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The Minneapolis Journal has
again demonstrated right to its
ititleof "The Great Daily of the
IGreat Northwest," having car
Iried in 26 issues in January 1,311
columns of PAID advertising,
while its nearest competitor car
ried 882 columns, or nearly 50
per cent less.
By eliminating objectionable
medical advertising, which The
Journal would not carry, from
the amount of its nearest com
petitor, The Journal carried as
much advertising in its 26 issues
as its competitor carried in its
26 daily and five big Sunday
AS TO CIRCULATION.
During January The Journal's
circulation showed the gratifying
daily average of
What May Be.
To-morrow or ne xt day the cannon
may begin to speak in the far east, the
long-waiting fleets may be unleashed,
the eager soldiers may da sh forward
to the fray. A ay or two later, per
haps, there may be fought in the Tel
low Sea a naval battle such as the
world has never seen. The re within
a few square miles of the sea's sur
face, as the grim black battleships and
armored cruisers of the two nations
maneuver and close in a death strug
gle, the fate of the whole world may
Suppose the Russian fleet shall win?
Gone for Japan are Korea and Man
churia and the little brown men who
have been so brave ly counting on the
conquest of Manchuria may have to
fight on their own soil for the very life
of their nation.
Unless, Britain and the United
States shall intervene.
W are sitting back here in America
to-day like comfortable spectato rs in
the preliminaries of a prize-fight. W
feel sure that we shall have good en
tertainment, and we can hardly re
strain our impatience as we look for
ward to the promised ay of thrills
when with bated brea th we shall slow
ly unfold our daily papers, watching
each letter as the lowering headlines
Unfold the story of the combat of
Muscovite and Japanese.
It does not occur to us that the
scene may suddenly shift and that we
the spectators, carefully dressed and
groomed, shall suddenly have to take
our plac es in the ring of combat,
stripped for battle.
But if the unexpected happens and
the hard fighting men of the czar shall
sweep the mikado's soldiers before
them, this peacef ul republic of ours
may suddenly be called to arms.
Once the Janus door opens for a war
between Russia and Japa n, it may
remain open for other nations.
Professor John Graham Brooks asks
whether commercialism is in disgrace?
Well, not very much with those who have
made their pile.
Teaching the Clerks.''
It would seem as if the officers of'
railroads centering in Minneapolis,
whether they live in St. Paul or Chi
cago, or any other place outside of
Minneapolis, might- have learned by
this time what it costs a railroad to
ignore Minneapol is in its advertising
matter. Apparently some of them
have yet to learn something on the
subject, among them the manage
ment of the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul, which has just issued a
calendar advertising the Pioneer lim
ited, from which it appears that that
train only runs between St. Paul and
When the attention of the local
representative of the passenger de
partment was called to the matter, he
was very much surprised and ex
pressed regret, but excus ed it on the
ground that "some clerk" in the gen
eral office was guilty of the offense.
If they would discharge a few "clerks"
In the general offices for this offense
^^hey would be less likely to hear from
l1**it in the future. W have yet to
|.hea of any discharges for this rea
son, 'fc.f The Milwaukee ro ad is usually so
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The battery of presses consists of three four
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Great Record for
fair to Minneapolis that .this offense TJiis a
is the more easily condoned, birt it Is
not unimportant that advertising mat
ter should be scattered all over the
east and west advertising the passen
ger service of that road as if it ended
at St. Paul and leaving room for the
Impression that the rest of the jour
ney must be made in a stage- coach.
The a 1 dofes not take any
pleasure, in. calling attention to this
discrimination against Minneapolis,
but it does not intend to let anything
of the ki nd go by without jumping
on itnot if it knows about it. Per
haps, in time, the "clerks" may be
Canadian newspaper men -wish to keep
American papers out of Canada by means
of a withdrawal of the arrangement by
which mail passes back and forth between
Canada and the United States just as
freely and cheaply 'as it moves within itie
country of Its origin. That men who are
supposedly, from the nature of their call
ing, among the most liberal in Canada
should call for such a backward step is
one more proof of how little any class in
any country can be trusted to "take meas
ures for the general good.
An Interesting Wheat Situation.
General public attention has been
diverted in part this week from routine
business reports, by a succession of
violent price changes in a number of
leading commodities, commercially of
importance and likewise highly specu
Locally there has been eviden ce of
a great increase of outside interest in
The dollar wheat idea put forth in
these columns last summer, with the
argument based upon a further supply
and demand situation warranting an
advance, and even then apparent upon
careful analysis, has been working
closer to the point of realization.
N one then expected that the rise
Wld JggHBpyyried Minneapolis May
wMiflflfc by the fourth ay of
February. The original dollar argu
ment was a contention for an actual
shortage of contract wheat in ^aJf^
Three months yet remain before the
maturity of that option. The entry
of Armour into the market-as a buyer
on a large scale, and the rise of the
war cloud on the far eastern horizon
have hastened what was due to come
later on in any event.
