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MILLER IN CHARGE
Assumes Direction of Traffic Af-
fairs of the Burlington.
HILL-STICKNEY UNDERSTANDING
It Will Prevent Rate Disturbances—
System of Accounting: of
' llurliiiKtun. ;' ■. ■ :
Darius Miller assumed his new posi
tion as traffic director of the Burlington
system yesterday. It is conceded that he
is also to remain in close touch with
Great. Northern affairs anfl will exercise
certain influence in the traffic affairs of
the Northern Pacific. Just how far his
duties or influence, outside of the Bur
lington, will extend is known to few peo
ple except James J. Hill. It is believed
that Mr. Miller's successor as traffic man
ager of the Great Northern will be tither
General Freight Agent Somers of the
Great Northern or Traffic Manager Eden
of the Eastern Minnesota.
Mr. Hill spent one day in Chicago on
his way wesi. He was in conference with
Mr. Miller a portion of the day and
spent several hours with President Harris
of the Burlington.
.M.\ Miller has confirmed the report
that be will move to Chicago and make
that i-iiy his headquarters after Jan. 1.
A Complete I n«ler»tnndlnj;.
The belief is general in traffic circles
that there is a complete understanding'
between President Hill of the Northern
So'.-urii us company and President Stick
ney of the Great Western regarding traffic
matters hi the west. This does not mean
that the Chicago Great Western has come
under Mr. Hills control. Friendly rela
tions have always existed between Messrs.
SlI kney and Hill and both are of the
opinion that the west can be better served
by the railroads if they work in harmony
thai: through needless rate wars. The
we*tern railroads are soon to obtain new
Instruction in the art of maintaining
rate.* mi preventing discrimination, and
Messrs. Hill. Stkkney and Miller will do
most of the teaching.
Hiirliiiutuit Accounting System.
With the advent of Mr. Miller into Bur
lington affairs some changes have al
ividv been made in methods. The Chi
c.igo Oi'onicle this morning says:
Hereafter the Burlington system is to be
operated on the principal of a department
■tare. Every representative of the company
lias be^n advised that he is to be the sole
manager of his department and that his
profits and losses will be charged to him in
■lCad of the railroad company as a whole.
Etery representative, from the smallest up to
tire president, will luep a strict account of his
department and submit monthly reports to
Mines J. Hill. The entire amounting and
bookkeeping system of the Burlington is to
be revolutionized In this way in ord^r that
the auditings will correspond with the system
prevailing on the Great Northern road.
Fn.it St. Louis Freight.
The Minneapolis & St. Louis has com
pleted arrangements for a fast freight
service from St. Louis over a route that
gives it the shortest line to that point.
This has beeu made necessary owing to
the fact that the Burlington, Cedar Rapid 6
& Northern, the present St. Louis con
nection of the Minneapolis & St. Louia,
is gradually making arrangements to en
ter the twin cities. The new serice will
be via the Minneapolis & St. Louis to
Albert Lea, lowa Central to Albla, lowa,
and The Wabash into St. Louis. Condi
tions on this route are such that very
fast running time can be made and the
Minneapolis & St. Louis is given a big
advantage. The new service will be in
augurated to-morrow. The new passen
ger service to St. Louis will be inaugu
rated over this route as soon as the Bur
lington. Cedar Rapids & Northern has en
tered the twin cities.
>t. & St. I . Short Lines.
The Minneapolis & St. Louis is well
fixed for short lines to southwestern
points. It claims the distinction of being
the short line to Omaha, Kansas City, St.
Louis and Peoria. It is drawing a big
share of the traffic in packing-house prod
ucts from the southwest. The fast freight
service inaugurated on these various lines
has been of much assistance to Minne
apolis jobbers in extending their trade
into the southwest.
Local traffic men say that at the recent
meeting in Chicago a long step was taken
toward a change in methods of handling
rolling stock belonging to foreign lines.
The majority of western traffic men favor
a charge by the day instead of a charge
by the mile as at present. This change
is championed by many, for the reason
that under the present system many lines
ate dilatory in returning cars. Freight
ar ••performance" has been much dis
cussed recently. The Illinois Central
leads in the new movement. Its officials
show that on its own lines Illinois Cen
tral cars cover an average of thirty-one
miles daily, while on foreign lines its cars
riiake an average of but eighteen miles.
'J'he North-Western officials are opposed
to a change.
Maj Mist* Kmnuiiis Entirely.
