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Mr. Peterson Defeated in Debate.
The notable debate last night between
Congressman John Lind and Mr. James
A. Peterson was an epitome of the state
campaign. Thruout the present contest
certain charges have been made against
Mr. Dunn's official record as state au
ditor. These charges have been ignored
or parried by the supporters of Mr.
Dunn. So, last night, Mr. Lind made
certain very serious criticisms against
Mr. Dunn's record in the auditor's of
fice, and Mr. Peterson either ignored or
parried them. The parrying consisted of
a counter-criticism of Mr. Lind 's record
as governor and public man. The result
Was, that only a small portion of Mr.
Peterson's time was devoted to the dis
cussion of Mr. Dunn's record,which was
the appointed subiect of the debate. Mr.
Lind is not a candidate for office, and
what he did or omitted to do has no
legitimate bearing on the question of
whether a citizen should or should not
vote for Dunn.
The entire omission by Mr. Peterson
pf all serious reference to the large num
ber of mineral leases authoritatively
cited by Mr. Lind as having been made
to employees of the auditor's office or
relatives of such employees was so glar
ing as to amount to an admission that
the republican candidate for governor
has no defense to make on this point.
Mr. Peteison's repeated efforts to
imply that these transactions were of
exactly the same order as the purchase
of state land by Mr. Lind while he was
governor deserves no better name than
pettifogging. Mr. Lind bought the
State land at a public auction, exactly
as any citizen would. There was no
opportunity for favoritism nor any pos
jribility that the public weal would suf
fer thereby. The newspapers of the
$ime noted the governor's attendance
Upon the public sales and his purchases.
he sale was conducted bv Mr. Dunn,
and if there was any reason why the
governor should not bid it was Mr.
Dunn's business to refuse to sell to him.
The difference between such a transac
tion and the private granting of min
eral leases to employees of the office
Charged with the administration of the
public lands is so great that Mr. Peter
son deserved no more of a reply than
he got, which was simply a plain state
ment by Mrr. Lind that he did buy the
lands mentioned, at public sale, and
paid for them, too. Anything more
|rom Mr. Lind on that subject would
but it showed a correct knowledge of
the rules of debate in frequently de
manding of Mr. Peterson that he talk
on Dunn and not on Lind. In a formal
debate one side must answer the state
ments made by the other if it has any
hope of winning. As Mr. Peterson
failed to comply-with this fundamental
rule of debate, he has only himself to
blame for the impression taken away
by a majority of those who attended
last night's meeting, that Mr. Dunn
was a heavy loser by the interesting
discussion of his public career.
The first half of this year was noted for
the severe and long-continued labor dis
turbances at Cripple Creek, Col. They
would still have been under way had not
Governor James H. Peabody cut the Gor
dian knot and protected the non-union
miners and the seceders from the Western
Federation of Miners, who wanted to go
to work. He thus brought the strike to
an end and allowed the mines to reopen
with something like their full quota of
operatives. Governor Peabody was elected
in 1902, entered office in January, 1903, his
term will expire in January, 1905, and he
has been renominated by the republicans.
Ex-Governor Alva Adams has been nomi
nated by the democrats. He is supported
by the labor unions of the state. The
situation is a most interesting one and
the election in Colorado will be watched
with great interest everywhere.
Minneapolis as a Financial Center.
Surveyor General Peterson had some
trouble In surveying Dunn's record. The
fact Is, he lost the trail entirely before
he had gone very far, and never found it
Our Canadian neighbors will, this
week, elect members of a new house
of commons, and the popularity of Sir
Wilfrid Laurier and the liberals will
be tested. As the federal senate is
nominated for life, that branch does
not figure in the November elections.
Sir Wilfrid has had brilliant suc
cesses in political life. He led the
liberal party to a notable victory in
1896, and at the election in 1900 he
enjoyed another triumph, his populari
ty being much enhanced by the effectu
ation of his policy of preferential trade
with the mother country.
He enjoys much popularity in Eng
land, whither he went on the occasion
of the queen's jubilee, and was made
a member of the privy council.
