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That the democracy would yield
again to he extremists a nd stand
upon a platform of radicalism was
Bcarcely to be expected, if for no other
reason than th at adversity is a great
teacher. Yet, until the long-contested
report of the resolutions committee
,,wag made public, there was an ele
ment of uncertainty. The 'convention,
tho evidencing his still potent in
fluence, has witnessed the passing of
Bryan's predominance a nd the
squelching of Hearst he squeezing
-out of what might be styled the pro
populistic, semisocialistic-minded fac
tions, and he placing of the direction
*of affairs more into the hands of the
Conservative a nd safer element.
For he fact that he platform went
*thru on final consideration without
a financial plank, men whose inter
ests lie in commerce and finance will
care little. Commerce has rarely
asked he democracy to formulate
new pla ns for its guidance. A purely
"negative or half-committal platform
'is highly preferable to one carrying
^such aberration of economic thought
as appeared in 1896 and again in
Destructively bad was the other
leading factor of the weekthe
change In the crop situation. To Fri
day before last the crop promise ad
undergone no important change since
the June government report, but
heavy rains a nd floods have since
worked materi al damage in the south-
west. Some exaggerati on will doubt-
*'f *"e less be shown, a nd with a return to
fe seasonable conditions, the outlook
J* may not be so bad, yet the crop losses
tf*$ are considerable. he railroads will
?1pL. suffer a tonnage loss, not likely, how
ft^i j, ever, to show up on the early move
i men t, but more towards the tail end
of the crop, months hence. Wall
Jv^- street had a little boom on a nd traded
"in 800,000 shares one day, but the
HP Kansas news and reports of the back
ward condition of spring wheat sent
from Minneapolis, drew prices back
a point or two, for wheat was strong
and higher a nd it is contrary to ordi
iv nary speculative rule for wheat and
stocks to bull together.
Midsummer dullness is reported in
some principal business lines. Penn
sylvania and Alabama have minor
labor troubles, but nothing serious
has yet developed. he business sit
uation, on the whole, Is not material
ly changed, altho the tendency to
wards hesitation has been more no
ticeable of late. Next week should
mark the turn about fr om the wait
ing to ne incident to the antenormna
i The Nebraska State Journal says:
if^Thls coal business appears to be
traveling in a circle. The pi ice of coal
has been steadily advancing for the past
thro or four years, and it has generally
been attributed to the raising of rates on
coal by the railroads and other transpor
tation companies. Now we are told that
the high price of coal has increased the
coat of lailroad transportation to such an
extent that the roads will have to advance
freights in order to keep the wolf from
the door. That means the further in-
~\t 1^20*M Wok ft
creasing of the price of coal as well as
of other commodities, which will still fur
ther reduce the profits of railroads and
in the end foroe them to put up the price
of hauling coal some more.
This, if true, is certainly an interesting
situation. The consumer may be par
doned a mild wonder as to just how far
it -will go.
The Not Result.
In comparing the national plat
forms of he two great parties per
haps the first thing th at will occur
to the reader of both is a striking dif
ference In their treatment of party
history. he republican platform is
first a long recital of things accom
plished by the republican party since
it was organized. It is a wonderful
story and, made up with admirable
skill, It constitutes a forcible argu
ment In favor of continued republi
can ascendency. The democra ts have
little to offer in he way of things
achieved during that period, but
much to cover up. They must go
back to earlier years and resusci
tate some old, well-established and
undisputed principles which they,
with amusing solemnity, undertake to
The most Interesting a nd signifi
cant fact with regard to the platform
adopted at St. Louis is he omission
of any financial plank. Upon the
particular question which he coun
try wished to hear the m, he demo
cratic leaders are dum b. The dis
patches have already told the history
of th at plank. Mr. Hill committed
he party In his original draft to the
gold standard. But this would have
been flat repudiation of he declara
tions of the party In 1896 a nd 1900
a nd a rebu ke to Bryan and Bryamsm
which Mr. Bryan and his followers
would not submit to. On this Issue
Mr. Bryan made a brilliant fight in
the committee a nd succeed ed in
throwing out he gold standard plank
by a vote of 85 to 16. But while able
to do this, Mr. Bryan was not able
to Incorporate In he platform any
declaration in fav or of free silver, so
that the platform remains silent on
he money question. I this result,
however, the silver people seem to
I have the advantage In that the last
declaration of the democratic party
on he money question is found in
the platform of 1900. Uutil that dec
laration is repudiated specifically it
may be fairly claimed by its framers
as the last and, therefore, up to date,
the only authorized utterance of he
party on th at issue.