There Is no city in our country in
which the interest in wheat is so keen
as in Minneapolis, the world's great
est milling center and prima ry wheat
receivi ng pointthe home of many
great elevator companies, whose stor
age houses dot the city, and the lake
terminal points, cover the west and
northwest and reach even beyond the
line into the newer fields of the Ca
nadian Northwest. The re are thou
sands here identified in one way or an
other, with the grain trade to whom
the price of wheat from day to ay is
a business matter of pri me im
Aside from this there is a lively and
growing speculative interest here in
wheat-Second to none in the country.
If thei-e is a live commercial que s
ti on in Minneapolis at the present
time, it is: How high will Ma-y-wheat
ultimate ly sell? N man can answer
it. Any attempt at a prediction even
approximate, in a market in which
there has begun to be an increase of
ouside speculative interest, wpuld be*,
In no other country is there so tre
mendous public speculative force as in
America. Poweralmos beyond
general realization lies in it.
it is concentrat ed in any one "center,
or upon any one thing,, ordinary
rules and comparisons fail utter
ly as guides. When the' 'great
stock boom was on two years agoi
prices previously undreamed of "were
made. The end came.. Stocks fell
Wall street was no long er attractive,
and the public withdrew.' For "a year
there has been no public trading in
stocks, while scandals, suits at law,
and stories of overcapitalization and
gross mismanagement of great indus
trial combines, operated to kill
confidence, and prevent a revival of in
terest. A tremendous speculative
force lay dormant.
In September last, coffee futures sold
in New York at 3.55c, the lowe st on
record. The re was no interest in
coffee. Bad crop reports began to
come from Brazil, and later when the
crop estimates were made, they were
bullish. Speculation began. Out
side interest was attracted and coffee
futures reached 8.50c a few days ago.
This was even beyo nd what the bulls,
at the start, had predicted, and by
comparison with 3.55c it was a sensa
tional advance, yet,, in June, 1887, De
cember coffee sold at 22.35c.
All the world has been watching
cotton. The boll weev il and the bull
ish government report were the orig
inal factors. Then came Sully and
Browne, the bull leaders. /When cot
ton sold at 10 cents some conserva
tive men in ,the trade, taking up old
lines of argument, said it was high.
They afterwar ds turned bulls at 12
cents. Cotton has h$l a great fall this
week, due in part to war new s, but
the bull market was not checked un
til 17.55 was recorded for July. For
twenty-nine years no such prices had
been seen, while for the cash article
figures were heard in New York not
reached in sixty-eight years not
since 1836. (This does not take into
account the famine prices, ranging to
$1.90, of the civil war period.).
Six years ago there was dollar
wheat in Minneapolis. After a long
bull campaign and some hesitation
around 99 cents, the first trade at $1
was made at 9:32 a. m. Thursday,
April 14, 1898. That was the morn
ing bull enthusiasm ran away with
decorum, and the late Charles A.
Pillsbury, substantial and honored
citizen, who had predicted dollar wheat,
marched in on the floor of the Min
neapolis Chamber of Commerce, fol
lowed by a brass band
After a rise to $1.04 the impres
si on became gener al that wheat was
too high and would decl'ne. But by
April 3 May wheat was $1.18%, and
on May 9 it sold at $1.62, the high
est figure ever recorded in Minne
article does not conte nd that
history will necessarily repeat Itself,
neither is. it maintained that condi
tions are entirely
1 tKfesAme as in 1898.
It seeks only to point out the wonder
ful force of sentiment in speculative
markets. Under every martcet the re
lie conditions solid as rock, arguments
unalterable, that no power in the
world can change. Supp ly and demand
make prices. According to these
things prices work out finally, and
their adjustment to levels, justified by
conditions, is as inevitable as the ris
ing and setting of the sun.
But the re is with this a mighty
force unseen, the force of speculation.
N one who follows the markets can
tfaJ.1 to appreciate this. Wheat "is
higher than for some years, on con
ditions warranting higher prices.
What it will do finally no one can
tell, but it" would be unsafe to assume
that it has seen top or to place a
limit upon it at a time when, with the
strong legitimate domestic supply con
ditions still remaining, there is indi
cation of increlBsihg interest upon the
part of thjd speculating public.
The battleship Iowa yesterday Dlew off
the muzzles of her 'big guns. A modern
battleship is twice as dangerous as an
old one, for it is able to inflict injury on
Minnesota vs. Dakota Towns.
James J. Hill has hurt the feelings
of some of the Minnesota towns on his
line of railroad, by a line of-argument
used in his rece nt speeches. has
been comparing their station receipts
with.those of similar towns in North
Dakota, with the inference that the
Dakota towns are more prosperous
and do more business.
