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Secretary Root on Cuba
In his annual report, Just issued, Sec
retary Root, referring to the Cuban elec
tions next month and the constitution
evolved from the constitutional conven
tion, says that, -while he does not agree
■with the ■wisdom of some of the provisions
of the constitution, it is yet the
product of the unrestrained deliberations
of the representatives of the Cuban peo
ple and the government of the Island may
properly be transferred to the officers
elected at the ensuing election, who will
be under obligations for the protection of
life and property under International law
assumed in the treaty of Paris by our
During the American occupation, the
secretary says, the Cubans have shown
euch a large measure of self-restraint
and respect for law that the same spirit,
under a Cuban administration, will un
doubtedly make the latter a success.
The Becretery suggests that the chief
obstacle to the prosperity of the island
Is, no doubt, the lack of a commercial
arrangement to give Cuba a market for
her products in this country. There
is evidently deep feeling on this sub
ject among the Cubans, and yet it will
be some time yet before a treaty can
be arranged between the United States
andi Cuba. The Cuban government elected
next month will not be in authority until
next March at the earliest, it will
probably be May of next year before the
government is properly organized and
equipped and our troops can be withdrawn.
Then congress can enact a special tariff
law for Cuba, and the Cubans expect
naturally that such legislation will be lib
eral and that Cuba will not be put off
with the 20 per cent reduction allowed
in the reciprocity clause of the Dingley
The proposition to give Cuba liberal
terms Is met by etrong objections on
the part of the beet sugar refiners of the
United States, who say their business
■will bs everlastingly ruined if any con
cession is made to Cuban sugar, while the
American Sugar Refining company, known
as the sugar trust, is favoring free
trade In sugar with Cuba, the position
being taken that they can make more
money selling granulated sugar at 3 cents
a pound. If there Is no tariff on Cuban
EUgar, than they can by celling it at 4.65
cents, present net price, and pay the duty.
With strong efforts to keep Cuba from
getting any concessions whatever, the out
look for contentment and peace on the
Island is not reassuring. Many Cubans
would rather have annexation than ag
ricultural stagnation and insular inde
pendence. It will be some months, how
ever, before the Cuban government is or
ganized for business and, of course,
congress can do nothing until euch or
ganization Is effected.
Richardson, the democratic leader in
the house, indicates as the principal
points in the democratio program this
cession, tariff reduction, reciprocity, an
effective anti-trust law, and reduction of
■war taxes. If the democrats pursue that
policy intelligently and wisely, while the
republicans adhere to the plan bo arbitra
rily announced toy Mr. Payne and Mr. Aid
rich, and add to it a ship subsidy bill, the
session is likely to end with very impor
tant changes in the attitudes of the re
publican and the democratic parties be
fore the country.
The Washington dispatches say that
among the people who have gone to see
President Roosevelt to induce him t»
treat the trusts gently, and, particularly,
not to bear down too hard on Mr. Hill's
new railroad trust, is Mr. Lowry of this
city. The people of Minneapolis will re
gret very much to think of Mr. Lowry as
identifying himself in any way with this
railroad combination, both for personal
reasons and for business considerations.
His appearance in connection with the
Hlll-(Harrlman railroad consolidation
business in any relation stimulates the
apprehension that the Canadian Pacific
and the Soo may yet be brought into the
combination, and when that happens the
northwest will be more completely than
ever at tho mercy of railroad monopoly.
Telegraphic announcement of Mr. Lowry's
appearance in Washington, and the state
ment as to the nature of his errand, is
made by the Washington correspondent of
the Chicago Inter Ooean.
Mr. Nation is suing for a divorce from
Carrie, the hatchet wielder. Mr. Nation
recently received a delicate message from
his smashing spouse in which she referred
to him as a "hell-bound hypocrite." Such
terms of endearment are rare, but perhaps
not altogether unaccountable. Mrs. Na
tion also denounced her husband from tho
witness stand as a man who would not
build the fire on cold mornings.
Railroad Gods Disturbed
The smoke of the battle has reached the
high Olympus of the railroad world. The
gods of transportation have deigned to
peer over the cloudy parapet and wonder
that the petty mortals on the plains below
have dared to question their celestial
acts. Says a New York dispatch:
Vice-President W. P. Clough of the Great
Northern, who is a lawyer, Is conferring
with the legal advisers of Messrs. Morgan,
Hill and Harriman in the matter of the or
ganization of the Northern Securities com
pany. President Hill has requested that a
formal report of the legal status of the new
company be submitted to the conference of
western presidents to be held in this city
The general questions to be considered are
the effect of the great railroad combinations
on state legislation and the means and meth
ods necessary to effect railroad combinations
without violating state laws.
So President Hill really thinks It worth
while to inquire Into the "legal status" of
his corporation leviathan and the railroad
consolidators are really going to spend a
little time figuring on how to consolidate
without "violating state laws!"
Who would have thought it!
The stewards of the Henley, England,
regatta have decided that they will not
keep the crews of other nations from com
peting. It has become so evident that
only hard work may keep the grand chal
lenge cup in England that there was some
feeling In favor of keeping foreigners out
of the contests. The decision settles it.
