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The St. Paul Globe
Entpred at Postofflce at St. Paul. Minn..
at Second-Class Matter.
Northwestern—Business, 1066 Main-
Editorial. 78 Main. _ o
Twin City—Business. 10C5: Editorial. 78.
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\V. J. MORTON. , _ I 4
150 Nassau St.. New York City.
87 Washington St. Chicago.
circulation Is now the larg
est morning circulation In St.
fl/SORE copies of the St. Paul
>™ Globe than of any other
morning newspaper In St. Pair
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
ADVERTISERS get 100 per
cent more In results for the
money they spend on advertising
in The Globe than from any other
I~HE 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
This country has been magazine mad
long enough. Now that the magazines
have gone mad, it is probable that the
recovery of the readers is at hand.
The man. or woman who inspects the"
news dealer's display of wares today
and attempts to choose something in
monthly literature that will inform
him calmly or entertain him during a
leisure hour finds that he is compelled
to select some of the wildest examples
of yellow journalism or go to the other
extreme and purchase literary pabulum
of such exceeding dryness that it ap
peals to the mind as breakfast food
tickles the palate.
For this is the day and hour of the
yellow magazine. The yellow news
paper is, by comparison, a mild and
truthful exposition of the day's doings.
One magazine is devoted to the de
nunciation of the "system" in finance;
another • clamors about the evils of
wealth and demands that the rich give
over buying $40,000 sable coats and
spend the money for coal for the poor;
a woman writer shrieks of the in
iquities of the trust; another shows
how the country is being debauched by
the importation of foreign criminals;
the shame of some city is exploited by
a space writer who has nothing to of
fer by way of remedy for the condi
tions he gloats over; some unhappy
Individual, momentarily in the public
eye, is dissected in the interest of some
ism— they are all of a piece under dif
ferent title. And the truculent rot
written in the name of studies in so
cial conditions is varied in spots by
fiction that . deals with the doings of
some modern criminal whose evolution
• has gone beyond the mask, the dark
lantern and the bludgeon, or, going to
the other extreme, drivels through
rapid sentences to an unconvincing im
pressionistic picture. There are some
partly sane publications, of course, but
the conservative magazines, having suf
fered temporarily by the competition
of the cheap ones, are not much better
just now than those to whose levels
they have been brought down.
It is not to be doubted that the pop
ular magazine made very much for the
spread of information when it was
hew. and was serving its original pur
pose of informing and entertaining. On
its popular merits it attained, in. some
cases, enormous circulation. But the
spirit of yellow journalism seized on
the -popular magazine as a means more
certain in demoralizing results than
the daily newspapers, and. as the yel
low newspaper has become more re-
Epectable because of the dangers it
encountered, the yellow magazine has
grown in -sensationalism. This is a
matter^ for regret, because there was
a rear demand for popular monthlies.
That demand is fast being destroyed
by the frantic efforts of the publishers
Ito hold their readers by shouting at
The method did not serve with
the yellow newspaper, and it will not
do with '{he"yellow magazine.. For the
former there might have been, some
excuse. Got up in a hurry and aim
ing at a sensational mark, It was to
have been expected that It would over-
Hhoot the mark very often. But there
in no sort of excuse for a publication
■wh4oh is made yellow deliberately arid
*tt!eiy r with l9. view tg eliciting the sup-
port of the vulgar and fugitive reader.
The theory enunciated by a news
paper publisher that his business was
"to raise h —l and sell papers" was
long ago shown to be barren In re
sults pecuniary. In the light of thfe ex
perience of the yellow newspaper pub
lisher the yellow magazine should pres
ently cease to contribute to the de
moralization of the reading public.
Mrs. Cassie Chadwick says her auto
biography will soon be" ready for the
public. It will, of course, be for sale at
all banks.
If the Republicans in the state legis
lature have not lost their sense of the
expedient along with their sense of the
decent, they will permit the discredited
Horton bill to drop quietly into ob
livion. Gov. Johnson has vetoed it, as
he was sure to do. He would have
been deficient in a s^nse of what is ow
; ins to his office could he have done
! otherwise. The bill was conceived for
I the purpose of shifting a certain
amount of patronage from the execu-
I live office to the legislature because the
present executive happens to be a
I Democrat. The whole idea has been re
pudiated by the people of the state at
large \\ ith unmistakable disgust. There
ought now to be an end of it.
Not the governor alone, but every
other state official and every man with
a proper pride in his state should re
n.'iit the notion that all the offices of
the state are tenanted merely by theic
occupants on sufferance of a body known
as the capitol commission. The posi-
tion is idiotic. The new capitol is the
home of the state, and should not only
be occupied but cared for by the state
through its proper representative. Not
only should it not be turned over to the
capitol commission indefinitely, but
that body, which Is entitled to and has
received full credit for the good work
that it has done, should not be allowed
for one moment longer to exercise
functions foreign to the purpose of its
creation. Its business should be to
complete the capttOl at the earliest
[HOTfMp date." It should be the busi
ness of the executive to care for it.
