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The St. Paul Globe ; THE GLOBE CO.. PUBI-ISHERB t. CrnctM. St^aoi. fentpred at Postofflce at St. Paul, Minn., ; as Second-Ciaaa Matter. - TELEPHONE CALLS H Northwestern— Business. 1066 ; Main. teTwfn aCiff-Bu > S lines. 1065; Editorial, 78. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS " By Carrier— Rate Only sally only 40 cents per month Daily and Sunday 60 cents per month fjur.day .. 20 cents per month COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS " By Mail. | 1 mo. |6 mos. 112 mos. t>ni!y only .26 $1.60 $TOO halW and Sunday .. .36 2.00 4.00 Bunday 20 1.10 2.00 EASTERN REPRESENTATIVE IW. J. MORTON. ii ' omm _ 160 Nassau St.. New York City. S7 Washington St.. Chicago. THE ST.PAUL DAILY GLOBE'S circulatlo n Is now the larg est morning circulation In St. Paul. V|ORE copies of the St. Paul '▼I Globe than of any other morning newspaper In St. Paul or Minneapolis are delivered by carriers to regular paid subscrib ers at their homes. THE St. Paul Sunday Globe Is now acknowledged to be the best Sunday Paper In the North west and has the largest circu lation. ADVERTISERS get 100 per *■ cent more In results for the money they spend on advertising In The G'obe than from any other paper. THE Globe circulation Is ex clusive, because It Is the only Democratic Newspaper of gen eral circulation In the Northwest. A DVERTISERS In The Globe reach this great and dally increasing constituency, and It cannot be reached in any other way. RESULTS COUNT— THE GLOBE GIVES THEM. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1905 HIT THE LOAN SHARKS Another of the many deserving bills that seem to be held up by some mys terious influence in the legislature while a host of others less worthy go through is that affecting the business of the loan shark. We cannot under stand how there can be a member suf ficiently of his duty and suffi ciently callous to the wretchedness and crime that these people provoke to look upon this matter with indiffer ence. Every employer of labor on any con siderable scale, and thousands of par ents and others to whom foolish young men have confided their troubles, can tell a painful story of the practical working of the loan shark business. These despicable creatures find a man on salary whom either folly or misfor tune has involved in modest debt which he is anxious to pay. He may have made a fool of himself and owe from 125 to $100, or he may have had to pay that amount for services to a sick wife or child. In either case, having no as set but his salary, he goes to one of these agents for the small accommoda tion, figuring that he can pay It back with interest in installments, and signs an assignment of his wages. From that moment he becomes the most mis erable of slaves. In the first place he has to pay what is to him an important sum as a cash bonus to get the money at all. Then he has to pay interest, with a guaran tee to pay the whole principal at a date earlier than he can possibly raise it. Of course he has every assurance from the loan shark that if he pays an in stallment at that time the principal will be renewed and there will be no trouble about it. When the date ar rives he has to pay another cash bonus In order to get a renewal. This process is repeated until the principal has been paid over and over again, without any material reduction in the size of the outstanding obligation and without any prospect of being able to clear it off. If the wretched man refuses to be bled further, then the assignment of wages that he has signed is filed with his employer, who is ordered to pay his wages to the creditor. The bor rower must therefore live on nothing until his debt is discharged, or he must seek other employment, to be followed and hounded in this way until he is desperate or until some- friend comes to his rescue and clears off the entire debt under the threat of legal proceed ings, which alone can make these leeches Jei go. If there is any iniquity that ought to be prevented by law, surely it is this. The' extortions of capital on a large scale look more formidable, but they do not begin to be as serious in painful results, in actual mental and physical suffering, as the exactions of the loan shark. Thousands of men every year are driven from place to place, are dogged from city to city, are discredited with their employers, are made to suffer pinching poverty while In receipt of a good income, in order that the "whole surplus may go to this bloodsucker, and are finally driven to some desperate act that will bring them wjjhin the clutches of the law by such persecution. The law already repudiates it in theory by prohibiting Usury. There is no usury so base and so cruel as the system followed by the loan sharks under another name. It should be put outside the paje of .the law and rooted out from all possibility of practice. The poor have suffered enough, and those who engage in this business should be driven from it or put behind the bars. The fact that Mayor Weaver of Phil adelphia continues to retain" In' office the godless crew for whose removal the church people have been praying for two weeks is not so much.