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AS TO CIRCULATION.
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Development of Northwestern
Northwestern Minnesota seems to be
getting its deserts at last. Look at
he map of that part of the state and
you will see that between the Great
Northern's line to St. Vincent and the
timbered swamps north of Red Lake
there Is a strip of country from 50 to
100 miles east and west and about 60
miles north and south th at is without
a single railway line. Indeed, except
for the fifty or sixty miles of the Ca
nadian Northern in eastern Roseau
and northern Beltrami counties, the
northwestern part of the state is with
out railwa ys for 150 miles east and
west, measuring from the Great North
ern's line on the west to the building
Minnesota & International on the
A large part of this region, that in
Kittson, Roseau and Marshall coun
ties especially and in northern Bel
trami and Itasca counties, is excellent
agricultural land. Some of the good
land has heavy timber on it, and some
of the land th at is not agriculturally
valuable is valuable for its timber.
Land is cheap in this part of the state
becau se of lack of railways. Many
farmers have gone in and bought or
"homesteaded" good agricultural land,
foreseei ng that they must sooner or
later have railways.
he So started the ball rolling in
he development of this forgott en part
of Minnesota by beginning last year to
build a line north from Glenwood thru
Pope, Douglas, Becker, Norman, Red
Lake, Marshall and Kittson counties,
looki ng to an ultimate Winnipeg con
nection by the Canadian Pacific. This
line, besides tapping the region abo ve
described, opens up to the south of
Marshall county an extensive regi on
which is without north and south
railway lines for sixty miles.- I the
White Earth reservation it penetrates
one of the fairest and most delightful
regions in all Minnesota.
Now the Great Northern purposes to
extend its Thief River Falls branch
north from that village thru Marshall
and Roseau counties to the interna
tional line, a distance of about sixty
miles. Not content with this, the
Great Northern intends to extend the
branch th at now ends at Pelican Rap-i
ids in Otter Tail county in such a way
as to strike thru the same country,
north of Otter Tail, that the Soo's ex
tension will penetrate.
Care will doubtless be taken to keep
these several lines at a fair distance
from each other. The result will be
that, all told, northwestern Mine^ota
will get 300 miles of new railway in
comparative ly new country. That
means an agricultural population in
th at region several times multiplied in
the next few years and the springi ng
into life of scores of towns and vil
lages. That, again, means growth
for Minneapolis, S Paul and Duluth,
the great market towns of the north
cember, January jvnd February was 3 de
grees above zero. The next coldest were
the winters of '86-'87, when the mean was
6, and '87-'8S, when it waa 4. The present
winter seems likely to rank among the
cold ones, altho the three months' winter
period is not yet complete.
I 1877, $4.50 in 1904. $1.10. These
figures represent the reducti on in the
price of gas, in this city sinoe the gas
company was organized. The price
has dropp ed at various times, the first
reduction amounting to $1 the second
to $1, the third to 70 centsnex time
it was reduced 20 cents, then 80 cents,
then 10 cents, and on the first of June
the price will drop 10 cents mor e.
This voluntary reducti on on the part
of the gag company will certainly be
appreciated by consumers and is very
much to the credit of the company
in view of the fact that it is volun
ta ry and brings the price down lower
than that arranged for in St. Paul
under the pressure brought to bear by
the city government in connection with
he granting of new charter. The
minimum price in St. Paul will ulti
mately be less than $1.10, but that
does not come for some time yet and
when it does come doubtless the Min
neapolis company will have led again
in the reducti on to consumers.
The company expects and claims
that it must have, in order to Justify
this reduction, a large increase in con
sumption. That there will be such
increase there can be no reasonab le
doubt. The city is growing rapidly
a great many apartment houses are
being built, and these will swell the
consumption of gas very materially,
not only for light but for fuel, as
the gas stove and the fiat go together.
It is to be hoped that the company
will have no occasi on to regret this
The people who lived in Minneapolis
along in '59 to '70 are probably known
as "old timers." They have had a good
deal to say about the cold winters we
used to have, but the figures given by
The Journal yesterday from the rec
ords are calculated to jar the cherished
notions that the winters used to be colder
than they are now. The coldest winter
since '72, was the winter of-*74-'75, when
IF*" the average mean temperature for De- to standing up all the way from*. IS
Congress proposes to spend only $92,000,-
000 on the navy this year. After awhile
we will be spending Quite a large sum on
Parents are complaining of the
textbook or arithmetic used In the
public schools. There are two books
in use in the publio schools which
seem to be a serious mistake. On is
he arithmetic complained of, and the
other the book for beginne rs in gram
mar. The teaching of arithmetic de
pends, of course, a good deal upon the
teacher, and it is not much of a teach
er at any time who cannot rise su
perior to the book. Competent teach
ers, however, are seriously embar
rassed, not by inferior textbooks, the
deficiencies of which they might be
able to overcome, but by the large
number of childr en committed to, them
and the practical impossibility to give
much personal attention to each one
This arithmetic, however, seems to re
quire a great deal more work on the
part of teachers than a book properly
prepared. I gives no satisfactory
explanation of processes or principles,
and if these are not learned from the
teacher or somebody else, the pupil
is likely to get a very inadequa te
knowledge of arithmetic and acquire
a dislike for a study which properly
taught can be made extremely fas
A for the beginners' book in gram
mar, it assumes on the part of an 11
or 12-year-old a capacity for meta
physical study which might properly
be required of a high school senior,
but would hardly be expected at an
earlier age. I reads more like a work
on psychology than a beginner's bo ok
Butler's second trial is now nearing its
end in St. Louis. Bu Butler is not wor
rying. There is the supreme court. Our
state supreme courts are succeeding pa
triotism as the last refuge of scoundrels.
