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The St. Paul Globe THE 01/>BE CO.. PUBXJSHgRa Entered at Postoffice at St. Paul.- Minn.. ;', a3 Second Matter. tT== TELEPHONE?-CALLS' . Northwestern—Business. IOCS Main. Editorial. ?* Main. • V' Twin City—Business. 1066; Editorial. 78. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. ; By Carrier—Monthly Rate Only £>aiiy only 40 cents, par month Pally and Sunday.... .60 cents per month Sunday 20 cents per month COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS By Mall. I I mo. 16 tops. moaT i»aily only .26 I $1.60 I *3.00 Daily and Sunday .. .36 2.00 I ; 4.00 Sunday «>.-> ...\ .20 1.10 1 8.00 EASTERN REPRESENTATIVE W. J. MORTON. 160 Nassau St.. New York City. 17 Washington St.. Chicago. ' THE ST.PAUL DAILY GLOBE'S circulation Is now the larg est morning circulation In St. Paul. V/IORE copies of the St. Paul '• * Globe than of any other morning newspaper in St. Paul or Minneapolis are delivered by carriers to regular paid subscrib ers at their homes. THE St. Paul Sunday Globe is now acknowledged to be the best Sunday Paper In the North west and has the largest circu lation. ADVERTISERS get 100 per »■ cent more in results for the money they spend on advertising in The Globe than from any other paper. I~HE Globe circulation Is ex * elusive, J^ccause It Is the only Democratic Newspaper of gen eral circulation in the Northwest. ADVERTISERS 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. FRIDAY, Af'RIL 28, 1905 FACING A DEFICIT The national government has fallen Into those financial straits that were clearly pointed out by the Democracy during the last campaign, but were ig nored both by Republican leaders and by the people. For the first time since the early days of the first McKinley ad ministration the federal treasury faces a deficit. Last year there was a small nominal surplus. This year up to date the deficit promises to be anywhere from $20,000,000 to $35,000,000. Beyond that gaps, a ho]e whose width and depth nobody darc-s to measure. This unwholesome condition of the rational finances is not due to acci dent or to any temporary circumstance. It is the legitimate and necessary out come of Republican policies of utter extravagance. All the figures to prove that a such condition existed were be fore the last congress. In the face of them it made appropriations far in excess of the maximum possible rev enue, and left the treasury to battle •with its difficulties as best it might. Exactly as the administration of Har rison closed with a financial' crisis which the Cleveland administration had lo meet, and for which it bore the Maine, so the last eight years of Re publican rule closed with another crisis less acute, but one with which the Re publican party this time will have to grapple. There are two perfectly obvious and easy methods by which the situation might be met and the difficulty cured. The first is a reduction In expenditure. That is the policy toward which any safe business enterprise would imme diately turn. The country is spending it least 50 per cent more money every year than is necessary. Prodigality is the rule in every department and In every direction. Without the sacrifice of a single interest or the crippling of a single, agency, we could cut off from $200,000,006 a year upward from our expense,account and the public service would be all the better for it. If graft were weeded out, sinecures abolished, if a whote army of supernumeraries at "Washington and elsewhere were dis charged and obliged to earn their own living:, and if the boodle bills were held ujucmd done to death in congress, the country would have at the end of the nest year a bigger surplus than it would kjiow what to do with. The 'second remedy, though not so proper and desirable, would be equally effective in a different way. Even on the present basis of extravagant ex penditure a revenue equal to our enor mous demand might be provided by a proper revision of the tariff. Receipts from customs fall off constantly be cause importations are prohibited by high duties levied for the benefit of home trusts. The original McKinley act, raising the tariff wall higher than It had ever been built before, was prop erly enfifled "An act to reduce reve nue." As raising the tariff reduces revenue, so lowering it replenishes the treasury. We might at the same time relieve the home consumer, embarrass the trust, help the people, suppress favoritism and supply ourselves with ample revenue by tariff reduction. Neither of these remedies is the Re publican pany able to apply. It is too thoroughly saturated with corruption to reform expenses. It is too utterly sold to the trusts, too entirely their personal property, to be able to re form the tariff against their opposi tion. What it will have to do will be either to reimpose the war taxes or issue bonds. As even its impudence is scarcely equal to the latter course, we shall probably hear the suggestion, in the richest country in the world. In a time of profound peace, in an era when economy is most practicable, of a prop osition to burden the people with those taxes which are rfserved alj over the world for a time of national stress and a life and death struggle. To this plight