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Discriminating Duties and Mer
G. Stevens gave a good illustra
tion yesterday before the St. Paul
Chamber of Commerce of what a con
gressman is for that he has some du
ties to render to the commumtv which
exceed the capacity of a messenger
bov, and that emergencies arise where
in a knowledge of affairs, derived from
close and careful stud y, are worth hav
ing Th is statement may not be fully
credited this community, but it is
r. Stevens has been one of the clos
est students of the question of ship
subsi dy and all other measures calcu
lated to promote the growth of our
merchant marine. I might be sup
posed, from careless consideration of
the matter, that tho best means of ad
vancing the interests of the merchant
marine was a matter for the repre
sentatives of those sections of the coun
try lying along the seacoast to busy
themselv es about, and not particularly
interesting to the people of tho far in
terior. A a matter of fact, however,
the people of the interi or are quite as
much interested as those in the mari
time sections of the countrv.
Mr. Stevens' careful study of this
question has qualified him to discover
the bearing of proposed measures for
the benefit of the merchant marine not
only upon the shipping of the country
but upon its productive industry. This
has led him to sound a no te of warn
ing at a very opportu ne time.
The special merchant marine com
mission, whi ch has been touring the
country for the purpose of discovering
sentiment and developing ideas on th
interests committ ed 4o them, appear to
have been much impressed with the
plausible theory that to aid American
ships by enforcing a discriminating
duty of 10 per cent against freights
brought from other countries in ships
owned by citizens of a count ry other
than the one in which the cargo origi
nated, would be a clever and effective
I looks simple enough, but the facts
do not lie altogeth er upon the surface.
For instance, it appears that such a dis
crimination would be in violation of
numerous treaties with foreign coun
tries whi ch now protect the commerce
of th is countrytha whereas such dis
crimination might seem to be fav or
not only of the shipping of our own
country, but of those countries from
which the goods were exported, the
fact is that so much of the commerce
of the world is carried in vessels not
sailing under the flags of the producing
countries that the immediate ef
fect would be to impose a
burden upon the export trade
of many countries and result in
pueh natural retaliation and dis
crimination against our trade in return
as to inflict upon us, in all probability,
much the more serious damage than we
could or would inflict upon othet s.
Th is would probably be felt first where
our exports are largest, in the range
of our agricultural and other food
Just at this time Great Britain is
urged by Mr. Chamberlain and his fol
lowers to discriminate against all
natural products which can be suc
cessfully and sufficiently produced
jL within the possessions of the empire.
I* The discriminating duties against for
eign shipping would fall with peculiar
weight upon British shipping becau se
it carries the freight of the world, and
such action on our part would unques
tionably stimulate sentiment in Great
Britain in fav or of the Chamberlain
scheme and discrimination against
Mr. Stevens represents our exports to
Great Britain and her colonies for the
year ending June 30, 1904, to have been
52 per cent of our total exports. The
maritime interests of Great Britain are
as he suggests, of the greatest im
portance to the empire, and a course of
action on our part calculated to crip
and, in the end, largely destroy,
this great British industry might be
'expected to provoke retaliation where
it would be most effective. A present
this retaliation would be felt most
seriously in discrimination against our
national products because they consti
tute the largest part of our exports,
but at the present rate of increase'in our
exports of manufactures it would not be
jg flong, if the increase were maintained,
& before manufactures would sha re the
^retaliation equally with natural
j&^sr Not only is th is method of discrimi
nation calculated to operate disastrous
ly upon our export trade, but, accord
ing to Mr. Stevens' idea, it is doubtful
if it would confer any material advan
tage upon our shipping, because, with.
'm the destruction of our export trade the
teg mA^kM%^^tt^\UnL mm HtMMM
volume of traffic would decline and the
employme nt of our shipping would fall
off. Furthermore, we might expect that
our shipping would be discriminat ed
against correspondingly by the imposi
tion of foreign charges against cargoes
in American ships.
A the matter stands now not more
than 4,000,000 tons of imports would be
affected by favoring tariffs, while 20,-
000,000 tons of our exports would be
rendered liable to hostile treatment by
A to this matter of discrimination,
we may have occasion to use it for a
very different purpose. If, for example,
Great Britain should take the initiative
in imposing discriminating duties upon
American imports in the intere st of her
colonies it would be within the power of
our government to take advantage of an
old statute permitting the infliction of
discriminating tariffs upon cargoes
brought by indirect trade from coun
tries discriminating against our prod
ucts and thus retaliate for any disad
vantages which may be imposed upon
our commerce in carrying out the Cham
berla in scheme.
Mr. Stevens has been asked to pre
pare a memorial to congress setting
forth the ideas advanced by him for
consideration, and if approve d, for in
dorsement the commercial bodies of
the northwest. certainly has raised
an important question and probably has
averted a serious mistake on the part of
business interests which seem to have
been inclined to accept the theory of
discriminating duties as a proper one
to apply to the benefit of our merchant
Charley Towne says Roosevelt Is a dan
gerous man And who should say it if
not Charley, whose wisdom and prudence
have never failea?