That grand challenge cup will soon be on
the same side of the Atlantjc as the
Secretary Root decides that Fort Snell- |
ing cannot be made a military camp of j
instruction because the reservation is not
large enough. It comprises 1,500 acres,
and 20,000 are needed. We feared that the
small reservation would cause the secre
tary to decide aginst the ambitious plans
that have been drawn for the post's fu
ture by public-spirited persons in Min
neapolis and St. Paul. However, it ap
pears that Fort Snelling will be retained,
its garrison enlarged and new buildings
erected. While it will not be one of the
great instruction camps it will, there is
I reason to believe, be made a much more
I important post than it has been of recent
The Other Side
We have heard so much and conceded so
much about the superiority of Canadian
administration on the frontier, especially
i in the mining camps, that it is incumbent
| upon us to show the other side of the
j shield if its color be different from the
one that has hitherto been chiefly exposed
to our view. That puiblic order has been
I better upheld at Dawson than at Nome,
' and that life and property have been much
securer at the former than at the latter,
we are free to admit. We have also to
blush for the corruption, disregard of the
rights of others and high-handed claim
robbery that have so tarnished the repu
tation of Nome and soiled the very ermine
of the courts.
But it is now beginning to appear that
Dawson and the Canadian administration
at that place are not without scandal. It
i appears that there is some little founda
j tion for the talk of a Klondike "rebellion
I in the intense dissatisfaction of the over
! whelmingly American population of that
mining camp with the exacting and bur
densome laws the Dominion government
! has Imposed on their pursuit and, also,
with the favoritism of the officials
charged with the granting of mining
claims; favoritism which, it is alleged,
amounts to corruption.
A miner recently returned from Dawson
states that a clear distinction must be
drawn between the efficiency, honesty and
loyalty of the mounted police, to whom
the preservation of good order is due; and
the inefficiency, favoritism and self-seek
ing of the civil authorities, who seem to
be especially prejudiced against Ameri
cans. So apparent in this prejudice, says
the miner quoted, that Englishmen con
cede it and mounted police sympathize
with the oppressed Americans. From the
i American point of view, conditions in the
Klondike are much the same as they were
in the Transvaal from the Ultlander
standpoint, except that the Ultlanders in
Canadian Alaska constitute three-fourths
of the population and are oppressed by the
representatives of a distant power in
stead of by those of a local power.
There is, of course, no justification of
rebellion. If the Americans do not like
Canadian methods, they know how they
can get away from them. But it is well
for Canadian pride, which lias been get
ting a little vain of late, that it should
be acquainted with these facts.
Mr. Payne, chairman of the ways and
means committee of the house; Senator
Aldrich, chairman of the senate finance
committee, the corresponding committee
of the senate; Joe Manley at Maine, Con
gressman Grow of Pennsylvania, and
others in sympathy with them, probably
Dalzell among the number, have had a
conference and have decided that there
shall be no tariff changes at the next ses
sion of congress. This means nothing will
be done with the reciprocity treaties, and
no modification of the tariff in any par
ticular. It will be noticed that this con
clusion is Beached by eastern men entire
ly. What the republican party wants just
now worse than anything else is to be de
livered from the bourbonism of its eastern
To-morrow is the last day of the west
ern football season. The big games will
be those between Michigan and lowa,
Wisconsin and Chicago, both at Chicago;
and between Illinois and Minnesota at
Champaign. There is every reason to be
lieve that Michigan and Wisconsin will
win handily in their games. Of the three
games the most fiercely contended will
undoubtedly be that at Champaign. Indi
cations are that thel two elevens are near
ly matched. The winner will be recog
nized as next to Wisconsin and Michigan
and but little below them in football
strength and prowess. The loser will be
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
consigned to the limbo where relative
positions are determined by what is ele
gantly described in football circles as
How the Railway Trust Provides
It is necessary to Inspect the charter of
the Northern Securities company fully to
appreciate -what an amiable, beneficent
and philanthropic institution it is that
may henceforth control the destinies of
two great railroad systems in'the north
west. Here Is an especially altruistic
The board of directors, from time to time,
shall determine to what extent and at what
times and places, and under what conditions
and regulations, the accounts and books or
the corporation, or any of them, shall be open
to the inspection of the stockholders, and no
stockholder shall have any right to inspect
any account or book or document of the cor
poration except as conferred by statute of the
state of New Jersey or authorized toy the
board of directors, or by a resolution of tho
We think we can easily estimate the ex
tent of the rights, privileges and influence
of the minority stockholders of this
eelymosynary institution. We can easily
figure how much space it will take to
print the official public account of its
Many trust doctors have assured us that
publicity is the specific for the cure of
maladies of the body industrial superin
duced by trusts. Even the advocates of
trusts have assured us that the good they
do will far surpass the evil they cause if
full publicity is given to their proceed
Washington correspondents assure us
that President Roosevelt will take strong
ground in favor of enforced publicity for
the operations of trusts.