has the country been reduced by Republican incapacity, mismanagement and dishonesty. This time, thank for tune, it is the. Republican party that must stand up before the people, con fess its responsibility and swallow its medicine. Senator Alger is safd to be out of danger. Perhaps they gave him the boracic acid treatment. DASH YIELDS TO CAUTION There is the moat marked contrast possible between the conduct of the present stage of the war between Rus sia and Japan and the policy that marked its earlier period. At the be ginning Japan carried everything be fore her with a dash. All her opera tions were marked by extraordinary alertness, and her advantages were largely a result of surprise. With an instantaneous and unexpected blow she swept the greater part of Russia's navy from the sea. Later on, when the remnants issued from Port Arthur, the Japanese ships gave them no res pite, but pounded them to pieces be fore they could make an escape. The greater seriousness of the sit uation is witnessed by the substitu tion of extreme caution for this bril liant policy of sudden and repeated at tacks. Rojestvensky has bet-n within striking distance of Togo for nearly two weeks- past. His whereabouts have been known and the progress of his vessels duly chronicled. We can not assume that an enemy so alert and so well informed as Japan has not been advised at every point and at all times. Yet there was no general ac tion. The separate Russian squad rons have been allowed to proceed on their way and to carry out their plans for a junction. On the other hand, the position and the plans of the Japanese have been carefully shrouded in mystery. Xo one knows where Togo's vessels have been lying, where he has chosen to meet the issue, or whether he prefers a policy at the last of swift and annih;!ating attack or one of hanging upon the out skirts of the enemy and harrying him to destruction by incessant attacks from a distance. All we do know is that delay has been deliberately in vited. It is not unreasonable to assume that the Japanese scheme is to have the next great naval battle fought at a place of their own. choosing and near their own base of supplies. This is the only supposition on which we can ex-. plain the advance of Rojestvensky so far and so long without any hostile demonstration. It remains to be seen, however, whether or not Japan intends at any time to risk the terrible calam ity of a general defeat if that should happen. The world is still waiting, as it has been for weeks past, for news from the China sea. The most in teresting, and perhaps the most fate ful, moment of the whole war is at hand. Hay may come back and resume the helm of state, but Taft will continue to sit on the lid of polittcs. AN UNFORTUNATE DIFFERENCE The difference between Norway and Sweden appears to be irreconcilable. The Norwegian government has for a long time insisted that it was given inferior place in the union and has voiced a demand for separate consular representation. This has now hard ened into an issue. The government has been unable to obtain any con cession from Norway, and has referred the whole matter to the council of state, a body composed of both Swedes and Norwegians. Norway insists that she is not seeking a dissolution of the union, but holds to her original posi tion. We are apt to think too lightly in this country of the cause of difference. Our own consular service is not much in the public eye, and it seems to us rather a trifling affair whether a con sular representative should belong to one country or the other. Looking a little closer one may see that this may have a very vital appearance to Norway. The consular service does have an important influence upon for eign trade." Its investigation of con ditions and its recommendations tor the improvement of home industry have a strong effect. Given two am bitious and rather Jealous peoples, working side by side and conscious of commercial rivalry, each may easily regard this issue as vital. Still, self-interest would seem to dictate a reconcilement. Norway and Sweden have nothing in the world but the self-interest of the rest of Europe to rely upon as a defense against Rus sia. The fate of Finland stares them in the face. That fate Russia' has destined for them also in the slow moving but unyielding course of her diplomacy. Only the knowledge that other nations would interfere prevents # the absorption of the Scandinavian peninsula by the Muscovite. Some day that condition may fall. In some moment of great upheaval the other nations may be too desperately con- THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. FRIDAY. APRIL 28. 