A Good, or Evil, Gift
Daniel J. Sully, the cotton king, who
has accumulated nunumbered mil
lions of dollars in the last year, has
be en distributing largess to his em
The office boy got $1,000, the head
of the Sully office in Providence drew
an income of $10,000 a year for life,
and other employes have been remem
bered in proportion.
It is the gift to the office boy that
interests us Has he been started on
the road to wealth and respectability,
or hash been thrust onto the road to
Unless he is about one office boy in
ten, that $1,000 will make him a
devotee of speculation. I came too
easy. will want to make money
as' easily all the rest of his life, and
he will likely degenera te into a habi
tue of bucket shops, haggar d, nervous,
his life measured in eighths, his am
bition confined to the possession of
unearned, undeserved wealth.
Chicago's outgo is twice her income and
the city is threatened with' bankruptcy.
W wouldn't suggest it as a general rem
edy for bad municipal government in
America, but Chicago might profitably en
trust her government for a number of
years to some powerful business corpora
tion that would be content with a net
profit of 7 per cent.
Street Cars for Women Only.
The Brooklyn league, which in
cludes some of the leadi ng retail mer
chants of Brooklyn,^ has asked the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit company to
set apa rt a large number of street
cars for the exclusive Use of women.
The thrifty Brooklyn retailer has
made up his mind that more of
Brooklyn ready money would go into
his coffers and less into the savings
banks if shopping were not such an
arduous enterprise. On of the most
arduous features of shopping in a
large city, and one which is soberly
considered by every woman in weigh
ing the question of to shop or not to
shop, is that of personal compression
in the street cars.
The shopping woman doesn't like
to stand up all the way down town,
and she objects even more strongly
the woman bent on shopping could
be assured a clean, comfortab le street
car, with plenty of room and no
Jostling and crowding by a mob of
men rude with the rush of business,
the friction of shopping would be
greatly reduced. /"'Az' V'("*
It is conceded that such ca rs would
occasionally have unused straps and
perhaps empty seats. That is why,
says the New York Press, the Brook
lyn Rapid Transit company will not
gra nt the request of the league.
Still, it might be worth while to
experiment with shopping cars.
Gorman Is a prophet without honor in
his own country or abroad.
Big Men and Big Pay.
President Pritchett of the Massachu
setts Institute of Technology thinks
that the way to get good municipal
government is to simplify the ma
chinery, entrust the gener al direction
of affairs to a council whose members
should be paid $6,000 a year apiece,
and place at the head of the various
administrative departments of the
city men worth, and getting, salaries of
not less than $10,000 a year. this
generous financial provision he would
add long terms of office.
This is a suggesti on worth thinking
about. Good government is certainly
as Important as good railways, good
insurance companies, good manufac
turing companies, good telegraph
companies. I takes big salaries to
enlist the services of the big men who
make the se companies good.
A the same, or even somewhat
small er salaries the city might have
the services of many of these big
me n. Assured a generous income
for a reasonably long period they
would rather work for the people
than for a private corporation.
What we greatly need in American
politics is a good admixture of the
men who are making our business
corporations the most successful in
he world. They are generally, how
ever, men who do not underestimate
the desirability of the material goods
of a material world, and if the state
gets their services it will have to pay
to arrest them. It is a safe guess, how
ever, that no other nation would interfere
were the marshal to arrest the open-sea
Cuba Stands Alone.
GLORY OF A COLD DAY
There is every evidence that many'of
those trying to secure an opposing can
didate to President Roosevelt in the na
tional republican convention have demo
cratic affiliations. The .good republicans
know that Roosevelt is the strongest* can
Appleton Newspaper's Support of Dunn
Intended to Embarrass E, T. Youno
Frlnd of the Appleton Candidate Says
He Will Never Combine With Dunn
Districts Pretty Sure to Hold Conven
tions at Home-r-St. Paul Has Another
Candidate. E. T. Young of Appleton has been
placed in a wrong light by one of his home
papers. For the past month or so the
The gamblers at Nome, Alaska, have es that all the committees will consider it
tablished themselves on the ice outside ^JS^S^S^SSST^
the three-mile limit of territorial waters.
and the question is raised as to whether rolling.elghth Chairman Eaton has called the
the United States marshal has the right committee to meet in Duluth Feb. 10.
