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Fortunes of War.
The regular rainy seas on has ar
rived at the seat of war in the east,
bringing with it prolonged torrents
of rain and a combinati on of heat
and moisture which engenders a sti
fling atmosphere, while the roads are
flooded or Impassable for artillery
trains and heavy army wagons.
This is the period toward which
General Kuropatkin, the Russian
commander, has been looking with
hope, for he counted up on the weath
er to arrest the concentration of Jap
troops and artillery up on Hai-cheng
and Liao-yang on the China Eastern
The Japs, however, seem to have
continued fighting and gaining ground
and do not seem to be in favor of
Bitting down, after dragging their
useful artillery, which has shown its
superiority to the Russian, over the
rugged mountains from the east. If
the rainy season compels them to
wait awhile, it is most probable that
Kuropatkin, when the atmosphere
clears, will find the little brown men
as alert as ever.
It is given out from his headquar
ters that, as the railway is in better
running order, he will have reinforce
ments to the extent of about 100,000
men by the time the rainy seas on is
ended, and between that period and
the coming of ice and snow there will
be time to carry out his former threat
to drive the Japs into the sea.
For a power which boasts of its
ability to place a million men on short
notice wherever there is occasion in
the far east, Russia has shown singu
lar helplessness. The czar is com
pelled to keep so many garrisons
among subject peoples to watch them
and suppress uprisings, from the
western bounda ry in Europe to the
Ural mountain s, and even eastward,
that he cann ot send a million men, or
even half a million men, into Man
to the coming of the rainy sea
8on, the ordinary signal in that region
for closing active operations on the
land, there have been four months'
fighting by the belligerents since the
outbre ak of hostilities. The Japs,
fduring thiq time, have occupied Korea
j.and driven back the Russian armies
''sent to cross the Yalu river, the
bounda ry between Manchuria and Ko
rea, have forced back the advancing
Russians to the line of the Chinese
Eastern* railway, and have made the
Russian territory of Kwang-tung the
battlegrou nd of the conflict have
"come over the mountains and hold
most important passes con
front Kuropatkin with a line over a
hundred miles long from Kai-chou,
northward, and hold th^e Liao-tung
"peninsula exclusive of the Port Arthur
^fortress and naval station, against
t-which they have now succeeded in
^locating batteries of heavy siege guns
On the sea, Japan has been re
markably successful in cooping up the
Russian squadron at Port Arthur and
^Vladivostok. Only recently has the
flatter made a sortie of an offensive
|nature, inflicting damage on the Jap
gnavy, not of a very serious nature,
|however, while the larger Port Arthur
|squadron has been very seriously im
|paired in the two sorties it has made,
|and has, most of the time, been in the
firmer basin for repairs. The Japs
Jhave succeed ed also in placing obstruc
|tions in the channel entrance which
|prevent the passage of war vessels ex
|cept at high tide. The Jap navy,
^iwhile reduced in former strength, re
jlmains in control of the sea and will
contin ue offensive operations during
|,*|the rainy season, of course, and, with
rjthe besieging land force, will probably
rjlcompel the surrender of the Russian
The first round between these bel
fjjiligerents reveals a very hollow place
.In Russia's boasts of unlimited mili
tary and naval strength. Actual test
afield has proven her inability to crush
?a little nation of 45,000,000 people.
I True, she can by weakening her forces
elsewhere, reinfOrce her generals for
*the fall campaign, but such operation
will increase the probability of do
mestic uprisings and, consequently,
she has before er new exploitation
Of the astute strategy of the Japs, who
have excited the wondering admiratio*n
of war experts all over *the civilized
world. Indeed, it would hardly be
safe to bet that the Japs will not be
ab le to demonstrate that they do not
fear the rainy season, and that they
will not contrive to keep on fighting
among cloudbursts if necessary. They
are still at it and bivouacking in mud
In telling how the antimerger plank
ot into the state platform in spite of the
protests of the Dunn men on the resolu
tions committee, credit for writing the
plank was given to Senators Thompson
ana Lord. W.' Grimshaw claims the
credit of writing that plank, as of prac
tically all ol the platform. He was not
-present during- the-debate in the commit
tee, but it was his plank which was so
successfully defended by the senators
The Democratic Keynote.
If John Sharp Williams, temporary
chairman of the democratic conven
tion, sounded the keynote of that
party at St. Louis today, th en we are
to have on the part of the democratic
party a campaign of opposition to any
thing republican rather than of force
ful, independe nt and aggressive effort
to promote anything particularly dem
ocratic. The platform has not come
yet, but Mr. Williams' speech, taken
as a sample of democratic oratory
during the campaign, would $ seem to
indicate that the plan of the democrats
is to spend most of their time denounc
ing the republicans. Mr. Williams de
voted so much of his time to that
purpose today that he almost forgot to
say anything about- the democrat io
party as a party of principles, or as
having anything particular to offer to
the country on its own account.