1905 cerned about their own affairs to up hold the interests of Norway and Sweden. It would be the part of wise policy, as well as a help to that na tional unity through which Scandi navia's greatness must be preserved, to make any concession that might be necessary for preserving: harmony at home. Will Mr. Lincoln Steffens please cast his eagle eye m the direction of Anoka? A NEW REGIME WANTED We seem to need the application of a new rule to employes in public offices everywhere throughout this country- It may seem a trifling matter to haggle over the hours of labor of petty clerks in petty places, but in reality this gives the key to the entire system. It is not a minor reform, but one of the first magnitude; and one which we will have to accomplish before the public serv ice is placed upon a proper basis. Some of the employes up at the cap itol are said to be dissatisfied because those engaged in another office get away at 4 o'clock, while they have lo remain until later. They are agitating for shorter hours, and doubtless will get them. The same rule holds good everywhere. Hours and conditions of labor In the federal departments at Washington aYe scarcely less than scandalous. Public employment is made a private snap in many of these places in the strictest sense of the term. Hours are shortened to an extent which no private employer would dream of per mitting. Leaves of absence are liberal and easy to obtain. Allowances for sick time are made and permitted to accumulate until every employe may have a long summer vacation to him self. The result is that the details of the business of cities, states and na tion are conducted at a cost that would scandalize and bankrupt any private employer. It is without the slightest desire to injure any of these persons that we en ter a protest against the whole system. Just because the public is a good na tured animal, and men feel mean about quarreling with a few clerks over an hour or two in the day, the shiftless system has got itself established. The worst objectjon to it is not the cost of it to the people, but the idea which it spreads abroad that the state owes something to us all and may be imposed upon with impunity. Innocent as this is when these people entertain it. it is really the small seed of evil out of which grows the spreading tree of graft. There is no reason why employes of public service should be treated one whit differently in any respect from those in private employ. They ought to work the same number of hours re quired in similar businesses in the com munity. They ought to be paid the same rate of wages, no less and no more. There ought to be one rule for public and private employes. The sav ing in dollars and cents would be tre mendous, but even this is to be less regarded than the salutary effect of a regime under which every man and woman down to the smallest would feel that it is a first duty to the state to see that its business is done not only as efficiently, but as economically, with the smallest expenditure of money and of energy as that of the most carefully managed private concern. Andy Carnegie appears to count that day lost when he does not jar loose from a gob of it. MR. WU TING-FANG, REFORMER When the genial Wu Ting-fang was head of the Chinese legation in Wash ington he had much to say in well bred criticism of our manners and our morals. Official life in China seems to be fully as uncertain as It is here and a great deal more dangerous, and if rumor in his case be correct Mr. Wu's existence has been a bit strenu ous since his return; but apparently he has triumphed over his foes, for he now comes forward in the guise of re former, and it is not vanity alone that makes us think that he is indebted to this country for the spirit which ha 9 prompted these reforms. They smack of the west, at any rate, for they seek to do away with barbarous methods of punishment. To be a criminal is not pleasant, that is if one is caught, in any country, bitf it is particularly unpleasant in <hina. where they make a specialty of torture and where the agony of an offender is frequently prolonged to make a celes tial holiday. The memorial which Mr. Wu has presented to the heaven-born who occupies the throne substitutes decapitation for slicing to death, does away with branding and abolishes the disconcerting fashion of exposing the heads and bodies of criminals after execution. It contains other important provisions, the adoption of which will make the Chinese criminal code much pleasanter reading. There is perhaps no other nation on the face of the earth so slow to change Its ways as China. Reverence for the past is the foundation stone of the empire, but the versatile Mr. Wu seems to have grounds for believing that re form is possible, and the fact that he has framed the memorial is indication that he at least thinks some good can come out of the west. So far as we are able to judge, the average celestial's attitude toward the Occident is a con temptuous one. One reform, however, paves the way for many others, and it Is not beyond the range of proba bility that the next century will see many of our milder customs adopted by th« rlow moving Chinamen. Contemporary Comment] Ancient Survival Proposed at Albany There is pending at Albany a bill for the abolition in this state of a custom that survives from medieval times, or from a remoter period, imprisonment for debt. To many people of the state it will come as a surprise to be in formed that it is possible here to im prison a man for debt. It seems a cus tom so utterly out of Joint with tbe times that it should have been abol ished long ago. It brings back sugges tion* of Little Dorrit and the Marshal sea prison in London, with all the gro tesque cruelties and cruel humors of that living tomb. Such, in a small measure, is the