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The St. Paul Globe THg GLOBE CO.. PTTBZISHgRB CrnciM. <^^^^^^^^t> City or Papbk *- -jy^Sc eiJr^ St. Paot. tutored at Po»toOJe« at 8L Patri. Minn., as Second-Cl— Matter. TELEPHONE CALLB Northw«stern—Bus»new. 106» Main.' Editorial. 7« Main. I0W; Editorial. W. Twin City—Business. I<XS;, EdltortoL TS. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS- . " By Carrter—Alonthly Rato Only- _ [ t>ally only *0 c«nta p«r month Dally and Sunday M cent* p«r month gunday .80 cent* per, month COUNTRY BttBBCRIPTION3 By Mall. I I mo. <6 rooa. i»«s« --r>ally only .26 *1.« I $3.00 bally and Sunday .. .35 2.00 4.00 Bunday 20 l>lo-» 2°o EASTERN REPRESENTATIVE \V. J. MORTON. , <-. __ 150 Nassau St.. New York City. 87 Washington St.. Chlcaeo. THE ST.PAUL DAILY GLOBE'S circulation Is now the larg est morning circulation fn St. Paul. MORE copies of the St. Paul Globe than of any other morning newspaper In St. Paul or Minneapolis are delivered by carriers to regular paid subscrib ers at their homes. THE St. Paul Sunday Globe is now acknowledged to be the best Sunday Paper In the North west and has the largest ckcu fatlon. ADVERTISERS get 100 per '» cent more In results for the money they spend on advertising in The Globe than from any other paper. THE Globe circulation Is ex ■ elusive, because It Is the only Democratic Newspaper of gen eral circulation In the Northwest. \ DVERTISERS In The Globe r* reach this great and dally Increasing constituency, and It cannot be reached In any other way. RESULTS COUNT— THE GLOBE GIVES THEM. MONDAY, APRIL 3, 1905 THE BABY ACT Did an unhappy fortune and a la mentable political relation oblige The Globe to be an advocate instead of an opponent of the Horton capitol bill, it would endeavor to make some more intelligent and less infantile apology for that measure than those which the Republicans have to offer. They mere • ly turn around the exposed and ad mitted facts of the Republican organ ization and charge upon wicked Dem ocrats the offense of which Repub licans have confessed themselves guilty. The people were advised through The Globe of the openly stated facts, circulated generally by Repub licans Individually and asserted at the Republican caucus where united action was secured. The original pre tense that some such action was neces 6ary for the proper care or preserva tion of the capitol building was en tirely abandoned. It was too absurd to maintain. Instead of that it waa frankly confessed that this bill must be forced through as a means of re uniting the still discordant and warring Republican factions. If by any possi bility Republicans could be convinced lhat an Issue had been made between the legislature and the governor it might help to efface the recriminations and acrimonies of the last campaign. For this reason and no other the cap itol biil was prepared and passed. It is supremely silly, in the face of this, to talk about the Democrats as instigating a party fight. It is merely the tactics of the foolish youthful cul prit who, when plainly caught in false hood, has nothing to say but "3-ou're another." The proof of this lies not only in the whole character of the pro ceedings and in the statements of Re publican leaders of the legislature, but in the frankly expressed dis gust of self-respecting Republicans throughout the state, and in the itera tion at this time of the original plea that has wholly lost its force. Thus we are told once more that a "dual control" of the capitol building is impossible. It would be unjust to oust the commission before its work Is done, and therefore it must remain for the next two years a capitol Pooh Bah. Nobody ever suggested a dual control. JuSt as well say that no man can manage a factory unless he goes down personally into its basement and becomes the acting engineer of its plant. The construction of the capitol and its maintenance arc two distinct and separate things. The construction is practically finished. What remains to bo done is all, we believe, under con tract. The capitol commission could and should have charge of this work, together with such beautifying of the grounds as remains to be done, and here woud be no slightest possibility of interference between it and the execu tive authority properly charged with the care and maintenance of the build ing, and employment of persons neces sary to do that work. There is no connection between the two what ever. There waa no demand and no wish that the capitol commission, which has done admirable work in Its way, should be shorn of the smallest iota of Its power until the last stroke of work about the building and its grounds had been done. Neither could there have fceen on honest grounds any least de- mand for the taking away from the original authorities ot their power to maintain the building. These are the facts, and the Republican local press in pleading the baby act still further discredits its own unworthy cause. Apropos of the Rockefeller contribu tion to the missionary fund, we regret to state that we have not yet heard from hig anthropophagous majesty the king of the Cannibal