This is the day after the state commit
tee meeting, and as soon as any congres
sional committee will have authority to
Yesterday the last American troops
left Cuba. There is not in that re
public t5-day, outside of the limits of
the naval coaling stations leased by
the United States, a single vesti ge of
American power on the whole island.
W have done our work in Cuba and
we have kept our promise.
The Cubans seemed to be but slight
ly interested in the departure of the
last American troops. They have so
long be en assured of our good inten
tions that the actual embarkation of
the last soldier did not appeal to them
as an important event.
Yet it was a great event.
It was the final demonstration of
the fidelity with which the American
republic observes its obligations. I
wa s, therefore, a great day for the
For Cuba yesterday was a great day,
becau se the United States did then by
its actions proclaim to the whole
wor ld th at there has in its opinion
been established in Cuba a govern
ment, independent and republican,
that is amply able to look after its
Thus is terminated a most glorious
chapter in American history. The
chivalrous aspirations which plunged
this nation into war with Spain six
years ago have been fully rewarded
Cuba has been wrested from an intol
erable despotism, filled with new life
and hope, created into a nation, taught
how to govern itself and fairly started
on the road to prosperity and content
ment. Neyer has one nati on done
more for another than we for Cuba.
Five students have been suspended from
Princeton for cheating in examinations.
The east is always just a little behind
the west. The University of Minnesota
was cleaning up in this respect before the
Princeton people thought of It.
considerable space* to booming Dunn for J^V^m/mSr* .*____
has been currently believed that Young
was nursing a grudge over the Donahower
appointment, and was preparing to com
bine with Dunn and against Collins. It
KS5U W & cuffrcS 8 ^EZJ** SeX^hith
bear Shakspere's name.
The editor of The Open Court comes
forward in the February number of his
magazine with his views of the matter.
This column has not followed the con
district, will start the ball
Ramsey county has another candidate
for state office in W A. Hammand, assist
ant state labor commissioner, who wants
to be railroad commissioner. Mr. Ham
mond was an active locomotive engineer
for a number of years, and is very strong
with organized labor. On this ground he
looks for strong" support from the labor
interests in fhe cities and from trainmen
generally. Hi sandidac is taken to
mean that James jSargent of Minneapolis.
the Northern Pacific conductor, will not
get into the race actively. Hammond has
not made a public-aAnouncement, but has
done some work, an a is practically a can
didate. His entry coShplicates the Ramsey
county situation again.
The Rochester Pbst and Record has this
to say of its townsman:
"The Minneapolis Journal states that A.
T. Stebbins of Rochester is a candidate
for railroad and warehouse commissioner,
and there is a rumor that he is being put
forward by the Collins interest, which lat
ter The Journal pronounces untrue.
Right you are. If Mr. Stebbins becomes
a candidate he will go before the people on
his own merits and they are sufficient to
procure him a unanimous nomination.
does not need the 'booming' of any other
Itasca county was supposed to be solid
Dunn territory, but there seems to be
some sentiment abroad there. The Grand
Rapids Herald-Review comes out with a
suggestion of Bert Miller as an ideal can
didate for governor.
Charles B. Cheney.
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK
What of the Future?
chance of putting1
the bars small wonder if Attorney Folk
expresses himself as discouraged. Are
there not others who are discouraged?
Take the case of the Nelson brothers of
Owatonna. The citizens of this state
would no doubt feel well satisfied with the
action of the board of pardons In com
muting their sentence to imprisonment for
life were it not the fear that this is only
one step toward their early liberation,
an cour W
not have a
dldate that could be named by the party. ten yea than previously.
stitution located in Stillwater and liberate
th& countr goif
The proportional increase in the popula
Hon of tb'e eitles was less during the last
NEWS OF THE BOOK WORLD
Nextl Another Theory as to the Author
of Shakspere's Plays"this *Says There
Were Tw Shaksperea Who Spelled
Their Names DifferentlyOne a Poet,
the Other a Mere Man, and the Mere
Man Got Credit for the poemsThe
"Auto" as Chaucer Would Write About
It. "Who wrote Shakspere?" is getting to
S IT whether The Open Court's theory is al-
Lr3 3!'t il LtfSnl IrX rSn~SS
contest in Appleton, and Congressman
Volstead magnanimously% left^ iSt to Young,
^I,J.* mu- JI, t ,.-*i _,A
of th candidates, and Young decided for
the other man. Since that time the news
paper in question has done what it could
to embarrass Young, tho it could not openly
oppose the home candidate.
