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The Governor Doing His Duty
Governor Van Sant Is entitled to and j
should have the loyal Bupport of every cit- J
izen of Minnesota in his effort to prevent
If possible, and, if not, *o make unprofita
ble the practical consolidation of the
Great Northern and the Northern Pacific
This Is the second effort to accomplish
the defeat of the -will of the people of this
state wi.th respect to the relations of these
two great railroads. The first ojie, a
direct effort to consolidate the Great
Northern and the Northern Pacific com
panies, was defeated in the courts under
existing laws. But not satisfied with
that defeat, ambitious financiers are seek
ing to evade the laws of the state and the
will of the people by bringing ebout sub
stantially the same result aimed at in .the
first effort at consolidation, employing
new means'which, it la evidently believed,
cannot be defeated because so carefully
and craftily devised!
Against this palpable effort to destroy
competition between these two great par
allel systems, and to rob the public of the
benefits of the natural advantages to be
derived from Independent management,
Governor Van Sant has arisen with a de
claration that he will employ the full
power of the Btate in both executive and
legislative, a3 well as the judicial
branches, to defeat, if possible, this con
temptuous setting at naught the expressed
will and determination of the people,
through trickery andi cunning. In ihis
determination he will have the support of
the people of this Gtate, enthusiastic, loyal
It 13 intimated In some quarters that
Governor Van Sant has taken this action
for political effect. It makes no differ
ence whether that be his motive or not.
It is not necessary to analyze the motives
in order to judge of the duties of the ex
ecutive under existing circumstances. The
laws of this state distinctly Intend that
this act of consolidation shall not be con
summated. The governor has sworn to
execute the spirit as well as .the letter of!
the law. He is in the line of his bounden
duty when he undertakes to employ all
the means at his command to carry out the
spirit and intent of the representatives of
the people in seeking to prohibit that
which is contemplated with respect to the
Great Northern and the Northern Pacific
railroads. And, furthermore, if he has
courage and determination to fight thia
issue through to the end he will net only
greatly strengthen himself politically but
he will be fully entitled to all the advan
tage which these peculiar conditions may
confer. He stands for the people in a
contest wLth individuals and corporations
which have chosen to ignore and even defy
the will of the people, knowing well
enough what it is. and' the people are un
der every obligation to stand by him in
his flght. which is sure to array against
him all the power of the mighty men who
are seeking to carry through this unlawful
It will not be forgotten that the men
who eeek to accomplish the consolidation
of these railroads, defeated In the first
instance, have not undertaken their pres
ent plan without having the advice of
very able legal counsel. All the state
and federal laws bearing upon the sub
ject have undoubtedly been carefully ex
amined and the plan has been constructed
with consumate skill for the purpose of
evading prohibitory laws, both state and
federal. Nevertheless, the governor would
not be Justified in confessing defeat with
out first giving battle. The question is:
How 6hall he array his forces, and where
shall the attack begin? Evidently the
governor is not disposed to be precipitate.
He will have the attorney general advise
him thoroughly with regard to what steps
to take, whether to attempt to proceed
under existing laws, or whether to call to
his assistance the legislature, which is
the embodiment of the power of the peo
ple, and through that body bring to bear
such influences as will protect the inter
ests of the people now so seriously men
While it is undoubtedly true that the j
promoters of this consolidation have had
the benefit of the most eminent counsel,
it does not seem that the people of the
state of [Minnesota and the other great
states west of us, similarly situated, are
absolutely without remedy and powerless
in the grasp of a few ambitious men. It
seems that there ought to (be some way
in M rhich they can reach the heart of the
proposition and defeat the designs against
their welfare. And in this connection to
discuss the question as to whether the
consolidation would be productive of pub
lic good or public evil, it is sufficient to
know that the people of the state do not
wish it, that they have attempted to pre
vent it by legislation, that the effort is
being made to thwart their expressed
wish, and that their representatives are
in duty bound to meet the defiance of
popular authority by all legitimate and
proper means. Mr, Harriman shows, ap
parently, upon what principle the pro
moters of this consolidation have pro
ceeded. He says in an interview:
There is nothing In the laws of Minne
sota or any state in the coun
try which prevents a man who
owns 100 sharea of Great Northern stock from
acquiring and holding 100 shares of Northern
Pacific stock. As with an individual so with
the corporations. The Northern Securities
company violates no state law in holding
property (that is, stock in two rival com
There will be no attempt here to decide
any legal questions, but it may be sug
gested that even a layman can discover a
very vital distinction between the owner
ship of a financial interest in two com
peting corporations, whose consolidation
is forbidden by law, and the acquirement
of a majority interest by an individual or
corporation in two corporations whose
consolidation is forbidden by law for the
purpose of controlling both and bringing
both, practically and effectively under the
It seems to us that the state of Min
nesota ought to have a chance to submit
to the courts the question whether the
plain Intent and purpose of the law can
be defeated by a trick so transparent as
this. Surely the courts are not so ham
pered and restricted by technicalities and
the limitations of human foresight that
they ara unable, when the questions of
great public policy are up, to take
notice of the spirit of the law and protect
public interest from serious harm in
flicted by resort to devices such as this
Furthermore, the governor Is bound to
take notice of etill greater peril which
threatens the state. The consolidation of
the Great Northern and Northern Pa
cific, the Burlington and the Union Pa
cific, with its Southern Pacific connec
tions, does not yet solve the problem of
monopoly which the promoters of this en
terprise have sought to establish. There
are already strong intimations that the
same financial interests are seeking to
gain control of the Canadian Pacific.