The participation of the Canadian
troops in the South African war was
promoted by Laurier and gave great
delight to the champions of imperial
federation, so that, when the premier
went to the colonial conference in 1902
in London, he met with a hearty recep
Sir Wilfrid, upon assuming the pre
miership in 1897, found a tariff built
on protectionist lines, and thru his poli
cy many of the duties were reduced,
a process which promoted the introduc
tion of American goods, which the Ca
nadians buy to the extent of from
$100,000,000 to $120,000,000 a year. Be
tween increased immigration to the
northwest provinces and a decided man
ufacturing boom, aided by American
capital, which has been largely invested
in manufacturing plants in Montreal,
Toronto and other Canadian localities,
the people of the Dominion have had
a notable uplift to prosperity during
the eight years of the Laurier admin
The Chamberlain policy of preferen
tial trade with the colonies, as a step
to imperial federation, is more strongly
approved by the conservatives than by
the liberals, whose views are reflected
in those of Premier Laurier, who ear
nestly champions a preferential market
in Great Britain for Canadiato food
nave been an insult to the intelligence
of his audience.
Another remarkable omission by Mr.
Peterson was his failure to answer Mr. I products, but thinks that Great Britain
Lind's charge that by granting the ought to definitely and officially sav
IBreat Northern Eailway company a
)xew deed in the place of the old Bier
inann deed he deprived the state and
jlocal governments of hundreds of thou
sands of dollars in delinquent taxes.
If Mr. Peterson has any answers on
these points, he was so busy discussing
irrelevant matters that he did not have
time to take up the real question of
The audience may have been
what she will do in behalf of the colo
So far, the Chamberlain scheme
hangs in the air and is not growing
in popularity in England, where the
trades-union congress, representing a
very large labor vote, recently declared
flatly against preferential or retalia
The Chamberlain proposals are not
jeen impolite, occupying as much attention in Can-1 public as he wa^ to
Gratifying indeed is tho financial
showing for Minneapolis for the month
just closed, the bank clearings reaching' the hospitals of the city are $5,550 richer
for the opening of the big hole. the new record mark of $102,148,-
915.95. This is a total $16,584,355.74 in
excess of October of last year, at which
time the figures ran to $85,564,580.21,
and were then thought so high as to
justify the most favorable comment.
For some time the city has been mak
ing new records in this respect, which
i8 probably the best financial advertise
ment that it could have.
A little analysis will show that the
great increases over previous high rec
ords have resulted largely from a heavy
movement of grain into this market,
and to the high prices ruling. This is
the principal cause. More money has
been necessary to move the crops. The
various interests centered in and about
the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce
have done an enormous business.
It would be a mistake, however, to
suppose that this represents the entire
gain Minneapolis is doing a greater
business in nearly every line. The city
is becoming more and more the finan
cial center of the northwest. New en
terprises are started here daily, not only
local undertaking*, but ventures in the
northwest, the promoters of which look
this way for financial backing. The
local banks are drawing in more money,
as shown by material gains in deposits,
and a larger portion of the money re
serve of the northwest finds lodgment
here than ever before.
Soon a new railroad will link Minne
apolis to Winnipeg, and lines of busi
ness communication already established
with the growing country above the in
ternational boundary will be strength
ened thereby, and opportunity afforded
for the establishment of new ones.
There is a vast country to the north
and west scarcely developed at all as
yet, that will one day be the home of
millions of people, and everything to
indicate that the growth of Minneapolis
will be fully proportionate to this de
velopment. Already the city ranks
among the first of its class as a finan
cial center, but in this respect it has
only begun to grow.
ada just now as is the conservative
proposition that the government take
over the entire railway enterprise
known as the Grand Trunk Pacific rail
way. Last year it was governmentally
announced that there would be con
structed a new railway from Moncton,
N. B., to Winnipeg, via Quebec, to cost
$60,000,000, to be leased to the Grand
Trunk Pacific for fifty years, without
rent the first five years, and 3 per
cent for remaining time on construc
tion cost. The government agreed also
to guarantee 3 per cent bonds on the
section from Winnipeg to Edmonton,
and guarantee part of the construction
from Edmonton to the Pacific coast.
Mr. E. L. Borden, the leader of the
conservatives and candidate for the
premiership, proposes that the govern
ment shall assume ownership of tne
entire road, and pledges his party to
effect it. The liberals stand by the
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, as to reciprocity
with the United States, said recently
that Canada had overdone the business
of pleading with this country to recip
rocate commercially, and the next prop
osition must come from the states.
There are ample reasons why it is prob
able that our senate will, before very
long, stop pigeon-holing reciprocity
treaties and be willing to reciprocate
with Canada, too close a neighbor to
be perpetually fighting with high
subway company donated
the first day's receipts to charity and
Still Standing by His Friends.
The ease with which E. C. Dunn will
sacrifice his friends for his own advance
ment was illustrated again last night
in the Lind-Peterson debate.