Island*. INEXPLICABLE DELAY After considerably more than a cen tury of experience with legislative bodies, the marvel remains that these should Invariably crowd the important part of their work into the closing hours of the session. It is true most eminently of congress. There is not a session at Washington when the fate of practically every important measure is not determined by the shove and rush of the last week. As a rule, the clock is turned back or some other de vice resorted to so that bills believed absolutely essential may not perish. Now there is not the slightest need of this. In every case all of these measures have been before the law makers for months, have been thor oughly threshed out in committee and have been discussed by the public press. Failure to act upon them is due to sheer indolence. Members dawdle along, consuming days and weeks in tiresome debate, accomplishing noth ing -for the individual or the party, just merely marking and wasting time, until they finally wake up to the necessity of doing something before the gavel falls for the last time. The same indictment lies against the Minnesota legislature. In general we have had comparatively little criticism to offer upon the work of the present body. It has not done much harm, but likewise it has done very little good. It has. however, after the manner of its kind, put over until the very last mo ment matters that should have been passed upon long ago. There is hard ly a bill of the first Importance that is not still before it. In the only case where deliberation was vital to the in terests of the state —namely, In the adoption of the code —it has shown a willingness to rush through legislation without even examining it. But take for example the provision for a state training school for girls, which was as thoroughly inquired into and settled upon by public opinion as It ever could be long before the legislature assem bled, and we find nothing has been done and very liirely nothing will be. It was certain that the primary laws should be improved and the direction that this should take was fairly agreed upon. Nothing has been done. Prac tically everybody in the state admitted the absolute necessity of providing voting machines before another elec tion. Nothing has been done. We quote these merely as samples of very simple and easy matters, the need being obvi ous and the method plain, that have been put over until it is a gambler* chance whether anything is done with them or not, and whether what may be done is done wisely. Some day we are going to get a leg islative body somewhere that will be gin to do business In a businesslike way from the first day of the session. When we do, it is going to transact more business than all its predecessors put together, adjourn after a session of about half the usual length and leave the people open-eyed with as tonishment and admiration. The party that can produce such a crop of law makers will be booked for a long lease of power. A British Columbia mam tried to kill himself with a safety pin and failed. A chump of a man who would try to do anything with a safety pin ought to be furnished with a lethal weapon and compelled to kill himself. A SLACKENING TIE Mr. Chamberlain's great scheme for a federated empire cuts both ways. Had it been carried out when he planned it and as he planned it, had Great Britain welcomed the colonies to an indirect participa tion in the imperial government, or had she even accepted enthusias tically Mr. Chamberlain's fiscal scheme and granted -differential duties In her markets in favor of her dependencies, the colonies would have felt the estab lishment of a new relation and a closer tie. The failure of the people of Eng land to accept or even welcome the proposition, and the present prospect that if adopted it will be only in the distant future, has cooled their ardor and made the wall of separation higher than ever before. We note an extraordinary utterance from Canada from a high source which voices the discontent of the Canadian people with their connection with the mother government. Something of the sort has been heard before, but rarely anything with just this note of out spoken hostility. It represents the chafing of the colonies against an ad vance made until they expressed en thusiastic acceptance and then coldly withdrawn. We think that this will be the most serious aspect of the presentation of the Chamberlain policy. If it ever wins favor in Great Britain, which may be doubted, that will be long years hence. The course of events there has definitely determined against it for the present. The absolute free tradera have everything their own way, and it is admitted that the next election will nlace the Liberals In power. Mr. Balfour himself has been compelled to abandon the Chamber- THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. MONDAY, APRIL 3, 1905 lain idea, and that active leader re mains •erHy the head of a group of personal followers wtio will stand by their guns. Indeed, but who cannot hope for a conquest. Meantime, the colonies are deeply irritated. They had a partial promise of what they deemed