That they may be able to do so is alto
-1 gether probable. The acquirement of a
majority of the stock of that company is
only a matter which the great financiers
interested In this undertaking no doubt
will be able to accomplish when they get
ready, and when that is done the Soo
goes into the combination and the north
west is held in a grip of railway monopoly
absolute and complete.
That the people of this section have no
defense, but must submit tamely to such
terms of rates and service as the few who
control this proposed monopoly may see
fit to give them, is a conclusion which
we refuse to admit; at least, not until the
last means of resistance has been tried.
Mayor Ames refers to Minneapolis min
isters as "these fellows." Any minister
who wishes to be spoken of as a clergy
man by the mayor will have to refrain
from remarks about the present munici
Mayor-Elect Low of New York Is striv
ing to give the people of New York the
kind of an administration the majority
appear to want. . He is planning an effi
cient, honest and incorruptible adminis
tration which shall not be soiled by the
illegal revenues of vice on the one hand,
and will not make the mistake of under
taking the impossible and the unwise on
the other hand. The state of New York
has certain laws the local application of
which in the city of New York is impossi
ble and not in the interests of good gov
ernment A majority of the people of
New York ere opposed in habit to such a
law as that which forbids the sale of
liquor on. Sunday. Thousands of respect
able and honest citizens who believe that
it is as much a human right to buy beer
on Sunday as any other day in the week
voted for the reform ticket on the under
standing that the law would not be en
forced. To enforce it would be to invite
Tammany to return to power at the first
■It is encouraging to observe that many
of the extreme reform and purification
elements that supported Mr. Low ere
evincing commendable discretion in regard
to this Sunday closing question. Many
ministers who are utterly opposed to the
saloon in principle and would like to have
It abolished have made statements to the
effect that they understand that their way
is not the way of the majority and that,
therefore, it cannot prevail. It is stated,
too, that Governor Odell has assured
Mayor-Elect Low that he will observe the
policy of home rule and leave the local
authorities to run New York. This means
that state authorities will not attempt to
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUKNAH
do what the local authorities deem it wise
not to do.
Altogether there seems to be far more
sanity among the most puritanical of Mr.
Low'a supporters than would have been
assumed from knowledge of the usual at
titude of that class of persons when plaoed
In the seats of power. The outlook Is
very promising for a united support of Mr.
Low (by those who elected him In his de
termination, to give New York an efficient
and honest government with euch wise
supervision of the saloons as will insure
order and yet keep the good -will of the
local majority opposed to the absolute en
forcement of the saloon law.
The Minneapolis Master Plumbers' as
sociation has disbanded. There is yet
hope that the railroad consolidation may
A New Isthmian Canal Treaty
Until the full text of the new Nicaragua
canal treaty, signed yesterday, is pub
lished, it is not possible to -discuss it in a
luminous way. Prom the synopses of it
which have appeared it is reasonable to
conclude that the treaty is a substantial
diplomatic victory for the United States,
though a victory Avon by main strength
and awkwardness. f
The uncompromising, though needlessly
brutal expressions of United States sena
tors, in rejecting the original Hay-
Pauncei'ote treaty have had their effect.
The British government learned through
'those speeches and the action of the sen
ate that it was only a question of time
when the United States, refusing to be
bound by the antiquated Clayton-Bulwer
treaty, would throw Jt off and proceed to
build the Nicaragua canal. The new con
vention by specifically providing for the
abrogation of the Clayton-Bulwer agree
ment, has saved the face of the British
government and given us,, it appears,
about all that we are entitled to and all
that we wanted. Certainly it will be far
more acceptable to us than the original
treaty which did not give us the right to
defend what we are to build and to own.
Under the new treaty the United States
alone guarantees the neutrality of the
canal it purposes to build without the
assistance of other nations.
According to published synopses of the
new treaty there is in it no mention of
the right of fortifying the canal, but, as
that is not forbidden, the United States
may doubtless do as it pleases in this
matter. The probabilities are that we
shall never wish to fortify it, since it
would then become a legitimate point for,
and would welcome, the attack of any
nation we might be at war with. The best
defense of the canal wm be by our navy.
If the navy cannot keep out of it the ves
sels of our enemy in a future war, it
might be betetr to let them pass than to
risk the destruction of the canal in a
conflict for its possession.
As other nations are to benefit by the
construction of the canal "almost as much
as we, and as there are to >be no dis
criminating tolls, a nation that might be
at war with us would hesitate to destroy
the canal, even if it had the power, for to
do so would be to injure the interests of
every neutral using the canal.
Further and more detailed discussion of
the treaty must be reserved until the text
has been received*.
The suggestion in The Journal's
Washington correspondence that the
merger of the Northern Pacific and<freat
Northern may be, in effect,'*a violation of
the anti-pooling law, is suggestive of a
possible defense against consolidation
through the federal statutes. Certainly
the consolidation of these companies
would be, for all practical purposes,' a
very effective and tight pool.