Ludlow street jail in New York, where there are at present imprisoned six debtors, who are main tained by the city at a <per capita ex pense of 150 per day, or $*0« in all. simply to vent the spite of some venge ful creditor. —Utica (N. V.) Observer. Kansas City Quits Border Ideas The lawless saloon may fit in all right with the "romantic" environment of a new oii "diggins" or a Skagway or Nome, but it is distinctly and un compromisingly "Jay" in Kansas City It is as though one should wear tan shoes or a four iir hand with evening clothes. There can be nothing but ;i genuine sense of satisfaction that this never felicitous relic of pioneer days has gone. The saloonkeepers ought to be thankful enough that they are able to maintain it so long beyond its ap propriate time for disappearance. But now, thanks to Gov. Folk and his po lice commissioners, it has disappeared, and thanks to public opinion it will not make its reentry. Kansas City bids farewell, a long farewell, to the "jay" idea of "wide open," lawless license.— Kansas City Star. Nothing to Learn From Glasgow The marvelous "expert" m-ho Is to come to tell us how to run street cars may know something about the rela tions of companies to the municipal ity, but he does not know half so much about street car management as a hundred good men who may be picked out at random in a dozen American cities. There is more to be learned about street car operation in Boston, New York and Washington than any body in Glasgow ever knew. We can Just imagine one of the Glasgow arks, two .stories high, running about five miles an hour, with an overhead trol ley, lumbering along one of our impor tant business streets. If there were not a riot, there would be a conflagration before the cur got back to the barn. and th<- car would be in the middle of the blaze.—Chicago Tribune. The New Democracy The new Democracy, "radicalism. If you please," as Mr. Bryan says, won a glorious victory in Chicago Tuesday. We may accept this election as* the sign of the times. Democracy is going to the limit. We shall not stop with the trust question or with the railroad question, says Mr. Bryan. Radicalism stops with no question, for it means opportunism. That is what the party will stand for, accommodating itself to its opportunities. It means, also, great victories—victories that are to tally unexpected by those whose camp Democracy is now invading. This is not so mucn a prophecy as a logical de duction from welf known precedents.— Mobile (Ala.) Register. France Will Be Cautious It is not probable that France will go to any extjeme lengths in favor of its Russian ally, and it is very likely that in order to prevent chances of an open rupture Great Britain will represent to the French its obligations to Japan as set forth in most succinct fashion in the treaty of alliance, offensive and defen sive, made between Great Britain anl Japan before the war now on began.— Cleveland Leader. Japan's Great Record The military record made by the Japanese is a record breaker. Such work has never been done before. The record made by Japanese statesmen and diplomats has been just about as good. It will be very freely confessed that no other nation can produce more able and tactful generals and admiral* than the dozen who have led the war against Russia. — Galveston Daily News. Can't Control His Curves The difference seems to be about this: When the president tackles a bear, the animal ceases from troubling. When he tackles the octopus, the crit ter goes right on giving: more trouble than before.—Kansas City Journal. PERSONAL MENTION ; Ryan— and Mrs. T. E. Farrow. Yel lowstone Park; William J. Knepp Kansas City; C. O. Davidson. Boise: Charles S. Doychert. Spokane: L. E. Emerson. La Crosse; C. L. Melter. Butte: P. E Brad shaw. Superior; -C. J. Lesure and wife. Duluth. Merchants—George A. Ralph. Crookston; J. Wallace. Dcs Moines; L. J. Prescott. Manila; Mrs. Ware and children. Seattle; A. G. Grenameyer. Sioux City: W. P. Ful lerton. Seattle; J. M. Con way. Billings: Charles Norton. Winona; W. M. Orcutt. Sioux City. .. - ..;. Windsor— B. Dugherty. Duluth; Charles Batcher. Staples; W. W. Ifcßrtde Milwaukee; S. P. Gilbert;. Burlington. la ; J. Cornlle and wife. Gaylord. Minn.: K. Krueger. Alvord, la.; J. A. Maeee. Seattle. J TODAY'S WEATHER t WASHINGTON. April 2T.—Forecast: For Minnesota and Wisconsin —Showers and thunderstorms Friday and Saturday; fresh south, shifting to west winds. For Upper Michigan— Friday with rising temperatures; Saturday show ers, light to fresh south winds. ' For Montana and North Dakota— and warmer Friday; Saturday fair.. For South Dakota*—Fair Friday and Sat urday. For —Showers and thunderstorms Friday and Saturday. 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 ejevation): Barometer. 29.58; relative hu midity. 79; weather, cloudy: maximum temperature. 64; minimum temperature. 54; daily range. 10; mean temperature. 59; 7 p. m. temperature. 64; wind at 7 p.m., south; amount of precipitation, trace. . Yesterday's temperatures at - other points: •BpmHigh| — *BpmHigh Alpena 44 54 Los Angeles .. .64 72 ' Bismarck ....58 60 Madison 62 62 ; Buffalo 58 66 Marquette ....44 50 Boston 46 56 Memphis 80 82 Chicago 46 54, Medicine Hat .52 52 Cincinnati ....63 70 Milwaukee ....46 52 Cleveland 58 68 Minnedosa ....56 58 Davenport ...66 68 Montreal 54 60 Denver 72 72 Moor head .....56 58 Dcs Moines ..70 7:.'