^n argu ment against the efficacy of prayer as evidence of the mayor's pressing need for the money. CHICAGO'S RETIRING MAYOR . Carter H. Harrison, four times mayor of Chicago, says.it is no great trick to perform the duties that fall to the lot of the mayor. The fact that Majw Harrison has performed his duty satis factorily is supported by proof unique in its way: He was presented with a loving cup by the members of the city council and they, without regard to party, declared that Mayor HaTrtmm had treated them fairly and conscien tiously. In Chicago the mayor is the presiding officer of the council and in that position is exposed to many temp tations to do things calculated to make enemies of those who suffer by his rulings. The day after the presenta tion the newspapers of the city, putting politics aside, complimented Mr. Har rison very highly on his manly and courageous administration. And Mr. Harrison, in a valedictory statement, says he attained what success has been his by standing up to his work; by not being afraid of politics; by exercising his best judgment to the exclusion of friendship and politics in choosing his heads of departments and by holding to the belief that his job was not hopeless. Harrison has been a big figure In Chicago. It cannot be said for him that he made the city a desirable place of residence, but it is admitted that he contributed to making it better than it had been. The son of his father could not be other than popular and he is a Chicagoan to the backbone—and they don't care much about a man's politics or religion or morals down on the lake front if he be thoroughly in sympathy with the spirit indicated in the motto of the city: "I will." Harrison might very well say now, "I did." Perhaps that is what is the matter with Harrison as a figure in national politics—he is too strenuously Chl cagoese. Chicago is broader than New York, more characteristically American, but the man who "measures up to the Chicago standard of popularity has very little chance of attaining his place in the field of national politics. There are not more than three men in the official life of the United States whose personal influence might affect more people than the mayor of Chicago, but as a matter of fact the influence of Harrison and his predecessors seldom extended beyond the Chicago city limits. Mayor Harrison is a good man and a good Democrat. It is too bad that he possesses in so large a degTee those qualities which appeal most directly to his fellow townsmen. A man with his views of the obligations of public office and his capacity to put those views into practice might very well serve his country in administering a bigger job than that which Carter Harrison is about to give up of his own free will. Nevertheless and notwithstanding we are disposed to the belief that the un clean hundred thousand will continue to be more highly prized than the vir tuous pants button when both repose on the collection plate. A WORTHY BILL A bill to authorize water boards to obtain by condemnation land necessary to the maintenance and protection of the city's water supply has been before the legislature from the beginning. It passed the senate without difficulty, but in some strange way it has either struck a snag or floated into an eddy in the house and has not since been heard of. This measure Is absolutely free from objection, and is called for in the interest of public comfort and pub lic health. It ought to be brought out of its concealment and passed immedi ately. If it should fail a heavy respon sibility would rest upon those pre venting its passage. The Globe has already discussed this subject fully in urging the authori zation of the additional bonds request ed by the St. Paul water commission ers. We may go further, however,- hr this special direction and point out once more how ineffectual all^ attempts^ to keep pure the water consumed bj' any city must be unless it has full con trol of the shores of the sources from which such supply is drawn. All effort to save the water from contamination and to secure the public against epi demics of disease is useless if private recklessness and greed control abutting land from which pollution may enter the water source. For many years our own water board has been engaged in securing control of the property draining into the lakes from which St. Paul's water system Is fed. In our case it is an unusually comprehensive task. The chain of lakes that supply us have an Immense aggregate shore line, and all of this must be guarded. A great deal of work has been done. Land has been pur chased quietly, objectionable and dan gerous occupation has been put an end to and the major portion of the shore rights out of which danger might spring has been secured. Thrrre" still THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 5. 