a great advan tage, and responded to It with a burst of loyal enthusiasm. The promise has gone glimmering, and the necessary alternative of a prospective strength ening of the tie between them and Great Britain la Its actual and Imme diate weakening. Whether justly or not, they feel themselves flouted and fooled. The situation makes for the growth of a stronger feeling for inde pendence In Canada; and iacidently restores the possibility of some reci procity arrangement with the United States, which had until recently been definitely rejected by Canada herself. Minister Bowen is getting a good deal of newspaper space for a diplomat who 1c not equal to the task of keeping a little peanut South-American president In order. MR. BURBANK'S CACTUS It is respectfully suggested to those individuals of socialistic tendencies whose ideal of life is one which com bines the smallest degree of effort with the largest degree of comfort that they secure the person of Mr. Burbank of California and whisk him off to some remote isle and leave him there with a green persimmon for company. This accomplished, they could afford to await developments. For given a green persimmon and plenty of leisure, the socialists would have every reason to expect that in the course of time Mr. Burbank would evolve a fruit that would solve all the material problem* of existence. Ultimately, such a fruit must be one of the California gentleman's achieve ments; his cactus indicates this. By means of some mysterious horticul tural process, he has converted the thorny plant of the prairie Into an appetizing edible. We cannot enu merate all the claims Mr. Burbank's admirers make for the superior cactus he has grown, but let it suffice to state that it is indigenous to all soils and grateful to ail palates. A few seeds planted In the far north will in a few brief seasons be in condition to cheer the arctic explorer on his way, and a handful dropped In the vicinity of the equator will permit African travelers of the future to travel with only a toothbrush and a change of underwear in the way of baggage to discommode them. Mr. Finney's turnip, a vegetable in no respect remarkable, has been famed in song. None of the modern singers, so far as we know, has lifted up his voice in favor of Mr. Burbank's cactus. Yet it should suggest an epic because it marks a new epoch In horticulture certainly, possibly in our whole scheme of life. For, reading Mr. Burbank'* future by his past, there seems no good reason for doubting that the distin guished horticulturist will one day present the world with a fruit or a vegetable—after Mr. Burbank com pletes one of his evolutionary processes it is difficult to determine inVhat class the perfected edible should be placed— that will furnish all the ingredients for a first class dinner, Including the wines and the cigars. He seems to represent the socialists' golden oppor tunity. Will they take advantage of it or will they permit some vulgar trust to corner Mr. Burbank and the persimmon market? REAL MELODRAMA It Is seldom that the fiction writer finds his plot in real life. As a rule the most he can expect Is a sugges tion. Occasionally, however, an ex ception to this rule is provided and alt the materials for a story or a play are found ready to hand. What embellish- ' ment, for Instance, does the Reader af fair need to make it a thrilling piece of fiction? A beautiful and adventur ous American is the secret fiscal agent of the Santo Domingo republic. She arranges a clever plan for paying the debts contracted by the reckless "isle of unrest." Her commission seems as sured when—enters the villain with the big stick, President Roosevelt! He presents a little plan of his own di rectly to the ungallant Morales and the lady loses. The final chapter remains to be written, for the lady, of course, must be righted. By keeping the senate in mind, no writer should find this a dif ficult literary feat, for that august body can serve as the Nemesis which invariably overtakes the villain in the last act of any melodrama. As for the necessary color and life, Santo Domingo provides that in plenty. "Something doing every minute," which is one of the requisites of the modern novel or drama, is provided for in this real one. Perhaps in the end (we are speaking now of the real melodrama) the lady will have an opportunity of trying her own plan of redeeming the eccentric republic's credit and of maintaining It. In all the reports of her mysterious doings and utterances she is described as being very prepossessing and ad dicted to tailor made frocks. The former fact indicates the strength of her influence and the latter the strength of her mind. It is possible that she can accomplish what this country has no great desire to try to accomplish. She should' have been permitted a trial at any rate, and it is to be hoped that subsequent develop ments will place once more the unde- peudable Morales under her thumb. <>— : * Contemporary Comment .y * '~ ; «~ ~ ' ': ' 4 Earlier Congress, Later I Inauguration Unquestionably" in a practical sense; the demand - for an. earlier meeting of congress after' election