Democratic Heroism and Coward
A correspondent of the New York
Evening Post has put this political is
sue of unsafeness in such an effective
manner that it puzzles that ardent sup
porter ot Judge Parker seriously.
The correspondent notes the Post's
disposition to prai se Judge Parker's
action in sending his gold telegram as
having been heroic in the highest de
gree. But when attention is called to
his two vot es in 1896 and 1900 for a
silver candidate on a silver platform,
it is urged by Mr. Parker's apologist
that he may have had motives to ius
tify such votes. I is not claimed that
he had justifiable motives, but that he
may have had them.
No w, says this correspondent, if
Judge Parker's telegram was intended
to be heroic, was it because he risked
danger of some kind? Would it have
been heroic for Theodore Boosevelt to
send such a telegram to the Chicago
convention? Of course not because Mr.
Eoosevelt knew that the convention
agreed with him on the gold standard.
Would it not therefore, follow that
Judge Parker's so-called heroism is to
be measured as to its intensity by the
proportionate unreliability of the dem
ocratic party on the question of sound
money, and the degree of danger that
the party would repudiate its candi
date? I the party was safe and sound
on the money question, certainly Judge
Parker ran no hazard in sending his
gold telegiam. I the party is extreme
unsafe and unsojind on th is ques
tion, then it may be admitted that the
judge risked having the nomination
taken away from him and that his act
was heroic to the degree of that dan
ger, and his act depended for its hero
ism upon the unsoundness of his party.
It, therefore, follows that any one who
would insist upon awarding to Judge
Parker any credit for heroism in that
connection must admit the serious un
safeness and unsoundness of his party.
This is a phase of the matter which
has not been brought out very prom
inently by those democratic papers
which are loudest in their praise of
Judge Parker, and possibly the prai se
whi ch they have heaped upon him might
not have been bestowed so liberally if
they had stopped to think of the other
side of the proposition, and how point
edly it brings out what the president
discusses so effectively in his letter of
acceptancethe absence of any settled
convictions in the democratic party
with regard to the money question. A
the preside nt says:
Men who hold sincere convictions on
vital questions can respect equally sin
cere men with whose views they radically
differ and men may confess a change of
faith without compromising their honor
or their self-respect Bu it is difficult to
respect an attitude of mird such as has
been described above (one of inexpedi
encv in asserting any conviction), and
where there is no respect there can be no
trust A policy with so slender a basis'
of principle would not stand the strain of
a single year of business adversity.
And this is the princip al point which
has been brought out by the extrava
gant prai se bestowed upon Jucfge Par
ker for something which he could not
Bourke Cockran did most of the demo
cratic talking in Vermont, but the state
seemed to have a tin ear.
An Impending Calamity.
To the Editor of The Journal.
In behalf of women on small salaries,
like myself, who have to pay their own
dressmaking bills, to say nothing of the
hundreds of thousands of men on similar
salaries who have to pay the bills ot
of wives and daughters, I wish The
Journal would throw its serious, de
cided weight against the new styles that
are looming upon the feminine horizon.
Think of a dress containing thirty
yards of double width material against
the eight or nine now required. That is
What is the business woman to do?
What is the golfing girl to do?
"What is the walking woman to do?
What are any of us to do after the
beautiful freedom of the short "trotte r"
Men exclaim over the encroachments of
the beef trust, the oil trust, and, coming
closer home, the paper trust. Why,
these things are nothing compared with
the new trust on styles, for combing the
money out of pockets for feminine
Women can curtail the meat-eating of
the family they can economize in oil
they can match their housewifely wits
against recognized trusts, but where is
the woman who will cut down on dress
material and risk being hopelessly, out of
style? Not a*mother's daughter of them.
Dressmakers will not touch a dress
under $25 for the mere making. Where
will we all be when added to this is the
expense of thirty yards of goods, as well
as the trimmings and
that bugbear on every woman's dress
maker 's bill?
Women Ilka myself will either have to
wear gunnysack clothes or take to the
woods. Fashion's Slave.
Th is is truly alarming, but if tho
women are not brave enough and influ
ential enough to resist this encroach
ment upon their rights and liberties,
how can they expect the newspapers
to affect the situation? After all tho
lamentation over their crippled political
condition, the women are the most po
tent factor in society, and if the sen
sible ones among them have not influ
ence enough to protect themselves and
all their sisters from the unreasonable
demands of nonsensical styles, of what
use is it to appeal to mere men altho
they happen to run newspapers?
Inasmuch as organization is the se
cret of much success in the se latter
days, why would it not be a good pl an
to organize against the double-width
thirty-yard dress? A organization of
that kind ought to attract lots of 'Min-
ers." And where are the women 'B
clubs and the state and national fed
erations, and women's councils, and
mothers" congresses and all the other
for ms of organized femininity that are
supposed to do so much to elevate
womankind and deliver it from its
weaknesses and foibles? Have they no
relation to a thing so practical as this
ha\e they exert ed no influence which
will prepare their members to asse rt
their freedom in the mere matter of tho
width of a skirt against the tyrannies
of fashion? The Journal declines
to interfere in "family matters."