The speech, however, is an interest
ing and a readable one, as will be dis
covered from such extracts as we have
spaoe to reproduce. It is not a
very dignified effort, but, under the
circumstances, probably the most ef
fective that could be made. The demo
crats were confronted in the oration
by Mr. Root and in the platform
adopted by the Chicago convention
wi th an unanswerable and overwhelm
ing mass of history and faots accom
plished, which, perhap s, could not be
more cleverly met than by some such
method as that adopted by the tem
porary chairman at St. Louis.
The most serious part of this dis
cussion of the republioan position is
devbted to that plank in the platform
which proposes a reduction of repre
sentation in the south on account of
This plank has stirred up a gre at deal
of feeling in the south and the propo
sition that the south should lose in
representation in congress in propor
tion as it disfranchises its citizens and
reduces its voti ng population will he
resisted with all the power that that
section, which enjoys such unde
served advantages, will be able ,to
muster. The southern press is full of
it and southern sentiment is strongly
aroused. A the same time it is by
no means certain that anything will
be accomplished, and the declaration
in the republican platform may prove,
as Mr. William s' suggests, to be in
tended more for political purposes
during the campaign than for serious
consideration by congress. So long as
the republican party is unable to cor
rect such unequal representation in its
own national convention, it is not
li-kely to be able to correct it in con
The putting of the Igorrote at St. Louis
into pants suggests tQ the Pittsburg Dis
patch that suspenders follow the flag. This
is certainly true in the case of the In
Any ne who keeps close account
of the weather will remember that
last year at this time conditions were
much the same as at presenttoo
much rain, not enough sunshine and
the season backward. It is really
three years since the northwest has
had a good old-fashioned summer.
As yet it is too early to draw conclu
sions as to the effect of the continu ed
rainy and cloudy weather upon north
western crops, but it Js clear that
much more of it would be very bad.
The seas on was late in opening and
the whe'at plant slow in starting.
From the beginning it was evident
that good growing weather would be
necessary to bring it along to an aver
age stage by July 1. Thru June, the
growing month, there were less than
the avera ge number of good days,
and the plant has not made up the
lost time, as expected.
There are large sections where the
promise has never been finer, and in
central and southe rn Minnesota,
Sou th Dakota and parts of North Da
kota big yields seem assured. This
is why the railroad crop reports are
so generally optimistic. There is, in
short, a stand, on the whole, from
which a bumper crop may be gath
The one bad fortune is the back
wardness in many important locali
ties in the Red Riv er valley, or close
to it. This wheat has got to come
along without further interruption
from now on if it is to be in condi
tion to esca pe damage from early
frost. There is yet ample time and
no great nervousness has been felt
so far but, with the season along
into the first week of July and the
weather still unpropitious, more at
tention is bei ng paid to this feature.
Meanwhile the southwest, where
the winter-wheat harvest is under
way, is having too much rain, fur
ther heavy precipitation bei ng re
ported in Kansas last night.
Viewing the country as a whole it
must be admitted that wheat-crop
possibilities have not improved in the
past week or two, and unless a de
cided change comes for the better,
and that soon, former hopeful esti
mates may have to be modifie,d In
Having found so much ill-natured, un
reasonable and unfair criticism of the
president, in the columns of our St. Paul
contemporary, it is gratifying today to be
able to give credit to the Globe
for very generous and respectful com
mendation of President Roosevelt for his
decision not to make any campaign
speeches, even cutting out those door
yard talks which were so much of a fea
ture of the first Harrison and first Mc
Klnley campaigns. Of course, there is
one special reason why President Roose
velt may not appear as prominently in
the campaign as Harrison did in 1888, or
as McKinley did in his first campaign.
Neither of them were then in office. The
president will have one opportunity in
which to deolare himself fully and dearly.,
This will come in his letter of acceptance,
and with that as the only "occasion on
which he shall- speak tojthe people during,
the campaign, the letter will have peouliaf
interest and Importance. 'C'T'
Saved Their Paces.
The Hearst forces have captured the
Minnesota delegation by a vo te of 12
to 10. Minnesota, democratically,
now enjoys the distinction of bei ng en
rolled under the yellow banner of the
gre at American journalistic sensation
On ne account we are glad to see
this victory at St. Louis. The Hearst
boomers 1 Minnesota can now pose as
faithful and successful stewards. They
have done something with their tal
ents. A they are conscientious, hard
working men they wbuld have felt very
uncomfortable not to be able to point
to substantial results after having en
joyed a satisfactory connection with
Mr. Hearst's bank account for some
months. The ease with which they
were defeated by the conservatives at
Duluth would have entirely lost them
their faces had it not been for their
final success In barely getting control'
of the delegation.