Ex-Secretary Verity says he can pro
duce the agreement in black and white,
if necessary, by which Dunn pledged his
support to Heatwole for the United
States senate in place of Clapp.
Last night Governor Lind showed up
the scandalous state of affairs in the
state land office during Dunn's admin
istration. He brought out in such clear
and unmistakable form the real charac
ter of the transactions by the ex-audit
or's clerks in mineral leases and state
lands that when he suddenly stopped
and asked the audience what they would
call that kind of business if it had been
done under an Ames administration the
response from a multitude of. voices was
"Graft!" One of these clerks was on
the platform, present for the purpose of
coaching Mr. Peterson in his speech. He
was humiliated to the last degree, altho
it was apparent enough that what he
had done which met with such severe
condemnation by the audience could not
have been done without the auditor's
consent. I was expected, of course,
that when Mr. Peterson arose to speak
he would have something to say in de
fense of the ex-auditor in connection
with the mineral leases, and would have
the manliness tp include his land clerks
in that defense. But not a word of de
fense of the ex-auditor, while the whole
miserable business was dismissed with a
lot of flippant remarks, the purpose of
which was to throw the whole blame, for
transactions, which Peterson did not
dare to excuse before that audience,
upon the land clerks and make them a
scapegoat for their chief. I was the cold
est and most selfish abandonment of
one's friends that could be conceived.
But it is of a piece with the throwing
down of Heatwole and illustrates again
the readiness with which Dunn will
cast his friends overboard, if it seems
that thereby he can keep himself from
sinking. The incident has been the
subject of much remark since. Possi
bly Mr. Dunn may repudiate Mr. Peter
son's action. We shall see.
The refusal of the park board to adopt
Dr. Folwell's resolution last night was a
mistake The circumstances Justified the
resolution and the action of the board
makes talk that may gp beyond the facts
and be unjust to the board. That could
all have been prevented by adopting the
A month or two back General Stoessel
thought that he could not hold out beyond
Nov. 1. The defense he is putting up is
certainly a wonder.
"Great anxiety" and that "feeling of
profound relief" seem to chase each other
like summer clouds across the St. Peters
The Tribune, in commenting on
Journal, draws its similes from that
class of pepple with which it is best ac
General Peterson's forthcoming book on
"The Gentle Art of Dodging the Issue"
ought to have a good sale.
If November holds out as well as it
has begun, there will be no complaints.
A "DISINTERESTED PARTY"
AT THE THEATERS
Prank PIxley hearkened to the "call
of the wild" when he wrote the libretto
for "Woodland."' Deserting the more or
less beaten paths which led him to such
successes as "King Dodo" and "Prince
of PUsen," he strayed off in the company
of his musical partner, Gustav Luders,
into the woods where bird language is the
only speech. While Mr. Pixley was study
ing birds from a most unornltholopical
viewpoint, Mr. Luders was striving to
catch their lays and entwine them in
his music. The result is at least unique.
A musical fantasy of the forest, in which
all the characters are birds and* whose
story deals with the succession to the
bird throne, goes Wagner and his "Sieg
fried" one better. Unfortunately, how
ever, while the twain were listening to
the "call of the wild," their ears were
also attuned to the jingle that proceeds
from the box office. Idyls are well enough
In their way, but modern audiences must
be made to laugh. Enter the comedy ele
ment. Exit thfe idyllic illusion.
And so, despite the clever inventions of
the costumers in imitation of birds, the
beautiful stage effects in reproducing
woodland, the sparkling bird music of
the score, the best efforts of actors and
songsters, there is something incongruous
and unsatisfying about the production. The
comedy is well enough, but as it is pal
pably introduced and does not grow out
of the situations, its effect is to distract
attention from Mr. Pixley's really novel
and original conception. The Luders mu
sic is of high grade and h^lps to get the
production a favorable hearing. It does
not seem possible, however, that "Wood
land" will repeat the successes of its
Harry Bulger, as glib and a^ funny as
ever, embroiders the role of the jailbird
with the characteristic absurdities that
ha\e won vogue for him. "They'll Have
to Go," his topical song, along the lines of
"I've Got a Little List," strikes a popular
chord. Frank Doane, the assistant come
dian, is very funny as General Rooster
and carries out the bird idea better than
any one in the company, unless it
is quaint little Ida Mulle as the Widow
Parrot. Cheridah Simpson, statuesque of
figure and vibrato of voice, makes a per
sonable Prince Eagle. Emma Carus, who
plays Lady Peacock, sings in the best
voice of the principals, and being besides
a beautiful woman and an effective
actress, fairly carries off the honors. Stan
ley H. Ford exhibits a good basso as
Judge Owl. Ida Brooks Hunt cast as
Miss Nightingale has a good soprano, tho
scarcely flexible enough for that bird of
coloratura effects. Margaret Sayre as the
demure Turtle Dove and Helen Hale as
the pert and saucy Wren smg well and
net better. Lucille Nelson's Mocking Bird
number is a vocal marvel and the dancing
of Mattie Nichols and John Donahue as
the Cold Bottle and the Hot Bird in sev
eral interruptions was well received.