An Albert Lea dispatch says that the
Emraons depot case is liable to be settled
in a way not previously thought of by
either of the litigants. The people of
Bramons, Minn., want the -Minneapolis &
St. Louis to build a depot at that station, i
Three-quarters of a mile away is Nor-:
man. lowa, the regular station of the
Minneapolis & St. Louis.. The case is now
before the supreme court for decision. The
Minneapolis & St.. Louis nas adopted a:
general policy of straightening every i
curve on its line that can be so improved. '
There are, several curves in the vicinity
of .E/nmons which are included in this
program, and the straightening process!
will finally leave Emmons at least a mile
off the regular line of road, where no
depot will be necessary.
X3AV OMAHA SCHEDULE
It Will Be Operative on an- After
, December 2i>.
The detailed schedules of the new night
train service to be begun Dec. 29 by the
Omaha road between Minneapolis end
South Dakota points is as follows-
Through • sleepers will leave- Minneapolis
every night at 8:10 and St. Paul 8:40, and will
connect at Mankato with the westbound Chi
'ago & North-Western train, via New Ulm.
Tracy, Lake Benton, Brookings and Water
town, arriving atßedfield, S. D. r at 9:10 the
next morning. The service toward the twin
• itles provides for a sleeper leaving Redfleld
at 6:45 p. m., raily, arriving at St. Paul 7-35
and Minneapolis at 8:10 a. m. Connections
will be made at Brookings to and from Huron
arriving t Huron at 7:30 a. m., and leaving
Huron at 8:30 p. m. These trains will afford
night trains between the twni cities am! South
Dakota; points which have never been had
before.'- ; .;> .
The day train leaving Minneapolis at 7 10
a. m. and St. Paul at 7:40 a. m., will make
connections at Mankato with the Chicago &
North-Western, arriving at Pierre, S. D. at
11:35 p. m., returning the train will leave
Pierre at 4:20 a. m. and Huron at 8 40 a m
and will reach St. Paul at 7:35 p. m 'and
Minneapolis 8 p. m. The train leaving Minne
apolis at 4:30 p. m. and St. Paul at 4-50 p m
will also have a third connection via Kasota
reaching New Ulm at 8:40 p. m Leaving
New Ulm at 6:05 a. m. St. Paul will be
reached *t lv:05 a. m. and Minneapolis at
lO:3u a. m.
Marvin lluyliiii Appreciated.
New -York Sun Special Service
New York, Dee. 21.-H has been learned on
good authority that the directors of the
Cntcaso & North-Western railroad voted at
a recent meeting to present to the president
of the road Marvin HugWtt, $50,000 in^appre
ciation, of the work he has done for the cor
poration. Mr. Hughitt entered the service
of the road as general superintendent in 187"
He was elected president in ISB7.
Homewekerc' Rate*.
Hoidle«eeker»'> rates from Chicago: to the
coast have been placed at $33. The Chicago f t. '' ~ '"■ : ,"7 ,-;ri >/
lines made a rate of $8 from Minneapolis to I " you are nervous <¥ dyspeptic try.Car-
Ohicago, following the action of the north ter> B Little Nerve Pills. IDyspepsianiakeß
coast lines In mai the fare from Mlnneap- : you nervous," and nervousness makes you
Thi° r^e'fr^^hi^ ■*" m', ' dyspeptic: either one • renders you mis
.Tta rate from Uuoac» to AtoaUaa com- j erable, and these little pills cure both. S
rnon points and eaat will be $30, made up of a
$10 rate from Chicago to Minneapolis and a
$20 rate from this city into Montana; to
points beyond $8 will bo added, making a $33
rate from Chicago to the coast, with the
coast roads taking. $25 as their share. To
Spokane, Wash., $22.50 will be charged from
this, city,,with $8 for the Minneapolis-Chicago
lines, making $30.50.
>l. £ St. li. Change.
Beginning to-morrow the Minneapolis & St.
Louis road will change the time of depar
ture from Minneapolis of its Omaha-Des
Moines train from S:K> p. m. to 8:55 p. m. The
train will arrive in Dcs Moines at 7 a. ni. and
at Omaha at S:OT> the following morning.
< hii ii lie on (>. R. & It. C. Rotld.
Beaumont, Texas. Dec. 21.— G. R. Wans
brough, general freight and passenger agent
of the Gulf, Beaumont & Kansas City rail
road, has tendered his resignation with that*
road, to take effect Dec. 31. The resignation
has been accepted and he will be succeeded
by J. J. Coleran of Chicago.
Klkhom Buy* Coveted Ground.
Special to The Journal.
Lead, S. 1)., Dec. m.— The Elkhorn Rail
road company has settled With the property
owners on lower. Main street, with the excep
tion of Jack Daly. This'is the ground over
which ttn- new line has been surveyed, the
aettleiftent being; reached by condemnation
proceedings. The prices have been fixed at
from $3,750 to $10,000. The railroad company
has ordered all the buildings torn dowa and
removed, to maka^room for the new passen
ger station and frcighthouse.