A skyscraper was sold in Chicago the
other day, the transfer being made in
one hour's time. It was done under the
Torrens system and no more trouble wasi
experienced than in making out a bill of
sale for a cow. The parties went to the
registrar, found that the title was
record and defended by the state. One
more entry was made, and the job was
finished. That's almost too simple for us
At the master car builders' convention
at Saratoga William Forsyth said that
passenger cars should have steel under
names, because the great number of
casualties in railway wrecks is due in
large measure to weakness in the equip
ment. The first line that puts on steel
passenger cars and advertises them well
is certain to draw the trade.
When the subsidy commission met in
Cleveland General Grosvenor made a
speech in the course of which he said:
"When any movement is branded subsidy
it is about killed in the United State*."
While it may not be so, there is never
theless a pretty general feeling in this
country that "subsidy" is the rich man's
Five college students were members of
a party of forty that left New York the
other day to work in the southwestern
wheat fields. Reports from last year
showed that the college boys showed good
endurance and staying qualities. Why
cannot some Edward Atkinson give us
some statistics as to the value of a col
lege education to a harvest hand?
The Huronite of Huron, S. D., is mis
taken as to the extent of the direct nomi
nating system in Minnesota. It does not
extend to the state ticket. Our system of
pumary elections by which we nominate
by direct vote of the people includes coun
ty and city and legislative and congres
sional candidates, but does not apply to
candidates for state offices. /^4f
When Mr. Cleveland was asked the
other day what he would do if the nomina
tion were offered him upon a silver plat
ter, he wittily evaded a categorical reply
by the reply that he would refuse the
platter. Mr. Cleveland may not be ardent
ly desirous of the nomination, but he is
not going to refuse it if it comes.
Atchison, Kan., business men put In
about $100,000 in boring to find what was
underground. They have struck a vein
of coal three feet in thickness and Intend
to build a great manufacturing center
and take some of the shine off of Kansas
City. Watch their smoke.
Will our sensitive contemporary with
the sublimate conscience (as to a few
things) please indicate why Judges Elliott
and Jaggard should be expected to resign
from the district bench, while Judges
Lewis and Brown retain their seats on the
A French writer in Revue Universelle
says that the region of Tibet is an abso
lute theocracy in which one-eighth of the
people are priests. They own all the prop
erty and run the whole country absolutely.
Naturally they desire to be let alone.
A wealthy old lady recently invested a
round sum in gilt-edge bonds thru the
medium of a New York banking-house.
When the securities were delivered to her
she sat some time in the outer office wait
ing for the trading stamps.
The action of the Colorado authorities in
deporting rfot leaders from the state has
a parallel every day in the action of police
authorities in giving "vags" and other
objectionable characters notice to leave
town within a reasonable time.
AT THE THEATERS
Two packed houses at the Lyceum yes
terday enjoyed the Ferris production of
"Cleopatra." Miss Florence Stone, who
has the title role, has a fine conception
of Sardou's wonderful play. The midweek
matinee will be given tomorrow. Next
week the company will be seen in a com
edy entitled "Niobe," by Edward and Har
NOT ENOUGH TAN SHOES
An odd feature of the return of the tan
shoe to popular favor is that the demand
finds the manufacturers unprepared to
meet it. With the coming of the crocus
the brown shoe reappeared on feminine
feet on Fifth avenue sporadically, as the
botanist would say, after long disuse. Al
most immediately orders poured in on the
dealers in such volume that in the words
of one "the manufacturers "were fairly
swamped." The prospect seems good for
the full restoration of the tan shoe to its
former place in sutorial esteem and use
GALLANT PHYSICIAN ON GOTHAM
Dr. E. C. Savidge of New York has
been casting his professional eye over
audiences in the Metropolitan opera-house
and this Is how he sums them up, male and
female: "Look at the menagile, keen,
quick of movement, still in the game of
life, of use to their family, age and lace
Turn to their consortssave a few excep
tions for our chivalry they are obese or
scrawny, hebetudinous or jerking, flabby
bundles of tissue hanging in folds, each
fold, to the esoteric eye, full of burnt-put
tissue juice, poisoning the individual with
the ashes of her own life."
THE NONPAREIL HAN
The Music Cure in Its Application to the
Bald -Headed '.Man-Mrs.- Amelia Weed
Holbrook's Extension of the Harmonic
Specific to the Relief of the Glittering
Dome of ThoughtIts Limitations.
Allusion has been made in this column
to "the music cure," which a large class
of intellectual and impressionable people
have taken up so enthusiastically in Our
eastern provinces. This week we note an
extension of the cure in which we feel a
vital personal interest. Mrs. Amelia Weed
Holbrook, lecturing in New York on "The
Power and Possibilities of Music," and
winning large and enthusiastic audiences,
states that music will make the hair grow.
Mis. Holbrook says that it is as im
possible to prescribe the kind of music that
will make the, hair grow as to prescribe
for any other physical condition.