The piece is put on with gorgeous good
taste and musically is most attractive.
W. B. Chamberlain.
A man who fills two sixteen-gallon jars
with water from an inconsequential co
coanut shell is the new headliner at the
Orpheum this week. Howard Thurston
hasn't the mephistophelean aspect of a
Herrmann nor the suave "patter" of a
Keller, butlooking as innocent and boy
ish as a Central High school seniorho
introduces feats that show him an artist
not only in deception but in cloaking it
attractive garb. For the first time in
Minneapolis the levitation trick, wherein a
hypnotized lady floats in air, was a real
illusion. Others of Thurston's tricks re
semble the time-honored feats of magi
cians, but to each he has added a little
original touch of his own.
Valerie Bergere is retained this week
as another headliner. She is a clever
woman who knows how to dress and
whose versatility enables her to give an
audience all the sensations of a complete
drama In the course of a twenty-mmute
sketch with a small company. She does
it this week, with "His Japanese Wife,"
which is sumptuously staged and cos
tumed, and in which JVftjude Turner Gor
don and Henry Heane- tend good support.
Borani and Nevaro form one of the
cleverest acrobatic teams yet seen here.
The fair member-of the combination is
graceful, girlish and pretty, while her
tramp consort is in grotesque contrast.
Their comedy is effective and their act
Another acrobatic noveltv is put on by
Zazelle and Vernon, who are clever and
amusing on the horizontal bars. Drawee,
the juggler, keeps the air full of furni
ture, crockery, raw eggs and cannon balls,
while the audience holds its breath. The
funny Mitchellsa black man, a stunning
Creole and an octoroon girlare billed as
three, but introduce a small fraction in
the shape of a tiny girl in red, who com
pensates for any shortcomings of her
elders. Tyce and Jerman, a "real Irish
girl" and a "dainty comedienne," are good
for a recall on Miss Jerman's "Irish Tod
ler" song, tho otherwise their work is
mediocre. The kinodrome pictures made
such a hit that the "Frenchman" series
of last week has been continued.
The Unique, Minneapolis' latest new
theater, was formally opened last night,
in the presence of two large audiences.
From the time one appears at the en
trance, where the laige creeping electric
sign spells out the word "Unique," until
one is ushered Into the theater by the
bewigged and bepowdered usher in colo
nial costume of red, everything Is unique.
From an architectural and artistic point
of view the theater is a model playhouse
and the "ah's" and "oh's" that came
from the feminine three-fourths of last
night's audience showed the favor with
which the house was received.
Mayor J. C. Haynes delivered a short
address in which he viewed the Minne
apolis theatrical situation in retrospect.
He said that twenty-five years ago there
were one legitimate theater and one dis
reputable playhouse. Now there are six
reputable places and one disreputable
place, which enjoys but a precarious ex
istence. This, he considered, indicates
that the ratio of moral people has in-
Roswell E. Field in Chicago Post.
The social season at Minneapolis
reached the climax of gaiety the other
night when one of the guests at a ladies'
tea party suddenly discovered that she
had lost $20. When a superficial search
failed to reveal the culprit the ladies
agreed to have their shoes and stockings
examined, provided the examination was
conducted by "a disinterested party," and
the husband of the hostess was unani
mously selected as ably filling the re
quirements. Congratulations should be
proffered to Mr. Brown, the gentleman in
question, whose reputation for "disinter
estedness" is so firmlv established as to
permit him to examine the shoes and
stockings of ladies under conditions some
what unusual even in Minneapolis. That
Mr. Brown discharged his duties with dig- accommodate themselves to Madame la
nity and decorum has been daly deposed Mode in this way. One year they will be
in court by some of the very foremost
representatives of the very best people
of the Minnesota metropolis. The inci
dent tends to demonstrate the variety of
obligations resting upon a man who
moves in society and who does not shrink
from the imperative commands of no
A MAN AT 11 A MAN EVER SINCE
When the support of his mother, four
sisters and a younger brother fell onto
John A. Johnson's slfoulders, he was 11
years of age. He became a man at that
age and has been a man ever since.