PITHY REPORT FROM G. J.
PLT SHERIFF ON SALARY BASIS
That the Most Important Recom
mendation—Other Pertinent
Sufsfgemtlonu.
Without wasting any words, the grand
jury has prepared a statement of needed
reforms in the manner of conducting pub
lic business. Legislative action will be.
required before certain reforms can be
made, but the majority of recommenda
tions can be put in effect by the county
commissioners if they will. Th*e following
is a copy of the report:
We, the grand jury for the November
term, 1901, submit the following report:
First—We find, the city lookup in very bad
condition —damp and unhealthy—and we be
lieve it should be thoroughly renovated and
refitted or else condemned.
Second —Regarding the county jail, we find
the officers directly in charge to be fully com
petent and we have no criticism or recom
mendation to make as to that institution.
Third—As the granfl jury tor the September
term made full Investigation of the county
poor farm and the city workhouse, and as no
complaints were presented to us of the con
duct of those iustltutions, we decided to make
uo investigation of them.
Fourth —We further recommend:
That no money be paid any county official
except the treasurer.
That claims for money expended on behalf
of the county shall be accompanied by vouch
ers.
That coroner's 1 inquests shall be held only
upon the written order of the county at
torney.
That the county auditor shall keep account
of the expenses of boarding prisoners from
other counties, and that the county commis
sioners shall see that the claims for such
services are collected.
That tbe probation officer shall take all
children committed to the state public school
and shall be allowed actual traveling ex
penses only.
That no contracts aggregating more than I
$iou shall be awarded except after adver
tising and an opportunity for competitive bid
ding.
That the office of sheriff shall be placed on
a salary basis.
That the clerk of the court shall make a
daily settlement with the county treasurer.
We recommend to the county attorney and
th& county commissioners of Hennepin county,
that in cases where further legislation is nec
essary, in order to carry out the above recom
mendations', they bring the matter to the at
tention of the members of the legislature
from Hennepin county, that the necessary
changes in the statutes be made.
—Jame3 T. Wyman,
Foreman.
A FIRE ANDJ\ RESCUE
Walter H. Thorji, the Hero, Is Slight
i>- Injured.
\ Fire originating from a defective stove
pipe practically destroyed the story-and
a-half dwelling at 817 Fourth street S,
to-day at 10:30 a. m. The house was oc
cupied by the families of C. Horovitch and
Sophia Rosenstein. The upper part was
burned away and the furniture, of which
little could be carried out, was badly
damaged by smoke, fire and water. The
loss will be about 300.
Walter H. Thorp, vice president and
treasurer of the Fire Proof Door company.
529 Ninth street S, just around the cor
ner from the fire, was one of the first to
arrive on the scene, and while aiding one
of the children to escape from the burn
ing building, was quite painfully injured.
Just «s he emerged from the side door
with a child in his arms, he was struck
on the side of the face with a ladder which
firemen were carrying to the rear of the
house. He was knocked off his feet but
he kept the little girl from falling on the
ice. The wound made by the ifon tip of
the ladder bled profusely for a time, but
will not be at all serious.
MORE MEN OBLITERATED*
liOUK Man and Short Man Rob Will
iam Lewis.
William Lewis of Park Rapids, Minn.,
who came to Minneapolis late yesterday
afternoon with $20 in his pocket, had to
sleep in the tramp room at the Central
police station during the night, not hav
ing money enough to pay for lodgings. He
visited friends in Xortheast Minneapolis
I during the evening and later went to
I Cronin's saloon, at the corner of Four
| taenth avenue and Fourth street NE. • As
he left the place he was -attacked by two
strange men, who struck him over the
head, rendering him almost unconscious.
They then rifled his pockets, taking every
cent he had. He did not get a distinct
view of the hold-up men, but says both
were dressed in black and that one was i
tall and the other short. He walked to
police headquarters, where he reported
his loss. He was given permission to
sleep at the police station.
By the time the prisoners were ar
raigned in police court this morning, the
charges against them had been changed J
to vagrancy. To this charge Reardon and I
Gorman pleaded guilty and were sentenced !
to sixty days in the workhous.e. Riven
pleaded not guilty, and his trial was Set
for Dec. 23. Campbell was dismissed.
The "Lake Superior Limited*' on the
"Duluth Short Line"
Of the Northern Pacific is the NONPA
REIL of Daylight trains in the Northwest.
It runs daily in'both directions between
St. Paul and Minneapolis and Buluth and
the Superiors.