he sound money democrats sup
porting Judge Parker undertake to ex
cuse the action of the convention by
stating that the omission of a financial
plank will be corrected by the candi
date in his letter of acceptance. W
have It, however, fr om he gentleman
who nominated him, that the reason
for Mr. Parker's failure to express
any views prior to the nomination is
that "he has not attempted to be he
mast er of the party, but is content to
be its servant." I other words, he
carefully withheld expression of his
own sentiments that the convention
might define his principles for him.
If he is to be consistent in this policy,
he will not attempt to make up for
deficiencies in he action of the con
vention. will not attempt to bo
A to the tariff, the St. Louis conven
tion is more moderate than some of its
predecessors have been. There is he
stereotyped phrase about protection
and robbery, of course, but there is
also an admission that protection has
built up great American industries and
democratic proprietors of these indus
tries are assured that he modification
of he tariff will be effected with
proper consideration for existing co n
ditions. The democrats have written
one pha se in this connection which
it must be conceded is well conceived.
They "favor revision a nd a gradual re
duction of he tariff by the friends of
the masses and for the common weal
and not by the friends of its abuses,
its extortions end its discriminations."
There is a pretty good offset for "re-
vision of he protective tariff by its
friends end not by its enemies," which
the republicans have coined a nd
pressed into common use.
A an instance of democratic con
sistency, the party which killed all he
reciprocity treaties in 1893 now de
clares for reciprocity with Canada a nd
A to the trusts a nd combinations,
the democra ts are a little more agi
tated, perhaps, because they know
that they have done nothing to abate
the excesses of oppressive trusts,
while he history of trusts in this
country shows that republican legisla
tion has compelled industrial a nd
other combinations suppressive of
competition to change their for ms
four times for law-evading purposes,
and the final merger decision of he
federal supreme court decidedly nar
rows the possibilities of unlawful
Tne convention declares in favor
of the construction of the Panama
canal, but, of course, deprecates the
policy under which its construction
was made possible. A some one has
put it, "democracy is in favor of a
canal ut is opposed to getting it."
Another anticipated declaration is
one in favor of he independence of
the Philippines. A comparison is
made with the action of our govern
ment towards Cuba regardless of the
fact that conditions are so different
in the two countries as to make pur
suit of the same policy as to both im
possible a nd absurd.
On the whole he platform bears
evidence in Its literary form of fre
quent revision a nd amendment. It
is the result of compromise a nd co n
cession and in view of the difficulties
attending its adoption is probably the
best that could be expected of a co n
vention containing men of such widely
divergent views, who, in coming to
gether a nd effecting a reconciliation
of the antagonistic elements have
accomplished more than appeared
probable or possible a short time ago.
The most important result of the
St. Louis convention^ is the fact th at
he democra ts have got together
again, have agreed upon one ticket
and one platform, and have quit In
A vote for Dunn is a vote for Peterson,
and Peterson is a dangerous man. Sea
editorials in Minneapolis Tribune for Sep
Minneapolis and Reciprocity.
A he republican national conven
tion has left he subject, the questions
of reciprocity a nd tariff revision will
come before the president andv the next
congress for settlement. The platform
entrusts he disposition of those ques
tions "to a republican president a nd
a republican congress." I view of
this action of he convention and the
strong pressure that will be exerted
upon congress to ta ke up he tariff
again it is highly probable that he
fifty-ninth congress will seriously con
sider projects for tariff revision and
It is Indisputable that he Minneap
olis congressional district is over
whelmingly in favor of reciprocity,
particularly with Canada. This city
is located with in a few hundred mil es
of the great agricultural country of
the Canadian west, and understands
the development that is going on
there better, perhaps, than any other
city in he country. Thru our gate
ways pass he thousands of Americans
who are each year finding homes on
the fertile prairies of he coming
wheat country of he continent, if not
of the world. It is only natural,
therefore, th at our men of thought
a nd action should place a high value
on reciprocity with Canada.
Such a city ought to be represented
in the next congress by a man who is
thoroly devoted to he principle of
reciprocity and who enthusiastically
believes in Its application to Canada.