Forced to leave school thus early to go to
work, he not only proved the mainstay of
his mother and enabled his brother and
sisters to get an education, but he edu
cated himself. As governor of Minnesota
he will prove equal to the responsibilities
of the high office and as faithful to the
The bill that is given at the new thea
ter this week is a good one. The three
Keltons in their musical specialty prove
entertaining. The De Monicos are won
derful manipulators of seven silver cir
cles. Carlton Case sings an illustrated
song, and the Misses Pearl Burmeister
and Mary Haggerty give some grand
opera selections. Mr. and Mrs Sam Ba
zille provide fifteen minutes of nonsense
and music and John H. W. Byrne tells
of his matrimonial experiences in an en
tertaining monologuek The Freeze broth
ers give an exhibition of tambourine jug
gling that is marvelous. The moving pic
tures make a hit.
It is always a mystery how we change
our figures, our faces and our gait with
every change of fashion, but there Is no
denying the fact that women do seem to
0f the drooping, languid, Rossettian type
another, they will be completely Georgian
in face and style and then, hey, presto!
Fashion waves her wand and every one
is magically transformed into a sturdy,
person, with a face to match and a cor
KIPLING'S ONE WORD
Rudyard Kipling, like every author of
repute, is a butt for the autograph hunter.
The ingenious individual who seeks for
signatures is as Indefatigable in his ad
dresses to the famous man as a cat is to
a mouse. When Kipling was living up
In the "great pie belt" of New England,
one who had heard that Kipling's compo
sitions were worth about 25 cents, a word,
wrote, inclosing that amount and asked
him if he would be sf gopd as to forward
an autograph. Kipling's "reply was char
acteristic. "Thanks," was all that a huge
sheet of foolscap paper contained. |g|
HEWS OF TEE BOOK WORM
THE UNEASY CHAIR
A Book of Songs From the South by
Frank L. Stanton.Songs that seem as
tho they must have sung themselves, so
full are they of spontaneity, are those of
Frank L. Stanton's gathered together in
Little Folks Down South. They cover a
wide range of feeling and appeal, from
the dialect of the negro, voicing the
black man's joy or sorrow, to the poetry
of lucid English, singing courage into
black man and white man alike. Here
are some lines on "The Sassy 'Possum":
Rabbit run f'm de white man gun,
En possum he take dat fer funI
F'um top de tree
He wink at me,
Ez fat an' sassy ez can be!
But de Ax is keen ter cut 'im down.
En de Fire bum ter bake 'im brown
En rabbit call,
Ez de possum squall,
"Goodby, Mister Possumbones and
Here is a cheery word for the Sunshine
Get out into tbe morning
And bieathe the blessed air
Light up your soul with sunshine
And waye your hand to care!
Go where the streams are singing
Stand where the skies are fair
God's bells of joy are ringing
So wave your hand to care!
And there is a parody on "The Old
Oaken Bucket" that the average boy will
enjoy. The refrain runs:
The sweet watermelon
The striped watermelon.
The big Georgia melon that cooled in the well!
The verses in the book are not sup
posed to be great poetry but they have a
lilt all their own that northerners as well
as southerners cannot fail to enjoy.
D. Appleton & Co New York. $1.25
American Prisons as Seen by an Eng
lishmen.Edward Grubb, M.A., secre
tary of the Howard association, England,
last spring gathered information in the
United States about American prisons.
His notes have been put together in
pamphlet form under the title, Methods
of Penal Administration In the United
States by the Howard association, Dev
onshire Chambers, Bishopgate Without.
Some of the notes are of much interest.
He says, for example, that "it is char
acteristic of American life that the re
lations between officers and prisoners,
are, as a rule, more human than in Eng
lish prisons. There is, indeed, in many
quarters an absence of the outward to
kens of respect, and almost a tone of
camaraderie in the address of a prison
er to an officer." This instead of being
detrimental is regarded by Mr. Grubb as
beneficial. In another place he gives fig
ures to show that the percentage of
blacks convicted a second time is much
less than that of whites.
Book of Toasts from California.It is
not difficult to see why a book of toasts
should come from California where the
grapes grow and are made into much
red wine, wine that looseneth up toasts.
Prosit, a Book of Toasts, compiled by
Clotho, comes from California. It is
dedicated "To the Loving-cup" with these
words by Lowell:
Then fill the cup, fill high! flU high!
Let joy our goblets crown,
We'll bung Misfortune's scowling eye,
And knock Foreboding down.