Is more Im portant than that for a later Inaugura tion date. The country has. decided that a period ot thirteen months is too long •to wait. for the starting of the new legislature's work_ after the. elec tion. But to bring congress in session on; the - first of January . after ; election. as has been . proposed, would - make it impossible for the retiring. congress» to canvass the presidential vote and de clare the election, m is now contem plated by - the , constitution, without oaillng that congress in extra-session «ft«r its expiration. Immediately the pwxle becomes difficult of -solution. Furthermore, to cause congress to as semble shortly after election calls for the shortening or lengthening of one congress by an entire session. To se cure a later date for the inauguration it is necessary only to provide that from and after the taking effect of the amendment the presidential term shall ■begin and end on the 30th of April, and that the term of the existing congress shall end on that date.-and all pending official terms, otherwise closed on the 4th of '.March of the year on which the amendment takes effect, shall be extended to April —Washington Star. . . - - • ' Return of the Flags Has there ever been on any statute book the world over such an act as that? We know of none. Warring na tions have made peace, and friendship and- good will have been restored, vic tors have returned surrendered swords, but where is there an instance of cap tured flags having been restored? The resolution came at first to those who had won them with a little shock; but it is right. Gradually the spirit of magnanimity and the \ recognition that ; we are one people, which dictated , Grant's terms at Appomattox. have •wept away every prescriptive act and I every disability growing out of the war. and now the north, through con ! gress, lays this last offering toward | perfect peace and reconciliation on the altar of our common country, and the men who wore the blue say amen.— Cincinnati Enquirer. BcfgBEKJ They Might Hunt Them Together April S Mr. Roosevelt will leave Washington to hunt wolves and bears. April 4 he will be at Louisville, the site of Col. Henry Watterson's famous pack, of gray wolves. ' Why is that great huntsman, forester, and lyco phobe not on his native shore?— New Tork Sun. >v > - .Here's One for Mr. Shaw Secretary Shaw's great scheme -of helping Wall street by calling money in In the spring and depositing it in the fall is all very well ft>r stock gamblers, but what has it to do with the statu tory duties of the secretary of the treasury «f the United States?— New York World. -: How He Does It Mr. Rockefeller's salary as president of the Standard OH company Is only $20,000 a year, but by making his lunch on pie and a glass-of milk he is able to save out of that several millions for charitable and educational work.— cago News. Is Fooling With Dynamite .- T*'\ President Castro declines to arbi trate. Doesn't he know that President Roosevelt wants to go on a hunting trip, and that Secretary Hay is awayt —Boston Globe. . / Musical Piracy Sousa complains that the English are pirating his music. Maybe they are Just getting back for the way we used to pirate Sir Arthur Sullivan's. ver Republican./^"r^f ' iHI", And This Is No Joke There are some actors, however, who need not fear the fate of Maurice Bar rymore. Insanity presupposes a cer tain amount of mentality. — Detroit Tribune. The Administration Handy Man No one grudges Secretary Hay his Vacation, but every one hopes it will be short. As a moderating, factor he is needed in our —Milwaukee News. Afraid to Tackle Him Singly V-VV" Now watch President Castro declare he could have licked 'em one at a time, but they threatened him in an inter national bunch.— Tork Commer cial. That Would Make Andy Mad Mrs. Chadwlck admits that she never has called Andrew Carnegie father. It Is equally improbable that she ever called him papa.—Chicago Tribune. A Tip for Theodore •• Not even a popular president could induce the United States to go to war to collect a few questionable claims of the asphalt trust. —Baltimore Sun. Might Cause Another Uprising ■f. St. Louis man says the Indian orig inally came from Italy. He had better not tell the Indians —Chattanooga Times. Another Blow to Its Dignity Incidentally, It may be noticed that President Roosevelt is going to take his southern trip without the consent of the senate. —Washington Post. Explained at Last A Baltimore scientist has discovered - that Adam had thirteen ribs. No won der he was willing to part with one.—, New York Herald." 4 TODAY'S WEATHER | WASHINGTON. April Forecast: Minnesota—Rain Monday, colder In south portion; Tuesday fair, brisk north east shifting to northwest winds. Upper Michigan and Wisconsin—Rain Monday: Tuesday fair in west rain in «ast portion, brisk cast shifting. to north west winds. * : North and South Dakota and Montana — Fair Monday and Tuesday. - • lowa—Rain and colder Monday; Tues day fair. ' - . . - St. 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, 29:89"; relative hu midity. 74; weather, cloudy; maximum temperature. M; minimum temperature. 