. New "Orleans . 78 84 Duluth 34 38 New York 6070 El Paso ...."rr76 SO Omaha ..• 68 74 Escanaba ....46 54 San Francisco. 64 "66 Galveston 79 80|St. Louis 72 74 .Grand Rapids .64 72 Salt Lake ....64 66 Green Bay ...60 60 San Antonio ..80 84 Havre 50 52 San Diego ...62 68! Helena 42 48. S. Ste. Marie.. s6 68' Huron ...'... 64 64 1 Washington ..64 "74 Jacksonville .80 86 i Winnipeg ._..54 64 Kansas City ..78 84 •Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul). River Bulletin—B a. m. Danger Gauge Change In , Stations. - - Line. Reading. 24 hours. St.. Paul ........ 14 3.9 0.0 La Crosse 10 .4.5 —0.2 Daveni>ort .. .'. 15 £*?CtS&££~- • "Bt.Loouts ..........30 14.4 *.0.7 - —Fan. ? Rise. River Forecast— Mississippi river at St. Paul will remain nearly stationary. What the Editors Say If the thing keeps on the great ma jority of Minnesota Republicans wfll be placed on the list of gubernatorial can didates long before the nert.state con vention arrives. The latest mentioned are Joel P. Heatwole and Frank M» Eddy, although the latter is also on the list of congressional candidates in the Sixth district. To the fellows who are "fixing up things," Editor Alvah East man sends out this note of warning: "The gentlemen who are endeavor ing to build up a political machine for the Republican party of Minnesota should understand at the beginning tliat it cannot be successfully done by having dead ones in command. The g. o. p. is very lively, and Is not ready for Its funeral."—Winona Republican. The Standard Oil trust claims to have invested $10,0*0.000 in Kansas, but Commissioner Garneld calls attention to the fact that it is assessed for only $L\S,OSO. It is thought this discovery wili hold Mr. Rockefeller for a while.— Sioux Fall* Argus-Leader. The new capitol is unsurpassed In the loveliness of its interior. Its ex terior Is not of white marble as we were led to believe it would be. but of a mottled variety. Were the super structure of the same splendid mate rial as the substructure, viz.. St. Cloud granite, it might not be quite so or nate as It is now. but it would not be so "ornery" twenty years hence.—Le Sueur Sentinel. Ah long as fond father* slave and ambitious mothers sacrifice so that fcolish daughters can hide the petti coats of poverty under a silk dress and crowd the doings of cheap society into the space in their heads which ought to be filled with plaint useful knowledge, a lot of girls are going to gt&w up with the idea that getting married means getting rid of care and responsibility instead of assuming it. — Ltster Prairie News. The haste with which the legislature parsed the new code resembles the hurry of the small boy which leads him to dump the whole armful of wood into the woodbox. at once, belter skel ter and some on the floor. In both cases a desire to finish a tiresome job and get away to play skeins to explain the rush. Meanwhile it may be for the people to repent at leisure.—Owatonna Journal. A number of Colorado men have dis covered a dMSJI way to get their names in the papers. They announce that they are to give President Roose wlt a hunting kniie, a saddle, or some thing in that line, and the enterprising Denver newspapers immediately print pictures of the gift and the donor and give an extended sketch of the tatter's life.—Aberdeen News. The Blue Earth post makes the error of confounding the governor's execu tive clerk and private secretary. It was the former. Mr. c'leve Van Dyke, who was burned recently while taking a bath. The latter. Bro. Frank Day. has been In hot water so frequently that he is not as thin skinned as Cleve. —Fairmont News. * The federal grand Jury investigating the business transactions of the beef trust are still at work. We shall soon find out just how little Mr. Secretary Garftpld knew about the beef trust aft er he had made his investigation.— Winona Independent. Babylon may be falling elsewhere, but in Nebraska It still stands secure, braced and buttressed and protected by a brutal and stupid Republican ma jority.—Omaha World-Herald. Among the Merrymakers Cats to Make Electricity One improv- ment might he suggested to the Indiana genius who proposes to utilize cats for the generation of an electric cur rent for lighting. He proposes to round up the tats nnd drive tiiem through a chute so they will pass under rotating brushes, which will abstract the desire.] current. If he < in but train mice to race through Urn chute ahead of them the cats might be drawn through by induction.—Chicago Tribune. Measured by Pipes While walking through Wiltshire a week or two ago a pedestrian asked a native how far it was to the next village, and received the curious reply: "About three pipes o' bacca." He subsequently found that wat'-hes and clocks were.very nire in that district, and that is was usual to indicate distance hy the number of pipes of tobacco one could smoke on the journey.—St. James Gazette. In Small and Great Things "So they smashed your laundry and loot ed your cash drawer." said the police judge. "They did." answered the intelligent Chinaman. "And what did you do?" "Nothing. They followed the usual cus tom and convinced me that it was to my Interest to remain neutral."