A city th at stands for reciprocity
ought to have a congressman who will
earnestly advoca te it a nd become a
leader of the movement. It is true
that Mr. Lind is a strenuo us advo
cate of reciprocity with Canada, but
he is not of he dominant party, a nd
has, moreover, announced that he will
not return to congress. What this
district needs is a republican member
who will reflect the views of the busi
ness men on this subject and lose no
opportunity to promote he cause of
reciprocity. The realization or re
jection of reciprocity by the next co n
gress depends largely on he personal
views of the republican members. It
therefore behooves every republican
district th at believes in reciprocity to
see that it is represented by a strong
man who will earnestly do all in his
power to realize reciprocity.
Madagascar is so happy in the opening
of its first railroad that it is neglecting to
kick about the freight rates.
Is the Church a Failure?
Archdeacon Sinclair announces th at
only 18 per cent of the population of
London attends church services, and
his stirring address at St. Sepulchre's
the other day voices anew the by no
means novel claim that the church is
falling short in these later days of
adequately fulfilling its mission. What
Is true in London is true in the other
great cities of the world. A few years
ago a chur ch census was taken for
Paris, and the figures are not greatly
different from those just shown for
London. In New York, Philadelphia
and Chicago and in other cities in our
own country, the percentage of church
attendance is quite as small as in the
cities of he old world.
Archdeacon Sinclair talks about
"pagan London," and, by indirection
at least, would lay the blame on the
people themselves, who do not take
advantage of the religious opportuni
ties offered them. Marie Corelli, re
plying to him, spea ks of he "pagan
clergy," a nd says that the blame lies
at the door of he ministers, who are
"bon vivants," a nd may be met every
where in the houses of the titled a nd
he rich, clothed in fine linen and
faring sumptuously and talking he
unsavory society scandal of the hour.
While he problem is a difficult
one, we are not inclined to believe
that either he archdeacon or the nov
elist has stated he case quite correctly.
"Ehere nev er was a time when he
bulk of he population of he great
cities of he world was religious, while
the fox-hunting a nd wine-drinki ng
parsons have infested England for
centuries. I spite of these condi
tions, howeve r, gre at waves of moral
a nd religious enthusiasm have from
ti me to ti me swept over that coun
try and the rest of he Christian
world, carrying joy and peace to all
who came within their influence.
The fault lies with the gre at body
of the church. The old doctrine that
one should be his brother's keep er
has lost its meaning to a large extent,
and he activities of he average con
gregation today are largely confined
to its own small circle. The average
preacher can be no better than his
congregation. must reflect its
average sentime nt a nd measure up to
its average standards. If he fall be
low or rise very much above, his use
fulness is impaired and frequently
another is soug ht to fill his place.
The conditions described by Arch
deacon Sinclair and Miss Corelli
would, therefore, seem to be results
and not causes.' Whenever a nd
wherever a religious body revivifies
the golden rule and becomes unselfish
and untiring in its desire to help he
world, the world is ready to listen to
it and to follow it.
Let us not put the blame either on
the unchurched .masses or on he min
isters. Let us rather place it where it
belongs, on the great body of Chris
tian people themselve s, who, in their
intense struggle after material su c-
good humor with each other. This
is foundation work for he fu- duties In other directions. The world
ture, a nd while he conservative ele- win not bee won fofr righteousness V.
ment has not controlled he councils
of he party as completely as was ex
pected before the work of the com
mitt ee on resolutions was done
while he nomination of Parker is
not calculated to arouse any en
thusiasm or promise success* at
this time, the reuniting of he vari
ous elements under one standard Is
an important political fact a nd as a
net result entitles the democracy to
entertain hope for the future.
mmbers the churches
tions, a nd too seld om does the indi
vidual church member feel Its influ
ence in his own heart or its mighty
The populist platform favors the eighth
hour day. The hired girls in Colorado
are likely to vote the ticket straight.
The Thornless Cactus.
The desert and the cactus, taken
together, are the very symbols of
desolation and uselessness. The ca c
tus, with its frowning thorns, would
seem to be he curse of the desert.
N traveler fr om the east would think
that this unprepossessing plant could
be the means of redeeming he des
ert. Yet it is the life of the desert.