As between lockjaw from anti-toxin or
from vaccination we prefer the unaided
Reports from Wall street are to the
effect that Van Sant gubernatorial stock
is looking up.
Reciprocity and Continental Ex
In his eddress before the Commercial
Club yesterday Elliott Howes of Boston
touched on one phase of reciprocity with
Canada which must be kept in sight all
the time. There is probably not an
American who looks at a map of North
America without a feeling of regret that
the whole region north of the Rio Grande,
clear to the arctic wastes, does not fly
the American flag. It Is equally true that
every American believes that some day
the British possessions in North America
will constitute a part of .the United States.
Yet our national policy for half a century
has been inimical to the national longing.
It Is our fault that the Canadians are
so much attached to an over-sea sover
eignty as they are to-day. Essentially
the Canadian people are more American
than English. They do not attempt to
deny it themselves, for they know that to
them it is the Englishman rather than the
American that is the foreigner. It is the
simon-pure Englishman who is an object
of wonder in Canada; not the Yankee.
Commercially the Canadians are more
American than English, and likewise so
cially, industrially and governmentally.
"But sentimentally they are strongly at
tached to the British empire. That is be
cause they have received sympathy and
help from the United Kingdom and legis
lative hostility from us.
If, during the last fifty years, Canadians
had had free access to American markets
they would have become so much a part of
us that the political tie binding them to
the United Kingdom would have been so
weak as to be of no account if it had not
already been severed. The development
of Canada in every activity would have
been merged in ours. There would have
been no attempt to create Canadian sys
tems of trade and industry. .We wou)d
have taken our supplies of raw material
from Canada as New York takes them
from Minnesota and the development of
the whole English speaking part of .the
continent would have gone on symmetri
cally and unitedly.
But our tariff walls have thrown the
Canadians back on themselves and so
stimulated them to imitate our example
that it is now a question whether they will
meet us half way in reciprocity measures.
having already entered upon a policy of
preferential trade with England that is
designed to take the place of American
trade cultivation. But Canadian duties
are much lower than ours, and. if we re
duce our duties .they will be able to sell
so much more in the American market
that they will inevitably buy much more
here. If we do not take some such step
to tie the Canadians to us by business
interests the next Btep .to be expected in
the growth of the preferential trade idea
will be an attempt at an Imperial British
zollverein which will give Canadian prod
ucts the preference in English markets,
thuß reducing our export trade and so
■wonderfully stimulating that of Canada
as to make her largely Independent of us.
A morning paper with a penchant for
titles, speaks of "his excellency," the
governor of Minnesota. Can it be that
Former Executive Messenger Wade has
been added to the paper's staff? He is, or
was, the only person in Minnesota who
spoke of the governor as "his excellency."
It appears that the great railroad con
solidation was planned and carried
through in the interests of the people.
This is Important, if true, and may, after
deliberation, cause us to revise our opin
ion of the deal.
The Nonpareil Man
or (irainp \\ i mum.
Thought thet *iiey hed berried him
When they put him under sod! ■
That was whar they didn't know!
01' Gramp Winans lives with God.
Didn't have so far to go!
Allus was thar, 1 opine;
Livin' just- that clus to God
That was Ol' Gramp Wiuaus' line.
Used ter talk right out to God!
"Father, what'll ye hey me do"
Seemed es nacheral ter him
Ez a driuk to me an' you.
No siree, 01' Gramp's ali right!
Dead or 'live, it's all the same,
Livin' clost t' Almighty God
Was 01" Grampap Winuns' game.
Diary of tlie Yomis, Mottled Fawn.
Nov. 10. —An old dfctr, who has gone through
several seasons, told me I had betor stay in
till the hunters have taken the edge off the
season, or I would see some sights that might
startle me. I am rather timorous by nature
but I like to see what is going on, so I found
it difficult to accept this advice, though it
was well meant.
A number o* hunters from Minneapolis
seem to have been hunting around here for
several days. Yesterday they went home and
I noticed that they took one ot their number
feet first into • the baggage ear I couldn't
Bee where the sport came in but I have been
told that we animals cannot appreciate human
Nov. 11.—A party of state officials who
have been camping in our forest were out
for deer to-day. I was going to run but
■mother &aii, "Don't move." It was good
advice, One of the hunters did not follow it.
He moved and the others did the rest. One
of them said he wished he'd gone to the foot
Found Farmer Jacobson's cow with a hole
through her to-day. The hunters seemed to
be giving Mr. Jacobson pieces of long green
Nov. 12. —When Ole Featherstad was plow
ing to-day the air seemed to be quite full of
lead. He remarked: "Ay tank dem dam
hunters iss around again. Ay fule 'em dese
times. Ay tank. Ay hay der stove lids sowed
into may cote lining."
Somebody scored a horse to-day together
with a lumberman. The coroner says the
season 'has opened grandly. He remarked that
he wouldn't swap jobs with the coroner of a
Nov. 13. —Hunter saw me to-day on the
bank of the sircam drinking. He seemed to
be suffering Irom a kind of ague. 1 walked
away. Heard him shooting Into the air and
talking in a loud and excited key. This life
is too tame. All our herd are going farther
Little Side Issues.