This is resented by the Ada Index,
which shows the unfairness of such a
compariso n. Mr. Hill showed that re
ceipts at Ada were much less than at
Bottineau, N. D., a town of equal size.
The Index editor thinks that is only
natural, since the bulk of the receipts
at both plac es are from cars of wheat
sh4pped to Minneapol is or Duluth. A
Ada is only 265 miles from Minneapo
lis, and Bottineau 521 miles, an equal
amount of freight at Bottineau would
pay about 50 per cent more revenue
to the road. Minnesota suffers in
comparison because it does not furnish
Mr. Hill's road the long haul. Station
receipts furnish a very ea sy basis of
comparison, but evidently they can be
misleading. Tonnage figures would be
Senator Patterson yesterday- compared
Charles M. Schwab and J. Whitaker
Wright. Isn't that rather disrespectful
treatment of the departed?
The Immigration Question.
The current number of "Charities"
contains a most interesting discussion
of the question of restriction of immi
gration. Both sides of the question
are ably presented. Of course,, the ar
guments are along familiar lines. One
side says that we no longer assimilate
our immigrants and that the further
indiscriminate coming of millio ns of
illiterate and backward persons is
adding to the number of our social
and civic problems and increasing the
gravity of existing onestha the aliens
make, our slums, occupy the time of
our- police, crowd our hospitals and
asylums and congest our prisons de
grade our electorate, corrupt publi.c
service, overwhelm American ideals.
Speaking on this side Robert C.
Southeastern Europe has furnished three
times as many inhabitants as. northwest
erti Europe to the slums of Baltimore,
nineteen times as many to the slums of
New York, twenty times as many to the
Slums of Chicago, seventy-one times as
many to the slums of Philadelphia. The
"Little Italys." "Little Syrias," "Little
Armenias," etc., we find increasingly dif
ficult and burdensome problems of. public
and private charity, of police, of educa
tion, of religious training, of public health.
There is no "Know-Nothingism" in the
feeling that the unlimited immigration of
the races who are now coming to us in
such large numbers should in some wise
way be regulated. It is pretty clear that
we are not properly assimilating our for
eign population. The life of our foreign
born as well as of our native-born is made
harder because of the ever increasing
competition caused by the newer immi
The other side, of course, contends
that new blood has ever been the life
of this nation, and that the very exist
ence of our nation demands that the
foundations of society shall be con
tinually broadened and strengthened
by the incoming of millions willing
and glad to do the hard and dirty
work that the second generati on ot
Americans usually shrink from.
Those who argue in this way seem to
think that it is only by continual infu
sion of new blood that our society is to
be prevent ed from crystallizing along
the lines of social caste that prevail in
all the old countries to a greater or
less extent. The followi ng paragraph
from Kate Holloday Claghorn's paper
concisely puts the argument in favor
of unrestricted immigration:
The advocates of restriction of im
migration do not concede that it is
only by keeping up a sort of social
flux by the importati on of aliens that
we can keep our society from crystal
lizing. They maintain that the influx
of cheap labor simply dela*ys the de
velopment- of machinery that will do
away with the necessity for hard and
dirty manual work. The man who
runs a machine is always a step above
the man who is a machine., Tf com
mon labor shou ld become scarce in
this country by reason ofc restriction of
immigration, it. is argued, that i|p.on
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUKNAiL.
practically all work would be done
with the aid of machines, thus utterly
abolishi ng in American, Ji fe what is
now the lowe st stratum industrially.
Mr. Hill rather objects to being called
an oriental dreamer, but so long as his
dreams "come true" he ought not to ob
ject. Six or seven years ago he dreamed
of a great trade between the' United States
and the Orient, and the trade is develop
ing-to-day and Mr. Hill has about com
pleted the work of building the two larg
est steamships In the world to handle it.
Of such stuff are not all dreams made.
The supreme court holds that tobacco
is a necessary, and may be sold on Sunday,
tho meat may not be sold on that day.
Well, that is not so unreasonable as you
might think. It is a deal harder for a
habitual smoker to go one day without to
bacco than without meat.
The railroads have raised the' rates of
westbound transcontinental freight traffic.
They will have to make hay while the sun
shines in the rate line. Perhaps ships
may be sailing thru, the Panama canal
within ten years.
Senator Hanna's illness will spare him
for a time from letters asking him wheth
er he intends to be a candidate for
president against Roosevelt. It may also
be the means of keeping him from getting
into an awkward position.
In the event of a world-wide war, the
central portion of the North American
continent is about as safe a place as we
To-day J. J. Hill's navy will be increased
about 100 per cent.
Partial Roster of the Dunn ManagersC.