The interparliamentary union at St.
Louis yesterday adopted a resolution
looking to the immediate intervention
of the powers, jointly and separately, in
the Kusso-Japanese war. Such inter
vention is deemed urgent by the dele
gates of fifteen national parliaments in
bo th hemispheres.
The resolution reflects the sentiments
of the Czar Nicholas' own proposal to
the powers in 1898, which brought about
the international conference at The
Hague, and the organization of the in
ternational tribunal of arbitration
Intervention can take place by two
methods only, force and mediation or
persuasion. During the last twenty
years there have been two notable in
terventions by compulsion, whi ch cer
tainly do not commend them as factors
of peace. England, in 1878, brought
about the Berlin congress whi ch inter
ven ed between Russia and her beaten
foe, Turkey, resulting in a revision of
the distribution of the Turkish spoils,
which only fanned into flame the relig
ious and racial animosities of the peo
ple of the Balkan peninsula, and made
the hither easte rn question mo re a
menace of war for the concert of Eu
rope" than previously. I 1895, when
Japan had humiliated China and had
agreed upon terms of peace, Russia, Ger
many and France interfered and de
prived Japan of a large portion of the
frui ts of her victor y, a proceeding
which ten years later, brought about the
present bloody war in the* farther east,
the encroachments of Russ ia menacing
the very national life of Japan.
Intervention by the neutral powe rs
now, by the most effective pleadings for
peace, would be of little avail. Russ ia
has been deeply humiliated by a na
tion which her leading military expert
said in the spring that he would annV
hilate by September. Her armies are
in flight from the seat of war. Her
navy has been practically wiped out in
the Asiat ic waters, and the Baltic
squadron, representing the last and most
effective of the czar's naval resources,
has just steamed out of the Baltic for
the orient, to avenge a dismal sequence
of marine disasters.
Arrangements are making to hurl
against Japan more naval squadrons,
mo re fighting legions, more deadly in
struments of modern warfare. Russia's
boasted formidable reserve forces are to
bo mobilized and sent afield on the
czar's war of conquest. Such war of
conquest excludes any questions of ar
Genghis Khan and Tamerlane had
nothing to arbitrate. Neither has the
Czar Nicholas. Even if he were at all
inclined to consider the suggestion of
peace, the war party in Russ ia would
not permit it. With them the avenge
ment of disasters at the h?nds of the
Japs is the paramount consideration.
Another reason why intervention is
improbable, as recently suggested in
the se columns, is that while Russia is
busy with Japan, England has no reason
to fear Russian invasion of India, Ger
many is not menaced by the friendship
of Russia and France, Austria is not
threatened by Russian intrigue in the
Balkans, and all the powers having in
terests in China are not apprehensive of
danger to their interests there from
Russian domination of Chinetee politics
and Chinese territory.
D. I. Murphy, secretary of the Isth
mian Canal commission reports in the
Manufacturers' Record that 2,200 Ja
maica negroes are at work on the canal
in the Culebra cut. The commission has
received all sorts of propositions from
contractors who have laborers to supply.
Chinese, Japanese, and Qreeks are
among those offered, and an Alabama
contractor offers to furnish from 1,000
to 30,000 southern negroes, most of whom
have done railroad work. These offers
have not been accepted yet and will not
be until it is decided by what method
the work is to be done. They show, how
ever, that the workmen are at hand
when they are wanted.
A negro accompanied by a white wonr
an attempted to sit at a table' in thr
dining saloon of a large boat running be
tween Providence, B. I., and Ne York.
The people at dinner were very indig
nant and prevented the negro from oc
cupying his seat. A terrific fight fol
lowed and the captain and two of the
crew dragged the negro out, the women
screaming with terror at the spectacle.
I seems that the race equality issue has
moved north. Th negro, who was a
prosperous business man of Providence,
was finally bound with ropes and so
quieted. John Brown's soul seems to
have got tired and sat down somewhere.
If, as we are informed by the republi
can press, David B. Hill Is dead, wfcat'i
THE MINNEAPOLIS* JOURNAL.
the use of jumping on the corpse?St.
Paul Globe. Bu a corpse with a decent
sense of the proprieties would stay dead.
Here is Hill visiting Esopus again and
not at the midnight hours, either, when
ghosts are privileged to walk.
The Dressmakers* union has adopted a
"new form for women." I calls for broad
shoulders, with sleeves puffed high up,
and with a high bust. The result has
been called a "prize-fighter model." La
dies should begin to accustom their minds
to this change. They'll have to wear
it If Fashion so decrees.
An old, weather-beaten patriarch
named Fistef who lives in Oklahoma,
boasts 119 ill-spent years and has the
proud pre-eminence given by the fact
that he eats up a plug of tobacco per
day. A scaly fellow!