A man always thinks that kitc-h-en work ia
easy until he picks up a hot stove lifter.
■Women know enough to conceal their sence
of humor then.
Complaint is made by a Pittsburg artist
that American money is "revoltingly ugly."
Shucks! It always struck this column as
being both tasty and ornate.
It cost Mr. Mansfield $7f> to kick a "super"
on his stage. There are many supers who
need $7o worth of pedal assistance frequently.
The New York zoo has a two-headed snake.
They have been seen frequently about elec
Mr. Helder of Paterson, N. J., who married
the snake-charmer in a museum, now asks a
divorce on the ground that the lady keeps the
snakes in her bed chamber. Mrs. Helder's
felicitous reply is that the snakes afford her
a good living, which is more than Mr. Hel
der can do.
President Rooeevelt is a year older than
the Emperor of Germany, 12 years older than
the Czar of Russia, 10 years older than the
King of Italy, 22 years older than the Queen
of the Netherlands and 28 years older than
the King of Spain. It is also rumored that
he is getting older every day. The country
is in no danger from immaturity.
Twenty Chicago people have translated the
New Testament into the modern Chicago
tongue. It is said to be quite easily under
stood by people who can read English.
The Kansas City Star says:
The Star was much pleased last night to
entertain its friends and patrons to the num
ber of several hundred in its commodious and
specious 'business office.
This sounds like a pretty severe "crack"
at the business office, but it is possible that
the Star takes •'specious" to mean, having to
do -with the specie of the realm.
Where rhe Gay Times Are.
The Shakopee Argus tells of a lonesome
girl in that town who stuffed the arm of an
old coat with hay, placed it around her waist
and sat on the porch in the soft twilight one
evening this week. What are the Shakopee
young men doing these Indian summer eve
Bea Frederickson is going around Clark
fleld, Minn., rather stiffly since last Satur
day, when he was mixed up In a runaway.
He was coming in from the west driving a
high-life team and he met a runaway in a
narrow piece of road by the railroad track.
At that moment the train came along and
the combination was too much for Ben's
team, which went clap into the fence. Mr.
Frederickson went up into the air about a
thousand feet, but he hung to the reins, and
when the team got tired and stopped, he
The Reform Advocate say» that a large
meteor fell last Sunday night on the vacant
lot just west of the church at Clarkfleld,
coming down like a ball of fire and explod
ing into fragments. Lewis Anderson's daugh
ters were passing at the time and saw It fall.
They marked the spot carefully and the next
day they searched the ground, but the heav
enly visitor had evidently recovered its
strength and taken flight again, for It could
not be found.
The ladies of Luverne and Hutchinson are
out with brooms after the men who stand
upon the street corners and flood sidewalks
with tobacco juice, and the ladies of Sleepy-
Eye are going to go to work on a similar
reformation. They have asked the council to
adopt an ordinance that will make it a mis
demeanor to spit on the sidewalks. The men
of Luverne, Hutchinsou and Sleepy Eye will
"have to go away back and epit."
The LeSueur News "Blockhead Man,"
vouches for a matrimonial club at that town
that has all the young men on the run. It
says that "a young man with a voice full of
emotion called at my home one night last
week to inform me the Old Maids' club met
with his sister Halloween eve, but that life
would hot be worth living if I told. It was
the annual meeting and the password for
next year is 'matrimony.' The audible sig
nal of distress i 8 'marry as soon as you can,
a handsome man if possible, but marry any
how.' The new emblem is gold letters on a
dark background, with the mystic letters,
'What-is-home-without - a - husband?' The
club has a large membership, many of whom
reside out of town. My Informant tells me
that 60 per cent of the members are school
ma'ams. The list of membership is a little
long for publication." Isn't this awful:
—A. J. Russell. '
TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 10, 1901.
"The Mvi noinUNt.i " at the Metro
"Beauty, laughter and song"—thus 'do the
billboards.sum up "The Burgomaster." The
estimate is just and complete. There ia
nothing to add, for there is nothing else iv
the production—least of all dramatic interest.
It has been said that. "The Bargomastei" be
gins in a comedy, degenerates into a farce arid
winds up in an olio. It seems a pity thai
after Frank Pixley, the librettist; had made so
good a start on a story he had not possessed
the courage to carry it through to a satis
fying conclusion. This is the more to be
regretted, siiiee Gustav Luders has clothed
the tale ia lilting music whose melodies
show no sign of losing their vitality and
popularity. Hut the authors and producers
have been content with beauty, laughter and
song and the public, too, lets it go at that,
gaining the while much enjoyment from the
As for the beauty, it in clothed In bright
and vari-nolored raiment that is kaleidoscopic
in variety. It pirouettes singly and in masses
where tho limelight will most enhance its
charms, not forgetting to smile archly at the
As for the laughter, it is caused for the
most parjt by Herbert Cawthorn in the title
role.. Mr. Cawthorn is a brother of that
Joseph whose eTu tonic dialect and accordion
playing have brought him fame, Herbert has
acquired the same palatial vibrato which
makes every word he speaks with an "r" in
it good for one laugh. He is moreover genu
inely, if not uproariously funny, and his
Burgomaster is perhaps the best that ha 3
been done in that role. His lugubrious under
taker song paid better dividsnds in laughter
thau any other feature of the performance.