S. Mitchell Will Stay with the St. Louis
CommissionersActivity of Heatwole In
the Preliminary Stages of the Campaign
Collins Men Will Hold an Open Meet
ing in This City Wednesday Evening.
The Dunn campaign certainly is not lag
ging for lack of managers. More or less
authority in the conduct ot'^ the Dunn
boom appears to be in the hands of Joel
P. Heatwole, George Plinn, C. S. Mitchell.
W. B. Verity and A. N. Dare. Bach has
his peculiar field of work, but they some
times overlap and cause confusion. All
of them have had more or less to do with
lining up newspapers. Practically all their
work is outside the twin cities. Henne
pin county is entrusted entirely to James
A. Peterson, while Ramsey county is being
managed by Dar Reese, Eli Warner and
Fred Schiffman. G. G. Hartley, Senator
E. B. Hawkins and two or three others are
looking after the head of the lakes.
Charlie Mitchell has been prevailed upon
by the St. Louis exposition commissioners
to stay with his work and not desert them
at this inopportune season. He was to
have resigned to take charge of a Dunn
press bureau campaign, but it is under
stood that he decided for some reason not
announced to heed the call of the com
mission_and stay with them. He will con
tinue to do some work for Dunn and act
in an advisory capacity.
When tbe campaign approaches a crisis
it is understood that Joel Heatwole will
assume general direction of it. He spends
considerable ..time in St. Paul, meeting
people by appointment jptt the Merchants.
He remains in partial seclusion there, and
is always, attended bymepresentativ J.
B. Kelly of .Dakota counlpy. who locates the
people wanted in the hotel lobby and
guides them to Heatwole's room upstairs.
The Northfield man is also out over the
southern and western part of the state a
good deal of the time, meeting local lead
ers and talking Dunn to them.
Of course every one knows that Heat
wole is not spending his time and money
because of any regard he has for Dunn
personally. They have disliked each other
cordially for the last fifteen years. Neither
are they held together by any great prin
ciple, and the only issue on which their
views are believed to coincide is the ques
tion of the merger. Dunn has publicly de
clared the anti-merger fight the work of
demagogues. Heatwole haf been more
discreet, and his newspaper criticism has
always been covert, attacking the con
duct of the case rather than the prin
ciples involved, but in private conversa
tion he has not hesitated to ridicule the
whole proceeding. The merger issue, and
hope of the spoils of victory, seem to be
the only bonds of union between the two.
They are enough for present purposes.
The Italians, Russians and Austrians are
almost exclusively of that great ljody of
toilers on whose broad and patient shoul- Nicollet house next Wednesday evening. as a man should be required to do and I
ders rests the towering structure of Eu- They are going to play the game openly am entitled to a rest. I conclude to rent
ropean states. 1 heir very presence here and above board, and not use a free ban- 'my farm and for that purpose make a con-
shows a desire for bettering their condi
tion and the energy to set about it that here in the interests of Dunn must have me several years to rent it. But just as
is so characteristic a lack in the true made quite a hole in that $5,000 campaign we have got the agreement complete,
pauper. The pauper population is pre
dominantly composed of the old and the
very young. a his immigrant group is tended those dinners have remarked since if you please,* for Henry George's propo-
composed of young adults, males in the that they did not go as Dunn supporters, sltion is to tax land at its 'rental value.'
majoritya class mosrt likely to care
of Itself. Considering the volume of im
migration I111is1^?11"3 obvious that the great mass
mp id pace
absorbetakie the ult
Another Unpublished Poem of Whittier's-
One of His Earlier Efforts Produced In
The New England Magazine for Feb
ruary for the First TimeAn Odd Pic
ture of Wm. B. Yeats, the Irish Poet
Richard Le Qalllenne Tells the Public
How to Get the Most Out of Books.
'Hitherto unpublished poems" of Whit
tier's have been announced twice within
the last two or three months. The lat
ter is "The Vestal," published in The
New England Magazine for February.
The poem was written seventy-five years
ago. Recently the legend on which Whit
tier built his poem has been worked out by
F. Marion Crawford in his novel "Cecilia."
The story of the legend and the poem
is that of a vestal maiden, who for love
forgets her vows and neglects the fire
upon the sacred shrine of the Temple of
the Vestal. She and her lover are slain
and buried among the menial dead,
"tombless and uneuloglzed of Rome."
The poem, being one of Whittier's ear
lier efforts, lacks the qualities of his later
work. Here is a portion of it, showing
Whittier's power of description:
Morning was over Italy. The sun
Burned on the Adriatic, and Its wares
Wandered like golden messengers along
Dalmatia's borders and the mist that hung
Over the dark old Apennines, became
As golden helmets binding the swart brows
Of nwrahaled giants, kindling from afar
The beautiful Islands of the circling sea
Italia's childrenstarted into light.