—Washington Star. None Left to Chloroform "Shall we chloroform the old folks of the next generation?" asked the sage of Plunkville. ■If cigarettes an" tight lacin' keep their !it holts on the respective sexes," re torted the Pohick philosopher, "there ain't goin' to be no old folks in the next gen eration." —Plttsburg Post. The End of the Trouble" "I understand that Mrs. Jones has been cured of Insomnia. ' ••How?" 'There was a fire in the street the other night and she failed to wake up. Jones says klh* hasn't said a word about in somnia since." —New York Press. Best She Could Do The living skeleton at the dime must-urn had f.illen in love with the Warded lady. "No." she said, when he offered himself. "It is impossible. lam wedded to my art. I can never be anything more than a brother to you."—Chicago Tribune. Averaged the Same "Yes." say* the first beauteous damsel, "I had flve proposals at the reception last night." "I had but one." remarks the demure damsel, '"but it counted the same as five. The man stuttered."—Judge. An Affectionate Baby Friend—l suppose the baby Is fond of you ? Papa—Fond of me? Why. he sleeps all day when I'm not at home and stays up all nii?ht just to enjoy my society.— Town and Country- An Inquiry Chicagoan—lt's grossly exaggerated. There hasn't been a man sandbagged in Chicago in two months. Friend—You don't say! How do they knock 'em out now? Insurance Life is real, life is earnest. And the grave is not its goal; Rather 'tis to see which party Shall the surplus funds control. —New York Sun. Contagious She —Do you think worrying Is a dla ensf? He—Y«S. and the worst of it is. It's so fearfully catching.—Detroit Free Press. Accounting for It First Actor—Still in the legitimate, is he? Second Actor —Certainly. Hasn't had a chance to get into vaudeville. Defined "Pa. what does 'spurn' mean?" 'That, my boy. is what a man does to another man whom n« can't lick."—Puck. j At St. Paul Theaters f —.-.'" — _•■■.' —-—-; —: —~—r*! An American., comedy written by a skillful American playwright around an English earl sojourning incog, in one of New York's fashionable hotels, with a real Britisher in the role of the earl, was the Irresistible dramatic dish offered at the Metropolitan last night. It was heartily relished by a highly appreciative audience. - "The Earl of Pawtucket." which served to introduce a most amiable actor to local theatergoers, is the work of Augustus Thomas,- whose "Ala bama" endeared him to all Americans as a poetic playwright, . and whose "Arizona" appealed to their love of action and country. The admirable play er for whom this play might well have been written-is Liawrance D'Orsay, an Englishman of convincing and most agreeable personality." '■"'. , Inasmuch as the earl Is masquerad ing in this country under an assumed —that of a real Americandodg-" ing the payment of alimony and imag ines he is fooling everybody into be lieving he belongs on this side of the pond, because he has conned some American slang, every scene he has is rich with amusement. Thomas, who-knows so well how to supply pat and characteristic speeches, has fitted the earl with plenty of them. | and Mr. D'Orsay delivers them with j inimitable relish and genuine British j aplomb. . He is tall and manly is D'Orsay. with a tawny, drooping dragoonlike mustache, a quizzical expression, a most amiable smile, and a thoroughly genteel manner— not self-assertive, but never undignified, genial, but not ef fusive — short. a typical English gen tleman, who reserves his emotions for private exhibition. Such is the char acter the playwright conceived and such is the man that D'Orsay shows us. Without resorting to the conven tional methods of denoting surprise or consternation, D'Orsay depicts these sensations effectively by a mere drop ping of the head to one side, accom panied by an amazed stare. The laugh invariably follows, and thus the. v com edy, which might otherwise grow seri ous, is preserved. After the imitations of the accent of a well bred Englishman with which our stage is sorely afflicted that of Mr. D'Orsay comes as a relief. For aught the writer knows, Mr. D'Orsay may not be an Englishman, but his accent and modulation of voice sound so unmis takably British that it would require documentary evidence to prove the ac tor anything else. His speech to the audience after the second act was a clever and modest little talk in which the English accent was, if anything, more pronounced than in the charter of Montgomery Putnam. Mr. D'Orsay is surrounded by an ad- ! equate supporting company. Jane Pey- I ton was notably pleasing in the char acter of Harriet Fordyce,. who is the cause of the earl coming to America to woo under an assumed name. 