Edward J. Sanford, as noodle, m;;kes a
good foil for Mr. Cawthorn and is funny just
to look at. Harry FJe Lorrae, as the hard iuek
actor, and George 11. Broderlck, as the "Har
lem Spider" also figure as laugh-producers
As for the song, it is the strongest feature
of "The Burgomaster" as a composition—and
its weakest as a production. In other words,
the vocal ability of the present company
is lamentably deficient, if one exeepts the
chorus, which sings the ensemble numbers
very acceptably. Miss Edith Yerrington, who
still plays the Wlllieboy, Is graceful but alas,
she has little voice wherewith to sing and
small knowledge of how properly to use what
she has. Miss Ida Hawley, who Is the Chi
cago surrmer girl, has more voice but mars
hiT work by unforgivable flatting. Miss
Lilian Austin, as the little soubrette, is good
to look upon and dances with charming grace,
but she has a wee small voice, which she uses,
nevertheless, with good method. And as ttw
comedians are not vocally gifted, it happens
that some of the best numbers in the score,
the "Kangaroo Song," "The Hypnotist," and
others, go but indifferently well. The swing
ing style In which the choruses are sung
goes far to redeem the performance from
I hopeless musical mediocrity.
—W. B. Chamberlain.
"The Irish Paivnbrokers" at the
James Wesley Mac and William Murray
Mac, familiar to readers of the billboards as
"The Two American Macs," are at the Bijou
this week, supported by a company of only
moderate ability, but which is still better than
the stars, in a hodge-podge entitled "The
Irish Pawnbrokers." It is safe to say that
there are no more at home like these Miks.
They are exponents of the old style," slap
stick comedy. That they use an ax or a j
heavy walking stick in lieu of the slap-stick
is merely a verification of the fact that the
•"world do move," and that sometimes farce
comedians move with it. James Wesley talks
as though he had his mouth full of Dem'osthe
nlan pebbles, and William Murray is articu
late but sadly unfunny.
However, there are occasional bright spots
in the entertainment, despite the presence of
the stars; and in spite of Joe W. Spears, who
is accused of the farce's authorship, and who
seems to have done his best to avoid such a
responsibility. Mr. Spears has provided a
number of bright lines and new jokes, but his
situations are almost soporific, and the piece
drags wofully, except during a few of the
vaudeville interpolations, which are good.
These interruptions are provided by Fred
Wilson, who is inimitable as Mrs. Levi Mur
ray; by Dick Ferguson, a dancer of much
more than the usual ability; Harry L. Talley,
who sings "Because I Love You So" and
"Fare Thee Well" in good voice and with
fine expression; the Hawthorn aisters, who
sing well; and Grace Passmore, who, with
Dick Ferguson, contributes a taking spe
cialty. Miss Mazle Trumbull is heavy and
ponde.rous in the soubrette role. She plays
a harp well, dances badly and sings atrocious
ly. "Priscilla," one of the songs offered by
the Hawthorn sisters, is n«w here and Is de
cidedly catchy. Charles A. Morgan makes a
hit with "When Mr. Shakspere Comes to
Town," already familiar to Minneapolis play
goers. —J. S. Lawrence.
C. B. Buckman of Little Falls was in Min
neapolis yesterday on business. The Mor
rison county senator says the sixth distriot
is quiet Just now, and he has at present no
active opponent for. the congressional nomi
nation. Said Senator Buckman:
Candidates do not seem to be jumping over
each other to gel into the fight. Senator
Brower has concluded not to enter, I be
lieve. Senator Jones is thinking about it,
but, like several others, he has not made up
his mind what to do. There is plenty of
time, though. The campaign will be long
enough 11 it does not begin until spring.
Then, In our district, the man who is Dom
inated has no sure thing for election, and
will have to keep right on campaigning up to
Congressman Fletcher gave the Hennepin
Republican association some pointers last
evening at their monthly business meeting.
Being called on for a speech, he urged them
to bring about an early and perfect organiza
tion In order to discuss candidates and
select the best. Said he:
I would respectfully advise that you hold
many meetings, even before the campaign
begins. As a result of this preliminary work,
you will be able to select men whom the
party can support. That has not always
been the case in Minneapolis.
The sentiment was heartily applauded by
those" present, most of whom are out of sym
pathy with the city administration.
The executive committee reported progress
of arrangements for the Lincoln Day banquet,
which Senator Fairbanks has promised to
The Sank Rapids Free Press comments on
the foregeiug as follows:
The above, from the Alexandria Post-News,
is good advice, but since it was written Sen
ator Brower is alleged to have positively de
clined to allow his name to be presented to
the voters for their consideration. The
writer has not seen Mr. Brower for six weeks,
and the allegation referred to may be a
fairy tale; &nd we trust It is. Nevertheless,
the Free Press is Brower first, last and all
the time, and for legitimate reasons. We
conscientiously believe that of all the names
mentioned to represent this district, in con
gress R. B. Brower would draw the most
votes upon election day. He is, we are con
fident, the peer, as a campaigner, of any man
in the district. He possesses strength in
certain quarters not allotted to any active
or quasi candidate. He is, as the Post-News
says, the possessor of a clean and honorable
record. He is popular with the young men
of all parties who have the good fortune to
know him, and, in case he enters the race,
it won't bo long before every young man in
the district will be rallying to his support.