Remembering the above quoted provision
of the charter, we can now understand
why J. J. Hill is so anxious that President
Roosevelt shall leave the consolidation
problem to the northwestern states.
While we eat our turkey to-morrow we
shall be hoping that certain canvas-togged
gophers will be finding that certain blue
sweater suckers are suckers, indeed.
Congress and the Message
In a few days the public will toe read
ing the message of President Roosevelt
and congress will enter upon its work.
The president has toeen credited with a
variety of policies and recommendations,
most of which have 'been merely conjec
tural and some of which have been in
ferred from his own utterances before he
went into the White House.
That we shall have a fairly strenuous
message goes without saying, for the
president is addicted to the strenuous life
and diction, and it is difficult to imagine
the president acquiescing in a policy of
inaction and suppression as to subjects
which the public regard as live and de
batable. The president, for instance, is
hardly content with the sham reciprocity
set forth by the recent reciprocity con
vention, which decided that the only rec
iprocity needed in this country was that
which made concessions only on articles
not produced in this country, the fact be
ing that the only great staple article not
produced in this country are coffee and
tea, and the secretary of agriculture talks
confidently of such success attending the
tea-planting experiments in South Caro
lina that the Chinese and East Indian
article will soon toe driven out of the
country. The president is aware, as a
live public man, that the western portion
c-f the country takes a somewhat different
view of reciprocity and tariff revision
from the east and does not believe in
strangling the suibject. The western dis
position is to some degree manifested in
Mr. Tawney's plan for a permanent com
mission to fix maximum and minimum
rates of duty, determining w<hen the con
ditions, as specified by the act of con
gress, under which the maximum and min
imum rates were to prevail, toad been
reached, the commission keeping in close
touch with the conditions of trade with
other countries and the members being
experts. The need for foreign outlets will
however, press so heavily upon our manu
facturers that, sooner of later, genuine
reciprocity will come or equivalent modi
fication of the tariff.
The president is not likely to take any
doulbtful attitude on the subject of capi
talistic combinations doing interstate
business. The president, when governor
of New York, was vigorously strenuous on
the subject of absolute publicity in the
operations of such comtoinations and he
will no doubt suggest supervisor} 7 federal
legislation in this direction.
He will also, no dou<bt, emphasize the
importance of civil service extension.
His record is uniformly favorable to the
application of the merit system principle
to offices not in the classified service. He
is committed by his own pledge, uttered
in the solemn hour of the nation's be
reavement through the dark tragedy at
Buffalo last September, to carry out the
great leading policies of his predecessor,
whose broad and liberal pronouncements
in the speech delivered the day before his
death, have 'been so rudely contorted by
members of his own party.
A Return to Sanity
To express disgust for the "gamy"
cheese that 1b considered the only correct
thing in the compressed casein line in
these days is to win a reputation as a per
son of no educated taste in matters gas
tronomic. To refuse cheese that smells
to high heaven is likely to be construed
as a violation of hospitality. Yet they
who have been true to themselves and the
ancient idea of cheese are now strongly
supported by science. The good, old cheese
we used to eat before it had contracted
an offensive odor was healthful and could
be eaten in quantities large enough to
make it a substantial part of a meal in
stead of a mere condiment or relish as
now. The modern cheese of the offensive
odor is full of bacilli and unhealthful.
Gamy cheese is rotten cheese —to be
blunt; it has undergone butyric acid fer
Says the Dietetic and Hygienic Gazette:
Of the semiputrid, rank-smelling and acrid-
tasting stuff now sold for cheese, any person
can not partake with impunity; and those who
do eat it are compelled to be very sparing
in their indulgence, making it a relish or
condiment rather than a food. This is because
it belongs with "embalmed beef," moldy
bread, the gangrenous "game," for which
palled palates either profess or possess a
While the organs of the Northern Se
curities company are taking several
square feet of space daily to explain how
powerless the state is in face of the con
templated railroad consolidation, the pro
moters of that consolidation are calling
on the president and urging him to
keep his hands off. The game is a pretty
one. The organs are to discourage any
action by the state; the promoters are
to discourage any action by the federal
government. A certain classic verse re
Jack Spratt could eat no fat,
His wife could eat no lean;
So, betwixt them both, they licked the platter
Judge Elliott doubtless gave us good
law when he substantially nullified tne
law making nonsupport of a wife felony,
but it is to be keenly regretted that so
good an intention as that manifested in
the law cannot be actualized.
In his current annual report, the sec
retary of agriculture shows the progress
which hes been made in practical agri
cultural education which has played such
a large part in the remarkable agricul
tural progress of the country. The agri
cultural experiment station is an impor
tant factor of this progress and the sec
retary records the establishment of sta
tions all the way from Alaska to Porto
Rico and Hawaii. The stations in Alaska
have served to demonstrate that the big
territory is not deficient in agricultural
features, but grain and vegetables and
some fruits are at home there, in the
southern portion. Every agricultural ex
periment station means the broadening
of the area of successful agriculture under
the potential supervision of experts in
agricultural chemistry and the introduc
tion of grains and vegetables and fruits
best adapted to the climatic and soil con
Agricultural education has been
strengthened by the college extension
work and the movement for secondary
schools of agriculture and the introduc
tion of the rudiments of agriculture into
the rural schools, while 2,000 farmers'
institutes were held during the year in
forty-three states and territories, at
tended by more than half a million
A notable feature of progress is the im
pulse which the department has given to
the good roads movement. Farmers are
more and more discovering the solid ad
vantages to them of good roads in facili
tating wagon transportation and reduc
ing the wear and tear of vehicles and
horses and in the saving of time.