"Generally speaking* piano music is good
for the hair," she says, "and the music of
wind instruments is bad, but the kind of
compositions to be used cannot be set
down for definite guidance. No one
should, undertake the cure rashly, how
ever, for the very tune that will promote
growth on one bald head will cause the
hair to tall out on another."
For the first time we are beginning to
get a glimpse of the occult attraction
exercised by the orchestra seats at the
theater over that brainy cla? of people
who are somewhat short in the matter of
capillary attraction. The attempt to crowd
up as near to the music as possible has,
it seems, a psycho-physiological basis. Un
kittingly the bald-heads have been taking
a cure Just as a wounded dog crawls
away and lies dormant, waiting for na
ture to effect a cure, so the hairless man
works his way up close to the music and
waits, oh, so patiently for the divine har
monies of "Bedelia" and "Yo-San" to
bring back the foliage of youth to the
brainy brow of middle age.
Mrs. Holbrook very properly notes that
there are certain kinds of music that are
not good for the hair. We can see at
once that there is the seed of a great
truth concealed in this simple- statement.
Take baby music at 2 'a m. This variety
of harmony is very bad for any father
who has a tendency tq baldness. It ac
centuates the condition and if persisted
in will rive the capillary adornment from
the fairest brow. For this reason mother
should be entrusted with the happy duty
of convincing the child that his attempt
to administer the cure to father is ill
W do not know anything that is worse
for the hair than this night work on the
part of the large, open-faced dog who is
able to sleep by day while father is en
gaged in the busy marts of trade, where,
if he sleeps, they get not only his scalp
but his sustenance.
Mrs. Holbrook notes that piano music
is good for the scalp, t }s difficult not
to cherish doubts at -this point, but let
us be openminded. Yet we must bring
to notice the case of the large apartment
house on Franklin avenue, where there
are eighteen pianos and in which at least
seventeen bald-headed men live by actual
count. How would you Recount for this?
The Woodston (Kan.) Echo, in a gay,
unfettered way, thus comments on an
incident of the heart that occurred in
"A wayward youth over in Osborne
neglecetd to call on his little bunch of
loneliness Sunday, aftd about the middle
of the week his intended mother-in-law
called on him, bringing her daughter with
her. After lecturing the youth for a while
the old lady went away to town, leaving
the young lady with her lover, who prom
ised to take her home ''that evening and
to be more punctual in-the future. All's
well that ends well
What would we do without mother?
"Sir Isaac Newton, drunk," read Judge
Gearey from a slip
The scene was laid in the Fargo police
whose Jocks na1ffvMen
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. "IJuly 6, 1904.
by the frosts of perhaps seventy winters,
arose in the dock in answer to his name.
If this were Sir Isaac it was plain that
his celebrated law ha*d been pulling him
"'Arq'you Sir Isaac j^ewton, who dis
covered the law of gravitation?" asked
"I don't know about that," said the old
man, "but I did disco\er some stuff over
on the Moorhead side and a very small
portion of it downed me
"Where did you come from?" asked the
"And what are you doing In Fargo?"
'Twenty years ago I Jived in this city.
I prospered here, and when I packed up
my household effects and mqved with my
family to Minneapolis I had eight or ten
thousand dollars Bad luck signaled my
advent into that city. My little daughter
died as a result of an accident en route
to my new home in Minneapolis Typhoid
fever robbed me of my son a few months
later. Another son wa killed before the
end of the year and ferly in the next
year my wife sickeried and, died. I em
barked- in business, but one reverse fol
lowed another until a few weeks ago I
awakened one morning t find myself pen
niless, or almost so.
"My former life in Fargo had been
pleasant. One success after another fol
lowed in close succession, and I decided
to return, and, advanced in years as I
am, commence over again When I ar
rived hpre Saturday morning I found con
ditions changed The home where I had
spent so many happy days with my family
had been destroyed bv fire. I did not see
the faces I knew twenty years ago, and I
learned that many of my old friends had
passed to the windowless palaces of rest
and were sleeping in the city of the dead.
In a fit of remorse I took a drink, and
here I am for the first time in my life
in a police court and charged with drunk
"Never drunk before?" asked the court.
"Never." "You are discharged," and the old man.
bent with the burden of years and of
memories, left the courtroom.
The old world is said to be getting
alarmed over the American passion for
antiques. The prices paid are drawing all
the old stuff across the ocean Antique
factories in Connecticut are also feeling
the competition quite severely.
Talk about your $30,000,'000 meat trust!
The early farmer has slipped the price of
potatoes up to $1 80 per bushel. We in
tend to worry along on peas for a few
Professor Hussey of California has
found 100 new stars within a year. What
.is he going to do with them?