And It's the younger generation that has to
be reckoned with in political battles these
doys. While it is true that he is young in
years, yet that should not debar him, provid
ing he has successfully demonstrated the fact
that, while one may be jc/ing in years, he
may yet be old in experience.
Senator Brower is the man for the occa
sion. The district is close, politically, and
the republicans should bear in mind this un
disputed fact before it proves too late, and in
sist that Ripley B. Brower enter the field.
It is hard to see how the young statesman
from St. Cloud can keep out of it. after such
flattering expressions from outside counties.
The Hennepin county democratic committee
will meet Monday evening, Dec. 1, for the
purpose of hearing from the element calling
for a reorganization. The recent nieetTng in
this interest, appointed a committee of five,
■which will wait on the county organization
and state the case. It is probable that some
kind of compromise may be reached by which
a primary will be called early in the spring.
—C. B. C.
Eorope Is Ungrateful.
Europe's complaint that the United States
trust insist on letting it have goods at leas
than the cost to our ova people sounds very
Copyright, 1901, by Garfiekl MacNeal.
LiUkm Treadwell awoke on the morning of
her thirtieth birthday to the sickening con
sciousness that she was an old maid. Bfe«
parted the cretonne curtains of her b"d, cur
tains covered with red roses, suggest
summer sunshine, ana turned her ej
ward the window. Rain beating against the
panes and dull gray sky proclaimed a die r
less Novemtx i uay. she sighed. Then,
stretching out a shapely arm, she took a
silver hand mirror from the nearby dressing
table and carefully studied her features. la
tho language of Shakspere sbe ray ••no deeper
wrinkles yet," face long and oval, patrician
in outline and expression, skin rather olive,
eyes brown, deep and luminous, a mouth gen
erously molded, and a wealth ot brown nair.
On the whole It was a notable face and one
Dropping the mirror on the bed, she called,
"Lois:" A French maid, c»at, trim and Binn
ing, appeared with the breakfast tray.
"Ah, ma'm'selle! A thousand congratula
tions on your birthday."
"My thirtieth, Lois! But thank you just
"Ma'nrselle is still young, and already fame
has come to you. And when your nov.-l is
published the world will be at your feet,"
.said Lois with a comprehensive sweep in
dicating the world.
"Oh, yes, the novel," murmured her mis
tress, sitting up and starling in on her coffee
and rolls, while the maid !a:d a bundle of
letters and manuscripts on the bed.
Miss Treadwell opened the one bulky pack
:i^o and looked at the accompanying letter.
It was from a givat publishing house, form
ally expressing regret that they were unable
to accept her novel.
She gulped down something in her throat.
Her novel declined! Her first really original
work, to which she had given the leisure
hours of six years! Truly, this was a most
delightful birthday gift.
"Lois," she said—and her voice trembled—
"Lois, my novel has been declined."
"Ah, ma'm'selle, I am too sorry"—with
quick sympathy—"but some other publisher
will accept it."
Her mistress shook her head. "I shall not
send it out again. I shall stick to hack work.
I can at least make a living at that." Then
she added reflectively, "my life has be-on a
Lois protested. She worshiped her mis
tress. "Ma'm'selle has been successful. You
have a pretty apartment and everything you
"Other women, too, have pretty apartments
and everything they want."
"Ah, yes, but they did not work for them,"
said Lois with a worldly shrug as she went
In response to the electric bell, which at Fhis
moment buzzed loudly in the hall.
She reappeared with a huge white box.
"Flowers, ma'm'selle, and a note," she said
Miss Treadwell cut the ribbon that held
the box and disclosed a mass of violets. They
j seemed to look up at her tenderly yet shrlnk
j ingiy as she bent over them. With a sigh of
] pleasure she took the note and studied the
j bold handwriting of the superscription. Her
heart jumped. Surely it was Jack's! Dear
old Jack had remembered her!
She slit across the end of the envelop
while her fingers trembled and eagerly un
folded the paper.
"Dear Lillian," she read, "may I hope^hat
this remembrance of your birthday will prove
that I have not forgotten you? I have been
in town two days. 1 secured your address
from Co.'s Magazine and send these flowers
to warn you that I am coming to invade
your sanctum sanctorum and talk over old
times. Always your friend, Jack Alnsworth."
She started up, scattering letters and manu
scripts on the floor. "Lois," she said de
cidedly, "I want you to lay out my new
morning gown, the sea green one with the
Sitting down at her dressing table, she
began a careful toilet. Her thoughts were
busy with the past. Jack had been her girl
hood friend in the little inland town where
thoy were both born and bred. Again she was
24 and he was 26. Why had he never spoken?