These facta are vouched for by a warm
friend of Senator Young, who says:
"Young could not afford to make a com
bination if he wanted to, as he has friends
In both the Dunn and Collins camps. Bu
If he were to make a combination, the
last man he would combine with is Dunn.
Young is a strong antimerger man, and
will stand firm to that principle. None
know this better than the Dunn managers,
and they are doing all they can to under
mine loung However some of Young's
strongest friends are Dunn men and he
will keep his hands entirely off the gov- Followin this he that his
ernorship fight. He will have the seventh
district practically solid as all the leading suggestions,t based upokne "significant docu-
men of the district are for him but Dowl-
original and novel or not.
it is or
it is ingenious enough
brief it i* this- reDeatinemi
^n^ v Llj! 7m*\ th*
ma/ existedS who wrote under the
ma Uye abouj sam
fa a neg
ItTn ftrfva world i4adv bnntVrt flnrt mn^f to H*a__
Vermillion (S. D.) Republican.
There is a splendor and glory about a
magnificently cold day which even our
limited human frames, ^in the midst of
their strenuous discomfort, readily recog
nize. Walk out on the bluffs, or in the
valleys, or across the wide fields, in the
face of a stinging north wind, which blows
the fragments of white snow-clouds like
feathers before its force, and the feeling
Is one of fulness of life. Never does the
vital current flow so freely, and even so
fiercely, in the arteries and nerves, as in
this glorious opposition. W will not
yield we will fight for life, and gainMfr,
even tho our enervated house-habit rebels,
and cries for harborage and help. Help
against what? Against the great tonic of
pure air, swinging in superb indifference
from the fields of the norths and noWfor to do away with the prison at Still- toted with infinite gusto. The kaiser
us manifesting its inspiration, tho it water to dispense with our expensive trial the object of serious charges. Ursula
brings us a blessing with which we quar- courts an grandt juries. Simplyofretain- dulge,s ifl much disparagement of
rel! The strength of the earth is in these
atmospheric currents they are what make dons, since they seem to be all powerful large, lumbering frau, but having beauti- oubargains ad columns and has gosummer In a nevt line
life tenable and productive. Ne life,
new thought, restoration of principle economical let us dismiss the supreme Physicale featureworlfdthe empress and shoe paidr 2 centsinmore for butter any
renovation of purpose, are in the north
winds Let us drink the co'd health in,
thru energetic breasting of the blustering Brother red, and while we are at it why hausfrau, which is absurd, as she pays no to visit the bride's uncle, who is reported
sees no' amusing
docto behind derbil wa prevented from drivin. Int talse
The thought comes to us that it were her own grate fire in the morning are re
all wlse.and if we would be still more
and retain only the board of pardons ay3
-M-u-r rtw niMMiMc flcient magnitude they will escape? closet while Ursula was hofdame. There ness."
ANIMUS OF THE FIGHT ON CUMMINS
Sioux City Tribune. ers, prostitutes ann thoeb low and vicious
Says the stand-pat Keokuk Gate City:
"It should be understood clearly that there are W sons and daughters to become the
is no fight on Governor Cummins except prey of thugs andrascals? Are they to be
as he chooses .to put himself in opposition taught that if they commit a crime of suf-
to President Roosevelt." It will be un- flcient magnitude they will escape. i imperial chancellors, and a lot of interest- !?!22. it' ~L*t Ll\AA
derstood that way only by those who are Perhaps the bulldog tenacity of the
simple-minded and need guardians. There English courts, in refusing to liberate Mrs.' Ursula's tale
is a fight on Cummins simply because Maybrick, is not such a bad trait after all, Kaiserin ofh the Illusory divinity which
anti-Cummins delegates to the national and may it not have taught the promoter hedges about. It .is extremely prob-
convention could be more easily handled Wright, who recently was convicted in
againstbeRoosevelt. Cummins delegates angEnglisboard court,f the hopelessness of get,- Germany, aattackis it toonfull of somewhat would for the president first, last and
all the time. v-t
_________________ f' ft'*
DEMOCRATS CUTTING INT
all classes? Is justice dethroned and about the kaiser's furious temper and con-iI
cei den th
name was William Shakspere.U latter
was the son of John Shaxpere, the glover,
and of his wife Mary Arden, and was
the husband of Anne Hatheway. His
name was variously spelled as Shakspere,
Shakspeare and Shackspear. The poet
became confused in the public mind with
the son of the glover, and the son of the
glove go redl
'ehtw" is suggestecd that th Williams were
With regard to the claims of the Bacon
ian theory the same writer says*
"An identification of the poet Shake
re with Lord Bacon is fantastical and
out the slightest support, except so
theor mu no
ta a a mor tha a
The Daily Mall, London, to-day prints
the first two of a series of parodies by
Congressional committees can do just as
they like about calling their conventions, Kipling on British poets, dealing with au-
but there is a good deal of sentiment in tomobilism sava
favor of timine tvipm so that onp oonntv r?*Zooulf?.'