It is a brand new train of four oars,
hauled by Atlantic type engines, the only
ones of the sort in the Northwest.
It consists of a combination baggage and
smoking car, flrst-clasß coacH, Parlor caT,
and observation -cafe car—all electric
lighted, steam heated, •. wide vestibuled,
and Pullman built.
The parlor car is elegantly finished in
mahogany and satin wood, has finely up
holstered movable wicker chairs, and the
lavatory -arrangements, particularly for
women, are something quite unusual.
The observation car is also finished in
mahogany and satin wood, has two smok
ing rooms, a fine library, desk and sta
tionery free to passengers, and a large
observation parlor with plate glass win
dows, and atr the rear an observation
platform. The <:afe serves the best of
meals at very moderate prices. Try this
train once and you will use no other.
■Chas. S. Fee, eOn;t. Pass. Agent, St.
Paul, Minn.
GLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
IXTERESTIXG SCHOOL. PROGRAMS
How the Children of Blalne, Frank
lin and Webster Schools
Celebrated.
A very charming program was given
yesterday afternoon by the pupils of
Blame school. The building was prettily
decorated with the ordinary work of the
children. A special feature of the exhi
bition was illustrated compositon work
on Beethoven. The pupils of the eighth
grade had for a week made a study of
the life ajid works of the great com
poser, which was seasonable as his birth
day fell on Tuesday, Dec. 17. To give a
pleasing finish to the program, Beethov
en's fourth sonata' was played with good
expression by Edmund Eichhorn. After
a miscellaneous ' program in the hall,
to "A" room to enjoy a reading from
lightful numbers, the guests adjourned
to a "A" room to enjoy a reading from
Shakspere, the trial scene from the
"Merchant of Venice,' 1 given by boys and
girls of "A" room. The hall was well
filled with an appreciative audience of
parents and friends.
At Franklin School.
Franklin school pupils were entertained
by an illustrated talk yesterday after
noon at the German Evangelical church,
Sixteenth avenue N and Third street.
Miss Geer, the principal, told in a very
charming manner the story of the first
Christmas, and how children in other
lands spend the holiday. She recited in
simple language the beautiful story of
the star, the shepherds, and the wise
men; and as each incident was touched
upon, realistic views were thrown upon
the screen. Views and vivid descriptions
of old-world cathedrals formed a pleasing
feature of the entertainment. The child
ren thoroughly enjoyed the pictures; and
as eacL one fell clearly before them, a
chorus of long-drawn "ah's" expressed
thsir delight.
Miss Guth, a singer in the church choir,
.gave several delightful solos. The en
tertain men r, was given by the teachers to
enable the children to gain more fully
.the meaning of the approaching holiday.
Webster School in Holiday Garb.
Webster school ia holiday atttre comes
as near fairyland as so prosaic a place
as a school well can. The building is al
ways ao cheery that pupils love it even
with its working clothes on; but with
the festive garb it w^ore yesterday, it at
tracted so many that nearly every seat
was filled and every face was wreathed
in smiles. Evergreens, trimmed with
pretty paper ornaments made by the
children, adorned the hall. At one end
there was a very realistic fireplace, with
gaily-decked branches around it. Each
of the primary grades had a tree dressed
with glittering baubles and little colored
lanterns. Naturally the tree in the baby
room was the biggest and brightest, bear
ing in addition to the decorations, sundry
toys and a novelty in the form of a
curious little string of powders called
a Japanese firecracker, which threw out a
tiny shower of sparks when lighted. The
spirit of giving rather than of receive
ing was emphasized in the children's
holiday work; so every room was deco
rated with little articles made by the
children and intended for parents. Each
tiny desk in the baby-room held a minute
box of candy with a suubonnet baby on
its lid. In the higher grades the gifts
were principally calendars and Christmas
cards showing considerable skill and
tasie.
, Thursday afternoon the principals and
teachers of neighboring schools were in
vited to inspect the building at an in
formal tea. Parents and friends of the
pupils were received Friday afternoon,
when a Santa Claus presided at the light
ing of the tree. All admired and en
joyed the festivities, but none more than
the children. Each room extended hearty
wishes for a merry Christmas and a happy,
new year; and one little fellow, thinking
the scope of that not broad enough added,
I "and a good time."
THE CHRISTMAS BOY
"Little Prince" suits, in velveteen and
velvet, are what the shops are offering
for Christmas boys from 6 to 10. They
have, with their white cloth or canvas
accessories—collar, cuffs and tie —a gala
... ,
air suite.d to the season, and the sim
plicity of their cut makes them easy
models for mothers to follow.