She knew he loved her, and, perhaps, she had
j loved him, too, then. But when her mother's
death left her alone In the world, she was
seized with the desire to come to New York
to try her fortune. Jack had advised against
it, but a strange perversity made her deaf to
At first they had kept up a correspondence.
Soon even that link was broken aa she was
drawn more and more into the absorbing
Daily New York Letter
Brooklyn Bridge Strained.
Nov. 19. —.Braces supporting the heavy iron
girders of the Brooklyn bridge have buckled
near the center of the riVer span so that they
now extend outward and upward to a height
of several Inches. There are four other in
stances of buckled transverse braces oa. the
river span of the big structure. The buck
ling of theae braces is said to have occurred
to-day during the early morning, when the
usual tide of travel on the bridge roads was
at its height. Besides the injured braces,
the heavy stiffening irons which run the
entire length of the structure have stretched
in places, bulging out appreciably. The
buckling of the braces, as well as the curva
ture of the iron stiffening rods on the bridge,
is said to be due to the strains put upon the
framework of the structure by the appli
cation of the air and emergency brakes on
the bridge trains after the trains have as
cended the heavy rise at the New York and
Society Scandal In New York.
Switz Conde has brought suit in the su
preme court to recover $4,606 for maintenance
and board, and $1,076 for a doctor's bill from
his son-in-law, L. Harding Rogers, Jr., the
alleged indebtedness having been contracted
after Mr. Conde'a daughter became Mra.
Rogers. A sensation in social circles was
caused in 1897, when Miss Marie Conde be
came engaged to Ensign George Lorlng Por
ter Stone ot the United States navy. The
engagement was broken and Misa Conde
married young Rogers May 17, 1898. Mrs.
Rogers died in May, 1899.
After the marriage Mr. Conde alleges his
daughter came to his house to live, stating
that -her husband was unable to provide for
her. Mr. Conde eaid he had advanced for
her support and maintenance |4,656, and that
his daughter had given him a lien on per
sonal property for that amount
Mr. Conde said he paid Dr. Allen M. Thom
as $1,075 for attending his daughter in her
fatal illness. He alleges he attempted to
collect these amounts from. Rogers as ad
ministrator of his daughter's will, but failed
to get the money.
Counsel for Rogers demurred to the suit,
but Justice McAdain decided it had been
Chivagro \o Seaport.
After an Ineffectual effort to earn dividends
for their owners in plying between Chicago
and European ports, the fleet of the North
western Steamship company, consisting of
four flue new steel single screws, are going
into the Atlantic coastwise trade.
James W. Elwell & Co., 24 State street, are
the agents of the new coasters. Two of them,
the Northeastern and the Northman, arrived
to-day from Ogdensburg by way of Mont
veal; another, the North Town, got here on
Tuesday, and the fourth, the Northwestern,
is due at Philadelphia in a few days. All the
ships are of the same tonnage—2,ls-1 gross—
■with a cargo capacity of 3,512 tons, and all
were built In Cleveland last spring. David
li. H. Jones, manager of Elwell & Co., said:
"We will put two of the ships in the freight
business between Now York and Fernandina
and Savannah, and no freighters are fitted In
more modern style. Two of the ships will
be converted into oil tanks and will bring in
crude petroleum from Port Arthur on Sablno
lake, Texas, to northern ports."
The vessels can carry 2,T00 tons on a draft
of 18 feet, and 1,230 tons with 12 feet draft.
Miss Terry May Retire.
The Evening Sun, in its regular theatrical
Miss Ellen Terry intends to leave Sir Henry
Irvlng's company at the end of the present
whirl of newspaper and magazine work. For
five- years no letters had passed between them.
To be sure, she had heard of him Indirectly,
bow he gradually forged ahead from clerk la
ailroad office to manager of the whole
system, and she had been glad for his sake.
and bow, after all this time, they were to
meet. .She wondered what he would be like.
Doubtless he had lost the fresh, boyish beauty
she so well remembered. He was past :;'>
now, .she reflected with a sigh. Doubtless,
too, Ills career as a man of affairs had made
him brusque and cold. She bad visions of
bearded cheek and chin, and perhaps—glass
es! Horrors! Had It really come to that?
W'oll, .she would live In the old days, and pay
no attention to externals.
When at last Lois announced that Mr.
Ainsworth was In the drawing-room, she
swept to her mirror and surveyed the graceful
figure reflected there. Her gown of sea-gTt. n
fell in shimmering folds. Her hair was done
beautifully, and some of the violets were
oiasped in the silver girdle at her -waist. She
rould not fail to be satisfied.
This consciousness helped her to enf
drawing-room with the perfect self-possession
of a woman of the world. With out3trefhf-1
hand she greeted him as if they had parted
"Jack! How good of you to come to see me
on my birthday—and to send me- these lovely
flowers," turning to a center table where tbfl
violets were displayed.
Jack Alns worth gasped. Could this elegant
woman with her perfect hair and silvery voice
be Iris old friend'
"Lillian." he snid, still grasping her hand,
"is it really yon'"
She smiled, and it was her old smile.
"Yes, Jack, It is I. You see. lam going
the way of the world."