tavor oi timing them so tnat one county One, entitled "The Engineer," imitates ti
convention can serve for two purposes, to Chaucer's "Canterburv Tales." After de- J Lt
elect delegates to the state convention,
and another set for the district conven
tion. It is not likely, however, that the
same set of delegates will be elected from
tho counties for both conventions. The
honors will be divided. N congressional
district conventions have been held for
four years, and it will be a good thing for
the districts to get together. It will be
better for them to meet at home than for
the delegates to the state convention to
meet by districts as a side show, and elect
their district delegates. It is up to the
congressional committees, and they can
call the conventions to meet in the twin
cities if they want to, but it is thought
Assor.la.teri Jr* 'e Jf^EL.th
Chaucer' "Canterbur Tales. Afte de
scribing the engineer, Kipling says:
He was soe certalne of his gouvernance,.
That, by the Roode, he tooke everle chaunc.
Tor simple people and for lordllngs eke,
He wode not bate a del, but onlle squeeke
Behlnde their backes on an home hi
Until they crope Into a piggestle.
THE DTTKE OF THE ABB.TJ2ZI.
The Duke of the Abruzzi, the Abruzzl being
a people of a district of northern Italy,
his in his book "On the Polar Star in the
Arctio Sea," given an important contribu
tion to the literature of Arctic exploration.
At the time of his trip he penetrated
farther north than any of his predecessors.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. Minne
apolis: K. McCarthy.
THE JEALOUS REPRINT.
Of hand-made paper, deckle-edge.
And clothed In crushed Levant am I,
A numbered copy, with a pledge
That twenty-five's the world's supply
Yet high upon the shelf I pine,
Day in, day out, and year by year.
Untouched by him calls me "mine,"
Like any common Elzevir.
To the Editor of The Journal.
The action of the supreme court of this
state in connection with the Ames case either the kaise or the Empres Augusta
compels us to apologize to the Missouri She became maitresse du maisonD and mai Metropolitan the lattethe part o* next week
supreme court for our criticisms upon its of honor, closely attendant upon the em
ruling to the matter of the St. Louis bood- press, after William II. was enthroned,
in June, 1888, and held her position until
1898. The position was not paradisiacal.
She declares that in the "gilded cage" ^__
of the palace, she was "used as a beast 5^
lers and forces one to ask the question
with which this article is headed.
Without entering into a discussion of
the correctness of the courts' rulings in
those cases, which would be presumption,
in one unacquainted with the intricacies
rrf low h7173
of law, Is it not well look to the future worm ready booted and spurreld to ride
in an attempt to find some way of safe- no better, no worse." She says that her
But he, in rusty parchment clad,
A battered vagrant, foxed and flea'd,
Has all to make blm proud and glad,
He's not for show, he's kept to read.
For him there's camaraderie,
The easy chair, the glowing log,
While I must sleep, content to be
An item in a catalog.
A. H. in The Critic for February.
A ,,r.ia ,nv^c~ ~t Plays, we are promised at the Metropolitan
chtraS'Tthe press Augusta Victoria, wife of Kaiser ^&^^*^
William II. of Germany, and of the kaiser
himself, is to be found in Court Memoirs: J^^^JS^^thL^S ^l
Private Lives of William ll. and His Con- Sft!f^.iS^
sort, by a lady calling herself Ursula.
Countess von Eppinghoven, who very
probably wrote and published her observa- UA
tions without asking the permission of
either tv, irotaar r t*.* v.mrJrBos
of burden by the great personages, my
masters, whom Providence sent into the
supremd cour and our board par press who she says has developedthe nt a on Mai street and iruns a good patron of
foresee the glad hand extended to believing that the kaiserin is the Ideal left on the 10 o'clock train for Milwaukee
tlon in all parts of^the nation, and con
ditions generally were favorable to its
enjoying such success as is practicable
for a great combination of the trust char
acter. Mr. Saxon shows how at first the
promise of the promoters and the hopes of
the Investors were amply realized. In
time, however, jealousies and misunder
standings arose among those who were in
the management of the corporation, and
one official after another left to enter into
competition with it. The result was that,
in increasing measure, it lost its hold upon
the market, and for some three or four
years the stockholders have received no
dividends, while there is scarcely any im
mediate prospect of one. The trust's sur
plus has been replaced by a bonded In
debtedness of millions, and it is now mak
ing little or no profit upon the business it
does. It has a number of well established
competitors, and where the stock sold in
the market a few years ago at from 100
to 120 for the preferred and from 60 to 65
for the common, it is now quoted at from
one-half to one-third of those figures, with
no purchasers. Mr. Saxon expresses th
opinion that this history of a trust is a
typical one, and shows that there is no
ground for fear of continued industrial
tyranny from any similar combinations.