Even in this short time the absurd
I arguments by which it was sought at
the beginning to give some poor ex
cuse for the Horton bill have been
made ridiculous. With the capitol com
mission in charge, the building has
been more or less defaced. The com
mission is not a whit more able or
more desirous to prevent this than
would be the governor or those whom
he might appoint for duty. The sugges
tion that he makes for a proper mainte
nance fund and authority to appoint a
superintendent, are rational and right.
The legislature was originally taken by
surprise when it passed this petty
scheme concocted secretly by a few
men who meant well but did not know,
and a number of others who did know
and meant ill. T^he whole disgraceful
proceeding has ,10w been advertised
for what it is. The scheme to strip the
governor's office temporarily of powers
and duties justly belonging to it, in the
hope that by the time these are re
stored a Republican may occupy it, has
been rejected and condemned by all
our people except wretched and pur
blind persons. The best thing for the
Republican party, as well as for the
credit of the state, is to sustain the
veto and pass a brief act embodying
the recommendations of Gov. Johnson;
which are wholly without personal ref
erence, and intended merely to save to
the executive office the dignity and
honor that rightfully belong to it.
In the face of the advance of spring
the street car stove ceases to be a trag
edy and becomes a merry joke.
The usual story retailed after a very
marked rise or fall of the stock mar
ket of hundreds of millions of gains or
losses, as the case may be, is now go
ing the rounds. The reader's mouth is
made to water by tales of the enor
mous fortunes reaped recently in Wall
street. Those who had faith in a con
tinually advancing market and who
bought largely of leading stocks are
quoted as the happy accumulators of
from half a million to twenty millions
within the past few months. On such
bait do gudgeons feed, and these fairy
stories are chiefly designed to create
another installment of victims for the
stock exchange.
The advance in prices noted is real.
The men who made the purchases re
cited are worth that much more on
paper. They will be worth that much,
or less, when the market takes its in
evitable turn In the other direction.
Then we shall hear how a billion or
two of "capital" has been "wiped out."
just as we hear now how millionaires
have been made out of nothing. The
important thing is that the average
mind, properly anxious for gain, should
not be deceived as to the real nature of
these operations.
Aside from ihose who own and hold
stocks as an investment, the stock
market is a gigantic poker game. Bets
are always being placed. One man Is
forever bluffing or calling another, and
the man with the longest purse will
invariably scoop in the pot, because he
can raise the other man out of the
game. There could be no such gain
were prices of stocks steady or did
they always move in one direction.
The rise and fall of the market sup
plies the element of uncertainty—part
chance, part manipulation—and the
greed of people in a hurry to be rich
does" the rest. Neither the gains nor
the losses are real, as far as any rela
tion to wealth Is concerned. They are
fortunes on paper, the fruit of the
game, and ought to be treated as such.
Anybody not able to meet the big gam
blers on their own ground and stay
with them to the extent of their haz
ards would better keep out of their
company and save his money.
In support of the contention that
William E. Curtis is one of the greatest
discoverers in the business we cite the
fact that he has discovered that th*e
need of the negro is education. And
Willie has spent only three weeks in
the sunny south.
Mr. Hand of London furnishes a fine
example the effect of newspaper
work on the Englishman. He Is pursu
ing the stupidly dreary life of a cor
respondent at St. Petersburg, and he
stopped his beastly insipid job of being
on the spot when the bomb thrower sig
nals the catcher, the other day, to go
and watch a lot of decorated govern
ment officials show the czar's hoard of
gold to the skeptical agents of the
French. He was horribly bored, or
perhaps he doesn"t like the smell of
money, for Mr. Hand cabled this:
"The bank officials made much cere
mony of unlocking the gates of the
strong rooms, but the actual view of
$325,000,000 of gold was found a su
premely uninteresting, tedious and de
pressing spectacle." And speaking of
the appearance of 12,500 gold ingots
stored on shelves he says: "It had the
effect of a dado in subdued yellow
tones, not unattractive as a color
Of course it was all a beastly bore
and no editor who had any considera
tion for the feelings of a. reporter
would send a man to look at a lot of
vulgar coin. But the nonchalance of
Mr. Hand helped what might have been
turned into a wretchedly yellow story
descriptive of the hoarded and untold
millions of the </.ar. We stand ap
palle.l at the very thought of what
might have burdened the cable in case
Mr. Hearst had s?nt one of his young
men to do the job that was intrusted
to Mr.^Hand! What typographical and
grammatical horrors would we not
have been compelled to contemplate!