44; daily range, 10; mean temperature. 49; 7 p. m. temperature. 61; wind at 7 p. m., southeast: precipitation. .05. ' - - ■ Yesterday s temperature at other points: •BpmHigh *BpmHijfh Alpena 32 34 Jacksonville ..66 72 Battleford ....60 52 Los Angeles .6-* .68 Bismarck .....44 48 Madison ......52 &4 Buffalo ...... SC 44 Marquette 38 40 Boston .......36 44 Memphis 64 82 Chicago 54 68 Medicine Hat. 48 54 Cincinnati ...70 74 Milwaukee ....42 44 Cleveland 46 46 Minnedosa ....48 64 Denver .......36 36 Montreal '...:. .36 40 Dcs Moines . . .CO 64 Moorhead ... .40 44 Detroit 42 46 New Orleans..7o 78 Duiuth 32 32 New York 44 62 El Pa*o 5C 62 Omaha - 63. 62 Edmonton".>.. 46 50 Pittsburg .....68 62 Escanaba ....36 38 San ."Francisco.62 '64 Galveston.-..*...70. 74 St. L&ute.......66 - 7»* Grand Rapids.so 64 Salt Lake ....52 52 Green Bay ...4« 50 San Antonio .7.' 7* Havre ........52 56.5. Ste.-Marie..34 34 Helena ... 42 48 Washington .;.52 ■63 Huron .......44 sS|Winnipeg .....42 44 •Washineton time (7 d. m. ' St. Paul). ' What the Editors Say It looks now as if there would be a general movement along a line that Minnesota struck out for ttself long ago. The feeling against the trusts is rising higher every day. The desire that the authority of the state should be used to break a power that it has been unable to control is strong and growing. Especially since the Stand ard Oil company set out to bring the people of Kansas to their knees has the disposition to turn the industrial forces of the community loose upon the trusts been on the Increase. As Tar as prison labor can do it. the trusts will presently nave competitors.. In Minnesota the farmers h«ye been freed from the clutches of the binding twine trust by the work done at Still water. There are ft great many other prisons in rhe country having a very targe effective labor force. There are a host of other trusts that deserve to be hit. Before many years we expect to see every convict In the United States engaged In making articles now controlled by trusts. —Red Wing Re publican. Now that the end of the session is in Bight. legislative matters have taken on renewed activity. Bills are being pushed forward and there is a feverish anxiety on the part of mem bers lest their pets be lost in the flna! struggle. Many will die by the way side or be consigned to that legislative graveyard, Indefinite postponement, and it Is better so, for if all the bills Introduced each session were enacted into laws we should have a much greater mass of contradictory and in congruous statutes than than now in cumber our books.—Appleton Press. Gov. Johnson used his veto power for the first time on Monday. He re fused to sign the Horton bill, which takes the control of the capitol out of the hands of the governor. The bill looks like a slur on the present gov ernor, and Got. Johnson was justified in refusing to sign it. Gov. Johnson is Just as capable to attend to matters pertaining to the capitol as his prede cessor was and we see no reason why the power should be taken from him because he is a Democrat.—Chatfleld News-Democrat. As the Minnesota legislature draws to a close bills have been introduced by the wholesale. From their number and kind one is almost led to think that legislators are of the opinion that common sense in people had taken to the woods and that law must prescribe our turning areund or how we shall milk the old family cow. Blessed is the man who had a bill and didn't produce it.—Cottonwood County Citi zen. The St. Paul Globe says of the capitol commission: "Its business should be to complete the capitol at the earliest possible date; it should be the business of the executive to care for It." The Olobeis right and ex presses the situation in a nutshell. We hope the governor's veto will be sus tained. —WykofT Messenger. Gov. Johnson showed that he wai made of the right kind of stuff when he exercised his veto power on the Horton bill. This thing in spending the valuable time of the legislature to create a job for a worn out politician is a disgraceful act and the legislators who voted for it are deserving of the severest criticism. —Wabasha Herald. There is Just one increase of salary that we favor and that is the bill which provides for an increase in the compensation paid members of the legislature. A legislator whose serv ices are not worth $1,000 to the state for the term for which he Is elected to serve has no place in the legislature.— Princeton Union. Representative J. A. Gates of Ken yon would have the members of the state board of control elective. He has introduced a bill providing for this. A proper measure. Make the board of control answerable to the people for its acts.—Mankato Free Press. Speaking of the refusal of a Rocke feller gift, if all the "unclean" money In the country was retired from circu lation there would be signs of currency stringency here and there.—Duluth News-Tribune. Among the Merrymakers Foared - Another On* The ark had rested for two weeks on the summit of Mount Ararat, and Ham wm becoming imatlent. "What Is the use of staying cooped up In here any longer?" he said to his fa ther. "The ground is dry everywhere in sight." 