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THURSDAY EVENIKG, OCTOBER 3, 1901.
▼ AN OCTOBER
A short Box Coat is the handiest garment
there is at this season.
Let us show you the attractive patterns of
these and other lightweight Top Coats in our stock.
The prices will prove equally attractive.
New Fall Suits and Overcoats, = = $10 to $25
c/ 225?"- 415 to 419 Nicollet Avenue.
RipansTabules are the great
est medicine I know. When I
would go to the table before I
used R.I.P.A.N.S I would have
to loosen my clothes. Now I
eat heartily and take a Ripans
after each meal and have no
trouble. ■ I am never troubled
with constipation since using
One Gives Relief.
BAPTISTS OF SOUTH DAKOTA
State Meeting** of the Chnrch In
Progress at Aberdeen.
Srecia: to The Journal.
Aerdeen, S. D., Oct. B.—The state Baptist
convention. Ministerial Union and Young
People's Union, In session In this city, are
well attended. The offlcefflrsffl of the con
vention are: President, Benjamin Morse of
Mitchell; secretary. Rev. T. M. Shanafolt of
Huron; treasurer, 0. W. Thompson of Ver
<!on. Persona from abroad in attendance are
Miss Bergman of India, Rev. O. A. Williams
of Minneapolis, Rev. W. W. Dawley of Min
neapolis, Rev. H. C. Mable of Boston, Key.
E. M. Stephenson of Chicago, and F. D. Hall
The first session of the Woman's Mission
ary conference opened with devotional exer
cises lad by Miss Swartz of Parkston, fol
lowing which subjects of Interest were dis
cussed. The Ministerial Union began its
session in the afternoon. The program fills
every hour until Saturday night. The vari
ouß bodies will not adjourn until Sunday.
A NEW DEPARTURE
A New, Effectual and Convenient
Cure for Catarrh.
Of catarrh remedies there is no end, but
of catarrh cures, there has always been a
great scarcity. There are many remedies
to relieve, tout very few that really cure.
The old practice of snuffing salt water
through the nose would often relieve and
the washes, douches, powders and inhalers
in common use ai*e very little, if any,
better than the old fashioned salt water
The use of inhalers and the application
of salves, washes and powders to the nose
and throat to cure catarrh is no more
reasonable than to rub the back to cure
kidney disease. Catarrh is just as much
a blood disease as kidney trouble or
rheumatism and it cannot be cured by
local treatment any more than they can
To cure catarrh, -whether in the head,
thrftat or stomach, an internal antiseptic
treatment is necessary to drive the catar
rhal poison out of the blood and system,
and the new catarrh cure is designed on
this plan and the remarkable success of
Stuart's Catarrh Tablets is because being
used internally it drives out oatarrhal
infection through action upon stomach,
liver and bowels.
William Zimmerman of St. Joseph re
lates an experience with catarrh which
Is of value to millions of catarrh sufferers
everywhere. He says: "I neglected a
slight nasal catarrh until it gradually ex
tended to my throat and bronchial tubes
and finally even my stomach and liver be
came affected, but as I was able to keep up
and do a day's work I let it run along
until my hearing began to fail me and
then I realized that I must get rid of
catarrh or lose my position, as I was clerk
and my hearing w«s absolutely necessary.
"Some of my friends recommended an
inhaler, another a catarrh salve, but they
■were no good in my case, nor was any
thing else until I hfeard of Stuart's
Catarrh Tablets and bought a package at
my drug store. They benefited me from the
start and in less than four months I was
completely cured of catarrh, although I
had suffered nearly all my life from it.
"They are pleasant to take and so much
more convenient to use than other catarrh
remedies that 1 feel I cannot say enough
in favor of Stuart's Catarrh Tablets."
A little book on cause and cure of
catarrh will be mailed free by addressing
F. A. Stuart company, Marshall, Mich.,
and the tablets ere sold toy all druggists
in the United States and Canada.
CAUSES A STIR
Application of Mrs. Fannie Wlaner
Crockett fpr a Divorce.
Special to The Journal.
lowa Falls, lowa, Oct. 3.—Owing to the
prominence of the principals, the petition of
Mrs. Fannie Wisner Crockett of this county
for a divorce from her husband, Frank W.
Crockett, has created a sensation. Mr.