It grows a nd thrives where nothing
else can live. The fierce thorns, he
barbed defenses of he desert, with
which the cactus bristles, however,
merely conceal a succulent a nd nutri
tious leaf. If the thorn could be
abolished, he forbidding plant would
become highly useful. It is the one
plant the desert produces in quan
Mr. Luther Burbank, originator of
the Burbank potato a nd numerous
varieties of flowers and fruits, as
now undertaken to produce a cactus
without thorns, and seems to be cer
tain of success. In the current Scrib
ner's Mr. W S. Harwood of Minne
apolis, who is temporarily resident in
California, tells of he succe ss Mr.
Burbank is meeting with in turning
he militant cactus into a useful mem
ber of pla nt society. W may yet
have cactus farms, a nd he desert may
yet be prized because it will produce
each acti ng for himself, becomes an
active worker in the vineyard. Re
ligious work today is too impersonal. Diversion In thn Gallery at the Demo
When, thru the dangero us cactus,
the forbidding desert can be made
fruitful, we shall have to be cautious
about deolaring any part of he earth
barren and useless. With man 's
growing knowledge of a nd pow er over
nature, plants a nd lands th at were
once useless or dangerous are becom
ing sources of life and wealth. The
time will come when there will be
very little of he arid portion of he
IJnlted States that will not be turned
to profitable account. Each year adds
to our knowledge of the crops that
can be grown with a limited amount
of rainfall, and ea ch year he perma
nent settler a nd ranch er fastens his
grip on the country a little farther
west. is learning to make the
most of he wet years a nd to get thru
the dry years with a minimum of loss
Partizan politics is ^jrelnning to seethe
in some of the wajfjAand leaders of
both parties are scheXMg to elect mem
bers of their re&peotivepKxties to the city
council. In one ward 'file democrats are
trying to get together b elect a demo
crat over a republican incumbent, and in
another ward the case is reversed. Isn't
it about time for the people of Minne
apolis to get over the idea that aldermen
are to be chosen according to their views
on the tariff and the independence of the
One of the best authorities on wheat
In the southwest, Mr. Nicholas of the
Kansas City Star, estimates that from 15,-
000,000 to 25,000,000 bushels of that crop
have been lost by floods and rust. The
crop is dead ripe and the farmers can
not get out on the fields to cut it. Every
farmer knows what that means in the
matter of the wheat shelling out and de
teriorating. Every bushel of wheat raised
in the northwest this year is going to be
About the hottest shot fired at the St.
Louis platform was the remark of former
Senator Pettigrew, who, having fought all
night on the resolutions committee, and
having had Ins ideas and suggestions
thrown down hard, said: "We have pre
pared a treatise rather than a platform,
and have succeeded in producing a large
\olume without saying anything."
In addressing the democrats, Mr. Lit
tleton said: "We do not expect here that
stupid peace that smells of chloroform."
Then the unauthorized thousands, who
packed the aisles, yelled, the ticket-holders
who could not get in clamored at the
doors and swore, the noise and confusion
became terrific and the sergeant-at-arms
took to the cellar.
The railway mail clerks demand strong
er mail cars and claim that twenty-two
of their number were killed last year in
railroad accidents. The average mall car
in a smash-up is like a strawberry box be
tween two flatirons. The mail clerks are
entitled to better protection while at their
So some of the Hearst men didn't have
it very bad. With them it was anybody
to beat Cleveland. Just how much satis
faction it may afford Mr. Hearst to be
used merely as a club with which to
pound the Cleveland boom to death Is not
quite clear yet.
Before the Fourth the Omaha city coun
cil decided that it was not right to de
prive the dealers in fireworks of their
profits. Twenty Omaha people were
maimed on the Fourth, several of them
for life. The dealers, however, have a
The wife of a New York bishop has
been robbed of jewels worth $50,000. Poor
woman! How she will miss them when
she goes out on her errands of mercy
among the poor!
A great cry has gone up from Kansas
for 20,000 divers to harvest the wheat
It would seem to be perfectly safe now
to take off the padlock.
Speaking of the big guns at St. Louis,
Rev. Mr. Cannon made the opening prayer.
thru multiplying chur ch organiza-
The little cares that cark and fret
The French have called "black butterflies"
Our foolish lids are oft tear-wet
From these wee cares that cark and fret,
Because their darksome wings are met
To shut the dayshine from our eyes
The little cares that cark and fret
The French have called black butterflies.
Jessie Storrs Ferris in Good Housekeeping.