The secretary properly emphasizes the
importance of the forestry division of his
department which is awakening public in
terest in the process of forest conserva
tion, the objective being a definite system
which shall make the wanton denudation
of forest lands impossible, and demon
strate that, if the public would have irri
gation they must have the forests to pro
mote the retention of water for irrigat
| ing purposes in the streams.
The Nonpareil Man
On the Care of the Hot Air Fnrnace
as a Fine Art.
When the furnace man, who holds close
relations with the coal baron, installs his
alleged hot box in the new house, he usually
hunts up the north side of the structure and
points his cold air intake directly at the north I
i pole. Then the- Medicine Hat weather cornea ;
j along and shovels out several car loads of J
j Klondikitis into the house. Before one is j
fully aware of this frightful imposition prac- i
tieed on him, he tries to warm up the aurora ]
borealis with $8 coal. The furnace seems to '
be turning out several buckets of heat a '
minute but the Arctic circle gets tangled up :
in the air box like a white ribbon in a thorn !
bush and the furnace has no more effect on j
the temperature of the house than father's I
efforts have on the wily small boy who has
padded himself with two pairs of panties.
One day last winter J. Tupper Wilkinson of
Portland avenue, happened to think of some- :
thing. He went home and shut off the cold !
air box, plugged up the end with a mattress,
held in place by a plank and cut a big hole !
into the intake pipe in the cellar. For several
days the climate of Athabasca and the North
west Territory mourned around the house like
a bereft soul but finding it couldn't get In, !
it went away and hunted up houses which j
j took in their Canadian ozone through the air :
j intake of the furnaces. After that Mr. Wil- j
; kinson said the furnace on the coldest days j
1 came and ate out of his hand. The house got'
so full of hot air on a bucket of coal that Mr. '
Wilkinson's wife's sister, who was stopping
with them for the winter, fainted with sur
prise at the unusual feeling in the air.
The furnace also dislikes the lady caller!
who insists on holding a long conversation
with the front door held open in the direc
tion of Skagway.
A great deal has been said against the
hot air furnace. The two things it needs
above all others are kind word 3 and humane
The Klondike Yankee Doodle.
Iceberg Doodle went from Nome
Along with Captain Gooding;
He stuck an icicle in his cap
And called it frozen pudding.
Klondike doodle, doodle do,
Klondike doodle dandy, etc.
A new republic had been born,
It came in on the jagway,
It stirred Alaska from the pole
To Dawson and to Skagway.
John Bull will have to leave the north
By dog sledge or by rail, sir;
Jack Frost is busy up that way,
He'll nip the lion's tail, eir.
Little Side Issues.
The Russian nihilists are continuing their
policy of masterly inactivity. The czar uses
cigarettes to excess.
The Earl of Rosslyn claims he has a system
that will break the bank at Monte Carlo. A !
prudent man can foresee the sale of the earl's ]
The Klondike rebellion Is a cold deal.
Ohio politicians are in danger. Hog cholera!
Dr. Ekenburg, a Swedish scientist, makes
powdered milk. There is one familiar feature
In making new milk from this powder that
will appeal to dairymen. Dr. Ekenburg u?es
nin-3 ounces of water to one ounce of the milk
The Kansas City Star complains that the
Belgian hare industry has declined so far that
the little pets cannot be given away. Parties
concerned have become rich and tired of the
Some St. Louis clergymen criticize Bishop
Fitzgerald because he plays chess. Let them
give the bishop a try before they jump on his
A Fort Smith, Ark., paper criticizes Gov
ernor Davis of that Etate. "I do not want,"
he wrote la3t week, "to be forced to take my
shotgun and the law in my hands, but I do
not intend to stand for this a minute," The
governor does not have to stand for it. Thero
is the executive chair.
Dispatches report local capitalists buying
their pine in California. Possibly they expect
to get a load of dry wood by this maneuver.
The invertebrate paleontological gentleman
of Princeton university claims to have discov
ered the location of the prehistoric conti
nents. There is no necessity of extending the
Monroe doctrine to cover them, as they are
not there any longer.
If anybody wants a West Indian island,
now is his time to go out and secure It Un
cle Sam is buying up an the real estate of
fered in that locality. —A. J. Russell.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 27, 1901.