"Nonsense! You are perfect!" he cried]
She was no less charmed. There -was do
evidence of beard or glasses, though the boy
had grown into the man—tail, athletic, clean
shaven, with "trong jaw and deep voice. His
bo.nest gray eyes feasted on her beauty. She
"Toll ire what you have been doing a!l
these years, Jack." she said finally.
"Oh, working hard—and following your ca
"Yes," she said, "you have done well for
jourself, and I am proud of you. As *or my
career, It ha« not amounted to much."
"Lillian," Ainsworth said, leaning forward
easjf-rlr, "do you know that you have not
written a line I have net read? You ceased
to write to me but I did not forget, dear."
Miss Treadwell had not forgotten the rain,
and the unfeeling publisher.
"Tell rce, Jack, what brings you to N( w
York," she asked.
"I have been elected vice president of the
road and must live here," he replied.
"Then I suppose you will marry and ker-p
up an establishment," with a preter.
"I d&n't know." he salt! dubiously. "Thpre
never was but one girl for me, and she—she
has achieved fame. She would not think of
giving up glory to become the wife of a rail
A feeling long dead woke In the woman.
"But she might be willing, Jack, If
asked her." she said almost wistfully. "She
might gladly give up all her false glory to
find rsal happiness."
"If 1 thought that," said Ainsworth breath
lessly, "I'd ask her in a minute."
She thought of the novel, of the hack work,
of the loneliness of her life which this friend
of the past brought sharply before her.
"Jack," she said, "I've decided " She
paused, then went on rapidly, fingering the
violets In her belt, "U> give up literature for
Ainsworth started forward. '"Do you really
mean it, Lillian?"
"Yes, I do," she replied bravely.
"But why?" he Inquired, doubting, puz
She looked up at him, and he read It In her
He leaped forward and folded her in his
arms, crushing the violets in hl3 eagern**>>".
"My darling!" was all he could say In trem
As for Miss Treadwell, with that embrace
came the realization that -woman was not
made to live on mind alone.
"Lois," she called, after a little, "bring ma
the manuscript of my noved." She took it
from the wondering maid and turned to Jack
with a radiant smile. "Come," she cried
gayly—"come to my study fire and help me
make dust and ashes of my literary preten
season and has personally selected the actreda
who is to succeed her—Misa Cecelia Loftus,
no less. That Mies Terry should contemplu'a
retirement will not occasion much surpi!--,
for her health has been poorly for the past
two yeara, and In London It Is a well-known
fact that It was only a strong sense of com
radeship and a desire to help her old stage
partner out of a financial difficulty that hria
Induced Miss Terry to undertake another
American tour. That Miss Loftus should ha\ a
been chosen to succeed her and have been
picked out by Miss Terry herself i» a rara
compliment for the young Englishwoman,
who has been less than two years on rh<j
A special to the World from Philadelphia,
dated the 18th, says:
Bram Stoker, manager of Henry lrvlng'9
company, playing at tha Chestnut Street
opera-house hor&, when asked about the re
port that Ellen Terry had resigned from the
company and Cissy Loftus had been engaged
to fill her place, said: "There Is absolutely
no truth ia it."
Th© Sunday Law Agitation.
Notwithstanding all the discussion which
has taken place regarding an open Sunday
no unanimity of purpose has been realised.
The only faot discovered Is that It Is pretty
generally agreed that the present laws should
be changed. The American Sabbath union id
the only organisation which supports the
Raines law a* It la, but It Insists that the
manner of enforcing It la far from satis
factory. The union la unalterably opposed to
the slightest concession to those who wan;
a more liberal Sunday. It wants every plat*
where liquor is Bold to be closed up abso
lutely. The difference between present condi
tion* and those which existed when the Balnea
law was passed by the legislature Is that a.
number of clergymen and others who desired
to have the saloons closed on Sundays a; j
now taking a more liberal view of the situa
tion and admit the city's cosmopolitan popu
lation demands considerable latitude in ti*
matter of excise. Clergymen Ilka Rev. Dr.
Parkhurst and Rot. Dr. D. Parker Morgan
have agreed that New Yorkers should have
an opportunity of purchasing bear and light
wlnes^oa Sundays and that the sal* of these
liquids should be authorised by law. Gov
ernor Odell, It Is said, thinks Terr favorably
of Mayor-elect Low* advocacy of home rule
for New York on excise as well a* other
Parker Condemn* L«mly.
Captain James Parker, assistant counsel fop
Admiral Sohley, while In Jersey City, gave
out an interview condemning Judgs Advocate
Lenily. Captain Parker said In part:
"Witnesses were summoned by the judge
advocate in two or three Instances, and when
be found they were not going to say what hd
wanted them to say he dismissed them.
"As far as the court was concerned its
decisions were Just and Its fairness was un
questioned. It was admirably constituted. I
believe the evidence completely vindicates
Admiral Schley. Every effort was made by
the judge advocate to Introduce evidence
calculated to condemn the admiral and to
keep and hold back testimony which would
have been favorable to him."
Speedy Uncle Sam.
It is very wicked of Lord Rosebery to tell
the EngUshment that they must get «p and
hustle, like the Americans, if they expect to
keep up •with"the/world's commercial pro
cession. Nothing could be more distasteful to
supreme ' self-satisfaction and snug comply