The Ne York cab owners "have It
In" for the "Seeing New York" automo
biles which are becoming very common
and drag you about without bankrupting
you. This is considered unprofessional.
There Is a report that the Russian
ships at Po rt Arthur are to make one
more final sally. Before they start they
should listen for the cheerful sound made
by Togo licking his chops.
The people of Mississippi certainly
lynched the wrong negro in at least one
case. This is a very annoying mistake.
Perhaps the crowd of killers might raise
$10 for the negro's family.
The finest apartme nt in New York's
newest palace hotel costs you $125 a day.
That is $5.20 an hour and 8 2-3 cents a
minute. Seems a little steep, doesn't it?
The Japanese soldier gets 45c a month
pay. If you are killed, however, 45c is
just as good as 45 million dollars.
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK
The Speed of Automobiles.
To the Editor of The Journal.
I want to state what some of my
ideas are regarding the reckless driving
of automobiles within the city limits. Th
accident Friday night at the Peavey
fountain in Kenwood should, it seems to
me, awaken every citizen to the realiza
tion of the danger that every man,
woman and child is in each time he ven
tures upon the streets and boulevards
of this city, whether afoot, horseback or
in carriage or streetcar, and to the ne
cessity of taking immediate action look
ing toward protection from the outrages
of a large share of the automobilists. It
is to be regretted that anyone was hurt
in that accident, but we can congratu
late ourselves that they did not run into
some carriage and hurl its innocent oc
cupants into eternity.
Until we have laws governing the speed
of automobiles and executives who will
see to the enforcement of them, we shall
frequently have accidents wherein not
only the occupants of the automobiles,
but other innocent persons will not only
be maimed but killed outright W have
ordinances regulating the speed that
horses shall be driven and our policemen'
take pains that those laws are complied
with. If the public demand it vigor
ously, similar laws both state and mu
nicipal would he passed and the officers
would see that they-^re enforced.
W are entering- upon a political cam
paign and sOQn*Qqcai parties will plac
in nominatkm dandHlates for city coun
cil, mayor's office and our etate legisla
ture and I believ^ that it -would be pol
icy for the people of this county at this
time, in the interests of the lives of the
inhabitants of the county, to take this
matter up fearlessly and vigorously and
insist upon proper laws, and the enforce
me nt thereof. I feel confident that this
is the sentiment of a very large part of
thelpeople and I should be pleased to
knofc whether, or not, it is.
E. R. Beeman.
Minneapolis, Sept. 12.
THEY WERE QUITS
New York Tribune
"Because I am a railroadman," said
George Gould, "railroad hanpenings and
incidents interest me. My friends, aware
of this, bring me whatever odd railroad
news they come upon. Thus I heard the
other day of a good revenge.
"It seems that, at a suburban station
a train was starting off one morning when
an elfierly man rushed across the platform
and jumped on one of the slowly moving
"The rear end brakeman, who was
standing by, reached up, grabbed the old
mans coattailss and pulle.d off the
sternly 'him I have saved
your life. Don't ever try to jump on like
that again you.' said the old man, calm-
ly. Thank you for your thoughtful kind
ness. It is three hours till the next train,
'Three and a quarter,' said the brake
"The long train, meanwhile, had been
slowly gliding by, slowly gathering speed.
Finally the last car appeared. This was
the brakeman's car, the one for which he
had been waiting, and, with the easy grace
that is born of long practice, he sailed
majestically onto it.
"But tne old gentleman seized him by
the coa.t with a strong jer pulled:
off aan the same time saying,k grimly
'One good turn deserves another. You
saved my life I have saved yours. Now
we are quits."
A PAYING WASHINGTON INDUSTRY
Cascara bark peeling has become an
active industry in the forests, of western
Washington. Th bark is taken from the
barberry and chiltimwood trees that grow
profusely in the Grays Harbor district. I
has a commercial value of 8 cents a
pound. An ordinary tree yields from fifty
to one hundred pounds of the dried bark.
Whole families are engaged in collecting
the bark and selling to dealers. Some
men make $5 a day at the work. Entire
sections are contracted by eastern buy
ers and peelers engaged to supply the
bark. There is talk of petitioning the
legislature to enact laws for preserving the
trees, which are more valuable than any
timber grown in the native forest. Th
bark is used for medicinal purposes. I
is estimated that pne pound of dry bark
will make enough liquid extract to sell for
$2 at wholesale.
PRACTICALLY TH E SAME THING.
Professor William James of Harvard Is
very popular with the more intelligent
and studious of the undergraduates.
When these young men, however, make
rash or bold or unbecoming assertions he
does not hesitate to take them down. No
long ago a sophomore aired some rather
atheistical views before Professor James.
*You," the latter said, "are a free
th.nker, I perceive. You believe In noth-
ing." "I only believehawwhat I cap
understand," the sophomore replied. "I
coima to the same thing, I suppose," said
WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN
*Des Moines Register.