1905 remain, however, tracts of land on the lake shores owned by private parties. These they will not part with except at extravagant prices. Under the law the water board can obtain merely an casement upon this property, or a right to use it for its own purpose, but it cannot acquire that complete control essential to safety. There can be no reasonable objection to extending the right of condemnation to -such cases. A city can take land for-4ts streets and a railroad company forjts right of way under the authority of the state, after paying such just compensation aa may be fixed. Cer tainly a water board, upon whose care an* labor depends the health and per hans the life of hundreds of thousands of £eople, should have equal authority. The bill is fathered by a great public necessity, and It ought to pass at once without delay or objection. The passionate impetuosity of Mr. Fairbanks has earned for him the en mity of the esteemed New York Sun and he is now in a fair way to get away "With the Republican nomination. A GREAT CONTEST The interest excited by The G 1 ob c's proverb congest, the lasfr pic ture of which appears in this morn ing's paper, has been unparalleled. No r.ewspaper feature in the northwest has ever won so much attention, and none has been participated in by such an enormous number of people. This in terest has grown steadily from the start, until today the Incoming mails are burdened with letters of inquiry and the outgoing mails with sacks of papers dispatched to those who are filling in coupons for the contest. We have been particularly pleased with this great success, because this is no guessing affair, but has been a real educational feature. Young and old alike felt the charm and Joined in the effort to attach to these Interesting pictures the familiar form of words pictorially embodied. The Globe wishes to repeat here what has already been said in ita local columns; —that this contest has been in one respect unique. Those conducted elsewhere have been based upon lists of proverbs and series of plates obtained from syndicates organized for this purpose. Necessarily, one or more persons con nected with these syndicates would be aware in advance of the correct an- swers. Although their good faith might be taken for granted, there would still be a possibility that some one thus Indirectly advised might win a prize by advantage rather than by skill and study. Th c G 1 ob c prevented this by mak ing its own list of proverbs. This has not been seen and Is not known to any other human being than the editor. A sealed copy has been deposited with the president of the Northwestern Trust company, to be opened only by the committee appointed to award the prizes. The illustrations representing the proverbs have been drawn by Th o G1 ob c's own artist under instruc tions from the editor, giving the details of the picture to be made without mentioning the proverb. It is thus an utter Impossibility for any one to fur nish correct answers without having solved the problem. ■ The series of pictures Is now com plete, and the lists of replies may be sent In at any time. It is important for those who have spent many hours of delightful labor on this contest to remember that there may be more than one current rendering of a popular proverb, but that only the one accept ed for the list already prepared will count in prize winning. The selected form of proverb is written in the list now in escrow. To be sure of getting it right the only safe way Is to send in as many answers to each proverb pic ture as there are probable selections; that is, as many different proverbs as might reasonably apply, and as many different forms of each as can be found in common usage or in the standard authorities. Twelve days are still allowed within which answers may be sent in. The conditions of the contest have been published daily in connection with the pictures, and must be strictly observed. The Globe is more than repaid for the labor involved and the money to be expended in prizes by the great in terest which this contest has awakened and its educational effect upon the minds of those engaged In It. The Globe has further seen fit to exclude those, who have become expert by ex perience in proverb contests from car rying off the prizes designed for its 'own regular subscribers and readers -by limiting to its own territory the as signment of awards. * There is big money to be won. With in a few weeks JBOO in cash will be dis tributed to those who have solved these proverb pictures correctly. There is still plenty of time for all to partic ipate, and for those who have been following the contest as a matter of mere amusement to come into It. in ear nest, complete tMelr lists and send them in. The heavy work of checking and tabulating replies is before us and will require some time. Announce ments, however, will be made at the earliest possible date, and In the mean time the contestants for the prizes should finish their labors with all the accuracy and completeness that they can giv*. "Cap" Anson may not know the dif ference between a spit ball and a high ball, but there is no sort of doubt that his batting average is all right in Chi cago. Contemporary Comment] Room to Grow Up in the West This era of agricultural expansion has just auxted. Then. too. there is still plenty of new land being opened. There are no less than three Indian reservations in Montana, Wyoming and Utah slated for opening before the fall of 1906. A young man who gets a claim on either of these reservations is independent for life. There are no such opportunities for land getting in the east, where every foot of ground has been under private ownership for years, and where land is held at a high valuation. The young man in the east finds his opportunities confined to those of business, and even in this there Is much more competition to meet than in the west, where the in rush of a new population makes new opportunities in all lines. From the present outlook the next ten years will be the most prosperous and progres sive decade the west has ever known. Fortunate will be the eastern young men who are wise enough to take Horace Greeley's advice at this day, and to grow up with a growing coun try.