THE RONPAREJL BAR
Heze kah J. Andrews and Hie Three
'vee from Salt Lake Caused a Slight
Revealed His False
Jeerln 9 Multitude,
cratlc Convention When Hex Peeled His
Hezeklah J. Andrews, who took three
of his five wives from the Salt Lake re
gion to St. Louis to see the fair, man
aged to get tickets to the gallery at the
democratic convention. There he caused
a slight diversion during the Thursday
afternoon session of the convention by re
moving his alpaca coat. Inasmuch as the
move disclosed the fact that he wore
a celluloid shirtfront over red under
clothes of decollete cut, a "holler" of joy
arose from those In his immediate vicin
ity and domestic difficulties at once de
veloped, the wife triplet making earnest
attempts to get him to recoat, a demand
that Hezeklah stoutly resisted. The dis
turbance brought out demands from the
audience of "shut up!" "set down there!"
"go chase yourself!" "keep quiet!" "git
a ax!" and such other pleasant remarks
that a crowd loves to make on occasion.
Whether Hezeklah recoated or not the
story carried by the telegraph neglects
to state, but we can all appreciate how
uncomfortable the incident made the
three Mmes. Andrews. Drat a man, any
how! He has no sense of the conven
tions of life.
See if you can say: "Mix a batcn
of biscuits, three times running as fast
as you can talk. If you are not able to
do this you will know just how mad the
Russian feels when he thinks of Port
A play called "Mrs WIggs" is doing &
turn in Chicago. No slugs!
It Is estimated that less than one In
a thousand of the rifle balls fired in a
modern battle hits anybody, but the poor
fellow that this particular ball hunts
down Is not interested in these statistics.
Goethe's last words were "Light, more
light." A hotelkeeper in the City of
Mexico who felt the same inspiration for
illumination has been -condemned to a
year's imprisonment and has been fined
$33 70 for stealing from the electric light
company the current with which his hotel
It was dry at Zion City when Dr.
Dowle returned and he prayed for rain.
Now look at the country!
George Johnson, the brilliant Fargo ora
tor, says the Forum, is a man of pre
possessing appearance and the disposi
tion of a Sunny Jim. He also has the
unfortunate knack of looking like a lot
of other people.
Last winter, when George was visiting
San Antonio, Texas, he met on the ver
anda of the Hotel Menger a distinguished
looking gentleman in evening dress, who
siid: "How are you, doctor?" Now,
George is a natural born orator, not a
doctor, but he shook hands and went in.
At the table he unfolded his napkin,
the waiter beamed on him. "Gwine change
yo' table, doctor?" he said. "Dat's all
right, suh. What yo' gwine hab?"
George was staggered. Several people
bowed to him, and one man stopped,
looked at him evidently puzzled, and went
on. A last he went out to smoke. It
was getting late when he heard a foot
step behind him and two hands closed
over his ey.es.
'Guess who,' suggested a feminine
'I can't,* he gasped, telling the truth.
"Then ecmebody kissed him. You
scamp,' said the voice, 'don't know your
own wife. Come on in, it's getting late.'
Then he got up.
'Madam,' he began. She yelled and
ran indoors, and he waited until every
one else was in bed, sneaked in. paid his
bill and went to the other hotel."
But if you call him "doctor" to this
day George Johnson hangs out a dimple
or two and blushes.
The Bugg family was brought Into
prominence in Chicago by the divorce
granted Mrs. Grace Bugg from Edward
Bugg. One of the lawyers, to lighten the
proceedings a bit, recited this original
"I didn't mind being a Bugg,"
Said Grace, with a withering shrugg.
"But with Ed as my spouse,
There is so much bughouse,
I'm sick at the sight of his mugg."
Do you sometimes wonder what the lit
tle Japanese on the firing line thinks?
The Cossacks and Russians ahead of him
are very coarse, rough and cross. They
lo\e to kill little Japanese and he knows
that thev would get him in a minute if
they could with no more compunction
than they would feel in slapping a mos
quito. His thought goes back to the
peaceful and quiet hills of Nippon, cov
ered in the spring with snowy blossoms
and dark firtrees. He remembers his
father and mother in their neat little
home among the flowers, and he sees the
picture of the dark hair of Yo-San and
the light in her eyes as, apparently with
out emotion, she watches him march
away to give his life to the emperor
The little islander thinks it all out. He
knows, too, that he is to die probably
very soon. Very well. He will by the aid
Of the distinguished virtue of the em
peror kill as many of the Russians as
possible before that event, and he is a
very dangerous antagonist. The fight he
will put up is to be little short of de
moniacal. It is not only fierce, but brainy.