Crockett was formerly clerk of the district
court, and prior to that time principal of the
schools at Williams, lowa. In 1895 he- was
married to Mrs. Fannie Wisner. She Is the
daughter of C. C. Oilman, prominent a few
years ago la railway and terra cotta circles.
The petition filed by Mrs. Crockett alleges
incompatibility of temper and asks the cus
tody of the child, 5 years old.
The death last evening of Mrs. James Lane
places the charge of murder in the first de
gree against her husband, James Lane, who
shot her with a shotgun, Monday night. The
other victim of the enraged man's assault,
John Barhite, will survive unless blood poi
soning should set in. The murder was one of
the most cold-blooded in the history of this
part of the state. Lane is an old G. A. R.
veteran, and has always been regarded as
an inoffensive man except when under the
influence of liquor. He Is a man about 60
SOUTH DAKOTA SYNOD
Annual Meeting of the Presbyterian
Church at Brooklngi,
Special to The Journal.
Brookings, S. D., Oct. 3.—The synod of
South Dakota of the Presbyterian church met
in Brookings to-day. Rev. Drs. Thompson
of the hom9 mission board, of New York,
and A. W. Halsey of the foreign mission
board, of New York, also the moderator of
the general assembly of the -Presbyterian
church and Rev. Dr. Minton of San Fran
oisco, will be present. This synod has had
a prosperous year, and includes 131 churches,
over 100 ministers and 6,040 communicants.
Tboualit to Belong: to a Gane of Con
Special'to The Journal.
Tuscola, 111., Oct. 3.—The Rev. George
W. Quinn is in jail here, being unable to
give bond for $2,000. He is accused of
forgery. He has been using a cipher
code in his communication with St. Louis
friends, and the officers regard him as a
member of a gang of confidence men.
General Store at Prairie Farm. Wla.,
Special to The Journal.
Cumberland, Wis., Oct. 3.— G. E. Scott'e
general store at Prairie Farm, In the south
| crn part of this county, was burglarized of
$1,000 in cash and notes last night No
RURAL. ROUTE PETITION.
Special to The Journal. t
Hudson, lowa, Oct. —A committee from
this place will go to Dubuque and present a
petition to Speaker Henderson, asking him
to use his endeavors to secure free rural mail
delivery route for Hudson. Waterloo, Cedar
Falls and Dike have secured new routes and
run within two miles of this place. A peti
tion was filed In the regular manner long
ago and nothing has been heard from it.
CHOSEN TO MEET AMES.
Special to The Journal.
Cedar Falls, lowa, Oct. B.— the prelimi
nary debate at the state normal school, C.
H. Gilbert, J. A. Yeager and Ollan Peterson
were chosen as the orators to meet those
from the state college at Ames. The ques
tion discussed was: Resolved, "That the
combinations of capital, tending to monop
olize industry, are, on the whole, conducive
to the public welfare." The judges decided
in favor of the affirmative.
, COUNTY BUYS BLOODHOUNDS.
Special to The Journal. •T. ;
Webster City, lowa, Oct. 3.—Deputy Sheriff
Sutton, upon his last trip to the etate peni-
I tentiary, purchased two bloodhounds. They
.arrived this morning. Both have been used
by the prison authorities in trailing escaped
convicts and are well trained.
Buffalo, >*. T., and Return $12.50.
Last excursion to Pan-American loaves
' via Soo line and the lakes Oct. 4. Par
ticulars ticket office. 119 S Third street. '
Tlirongh Tourist Cars.
The old familiar way—tried and proven.
See Minneapolis & St. Louis Agents for
lowest rates to California. .
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
Special Agent McComas on
Indian Timber and
From The Journal Bureau. Room MS, Pot/I
Washinton, Oct. 3.—Special Indian
Agent O. L. McCoinae, who has been work
ing with Agent O'Neill in rescaling ille
gal dead-and-down timber cut on White
Earth reservation, reaohed Washington
to-day. Mr. McComas has brought ma
terial for his and O'Neill's reports on their
investigation and refuses to give any in
timation of what he found as between
Agent Farr's investigations and theirs.
He will await Commissioner Jones' re
turn before submitting his report. Agent
McComas saw Commissioner Jones at
White Earth last Friday and discussed
the raport with him. The commissioner
was on his way to Mandan, N. D., to in
spect the site for the new school at that
place, whence he was going to Chicago
and then to Washington. He should be
here in a day or two.