The vapor spirit drew his curtain up
From all their streams, and green hills of vine
Tossed their dark foliage to the summer sun.
rhen was a flood of pleasant sunlight poured
Thru the long arches, where the moon had
Her milder gift upon the temple floor,
And round the Vestal shrine. That shrine was
The sacred flame had perished. Dark cold
Were on the polished marUestains of blood
For violence had been there and murder closed
Love thrilling interview. The heavy print
Of armed feet was graven on the stone
By the death grapple, and a broken sword
Glazed fearfully In Wood.
Wm. B. Yeats,
the Irish poet and
stage reformer, has
had his run thru
the literary maga
zines of the coun
try in picture and
prose. The next
stage of the race
for him is carica-
ture. The Lamp for
February is the
first of the reviews
to arrive at this
point. It comes for
ward with the ac
view of the poet,
by Pamela CoJman
Smith. It looks
like one of the
wraiths (in black)
of which Mr. Yeats
loves to write,
rather than like a
man who would
advise his hearers
to go out and kill a
landlord and there
by do something
for their country.
The Ortonville Herald-Star said last
"To an outsider, dropping into the cities
for a few days, the impression is gained
that R. C. Dunn is far and away the most
popular candidate in the field, and that
it will require a landslide to defeat him
for the republican nomination."
To which the New Paynesville Press re
"Well, now, it's funny how people see
things. The editor of this paper was in
St. Paul not long ago and it seemed to which is my home, that a meeting would
him that every man in the city was for be held at which single tax would be dis-
Collins. If anyone succeeds in prying i cussed. I had read Henry George's plan
loose any considerable amount of land you of taxation, but had not then read his
can safely bet your last dollar that the book. An address was delivered by a man
slide will come towards the Collins camp."
Senator H. L. Barker, one of Dunn's
close friends, says in his paper, the Cam
"We do not think Mr. Dunn is indebted
to Senator Clapp but vice versa, and that
it would be more proper under the cir
cumstances for Mr. Dunn to ask why does
not Senator Clapp take a position on the
gubernatorial question? W do not blame
Mr. Dunn for not announcing his position
on the senatorship under the circum
stances. It seems to us it will be time
enough when Senator Clapp indicates
where he stands on the governorship."
It is understood that Joel Heatwole is]and had not built a house, but had lived
not urging Dunn to commit himself to
Judge Collins' supporters in Hennepin enough to support me comfortably, I
county will hold an open meeting at the conclude I have done as much hard work
By the way, several who at-
industries of the country with surprising sentiment this week, since ,vhe
rapidity and completeness. Our foreign- banquet, which demonstrated the empti-l "We will serve you as we served the
born population furnishes the greater part
of our dependent population because the the latenet strengthi of che Collins move- slaves and we took them from them, and
foreigners constitute the greater part of
those economic classes from which the de- i
pendents of any country are drawn, while
the native-born are for the most part
found in those economic classes that do
not furnish dependents.
th Dun clam i tn
ment which is now beginninis tcounty appear,d
The Albert Lea Standard comes out for
Frank Larrabee aj^ a democratic candi
date for sov6rnor,a.nd says "he carries the
right platform right, along with him."
Repesentative T. G. McLean of Anoka
has sent word back from California "that
he will be a candidate for renomin&tion.
He Was prevented by ill health from tak
ing an active hand in the session last win
ter. Charley B. Cheney.
The naTnl bill carries with It an appropriation
of $250,000 for a naTtl training station on tonth
arn Lake Michigan.
NEWS OF THE BOOK WORLD
Richard Le Gal
lienne will issue thru
the Baker & Taylor
Co., at once. How to
Get the Best Out of
Books, a popular
manual* which should
serve as a reading
guide to the average
business man. Even
those who feel that
they ha$ read much
are usually floored
completely by man
uals of this sort,
for they find in them
titles which they
never dreamed of,
and the hopelessness
of the task which is spread before the average
man is so great as to discourage au undertaking.
Mr. Le Gallienne's book does not commit this
fault. He eliminates with a stern hand dozens
of books which few writers on this subject
would dare to omit, and he makes even more
sweeping eliminations In advising no man to
read that in which he finds no pleasure. As
a guide to those who would* seek enjoyment he
hind doors that busy lives have closed for them,
this book will be of great value. One chapter
on "What's the Use of Poetry?" is particularly
A repository of .iests. good, bad and in
different, is the "famous" Joe Miller's
Complete Jest Book, and a very handy
repository, too, for the Jokes are all num
bered and indexed according to subject.