—Denver Republican. Japan and This Country That our relations with Japan in the next century may embrace periods of friction may be conceded as possible, but in order to avoid clashes the United States might well study methods of maintaining permanently the most friendly understanding. To that end the Philippine islands might advan tageously be given their independence with the simultaneous proclamation by Japan of an Asiatic Monroe doctrine, which would place Japan in the per fectly natural position of protector of the southern archipelago. What the United - States is to Mexico, Japan would then be to the Philippines. Our retirement from the Philippines would thus be, accompanied by the assurance that a strong power, and the greatest of oriental powers, was left as the pro tector of the first oriental republic. And thus the bond of amity first forged by our opening of Japan to western civ ilization fifty years ago would be strengthened by our acknowledgment of Japan's supremacy on the coast of Asia in the same sense that the United States is morally supreme under the Monroe doctrine, in this hemisphere.— Springfield (Mass.) Republican. An End to Addicks It begins to look as if the one great virtue that Addicks possesses, perse verance—a virtue, by the way, which, it is generally admitted, is also the dis tinguishing merit of Satan—would not suffice to get the gas man into the United States senate. There is nothing In the details of the news to make any one uproariously jubilant, for the vote In which this defeat for Addicks was recorded was one in which the nine anti-Addicks Republicans united with seven of the former Addicks Repub licans upon a compromise candidate. It Is possible, therefore, that some per sons now upon this earthly stage may live to see the time when Addicks will have been got rid of as a senatorial candidate, and that by a process more satisfactory than the sending of him to the senate.—Baltimore News. Exclusion of Japanese In discussing the extension to Japan of the exclusion policy which we have adopted in the case of China it is well to avoid making mistakes and to raise no undue expectations. The question of general immigration promises to be come a burning issue, and the prin ciple upon which the Japanese branch of it may be settled may well prove to be that which Is applied to all immi gration.—San Francisco Call- Peace Prospects If the current reports on the subject of peace are examined, analyzed and compared, it will be found that they amount to nothing more than that the Russians, after vowing time and again that the war should only end when Russia was victorious, are now ready to talk about peace provided they are allowed to dictate the terms.—Philadel phia Inquirer. Cost of the War Leaving out of the reckoning the cost in life, it may be said that the war has destroyed as much property as 1.000.000 men, capable of earning $1,000 annually could produce in a year, besides the amount that could have been created by the labor of more than 500,000 Jap anese and Russians.—Kansas City Star. And They Register the Goats Mr. Folk wants everybody to vote, He"d like Philadelphia. Down there everybody votes twice and sometimes oftener. —New York World. Overlooked a Great Scheme The Tabard Inn could have avoided the financial embarrassment by serving beer with the books. —New York Com mercial. Must Have Visited Cincinnati A London physician says that the women who live in smoky atmosphere are an good looking.—New York Her ald. TODAY'S WEATHER WASHINGTON. April 4.—Forecast: Minnesota;— Fair Wednesday and Thurs day, warmer in west portion Wednesday and in east portion Thursday, diminishing northwest winds. I'pper Michigan—Snow Wednesday; Thursday fair, warmer, fresh northwest winds. Wisconsin—Fair Wednesday and Thurs day, warmer Thursday, diminishing northwest winds. lowa—Fair Wednesday and Thursday, warmer Thursday. North Dakota and South Dakota —Fair and warmer Wednesday; Thursday fair. Montana—Fair Wednesday and Thurs day. St. Paul—Observations taken yesterday by the United States weather bureau. W. E. Oliver, observer, for the twenty - four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night (barometer corrected for temperature and elevation): Barometer, 29.32; relative hu midity. 68; weather, partly cloudy; maxi mum temperature, 46; minimum tempera ture, 36; daily range. 10; mean tempera ture. 41: 7 p. m. temperature. 