The tourist who has to take his medi
cine by the clock has had invented for
his use a neat little medical reminder
that looks something like a clock The
dial, however, is Inscribed with the words,
"next dose," instead of the regulation
numerals The clock proves to be a box
which, when opened, shows a medicine
glass, with drams and other druggist's
measures, checked off on.its surface. The
hands of the mock clock can be moved
around and the hour for the next dose
thus accurately kept in mind. When the
hour comes around. If the tourist care
fully opens the clock and throws the
mixture out of the window, his health is
likely to be much benefited by the phys
ical exercise involved. A. J. R.
A "SPLENDID LIAR'
Stanley used to relate the following
story: One day while he was conversing
with a friendly tribe during his travels,
one of the chiefs present inquired how
many wives he possessed. Upon Stanley
replying that he had none, all those pres
ent stood up like one matt and unanimous
ly exclaimed- "What a splendid liar'"
They intensely admired the apparent
calmness with which he had, as they
thought, tried to pass off on them a won
drous traveler's tale.
NEWS OF THE BOOK WORLD
Romance and -Tragedy of the Missouri
Kansas Border In War TimesInterest
ing Story of a Section and Period that
Has Been Somewhat Neglected, by Mrs.
Caroline Abbot Stanley.
The Missouri-Kansas border troubles
during the civil war have been used with
excellent effect in Order No. 11, a novel
by Mrs Caroline Abbot Stanley. The bor
der was a good place to be away from
during the civil war, for it was there that
one caqght it "a-goin" and a-comin'," and
the border between Missouri and Kansas
suffered perhaps more than any other sec
tion because of the ruffians who preyed
upon the inhabitants of the district.
The story centers about Colonel Trevi
lian, a fine "gentleman of the old school,"
who had come out from Virginia and es
tablished a plantation near Kansas City.
He had a family to love, was loved by his
slaves, and honored by the people of the
entire district. But in the shifting of the
soldiery and border ruffians, including
Jesse James, across his acres he was soon
deprived of all he had. Then came "Or-
der No. 11," requiring all residents in the
district to "move on." The situation was
one to "try men's souls," and it tried
them as the people of this later generation
Colonel Trevlhan's son went into the
army of the south. The Jonathan to his
David went into the northern army.
But the two men remained friends
to the end. The center of in
terest is in the love affair of
the colonel's fair and spirited daughter,
Virginia, and Gordon Lay, her brother's
friend, who had fought for the north. As
a faithful fiance Virginia is a fine type.
She deserved all the good things that
came to her out of the troubles of a time
which was all trouble.
Incidentally one is given a clear view of
the contrast between the southern and
the New England ideas of slavery as they
existed before the outbreak of the war
by the presence In the colonel's home of
a New England schoolteacher who pre
sided at a nearby country school.
The drawing of the slave character is
true to life. One finds in connection with
these a peculiar expression that The Un
easy Chair has heard direct from a Vir
ginian. It appears in tnis:
"Howdy. Marso Gordon?"
"All right, Jake. How are you?"
"Mightj po'ly, bless de Lawd, suh." No well
bred negro ever owned up to being anything more
than "po'ly," or tole'ble at most.
Being "mighty po'ly" is something new
to "bless de Lawd" for in the north and
among the whites.
The story is entertaining from the first
and interest dees not lag thruout.
FTeming H. Revell company announce the
forthcoming publication of Norman Duncan's
first novel, "Doctor Luke of the Labrador."
Mr. Duncan, still In his early thirties, is pro
fessor of rhetoric and English at the Wash
ington and Jeffsrson university, Washington, Pa.
His literary field Is the Newfoundland and Lab
rador coasts.~ He is the fisher folk's friend and
welcomed guest, and to him their lives are
as an open book.
A SONG OF BIRDS.
Sing, 6lng O ye birds In the tree-tops rejoicing,
For lo, the Day breaksI
The pallid mist lightens.
The dusky east brightens,
The drowsy world wakes.
While south winds are blowing
No heart should be sad
While roses are growing
'Tls time to be glad.
Sing, sing, O ye birds sheltered low In the
hedgerows, For lo' the Day diesI
After striving and weeping
The weary are sleeping,
^The stars fill the skies.
Mary H. Krout in the Reader Magazine for
July. Now we are to have the "French Men of Let-
ters." The series is announced by J. B. Lippin
cott company, and will begin with "Honore de
Balzac," by Ferdinand Brunetiere. Edward Dow
den wJl&'ffoUxm with a volume op! Montaigne.
The general f$\ttt of the series is Alexander
The Uneasy Chair.
THE MAGAZINE SAMPLER
How Japan Regulates Opium Traffic fn
Formosa.Stephen Pierce Duggan, Ph.D.,
in Gunton's Magazine for July, discusses
"Japan's First Colony," and the way the
Japanese have handled it. The problem
was a very difficult one, but the Japanese
have met it at almost every point with
equal success. Not the least difficult thing
to handle was the opium traffic. Of that
Dr Duggan says.