Agent McComas says that the report of
a smallpox outbreak on the line on the
Mille Lacs reservation, telegraphed from
St. Paul last night, was exaggerated. Ha
was at White Earth agency when the dis
ease made its appearance, and says Agent
Michelet immediately dispatched one of
the agency physicians to the Mille Lacs
reservation with Instructions to quaran
tine infected Indians and to vaccinate
Michelet left White Earth for Mllle
Lacs late last week and reached there
Saturday. He says that nearly all In
dians who have come into the agency have
been vaccinated and that It is hardly
probably that there will be any spread of
As to the prospect of trouble, he says
that there is always, bad feeling between
one faction of Indians and whites and the
smallpox outbreak can be considered only
an excuse for one or other party to make
trouble. McComas does not anticipate
anything serious. However, Agent Miehelet
has not made any report on recent de
velopments at Mille Lacs.
It is said at the interior department
that Secretary Hitchcock will not act on
the case of Agent Harding at Yankton,
S. D., until Commissioner Jones returns
One of the officials of the department
has prepared a digest of the case which
sets forth the charges against Captain
Harding and his answer and the secretary
will give both sides careful consideration
before he takes final action.
—W. W. Jermane.
MRS. KING IS DEAD
Pioneer Widely Known About Anoka
a* "Aunt Serena."
Special to The Journal.
Anoka, Minn., Oct. B.—Mrs. Charles
King, widely known in this section of
country as "lAunt Serena," died this
morning at 7 o'clock at the unusual age of
95 years. She was born at Sutton, Mass.,
In 1806, and came to Anoka In 1854, when
there was but one house In the place.
Her only surviving relative is a grand
son, Edward P. King of Massachusetts,
and arrangements for the funeral will not
be made until he can be communicated
with. She was a member of the Baptist
church for over sixty years. Her husband
died years ago, and of late she had lived
Bay View Owners Secure Rollers for
Their Nine-Inch Mill.
Special to The Journal.
Milwaukee, Oct. 3.—As a union plant
the Bay View mill is lost to the Amalga
mated association. The company has se
cured two rollers from the ranks of the
strikers, paying them the Amalgamated
scale, and is now in a position to /operate
the nine-inch mill. The return of the two
men has discouraged the strikers, and they
have little hopes of creating further
Proposed Canal Between the Baltio
and the Black.
Odessa, Oct. 3.—A syndicate of Belgians
is petitioning the Russian government to
approve plans for a canal joining the Bal
tic and Black seas. The syndicate offers
to furnish the capital in return for a con
cession for a term of years. The govern
ment is likely to refuse to grant the con
cession. It may construct the canal itself.
The minimum depth specified is seventeen
LAKE PRESTON'S NEW WALKS.
Special to The Journal.
Lake Preston, S. D., Oct. 3.—The board of
trußtees has ordered cement sidewalks laid
on Main street, in the business portion of
town. P. F. Connelly of Sioux Falls secured
the contract and has a crew at work. He
has one side of the street about finished
and will start on the other side at once. The
walks are twelve feet wide. Stone gutters
have also been laid on both sides.—Threshing
has been delayed on account of heavy rains.
Poorly stacked grain is damaged to some
extent.—M. L. Van Slyke has sold his half
section live miles north of town for $25.50 an
acre. Laud is changing hands freely, a
great deal of it being purchased by lowa
and Minnesota farmers.
Race of the Australian-London Mall
Is graphically described in No. 11, New
York Central's "Four-Track Series."
Every person interested in the growth
of our commerce should read it. Sent free
on receipt of 2-cent stamp by General
Passenger Agent, New York Central, New
Cheap Rates to California.
In the through tourist cars. Consult
Minneapolis & St. Louis R, R. agents.
Controlling World's Salt
New York, Oct. 8. —The International Salt company, which expects to obtain
control of the salt mines of the entire world, has been incorporated in New Jersey
■with a capital of $30,000,000, and will issue bonds to the amount of $12,000,000. The
new international trust is the outgrowth of the National Salt company, which is
interested in the salt producing plants in the United States. The new company
will acquire the Rational Salt company, the Betsof Mining company, the English
Salt company, and all the principal salt-producing properties in Canada and Great
Papa-in-law Will Not Forgive
Special to The Journal.