The big Russian who confronts him may
well look out for himself if he expects
ever to trail back home over the long,
hungry Siberian line.
What a long, heart-breaking tragedy Is
that working itself out in the rough and
mountainous hell called Manchuria, It is
the suffering that follows greed, bring
ing destruction alike to the guilty and to
the innocent. A. J. R.
Soneng-Pao-KIs is the son of the Chi
nese ambassador in Paris. His father is
justly proud of him, for he is a little fel
low of accomplishments and is already
talked about more than his distinguished
progenitor. He is know., as "the Chinese
wonder-child." Only 5 years old, he
speaks French fluently and has 2,500 Chi
nese characters at his command. This in
dicates a memory such as even "geniuses"
seldom possess, for each stroke of these
characters has a separate significance all
its own and is so difficult to acquire that
a knowledge of a thousand of these char
acters is the mark of a highly educated
THEY ELOPED TvVICE
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Henz of Wash
ington have just been married a second
time. In 1894 they eloped and were
wedded in Rockville, Md. Six years later
they disagreed and separated, a divorce
following. Subsequently they saw a good
deal of each other, and Just before last
Christmas became engaged again. The
young woman's father did not look with
favor on this proceeding, so they eloped
again a few days ago, going to Rockville,
where they were reunited by the same*
MCLEAN'S PRIVATE ROGUES'
John R. McLean, who seems to be chief
of the Ohio democracy, has one of the
oddest fads. His particular weakness is
his private rogues' gallery, in which are to
be found an enormous number of photo
graphs of noted criminals. He Is also a
connoisseur in art, his gallery of paint
ings being one of the most notable in
Washington. Mr. McLean leads a most
abstemious life, having deplorably poor di
gestion, and his diet consists mainly of
mush and millf
NEWS OF THE BOOK WORLD
Story Showing How We Don't Count the
CostAmerican Life Up-to-Date in an
Intense Tale Involving Trusts and a
Fierce Wall Street Battle.
The Cost, by David Graham Phillips, is
a study in the law of compensation. The
reader may consider the lessons or not,
just as he prefers. The story Is one of
the intense kind, and, if one prefers to ig
nore the lessons and read for the excite
ment and to discover the fate of the
characters, he will find it extremely easy
to do so. The appetite of that fiction
reader who would not quickly become ab
sorbed in the book would be a cloyed ap
Thru it all one is reminded what fright
ful prices we pay for baubles on the
one hand, and what hagglers we are
when it comes to paying a fair price for
the things of real value in life on the
other. Men give millions of money, the
best part of their lives and prodigally of
character, for physical comforts and pleas
ures, which tomorrow may flit like a bird
on the wing or vanish like a fog before
the wind yet they shrink from and com
plain of those sacrifices, that toil and
those afflictions which are the pangs of
character-birth. Not only that, but they
are afraid to face honestly the merits of
the two courses. All life and all honest
fiction points the right road, but men re
fuse to look at the multitudinous finger
This homily Is one of the fruits of The
Uneasy Chair's reading of "The Cost.'*
DAVID GRAHAM PHILLIPS,
The Author of "The Cost."
Consider Pauline Gardiner, a girl who
wins one's friendship at the outset. She
forms a liking for John Dumont, while
the two are in public school together.
This grows later into a romantic girl's
infatuation. Years slip by. John devel
ops a taste for some of the baser things
of life. Pauline's finer nature takes her
the other way. Pauline's father finds out
John's character. He knows John is not
fit to be Pauline's husband. He urges
her to have ncthing more to do with him.
He tells her he is not fit. He pleads
with her to have faith in his judgment.
He does everything, in fact, but the one
thing he should have donefollowed a
course of frank honesty with the girl.
Her whole nature would have revolted
against life with a man of Dumont's
stripe had it been laid only partially bare
to her. Instead, thinking her fathe'r un
fair to John, she secretly marries him,
while she is away at college, going di
rectly from the ceremony back to her
studies, while John leaves for Europe on
business for his father.
Tauline goes on with her work at school,
making the acquaintance of a young man
of real force of character and manliness.