44; wind at 7 p. m.. north; precipitation. .08. Yesterdays-temperature at other points: •SpmHlgh; »BpmMigh Alpcna 36 52 Los Angeles ..64 70 Battleford 58 60 Madison 40 40 Bismarck ....4-' 46 Marquette ....32 34 Buffalo 38 60 Madison 40 40 Boston 64 7K Memphis 58 62 Chicago 41 53 Medicine Hat..6o 62 Cincinnati ....54 5S Milwaukee 38 44 Cleveland ..,.48 <iv Minnedosa 44 48 Denver 36 40 Montreal 46 48 Dcs Moines ..44 50 Moorhead 42 48 Detroit 42 54 New Orleans ..68 72 Devils Lake ..38 46 New York ...48 58 Duluth 36 42 Norfolk 72 80 El Paso 64 66 Omaha 48 52 Edmonton ....62 6S;Pittsburg 52 68 Escanaba ....32 36 San Francisco.6o 62 Galveston 72 74.5t. Louis 54 56 Grand Rapids.36 42Salt Lake 56 56 Green Bay ...36 38 San Antonio ..64 72 Havre 64 7S San Diego 60 62 Helena 60 62 S. Ste. Marie ..32 42 Huron 40 48 Washington ...64 78 Jacksonville ..70 78; Winnipeg 38 46 •Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul). River Bulletin—B a. m. Danger Gauge Change In Stations. Line. Reading. 24 hours. St. Paul 14 4.9 »0.1 La Crosse 10 8.3 —0.1 Davenport 16 9.2 »0.2 St. Louis SO 15.5 —0.2 •Rise. —Fall. River forecast: The Mississippi river at St. Paul will remain nearly stationary. What the Editors Say The session of the legislature Just closed goes down in history as the most extravagant the state has ever had. The appropriations voted were over two hundred thousand dollars in excess of the revenues of the state, and the governor was forced to veto a number of appropriation bills on this account. The average legislator seemed bent upon grabbing everything he could and the interests of the tax pay ers were forgotten or ignored.—Devils Lake (N. D.) Journal. The legislature doesn't seem to be able to eliminate the grand jury hum bug from the state's encumbrances now that it has a chance. But it ought to. Was there ever a grand jury that wasn't run by one. two or three men? And couldn't these do the work just as well without the needless expense of all the rest? And. again, couldn't the county attorney or district judge act as intelligently, as efficiently or as honestly as these?—Anoka Free Press. The Twin Cities have their Minne haha, why not the southern part of the state her Minneopa? Of herself Min nehaha is not much; it was the bril liancy of Longfellow's mind that made Minnehaha famous. Longfellow was prevented from immortalizing Minne opa by the jealousy of the Twin City people, and now the same crowd, only if anything worse, is opposed to making a state park at Minneopa.— Maukato Review. The legislature can't lose him. Gov. Johnson not only refuses to attend the launching of the Minnesota on April 8. but also declines to take a hand in the Chicago mayoralty campaign, where his assistance has been invoked in behalf of Judge Dunne, the Demo cratic candidate for mayor. It's an awful thing to have an unruly legisla ture on your hands when there is so much fun in sight.—Ortonville Herald- Star. Even the American board of foreign missions, supposed to be among God's elect, can't withstand the temptation to accept the proffer of $100,000 from John D. Rockefeller's ill gotten hoard. It is in the same line of conduct as leg islative bribe taking and puts the board of foreign missions on a level with Mr. Rockefeller. If it enjoys the feeling, it is welcome to it. —Winona Independent. If President Roosevelt is handing out any medals on the race suicide issue he should certainly remember Eli Ruelle of Houghton. Mich. Mr. Ruelle recent ly thought that he would like to be highway commissioner of his town and he won out. his seventeen sons helping out their father's aspirations by ped dling ballots at the polls.—Blue Earth County Enterprise. The grand dukes of the beef, coal and Iron trust argue that it is awfully wicked to interfere with their "divine" right to regulate them, but like their class in Russia, If they know when they are well off they will yield before the people rise up and. figuratively speak ing, sweep them off the earth.—Free born County Standard. Partlsanism seems to blind some legislators. A bill introduced in the senate places the governor's private secretary on the salary list and re quires the fees collected to be turned into the state treasury. Better wait until there is a change In the politi cal complexion of the secretary.—Le Sueur News. The house judiciary committee has reported that the Dorsey bill to prohi bit contributions to campaign funds, is unconstitutional. The bill is therefore shelved and the suffering corporations will be held up for contributions in the future as in the past.—Arlington En terprise. The house goes on record for the whipping post for wife beaters. The man who beats his wife is a bar barian, and the legislature believes that the punishment should be of the barbaric kind. Limber up the lash.— St. Cloud Journal-Press. Mrs. Cassle L. Chadwick was sen tenced by the judge to ten years in the Ohio penitentiary. Now she is to write a book telling how she did it. Give her another ten years.—Little Falls Tran script. The business affairs of the city of St. Cloud were never better managed thar. at present—under a Democratic mayor and council. What reason is there for a change?