The photograph depicts a Christmas
suit in brown velveteen with white cloth
trappings. A nautical cap, also in white
cloth, with a scarlet band and emblem
tops it nattily.
POLITICS IN AUSTRALIA
Uutrstion of Coolie Immigration Dis
turbs'the Commonwealth.
Shanghai Mercury.
The question of coolie immigrants to
the Australian commonwealth, particular
ly Queensland, is forcing itself more to
the front. The cry has gone forth for a
"White Australia," and in regard to
Queensland the very men who raise the
cry are the first to refuse the work they
deny to others. The white man is right
in refusing this tropical labor, which he
is unsuited for, wrong in refusing it to
others, to whom it means so much, mere
ly for the sake of a taking political party
cry. It is the same whether the immi
grants be Indian, Chinese, Japanese or
Kanakas. In regard to Chinese the law
is very stringent, and even Prince Ching
or Li Hung Chang could not place a foot
on Australian soil without permission
from the various state governments. At
present there is no restriction on Japanese
immigration save that imposed by the
Japanese government, which is unwilling
to part with any of its population, unable
to wholly prevent the departure of con
siderable numbers of laborers and handi
craftsmen. Should the Australian labor
party carry a bill in the federal parlia
ment, and such a contingency is by no
means unlikely, for the suppression of
alien immigration, including that from
Japan, the imperial government will find
itself placed upon the horns of a dilemma;
it will have either to veto the bill and
offend the Australian labor party, or ac
cept it and risk a rupture with Japan.
Both Mr. Barton and Mr. Reed perceive
the rocks ahead and are equally anxious
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
REV. G. L MORRILL "DOES" LONDON
The Weather Is Not Much, but the Historic Associations Are Worth
Millions—Concert Halls, the Tower, the Bank and the
WicKed East End.
Beg pardon, but don't you know the
blasted English channel was as smooth
as a confidence man when I crossed it.
New Haven, England, loomed up with it 3
200 foot high cliffs and fortified Castle
Hill all sun-kissed with glory. After the
custom house officers "hands across the
sea" had held me up and found nothing,
I climbed the side door of a queer look
ing train with a dummy looking engine
that rolled as if it had wheels in its
head, and everywhere else, to make the
fifty-six miles to the metropolis. Bright
on was only eight miles distant, the fash
ionable watering place, where F. W.
Robertson used to preach. Though dead,
he still speaks through the many minis
ters who work off his superb sermons in
whole or part every Sunday.
I was driven from the depot in a han
som to the splendid St. Ermine's hotel.
I said, with Falstaff, "Sliall I not take
mine ease in mine inn?" So I rang for
hot water, and when the buxom maid had
left it at the door, I said, "Thanks;," and
after a hasty toilet, with visions of roast
beef, plum pudding and old port, I hur
ried down to breakfast to learn the wide
difference between French and English
cooking.
The weather was rainy, raw, foggy and
sooty; not vernal like Palestine, or voi
uptious like Italy, but like London
weather itself, beastly and nasty. How
ever, this was just the kind of an in-door
day for sight seeing. I called a cabby,
a big, fat, red-nosed man, full of ale and
facts, gave him a tip and off went his
mouth and horse; he discoursed on ,the
city's roads, good walks, efficient police
and noted objects of passing interest, all
the time driving through crowds, grazing
curbs, brushing wheels and popping flies
from off his horse's ear in a wonderful
way.
I visited a number of museums, nota
bly the South Kensington, with its flue
building filled with articles useful and
ornamental, ancient and modern, and col
lection of paintings, statuary and things
which make a connossieur liable to for
get the commandment against covetous
ness.
Then came the world-famed -British
Museum, England's most priceless pos
session, with its manuscripts and books,
prints and drawings, coins and medals,
Babylonish, Egyptian, Roman and Greek
antiquities. The Elgin marbles which his
lordship had 'conveyed" from the Par
thenon I saw in all their beauty. At Ath
ens I felt outraged at Elgin's theft and
that the poor Greeks had only plaster
casts of the originals, but here the
marbles are- safe and sound and. any
Athenian may come and "frieze" himself
to his heart's content.
"Lost in London" I had seen In America,
but it was no play joke here; I don't mean
the experience I had one night at Seven
| Dials, but the feeling of isolation and
I desolation in a great, strange crowd.
When De Quincey entered London he felt
like a wave in the Atlantic or a plant in
a forest; really, this "mask of maniacs
and pageant of phantoms" affected me
quite the same. Dear old London, older
than ten thousand years, how thy eight
millions pour down streets and alleys, by
Charing Cross hotel, and out into the
I Strand, beating against Eleanor Cross,
that soot and smoke-grimed marble block,
erected to the memory of Edward I.'s wife,
that rare woman who possessed the un
usual combination of goodness and beauty.