What editorial denunciation of UWIHd
criminals segregating the unearned in
But'the gentlemanly, if possibly blase,
Mr. Hand sees in $325,000,000 a yellow
dado and rather aTi effective color
Mr. Hand should be hurried to the
front—if indeed he could be hurried
any where. The young men who have
been doing the war are altogether too
emotional; their matter appeals too di
rectly to the lower orders. It would
be possible for Mr. Hand to sit on a
l»owder magazine in the line of fire and
describe another assault on another
203-Meter hill in a couple of breezy
sentences, as: "A chap named Nogi is
making a wretched fuss to get posses
sion of this place. He Is most exas
peratingly persistent. A lot of yellow
beggars have been killed. Some clerk
fellow tells me the dead amount to
178,000. They are going to be buried—
that will spoil the color scheme whk.li
now shows some effective high lights in
Great is Mr. Hand and great the na
tion that gave him birth. Some of his
kind should be brought over and util
ized in giving object lessons in the
futility of impetuosity to the journal
ists of the Bok school.
The board of foreign missions might
take that money from John D. Rocke
feller and use It in Kansas, where the
heathen rageth and biteth his thumb in
derision at John D. and bis oil and
other works.
Mrs. Chadwick ought to feel glad that
she is safe from importunate creditors
for ten years. But her remarks yester
day did not indicate any particular joy.
Some women are so odd.
That New York policeman who In
herited $300,000 from two uncl.>« in
one day must have been hard pustn-1
to show where ho got it.
WASHINGTON. March 28.—Forecast:
. Minnesota—Rain Wednesday, colder In
southeast portion: Thursday fair, warmer
in west and south portions, high couth
west to northwest winds.
South Dakota—Fair Wednesday; Thurs
day fair, warmer.
North Dakota—Fair In west, rain In
east portion Wednesday, followed by
clearing; Thursday fair, warmer.
Upper Michigan—Rain W«'dne»dny, cool
er in nortfiwest portion: Thursday prob
ably fair, brisk to high south to west
Wisconsinßain and much cooler Wed
nesday; Thursday fair, warmer In central
and west portions, brisk to high auuthweat
to northwest winds.
lowa—Fair in west, rain and colder In
central and east portions Wednesday;
Thursday fair, warmer.
Montana—Fair in east, showers In went
portion Wednesday and probably Thurs
day; wanner Wednesday In (southeast por
St. —Observations taken yesterday
;by the United States weather bureau,
W. R. Oliver, observer, for the twenty
four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night
(barometer corrected for temperature and
: elevation): Barometer, 29.38; relative hu
midity. 65; weather, cloudy; maximum
temperature. CO; minimum temperature.
50; daily range, 10; mean temperature, 65;
• 7 p. m. temperature, 50; wind at 7. p. m.,
south; precipitation, 0.
Yesterday's temperature at other points:
•SpniHigh •Bpmlllgh
Alpena 40 44 Los Angeles ..66 70
Bismarck ....40 42 Madison 62 74
Buffalo 56 66 Marquette ....54 60
Boston 62 64 Memphis 76 80
Chicago 70 74 Milwaukee ...6S 76
Cincinnati ...74 80 Minnedosa ....32 38
Cleveland 70 Montreal 40 46
Denver 44 46 New Orleans .7*o 78
Dcs Molnea ..52 56 New York ....68 72
Detroit .......66 7 Omaha 50 52
Duluth 40 40 San Francisco.s6 56
El Paso 58 62St. Louis 58 76
Escanaba 40 46 Salt Lake 44 46
Galvcston ....70 74 San Antonio ..72 82
Grand Rapids.7o 78] San Diego ....64 66
Green Bay ...64 74 S. Ste. Marie..4s 48
Havre 52 52 Washington ...68 80
Helena . 42 46 Winnipeg .....30 36
Jacksonville ..70 78
•Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul).
Contemporary Comment
Aggressive Foreign Policy Opposed
But the refusal to act on the Santo
Domingo treaty means more than sen
atorial resentment. The senate had al
ready amended the treaty till the more
dangerous features of it were elimi
nated. It is plainly opposed to the ag
gressive foreign policy that Mr. Roose
velt would commit the country to. So
far as the claims against Santo Do
mingo are concerned we are willing
that France and Germany should force
their payment. We shall not allow
either nation to annex the little repub
lic, but further than that our interests
do not go.—Philadelphia Record.
Lax Building Department
It was not so very long ago that the
fall of an apartment house under con
struction in New York called attention
to the inspection, or, rather, lack of in
s|>ection. in the construction of some
buildings. • • • Of course. the
whole thing will be investigated, but
will anyone be punished for permitting
the construction of buildings of such a
flimsy character that a thaw shakes
them to the ground with little more re
sistance than would be shown by a
house of cards?— Boston Herald.
Venezeulan Difficulty
President Roosevelt has announced
the principle that the Latin-American
republics may be held responsible for
their engagements with foreigners. The
Moral and political right of France and
It;«ly t<> use pressure upon President
> is conceded, just as the right of
German"}-. England and Italy to use
force was conceded some years ago.
This means, in effect, that we must see
justice done by Venezeula, and if we
forbid France to compel justice we
must ourselves take the job in hand.—
Baltimore Sun.
Then He Will Get Rich
Now that it has stopped cigarette
smoking Indiana is going to prevent
treating. Perhaps in the course of
40 or 50 years the Indiana man will get
everything arranged so satisfactorily
that he will have time to mind his own
business.—Chicago Journal.