'Miss Florence Robinson contributed a vig orous ,character sketch of Miss Jane Putnam, the maiden aunt, and the sis ter of Montgomery. A. P. Thomas was ; convincing in the role of Mr. Silas Hooper, whom the earl call "Oopah!" i — G. H. Vernon D'Arnalle, the baritone, who gave a recital last night 'at the Park Congregational church, has the gift of expression, a phrase that means much in j an artistic way, but which speaks loud- \ er of natural musical and tempera mental qualities. Before an audience almost extravagantly appreciative, al though of small proportions, he sang a programme that might have taxed the capabilities* of a more mature singer less richly endowed temperamentally. Mr. D'Arnalle, however, made small, matter of vocal difficulties and entered so thoroughly into the spirit of each song he interpreted that sympathy be tween himself and his audience was in-, stantly established, with the result that every genuine effect was heightened. The young singer's diction is irre proachable, he appears to enjoy a closer acquaintance with the French and Ger man languages than the average sing er and naturally his linguistic accom plishments add immeasurably to the value of his vocal art. The voice itself, by no means re markable for its range, is somewhat re markable for its quality. It possesses warmth and color and verve and lends itself readily to the expression of the most delicate shades of emotion. Schubert's "LJtanei." which Mr. D'Ar nalle sang last night, illustrated as well as anything else his ability to achieve the more subtile vocal effects. The old German ballad, "Edward," as admirably served to reveal the dramatic power of his voice. Perhaps the audience ob tained as much enjoyment from the group of old Brittany and other French folk songs as from anything else that was sung. Mr. D'Arnalle appears to have a fond ness for playing his own accompani ments and this is not an especially commendable penchant for a recitaUst to exhibit. ' The accompaniment for these folk songs, all of which he played. were nothing more than a few chords, however, and the baritone sang the quaint melodies so extremely well that there was no suggestion of a division of Interest and his accompanying, therefore, was no offense. The "Ange lus" was easily the gem of this group. Half of the programme was made up of German lieder which the singer :.s well qualified to interpret. The Strauss song, "Ach, weh mir Ungluckhaftem Mann." was among the more brilliant of these interpretations. Mr. d'Arnalle was very pood about responding to the encores which the audience eagerly demanded Franklin W. Krieger, who played the accompaniments last night, again dem onstrated his proficiency in this very valuable art. Throughout the pro gramme the piano was in close sympa thy with the voice and cleverly aided it in achieving brilliant vocal effects. With the exception of the accompani ments for the encores and the French group. Mr. Krieger played all the 'ac companiments last evening. This is ladies' day at the Star and the souvenirs will be given to each lady in the audience at each of the performances. The bill is strong in vaudeville specialties and in.- burlesque is well worth seeing. Echo of Bank Failure Gustav Willius, as receiver for the Germania bank, has begun suit in the district court against Q. C. May, to recover $3,400, alleged due on an as sessment of $100 per share on the cap ita* stock of the bank, of which May was possessor of thirty-four shares at the time that the bank became in solvent in 18W. Deny Theft of Nails John Ryan ami If. Halpin. arrested Wednesday charged with stealing three kegs of ten penny nails from an un finished residence on Lincoln avenue, pleaded not guflty to tho charge of larceny in the police court yesterday, and their cases were continued for a week. Proud of Being Tramp John Beaumont, who claims to be a real "hobo," stole several gas fixtures from a house near Dale street and University avenue Wednesday. John will spend the next sixty days at the wbrks. Funeral of C. E. Dickerman The funeral of C. E. Diokerman. who died at St. Joseph's hospital Wednes day ni<ht. afjer undergoing an opera tion, will be held from the family res idence, 183 Neisou avenue, at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The interment will be at Oakland cemetery. F. G. BIGELOW Go[B INTO BANKRUPTCY Private Business Methods Lax and Debts Exceed Three Millions MILWAUKEE. Wis., April 27.—The latest step in the career of Frank G. Bigelow. the former bank president! who defaulted In the sum of a million and a half of dollars, is the filing of a Petition in involuntary bankruptcy. The revised schedules show a total lia bility of $3,277,000, of which $1,975,000 is wholly or in part secured. Of the remainder $1,110,000 Is a secondary liability on notes and bills discounted in which Bigelow figures as indorser' These items are notes of the National Electric company, the Grand Rapids fcdison company and S. W. Watkius and are evidently connected with, th* financing of the National Electric com pany. The balance. $1!