One morning I went with my friend to
Temple Bar, not so much for a drink as to
follow the example of Dr. Johnson, who
! used to come here and amuse himself by
' looking at and studying the crowds of peo
: pie. The bar has given way to a memorial
with a statue of royalty and the devil of
a dragon on top; I was a little surprised
at first, but found him on top In so many
other places that I thought it must be
all right. Temple Bar, you know, was the
dividing line between the English sover
eigns' and lord mayor's domain, a kind of
1 patrol limit. The king had to ask permis
sion to visit the town, after which "ma
1 lawd" mayor gave him the keys and told
| him to help himself, a custom we are fa
i miliar with on the occasion of Elks and
other religious convocations jn our coun
try.
Near by I found many historical, lit
erary haunts to which great and good men
naturally gravitated, as the wise men of
Greece did to Athens and the up-to-date
i men do now from St. Paul to Minneapolis.
j After a swift tramp to Fleet street, to
I see Newspaper Row, a visit to the haunts
j of Milton, Goldsmith, Dickens, and some
of the other "litterary fellers" I wen
with Irving in his sketch book to "Little
Britain" where the people religiously ate
pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, hot-cross
buns on Good Friday, roast goose at. Mi-
I chaelmas. sent love letters on St. Valen
tine's day, burned the pope on November
sth and kissed all the girls under the
mistletoe on Christmas.
I could give you a "tedious brief ac
count" of the bridges across the Thames,
j notably London Bridge. This bridge is
j in no danger of "falling down" with the
j $8,000,000 invested in its construction and
sentinel lamp posts along its sides, cast
from cannon captured from the French in
Spain. The tide of humanity pours over
it as the Thames does under it. Cock
| Lane Ghosts, Dames Quickly, Boars'
! Head bums, Mother Shiptons, Punch and
j Judies, Jarley figures. Billing's Gate
slang-whangers, Bill Sykes bullies, frail
feminines, doctor*, lawyers, merchants
and thieves, walking, driving or jammed
in or on busses all plastered over with
ads of food, clothing, or drink so that the
stranger can hardly read the name of his
destination.
The luaut End and the Parks.
East End is London's hub of hell, a
"Bridge of Sighs" over which helpless
misery travels whither God only knows.
I went with police escort and needed it
more than in any other slumming tour I
had ever made. Gin shops, girls and old
women drunk, men's gambling hells and
prostitutes' pandemonium! Oh the wretch
edness, poverty, disease, squalor, little
men and women with bouls already filled
with graves from which sad skeletona
rose; all those and more, not simly to
wonder at and weep over but to work for
as London does, giving more in charity
in proportion to its population than any
other city on the continent.
London takes great pride in her palaces
and parks; St. James' park with foliage
and lake for saints and sinner; Kennsing
ton gardens With plants, walks and trees,
where without any prohibitory clause you
may go to grass like Nebuchadnezzar;
Hyde Park, best of all. with its fine gate
ways and marble arch intended as a mon
ument to Nelson, and grass, flowers, trees,
Serpentine Lake. Rotten Row, alive
with riders and walks filled with people
of all climes and conditions who in fashion
and beauty come in crowds.
Concert Halls and Bar Maids.
Here, as in Paris, you may find any
kind of pleasure you please; concert halls,
dance houses, circuses, chambers of hor
rors, theaters of drama and farce and all
kinds of variety shows far removed in
spirit from the time when holy play and
representations of miracles were per
formed. English bar maids are greatly
and grossly in evidence. London seems
to have to have the unique distinction of
having thousands of these girls who
"make destruction please;" girls who will
oggle, flirt, tell off-colored stories, drink
ale familiarly and profusely with you and
prove who much worse a bad woman is
than a bad man because she falls from
a greater height.
ta avoid them. Whether they will be suc
cessful in so doing remains to be seen.
To such an extent has the feeling on the
part of the labor party in New South
Wales and Queensland against the Japan
ese'been carried that Hisakichl Eitaki,
the Japanese consul in the parent state,
has written to one of the Sydney papers
protesting against the aspersions cast
upon his fellow countrymen. That an
official representative should have deemed
it necessary to address himself directly to
The London Sunday.
One of the most striking things is a
London Sunday; Babel is then quiet, shops
are shut, streets deserted, trains and
busses run at longer intervals, most of
the restaurants are closed, and your ears
are not bombarded with "morning paper."
The churches are full of worshipers;
royalty doesn't attend church very much,
and then privately, but the many go;
some to Ritualistic and others to Dissent
ing churches, in both of which one finds
the Bpirit of reverence and obedience for
law, human ami divine, we seem to lack
in America.