Now the Secret Is Out
An Ohio paper explains that Mrs.
Chadwick in her young days borrowed
$10 from a loan shark and that the rest
of her career in frenzied finance was
■pant in an endeavor to keep up the
interest.—Atlanta Constitution.
Not So You Could Notice It
Vice President Fairbanks says that
he's satislicd with the election of Mr.
New t<. the chairmanship of the Re
publican national committee. But would
it make any difference if he didn't like
it?— Milwaukee News.
Three Mighty Hunters
Grover Cleveland is off on a hunting
trip. President Roosevelt will be going
in a few weeks, and Billy Bryan is still
on the same old hunt that he started
several years ago.—Philadelphia Tele
Mr. Carnegie and the Navy
Mr. Carnegie is opposed to a big
navy. Perhaps the fact that he is no
longer actively engaged in the armor
plate may have something to do with
his attitude.—Denver Republican.
Easter Bonnets
Speaking of the activity of diplo
mats, what is the matter with the vari
ous schemes under way to procure new
Easter bonnets?—Pittsburg Gazette.
Hers Is the Real Article
The president has determined to get
rid of the "pink tea" variety of diplo
mat. Now Kentucky will have a chance
at the job.—Chattanooga Times.
What the Editors Say
The new Canadian provinces of Sas
katchewan and Alberta to be organized
as regular states or provinces of Can
ada are a domain in themselves, reach
ing from the province of Manitoba west
to British Columbia. They contain
500.000 square miles of rich territory.
The eastern nart of this new territory
i-s the future hard wheat belt of the
world. The greater part of this terri
tory is being settled by Americans.
Who can predict the ultimate destiny
of that great region when it is thickly
populated. There will be a glad hand
over the line at some future date, and
there are those living who will see-it.—
Princeton Union.
Chairman. Dowling of the public ac
counts committee, who is making daily
and sometimes hourly reports to the
newspapers of what the committee
may report when it finishes its Investi
gations, has now come to the conclu
sion that Sam Johnson only did his
duty in making an investigation of the
auditor's offi<■••. and that he will be
'whitewashed" along with the other
officials. It's a case where everybody
Is right—except possibly Chairman
Dowling. who started out to condemn
Johnson—St. Cloud Journal Press.
A bill has been Introduced in the leg
islature to legalize' expenses incurred
by village councils for free musical en
tertainments. A *good bill, push it
along. A village council ought to en
courage band concerts by liberal ap
propriations each year. There is noth
ing thiit the people of a community so
much appreciate as open air concerts,
and village bands should be given even'
<-r< miragement in this line possible.—
I'MiH-eton Union.
Senator Wood's bill admitting the
koliJm-iV wiv.'s, mothers and widows to
ilu- solli« is" home has passed the sen
uii- ;,nd will probably meet the approval
of the hou.se. It is but tardy justice to
Hie women whose husbands and sons
w< tit !■» the front, and In many cases
mnM endured more hardships and
WfclMfetd .is much patriotism and hero
ism M the bravest men who ever shoul
dered arms.—St. Cloud Journal-Press.
The lush for the wife boaters Is what
m bill rt-rornmended to pass in the house
in^iuiK. NdMb will deny that the wife
be;it«-r Is entitled to a whipping all
tijcht. but the idea of a modern legisla
ture going back to barbarism is a little
iimr.- than one cares to contemplate.—
i:ik Kivt-r Star-News.
The house passed the Peterson bill
creating a tax commisison. The work
done by the last commissions created
by the legislature was far from satis
factory—and it is certainly taking
grf.it chances to try another, although
the tax laws need a thorough over
hauling.—St. Cloud Journal-Press.
Ryan—M. G. O'Neill. Fargo; J. S. Rol-
Hns. Furihault; E. T. Muellen. La Crosse;
J. E. Carpenter. Crookston; M. X. Turner,
DctroH: R. A. Hofltard. Crookston.
\Vlnd3or—A. la. Ober and wife. Chat
field; C. A. Page, Chicago; M. C 7 John
son. Chicago; E. H. Wilcox. Chicago; J.
A. Andrews and wife. Falrchild; C. D.
Hitchcock, Canton; Fred W. Snath. Cass
Lake; T. T. Comstock. Kenyon; D- L>.
French. Eau Ciaire.
Merchants—E. N. Canall and wlfo. Win
nipeg; R. J. McNeil. Alexandria; Joe Hu
ber. Boxeman. Mont.; A. \V. Cameron.
Edmont. X. \Y. T.; H. C. Remington.
L.iritnore. N. D.: William O. Reid. Mu*
catine. la.; D T. Hall. Buffalo Lake; S.
C. Oilman. Seattle: J. F. Gregory. Ash
land: Charts A. Rackes. Boxeman, Mont.;
Sherman VI irk. Lutle. W. E. Lee, Lone
At St. Paul Theaters
Grand Opera at Minneapolis Auditorium
The brief Minneapolis season of the
Conried grand opera company con
cluded at the Auditorium last night
■with an indifferent performance of
Mas. acni's "Cavalleria Rusticana" and
a brilliar-t performance of Leoncaval
lo's "Pagliacci."