The government, therefore, determined to make
It (opium) a state monopoly and place its use
under shict supei vision. Opium is not produced
in Formosa, but is imported from Persia, India
and China. The government bought what was al
ready In the hands of merchants, imported the
crude product, erected refineries and placed the
sole of the finished product in the hands of
30,000 licensed retailers Only those so habltu
atpd to Its use that its, discontinuance would re
Bult in discomfort are permitted to buy it,
and they can do so only by means of a doctor's
certificate To acquire the habit is a
penal offense, and the punishment for the im
portation or manufacture of the product is eleven
jt-ars in prison or a fine of 2,000 yen or both.
The monopoly yields to the government annually
One of the World's Decisive Battles.
A. Maurice Low shows, in the July-Sep
tember Forum, why the capture of Klu
lieu-cheng by the Japanese must be re
garded as one of the decisive battles of
the world. also deals with other "For
eign Affairs," Including recent modifica
tions in the attitude of leading European
powers to one another.
A new volume of The Forum opens with
the July-September issue. The first ar
ticle, by H. L. West, describes the pres
ent outlook in "American Politics," with
special attention to the probabilities of
the presidential campaign. The course of
the war in the east and the changes in
the European situation supply material
for the greater part of A. Maurice Low's
paper on "Foreign Affairs." A. D. Noyes
writes on the movements of the last quar
ter in the department of "Finance," and
H. H. Suplee on recent advances In "Ap
plied Science." H. W. Horwlll's article
on "Literature" is occupied with new
books illustrating "The Art of Letter
writing" The special articles are "Civil
Government in the 'Moro Province'," by
H. S. Townsend, and "The Affairs of tfce
Congo State." by S. P. Verner.
McClellan a Crackerjack.The Munici
pal Journal and Engineer for July makes
the new mayor of New York out to be
something of a wonder. According to an
editorial in the above magazine, Mayor
McClellan has backbone and is dealing
out to Gothamites a "practical reform"
administration. As an example of the fact
that he is a vertebrate is cited his action
in keeping Major Woodbury as street com
missioner, "contrary to the advice of the
grafting politicians." The editorial closes
thus: "As he is, however, expanding
hourly into a national figure, an un
prejudiced view of his public attitude
thus far indicates the possession on his
part of four qualities dear to every de
cent Americanmodesty, ability, honesty
and, last but not least, backbone."
A Hawthorne Number.Lovers of Nath
aniel Hawthorne will find much to inter
est them in The Critic for July. Among
the Hawthorne items in the number are
"My Hawthorne Experiences," by Mon
cure D. Conway "Hawthorne and Emer-
son," Elisabeth Luther Cary "Gloom and
Cheer in Hawthorne," Annie Russell Mar
ble "Hawthorne: Emperor of Shadows,"
Benjaipin de Casseres 'Illustrated Edi
tion ,of 'The Scarlet *Letter\" Carolyn
Shipman "Hawthorne as Seen by His
Publishers," Howard M. Ticknor "Haw
thorne's Use of His Material," Charles T.
Copeland, "Hawthorne from an English
Point of View," Francis Gribble "Haw
thorne's Last Years," Julian Hawthorne
"Hawthorne's 'America' Fifty Years
After," Herbert W. Horwill.
These items are printed with numerous
pictures of Hawthorne and his family and
of places familiar to him.
The July Cosmopolitan.A glance thru
the July Cosmopolitan shows outdoor life,
travel, adventure and entertaining fiction
in attractive array. Wells' "Food of the
Gods" reaches a crisis in the strange'nd
marvelousyet not without Its sugges
tion to the scientific mind. In addition
to Wells', The Cosmopolitan contains five
short stories, and, of a nature similar to
fiction but of greater interest from a hu
man point of view, Rafford Pyke's illus
trated article on "Memorable Love-Let-
ters." Mr. Pyke claims for the letters he
gives a place as "some of the most re
markable" love letters ever given to the
Another "Cure" for Hay Fever.Frank
E. Stowell, a physician of Stowell, Mass.,
says he has found a cure for hay fever. So
it is reported in Medical Talk for the
Home. It is very simplejust wear
smoked glasses. He says he has tried it
himself and that It gives him instant re
lief. It is easy to try, for if you have no
smoked glasses of your own you can just
borrow your neighbor's.
ORDER NO. 11. A Tale o.f the Border. By Car
oline Abbot Stanley. Illustrations by Harry
C. Edwards. New York. The Century com
The opening number of "The Cinerary
Urn of Sergius Claudius," by Clinton Scol
lard, in the July Housekeeper, unfolds an
Interesting plot and the local color of the
Palestine country, where the scene of the
romance is laid is remarkably well por
trayed. Two love stories, "Whims of
Percele," by I. McRoss, and "A Romance
of the Far "South," by G. Brown,
are entertaining and pleasing. Two pages
are filled with pictures of those who have
been subscribers for twenty years. Mary
Taylor Ross has a helpful article on the
summer laundry, with information on how
to prevent fading and taking out stains.