— St. Cloud Times. « » Among the Merrymakers * ■ 4 A Fine Variety - "I was eating my supper the other evening in a little Kentucky hotel." said A. B. Conway, at the Willard hotel last night, "when a neatly dressed country girl who was waiting on the table, came up and asked if I would have dessert. I inquired what kind of dessert she had, and she replied: " 'We have pie." ■ 'You may bring me a piece of pie,' I said, and she inquired: " 'What kind do you want?' " 'What kinds have you?' " 'We have three —open top. cro?g barred and kivered, but they are all ap ple," she said, apparently very proud of having so wide a variety for me to select from. —Louisville Courier Journal. Glimpses of Gehenna 'Who are those fellows that I see pedal ing around that white hot track on flam ing wheels?" I asked the big boss of the nether foundry wfcen I dreamed that the train I'd taken In the underground had sunk with me on a brief trip into hades. "They are the chaps who up on earth promoted six day bicycle races." said the big^>os.s. grinning with real satisfaction. "Who are the fellows leaning on the rail and grinning at them through the smoke?' I asked. "Those are the chaps who used on earth to ride in those same matches for one ten thonsandth of the gate receipts and find their ow n doctor's bill." he made reply.—Judge. The Refugee Jean Valjean was living In the sewer. "Mrs. V. is cleaning house,"' he tersely explained. Herewith the other husbands wondered why they hadn't thought of the sc-hame before. —New York Sun. Quite a Jeicester An impertinent gallant of Leicester Mit a lady, and thus he addreicester, "Let my arms be a nicest Where your head loves to reicest." So she ran to his breicest where he preicester. —Answers. Trying to Be Kindly "Do you think that some of the modern novels cause people to adopt criminal ca reers?" "No." answered Miss Cayenne. "They are pretty bad, but not bad enough to tempt anybody to desperation."—Wash ington Star. In Turkey A Turk with nine wives in his harem. Turned a mouse loose one day, just to scare 'em. But the ladies "stood pat." They were moved not by that To lift up their skirts. They don't wear 'em. —Chicago Post. Bullish Patient—But I thought your price for an appendicitis operation was only $300? Specialist—Oh. that was yesterday's quotation. The market opened this morn ing at 335 and advanced briskly to 337 ft. — Puck. At St. Paul Theaters Klaw & Erlanger's production of the beauty spectacle, "Mother Goose." is at the Metropolitan this week. This colossal presentation has set up two big standards for other productions in this country, a standard of magnitude and of gorgeousness. It is the largest and most elaborately staged spectacu lar production ever shown in this city. The spectacle is advertised as "more than three shows in one." and this claim is well founded, for each act pre sents a measure of entertainment quite equal to most theatrical productions of its class and more gorgeous than any, no matter what class. It is in three parts, or acts, not marked by periods in the story, but by scenes of especial magnificence. It is plentifully sup plied with rollicking fun and clever satire on modern manners and cos tumes, not too subtle in quality to be appreciated by the thousands of youngsters as well as the grownups. The company of comedians is one of the best ever shown in a Drury Lane production. Joe C'awthfcrne's humor ous methods in the title role are more pronounced than any character in which this clever comedian has heretofore been seen. There will be a matinee to day and Saturday, but no performance Saturday evening. Tomorrow morning the sale of seats opens at the Metropolitan for the en gagement of Henrietta I'rosinaii, which begins next Monday nisht and con tinues for a week. Miss C'rosman'a visit has awakened decided interest, and there is a general desire to see this gifted artist. Her fame is so great that a great treat will be expected from her performances, and that the public will not be disappointed is assured from the popularity she enjoys in New York and the east, where she has spent the greater part of the last five years. During her week in this city Miss Crosman will be seen in "Mistress Nell" and in the double bill of 'Nance Oldtteld" and "Madeline." "Mistress Nell" will be the offering Monday Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights and at the Saturday matinee. Friday and Saturday nights the pro gramme will be "Nance Oldfleld" and "Madeline." Creatore and his Italian band will be heard here in concert at the Metro politan Sunday evening next, and the quality of the music to be heard may be judged somewhat from the extraor dinary preparations Creatore made for his western trip. The band was re moved from the road for four weeks over the holiday season, during which time exacting rehearsals were held every day. Seats ready tomorrow. At the matinee of "Fame and For tune," Terry McGovern's new play at the Grand today at 2:30, there is an opportunity for the ladies to see not only a clever play, but also a real box ing contest. The McGovern-Pedlar Palmer battle for the championship of the world is reproduced. Aside from this scene, which of course is the spec tacular feature, the play contains com edy and a love story. On Friday even- Ing local boxing enthusiasts will be given a chance to see the clever local boxer. George Barton, meet McGovern in a three round exhibition. "Dangers of Working Girls" comes to the Grand next week, starting Sun day afternoon. The various scenes in the drama are laid in New York city. There are four acts and eight scenes, all of which require picturesque set tings. Robie's Knickerbocker Rurlesquers are entertaining the patrons of the Star this week with a breezy two act comedy, entitled "Riley's Speech." The customary ladies' matinee will be given Friday afternoon. PRESIDENT AMENDS CIVIL SERVICE RULES Postoffice Cashiers and Finance Clerks and Laborers Are Concerned WASHINGTON, April 4.