The audience was fairly as large as
that which attended "Parsifal" on the
preceding night and. doubtless because
there was no mystery to awe it and no
symbolism to puzzle it. permitted itself
the expression of a more festive mood.
The two Italian operas which
comprised the double bill are alike
not only in the character of their
music but also in the types
and the passions that the dramas
depict. and therefore they offer
no sharp contrast. On the contrary.
the two linked together convey the im
pression of a continuous performance—
two sordid village tragedies differing
in Incident only and with an appro
priate musical setting for each. The
superior vocal and histrionic gifts of
the artists who presented "Pagliacci."
however, made it appear much the su
perior creation. Mascagni's master
piece, a far more meritorious work,
suffered by comparison.
It was Caruso who glorified Leonca
vallo's opera last night: it was Caruso
who stirred the great audience to its
very depth and drew from it a mighty
display of enthusiasm. A handsome,
swaggering gallant is this Italian tenor
who has become the idol of the music
I'iv.rs of two continents. As ('anio. the
mountebank, he has a role which, both
roCjfcUy and histrionically, fits him per
fectly. Throughout the opera last night
he sang with an abandon which show
ed him prodigal of his great talent,
but it was ir, the Inexpressibly sal
lament at the end of the first act that
his most impressive singing was done.
In every rich, glowing tone there was
indescribable pathos and when what
sounded like very real sobs put an end
t<> the heartbreaking song and the
gaudy figure disappeared behind the
curtain of the mountebank's tent, it
was the signal for the outburst of tre
mendous applause. Again and a&aln
the tenor was recalled. Many "bravos"
were shouted at him. handkerchiefs
fluttered in the air. the handclapping
was incessant. He bowed impassively,
almost as if applause had become
a u.-.u-isome thing, but his lack of en
thusiasm in no degree lessened "the
enthusiasm of those whom his singing
had aroused. Not only has Caruso
great natural gifts of voice and of tem
perament, but every note he utters cotv
veys the effect of a musiclanly under
standing and a fine sincerity.
Miss Bella Alten, who is the Nedda
of this same opera, has. it is said, suc
ceeded to Fritzi SchefTs place as the
soubrette of the Metropolitan forces.
She was eminently satisfying in the
role she sang last night. Her soprano
Is beautiful in quality, of excellent
range and, to use a worn- but effective
figure, as clear as a bell. The "bird
song" in the first act of the opera was
sung not only with great vocal sweet
ness, but also with a delicious naivete,
and when passions deepened with the
development of the story Miss Alten
was able to display the temperamental
fire necessary to make her part effect
ive. Personally she Is very good to
look at and she moves about the stage
with a dainty grace that makes her
figure one worth following with the eye.
Gorltz's Tonio was another splen
did characterization In Leoncavallo's
opera last night. His utterance of the
prologue which expresses so much of
the sad and sordid atmosphere of the
story fully revealed his superior artis
tic capabilities. The baritone, Parvis,
who was Silvio, and Reiss, in the
smaller role of Beppe. admirably com
pleted a more than competent cast.
Vigna, who conducted the opera, is a
spirited leader and under his very ef
fective baton the musicians entered
heartily into their work. Scenic-ally
also the production was satisfying.
Competent, but In no respect gifted
people, sang the "Cavalleria Rusti
cana." which preceded Leoncavallo's
work. Maria de Macchi, who sang the
role of Santuzza, has an adequate so
prano, but her temperamental limita
tions are well defined and she is fur
ther handicapped by a personality that
is the reverse of pleasing. Histrionic
ally Mme. Jacoby's Lola was satisfac
tory and her mezzo soprano is a good
natural organ marred by no faults of
expression. She was by far the most
interesting of the principals in Mas
cagni's opera and succeeded in impart
ing distinction to the character of the
coquettish Lola. Bars, the tenor, is a
capable artist and he has the personal
comeliness necessary to make the char
acter convincing, but compared with
the greater Conried artists he seems
not very far above mediocrity. Begue's
Alfio was satisfying vocally, and Miss
Bauermeister's Lucia was adequate.
The choruses in "Cavallera Rusti
cana," are excellent and the orchestra
under Nahan Franko played the me
lodious music as it should be played.
The '"intermezzo" was warmly applaud
ed and some effort was made, indeed,
to secure an encore, but, naturally. It
was ineffectual. —M. G. F.
An inspired presentation of Meyer
beer's opera, '"The Huguenots," was
the offering of the t'onried Grand
Opera company yesterday afternoon.