Fargo, N. D. ( Oct. 3.—Amos Wetmer of Frazee, Minn., seems to have an unftr
giving disposition. About a year ago his favorite daughter 1 eloped with the hired
man and they were married at Valley City, In this state. The girl was under age,
and the groom is alleged to have sworn she was 18. Mr. and Mrs. Long then returned
to Fargo, and have resided here since, hoping for parental forgiveness, but it was
like the letter 1 that never came. Instead, Wetmer went to Valley City and had a
warrant issued for the arrest of his son-in-law on a perjury charge, and Long was
taken there yesterday.
ROOT TO SUCCEED fIAY
LATEST CABINET SPECULATION
Gen. Fraud* V. Greene of Sew York
Said to Be Slated for the
Mmw York Sun Somali Mmi-wlom
Washington, Oct. 3.—Apropos of the in
timation of Secretary of the Treasury
Gage that Secretary Hay would resign be
fore President Roosevelt took the oath of
office at Buffalo, it was universally be
lieved that Secretary of War Elihu Root
would suceed Hay as secretary of state.
There are reasons for believing that th«
president made an actual tender of the
state department to Mr. Root within an
hour after he was sworn in.
After the cabinet meeting held at the
conclusion of the inauguration ceremony
President Roosevelt surprised the other
members of the cabinet by cordially urg
ing Secretary Root to remain with him.
That night it was stated -with an air of au
thority that Mr. Root would be his secre
tary of state.
The story was repeated with apparent
authority after the return of the presi
dent and cabinet to Washington, in spite
of the announcement made that the presi
dent had invited all the cabinet to remain
with him during the rest of his term.
Everybody who knows anything about
Washington politics has assumed from the
outset that Secretary Hay could not re
main with President Roosevelt. It is be
lieved that Hay will be out before the
first of January and Mr. Root installed In
his place. x
General Francis V. Greene is said to be
slated for the war department portfolio.
BEYERIDGE BACK TO U. S.
COMMERCE WITH THE] ORIBNT
America Will Be In First Place—
Northwest Assured of Great
Seattle, Wash., Oct. B.—"American com
merce with the Orient must in time take
tbe first place, because we are nearer the
Orient than is any other nation."
Senator Beveridge of Indiana, who ar
rived late yesterday from a six-months
trip, nearly all of which was devoted to
Manchuria, China, and the Philippines, a
trip made for the purpose of acquiring
greater familiarity with the latest phases
of the complex oriental question, made
the aibove statement. x
Senator Beveridge had little to say con
cerning Marquis Ito, who accompanied
him. On the voyage across the Pacific
they were constantly together. The sena
tor hesitated to sp«ak of the eastern
question in an interview.
To epeak with an intelligence of the
far eastern., question, so vast and impor
tant, seems difficult and almost impossible
iv the discursive methods of an interview.
It is a question in which the American peo
ple already feel a very keen interest. It is
a question of paramount importance to us,
because our markets are involved.
To the orient the great northwest must
look for greater prosperity. It la the orient
which must relieve the country of the whole
of its surplus. I do not presume to doubt
that the Isthmian canal will bs built This
will make American trade with the entire
orient, in course of time, the largest of any
nation. But whether this canal is built or
not, American commerce with the orient must
in time take the first place, because we are
nearer the orient than is any other nation.
All this is on the .-assumption that the
ports of the orjent will be kept open to Amer
ican goods. To keep them open and to in
crease the markets which those ports supply
is the problem in the great and vexed and
complicated eastern question. They will not
remain open of their own accord.
YOUNG LITE CLOSED.
Special to The Journal.
Graf ton. N. D., Oct 3.—The funeral of
Clarence Peterson, who died Tuesday eve
ning of consumption, took plac» thus after
noon at the Hauge Lutheran church. He
was 20 years of age and would have gradu
ated from the high school next spring.—The
■city council has purchased a 150-horse power
Corliss engine for the electric light works.
The engine will toe built by the Twin City
Iron Works and the cost price is $1,800. It
is to toe ready within sixty days.—The Pres
byterian church, which has been undergoing
extensive repairs since the Ist of August,
will be open next Sunday. Rev. Dr. Brown,
synodlcal missionary of the state, will con
duct the services at the reopening.—The Ot
awa house and barn have been sold by Thom
as Foley to J. B. Sweeezey, H. M. Sweeezey
and W. McKenzie. Consideration, $5,500.—
The Dominical Fathers of Minneapolis will
hold a mission of several days' duration in
St. John's Catholic church, beginning next
GREAT LIBERAL VICTORY.