Other things in the number are "Inter
national Arbitration Made Attractive,"
Wayne MacVeagh "Canada and Recipro-
city," John Charlton, M. P. "The Art ofarrived
the Stage Manager," Brander Matthews
"Poetry and Poets of America," II., Chur
ton Collins "The Son of Royal Lang-
brith.II.,'* a novel by W. Howells.
COUET MEMOIRS. Private Lives of William
II. and His Consort, and Secret History of the
Court of Berlin, from the Papers and Diaries
Extending over a Period Beginning June. 1888,
to the Spring of 1898, of Ursula, Countess von
Eppinghoven, Dame du Palais to Her Majesty
the ErnQress-Queen. By Henry W. Fischer. In
two volumeB. New York: Fischer's Foreign
Letters, Vuid-rbilt building.
AT THE THEATERS
MetropolitanDaniel Sully In "The Chief
Daniel Sully is an odd figure in the dra
matic world. plods along year after
the perimeter of
wme is mciuueaa a.narrow auid.i i
circle, within which is included a small
circi Wlm "i associated ress __.
bu st miU(ie BUja adfasnt company ofc admirers, whio
moved by triumprvirlo of the Irishmaen
which he always achieves, no matter what
the play. These admirers are, for the
most part, not steady theater-goers. They
are not at all critical and they like Sully.
The fact that' he has no talent whatever
for Impersonation does not weigh with
themthey much prefer him in his own
proper person of Sully. Hi Hibernian
gift for repartee and his solemn way of
uttering platitudes as if they were new
nuggets of wisdom which he had just
mined, please his friends mightilyand
no one else pays any attention.
The play he brings this time, called
"The Chief Justice," has
fl hp flavnr
hi1B wit and ar
measure by Fitzgerald ~N hy. It is a bad
job of dramatic tailorin /he garment is
liberally trimmed with .Tarns and plati
tudes, which weary the )eholder without
concealing its defects. he fact, that Mr.
Sully and his company & new. to the play
and have not yet learne* their lines, adds
to the embarrassment. it even after the
newness has worn off, The Chief Jus
tice" will still be a fai ve. Here is the
climax of the second act:
The judge has an impo. ant case to de
cide. A just decision wil cause financial
federacy dominates thruout^ i^ the ap^
mo 1 "T a
guarding the nation against the continued book cannot offend the exalted ones of Joseph Hart admirably seconded by When consider this mind and its
miscarriage of justice thru the law's tech- whom she writes "unless they object to
nicalities. What a travesty on justice to I truth." She must know, however, that it _,.
see a man of Ames' stamp go free what! is not wise or prudent to tell what goes'
an encouragement to public officers Is it I on behind the scenes. The lady certainly S^Wi?
to have the St. Louis boodlers set free talks freely about what she heard and saw
after the magnificent and efficient work in the "gilded cage" at Potsdam and "!l!lLi0"nA!1_'lJi0"m,0r^)
done by Attorney Folk
this age we hear so much criticism
of prosecuting attorneys for their indiffer
ence and half-hearted efforts to bring to
justice those who prey oh the public. May
it not be that their apathy and indiffer-
ence is traceable directly to the supreme
at the state in- attention to the house management, only to have lots of money and Bright's dis-
Jealousies of the high dames, and
g^^. is a deal of gossip touching the court peo
and many foibles Ther are inci
S talk about the late Empress Frederick.
tin any pardons to set him free outrageous upo the virtue of the
so that he took his miserable life? Were imperial household,
the laws administered here as they are
across the water it would certainly make
for the securily of the public, even if it
did prove a little disagreeable for the in
G. A. Sutherland,
Sherburn, Minn. fj &
PICKED FROM THE MAGAZINES
The History of a TrustIn a very in
teresting article which appears In the
February number of The North American
Review, Cerdlo Saxon offers the "History
of a-Trust" as a contribution to the dis
cussion of the trust problem. The trust
In question endeavored to control the pro-
is related, how W Van i
the grounds of the Neues Palais, by a
sentinel who prepared to shoot W K. and
Ursula says the Hohenzollerns are furi
ously fond of risque stories and that Wil
liam is very fond of such naughty narra
tives. The sovereigns from way back of
this line had this coarse grain in their na
tures. Ursula calls it "lascivious tattle."
Such little affairs as the empress making
Th Cavalier," dramatized by Paul Kes
ter and George Middleton.
will be offering at
Opening Sunday evening the
Including-Dick Ferris will^res
Esmond great comedy, 'When
deigning even to look into the linen ease. Rob certainly has an eye for busi-
relating to the fall of Bismarck and V*^Lr^nniis ToErnai with i2^fi
kaiser's trouble with the succeeding -Jl^liEr
THE NONPAREIL HAN
Professional Ethics of TeamsteringHow
the Man Wh Delivers the Coal and
Wood Manages to Do the Maximum of
Parnate In the Minimum of TimeOne
of the Fine Arts Now Extensively Cul
tivated In Our MidstThe Householder
Given a Glorious Opportunity of Exer*
cising His Spiritual Muscle.
