 62 6«
Tiavre 54 ; 583. Sle. Marie:..lS . .'«
■ Helena- .-. 56 ' s«fW*sh:r.gt4n ...» 4f
Huron .......26 42:WinRipeg ..". 16 It
Jacksonville .50 68|
.r • Washing 100 tine C 7 p. ra. St.- Paul).
What the Editors Say
Anent the passage-of an act to abol
ish the gran*: Jury system of . Minne
sota much has been said, but not as
much "as ought to be said on either
side of the question by the press of the
state. Some contend that to abolish
the grand jury system would be a vio
lation of the constitution of the United
States, which provides for presentment
by grand Jury in all criminal cases, but
able jurists say. that the first eight
articles of the federal constitution are
exclusively a restriction on federal
power- and are not "a limitation upon
the. states. ' But if the- grand jury sys
tem is good enough for the United
States, why Is it not good, enough for
tfcft.states?—Princeton Union. :
That the state has been systematical
ly robbed, by the concerns wiiich have
been famishing supplies to the state
house and legislature would appear to
bo a fact, judging from the develop
ments before the committee on legisla
tive expenses wfcich has ascertained
that supplies furnished for the legisla
ture were charged for at nearly twice
the prices dozens- of coucerns would
be pleased to furnish them for. The
only justification for the overcharge
given by the parties who sold the
goods was that "it had always done
so." Dig down, gentlemen, and see hovr
much rottenness you can find. There
is plenty of it. without a doubt.—Bel
view Independent.
If the larger cities of the state are
to have the benefits cf rate discrimina
tion, to the detriment of the smaller
cities. It is the duty of the smaller
cities to rescue themselves from a sys
tem that makes them commercial
slaves. It is noticeable that when the
large cities find that they are being
discriminated against In favor of Chi
cago, they make the air heavy with
their complaints and lamentations,
and keep at it till they secure changes.
The smaller communities of the state
should pattern after their big brothers
and get after their representatives.—
Mclntosh Times.
State legislatures, like congress, are
too often controlled by corporate pow
er. The practice of delegating the au
thority to legislatures to eleafc. senators
has been found wanting in these days
of concentrated wealth and powerful
special interests, and the people are
now demanding that they be given the
right of direct vote on the men who
are to represent them- and to make
their laws in the upper as well as la
the lower branch of congress.—Free
born County Times.
Between the plain man who is sent
to the legislature and works conscien
tiously an<f*the- brilliant member who
misuses hie talents there is no trouble
tn making a choice. Invariably the
former Is the more valuable to his
constituents and in these later days
the people are able to distinguish real
services and to reward them.—St. Pe
ter Herald.
The members of the legislature must
b« ever on the alert to detect the
woodchucks that grafters spring in the
shape of innocent looking bills, but
their real object is to loot the public
treasury. A law making the presenta
tion of a woodchuck bill a penitentiary
offense would be all right.—Aiberi Lea
The rich families are denying that
there is race suicide among the
wealthier class and say that the aver
age rich father has three and three
fifths children. The main trouble is
that the one who represeuts the three
nfths of a person is the quo who is
mostly in evidence.—XorthfieW News
A bill has been introduced by Rep
resentative Bennett prohibiting the
employment of women In stores longer
than eight hours, a day. A law to pre
vent their working longer than sixteen
hours a day In the kitchen would be
more in harmony with the times.—
Fairrr.out Sentinel.
We possess almost an unlimited
stock of knowledge, but we can't un
derstand why the corporation, press-of
the country is. assailing Joel Heatwole
for being, as they assert,, a, corporation
man.— Center Herald.
Among the Merrymakers
Without Ceremony
There is In Philadelphia a young archi
tect who. though entitled: by birth- and
breeding to enter the sacred precincts of
Quaker city society, has always affected
a supreme Indifference to social distinc
tion, even going so far as to evince a dis
inclination to observe the; conventional
m^lll^*' 01}? 8 man teU3 a 00*1 story on
himself. it appears that , when he had
proposed to and had been accepted by
the young- woman who is now his wife
be began at once. to talk of the wedding
arrangements. ' s *
„ " ,.? rUI-" suggested the young roan,
do without some of the ridiculous fuss
and feather business of marriage; we will
go away, somewhere, by ourselves, my
dean there will be no flourish, no cards,
no ceremony—" «««*
« Whereupon the girl Indignantly inter
rupted with this observation:
■ " My, dear- *' Ma dispense with the
flourish, but I shall certainly insist upon
a ceremony!"— Harper's Weekly.
I ling the Strings on Him
•••Throggins. Isn't that little flirtation be
tween you and Miss Porop«ydore begin
ning to look serious?" ■
"It is. Ruggles; more serious than I
thought. She told mo last night I mustn't
tako her out to the theater or bring her
costly bouquets any more—that It was
time for me to begin to save money."—
Chicago Tribune.