The "sentiments" are gathered every
where, or as nearly that as 184 pages of
space would admit of. In workmanship
the book fits the subject to a T.
Paul Elder & Co., San Francisco. $1.25
Dorothy Dean, the small daughter of a
patriot, as her story is told in Dorothy's
Spy, by James Otis, after seeing King
George's statue pulled down, and getting
her best frock spoiled by the crowds
which even then surged about in New
York's streets, is sent home for safety.
But there she and a playmate became in
volved in a more serious adventure with
a British spy. Thrilling events and es
capes follow fast in the story, but the
ending is happy. The illustrations are
reproductions from excellent paintings in
Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York.
Price 60 cents, net.
We Had to Take Them.The November
Atlantic opens with a valuable and most
Interesting article by Alleyne Ireland on
the United States In the Philippines. Mr.
Ireland has spent over two years in the
far east in the especial study of the col
onization question, and his article con
tains the ripe fruitage of his investiga
tions. He holds, among other things, that
the United States was compelled to ac
quire the islands (could not possibly have
done otherwise), but that it has badly
managed them since their acquisition,
largely from a failure to profit by the ex
perience already gained by other nations
in dealing with oriental races. He says:
With the destruction of the Spanish authority
in the Philippine islands, the responsibility for
the protection of the islands and for the estab
lishment of a stable internal government de
volved upon the United States.
That neither of these responsibilities could
have been discharged by handing over the islands
to Aguinaldo and his masters, is perfectly clear
to everybody who has the most ordinary famil
iarity with far eastern affairs in general, and
with the conditions of the Philippines in par
The Czar Arraigned.Ex-Minister An
drew D. White's article in the November
Century, "A Diplomat's Recollections of
Russia," is a terrific arraignment of the
Russian oligarchy and the present czar.
Mr. White says, touching Russia's treat
ment of Finland:
It is the saddest spectacle of our time. For
mer emperors, however much they have wished
to do so, have not dared break their oaths to
Finland 'but the present weakling sovereign, in
his indifference, carelessness and absolute unfit
ness to rule, has allowed the dominant reaction
ary clique about him to accomplish its own good
pleasure. I put on record here the prophecy
that his dynasty, if not himself, will be pun
ished for it. All history shows that no such
crime has been committed without receiving pun
This was written before the Russian
war with Japan and the assassination of
Bobrlkoff and Plehve.
OTHER BOOKS RECEIVED
WHAT PAPX DID. By Etheldred B. Barry,
author of "Little Dick's Christmas Illus
trated by the author. Tells that Paul was a
brave, lovable child, and cripple that his
mother had died, and his father, who had
lost all his property, lived with him in tbe
"third-story front" of Mrs. Meacham's dingy
boardinghouse how little Paul cheered his
lonely father's life during the days of dis
couragement, and how fortune finally lifted
them beyond the reach of want. Boston:
Dana Estes & Co. Price 50 cents.
101 BEVEBAGES. Compiled by May B. South
worth San Francisco: Paul Elder & Co.
Flexible Oxford gray linen, 50 cents net can
vas, $1 net.
101 SALADS. Complied by May E. South
worth. San Francisco: Paul Elder & Co.
Flexible army brown linen, 50 cents net can
vas $1 net.
CYR'S GRADED AST HEADERS. Book Two.
By Ellen M. Oyr, author of the Cyr Readers.
Illustrated. Boston: Ginn & Oo. List price
LAUGHING IT OUT OF COURT.
Chicago Record- Herald.
All proposals of marriage on the ten
ayear plan should be accompanied by tables
of rates showing, among other things, the
cash surrender value from year to year.
JOBS WITH TAMMANY
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
New York is suffering from a dearth of
plasterers. It has been supposed that its
most urgent need was for whitewashes.
The Boston police are talking of forming a union,
grace of being pinched by a non-union cop.
Dunn Orators and Newspapers Claiming
for Him the Sole Credit of the Four Per
Cent Gross Earnings BUIJ. F. Jacobs
the Father of the MeasureComment
on the Situation.
"Remember," says the Morris Tribune,
"that the republican candidate for gov
ernor, R. C. Dunn, was the first one to
agitate a raise in the railroad tax."
Remember nothing of the kind. J. F.
Jacobson introduced a 4 per cent gross
earnings bill at the legislative session of
1897, and got it thru the house, before
Mr. Dunn ever opened his head on the
subject. Later on he came to the front
and claimed all the credit for the agita
tion. It is now one of the bright partic
ular passages in "my record." The
same claim was made last night by James
A Peterson. It is fair to assume that all
the other claims made by Peterson for
Dunn are as good as this one.