'I know It. my son." replied Noah, "but I want to be on the safe side. The Ohio river is likely to break out again at any moment." Anxiously scanning the horizon to the westward he gave orders that the animals should be put on half rations thence forward.—Chicago Tribune. Shakespearian Father, in the hall, has been standing for half an hour while Mtllicent and Har , old bid each other good night In the door way. " Parting.' " quotes Harold, "is such swee^ sorrow that 1 could say good night At this speech father gets a Shakes pearian Inspiration of his own and tramps down the stairs. "Seems to me." he asserts, "that there is too much adieu about nothing here."— Judge. Conspicuous Example Tommy—Paw. you're always talking about moral courage. What is moral cour age? Mr. Tucker—lt is tbe sort of courage, my boy. that enables a man who has had a poor feed at a swell restaurant to go out without tipping the waiter.—Chicago Tribune. It Wat Always So Methuselah's father had Just bought two reserved seats. "I don't want to go myself." he ex plained, pointing to his 100 year old off spring, "but I had to take the boy to the circus." Investing In some peanuts, he blithely passed inside.—New York Sun. Against the Rules First Rat—What made you leave that apartment house? Second Rat—Oh. they were so fearfully strict about not allowing any lunching In the rooms, and I simply can't live without nibbling.—Detroit Free Press. Oh, Fury There was a young woman named Flor ence. Who said, when the rain fell in torence, "If I were not a la dy. I'd certainly say The words that this sort of thing wor enee!" —Cleveland Leader. Lhosing In Lhassa A lhassie was lhost down in Lhassa. A cowboy Just tried to walk phassa. She snatched all his cash And was off with a dash But he Ihassoed the lhas* I host in Lhassa. —New York Evening Sun. At the Race Track Plunger—Hi. there, waiter! Bring me a bottle of champagne. Excitt-d Crowd—Serobo wins! Plunger—Hl. there, waiter! Make that order a glass of beer, instead!—Somerville Journal. His Passport "And why do you think you should be admitted here?" 'This is heaven. Isn't it?" "Yes. but " "Then its all right. I died after eating a piece of angel cake." —Houston Post. At St. Paul Theaters Spectacles have come and spectacles nave gone, but none of the magnitude Mother Goose" disclosed at the Met ropolitan last night has ever visit ed St. Paul before. Fortunately, St. Pauls Metropolitan opera house" pos sesses the stag? room for such a wealth of scenery and abundance of chorus girls. Without sjuch capacity such a show could not be adequately given. This attraction was heralded in superlatives, some of which were sup pressed by The Globe because they looked too big and sounded too loud for credence. But it must be confessed that they dW not exaggerate the dis play, and some of them may justifiably be reproduced, now that the show has positively vindicated the press agent— a rare achievement these daya. As a spectacle, which is all "Mother Goose" pretends to be. this exhibition is immensely beautiful and beautifully immense. Its music ts Hot remarkable nor its libretto a literary fancy, charged with subtle wit, but its girls are legion and their raiment a fantasy, not to say a dream, of varied and beau teous design «nd rich coloring. The eye ia fairly surfeited and bewildered by the combination of costumes and wom en that people the stage in the finalea. On the girls march, the successive Dlatoons attired in various dress —in i which akirts do not figure—and carry ing the numerous ornate insignia of fairyland. As they appear, march down to the footlights and form grace ful groups at the sides you begin to wonder when the procession will cease. After 150 or more have appeared—you have ceased trying to count them by this time—the scene back of the foot lights has become as striking a picture as light, life, color and pretty women can make U. This array of nature's most pictur esque handiwork aided and abetted by the costumers and scenic- painter's art and the electrician's science as mani fested by the manipulation of the sub tle light, is presented again and again at the finales oi. the. second and third acts, whose picturasqueness is rarely enhanced by the aerial ballet. This consists of seven women of graceful figures who soar way over the heads of the others and form artistic groups and poses in mid air. One of these young women makes a flight over the audience even to the celestial abodea of the theater, lightly rests a' foot on the rail, and gently floats back to the stage, while showering roses on the admiring spectators. It is a spectacle indeed—this "Mother Goose!" Like all extravaganzas its comedy is of the burlesque order. Joseph Caw thorn plays the title role, and still rolls his R's in such Irresistible fashion that one of the assistant comedians sug gests he ought to take a cup of coffee with that roll. Cawthorn's cleverest "stunt" Is In the song, "Social Eclat." in which he relates in a fetching melody the correspondence he received as editor of a department of a well known publication for women. In a legitimate