TUe boy with the grimy countenance
leaned over the backyard fence and made
faces at the boy with the new suit of
clothes, whose father was a soapmalcer
"Huh!" he said. "Yer dads soau paid
fur them clothes!"
"That's all right, dirty face," responded
the other boy. "Your dad didn't help pay
fur Chicago Tribune.
In the Lord's Navy
' "Come up en jine de army ob de Lohd."
, Ise done jined." replied one of the con
gregation. ' •
: «„ l*ar^d you jlne?" asked the exhorter.
' "In de Baptist church." '
"Why. chile." said the exhortar. "jsoh
ain't in army; yoh'a in de, navy."—Mo
berly (Mo.) Democrat.
Feats of Strenousnets
■_"r>e.~ Style— Washington threw . a
doifar across the Potomac
■-- Gunbusta—That's nothing: Gen. Stoes
»*» pitched his tent three milts from Port
Arthur.—New York Sun. -:'V.yr^
An. Indorsement .
* -"la our present system of finance strict
ly honest?**-asked the economist:" -• • i.
. "I should say-so»". answered ~ Senator
Sorghum. "No financier, ever promised me
anythjnc i that he 'didn't - pay."—Washins
*;ton Star. . -. •.
On a Fence - '.-.'.
Crowed a young but vain little rorccstcr;
On a fence in the city of Worcester
The old mother hen •
Would hare chastised, him then.
But she had no big stick to borcester.
• —Chicago Record Herald. .
Candor Then
"Say. old man." said the soulful young
man. "what's the best way to find out
what a woman thinks of you?"
"Marry her." replied Peckham, prompt
ly.—Catholic Standard.
.: ,-: : Strange, If True
:.^Pat—Do yez ever git dlspondlnt, Moike?
:'Mike—Onlyr whin O'im feelins"bla«.*rQl-
I always.feel i «rood las long as' Oi'rn 1 feeling
foir.i. .be.sobs!— Puck. - ,- . „
At St. Paul Theaters
Another story of the civil war. Win
ston Churchill's novel "The Crisis."
dramatized by himself, was presented
ait the Metropolitan last night.
The play is a disjointed affair. The
necessary omissions are so sharply and
clearly cut away that the spectator has
no provocation to criticise the opera
tion. But tbe author has preserved th?
silken thread of love in so visible a
form that the play has its excuse for
being. The rebel girl falls, finally, into
the arms of the northern captain. It's
a love story after all.
This happens in the last act, which
is undeniably tbe best of the four. It
is in agreeable contrast to the preced
ing acts, which, axe somewhat noisy
and confusing.
The slavery issue is discussed, pro
and con. by two violently opposed vet
erans—one a worshiper of Abraham
Lincoln, the other a southerner who
detests and vilifies him as the friend of
the negro.
Though written by Mr. Churchill
since the result of the war, the lines
spoken by Judge Whippie, foretelling
the triumph of the north and extolling
Lincoln have a prophetic ring bound to
incite applause. The very name of
Abraham Lincoln is a justifiable ex
cuse for applause, which the play
wright, in this instance, seems to have
frequently recognized, for he rings, the
changes on Tncle Abe."
The action of the play all takes place
in and about St. Louis, beginning in IX;>7
and ending in 1363, after the Vk-ks
burg incident.
Nannette Comstock impersonates Vir
ginia Carval. the daughter of Col. Car
vel, whose religion is hatred of a Yan
kee. Miss Cumstock merits commenda
tion for her sensible portrayal
of this character, her avoidance
of the center of the stage,
when she might easily occupy
it. for her evident appreciation of
woman's sphere, which in this instance
was not to jjiarshal regiments, but to
■*•*•* home and nurse soldiers. Her
Virginia v Carvel was essentially a.
woman to soothe a soldier, not an
amazon to shame woman.
In short. Miss Comstock embodied a
woman whose coquetry made her in
teresting, but whose denotement of
filial affection for her father dispelled
all doubt of her sincerity. The femi
ninity of her portrayal was its domi
nating note.
Adequate support was afforded by
Crosby Leonard, who played the cold
and conservative Stephen Brice. a lit
tle too coldly, and Albert Perry whose
Judge Whipple is a compelling charac
ter creation* Fred Maynanl in the role
of Col. Carvel. Virginia's father, al
though picturesque and earnest, was
not as convincing as could be wished,
ainl Melvin Hunt was a bit too vocifer
ous in the earlier scenes in his Imper
sonation of Clarence Culfax. the impet
out young confederate. In the last act
bis subdued manner and tone, exhibit
ing vast improvement, almost disguis
ed him.