Many of the jests are by famous men and
relate to historic incidents. With "the
andy index, therefore, the book becomes
a very valuable accessory for the lecturer,
or, indeed, for any platform speaker, in
cluding the preacher who indulges in pul
pit jokes. The collection was brought to-
WHA OTHE PEOPLE THJH
For the Single Taxer to Answer.
To the Editor of The Journal.
A few years ago, I read a notice in the
newspapers of the city of Columbus, Ohio,
who was afterward elected a member of
the Ohio legislature, by the democrats, in
which he very earnestly advocated the
taxation of land only, as proposed by
When he closed I asked to be heard,
which the chairman promptly granted. I
then stated the following proposition:
"Suppose I had come to Ohio forty
years ago and bought a auarter section of
well-timbered government land, and had
cleared as much of it as I wished to cul
tivate, and had farmed and improved it
until it is now well fenced and productive.
But I had neglected one of the duties of
a good citizen, having neglected to marry,
with a neighbor. Having given forty years
of steady labor, and having got my farm
into such condition that I could rent it for
as a drawing card. The feasts held tract with a young man who worked for
which will not last long at such a Henry George's tax gatherer makes his
appearance and says 'I'll take that rent
ely accepted anbc?n invitation to din- Turning to the personr whoseemejustoad- change has noted in local prompt and earnest, fo he be
thata they were not then and are not dressed us, I asked him, "What are you
Dunn's nomination. I going to do with me?" His answer was
fourth ward excited.
an slaveholders, they had no right to
you have no right to your land and
take it from you."
"Then you treat men, who have given
forty years of hard work to my farm, just _w
The Appleton Tribune says:
"James A. Peterson, the able Minneap
olis jurist, is the leader of the Dunn forces as you treat the slaveholder who has lived of" the" indictment "of" "ex-Mayor Ameis "of
in Hennepin county. Mr. Peterson was a forty years on the labor of other men, Minneapolis, as it is of the triumph of so
candidate for congress at the last primary and that, according to Henry George, is
election and controls an effective organiza- to relieve us of nearly all the ills of our
tion. His support will go far towards se
curing Hennepin county for Mr. Dunn."
Now, will some of the advocates of sin
gle tax please say whether that was a
proper answer to my question If not, what
would that proper answer be?
John J. Janney.
Minneapolis, 912 Second avenue S.
'"s The Parks Near Courthouse.
To the Editor of The Journal. \Q
The marvelous and steady growth* of the
city qf Minenapolis Is well known to all,
and as *a result of this ever increasing
progress, large business, hotel and apart
ment blocks are constantly being built, so
making the city more and more congested,
and hence the gt$at nee^djfcere 4s of more accomplish,)
gether and arranged by John Motley in
1739, so that some of the jokes are plain
ly chestnuts.. This new edition contains
the two volumes of the original in one.
w,ith two frontispieces, one of Joe Miller
in the character of Teague in "The Com
mittee," and the other of the Theater
Royal, Drury Lane, London
It Is announced that the letters of John Ruekin
to Charles Eliot Norton are to be published in
two volumes next autumn by Houghton, Mifflin
& Co., and that, in the meantime, selected por
tions of this correspondence will appear In the
WHAT THE MAGAZINES SAY
Prejudice Toward Corporate Capital
C. S. Mellen, former president of the
Northern Pacific railroad, has been talk
ing since he went back east. Harper's
Weekly for Feb. 6 epitomizes Mr. Mellen's
address before the Hartford board of
trade, which was the talking referred to,
Mr. Mellen believes that the prejudice exhib
ited to-day toward corporate capital and activity
Is founded in apprehension rather than in reason,
and in large measure is due to the unpleasant
personal traits of arrogant and arbitrary men
who have been placed in positions of authority.
To his mind, the day has gone by when a cor
poration can be handled successfully in defiance
of the public will, even tho that will be un
reasonable. The public may be led, but not
driven, and Mr. Mellen, for his part, prefers to
go with it, and try to shape or modify its opin
ion, rather than be swept from his bearings by
an overwhelming tide of adverse sentiment, with
disastrous consequences to himself and to the
interests in his charge. Evidently the new pres
ident of the New York, New Haven & Hartford
railroad is a man of experience and common
Might Be Called a War NumberCol
lier's Weekly for Jan. 30 bears the inscrip
tion "Household Number," but inasmuch
as it has an editorial on the fact that there
are no swear words in Japanese with
speculations as to what a good Japanese
trooper would do when he wanted to say
something befitting a trooper in anger,
and further has a report of how it intends
to handle the war, giving the names of Its
staff of war correspondents, its cable ser-
WM. B. YEATS.