If Judge Park er should die in office,
and Vice President
Davis should be dis
qualified by age to take up the duties of
president, and David (Bennett Hill should
be Parker's secretary of state? Those
are the ifs some Clevelan democrats
k&lancimy in .their1
THE NONPAREIL SAN
Adown the Twilight iRIver We Float, Baby
and I Together, and Baby Puts Up a
Hoarse Hoot that Startles the Slumber
ing Popples that Nod and Sway Along
the BanksA Chapter on That Child
and the Way He Goes at You.
One of the sweetest baby poems ever
written is Helen Hunt Jackson's "Slumber
Adown the twilight river we float,
Baby and 1 together.
Gliding along in our little boat,
Baby and I together.
Down to the wonderful land that waits,
Where the river flows thiu the sunset gates,
While the silvery stais keep watch and ward
As we drift beneath their loving guard, 1
Baby and I together.
This is a beautiful picture, if baby con-'
sents to carry out his part and drift along
to this wonderful land of sleep. But
should baby refuse to snatch a little re
pose and wax turbulent, the drowsy pop
pies that dodge and sway along the shad
owy banks of the dreamland river are
likely to be rudely awakened by h:s
hoarse hoot of disapproval and alarm.
Yet, if all goes well,
To Slumberland our craft we steer,
Baby and I together.
Slowly, but surely, our port we near,
Baby and I together.
Where the Dream-tree spieads its branches wide,
And scatters rare fiult on every side,
Down the twilight river we float along,
While lapping waves croon a tender song,
Baby and I together.
-If baby sees this tare fruit and begins
to demand his share of it, mama will have
her work cut out.
Did you ever try to get a square meal
while endeavoring at the same time to
satisfy the demands of baby, sitting with
his hne open countenance next to you?
Now, we don't want to say anything
against baby, for it is not popular to
"knock" tootkins, but it would be inter
esting to know- where tucks all that
"rare fruit," or other food, that he backs
into that open face. There are two mem
bers of the family that, are never rilled
upbaby and canary. Always eating and
forever and ever hungry. "Yet there is
A fair little head Is drooping low,
Babj and I together
Gently into the haibor go.
Baby and I together
Have reached the shore of blumberland,
By whlspeiing breezes softlv fanned,
Amid the fleet that are anchored fast,
Hush! we are safely mooied at last,
Baby and I together.
Perhaps! Bu at 2 a.m., or ten minutes
or so earlier, we may look for baby to
slip his moorings and the ghost dance that
he will then put up until some one gets
out of bed and connects him with the
commissary will make the picture frames
fall apart and jog the startled nails fiom
the amazed woodwork, unless they are
How do we know so much about babies,
since there are none at our house? O,
our parents had one once and they told
us all about It several times.
Thomas Minnock, who has made his
living by working "fakes" on the public,
has written, an article for an eastern pa
per on the way some of these swindles arc
worked. W laugh at the honest farmer
who invests in a gold brick, but there are
a thousand people in the cities who are
bitten by similar or worse swindlers to
one in the country Take the celebrated
"mind reader," Bishop Bishop was one
of the first of this class. Most people in
sist that Bishop at least was honest and
that the fakirs who have followed him are
the brass counterfeits who are patterned
after the honest Bishop gold.
This scoundrel Minnock, however, was
Bishop's ''advance man," and he lets a
little light into the very systematic work
of that celebrated party who puzzled us
all in Minneapolis in the latter '30's. Min
nock say s.
"The American School of Hypnosis was
closed by the police, as it snould have
been, but not until after, it had caught a
great many suckeis After leaving this
school, about which I shall tell something
more a little later, I joined Bishop, the
mindreader. I was an advance man for
the show, and went on ahead and picked
up information about the town and peo
ple, which I turned over to the mind
reader for his use I usually Visited "the
police departments, and got a line on the
important murders and rrimes I got in
formation about the life and history of
most of the prominent men, so that the
mindreader could always be able to tell
something about nearly everybody. W
always had a bunch of local fellows in
collusion with us, and it was easy to do
seemingly bewildering things in the pres
ence of the audience."
Minnock also did a turn with Schrader,
the "faith healer." He says
"I met Schrader at Fort Wayne, Tnd
where he was holding a series of healing
meetings was a greasv, dirty-looking
individual, who wore long hair and whis
kers, and who believed that he really de
rived some great and mysterious power
from heaven Wh^n I met him I am con
vinced that Schrader was a sincere man
It was onlv after Schrader's "power"
with the public began to decline, because
of so manv failures, that he used fake
methods The way it was brought about
"I suggested that we introduce fake
methods into his faith-healing At first
he objected. He 'finally' yielded, and then
we went from one part of the country to
another. W always had four or fiva
boosters on the stage, who were the firs,
to come in for treatmr-nt. Thev threTV
their crutches awav after Schradei had I
laid his hands on them, and ran off the
stage shouting his praises. The fact is,
there never was anything the matter
with them, and they were hi^ed to do
These sorrowful examples of human
credulity should give us pause when we
are tempted to lay in our winter supply
of gilded bricks.