Praise of Governor Van Sant's present
course Is non-partlzan. He is heralded as the
right man in the right place at the right time
by republicans, democrats and populists. The
notes of discord -come from men or news
papers under Great Northern Influence, or else
of that cynical mind that begrudges to any
man the credit of an honest motive. Such
term him a demagoguge and say that be is
playing to the galleries
Even these mustard-seed would have to ad
mit that the governor has strengthened him
self politically. How is a democratic eandi
datJ going to make a campaign against Van
Sant? The opposition will have to admit that
John Lind oould have done no more in the
Enthusiasts are predicting Van Sant's elec
tion next summer by 75,000 plurality. That is
a little strong for an off year, but It may not
be so far out of the -way.
In the first place, recent developments make
Lind's nomination very unlikely. They di
minish his chances, and diminish his reasons
for running. He does not want to be a can
didate, anyway, and with a man like Van Sant
in office will not have the plea of saving the
et:Ue. If Van Sant makes i>o misstep, Lind
will probably stay resolutely out of state pol
itics next summer.
In that ease the domoeracy will have a for
lorn hope. Even with united forces they
would stand little chance of winning. The
chances favor a split, however, with Lind not
a candidate. The populist leaders are not
disposed to tie to any other democrat in Min
nesota, and are talking independent action in
a very independent tone of voice. They are
likely to nominate a straight populist ticket
next summer, which will get the raidroad sup
port and such populists as have not already
drifted into one or the other great party.
Such a split would leave the democracy
hopelessly in the rear next summer, and re
sult in an old-time plurality for the republi
The only weakness of the present state ad
ministration is the railroad and warehouse
commission. That is a vulnerable point, and
the opposition will make all their gains
through that point.
The present agitation against consolidation
calls to mind that the commission never lifted
a finger against the merger of the iron range
roads by the £teel trust. It is a consolida
tion as plain as that of the Great Northern
and Northern Pacific, but no steps were taken
to prevent it, and it exists unchallenged. The
apathy of the commission in the matter of the
ore rates is evident. There is also a growing
demand for reduction in merchandise rates
in Minnesota, along certain lines, a demand
to which the commission has paid no heed.
So far,'the commission has not given any
indication that it knows for what purpose .it
was elected. Unless Messrs. Mills and Miller
take a brace and give a good account of
themselves, something is likely to drop.
Senators Nelson and Clapp both won out in
the appointment of rural free delivery inspec
tors. Thomas Torson of St. .lames, a mem
ber of the present house, is Senator Nelson's
choice, and W. J. Munro of Morris was Sen
ator Clapp's candidate. Only one appoint
ment was to be made. Evidently the influ
ence of the senators gave Minnesota an ad
ditional inspector, or else one of the old
employes will have to walk the plank.
The Hills Crescent says:
There is no question but that \l. J. Miller,
of Luverne, will be one of the leading candi
dates for clerk of the supreme court, before
the republican convention, next June. And
then, too, it is about time that the second
district be given additional recognition at the
The St. Peter Herald says it is rumored
that G. S. Ives will be a candidate for con
gress against Congressman Heatwcle in the
third district next year. The report of the
tax commission will probably be good cam
paign material. —C. B. C.
| The Omaha World-Herald of the 21st inst.
j spoke of Adelaide Thurston in "Sweet Clover"
jas follows: "At the close of the third act,
round after round of hearty applause showed
| that here, as elsewhere, the charming per
sonality of the dainty little actress Tiad won
her friends who will be glad to see her again
and often." Adelaide Thurston and her com
pany will be seen in "Sweet Clover" at the
; Metropolitan for four nights, commencing
next Sunday evening. There will be a
Kelcey and Shannon will be at the Metro
politan the last half of next week in Martha
Morton's new play, "Her Lord and Master."
The play is ssid to contain many interesting
situations and will be presented by an excel
i lent company.
There will be a special matinee of "Way
Down East" at the Metropolitan to-morrow
afternoon at 2:30, and the play will run
through the remainder of the week, with mat
inee again on Saturday.
j As the Metropolitan Music company will be
I closed to-morrow on account of the holiday,
and the demand for seat reservations for Nor
dica is exceptionally large, Manager Scott
has arranged to have the sale continued at the
! Lyceum theater box office to-morrow. The
sale for the Kilties band will also be on at
the Lyceum to-morrow from 10 a. m. till
6 p. m.
Another large audience gathered at the Bi
jou last evening- to witness the performance
of "Barbara Frietchie." The story is one of
heart interest, with a war-time flavor and
with a number of stirring scenes, situations
and climaxes. The producing company la an
entirely capable one. Miss Frances Gaunt in
the title role appearing to excellent advan
tage. To-morrow at 3 p. m. a special
Thanksgiving matinee will be given.
A genuine western atmosphere pervades
"M'Hss," which Is to come to the Bijou next
week, the atmosphere of the snowy Sierras,
made famou« by Bret Harte in prose and poe
try. The production which has been given
"M'liss" is said to be the most elaborate that
the play has ever had, and the company is as
good as could be- gotten together. The cast is
headed by Nellie McHenry.
LETTER FROM W. T. STEAD
To the Editor of the Minneapolis Journal.