The Marshall News-Messenger (Rep.),
Whether Mr. Dunn or Mr. Johnson is elected
governor, the great republican party of this state
will receive a lesson at the hands of the masses
of republican voters that will go a long way
toward the purification of the methods of con
ducting primary elections and county and state
conventions, and will prove no small incentive
to the placing men of integrity and ability as
candidates for the higher offices in the gift of
the people. Like leading the proverbial horse
to water with unsatisfactory results, so unsatis
factory candidates may ooriuptly be forced upon
the party without receiving the party's sanction
at the decisive election. It is humiliating to
think of the manner In which United States sen
ators, members of congress and a few party
leaders are applying the party lash, pleading
and begging of the mass of voters of a great
party having a nominal majority of 75,000 to
overlook the defects of the candidate for gov
ernor, to forgive the corrupt methods by which
he was nominated, and save him from annihila
tion in a party vote that will give his associates
on the state ticket a majority of from 60,000 to
60,000, and Roosevelt not less than 80,000.
The Bvansvllle Enterprise says:
Some excuses arc made for Dunn's profanity
and rough language on the ground that he is a
self-made man and has not had the necessary
time to give to culture and polishjust as tho
crudeness and profanity were timesavers. John
A. Johnson is also a self-made man, and while
he was about It he made a gentleman of him
Charles B. Cheney.
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THJffK
Trie doctor Is Unprofessional.
To the Editor of the Journal.
In reply to Dr. Hoegh's letter in
Journal about the water bonds, I
should like to ask him how he likes to
have a patient come to him for profes
sional advice and then go home and try
"Radway's Ready Relief," on the advice
of a friend? Dr, Hoegh is asking us, as
a city, to try "Radway's Ready Relief,"
or "Pink Pills for Pale People," instead
of taking the advice of water experts who
have carefully diagnosed the conditions
in the city and given us their professional
ultimatuma Sand filter.
The question before the voters of the
city Is not where will you obtain pure
water, but, will you vote yes on the water
bonds on Nov. 8 and have pure water?
A Member of the Water Commission of
the Improvement League.
THE COLLEGE GRADUATE
With the Long Bow
"Bye Nature'u Walks, Shoot Folly a* It Filet.'
An author-athlete is going to lecture this week on "The Cause and Cure,
of Weakness." We trust the butter will not be there.
Ei is ia
The love letters of an Egyptian princess, engraved on brick, have turnedfS-
up. Think of the terrific expense for postage stamps a young Egyptian^
lover was under when he sent his inamorata a brick a day!
1 3 1 3 i
We wouldn't have said anything mean yesterday about Nebraska, which**}
really put up a hot bit of feetball, had it not been for the necessity of get-v,
ting even with Doc Bixby who, in case Nebraska had won, was all prepared'
to emit a loud, raucous bray of more than human joy, and we know it. i
If there is any truth whatever in the germ theory this matter of sweep-
ing the sidewalks and beating the rugs out on the streets in the early, windy
mornings are stupendous crimes.
JH3 1 3 1 3
During the late gales on Minnetonka H. P. Sutorius and Dr. J. H. John-
ston ventured out in the former's little 18-foot launch, the Lucille. There
was a heavy sea on and they hadn't gone far before a bfg wave tipped Lu-
cille over. As the wind was on shore they floated in in time. But the water
was cold and when they struck land bystanders say that their teeth sounded
like baby playing a solo on his little rattle. Dr. Johnston says that next
time he goes out they will have to produce an ocean steamer.
It is a great problem how to stave off a book canvasser in a quiet and
gentlemanly way without becoming angry yourself or inciting anger in the
breast of a man who needs the money, as we all know. One of them tried
his wiles on a near relative of ours the other day but lost his case. Putting
down on the desk where our friend was at work a set of books that he didn't
want, the book canvasser began thus:
"Would you accept this set of books as a gift?"
"What's that? You wouldn't?"
"They're good books."
I don't care if they be.
"Would you accept a ten-dollar bill?"
And he was gone.