G. B. Moses .was complaining yesterday
of the teamster who delivered his coal.
Instead of going into the cellar and open
ing the window, the team gentleman econ
omized a trifle in time by smashing in a
pane of glass and so opening the window
from the outside.
Mr. Moses says that a neighbor of his
had a nice rustic fence that he bad worked
on for weeks to get in shape. He had
bought $4.50 worth of woven wire and
had the poles cut at some additional ex
pense to hold it up. The lot next to his
home was vacant, and he had requested
the wood baron to have a load of his most
expensive wood dumped on it. The baron
compiled cheerfully. When the teamster
at the house he was requested to
dump the wood in the next lot. de
murred on the ground that it was not pro
fessional. was asked to waive his
rights and to dump the wood where re
quested. went away grumbling. In a
few moments a sound of blows was heard
and the excited feminine populace, look
ing out of the windows, saw that he had
gone Into the barn, obtained an ax and
was chopping down the Japanese fence
and cutting away the expensive vines that
it had taken years to train over the fence.
The damage was done before the wild
feminine outcry reached to the back of
It is incidents like these that try men's
souls and give them opportunity to exer
cise their spiritual muscle in clearing an
ger, justifiable homicide, malice and re
venge out of the mind.
Doc Bixby says that the top of the pole
-can be seen seventy-six miles north by
west of Minneapolis. Yes, the tops of
several Poles can be seen in that vicinity.
They each own from 80 to 360 acres and
are making very comfortable fortunes
every yearand not beefing all the time
about the cold, either.
Jersey City has an undertaker for a
mayor, and he would cheerfully bury tho
alleged wit who put crape on the hy
Some millionaire ought to start a Mrs.
Maybrick relief expedition.
ruin to the woman he lo *s and to his help us to read infinite purposes nor to
brother, who would otherv' -e be able to i thwart infinite designs. Certainly no large
repay the judge a large sum ren in sav
ing the brother from disgrace. From this
dilemma the juoge with many high-sound
ing phrases about duty and honor and
the immaculacy of his judicial ermine,
escapes by unloading the stock, owned by
the woman he loves, on an innocent pur
chaser, before he renders the decision
that makes the stock worthless! This
highly absurd expedient Is seriously put
forward and justified by the playwright.
About it revolves the whole action of the
play. Comment seems superfluous.
The comedy of the piece is -trivial and
commonplace, but Mr. Sully saves the sit
uation many times by the easy assurance
with which he carries things off. Once or
twice he reaches heights of real feeling
and then relieves the strain in his char
acteristic fashion by"giving a chance for
a laugh. The company is on the same
plane as star and play. There is one hon
orable exception, that of William P. Koh
man, who plays the old Irish servitor cap
itally well. Hi brogue is delicious, his
wit is unconscious and naive and his im
personation is faithful. The four young
people in the cast are merely mediocre,
but the work of William Reed in the
role of the colonel has a quality of bad
ness that is belligerently positive.
W. B. Chamberlain.
For the first time in the history of war
jRSTuSL of'S .^^J^^SSK wE^Vc*
Mr. Whitney was a very sick man and
the operations seems to have been justi
fied by the conditions found. But all the
fitted to his i same, they will have to chloroform us be
fore they get any of our interior.
It has warmed up a little after over
six weeks of winter in January.
There is said to be much "unrest in
Korea." A man may well feel disquiet
when six or eight infernal scoundrels with
revolvers are engaged in setting fire to
The Ne York Mail and Express ex
presses the opinion that radium will not
number of infinite designs will be thwarted
while the stuff costs 11,000,000 a pound.
Speaking of the familiar way in which
our fathersand, perhaps, their sonsap
proached Deity, or, if not the familiar way,
at least the preoccupied way, a story is
told of Edward Jewett Wheeler, editor of
the Literary Digest, who, in addition to
his numerous office duties, found time to
deliver speeches for the Citizens' Union
during the last campaign in Ne York
city. At the breakfast table on the morn
ing following one of his particularly ardu
ous efforts, all heads were bowed for the
customary grace before the meal when
Mr. Wheeler startled his family by start
ing off in a loud voice with:
The burst of laughter that followed
caused the blessing to be deferred to a
later and less hilarious occasion.