A man in Columbus, Ohio, named
Jacobs drew a prize offered by the Con
noisseur of that city for a-poem on some
irritating feature of clt life. Mr. Jacobs
thinks that the man who is always com
plaining of being down on his luck and
who is claiming that the universe is using
loaded dice to beat him, he is the mo&t
irritating feature of city life. The poet
sang of this man thus:
My name's Bill Grouch, and gol darn me if I
can see how it can be
The whole world's got it in for me at least
that's how It seems to be
Soon's my tired bones hit the tick, there's
some one yellln', "Get up, quick."
Breakfast's bum and coffee's cold$ biscuits that
are nine days old
Car's just pullln' out of sight and me a runnin*
all my might.
Streets ain't sprinkleddust is thick whole
darn world Just makes me sick.
Bet on a horse whose name was "Booie"they
all said that he couldn't lose
'Twas "Booze" In the home stretch by a head,
and then the porcupine dropped dead.
From Wednesday night 'till Friday morn, took
me to have my lone locks shorn
The barber yelled, "Next number's eleven," and
there I sat with eighty-seven.
Whenever I go to see a show, they point to the
sign marked "S. R. O."
Won't even let me have a seat, and eighteen
bunions on my feet,
Hear ten thousand people, laugh as I chased my
hat for a block and half
Said Mr. Carwheel, "Now watch me," as he
rolled on the hat tflat cost me three.
Of irritation I get the limit if there's anything
wrong, I'm always in it.
Perhaps you have noticed how yotf dis
like to trade with a man who is always
complaining that he is losing money. You
dodge his store the next time you buy
and deal with the fellow that is maki ng
money and looks prosperous and feels
prosperous and radiates prosperity.
Look out for Old Bill Grouch!
thinks the' universe has it in for him,
when the fact Is that he is knocking him
self every minute and is on his slow but
certain way to the commercial scrap
heap. Talk prosperity if you want to be
September 14, 1904/
NEWS OF THE BOOK WORLD
George Otis Draper Is Still on the Search
for Truth and Tells of Some Wander*
Ings, Mental and Otherwise, in the
Course of His QuestNew Edition of
"The Truth About the Trusts"Some
George Otis Draper, who once wrote a
book called "Searching for Truth," is
still on the search. A least he was not
lorger ago than last year, for then he
published a sequel to his other book and
called it Still on the Search. Mr. Draper
writes for a select few. says in a
note which precedes a pre-prefatory note:
"The author Is perfectly aware of the
fact that the class which sympathizes
with his writing is rather limited but he
would rather interest that minority than
appeal to the present taste of the ma
jority." After that if you try to read
his book and don't like it, you will feel
bad, won't you? No?
Well, that you may get some idea a to
what is in the book, and see whether
you' belong to Mr. Draper's minority or
to that scorned majority, it may be said
that the book is "a illustration of the
reflections aroused by the fleeting pan
orama of a holiday excursion. They
have no special purpose to fulfill, no spe
cial lesson to illustrate. They show no
fruit of hard application or severe self
catechism They need not, therefore, be
taken seriously, unless one cares to read
between the lines. The manner and
method are confessedly erratic and un
conventional When it is added that the
excursion was thru or around the Med
iterranean, the reader of this column has
a pretty good idea of what the book is.
The quotation is the author's own, and
we may say that he speaks the truth,
that is if the book is any evidence, and
our taste be not of the "majority" and
W might go further and say, however,
that Mr. Draper incorporates among his
"reflections," thoughts on a wide range
of subjects and speaks with an air of
great confidence on all, not as one in
search of truth but as one having found
it. Indeed, this air is shown in nothing
better than in the author's always prom
inent signature to his drawings which
illustrate the book. This signature is
simply his initialsG. O. with the
periods rather small.
But, to show by sample what is the
quality of the material which he offers
to the select few, we extract this Ara
bian view of English poetiy:
While hunching along over the Libyan desert
on the back of a well-gaited dromedarj, Sulimun
ventured to say that the English were a funny
race.* On bln asked for reasons, he giggled
convulsively and blmted forth that their poetry
was veij silly Urged again as to his fund
of knowledge upon eo soulful a topic, he scorn
fully recited the following great classic as au
an example of Anglo Saxon taste:
"Hum-pat-tce Dura pat-tee sat on a wal.
Hum-pat-tee Dump he hav a grat fal.
All 'e king's men
And all 'e king's horse
'B not put Hum-pat-tee Dump up on 'e wal
He also poked Arabian fun at "Yan-kee Doo
dal, our own noble hymn. Scoffers respect noth
ingnot even the solemnity of a national air
If you don't like this and other things
in like style but relating perhaps to
weightier matters, remember what the
author says about the "taste of the ma
FROM "THE BOUNDARY INVISIBLE."
Beautiful world from which I part,
Holding the summer in my heart!