ISI IZI ISI
When you read in the papers that the train jumped the track and that
,six or eight were cut and bruised but none was killed you think it was a
pretty small affair but we have inside information to the contrary from a
lady who was in a wreck Saturday afternoon. The train was
humping and bumping along its streak of rust at a rapid rate when
the engine got sore at the track and quit right there. Now if you have ever
ridden in a train going 30 miles an hour when the rails underneath it fail to
connect with the Avheels, you may be able to form a guess as to what hap-
pened. Passengers, seats, baggage, babies, lamps, stoves, coal, furniture,
water bucket, boy, Lord Byron's works, an ax and several jagged window
glass suddenly shoot against the front end of the car as tho shot out of a
mortar. There is a horrible creaking, grinding, roaring, whistling jound as
tho several demons had broken loose from Hades and were rooting for the
Hades football team. Women shriek, babies wail, men swear at the corpora-
tion and there is a sound of the train crew breaking in the windows to get
at the killed and injured before a fire breaks out. In fact the mildest and
best-mannered train wreck in the world is as far removed from a pink tea
as a football celebration is from prayer meeting. It leaves you a nervous
wreck and for days after when they put on the air brakes you feel yourself
panicky in the midrift.
As between a train wreck and having a rich aunt leave us $20,000 wo
will take the latter every time.
Think of the dis-
A. J. R.
PROMISES NEW EYIDENCE
MRS. FRED AMES SECURES DELATZ^
I N CONSIDERATION OF APPLI-
CATION FOE PARDON.
Fred W. Ames* case was not consid
ered by the board of pardons at yester
day 's session. Mrs. AmeB appeared be
fore the board and requested that the
application be laid on the table until
the next meeting. The reasons being
that Mrs. Ames has certain evidence,
documentary and oral, which is not yet
One petition was granted. The life
sentence of William Mtzsimmons, the
Pine county man accused of killing Jo
seph Vigue, nine years ago, was com
muted to twenty years. He will thus
be eligible to pardon in about two years.
The Great Northern, train robbing
trio, Link Thayer, J. C. Hull and
Charles F. Hoffman of Fergus Falls,
were denied pardons. Others who ap
plied and were disappointed were:
John Harris, sentenced from Hennepin
county, Nov. 20, 1903, to state prison for
ten years robbery in the third degree.
Phil D. Sherry, sentenced from Swift
county, Nov. 27, 1000, to state prison for
the term of his natural life murder in
the second degree.
Alex J. Sinclair, sentenced from Red
wood county, Nov. 14, 1001, to state re
formatory grand larceny in the first de
gree. Trial judge recommended pardon.
Archie Mllloy, sentenced from Redwood
county to the state reformatory grand
larceny in the first degree, Nov. 14, 1904
trial judge recommended pardon.
Edward Hawkins, sentenced from Bel
trami county, Sept. 32, 1902, to state pris
on for four years forgery in the second
William Bovine, sentenoed from Crow
Wing county, March 14, 1899, to state
prison for ten years (paroled). Robbery
in the second degree.
James Dermidy, sentenced from Hen
nepin county to state reformatory, May
25, 1904. Grand larceny in the second
David Robinson, sentenced from Blue
Earth, Nov. 5, 1902, for four years and
ten months. Forgery in the second de
MUST MAKE IT GOOD
What kind of a man or woman may the
public reasonably expect a college grad
uate to be? asks the new president of
Boston university in his inaugural ad
dress. And he answers his question by
saying that the graduate with the first
degree in arts, science and letters may
reasonably be expected to know a few
things thoroly and many things some
what superficially. That looks reasonable,
tho it might be only fair to expect that charge. The Minneapolis & St. Louis
the graduate may also be a gentleman railroad is the pioneer line and gives
or gentlewoman, and possessed of a fair best service. Get rates or berths at
amount of native common sense.* 1424 Nicollet avenue, Minneapolis
Minnesota University Seniors Face Big
The 1905 Gopher board has debts of
$950 outstanding and the senior class
is in a flurry of excitement, for the
chances are that the class will have to
meet the deficit. In the past such has
been the rule, altho no Gopher board
has ever faced so large a deficit.
Managing Editor E. C. O'Brien and
Business Manager Charles Sainsbury
say that the engraving company which
contracted to deliver the plates for the
Gopher at a certain time failed to do
so, and the books were two weeks late.
On this account the oomplete edition
was not sold and the board had 200
books on its hands at the opening of
The main-building fire destroyed the
books and the accounts of the business
manager, so that no exact statement
The explanation is also Riven that
$300 worth of railroad transportation
was misappropriated by a twin city
advertising man who contracted to se
cure "ads" on a commission.
Business Manager Sainsbury states
that there are enough outstanding as
sets to reduce the deficit to $300. In
the meantime the printing company
and the engraver are clamoring for
their money. I is stated that $800 is
due the printer and $150 the engravers.
Through Tourist Oars to California.
Two cars a week with choice of
routes and experienced conductors in