1 thank you for your editorial of Nov. 2 en
titled "The Substance of Stead's Dream." But
may I say In reply to your comment that the
suggestion of the probable absorption of the
British empire by the American republic in
no way grew out of my admiration for the
greatness of Theodore Roosevelt, although I
put it forward, not for the first time, in my
Character Sketch, the suggestion being that
his personality might help forward the work
which other forces are steadily promoting. I
take no exception to the adjectives which you
are kind enough to apply to me, but why
should you refuse to take seriously the fore
casts of a man whom you describe as vision
ary, and who, you admit, has the courage to
pursue his ideas to their ultimate logical
development. It seems to me that If anyone
sees what is likely to happen a flay or two
before his neighbors he is usually derided as a
visionary until the arrival of the event proves
that "he laughs best who laughs last."
Whether my vision is a dream or whether it
is based upon solid fact I will leave you to
decide after reading my forthcoming book
upon the "Americanization of the World," a
copy of which I hope you will do me the
honor to accept. Meantime I enclose you the
prospectus, which may possibly interest some
of your readers. Yours sincerely,
—W. T. Stead,
The Review of Reviews.
Review of Reviews,
Mowbray House, Norfolk Street, Strand.
London W. C, Nov. 13, 1901.
The Journal did take seriously Mr.
Stead's complimentary supposition regarding
the future ascendancy of America among
English-speaking peoples, so far as concerned
the intention of the famous journalist. The
idea was that Americans would not take very
seriously his suggestion regarding the ab
sorption of England in America; it being in
the nature of speculation and prophecy. The
more especially would Americans be slow
to attach great significance to such flattering
remarks from an Englishman who is well
known not to be en rapport with the great
majority of his countrymen. Yet in fairness
to Mr. Stead it may be said that we Ameri
cans already regard ourselves as a nation at
present superior to the British empire in
the main elements of national material great
ness, with vastly greater potentialities than
those of the empire. We do not expect to
see Britain clamor for admission to the union
nor do we look for the early disintegration of
the empire, but we do regard the republic as
Copyright, 1901, by Mary Wood.
The boys were singing snatches of football
songs as they sat on the porch to talk over
the gam-; Nancy smiled as she listened and
wondered how the practice had come out.
Now, from the time she bad worn long
dresses Nancy had gone to all the big games
as a matter of course, but It was only since
Tom Garrett had made the team that she had
shown any interest in practice games. Bayliss
had not yet arrived at the dignity of a train
ing-house, so Tom still had his old room and
kept the table in a roar at mealtimes.
The boys were tramping up the stairs now,
and the song had changed:
If you don't make love to the landlady's
You won't get a second piece of pie.
Then Jim Woodward's voice:
"How about that, Tom?"
And Tom's voice in laughing reply:
"Oh, I don't know."
The words seemed to hold a covert signifi
cance, and Nancy's smile faded. That hateful
song? How could sh<a ever have laughed over
it with the rest? Was that the way Tom
looked at her—as the landlady's daughter?
Was that the pitiful foundation of her happy
dreams? For once she was ashamed of her
mother's calling. The tears -came, but she
brushed them angrily away. Tom Garrett
need not think that she was like the average
girl of a college town. She would be a col
lege widow for no one!
The tea bell was ringing. With a hasty
glance in the mirror to see that no traces of
foolish tears remained, she tripped down
stairs with a poor assumption of her ordinary
manner. Once safe behind the urn, she de
voted herself to the business of pouring tea.
She appeared particularly oblivious to the
glances that Tom sent in her direction, as if
wondering the cause of her silence.
He lingered at ihe table after the others.
"Aren't you feeling well, Nancy?"
She clattered with the tea things as she said
"Quite well, thank you."
Tom looked his surprise at her tone, but he
only said pleasantly:
"Well, don't forget the concert. We had
better start at 7:30."
Nancy made a valiant effort to be cool and
dignified, but there was a little catch in her
voii c as she said:
"Oh, the concert! I had forgotten. But I—
I don't feel like going to-night. You had bet
ter take some one else." And she fairly ran
from the room.
Tom gazed after her in blank astonishment
Hi> understood even less in the days that
followed. Nancy refused all his invitations
until he grew thoroughly provoked at her.
Dv Peyster came to call. Nancy said she
was delighted to see him, and was so very
charming that he came again—and again.
Tom h?.d never thought much about Dv Pey
ster, but now he found himself regarding "the
call" with hatred. Dv Peyster took Nancy
to all the game.3.
"I do not need your tickets, thank you, Mr.
That "Mr." was the last straw, and Tom
vowed that he would never again try to make
friends with her. He kept his word, but his
heart often failed him as he saw Nancy, his
pretty Nancy, go off with that cad Dv Peyster
with never a glance in his direction.
It was a clear November day, an ideal
Thanksgiving Day, and every one was out in
Daily New YorK Letter
Morgan Buys a, $25,000 Book.
Nov 27.—1t is said that J. P. Morgan paid
for the Psalmorum Codex, or Latin Psalter,
which he recently brought home from Lon
don, more than ever before given for a sin
gle volume. The book, which is the only
copy in America, and one of twelve In ex
istence, had been listed in Quarltches' cata
logue at £5,250, or $26,000, and it is believed
Mr. Morgan paid about $25,000 for it.