Thou hast been my friend
To the shining end
In the wide arms of s-pace,
Star, sun, or any place,
What can I gain or miss,
As sweet as this?
Breath of wet moss, brown buds, and
Oh, thrill me once again before I go!
Too subtle April stirring in the veins
The maple-light that fires October rains
Half temptress, guardian half, a solemn
Watched by two, silent, on a night in
Fairer than ye, what things may be or
In those strange lands where I must travel
Beautiful world for which I start,
Hiding the tremor my heart'
When my last sun shall dim and dip,
Behind the long hill's sombre slope,
Strong be the pean on my lip,
And, singing to the darkness, tell,
That she who never passing well
Did grasp the hearty hand of hope.
Gave back to God her failing breath,
With trust of Him, and joy of death.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, in the
"Popular edition" of John Moody's
The Truth About the Trusts has been
issued by the Moody Publishing company
of Ne York. The book was reviewed at
length in this column upon its first publi
cation some time ago It is a description
and analysis of the American trust move
ment by one who is a thoro student of
financial and commercial affairs the
editor of "Moody's Manual of Corporation
Securities The book has attracted wide
attention and the present popular edition
at a popular price will no doubt be re
ceived with favor.
Pluck, by George Grimm, is the story
of a German lad whko came over to this
country ands fought his own way It
class immigrants go
thru, antd vieeofdithcitizens.g charaeteris-
mak Purpos writin the
a bookthat our foreign-born citizens, par
ticularly our German-Americans, may
have awakened in them "a pride of blood
which will cause them to cling to the
good traits of their ancestors and en
graft them on their 'seedlings' sprouting
on Freedom's soil."
S Crockett calls his new book "Red
Cap Tales" Sweetheart, Sir Toady L,
Hugh John and blithe maid Margaret are
discovered sitting on the grass in front
of Dryburgh Abbey and to them the au
thor narrates many htories from four of
Scott novels. This is believed to be
one of Mr. Crockett's most attractive'
Dr Charles A. Briggs' new book. "The
Ethical Teaching of Jesus," will be pub
lished this month by the Scribners,.
The Uneasy Chair.
STILL ON THE SEARCH. Being a record of
comment on human nature and its environ
ments, as noticed on a trip around the Mediter
ranean and elseubeie By George Otis Draper
author of "Searching for Truth," etc. New
York: Peter Eckler.
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TRUSTS. A Descrip
tion and Analysis of the American Trust Move
ment. By John Moody. N York: Moody
Publishing company, 35 Nassau street. Price
PLUCK. Being a Faithful Narrative of a Little
Greenhorn in America. By George Grimm
Illustrated by Maik Forrest. Milwaukee- Gerl
mania Publishing company.
THE WORLD'S YOUNGEST GENERAL.
The youngest general in the world is
Sultan Ahmed Mirza, youngest son of the
present shah. was born in 1891 and
is, therefore, only 13, but he is a full
general In the Persian army, and has a
regular staff. holds reviews of the
troops and plays soldier with an army
corps for a plaything.
NO LONGER A ONE-CROP STATE
Sioux City Journal.
South Dakota is not now a one-crop
state, a fact to which the newspapers of
that state take pleasure in calling atte n
tion. The state last year received credit
for producing new wealth to the com
fortable amount of $136,000,000, of which
amount $29,000,000 was credited to the
Second District Campaign Presents Soma
Interesting FeaturesMcCleary Confi
dent, but Miller Men Hopeful of Victory
Formal Opening of State Campaign
ApproachesClapp and Anti-Clapp Con
test In the Fifty-Third District.
The congressional campaign In the sec
ond district is the spectacular feature of
politics this week Congressman Mc
Cleary is up IO his ears in work, and he
has a large forco employed at his literary
bureau in Mankato, sending out literatuie
and letters to every voter. Is also get
ting around as far as possible to repair
the breaks made in his fences by Miller's
Herbert J. Miller has covered the dis
trict in lively fashion, and he is now
assisted by able lieutenants in every coun
ty of the district. The editor of the Man
kato Free Press, which is supporting Mil
ler, has been making a tour of the dis
trict, and in his letters from each place
gives a list of Miller leaders by name.
It is the opinion of good judges that Mil
ler will carry Mankato and most of the
towns in the district, so it will depend on
the farmer vote. If this turns out strong
for McCleary, the towns will be outvoted.
Miller and his friends are working hard
among the farmers to offset the strong
McCleary sentiment cultivated by the per
sonal letter system. Th Miller papers are
making hard drives at the personal letter
business, and endeavoring to make it
The second district campaign resembles"
the one fought in the first district two
years ago as to the issues involvedfree
lumber, tariff reduction and reciprocity.