Halifax, N. S., Oct. 3.—The latest returns
from the Nova Scotia provincial elections in
dicate that the representatives of the govern
ment have been returned by an overwhelming
majority. It was the biggest victory in the
history of Canadian politics, the liberals hav
ing carried the whole province.
MAY SELL TO THH TRUST.
Special to The Journal.
Barron, Wis., Oct. 3.—The North Wiscon
sin Canning company has given the trust an
option on its factory and 400 acres of land.
BIG LIFE INSURANCE
Peavey'a Million-Dollar Policy In the
Mutual Life of New York la Still
the World's Record.
New York, Oct. 3.—The tendency of
business men to protect their estates by
policies of life insurance is becoming as
general as to protect their buildings by
policies of fire insurance. Since George
\V. Vanderbilt of New York and Frank H.
Peavey of Minneapolis each took policies
for $1,000,000 a few yeara Bince
in the Mutual Life Insurance company of
New York, there has been no equally large
sum written on one individual. Those re
main the record figures fpr the world, but
policies of $50,000 and $100,000 and even
$200,000 are so frequent as to cause little
comment, and even when Sidney A. With
erbee, of Detroit, took $300,000 in 5 per
cent gold bond insurance from the Mutual
Life, early in this year, it passed almost
ns a mater of course. It is significant
that when a business man's estate is set
tled these days, life insurance is generally
found to be a very important part of it,
often all there is of it. Life insurance in
one of the great companies yields a good
rate of interest as an investment apart
from the protection it affords.
THEBIQ HI * fla fa fißßifcl Mm fSSL bW ' THE
store. ULvUR v arcade-
GOODS ADVERTISED ARE FOR
FRIDAY, BARGAIN DAY,
ONLY. NO MAIL ORDERS FILLED.
If"r per yard for Bro- a. per yd. for heavy -* ■■- yard 32-in. Black f" r for quart bottle
7K* 2*?.. Bllck . Sa ln IF Black and Colored IUC Mercerized Sateen, Ut Household
/.I) * Cloths, in twelve M -..J"?""" W"I"IT U I"I good lengths, fine # 1 Ammnnl*
HU choice new designs / Silesia, worth 15c. W lustrous goods-real V In Ammonia.
—very high luster. ' ■ •: value 25c. — (Drug Dept.)
■ . - , m each for Shell Side - - — r\r Pair for Children'!
5 each "weight £C Combs, Barrettes, _- C yard best Outine VC Black Cotton Stock-
A ozf clean, fluffy V Slar Button Sets' 71C Flannel, all light 0 - fleece-lined,sites
V grade; sold ' always --■ SSShdoSbS I 2 colors heavy,warm 5 «** inches. „ v
o*o,, J worm aouDie. * £ quality; the 10-cent Z . , _,
at Bc> — goods. a-for one pound Ua
_■ f 7^> k««.» PApßlack and White /#v colored high grade
r for tWO bags CIIC Polka Dot and mmm A A Jaojlll '" an-
C Finest Table 3U striPed F!annel' IZzTlr? »'££
CoH . v v ette Waists, / »^ v Golf Gloves, reg- Z
>>ait* worth 75c. UV ular value 39c. /* c yard for Skirt Bind
■■i*fflFijfwj Zjj«™ t^T^-w.!. i IS^' T^
|f) white and colored; nU good cambric (D eat- $7.75 Skirts, made and colors- -,
*fl' great variety of V/ ly trimm'd in many 3 from all wool ma- /v- per pound for Ar
patterns. pretty styles with V terials, in many llt 1. * c.«- v l>lc
f or a 200-yard Six hemstitched tucking, em- styles and in all V - mour s ™nc we
C Cord Sdool Cotton broidery edge or lace; sold leading colors. ' Nic Hams.
■ white, and black, all a 8 h igh as al>2s; any Btyle x ; ' ; ' V
numbers; equal to or size- . f
the best made. ** r per yard for heavy Packages ilinnesota Hacaroni A ■ .