It was printed by Fust and Schaeffier in
1459. It is 17 by nearly 15 inches in size, has
136 leaves, and is printed in Gothic Missal
type ou vellum, rubricated with a large num
ber of capitals and embellished with more
than 275 large initials in two colors—red, with
The music Is written on a staff of four
lines at the beginning of each psalm or can
There are In existence nine known copies
printed in 1457, and twelve with the date of
1459. The latter contain the Athanasiau creed
Democratic Harmony in Xew York.
Something is afoot in the democratic party
in the state looking toward harmony. Rich
ard Croker talked quiet and harmony to
day, and so did Elliott Danforth. While Mr.
Danforth has always been looked upon as a
friend of ex-Senator Hill, he had no authority
to speak for Mr. Hill in what he said to-day.
Chairman Frank Campbell of the demo
cratic state committee said that all democrats
hoped that the leaders would get together on
some sort of basis. Mr. Campbell said that
he favored the establishment of a literary
bureau in New York city similar to the re
publican literary bureau, which for 15 years
has been one of the great features of the
Fifth Avenue hotel. Mr. Hill has always
favored this idea. President-elect Canter of
the borough of New York was at the Hoffman
house, and he said.
"Harmony Is all very fine when it is talked
by people who were severely beaten at the
polls on election day. Mr. Croker is in the
woods and he knows it. There is a young
and progressive democracy in this city and
state which demands a change in leadership
One of Mr. Canter's friends said:
"There can be no harmony among the dem
ocrats of the state of New York until Mr.
Croker and Mr. Hill sail away to Asia."
Mr. Croker gave out an interview, in which
"The time Is ripe now for harmony among
all democrats. Unless the leaders get to
gether soon, there will be little or no chance
for democratic success in the state, the na
tion or the city for years to come. It is
time that all the sfate leaders should get
together and bury their differences, and I
think that this will be done soon, I am in
favor of harmony throughout the party, and
it won't be long now, probably less than
two weeks, before the democratic party will
formulate a eet of principles which will make
a rallying ground for all of the democrats of
the nation to meet on and to join each other
In harmony, and with the determination to
win ia the next election against the common
enemy. These principles will be the foun
dation on which all democrats can stand to
gether and ftght for their rights. The repub
licans and the trusts have been running
things for a long time, an<l the democrats
ought to get together and stand by each
other and by the party and win a victory."'
MeComb Limited His Daushter.
The will of James Jennings MeComb, who
the premier political entity of the English
Regarding Mr. Stead's "Americanization of
the World," we are free to say that visionary
though he may be he probably better appre
ciates than any other Englishman the tre
mendous rearrangement In world affairs,
political, Industrial and moral, now being
wrought by the rapid ascent of the United
States to unquestioned primacy among the
nations. He is certainly right in saying in
hia prospectus that the twentieth century is
the century of the American republic. We
shall await with interest the publication of the
"Americanization of the World."—Ed. Jour
Taxation of Churches.
To the Editor of The Journal.
A clergyman writing on the subject of
church taxation, says: "They are public
institutions and not private clubs." Let us
see. There are churches and churches. I
can remember some, where the minister was
force for the last game of the season. Da
Pevster thought he had never seen Nancy
look prettier, all in the college colors, with
her red .suit and black furs. Her dark eyes
danced with excitement, and the cold air gave
a brilliant color to her usually pale cheeks.
He told her so, but somehow it gave her no
"Don't let's talk so much," she said eager
ly. "We must pay strict attention to the
gamo since it is the end of the season."
The cheering and singing commenced as
the two teams trotted out on the field. O,
there was that hateful song again! Nancy
tried not to watch a certain figure, but It
seemed impossible for her eyes to forget their
old trick ot hunting it out after every scrim
It was an exciting game, for the two teams
wero evenly matched. Nancy found hersoli
hanging breathlessly on every play.
The first half over and even scores! Could
It be possible that Bayliss would be whipped
on its own field? How long the intermission
seemed! There they come again!
Shout, Bayiiss, shout! Cheer as you never
did before! The team must not know that
you have even a. doubt of failure.
The line of players zigzagged up and down,
following that bit of quicksilver, the ball.
Now there was a splendid run, now a kick.
But what was that? Some one was running
with the ball. One intercepting player was
thrown, another dashed aside, and still the
figure sped on. Nearer, nearer the goal
post! Three opponents were almost on him
now. He ifell, .but a great shout went up.
The touchdown had been made!
The little heap slowly disentangled itself,
but the undermost man did not move. A doc
tor ran forward. Nancy turned faint. It
was Tom—she knew it was Tom—and ac had
been killed! The cheering sounded far away.
She gave a little gasp, and Dv Peyster was
alarmed at sight of her face.
"You're sick, Miss Elliot?" lie asked anx
"No, no!" She did not take her eyes from
the group on the field. "Only—only, I hate
to see any one hurt. Do you think he is
killed?" she asked piteously.