>2.000, repre sents unsecured loans, the largest one being an indebtedness of $100 000 to the Broadhead estate, of which Ri~e low was executor. The assets of the banker arc esti mated at $1.549.800, against which a homestead exemption of $5,000 is plac eu" «The rest of tne assets consist chiefly of stock in various Industrial and other enterprises and I.UOO acres of coal land in Huerfano county ('..!., valued at $100,000. The schedule states that he has no cash on hand. Kept No Memoranda Nearly every brink from which Rise low borrowed money exacted ample security before the loans were nego tiated. The tiling of the schedules re vealed that Bigelow. who has been looked upon as a model of business sa gacity, pursued startlingly loose meth ods in the transaction of his private business. He was not positive of the names of several of his creditors and had no memoranda with which to re fresh his mejaory. Evidently he had no syste, n ( ,f keeping a record of his financial transactions. Under the bankruptcy laws the turn ing over by Bigelow of $300,000 worth of property as a restitatlonary meas ure to the hank Is null and void. th> transfer having been made within four months of the filing of the petition In bankruptcy. This, however, will not af the bank, the directors having more than made up the entire defi ciency caused by the defalcations of the pi esMent. Today Judge Andres appointed the Wis ism Trust & Security company receiver of the bankrupt estate <>c Frank Q. Bigelow. This action was taken because one of the life Insur ance pollcj premiums upon the life of Blgelffw became due today and had to •be paid In order to prevent it from lapsing. . Owes Still Others li Is reported that Bigelow is heavily Indebted t-> several well known Mil waukeeans whose names do not appear in the schedules. A trustee will be appointed by the creditors of the es tate. The step taken by the former financier is looked upon l>y his friends as the only logical course he could possibly have pursued under the cir cumstances. While bankruptcy proceedings star tled this community the news did not cause the slightest excitement in bank ing circles in Milwaukee, and business Is being conducted as though no dis turbance had ever happened. John I. Biggs and J. EL Vandyke Jr., tora of the First National bank, were today elected president and vice president, respectively, of the National I Electric company, s. \v. Watkins, the former president, resigned and Mr. Bigelow and others were dropped from the directorate of that company. I News Condensed I.ouis. ilie. Ky.—The board of bishops ot" the Methodist Episcopal chinch has begun the transaction^ of business here and the Southern Methodist Episcopal bishops will rather today. Action will bo taken on the reports of commissions of the northern board, to which was al lotted tin work of compiling a universal hymnal, cathechism ana order of church Service in con junction with similar COm ir.ission.s appointed by the southern board. Washington—The Rizal monument com mittee of the Philippines commission in \iie^ competitive designs for a monument to the I-'ilipino patriot, writer and i>o"t. Jose Uizal. to be erected in Manila. A $5,000 prize is offered. New York—The Federation of French Alliances in th.- United States and Can ada, numbering lr>o groups, held Its an nual m-'-tiiiK here. Officers were elected. Prof. F. C Sumichrast of Harvard being president. Springfield, 111. —The lower bouse con curred in the senate joint resolution pe titioning; congress to appropriate 13.000. --096 for the erection of a Lincoln memorial monument at Washington. Washington Negotiations looking to a reciprocal exemption of vessels from In spection by both the United States and tnadlaa governments have been con cluded. Washington Absolute denial of certain charges affecting his official Integrity while minister a 1 Caracas is made by Mr. l.oomis. the- acting secretary of state. tSateaa, ill. — W. J. Bryan made the principal address it exercises here com momor.itinK the eighty-third anniversary of the birth of Gen. V. B. Grant Panama—All the contract Jamaicans working at the aqueduct struck, alleging insufficient food as the cause. A riot was averted with difficulty. White Springs. Kla. —The Camp saw mill was burned with the dry kiln, veneer ing mili, commissary and 2,000,060 f. <-t <•>£ lumber. Loss. $250,000. Albany, N. Y. -The senate |>a<S'"l a Will extending the term of the mayor, comp troller and borough presidents of New York from two to four years. STILLWATER Congressman P. C. Stevens of St. Paul has notified residents «>t" StiUwater that h" will be ben next Tuesday to confer with them illative to proposed improve ments on the St. Crate, in accordance with an appropriation recently made' by coa gieas. The Intention is to beautify the river between BUHwater and Taylors Falls and to make it one of the principal beauty spots in the northwest. The town, village' and city assessors of Washington county met at the court house yesterday and received their books and other stationery, preparatory to .be ginning the work of assessing next Mon day. The assessors held a meeting to con sider valuations, and It was agreed that the assessment of the county will be about the same as last year, as far as valuations are concerned. The Connolly Shoe company of Still water will incorporate next week and it is the intention of the directors of the company to begin the construction of thj new factory building as soon as the ar ticles of incorporation are. filed. The fac tory wil: be ready and in >>[>eraU.>n Uy Aug. 1 and will employ a largpe force of men and women. Rev. A. W. Edwins of the Swedish Lu theran church conducted the funeral of Hcnning Kaiter yesterday afternoon, which was largely attended. The inter ment took ijlice at Fairview cemetery.