A man in Shakopee'who keeps right up
to the times uses compressed food tablets,
has omitted his breakfast altogether, takes
his food uncooked, has the raw soaked
wheat craze, is trying the peanut cure for
insomnia, refuses to eat baking powder
biscuit or other good-tasting breads, and
is said to have a speaking microscopical
acquaintance with more varieties of un
friendly microbe than could comfortably
pasture on a damp dog in the Bummer
solstice. also discusses his food at
great length at meal times and speaks
openly at table of "the digestive pro
cesses" which nature has been modest
and thoughtful enough to bottle up out of
our sight. You might think that where
a man paid so much attention to his in
terior life that he would be a giant in
stature and intellect. On the contrary,
he presents the appearance of a Mr. Pipp
TT.,,.,. -,-r,,, *~~,....o
^n^ ,J^SE^r buffering the pangs unrequited dyspep
"The Fatal Wedding" continues to play
to capacity business at the Bijou.
Willia A. gag
Jrandpa commences a week's engage- v. a
men ~?n-i, Bijo Sunda afternoon with
+i -RH,-,!, a
entertainers, combined in a delight
company is headed bv
iSL" *A~*Z^?Z*aJ^JL When consider this mind pnd ft.
ma 7, W, 0
In Berlin, as hofdame to the empress.
She tells us how the kaiser bathes and
shaves: how the empress makes her toi- $".e' S
lets how they both eat, sleep and drink}
tells us all about the imperial clothes, and I _,
of the hundreds of uniforms the kaiser I
owns dnd uses, and many other details. A
?y^elL'?.^!f nigh?t will close the engage-
pany of merry makers will present her
new company of talented artists.
EDITOR'S EYE FOR BUSINESS
A Wisconsin editor is credited with the
following unique wedding notice, in which
free advertising is a conspicuous feature:
"Miss enni3 Jones and- Rob Henry were
married at the Jones mansion last night.
The bride is a daughter of our constable.
Jones, who has made a good officer and
will undoubtedly be re-elected next spring.
He offers a fine horse for sale in another
column. The groom a grocery store
arms. Sh goes minutely into the of this week Al he has
tn whole has been dupe int othe store town Th
JOURNAL'S IPAA WFRCTFB
9 J-CMO wcaoitK
T. n*rt*y. /i i!v,^,^t
aP v,f ^f ^1 XI
"^JLir Z? *I, 7 i
the kaiser an the 2Lj^ "tYi0 ZI ,?,i S S
^oo be suppressed in jfx^
duction of an, article of general ocusump- seal didn't know the alt* was dry,,
"Ll S^5 *L
DIDN'T KNOW THE AIR WAS DRY
'fefMH Sioux City Journal.^^-.'
Up In Minneapolis, where the air is so
dry that you don't feel the cqld however
far the mercury may be the wrong way
from zero, a seal born in the Arctic region
was put out of commission by the freez
ing of one of his nippers. Possibly the
sia. W all feel toward theUA manau.. as Littl
Bennidi toward the hen:
Once my Uncle Bertram bad a h*n that set
for five weeks on a walnut, two boot heels and
a glass stopper. She did not batch anything.
From thi we learn that we should have some
great object in life and stick to it. Let us
be punctual beloved teacher. Som hen hav feathers^d* i. ouu
attendance atsschooe an mind
wa dow ti le
ay aown theic legs,
of Wholesom fu and spark then stick a fork into her chest bu prefe a
hen is done, youncoohke hergfive or sit te wne a
custard pie BennieandrshourIx
ways, we prefer a nice piece of custard
For comfortable living give us the man
who cultivates the idea that he hasn't any
organs below the neck. A. J. R.
A LITTLE SODHOUSE IN NEBRASKA
I dine upon dishes of silver and gold,
In a glitter of china and glass
I walk upon carpets so thick and so soft
They muffle all sound as I pass.
I sleep in a chamber azure and white
Under satin and down, but alack!
In the dead of the night, when I'm lying
My thoughts will go wandering back
To a little sodhouse in Nebraska.
The floor, it was bare, and the smoke*
Were covered with picturesold prints
From a very few papers that drifted our
And the window was curtained with
But oh! what an army of beautiful dreams
Came out In the firelight to play,
And tell me of all the grand things
When, grown up, I could journey away
From the little sodhouse in Nebraska.
I would buy for my mother a gown of
And a bonnet of roses and lace
Bu alas! ere I tasted the fruits of sue-.
The grave mould was over her face.
And sitting alone o'er a bottle of port
hark to the wind in the night,
As it moans and it groans, and I think
with a pang
How it wails far away o'er the site
Of the little sodhouse in Nebraska,
I am'tired of the languorous lilies of life,
I long for the wind and the rain,
The glory of morn on the dewy green
_. _. And the smell of the wheat fields again.
begets Its popularity. On behalf of the where the silver creek flows, and the gold-
people of Da county, we thank The
Oh, 'tis there I am sighing to roam,
In the state of my birth, on the one spot
That I call by the dear name of home*
^,4The little sodhouse in Nebraska.
l&'~ Minna Irving, in Leslie's Weekly.
Bullets made of precious stones are not
often employed in warfare, but during
some fighting en the Kashmir frontier
the natives used-bullets of garnets incased.
In lead, _.__,