William B. Stout explains the making of
a sailboat to the small boys and the hand
work for the girls Includes directions for
all sorts of pretty needlework. Waldon
Fawcett has a most interesting account
of afternoon tea as served at the Chinese
legation by the American wife of one of
the attaches, and there are two pages of
pictures of the Chinese minister and his
family. The fashions are pretty and prac
tical and Elizabeth W. Morrison has a
page on salads, a favorite and healthful
warm weather food. The papers for
housekeepers and the talks for mothers
are full of helpful hints, while the chil
dren's department has poems, stories and
puzzles arranged by Mrs. Julia Darrow
Cowles for the amusement of the small
Katherine Louise Smith, a Minneapolis
woman, contributes an article entitled
"Gossip About Dolls" to the July Twen
tieth Century Home, in which she briefly
describes some specimens of dolls found
in the Harvard collection. Waldemar B.
Kaempffert gives the story of the discov
ery of radium by Mme. Sklodowska Curie
and discusses its bearing on scientific
theories. "The Curing of Jimmy," by
Herbert Shipman, is a story with an In
genious plot. "Women ICowboys' of the
West," by William S. Stewart, intro
duces the western woman to her city sis
ter in an entirely new and thrilling mode
A design of butterflies by W. H. D.
Koerner on the Pilgrim for July covers
a magazine in which the more serious ar
ticles are of better quality than the
stories. Karl Edwin Harrlman in the
"Filipinos at the Fair" 'dresses dry facta
attractively, and a number of good
photographs accompanies his story. In a
rather uncompromising article Gerald
AuSten discloses the jealousies of a num
ber of the grand opera singers of today,
aind tears the veil of romance from their
lives, making known their very human
qualities. Alfred Davenport pays a high
tribute to Mrs. Minnie Maddern Fiske. A
number of other valuable articles and
stories complete the number.
The Harper's Bazar for June contains
much that is pleasing ^and interesting, as
well as much that Is primarily entertain
ing. A translation from a foreign wom
an's magazine of ten commandments for
wives, mothers and homemakers cannot
but appeal to all women, whether per
sonally interested in a home or not. Alfce
K. Fallows writes most interestingly of
self-government among college girls.
"The Masquerader," a novel by Katherine
Cecil Thurston, continues to be absorbing
in the development of its unique plot, and
vivid character delineation. "A Cross-
road," by Annie Webster Noel, is a bit of
child life with a peculiar blending of hu
mor and pathos. Fanny Y. Cory's fron
tispiece displaying the innocent pleasures
of childhood, is very funny.
The Music Trade Review has devised an
interesting souvenir of the St. Louis ex
position In special numbers which will
be Issued every month until the close of
the great exposition. The first number
has appeared with an attractive cover and
contains in addition to an illustrated ar
ticle on the fair the history of music in
America with short articles on the dif
ferent phases of musical life by well
known musicians. George D. Markham,
chief of the bureau of music, explains the
music of the exposition and there are
several interesting compositions for voice
The leading article for the July Kera
mic Studio is by Hugo Froehlich, who
writes on the "Principles of Design," tak
ing for the subject of his paper "Color."
He claims that color is much more than a
matter of scientific information and then
applies principles of general color work to
design and applications of several color
schemes are made in the supplement. A
large number of designs are reproduced
which were exhibited by Marshall Fry's
class in ceramic design in New York. A
review of the exhibit of Pratt Institute is
accompanied by illustrations of work In
July Table Talk is a most timely num
ber and deals with the summer problems
of the housekeeper and suggests many
means whereby.she can lighten her labor.
May Ellis Nichols In "Luncheons for the
College Folk" outlines a number of orig
inal features for luncheons which will ob
viate all trace of formality, Celestlne
Cummings In an interesting sketch di
rects well-meaning satire against the
wedding gift as selected by the average
LABORERS AND THE CHURCH
The special committee appointed by the
Massachusetts Association of Congrega
tional Churches to investigate the rela
tions between wage-earners and the church
in New England manufacturing cities has
reported that about 1,000 answers were re
ceived from ministers, employers and labor
loaders More than half the ministers re
plied that worklngmen were as active in
their churches as business and professional
men. The employers reported that 75 per
cent of 50,000 workmen were interested In
and loyal to some church. About half of
the labor leaders expressed unfriendly sen
timents The report concludes that greater
efforts should be made to minister to the
special needs of wage-earners.
-NESTOR OF GERMAN ACTORS
The oldest German actor is Louis Kuhn.
There is ar anecdote current in theatrical
circles that Frederick the Great once said
to Voltaire: "There is old man Kuhn."