She awakens to her mistake when It is
too late, but to save her parents pain, the
marriage having been disclosed, she he
loically makes the best of the situation.
John becomes a multimillionaire, is gen
erous, kind, thoughtful, apparently a
model husband, but falls in that which
true womanhood cannot forgive.
Consider the cost to Pauline of a few
frank words which her father failed to
But that is by no means the most
dramatic presentation of the cost the
law of compensationwhich the book
holds. Dumont organizes a great trust.
A its head he fights a magnificent battle
in Wall street, which has all the interest
to the American of today that a gladiatorial
contest must have held for the old Ro
mans. The cost of that fight the reader
of the book measures for himself. In
cidentally Mr. Phillips raises a question
of cost that comes closer home than Du
mont's life and what he makes of it.
The trust is in woolens. Some of those
high up In the trust and their wives are
discussing the matter in Dumont's home.
"They ought to be Jailed," Langdon was drawl
ing with considerable emphasis.
"Who, Mi. Langdon?" Inquired Mrs. Fanshaw.
Mis. Heron laughed. "He 8ays your husband
find Mrs. Dumont'B' and mine should be locked
up as conspirators."
"Precisely," said Langdon tranqulily. "They'll
sign a few papers, and when they're done what'll
have happened? Not one more sheep'll be
raised. Not one more sound of wool will be
shorn. Not one more laborer*H be employed.
Not a single improvement in any process of man
ufacture. But on the other hand, the farmer
will have to sell his wool cheaper, the consumer
will have to pay a bigger price for blankets
and all kinds of clothes, for carpetsfor every
thing wool goes into. And these few men
will have trebled their fortunes and at least
trebled* their incomes. Does anybody deny that
such a performance is a crime? Why, in compar
ison a burglar is honorable and courageous. He
risks liberty and life."
Sounds like a political speech, doesn't
it? But it fits into the story, and fits
the title of the book. The compensation
problem sticks out all over the book, but
detracts nothing from Its Interest on
the contrary, adds much to it.
Winston Churchill, the novelist, author
of The Crossing, just published by the
Macmillan company, was the only literary
delegate at the Chicago convention. He
is from New Hampshire, which he has
made his home for several years. He en
tered politics in a legislative campaign two
years ago, and he likes it.
The Uneasy Chair.
A delightful and valuable new book for
children is Stories of the Ancient Greeks,
by Charles D. Shaw. The author lias
epitomized some of the most famous
stories of Greece and written them In lan
guage suiting to children. They are di
vided into two classes, mythological and
historical. In the latter are recounted the
deeds of characters whom "sages ven
erate and bards adore." The book was
written for supplementary reading in the
public schools, but It transcends the lim
itations of a mere textbook. The style
is simple and poetic, like the classics It
describes. Tho Intended especially for
children, older people will find it profit
able and fascinating. It is Illustrated
with telling and artistic drawings by
George A. Harker.
THE MAGAZINE SAMPLER
Calvinism In Poetry.There is a dispo
sition in these days to gibe at Calvinism.
Most gibes, it may be said, come from
those who do not understand Calvinism
very thoroly, but have an idea it stands
for all that Is cruel in religion. The Out
look for July 9 contains an editorial on
"The Spirit of Calvinism" which finds the
doctrine, emotion and purpose of Calvin
ism Interpreted by the poets thus:
Its creed is interpreted by Tennyson:
Yet I doubt not thru the ages one increasing pur
And the thoughts of men are widened with the
process of the sum t,
Its emotion is expressed by F. W.
0, how I fear Thee, living God! *i 3
With deepest, tenderest fears, '*^r
And worship Thee with trembling hope
And penitential tears.
And only the Master cbaU praise lis, and only
the Master stall blame, j.-
And no one shall work for money, and no one
shall work for fame
But each for the joy of the working, and each
in his separate star,
Shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God
of Things as they Are.
The editorial goes on to say that of
the spirit of Calvinism as expressed in
the above lines there is sore need in the
Article for Salesmen.A leading article
this month in Salesmanship is by Preston
P. Lynn, manager of the John Wana
maker New York store and recognized
as one of the most capable of the large
store managers. His article on "Sales
men and Saleswomen" is worth a great
deal to every salesperson.