England isn'.t as much on church archi
tecture as Italy; St. Paul's is imposing
for strength and simplicity, but without
and within it is a great disappointment
The fin© dome leads you to expect mar
bles, mosaics, altars and windows like
the cathedrals of the continent, but you
see daist, fog, walls and semi-nude
memorial statues of Dr. Johnson and oth
er grave celebrities. I saw the fine
thought and epitaph concerning the archi
tect, Christopher Wren: "It you seek
his monument look around you." If
Wren's plans had been carried out for
St. Paul's 'interior decoration, it would
have been far better for him and us. I
don't suppose Nelson and. the Duke of
Wellington, who lie here, care very much
about their aesthetic surroundings, but
when it cornea to Sir Joshua Reynolds and
J. M. Turner, those great artists, tt seems
to me they would kick if they could.
Westminster Abbey is far different, and
I can't just see why Heine gave the sex
ton a shilling and said he would have
given him more if the collection had been
more complete. Recall its age back into
1000, its splendid Gothic architecture,
aisles and rose windows, its powerful
memories, and would you refuse a bust
there if they paid for it and insisted on
your having it? It is a pile of "mourn
ful magnificence," but it attracted me
many times with its service, music, coro
nation chair, shrines, sepulchres, efffgies,
inscriptions of kings, heroes, statesmen,
philanthropists and poets, including our
own Longfellow. The late Dean Stanley
had! reason to value the abbey and regard
it as "a religious national and liberal in
stitution," Such it is, and I'd like to try
my hand at a worthy description of this
historic pile had not Washington Irving
done it "to the queen's taste "
Because Mr. Wren's plans were not
adopted in laying out the streets of Lon
don after the big fire, they outrival Bos
ton; but this makes them more interest
ing in a way, for like Micawber you are
always expecting something to "turn up"
and you find yourself turned at the wrong
VIpSS driVe * 1 Lambeth Palace, along the
Victorian embankment with its walk
trees, and obelisk, and by the side of the
Th*™e* more significant to-day than Nile
and Tiber in its wide influence 7 I si ted
the houses of , parliament, a pile of fine
Goth c extending 1,000 feet along the
stone 8 mSSt Bright ' D^raeli! Glad
stone! ,WWha t names to conjure with! Of
more interest to me than the Victoria
tower, through which the queen entered
parliament or clock tower with its bar
steel minute hand twelve feet long. or
? g thße WUh, itß rteen ton bell bang
of the td r e^° f Pf lia, ment ' the declaration
of the truth, not only of the divine right
of kings but the right divine of the people.
London Tower.
One day after an underground ride in a
chamber of horrors with smoke, soot and
sSfion f* T d6 DaDte'3 bell a desirable
station to change cars at, I visited the
famous London Tower; it's the English
Bastiie covers twenty-six acres and more
broken hearts, and goes baok to William
the Conqueror's time, 1078: its White
Bloody, Middle, Bell and Bauchamp tow
ers could a tale unfold" which would
make you think the furnace fire had gone
out in January, it is full of the story of
despair and death; the names Wallace
Clarence, Edward V.- and Richard, Kath
anne and Raleigh stretch to the crack of
doom. I entered some of these cells, read
the.names, inscriptions and verses on the
wall and thanked God I was a free Ameri
can. The guide led me to the Traitors
gate by the river with memories of Sir
Thomas More and Annie Boleyn, whom
Henry VIII. killed that he might marry
Jane Seymore next day. Then I wan
dered to the armory whioh had been a
royal residence in Elizabeth's time but
was now filled with arms enough to stack
an army and with trophies from the
world over where British valor had won;
afterwards to the treasury room with
crowns, jewels and royal insignia and
dining-room outfits of gold. These are
all guarded by the big beef eaters—they
looked watchful and worshipful.
The Bank: of England.
The Bank of England looks like a Gib
raltar, stone, massive, one-storied, win
dowless, and covers four acres. It has
been compared to the "central dynamo of
the financial world"; that sounds well,
and yet nations sometimes go down the
financial toboggan slide of supremacy.
American money and credit are pretty
good here. We have something to say
about iron, steel, tin, tools, ships and
electric traction. Think of it! John Bull
looking at an Elgin watch early in the
morning, shaving with Yankee soap, eat
ing bread made of Minneapolis flour, read
ing a paper printed on an American ma
chine, working before a Michigan-made
desk, smoking Virginia cheroots, drinking
an American cocktail, reading an Ameri
can book or attending a musical concert
where Nordica is the star.