This is ben trovato but he actually is
now 88 and still appears on the stage
nearly even' evening. As he was only 18
when he made his debut he has now been
an actor seventy years.
NEW TRACE FODHD
Murderer 'of Wisconsin Sheriff
Seen Near Clayton, Wis., and
Prairie du Chien, Wis., July 6.-
Lon Smith, the murderer of Sheriff
Harris, has been traced to Clayton,,
ten mil es south of this city.
In begging for something to eat,
from house to house, he asserted he^
was a river raftsman, waiting for a
When last seen he disappeared in a
piece of heavy bottom timber.
Officers in all the surrounding
towns have been notified and it is ex
pect ed his capture will be effected.
The rewa rd has been raised to
FATHER AND SONCONVICTED
Schlrmero of Miles City Sentenced
Special to The Journal.
Miles City, Mont., July 5.J C. Schir
mer and his son. John, were convicted by
a jury of grand larceny and sentenced
to one year at Deer Lorge. They were
charged by W. E. Harris with stealing
about 300 head of sheep and destroying
his red "V" brand by covering it with a
black triangle blotch. Joe Eber, who had
been herding for the Schirmers, had a
falling out with them over his pay and
started a story which resulted In their
arrest and conviction.
THREE HUNDRED POISONED
Effective Work of Tainted Ice Cream at a
New York Sun Special Service.
Lykens, Pa July 6 Three hundred
men, women and children in Lykens val
ley were taken home from a Fourth of
July picnic deathly sick from eating ice
cream Prompt medical attention saved
the lives ol all, tho several are still in a
critical condition. Ice cream made by an
Elizabethville woman, a product long
known for its excellence, was used by all
of the picnickers.
CHILDREN PLEDGED TO DIE
Bloomlngton, III., Death Revives Suicide
New York Sun Special Service,
Bloomlngton, 111, July 6 Hanging to
a tree, Clifford Miller, the youthful son
of prominent residents, was found dead
in the woods near his home yesterday.
He left a note that he was tired of life.
This is the fourth suicide among the
young people of Woodford county within
a month. It revives the report that a
children's suicide club exists.
MILLION-DOLLAR COTTAGE GONE.
New York Snn Speoial Service.
Tuxedo Park, N Y., July 6The Cam
mack cottage, the million-dollar summer
residence of Berand P. Stelnman, was
completely destroyed by fire last night. The
cottage was built about seven years ago
and was one of the finest in Tuxedo Park.
It was filled with antique furniture and
Oriental rugs and hangings Mrs. Stein
man's jewels were also lost In the flames.
It is believed that the blaze was caused
by defective electric light wires.
BODY CARRIED SIXTY MILES.
Speoial to The Journal.
Glendive, Mont, July 6.Word was
brought here today that the body of
Frank Baker, a boy who was drowned in
the Yellowstone river on June 21 while
bathing, had been found on an island op
posite Sidney, sixty miles below Glen
dive, where it had been borne by tlte cur
rent of the river His uncle, A. Parch
er, left for Sidney and will bring the body
to Glendive for interment.
PAPER MANUFACTURER DEAD.
Springfield, Mass., July 6.Julius H.
Appleton, former president of the Central
New England railway and a well-known
paper manufacturer, was stricken with
apoplexy while driving to the union sta
tion today and died soon afterwards.
MR. W. A. MARBLB,
Head of the R. &, G. Corset company*
known to all newspaper readers.
The R. & G. Corset company was
organized in 1897 as successors to
Roth & Goldschmidt, which began In
1880 and the trademark R. & G.
adopted the following year.
The early history of the business
was a gradual development, and it
was the first firm in the corset line
to do an absolutely one-price business
ai\d confine their trade entirely to the
retail dealers. This principle of "one
price to all," was a hard proposition
for the first two or three years, as
prior to that time all manufacturers
were selling their goods at varied
prices without any particular system
regulating such prices.
William A. Marble, president of the
company, was born In Woonsocket,
R. I., in 1849, and after fitting for
college, entered mercanti le life as a
salesman in the linen collar trade in
Troy, N. Y., where he remain ed for
three years. then became a sales
man for the Worcester Corset com
pany until 1884, when he went with
the R. & G. company.
From the sma ll beginnings fn 1880
the R. & G. has developed a business
which ranks among the largest In its
line, and to it belongs the credit of
having established two Important
principles in the corset trade, which
have since largely been adopted by
First, the initial trade mark.
Second, the one-price system.
In 1892 a branch was open ed In
San Francisco (the first of its kind),
and in 1902 a Chicago branch.
is one of the most resourceful
and forceful advertisers in the entire
country. is vice president of the
celebrated Merchants' Association of
New York and is interested in practi
cally every broad movement taken up
in connection wi th the advertising
Mr. Marble, a few years ago, used
whole pages in all the leading dailies,
including The Minneapolis Journal
is probably the largest corset ad
vertiser in Americ/ ro.