The attraction of a cast that included
so many of Conried's great artists
caused many who were unable to at
tend all three of the operas to select
this one, and the roomy Auditorium
presented a brilliant appearance when
the afternoon audience was assembled
"The Huguenots" excels in the vocal
opportunity it gives those who assume
the thief roles, of which there are a
great many, and it also excels as .1
spectacle. With Xordica as Valentine,
Sembrich as the queen. Homer as Ur
bxiiv Dippel as Raoul and Scotti as tbe
count, the cast was as satisfactory as
these noted names would imply. Un
der Vigna the impressive and very
French music was read with great
brilliance and fine tonal effort. Scen
ically the production was superb. The
audience that witnessed the opera was
unusually demonstrative, and there
were numerous curtain calls for the
"Checkers," with Thomas W. Rosa
and a company of 150 people, continues
to draw big audiences at the Metropoli
tan opera house. The play is divided
Into four acts. The first shows the ro
tunda of the Arlington hotel at Hot
Springs, where Checkers falls in love
with Pert Barlow, daughter of the
croesus of Clarkesvllle. Ark., whom he
met there for the first time. The sec
ond shows the village - square of
Clarkeßvllle. and here Pert changes her
opinion of Checkers, which was at first
unfavorable and sweetly reveals that
his sentiment for her is reciprocated.
Her straightlaced father, however,
not fancying a sporty youth for hia
daughter's husband, declares that Pert
must receive no further attentions from
Checkers until he has shown his worth
by bringing $5,000 for the inspection of
the parental eye.
Checkers departs in search of the
sum. after promising Pert to leave the
racetrack alone. As a keepsake and
mascot Pert givea Checkers an old Cal
ifornia $50 gold piece. The third act
shows the betting ring on Derby day
at the Washington Park club in Chi
The fourth act discloses Pert's father
still reluctant to have his daughter re
ceive the advances of Checkers. But
Checkers, discovering Pert's father in
financial Jeopardy because of a run on
bis bank, succeeds by a shrewd ma
neuver in checking the run. saving the
Institution, winning the gratitude of
old Barlow and the reward with which
Pert's hand crowns his efforts.
A dazzling--production will be seen
on the stage at the Metropolitan next
Sunday where Klaw & Erlanger'a
beauty spectacle. "Mother Goose." will
be seen. Many spectacular successes
have been made in years past, but
none ever impressed an audience more
favorably than "Mother Goose.' It is
said to represent the highest attain
ment in scenic investiture and beauti
ful costuming. Joseph Cawthorne in
the title role. has. it is reported, never
appeared to better -advantage. His
chief coadjutors are William H Mc-
Cart. HaVry Kelly and Clifton Craw
ford. The. feminine characters are por
trayed by Neva Aymar Corinne Edith
St. Clair and Edith Hutchins.
There wiM benmatinee of the Swe
dish dialect play, "Yon Yonson." at the
Grand today at 2:30. To prove that this
play possesses merit one has just to
mention the fact that it has been be
fore the public for thirteen years to
record breaking business. The story of
the play is one that appeals, to lovers
of melodramatic comedy and contains
many bright and pleasing vaudeville
numbers. David Brattstrom, a young
actor, gives a good portrayal of the
title role. The scenic effects are well
worked out, especially that showing
the breaking of the log jam. Th.
cialties by the lumbermen's quartette,
Elizabeth Chester and David Bratt
strom are the best of the show.
"For Fame and Fortune" was written
especially for Terry McGovern.^and is
written around the experiences and in
cidents of the famous little lighter's
career. One scene is an actual repro
duction of the famous encounter at
Tuckahoe. where Pedlar Palmer suc
cumbed In one round. To make the
scene as realistic as possible Johnny
Burdick has been engaged to play the
part of Pedlar Palmer, and the set to
put up by Terry and Johnny Btirdick
Is said to make one of the most excit
ing boxing exhibitions ever seen on the
A number of clever Impersonations
and some amusing stories make the
turn down by Bertie Fowler one of the
best in the strong bill being given by
the lilue Ribbon Girls at the Star this
News Condensed
Kent. O.—The Pacific express on the
Brie road jumped the track here at a
point where the road winds around a high
bluff at the bottom of which is the Balti
more At Ohio line. Five coaches left the.
track and stopped within a few Inches of
the edge of the embankment wall. Two
Italian laborers were probably fatally in
injured. Several passengers became pan
ic stricken and jumped through car win
Denver. rvio. — A counterfeiting
scheme, gigruitie in its proportions and
rich In results, which has as its field the
whole of the United States, has just been
unearthed by the federal authorities. Qov
ernment secret service agents are now in
Denver following dews which secret serv
ice agents are said to have led them to
believe that the headquarters of the gang
are in this city.
Askhah.ul. Caucasia. Russia—Refugees
from Kuchan. Persia, report that the pal
ace of the khan is besieged by an armed
mob. The popular resentment against
him is Intense in consequence of th ■ al
legation that h-> has been exploiting the
people. The refugee* charge that Mo
hammedans from Baku are responsible for
exciting the population against the Chris
Washington—Rear Admiral Kvaiis has
left for Pensacola, Fla., where be will as
sume command of the North Atlantic fleet
on the list inst.. when Rear Admiral Bar-
Mr retires from active service. The navy
department announces the scheme for the
reorganisation or the North Atlantic fleet,
■which will go into effect with the assump
tion of command by Admiral Evans.