comedy some of the wit ticisms might be considered in ques tionable taste, but in a burlesque of this character they seem to be relished as a sauce to the varied bill of fare. Cawthorn Is undeniably funny. He is ably assisted by W. H. Macart, as the Scotch laird of Border! and Clifton Crawford as the mayor of Chatham and Harry Kelly as Mother Goose's son Jack. The goose. Prlscllla. who lays the golden eggs, was capitally done by Walter Stanton. She who was once known as Little Corlnne played the leading juvenile, Colin, and played him delightfully. Never In her most precocious starring days did Corlnne look so pretty or act with so much animation. Her figure is trim, her manner vivacious. She sang the song "Reminds Me of Home. Sweet Home." in a manner that won her a hearty encore. Neva Aymar In the role of Jill, daughter of Mother Goose, was a vi aion of dainty beauty, and Edyth St. Clair as Caroline Evelyn Gwendolyn Scraggs was a more substanial expo nent of the same feminine quality. —F. G. H. Terry McGovern at the Grand At the ringside. Grand opera house. April 2. Pronely at 10:45 Announcer Joe Humphreys called the main event of the evening. Pedlar Palmer, the English champion, entered the ring first. He was neatly attired in a mod est black union suit and appeared con fident. His entrance was greeted with the glazed stare from the canvas throng on three sides of the squared circle and faint applause from the other across the footlights. A roar of ap proval greeted McGovern as he, wear ing a paria green union suit, sprang lightly through the ropes. Terry ap peared to be trained to the minute and wore a confident smile and the Ameri can colors. The referee was announced and he and the fighters got their heads together in the center of the ring, while two knockabout comedians flashed a a bunch of stage money and bet heavily. Great excitement. MoGovern won the toss and chose the spotlight corner. Time was called and the fight' "For Fame and Fortune" and the ban tam weight championship of the world was on. Round I—Palmer1 —Palmer led for the Jaw. but was cleverly blocked. Terry danced about his opponent and landed several or more about the head and face. The fighting was fast- and both men mixed it freely. The distribution of pattering punches was impartial, to sustain the interest. This jound was a standoff. Round 2—Both men sprang to the center and mixed fiercely. They clinched, and the referee, after some hesitation, separated them. Terry put an assortment of rapid fire punches to Pedlar's solar plexus. Palmer clinched to avoid punishment. By special re quest the referee again separated them. This was Terry's round. Round 3 —Both men responded quick ly. Palmer wore an anxious look, which McGovern accentuated with a left and right to the Jaw. Pedlar's swings went wide of the mark. Terry shot a swift left hook to the jaw and Palmer went to his knees while the referee counted six. Pedlar rallied gamely, but a right swing sent him to the floor for seven seconds. He man fully stood up an allowed Terry to pass him another swift right swing and then went to dreamland, whlFe McGovern clasped his wife and child to the tune of "The Wearing of the Green" amid the wild plaudits of the multitude. The preliminaries were a melodrama having to do with McGovern's life. It is said, and some song and dance and knockabout specialties by Charles Gracie and Lew Reynolds. In the melodrama, which was much blood and thunder, Clara Joel, as Terry's wife, was given the decision over Anita Zorn as the villainess. John Dwyer, as the villain desirous of somebody's "blvd." put up a tame exhibition and easily earned the full count. The piece is well staged. Knickerbocker Burlesquers at the Star The large audience at the Star yes terday afternoon appeared to enjoy tbe performance presented by Robie's company. The applause was frequent and liberal. The entertainment is a two act travesty, entitled 'Rileys Speech." It Is something of a political satire and rather clever in dialogue. Some of tb» musical numbers are more than usually bright, especially that one. 'The Politician." The piece Is a reconstruction of a burlesque used last season. It is first rate and is well per formed by the company, but as a com plete entertainment is scarcely sufft- cient. There are no specialties, in th« accepted sense of the term, excepting a moving picture act. A burlesque company and the vehicle must be un commonly good to run two hours and a half without, an olio. However, the Knickerbockers do very well with the material at hand. The chorus ami the principals are capable. The costuming is diversified and the scenery is some thing of a change. x The Church City quartette's selec tions in the first act were well received and encored. . The moving pictures were pleasing, especially those show- Ing part of the Roosevelt inauguration parade. Oscar Lewis had the stage to himself for awhile in the second act. The au dience detained him at considerable length. He told a good Swedish dialect story and sang some bright parodies. William Patton as Tim Riley is funny. Marie Richmond as Miss Con is pretty. The 'Musical Babies," by members of chorus, was a popular number, as also *~ s "Kittl«. the Typewriter Girl," and The Hickory Tree." Patton's inter pretation of "The Politician Song" wai repeatedly encored. In the succession of good things the Metropolitan is offering comes the en gagement next week of Miss Henrietta hJ'°. aman ln ncr great comedy success. Mistress N>u.