It is only natural that an Englishman
should believe there is nothing above him
and that other nations need heaven as the
only thing which can console them for not
being born Englishmen. This satisfied
and stolid manner has led to cutting car
toon and criticism. Brunetiere, the
French critic, says: "The dazzling fact
of America's history in the nineteenth
century is the continuous progress of the
democratic ideal, and. this ideal is the con
tradiction of the Anglo-Saxon ideal."
Lawrence Sterne said that an English
man did not know whether to take or re
ject the sweet or sour of a compliment,
while our inimitable Mr. Dooley affirms
that in an American joke you laugh just
after the point if at all, but in the Eng
lish you laugh either before the point or
after the decease of the joker.
Be this and more, as it may, the Eng
lish have fine traits in the fibre of their
individual and national life; home Is the
Englishman's castle on the husband's
part, and the good wife makes it the con
servatory of the beautiful. Their boys
and girls are loving and obedient, and
with simple food, pleasures, and exer
cise, make noble men and women; their
hospitality is proverbial and when you
are invited to it it means much.
I think it was Mr. Smelfungus who
called the Pantheon a "Huge cockpit"; in
no such spirit have I recorded my impres
sion of London whioh I greatly admire
for its government, streets, spacious
parks, wonderful museums, historic, liter
ary memory. We Americans have many
points in common with our British rela
tives in respect to business, education and
religion; we look much alike, talk tne
same language and sing the same national
air. I have seen the Mndon John Bull
in appearance he is more than a sturdy,
fat fellow with round hat, leather breeches
and red waistcoat; in character he is
more than pipe and tankard, guineas and
growls, protecting or patronizing airs; he
is well compared to his old oak staff,
rough outside and sound within.
—Q. L. MorrllL
the Australian community is a fact not
wlthbut significance and probably only
taken under lntsructions from, his gov
ernment.
NOT HER FAULT.
Philadelphia Press.
"What a scornful expression Miss Nu
ritch has."
"Yes, but she really can't help it. She
has resided during the greater portion of
her life near a glne factory." i
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SPORTS
PREPARING FOR YALE ,
Varsity Basket Ball Team Member*
to Spend Vacation Here.
The university basket ball .team will
remain in the city during the vacation in
order to keep in trim for the game with
the Yale men on the evening of Jan. 2.
The easterners are making the longest
trip ever made Into the west by a team of
Yale athletes. They will play eight
games in all before they return to New
Haven on Jan. 8. A letter received from
New Haven yesterday states that the
Minnesota contest is considered the hard
est on the list of eight games. The Yale
team, it appears, is composed of men who
have been heard from in other contests in
which Yale has entered. Among these
will be Spraker, the intercollegiate cham
pion in the high and broad Jumps; Wey-f
mouth, the fullback on ,the football team;
Pease, the pole-vaulter, and Lockwood
(captain), one of the debaters against
Princeton.
Between the halves of the Minnesota
game there will be given an exhibition of
fancy baton swinging by a man who is an
adept at .the business. Tffe game will be
called at 8 p. m. sharp.
lowa "U» Planning for a. Gym.
Special to The Journal
BDri^ 0 u°lversit >- I* track and blseballtSs
next falf &U exceptionally fine football team
II til 10.11.
<■ Coach knipe leaves early next week for the
ease, where he ■goes to look at the best gym
nasiums with a view to getting ideas for the
pmnaslum which is expected to be built be-
Knipe to do better work in his department of
Physical training. Dr. Knipe will visit the
Columbia diversity gymnasium, the Harvard
gymnasium, and will see the University of
Pennsylvania gymnasium plans. He will re
turn to lowa -.City about the middle of Janu
a lUbaii SLSff? trei? lae ot th& tra*k
Streeter Lost on a Foul.
Special to The Journal. :
. Lead, 8. D., Dec. 21.—Roy Streeter, of Den
ver lost to Lloyd Poindexter, of Lead on a
roul, in the fourth round of what had been
intended for a finish flght last night. It was
conceded, that Streeter had the best of the
fight. He hit Poindexter below the belt dur
ins L a clinch. Streeter weighed in at 129
end Poindexter at 132 pounds. The flght was
for a purse of $300. Cheater Arkell, of Dead-
I wood, was the referee.
THE PASSING OF A STAR.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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Diplomats Surprised by New York.'*
Drink to Iviujt Edward.
Washington Correspondence N. Y. Herald.
In proposing and drinking a toast to
King Edward, the Chamber of Commerce
last night gave the diplomatic corps in
Washington a shock.
Participating in this toast -was the sec
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The Maryland delegation in congress—
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forerank of those who on the opening
day proposed legislation of national im
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