5 each for Women's \L\2\ all silk Twill Xor Spaghetti, for /1%/^
C plain white hem- «l«i Surahs, in2s beau- _^ft And One p«ckair« Minnesota / ||
stitched Linen *W tiful new shades, fj Farm. FREE. -W4/W
Handkerchiefs; including the even- Demonstration in Croztry Department. —w w ,
worth 80 each. . ing tints. V J
Another Yarn Sale.
Unequaled Values at Prices Remarkably Low, for Friday Only.
Good Strong German Knitting Yarn—All Best Imported Berlin Zephyr in all a
colors and black, just the thing for men's fancy colors and black and white, full /% /"!▼■
and boys' heavy hose; regular 4 jT' size skein; worth 6c skein. 0n1y.!.... Tr%/
price 20c skein. Special, per I (T\£^
skein, 0n1y........*.!....... ...A V^v Saxony, in all colors, used for work- a
ing worsted quilts and children's stock- /\ jy
Best Imported Oermantown Wool— fancy ings; regular price 60 per skein. Only '■'W'
colors and black and white, used for slippers,
afghans, knotting comforters and urn- r"> Fleisher's Best Spanish Yarn, in vj /*^|
brella shawls; worth 12^c skein. Fri- fLIT* black only; regular price 15c skein. II JC*
day, per skein ..^.i................\J%^ Friday, skein .i. m Amd \**
Sanitary Meat Department.
Another large shipment of beef which must be sold this week.
The following very low prices for balance of week: Kound Steak, per lb 9£o
Sirloin Steak, per lb. 10& C Rib Roast, rolled, per lb 100
Porter House Steak, per lb; 12c Rib Roast, aay cut, per lb 10c
Every Pound of Meat Guaranteed Strictly Fresh.
Ski-U-Man! SdaV.) [oyster supper '
nms a. TONIunT
Minnesota's. ' _ FOR THE BENBFIT op THE
Chicago P. & S. c hi-. M
Northrop Field. Game at 3p. m. Sewall Family.
TICKETS FOR SALE HERE. PLATE 25c.
OTHER PEOPLE'S NOTIONS
The National McKlnley Memorial.
To the Editor of The Journal:
In my communication proposing a plan for
a national McKlnley memorial, an important
omission was made (doubtless by the pressure
of news on valuable space), but which might
leave the Impression that some interference
with the Canton plan was suggested. The
only suitable place for a memorial of tho
character I suggested would be at tho na
tional capital, as therein proposed. Tho
■ movement for a monument at Canton is
proper, and the inauguartion of the plan I
suggested need not disturb it, sinoe a general
national contribution of a dime or a half
dime need not interfere- with any other
project -Z- P- V.
824 Nicollet Avenue.
A Plea for Manual Training.
To the Editor of The Journal:
The timely editorial in The Journal a
few evening* since on "Practical Education"
recalls to mind an address delivered before
the State Teachers' Association last December
by Rev. David Morgan of St. Paul, who has
had so much to do with the criminality and
poverty of the city through hi* work at the
Bethel, and on this account is well fitted to
speak with authority.
Hta address was an arraignment of our
present public school system because it does
not prepare the children to earn an honest
living. He said In part:
"Crime Is on the Increase in this country.
In 1880 there were only 290 criminals to every
million of Inhabitants. In 1890 the number
had Increased from 290 to 1,349. To-day It is
estimated that there 1,500 criminals to every
million of people, which shows that a decrease
of crime has not come as promised through
the growth o f education. About 86 per cent
of these criminals have received a common
school and 5 per cent a high school education;
88 per cent of these criminals have no trade,
have not been trained to a visible means of
support, except that -which comes from un
skilled labor, which Is poorly paid. The ma
jority of the criminals are from the cities and
have no home training.
"Of the tramps or homeless men, 90 per cent
have a common school and 5 per cent a high
school education, and 85 per cent of them are
American-born. About 80 per cent have no
trade. From 80 to 90 per cent of the poor of
our cities have to depend upon the results of
unskilled labor for a living. On this account,
they are obliged to live, in crowded and un
sanitary tenements. The children must leave
school at about the age of 12 years; the
mother must help support the family by going
away from home to wash and scrub. Home
life Is almost unknown, the saloon Is the
clubroom for the men and boys; the streets
are the children's playground, and the door
step the mother's reception-room. The girls
grow up like the mothers before them, totally
ignorant of household economy, and : the
things they ought to know; how to buy, how
to prepare the food of the family, how to
mend and sew, and make garments. Thus
they are constantly adding to. their poverty
by not knowing.: how to care, for and spend
-wisely their scanty income. We blame the
men for going to the saloons, but where else
can they goT They cannot stay in those
wretched, dark and filthy homes (if homes
they can be called) any longer than is neces
sary to eat an* sleep. -_• .