The Irish Poet as seen by Pamela Colman Smith.
i .V Vi
vice, its arrangements to have Captain
Mahan write descriptions of the naval bat
ties, we think it might fairly be called a
JOE MILLER'S COMPLETE JEST BOOK. Be
ing a collection of the most excellent bon mots,
brilliant jests and striking anecdotes in the
English language. With an introduction by
Andrew G. Dickinson, Jr. Unabridged. New
York: William T. Henderson.
fresh air breathing places for the public,
more especially in the down town dis
Therefore I sincerely hope that the city
authorities will, if possible, secure the
land close by the courthouse, before it is
too late, to be used as a park for the pub
lic. By so doing, they will be conferring
upon the city of Minneapolis an incalcul
able boon. Arthur Meacham.
THE AMES DECISION
The Central Figure.
The decision of the court liberates the
central figure in one of the most sensa
tional stories of civic corruption ever
recorded in the history of municipal gov
The notorious Mayor Ames of Minne
apolis escapes all punishment for his mis
deeds, having found the technicality loop
hole, thru which clever lawyers are push
ing so many of the "big" criminals.
"Doc" Ames is not Vindicated he has
simply succeeded in eluding justice.
quashed it was too insistent on fine points.
we cannot say. But such occurrences as
this, and several of like nature which
have come to pass in the cases of St.
Louis boodlers, intensify the popular sus
picion that the courts are not to be relied
upon for the adequate punishment of
faithless office holders who can summon
money or influence to their aid.
Too Many Careless Attorneys.
Before proceeding further against the
prosecutors. There's precious little satis
faction in. undertaking to punish boodling
and seeing the boodlers come off on top
LIND A GOOD BARKIS
i Vv Sioux City Journal
John Lind has announced that Minne
apolis should have a public building more
ln keeping with the size of the city,! and
the people of Minneapolis, without regard
to partizanshlp, are Inclined to agree with
him. Mr. Lind is understood to be will
ing to stay in congress and pull for that
building until he gets it, even if twenty
years of earnest endeavor Is required to
THE HONPABEJ MAN
Colonel F. W. Woods, the Bob Ingersoll of &
the Cow, Pronounces a Noble Eulogy on plf
One of Man's Best Lady FriendsWords jjf|
That Thrill and Burn Spoken About H't*
That Noble Animal That Has Done So 'r':'
Much for Humanity.
Speaking of the other sex, I do not know
of a more noble eulogy than that pro
nounced in a recent auction sale at
Springfield, 111., on the cow. Colone| F. W.
Woods Was the eulogist and the words he
uttered deserve to give him the appella
tion of the "Bob Ingersoll of the Cow."
Colonel Woods said:
"Of all the animal friends of man she is
the greatest. To her we owe the most.
I wish that I, as you are about to sit
down to the' noonday meal, might remove
from your table what the cow has placed
thereon. I'd take the cup of milk waiting
at baby's chair. I'd take the cream, the
cheese, the butter, the custard pie, the
cream biscuit, the steak, the smoking
roast of beef, and leave you to make a
meal of potatoes, beets, pickles and tooth
"There is not a thing from nose to tail
but that is utilized for the use of man.
We use her horns to comb our hair, her
skin upon our feet, her hair keeps the
tlaste upon our walls, her hoofs make
gli?e, her tail makes soup, she gives us
our milk, our cream, our cheese and but
ter, and her flesh is the greatest meat of
the nation, her blood is used to make our
sugar white, her bones are ground to fer
tilize our soil and even her paunch she
herself has put thru the first chemical
process necessary for the production of
the best white cardboard, and they have
discovered that such paper can be made
into the finest quality of false teeth.
"No other animal works for man both
night and day. By day she gathers food
and when we are asleep at night she
brings it back to rechew and convert it
into all things of which I speak.
"She has gone with man from Plymouth
Rock to the setting sun! It was her sons
that turnfd the first sod in the settlers'
clearing it was her sons that drew the
prairie schooner for the sturdy pioneers
as, inch by inch, they fought to prove
that 'westward the star of empire takes
its way,' with the old cow grazing behind,
and when the day's march was done she
came and gave the milk to fill the mother's
breast to feed the suckling babe that was.
perchance, to become the ruler of his
country. Who says that much of what we
are we do not owe to man's best friend,
the cow? Treat her kindly, gently, for
without her, words fail to describe the
Anyone who reads these noble words
will feel, when he meets the cow here
after, like taking off his hat to her. There
is an old song,
"A Boy's Best Friend Is His Mother."
Perhaps next to the mother, she who is
the best friend to the boy is the cow.
Stand up for Minnesota! Her cow popu
lation is large and It is a growing one. The
Minnesota cow, like Grandmother Shir
ley, that "ornament of advancing age,"
has one foot among the stars'.
Rev. G. L. Morrill is going to get in on
the ground floor on a new theater building.