London—ln the house of commons a
vote of censure of Premier Balfour'a ns
cal policy was unanimously carried, mln-
Isterialsts abstaining from voting. The
session was a repetition of the winiilnii el
March .2, and was In observance of the
refusal of the premier to treat the
question as a critical party Issue.
Paducah. Ky.—There is believed to be
danger of lynching Mrs. Mary BrockweU,
aged 20 years, who admitted that she
poisoned her three little daughters, and
George AJbrlttoa, the youth who she says
proposed to marry her if she would do
so. Doth were arnßgned in police court
and remanded until Monday.
Denver Colo.—William D. Haywood,
secretarj treasurer of th* Western Fed
eration of Miners, emphatically denies i
statement attributed to him that he ex
pected to replenish the treasury of that
organisation with contributions sent by
other unions to aid the strikers in rf- u
Constantinople—According to a dis
patch from ttoddda the town of Sanaa,
capital of Yemen province, Arabia, was
still holding out. but Yairm. Yerim and
Aiuysii, southward of Sanaa, and Hadias
northward, have fallen into the hands of
the insurgents and the mountain fortress
of Ibb was surrounded.
London--In the house of commons Sec
retary for War Arnold-Korster made his
annual statement. Ho outlined the
changes made and contemplated and s i id
that Panada had undertaken from a cer
tain date to bear the cost of the guardian
ship of the great Imperial fortresses in
that country.
New York- A trifling blaze, caused by
the ignition of a newspaper from ■ spark
from an electrical apparatus in the shirt
waist factory of Max Roth, started a panic
among the :50u girls employed there. A
dozen of them (minted treat fright and
slight injuirea.
London—lt is asserted here that ■
French squadron will visit British waters
during the summer and anchor off Spit
head for the purpose <if t-mphasizing the
cordial understanding arrived at between
France and Great Britain.
Ottawa, Kan.-Mrs. Caroline Jobes,
aged 1% was attacked at a sanitarium here.
by some unknown person and fatally
wounded. Her skull was fractured with
an ax and her body horribly mutilated.
Sullivan. 111.—Engineer Bowo was killed,
a fireman fatally injured and a score of
passengers badly bruised in a collision
between an express and freight on the
Chicago & Eastern Illinois railroad.
Chicago—One man was fatally scalded
and several others were painfully burned
by the explosion of a boiler at the car
shops of the Illinois Central at Burnsides,
a suburb.
Troy. N. V —Four men were killed in
an explosion of three powder mills owned
by the Dupont Powder company at
Schaghilcoke. near here.
New York—Alfred H. Curtis, cashier of
the National Bank of North America, has
been elected president of that bank, .»uc
ceeding R. L. Edwards.
Washington—The census bureau ha 3 Is
sued a bulletin showing the total crop of
cotton pinned for the season of 1904 to- be
13.597,782 bales.
Louisville, Ky.—Arrangements have
been completed for the entertainment of
President Roosevelt and party here next
Riga. Russia—The minister of the In
terior has ordered the proclamation of a
minor state of siege in Livonia.
HarrisburgrPa.—The senate passed the
bill providing for tho annexation of Alle
gheny City to Pittsburg.
Rome—The new cabinet fa annr-unced.
with I,eon Fortis premier and minister of
the interior.
His Way
"Did Gou!osh get the grip? The last
time I met him ho was sure ho had it.
"No; it was his wife who had it "
"That's just like Goulosh: Everything
he has Is In his wife's name." —Cleveland
Plain Dealer. ='. ~.V--j;.\'_,.'";-c' *". '•
Dr. Gladden Further Opposes
Acceptance of Rocke
feller Gift
COLUMBUS. 0.. .March 28.—Dr.
Washington Gladden, moderator of the
Congregational church, filed a written
protest today with the prudential com
mittee of American foreign missions,
now In session at Boston against the
committee accepting the gift of $100.
--000 from John D. Rockefeller.
"This committee." he said today, "la
merely a supplementary committee
anyway, and ought not to take upon
Itself the responsibility of accepting
this gift in view of the widespread
feeling all over the country among re
ligious people. I shall continue to pro
test until the conference of the Con
gregational church in September, when
some action will be taken. The churches
shoula adopt some form of referendum
in such matters s.> that the people of
the church can express their feeling
and desires in such eases. All should
protest against the acceptance of the
Dr. Gladdens protest says:
I must ask the privilege of expressing
as .xi.ti.Mtiy as i can my SU rp rt se and
r.-sr-t that the officers of the American
board have accepted a large sum of money
from John D. Rockefeller, i object to
this because tin- money thus bestowed does
not rightfully belong to the man who
siv.'s it; it has been flagitiously acquired
and all the world knows it. h may be
difficult in many cases to |udge of th«
methods by which wealth has been gained.