However, the Knatvold campaign started
with a rush, and the first two weeks Taw
ney appeared beaten. came in at
the finish with a campaign which took the
Knatvold men off their feet. I is entire
ly different in the second this year. Mil
ler started in without much hope himself
of a' victory this year, and he got very
little encouragement. His supporters de
clared they were going to make a protest,
and prepare the way for a winning fipht
two years hence As the fignt progressed,
more Miller sentiment was developed than
any one had anticipated, and the Miller
campaign really grew from the start uu
to the present time. Now the enthusias
tic Miller men are predicting a victory,
and there does seem a chance o^ it. The
primary law favors the man in office, and
McCleary has a splendid organization, so
that it will be one of the wonders of poli
tics if he is overthrown. If Miller comes
anywhere near victory, it will be a re
markable demonstration of the strength
of tariff revision sentiment in southern
The last of next week will see both
parties well launched on the state ca m
paign Candidate Dunn has already start
ed his at West Duluth and at Minneapo
lis, and will open it again at Rush City
Friday evening. These dates were made
without consultation with the state com
mittee, which has not decided just when
his campaign will be considered formally
opened. However, Senator Nelson, the
oratorical heavyweight of the republican
forces, will open things at Madison Sept.
23, and the following evening the national
end of the campaign will be appropriately
launched by the Fairbanks meeting in St.
The same night, Sept 24, the democratic
state campaign will be formally opened
by a big rally in Minneapolis. John A.
Johnson and G. Winston will make the
principal speeches John Lind is now ab
sent in the east, but is expected back be
fore the meeting, in which event he will
piobably preside and make the opening
speech The republican committee plans
to hold a rally in the same hall the follow
ing week, for the express purpose of over
shadowing the democrats in attendance
The legislative contest in the fifty-third
district is a warm one. "vVhile there are
three candidates for two places, all are
conceding the nomination of E. Hinds,
the Hubbard county candidate The fight
is between Judge Asher Murray and Wil
liam Dower, both of Wadena, for the seat
vacated by Dr. Babcock Dower has the
support of the Babcock elenfent, and has
not declared himself on the seratorship.
Murray is committed to the re-election of
Clapp, and is making his campaign on
that basis is said to haie a clear
lead in his own county of Wadena, which
indorsed him in the county convention,
while Dower counts on support in Todd
county The heavy republican vote is in
Todd, which will settle the contest.
Dr. Babcock, who was elected speaker
under the management of Joel Heatwole,
is understood to be making a quiet little
tour in the interests of the anti-Clapp
movement, getting pledges from candi
dates for the house not to vote for Clapp.
However, this woik is being done \er
quietly, and the participants are denin
any special interest in the matter.
Adam Bede, who has just returned
from a Chautauqua tour in Kansas Ne
braska and Iowa, says the Roose\elt en
thusiasm is at high tide in those states,
and that the ticket will carrv Nebraska
by 25,000 to 40,0i10 does not think the
democrats ha\e any real hope of defeat
ing Roosevelt, but expects to see them
concentrate their efforts on close con
gressional districts in the hope of get
ting control of the lower house. Thev
may gain a few districts in this way. but
he does not think, they stand much show
of accomplishing the result
Marshal Grimshaw's fondness for tell
ing phrases has stirred up resentment
among the democrats made a speech
Monday e^ening in St. Paul which
he pleaded for a straight ticket, saving:
"I want you to hit that conglomerate
mass of ignorance and insanity that goes
under the name of democracy, and hit it
hard Those who know Grimshaw under
stand that he did not mean what he ^aid
in a literal sense, but used it is an oia
torical figure However, democrats who
read of the speech are very indignant,
and are talking about the civil service
Senator Fairbanks will make seven rear
platfoim talks in Minnesota while on hii
way to St Paul, Sept 24 He will leave
Chicago the night of Sept 23, reaching
La Crosse at 8 am, and will be taken
along the line of the Southern Minnesota
division of the Milwaukee, stopping to
speak at Rushford, Lanesboro, Spring Val
ley, Austin and Albert Lea, and then
coming north over the Rock Island, speak
ing en route at Owatonna and Faribault.
From here he- will jump to Montana
Charles B. Cheney.
LET'S GO BACK TO BORNEO
Let's go down to Sulu Sea
I am tired of old Canton,
Shanghai's had enough of me.
Nothing good In French Saigon.
Macao of the Portugee,
AU this China side's too slow
Let's go sail the Sulu Sea
Let's go back to Borneo!
On the bund at Singapore
Chinks and Sikhs stroll up and dowa
Yellow' rajas from Lahore,
Half-baked kings to see the town.
By this crowd I set no store.
All this feeble Malay show
Say, let's sail from Singapore
Let's go back to Borneo!
No place duller than Penang
Twice I had the fever there.
Gad! the sleepy isle can hang.
White and brown, for what I cart.
Dyak and ourang-outang,
Where they are I want to go
Sink or swim, leave duU Penang- )j
Let's go back to Borneo! I
I can see the place in dreams
When the moon shines on the bay
Liquid fire the water gleams,
Phosphorescent flames at play.
Why, but jesterday it seems
That we watched the turtles glow
Like gold patchesin my dreams
Let's go back to Borneo!
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