Dv Peyster laughed as he said cheerily:
"Not a bit of it. It takes more than that to
down a Baylies man. See, there he is mov
ing. They are going to take him off the
field—probably an ankle sprained or some
thing of that sort. What's the matter with
Garrett?" to a passing sub.
"Only a sprained ankle. He's all right."
And the crowd echoed, "He's all right."
So Nancy sat out the rest of the game, and
when they were shouting the college v
she had won a victory over herself.
Tom could not go to the jubilation ban
quet on account of his sprain, but he didn't
seem to mind it very much, for Nancy brought
a well-filled tray to his lounge and sat be
side him while he ate. And it was the old
Nancy, smiling and gay. There was almost
a gleam of repentant tears in her eyes when
he had finished his desert and she leaned
over him and said:
"Don't you want another piece of pie,
Tom seized her hand.
"O, bother the pie, Nancy! I'd rather
Nancy's cheeks flushed as she bent over
the fallen hero, but her eyes twinkled as she
"Well, only to show you—l forgive you!"
died on March 31 last, leaving a |ifi,o
estate, provided that his daughter, Fannie
Payiio McComb, should share equally with
her sisters and brothers In the estate if she
did not marry Harry Louia Hertog. In the
event of her marrying Herzog, who is an ar
tist of Philadelphia, she was to have only
an Income of $15,000 a year and on her death
$300,000 was to be distributed among h»r
children. It is computed that her income
would be $110,000 a year if she refrains
from marrying Herzog. Miss McComb, 6Uing
for a construction of the- will, contended that
this provision was invalid. After passing
upon other parts of the will. Justice Scott
says that it does not appear that she has
married Herzog and, as she may never J.j
so, the question raised is merely abstract and
academic and one on which the executors may
never need advice. Such questions, the judge
says, the courts will not consider. The otfier
children of Mr. McComb are Mary Alice Mc-
Comb Coxe, Lillie McComb, Grath and Jen
nings ?cott McComb. The widow, Mary, hav
ing died on July 2 last, most of the ©state
will go to the children.
The Famous Hope Diamond.
The famous Hope diamond, the largest of
the few blue diamonds that have ever been
found, weighing 44% karats, arrived here to
day on the Kron Prina Wllhelm, One of tho
passengers on the ship was Simon Frankel,
the diamond importer of 68 Nassau street, who
purchased the gem in London two weeks aga
from Lord Francis Hope and the other heirs
of the late Henry T. Hope, the banker of
Amsterdam, from whom the stone got its
Although it was learned from other sources
that the big gem had accompanied Mr.
Frankel to this country, Mr. Frankel pre
served the greatest secrecy about the mat
ter, even going so far as to deny that the
diamond was on the ship. It would be here
in a few days, he said, on another steamer.
Colonel Storr, head of the customs Inspec
tors, admitted that the gem was aboard the
ship and was securely locked up In the
purser's sife, where it would remain, he said,
over night and be taken to the custom-house
for appraisal to-morrow.
The duty on a cut stone unmounted ps the
Hope diamond Is li) per cent advalorem and
the customs people -will probably estimate
the value at the price Mr. Frankel gave for
it. That was £28,760 or about |148,500, ac
cording to cable dispatches.
Mr. Frankel said h» had already had one
offer for the atone from E. M. Gattle, the
jeweler of Fifth avenue and Thirty-eighth
street. Mr. Gattle went down on a revenue
cutter to try and get the stone before thfl
ship reached her pier. He did not get it, h*
said, because Mr. Frankel would not sell.
He said he had offered $350,000, which had
been subscribed by a syndicate.
Tunnel to Brooklyn.
Chief Engineer Parsons of the Rapid Transit
commission, told the commission, which is
looking into the question of building a tun
nel to Brooklyn, that the carrying capacity of
the underground railroad will be 40.000,000
passengers a year. Trains will be run at a
mile a minute, and will consist of eight cars,
each with seating and standing room for
ninety-six. Controller Ttoler fears that many
things now coming up may retard the build
ing of the tunnel to Brooklyn, which would
connect with this underground railroad. He
has been trying to hold baok a sufficient mar
gin of the debt limitation to provide for the
building of the tunnel In two years from
next April. But heis apprehensive that other
requirements of the city may prevent this.
all the name Implies. Guided by the sen
timent, "Jesus, I my cross have taken, all
to leave and follow thee," they comforted
the poor and lifted them through force of ex
ample. That is the kind of church which is
entitled to exemption from taxation.
There is another institution which exists
in every prosperous community. It Is the
"leading church," which has most of the
attributes of the private club, rich upholstery,
exquisite music, kitchen, etc., etc L all de
signed to please the senses and a
Here the poor receive scant 06Vrtesy. "ft
raise money this church holds a wrummatf>
sale," spreads contagion and sells to the
poor what ought to be glveai to th«ra. But I
am saying too much. —A_,J. Hanrood.
-Miss Stone's Live Week.
; Brookings (8. D.) Press.
This is Miss Stone's live we«k.