John Dugan contributed a convincing
characterization of Hopper, the Massa
chnaaeU man, KhMe religion, is money,
and Arthur Hurleigh gave an effective
portrayal of the German clerk, who de
spised Hopper's ambition.
The minor roles were acceptably
Played. —F. G. H.
"The Factory Girl" at the Grand
The usual large Sunday night audi
ence witnessed the exploitation of the
"poor.working girl" at the Grand last
night. The play has been somewhat
changed since its appearance here last
season, but it has not been improved.
The horse play still preponderates.
However, the audience last night found
much to enthuse over in the eater-,
tainment and laughed, cheered- and
sniffled intermittently.
The feature - of • the .."play is in the
third, act, representing the electric
plant of the factory. A ponderous
stamping machine is used by the vil
lain as-the modus operand! for giving
the hero his quietus. Needless to re
late the latter is rescued in the nick of
time by the factory girl heroine, and
the last act depicta the two happily
Like a rose in a desert of mediocrity
blooms the interpretation of Cora Tan
litr. a drunkard's child, by little MLss
Hattie Rein pel. She is a wonderfully
sweet faced child, with dark, serious
eyes, playing her little part with an
earnestness and an intuitive discretion
that stamps her as one of the elect in
the mimic world.
Excepting only a commendable bit
by Will H. Stevens as tfie drunken
helper, the remainder of the ca»t dis
plays no more ability than is neces
sary to one of Charles E. Blaney's
*Th© World Beaters" at the Star
Herbert Mack's "World Beaters" at
the Star this week is one of the very
best burlesque entertainments of the
season. The production is brimful of
novelty ami is in every way a credit
to the management ami to the per
formers. A fine well drilleU chorus is
splendidly eostnmed throughout the
show. The scenic and electrical ef
fects are far dliead of anything of the
sort usually seen at the Star, and the
musical numbers are melodious and
catchily Interpreted. May Gebhardt is
an excellent leading woman. Little
Maj. Nowak, the dwarf with a full
sized voice, continues to furnish much
merrimvnt in the first and afterpieces.
The list of specialties is meritorious,
beginning with Bohannon and Corey in
illustrated songs. This act is away
from the ordinary. The pictures are
splendid and have been colored by
some one with a sense of the artistic.
They are consequently not the out
rageous daubs so commonly seen in
similar specialties. McFarland and Mc-
Donald introduce a laughable turn of
the low comedy variety. An aerial act
by the Three N'udos contains many
feats of physical strength. The trio
performs with seeming ease and re
lieves the audience of that apprehen
sion of disaster generally prevalent in
circus atunts. Alexis and Schall con
tribute a conglomerate act composed of
songs, dancing and acrobatics. Alexis
is an uncanny contortionist who twists
himself Into grotesque and seemingly
Impossible postures. Dorsch and Rus
sell continue in their novel musical
act "At the Railroad Crossing." Both
men are capable musicians and are de
servedly popular.. They played To
bani's "Hearts and Flowers" on the
cello and flute and other popular selec
tions on various instruments and were
awarded much applause. The moving
pictures were enthusiastically received.
The afterpiece, in three pretty
scenes. Is amusing and displays the en
tire company at its best.
The attraction at the Metropolitan
opera house for the latter half of this
week, beginning Thursday ni*ht. will
be Richard Carre in "The Tenderfoot,"
the musical comedy which was seen
in this city last season. The book of
"The Tenderfoot" is by Mr. Carle and
is droll and interesting. The music, by
H. L. Hertz, who Is atoo the composer
of "Miss Simplicity," Is tuneful.
PeUr Won't Get Money
BELGRADE, March —The aliena-t
tion made by M. Balongdlcs, former;
private secretary to King Peter, that
the - Servian . government intended to
present King Peter with $600,000,. is au
thoritatively denied.- The government
last year, secretly . discussed, the ad
.visability of j restoring to the crown, all;
of the Karageorgevlcs ■ domains, v con- :
fiscated .-.by~..the-iObrenovtcs r dynasty.
and this gave -, else to unfounded ru
Crowd About the White House
Makes Going Out Im
"WASHINGTON. March :>.—President
Roosevelt passed the first Sunday after
his inauguration quietly at the white
house. Surrounded by the members
of his family and his house guests, he
spent the day in recuperation from the
fatigue incident to the heavy mental
and physical strain which he under
went during the inaugural ceremonies
It was expected that the president
would attend religious services today
and in anticipation of his leaving the
white house thousands of people erath
ered in and about the white hou.se
grounds as early as 9:30 o'clock,
t™ rfs^iftions were placed on en
trance to the grounds, and throughout
the day unnumbered thousands of peo
ple wandered about the historic execu
tive mansion. They swarmed about the
main entrance, peered through the
closed glass doors and windows, in
hundreds of instances pressing their
faces against the glass of the doors
and windows in order that they might
have a better view of the interior Th e
white house, of course, was closed to
all visitors except the personal friends
and relatives of the Roosevelt family
During the day the president and Mrs.