—Before leaving here the president signed sev eral papers amending the civil service rules. Under one of these orders per sons employed in foreign territory con tiguous to the United States, will be appointed only through competitive examination. Cashiers and finance clerks in postofflees throughout the country, of which there are but about 360, are taken out of the excepted class and hereafter will be filled by promotions. It is provided that n:) cashier or finance clerk who was ap pointed without examination shall ac quire any of the rights or privileges of employes appointed through compet itive examinations, except on the recommendation of the postmaster gen- An additional order affects persons employed as laborers and engaged in doing clerical work in the executive departments. % It brings all such per sons Into the* competitive division and it is directed that under no circum stances whatever shall any unclassified laborer be assigned to classified work. It provides that laborers who in con nection with their usual duties are to perform work of the grade performed by classified employes shall be ap pointed upon certificate of the civil service commission from eligibles in the manner provided by the civil serv ice rules. DECIDES THAT ITALIAN WOMAN MUST HANG New Jersey Supreme Court Shows No Mercy to Mrs. Valentina NEW YORK. April 4.—Anna Valen tina. who was convicted of the murder of R. Palqueza, at Lodi, N. V., a year ago, and whose attorneys have been making every effort to save her from the gallows, today was resentenced to be hanged Friday, May 12. Sentence was passed by Judge Garretson in the supreme court at Hackensack, N. J. Mrs. Valentina's lawyers will make an other appeal to the board of pardons and should that fail may appeal to the United States supreme court on the ground that she was deprived of her constitutional rights. Wickes' Son Gets Least CHICAGO, April 4.—Under the will of Thomas H. Wickes, vice president of the Pullman company, the largest leg acy goes to Hugh P. Walden. a nephew. Mr. Walden's share in the estate in cludes the residence in Prairie ave nue, valued at $15,000, an additional $30,000, twenty-one lots in Hammond, Ind.. and personal effects, aggregating $60,000. The estate is valued at $230. --000. Thomas H. Wickes Jr. of Kansas City, Mo., only son of the testator, is bequeathed an annuity of $500, that will cease at his death. The daughters. Laura Annette Wickes Felt and Flor ence Wickes Johnston, will divide the income on $100,000. less the $500 an nuity bequeathed their brother. Leg acies are given to other relatives and charitable institutions. Represents Ail Farmers ROME. April 4.—The general com mittee of the Universal Institute of Ag riculture met today for the first time. Interior Minister Tittoni and Agricul tural Secretary Ravogni were present. Secretary Ravogni welcomed the dele gates and expressed the friendly inten tions of Kins Victor Emmanuel in ad vocating the institute. Many countries have given authority to be represented at the conference to be held in May. News Condensed ^" s—There i a a rumor that Foreign Minister Delcasse will accompany Presi dent Loubet when the latter meets Ki'r.tr Kdward on his passage through France Much signincance will attach to M Del casses presence on this occasion owing to the Moroccan question. King Edward is going to Copenhagen to be with King Christian on the latter's eighty-third birthday. Paris—The cabinet minister considered the joint representations of American in surance companies relative to the execu tion of the new insurance law. The com panies have been informed that the min istry of commerce intends to give retrac tive effect to the law. thus requiring tho purchase of French securities as a guar antee of all past insurance taken out in Topeka. Kan.—Chief Justice Johnston •»*<&! su Preme court has issued an alter native writ of mandamus requiring T. T. w- -2n sta f u\l r^-surer. and E. E. Jewett. Anrr i"l c Penitentiary, to appear April 1. and show cause why they should or" Sr l>o"Js- Provided for in the state i vU"*[y ,to W. A decision on the val 'utt> of the law is desired. and\ n r^ ton""}lini^ Grl P of Sweden u£>miZV± y an^ actln& Secretary of State tarv t\ n c SI^ ned a treat >' supplemen the n u^r,« he ,'' xiitm extradition treaty. ventVon ° which Ls to bHn S the con chSn^ n? V «>nfo™*ity with recent cnanges of law m both countries. cial inni, ani/ 'r, liua whUh made a spe- VV ashington—The Panama .anal com mission completed its or K ani Z ati'm\ ■"_ solving to continue the clerical force fo the present and by formally adopting the orders of the president and the secreter? of war as resolutions In order to give them effect as acts of the commission! Washington—By a vote of 65 to ;u the Baltimore conference of the M E church instructed its committee on Sunday ob servance to incorporate >n its report m structions to ministers not to contribute sermons or Sunday school lessons to Sun aay newspapers. \Villemstad—Senor Lucas Geballero, the i olomblan minister who was not received by President Castro of Venezuela, has sailed for New York. It is reported that he is charged with a diplomatic mission relating to possible trouble between Co lombia and Venezuela. Cleveland O.