But when the Investigation haa been
thoroughly made and the e.;s>- is clear We
are bound to guide uur conduct by'the
fa.-is made known, in this case the in
vestigation has been thoroughly made
and tin- facts are well known. The legis
lative Inquiries, the records of the courts
given the reading public of this
country the material for a Judgment upon
UM methods Of Standard oil and th.-re
never was a day when Ita methods were
clearer than they are now.
Shut Doors of Opportunity
They know that this great power has
been built up by Injustice and oppression;
they know thai its Immense gains have
been made by forcibly despoiling citizens
01 their honest gains ai g the
doors ot opportunity upon them, it has
been done very largely through Illicit and
Iniquitous control of railways. Standard
oil has never ceased to use tins power
in this way. it i 9 using it today as ef
fectively as it ever did. The Standard
now controls about two-thirds of the rail
roads of this country- This stupendous
power, which owes Its existence to a
shameful prostitution of agencies created
i>y public law for the public service is
now able to lay it . pai ilyziu ■ aim upon
all the Industries of the nation and to
force them to contribute to its enormous
And tins is the money which is offered
o tli- American board! We have no right
to take it. It does not belong to tin- man
who offered it. it belongs to th.- people
from whom it has been extorted It is
"'•"j1 advanced, I rear, that we do not
"'I 1'. 1' '" be very scrupulous about money
-r, ■ vV'v '■•'"' need ln "d°ta« good."
Phat Indiffi rence is deadly. The good
that is done by lowering our ethical
ards might well be left urn! shall
the young men and women of the missi
olleges be taught to regard Mr.
Rockefeller as a great benefactor? The
colleges might better be permanently
Keep Action Secret
BOSTON, March 28.—Positive act! m
was taken on the question of accept
ing John D. Rockefeller's gift of $Umj,
--000 to the American board of commis
sioners for foreign missions at a
meeting today of the prudential com
mittee of that organizations but th» na
ture of the action was not disclosed.
The committee announced officially,
however, that a statement citing the
derision of the committee would be
given, out tomorrow, after the report
was adopted, which is in the form of
resolutions, had been officially commu
nicated to a committee appointed by
the Congregational clergymen of Bos
ton and vicinity to protest the ac
ceptance of the Rockefeller gift.
Dr. James L. Barton, foreign secre
tary of the American hoard, -said that
already $41,500 of the gift was in the
treasury and had been apportioned to
various missions, and the question to
be decided was. therefore, whether this
amount should be returned or whether
it should be retained and the balance
The American board has received a
communication from Rev. A. Bradford,
D. D., of Montclair. N. J., former mod
erator of the national Congregational
council and president of the American
Missionary association, favoring the ac
ceptance of Mr. Rockefeller's gift. Dr.
Bradford says Mr. Rockefeller made the.
gift in answer to an appeal from the
Among the Merrymakers
Snide Lights on History
King Henry VIII lay dying.
"Alas." he moaned, "for my wasted
youth! If I had only settled down early
I might have had as many wives as
Johann Hoch."
It was evident to the watchers from
the tone of sincerity in his voice that he
was truly penitent.
After several years In which the Nile
did not overflow its banks and the land
of Egypt was suffering, Moses got an
Straightway he had audience of
: Pharaoh.
"Great king," he said, "what this coun
try needs is irrigation. I suggest that
you appoint a drainage board and let it
dig a canal and—"
But the sentence was never finished.
'"Holy Serapis!" exclaimed Pharaoh, In
anger. "Do you think I want to go broke
In order that a few men may buy castles
in France?"
Thereupon Moses and Tils friends, see
ing that he had made a faux pas, con
cluded to go away from there.—Chicago
In Smoketown
Jeremiah— Neouw ain't that jes' like
wimmin! Writln tew a feller an' askin'
him tew be sure and come tew see her,
an' askln' tew answer quick, an' then
fergettin tew tell what street she lives at.
It's exasperatin'.
Ezekiel—What town be she livin' at,
Jeremiah She's tew Pittsburg.
Ezekiel —All ye sot to do is .tew ask a
constable off he hez s?o a girl with a
white face, and he'll tell ye. She ain't
been there long 'nuff tew turn black like
the natives. — Cincinnati Commercial-
The Hottentot Tot
If a Hottentot taught a Hottentot tot
To tot ere the tot could totter, -:?
Ought the Hottentot lot
To be taught to say "aught"
Or "naught?" or what ought to be taught
If 16 hoot and toot a Hottentot lot
Bo taught by a Hottentot footer.
Should iho tooter got hot if the Hottentot
tot - ■»
Hoot and toot at the Hottentot tutor?
... —Chicago Review.
Wisdom for Tradesmen
Oil. tradesman, in thine hoar of fee,
If on this paper you should c c c.
Talus our advice and now be y y >.
Go straight ahead and advert i 1 I,
You'll find the project of some v v v;
Neglect can offer no ex q q q.
Be wise at once, prolong your d a :i a,
A silent businss soon de k k k.
—Chicago Journal.

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