Roosevelt received informal calls from
many of such friends, and at both
luncheon and dinner, large companies
were entertained.
Unable to Leave House
It became evident early in the day
that If the. president should leave the
white house to attend services at his
church he would be surrounded both
at the church and in going to and from
the services by an almost uncontrol
lable crowd of curiosity seekers and
admirers. He was advised, strongly
not to leave the white house under the
circumstances^ and finally yielded to
the admonitions of his friends. Tens
of thousands of visitors yet were in
the city and, it was evident to those
who have an earnest regard for the
safety and comfort of the president
that it he should leave the white house
to attend the services at his church it
would require the efforts of the entire
force of metropolitan police to insure
beyond peradventure his safe conduct
to and from the edifice at which- he
Vice: President and Mrs. Fairbanks
attended service this morning, at their
usual place of worship, the Metropoli
tan Methodist Episcopal church, at the
corner of C street and John Marshall
place.. At the time of its erection,
about forty years ago. this church,
which is one of the largest in the city,
was near the center of the fashionable
residence section of Washington, hut
since that time the center has moved
two miles or more to the northwest.
Gen. John A. Dix, of. civil war fame.
lived in. a, house, next adjoining- the
church, and at an earlier period Henry
Clay and many of his contemporaries
in congress lived in its immediate
neighborhood. Gen. Grant regularly
attended service at this church, Bishop
Newman then being its pastor, and
served as president of the board Of
trustees. Gen. Logan and Secretary
Salmon- P. Chase and later President
McKinley were regular attendants.
Church Decoration*
The only unusual decorations of the
church today were two silk American
flags draped behind the pulpit ami a
smaller flag which had been placed lo
mark the vice president's pew. Rev.
Dr. Frank M. Bristol, pastor "of "the
church, preached the sermon, the
theme of which was "Liberty." His
text being from Paul's Epistle to the
Galatians, "Ye- have been called unto
liberty." At the conclusion of the
service the.pastor and a large part of
the • congregation gathered about the
vice president's pew, and extended to
him their congratulations on his in
duction into his high office.
While thousand's of visitors to the
inaugural ceremonies left the city last
night and early today, other thousands
remained to view the historic sights, of
the national capitol over Sunday. The
day was fair, but the air was sharp
with frost, making, heavy overcoats not
merely comfortable, but a necessity.
Washington's guests embraced the op
portunity to see the city thoroughly.
"Seeing Washington" automobiles and
street cars, were thronged to their ca
pacity and the principal thoroughfares
of the capital were congested with hu
manity throughout the day. It was
remarked by- ohi Wasbingtonians that
this was the first inauguration period
for thirty years, when the weather had
been so uniformly pleasant for so
many successive days, and comments
upon "Roosevelt's luck" and "Roose
velt's destiny" became trite in repeti
tion among the vast crowds which
thronged the capital.
Paris Newspapers Join in Making
Most Favorable Comment
PARIS, March T>. —President Roose
velt's inaugural address is the subject
of much comment by the newspapers
here. The Temps characterizes it as
a triumphal hymn to the Americ.-in na
tion's grandeur and prosperity,
adds that it smacks of Roosevelt ap an
imperialist, expansionist and militarist.
The Journal dcs Debats says: "Pres
ident Roosevelt's address shows confi
dence in himself and also in the na
tion's destinies."
The Patrie says that the arldross is a
highly inspired manifesto ,und>_that
President Roosevelt is conscious of the
role which he is called upon to rftay
and also of his country's mission to
ward humanity. "*"—
Arrival in Calcutta Is Signal for
Unique Celebration
I CALCUTTA. March s.—LadyOttr
aon. with her husband, the viceroy of
India. has .arrived- at Calcutta, '\tne"ra
she was given a. unique, reception. The
chairman anil members of the corpora
tion welcomed her at the railway sta
tion and pi emitted her with a diamond
ornament. A regiment of light horse
formed a special escort along the he
flagged and crowded route to, the gov
ernment house; where a big: social
gathering cheered her ladyship. An
address of welcome in an ivory casket
was presented in;thfc throne room by
the ladies of Calcutta,. - - - *-
Lord and Lady Curxon are delighted
with the warmth of the reception.
Famous Old Indian Dead
SHAVVNEE, Oila., March s.—Klntfco
Harjo, a Seminole, known as "Old
Fish." said to have been the oldest Ifcv
ing Indian in America, is dead, at Che
age of 110. He fought In the wur of
1812 against this country. He enUs.Ct'<l
as a volunteer soMic^r of the Unite*!
States during the civil war and served

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