— The question of a wage scale ror the longshoremen on the great lakes lias been referred to committee composed of representatives of the dock managers and the longshoremen The committee will meet today Fulton, Kv-A mob twice attempted to force the jail here in an effort to lynch three negroes who are charged with shoot ing Officer Baker. Mayor Wall, members of the city council and citizens defended the prisoners and defeated the mob. San Francisco—John Hays Hammond the mining engineer and representative of Ouggenheim syndicate, has secured the control of the OrovUle Gold Dredging and Exploration company by ousting an oppo sition which heretofore baa maintained the direction of affairs. "\allejo. CaL—Sub-Lieut Andre Kara Dyiijan. the third of the Russian officers who broke their parole and returned to Russia, lias reported here to Rear \d miral McCalla and renewed his persona] parole. Corry, Pa.—T,ester Henry, an Indian, said to he a graduate of the Carlisle school, kflled one Indian with a shotgun and wounded half a dozen others before his arrest. Henry had a quarrel with his sweetheart, Willemstadt—Thro* of the five Dutch sailors who have been Imprisoned Illegally in Venezuela for seven months. anil against whose detention the Dutch gov ernment had protested, have been re leased. Atlanta. 111.—The 4 year old son Of Frank Maupin was burned to death in a fire which destroyed a carpenter shop. The father was fatally burned trying to rescue his son. Peoria, 111.—One hundred elders and minister of the German Reformed church from Illinois, lowa. North Dakota and Minnesota are here attending the annual conference. Monte Carlo—Fiank Stevens and Louis Hay, two Americana who live In London, have sustained severe Injuries as the re sult of an automobile accident. Hagerstown, Md.—Efforts to check the forest flre raging on South mountain have been futile and the mountain people aro praying for rain. Vienna—Dr. Richard HelnseL professor of philology ;it the university here, com mitted suicide by shooting. Cause ill health. Lorenzo Marques, East Africa—Lord MUner, the retiring governor of the Trans vaal, has sailed for Great Britain. Harbin—There is no truth in the report that the explosion of a bomb here killed seventy-five men. Have Medals for Americans WASHINGTON. April 4.—As a great many Americans were In the British army during the Boer war. Consul General Brig ham has supplied the state department at the request of the South African authori ties with a list of the various military or ganizations engaged in that war, th.> members of which are entitled to medals of honor and full pay as soon as regular application shall b<- muuV for them. The British authorities request that this In formation be furnished for the benefit of would b- applicants In this country, and Hats will appear shortly in the advance sheets of the consular reports. Caroenters Vote on Merger INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. April ».—At the headquarters of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, a committee la canvassing votes cast by .tin.* locals on the proposition to unite with the Amal gamated Association of Carpenters of England, under the plan drawn up by Adolph Strasses of Chicago. The com mittee will probably not complete It until the end of the week. The members of the committee are W. H. Cranston, Co lumbus, O.; Phil Carlin, Minneapolis, and J. S. Seigfried. Philadelphia. Enjoins Insurance Company CLEVELAND. 0., April 4.—An effort was made by Atty. Gen. Wade Ellin of Ohio In common pleas court here to force th.» Mutual Home Fire Insurance com pany of this city Into the hands <<( n re ceiver. Proceedings were commenced to day by R. J. Mauck, representing the at torney general's office. The petition fur i receiver alleges that the liabilities the assets. Judge Neff issued an injunc tion restraining the company from re ceiving o r paying out any money and continuing the injunction until April I.'. Gov. Brady Must Resign WASHINGTON, April 4.—A conditional request has been made upon John <;. Brady, governor of Alaska, fur his resig nation. The suggestion was forwarded by Secretary Hitchcock under the direc* ttOO of the president a month since, but no response has been received. The re quest grows out of the bet that Gov. Brady is Identified with a mining com pany which is extensively engaged in ad vertising its affairs. Frenchmen Appeal CARACAS. Venezuela, April 4.— Tho French Cable company today appealed from the decision of the president of the highest court to the entire court. March 31 President Arnal of the highest court decided that ihe cable company had for feited its franchise by failure to fulfill its part of the contract. Tho cable company brought counter suit against the govern ment for damages sustained by the com pany In the Matoa revolution, which waa suppressed. He'll Irrigate for Indians WASHINGTON. April 4.—Under the law of the last congress creating the of fice of chief engineer of the Indian Irriga tion service the secretary of the interior has designated Inspector W. H. Code tot the position.