- Sea ts for this en gagement will be on sale at the Met ropolitan noxt Thursday, and judged irotn early signs there will be a lively demand for already numerous in quiries have been made and reserva tions bespoken. eHRISTIANITY AS AN ASSET IN BUSINESS Washington Gladden Inveighs Against Sycophancy in Tak ing Tainted Gifts COLUMBUS, 0.. April 2.—"Some of the most gigantic robbers that the world has ever knowh—men who have accumulated hundreds of millions br wicked methods, are by some persons praised and flattered for their liberal gifts to churches and colleges and mis sions. Such an estimate does not rep resent the Christianity of today." This statement was made today by the Rev. Dr. Washington Gladden dur ing the course of an address at the First Congregational church. Dr. Glad den said in part: "The Christian of today is beginning to get a new idea of what it means to carry his religion into his business. He has found out that it signifies an earnest effort to make his business not only a means of gain, but an instru mentality of help and service to all his fellow men. Carnegie's Theory "Andrew Carnegie said some years ago, for instance, that a man may be as selfish as he pleases in the accumu lation of a fortune if he will only bo benevolent in the distribution of the fortune after it is made. "That is not the best theory of the business man's | responsibility. . His greatest opportunities of benevolence are those which come to him in his business. While he Is making his for tune, not after it is made. It is : that ho must prove himself a Christian. I "Gifts, no matter how munificent, which have been heaped up by ex tortion and trickery are not Christian benefactions. Christianity in Business "The Christiana of today distinctly say that the Christianization of the great realm of industry and traffic Is , the most urgent problem now before them. It Is a tremendous undertak ing, but not too arduous for the all conquering grace of him who has ban ished infanticide, abolished slavery and lifted woman to an equality with man. "The state is just as truly, a divine institution as the church Is ~ and the governor, the mayor, the superintend ent of police, the member of the legis lature or the city council or the school board is just as much a minister and servant of God as I am. "I have just as good a right to use my opportunity here In »hi» church to enrich myself or to push my personal ambitions as they have; if the scandal In the case of a pastor would be greater than In that of a public serv ant, It is. only because our notions, about the service of the state have been terribly perverted." FARMERS WANT ONLY VERY BEST OF SEED South Dakota Agriculturists Select Carefully Special to The Globe HURON. S. D., April Seeding In various parts of this (Beadle) county is in progress, many farmers already having in a large part of their acreage !to small grain. The ground is moist i and In good condition. An unusual amount of precaution Is being used in the selection of seed and only the very best to be had is used. There is an abundant supply, and as to the acreage, it is too early to esti mate, but from what farmers say there will be an increase rather than a de crease in this portion of the state. I Much macaroni wheat is being sown and an increased acreage of this va riety is assured. Rain over most of the county Friday night was very bene ficial. The weather Is favorable, and with plenty of help the coming week will see seeding rapidly progressing . throughout this section of the state. TRAGEDY AND MYSTERY $ IN KILLING OF OGDEN Body. Shot Through Heart, Found In Friend's Yard MOUL.TON, la.. April The body of Frank Ogden. a young farmer, was found today in - the yard of Claude Whistler, with a bullet through the heart. Whistler has disappeared. Ogden and Mrs. Whistler were friends before her marriage to Whistler. BLAME SLOW WATCH FOR FATAL COLLISION Passenger and Freight Trains Come To gether Head On BADHAM, S. C. April 2.—Four men were killed and _. Freight Engineer Reed was fatally injured today in a head on collision between the through freight and fast passenger trains on the Southern railway. It- is asserted that Freight Engineer tteed's watch was thirty minutes slow and that this was the cause of the wreck. Will Meet the Queen GENOA. April 2. —The duchess of Aosta has arrived here for the purpose of meet- . ing Queen Alexandra, who Is expected to reach Genoa tomorrow on board the Brit ish royal yacht Victoria and Albert. • v Pauper Burned Fatally DES MOIXES. la.. April 2.—Berry Wil son, an aged Inmate of the Crawford county poor farm, was burned to death hi a flre which destroyed the public building today. The old man went back Into the building to get Ills personal property and wa« caught by the flamti.