The Salem of Hawthorne.Some of the
things and people who have added historic
interest to the place are told about in
the leading article of The Criterion for
July. The number contains much fiction
for the summer reader.
THE COST. By David Graham Phillips, author
of "The Master Rogue," "The Golden Fleece,"
etc. Illustrated by Harrison Fisher. Indian
apolis- The Bobbs-Merrill company.
VIOIJNA, or the Passing of the Old Adam and
Eve. By Mary Ives Todd. New York: Broad
way Publishing company.
STOBIES OF THE ANCIENT GBEEXS. By
Charles Shaw. Boston- Ginn & Co.
THE BROKER'S CLERK
You may sing of rural beauty.
And the life of the sportsman bold,
Or the man who goes to the west or north
To dig for the precious gold.
But give to me the office.
That is the mine for me.
Where I may study the margin books
From nine o'clock till three.
Its purpose is expressed by Rudyard
There I am free from the heat of the day.
Secure from the winter's cold
Away from the plotters with schemes to all}
And from those who like to scold.
I watch the "tyros'* come to "bite,'*
And the losers play the game,
For the lure of chance draws many men.
Like the story of "Moth and Flame,"
At noon I go to the restaurant,
With its cheer and brilliant light,
Eat my lobster, drink a beer.
And guy the waiter in white.
And when the sounder elloks at three,
Telling that work is done,
I take a car for the baseball field,
To join in the "rooters' fun.
In the evening at the theater.
There is music and fun for me,
For the .novelty acts produced
Are what I like to see.
The par? Well, that's not very large.
Monotonous -work? Maybe,
But I get a small raise eveiy year.
And that is the life for me.
Stephen C. Frosfc.
THE NORSK PHILOSOPHER
Vat for should dis spirit of mortal ban pro*
Man valk round a minute and talk puity loud
Den doctor skol coming and say "Ay can't savi
And man have to tak running yump into gra JJ
Today dis har mortal swelling around
His head ban so light that his feet ant touch
Tomorrow he light with his face in tho sand.
And hustle lak hal to get gude helping hand.
Ay see lots of fallers who tenk dey ban vise,
You see dem yurself ef you open yure eyes
Dey tal 'bout the gold they skol making some
And yump ven the vashyoman come for her pay,
Dese har millionaires who give libraries vey.
Ay tenk dey skol get yolly bump some fine day.
And mavbe dey look for some gude friend, ay
To take dem round corner and buy little drenk.
Ay tal you, dear friends, purty sune ve ban
So ay tenk ve been suckers for getting swelled
It ant wery far from Prince Albert to shroud
Vat for should dis spirit of mortal be proud?
A JOCKEY'S ROMANCE i
One of the oddest coincidences which
have occurred in connection with the
English Derby centers around a
a Jockey named Robinson. Robinson made
a bet that he would win the Derby and the
Oaks and get married all in the same
week. An incredulous person, whether
disbelieving in the pulling off of the sport
ing event or in the successful achievement
of the hymeneal one, gave him long odoS
against it. As it happened the jockey won
both the Derby and the Oaks on Wednes
day and Friday and on Saturday figured
as the bridegroom at the altar. Whether
he had the lady in his eye all the while
and merely precipitated the match in or
der to win the bet is uncertain.
CHARGE PREACHERS DEALT I N
Rev. Dr. Wilbur F. Cockran an* Rev*
Charles S. Baker, Methodist preachers,
are to face tho Methodist Episcopal Pas
tors' association in Wilmington, Del.,
charged with dealing in stocks. Each
denies having done anything contrary to
the rules of the church, and both express
themselves as ready to meet any move
which may be made.
MR. H. R. LINDSEY
Manager of the Sutherland Medicine Co*
Mr. H. Lindsey, vice president
a nd manager, of The Jl. E. Sutherland
Medicine compan y, Paducah, Ken
tucky, is an ardent believer In adver
tising. is strongly in favor of
newspapers as he mo st effective me
The company makes a specialty of
promoting Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey,
and when Mr. Lindsey took charge,
about four years ago, the company's
advertising appropriation amounted
to about $12,000 annually, while this
year it is in the neighborho od of
$100,000. Says Mr. Bell:
"In my newspap er advertising I find
the most profitable Is the use of the
best large dailies in he various cities.
It is not only the best newspaper
work, ut I think he be st advertising
we do, and he best money that we.
spend is th at th at we pay to the large