An organ is to be put in for Dr. Morrill to
paw and the contribution will be lifted if
Mr. Rogers has to get a jackscrew under
The Spring Valley Mercury shows how
very, very dangerous it is not to pay your
subscription. During December two men
who owed the Mercury on subscription,
were unable to escape their pursuing con
science, and committed suicide. The Mer
cury feats that there are others who may
suffer from this new form of mercurial
Miss Alice Roosevelt's birthday is a legal
holiday in Minnesota. Incidentally' Presi
dent Lincoln was born on the same day.'
Ex-Secretary Whitney was rich enough
to afford the .most complicated kind of
The Springfield ("Mass.) Republican was
Taf arriye at
St. Paul BoomedUnder the heading
"St. Paul, the Pride of the Big North-
west," Leslie's Weekly for .Feb. 4 tells of
the greatness of St. Paul.' If the writer, ^Z^T^ht .CZ
TO** wm. of
Everet Wilkes, were a member of the
twin city world's fair committee, Minne
apolis would have a chance to get back at
St. Paul for its opposition to Professor Mc
Ve'y of the university. Unfortunately, or
perhaps fortunately, Mr. Wilkes is not on
ause, when Governor
aoh Fra cic thee
a military escortg hand'.n Is is trure that
the governor had no time to stop, but took
a hack immediately to catch the next out
going train for Washington, but the Re
publican cares not for that the gilded
trappings of royalty were there! Our
'Mood-bought liberties are in a pretty punkt
way when the troops come out to gree a
A Russian Rev. Irl Hicks, named Demt
schinsky, having become quite well known
as a weather guesser. the Russian gov
ernment kept tabs on him and showed that
he was right just 50 per cent of the time.
As any good guesser could come up to this
average where the weather is flopping
constantly, the government considered that
it had M. Demtschinsky down and out.
But no. The peasant preferred his weath
er forecasts founded on the moon, rather
than on meteorological observation of the
government, and so continues to cough by
Colonel Edward A. Bromley now has for
?ale a photograph of the first settler being
sca iped by the Indians before breakfast
group.kindly stood while the artist
worked his daguerreotype machine.
In this extremely changeable weather do
not neglect to fortify your system with
Courts Not to Be Relied On.
N ew Bedford Standard.
His case, from the point of view of a!
moral consideration, stands exactly where
it did at the beginning, and this action thrilled theS very piantrimmings strings
looks yer-muc like a miscarriagee of jus-|
tice. Whether\ the:attorney who drew up I
thee was careless or incom-i
grafters let's have an organization for the canary. If you want a house so full of It
suppression of careless attorneys who
draw up indictments with holes in them.
That I the obviou^ moral oif the quashing
many of the St. Louis boodlers over their
one Is within. But
The Fairmont Newos chronicles a new
form of sport. It iss practiced by the hunt
en along theJ lak shore who shoot into
the fishing houses out on the ice. Some
of thesbea hunters are of the opinion that
fishhouse makes a good target,
as many of the fisherman now use oil
stoves from which no smoke develops to
warn the gunner of the presence of any
one in the house the shooting is likely to
result in getting the fisherman. Life in
surance on fishermen has risen to war
rates at Fairmont this week. The boys
confidently expect to get a fisherman yet.
"Brownie," the best all-around canary in
the city, has a rival. The other day a
very .fine yellow bird appeared at the old
homestead. After a place had been found
for his cage and after he had taken hi.s
base and had become a little used to tho
surroundings the new bird lifted up his
and uncoiled a yard and a half of
fluted bir Ong
Justic who Whe
with on It that
Brownie heard that song the
thers on hifs heaawk. stoodAstraight up and
the la} dow
soon as his
tation had subsided a- triflehad he hisse .everyd
ween his clenched bill:
"Ha! a rival!"
As he listened to the other bird's lay a
fine expression of contempt soon settled
on his bill and opening his mouth he
poured forth a burst of melody that sound
ed like a shrill steam siren hollering
"dinner" at 6 p. m. As he bit off the last
note he cocked his head with an expres
sion that said.
'Til show 'em what Teal bird song is!"
If you want a little bird spng get
that the walls bulge, get two canaries.
A. J. R.
A Study of the Word "Vindication."
St. Paul Dispatch.
The decision assumes the truth of .the
evidence. It assumes that the ex-mayor
did direct Gardner to levy blackmail upon
the dissolute women and give the loot to
him that Gardner, aided by policemen and
detectives, did gather this plunder at
various f.mes from various women and did
hand it over In a lump sum? to the mayor,
who received and pocketed it. It admits
the guilt of the mayor, but says that he
was guilty twenty-five or more times in
stead of but once. The ex-mayor accepts
this reasoning and conclusion as his "first
victory." and says it is not to be his last.
Meanwhile the subordinates who executed
the order to levy, languish in prison under
sustained convictions. If this is a "vin-
dication,',' -jtha word must be defined anew.