"We condemn them for patronizing. the free
lunch of the saloons, but if you could look
Into the dinner palls as I have done, and see
the half-cooked food, the ' Boggy bread, - the
greasy pie, you would not blame them.- ion
would do the same . thing yourself. What is
the matter Ignorance. Not ignorance of the
three R's and of book knowledge, but Igno
rance of how to live and how to get a living.
"From such ranks are recruited our crimi
nals and prostitutes. What are our public
school* doing towards helping the 'children
out' of such conditions T • Our prtMat system
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only makes them discontented. It seems to
me the remedy must be to exalt labor. We
must teach the children to work with hands
as well as mind. We must teach them that
it is just as honorable to be a digger of
ditches, if the work is done faithfully, as to
be a bank president, and more important, for
the world can get along without banks, but
not without toilers. We must counteract the
growing sentiment that labor is dishonorable,
and teach that those who live in part or
whoHy on other people's labor, instead of on
their own, axe as much objects of charity as
is the beggar on the street or the tramp at
the back door, and are to be equally con
demned and pitied. We must • introduce
manual training for both boys and girls from
the kindergarten upto the senior daes at the
university. Our children must not only be
taught to know books, but taught to do the
fcvery-day duties of life."
I must not quote further, but I wish the
entire address could have reached the ears of
every parent, educator and taxpayer in the
Recently there has been extensively copied
by the press of the country & paragraph from
a report to the United States commissioner
of labor, by an agent sent out to investigate
the home life of the labor 1 classes. People
have read It with surprise. If I could get
the ear of a Carnegie or a Rockefeller, I
would say, don't give another dollar for
libraries, or don't give another dollar to en
dow colleges and universities, but build
homes for the people. Homes are the safe
guards of the nation—not flats, not apart
ments, but homes are what is needed.
If ©very boy and girl In our public schools
could be taught how to do well the work of
every-day life, the kind of work that will be
likely to fall to their hands to do. together
■with "the storing of the mind with useful
knowledge," which in many cases is never
drawn upon In actual life, our system of
education would be worth more to the coun
try. What is needed Is the all-round, edu
cated men and women, who can work with
both hands and head, and so be doubly pre
pared for the "strenuous life," ac President
Roosevelt calls It.
During the past few weeks mtny If not all
have been surprised at accounts of the vast
numbers of children that have thronged and
over-filled the schoolbouses all over, the land.
What these children shall be taught is largely
in the hands of the people. What we (the
people) think and" do about It will largely
make the citizenship of the next generation.
Not long since I heard a very cultivated
and eloquent lecturer and educator define
education as that force which fits us to meet
the problems and difficulties of life, solve and
All will agree this to be a fine definition,
but when he further said that this result
could be beet accomplished by a thorough
Btudy of Latin and Greek, extending through
a six or eight years' course of etudy, there
Is certainly room for a difference of opinion.
This same lecturer would have all subjects
cot confined to, books driven from the echool*.
In our schools of Minnesota, of which we
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may wall be proud, there la but v«rr little
taught but that pertaining to books, much
less than In some of our neighboring states.
In Minneapolis we have eliminated most of
the manual work from the grades, where it
is so much needed. In St Paul there are
four high schools, three of them ths ordinary
sort. The fourth is called the Mechanic Arts
high school, where there is the happy bleod
lng of the two forms of training, manual and
mental. This school is #o accessible and will
so well repay a visit that I will not attemp*
to describe it, and -will only say that ths pu
pils pass the same examination ai tbo*« In
the other high schools, and have all ths me
chanical training beside. It is an acknowl
edged fact that where there U a change from
mental to manual occupation in any school
much more is accomplished in ths same
length of time. No one will question which
school will turn out the most efficient and
valuable citizens. If one high school can ren
der doubly efficient its pupils, why cannot all
our high schools do the same? The tax
payer has a right to demand that the greatest
possible benefit shall be given to the pupils
and state for the enormous expend!turs of
money required to carry on our schools.
Why not add a course of training which
shall fit our girls to be doubly efficient as
home-make™ ? —Mary B. James.