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The National Victory:
President Roosevelt has received the
reward to which a faithful public offi
cial is entitled. A strong, efficient,
clean and aggressive administration has
leen indorsed by the people as no ad
ministration or candidate has been in
a generation. It was strange, indeed,
that the democrats even thought of
making an aggressive campaign against
him. If there was any prospect of
beating Eoosevelt, in view of his rec
ord and his apparent popularity, there
is mighty little to encourage a public
official to believe that the people will
recognize and reward faithful service*.
The president was the candidate of
the republican party, but he is more
truly the choice of the nation, of the
people, than any piesident in fifty
years. A one of the orators at the
lepublican national convention said, the
party needed him far more than he
needed the party. Without Eoosevelt
to lead, the country might easily have
gone democratic this year.
That such a man can receive such
recognition is largely tlue to the re
markable growth of independent think
ing and voting in recent years. The
time has come when the fate of this
country is decided every four years by
some hundreds of thousands of intelli
gent men who vote as they think thev
ought to vote view of conditions
and circumstancesnot as they have
been in the habit of voting. It is no
table that several states that have
given the president record-breaking
majorities have elected democratic gov
The triumph of Eoosevelt is a victory
for Bryanism in the democratic party.
The conservative wing of that party,
in full control of the party machinery,
has made more of a mess of it than
Bryan ever did. The indications now
are that Parker has' been defeated by
a much larger popular majority than
that which overwhelmed Bryan in
either of his campaigns.
The effort to maintain in this coun
ry two conservative parties has proved
ft failure this year, and always will.
Parker's program did not differ enough
from that of the republican party to
make it worth while to go to the trou
ble of a political revolution. This cam
paign demonstrates that the democratic
party must abandon its claims to con
servatism. It must become a radical
party. The laige portion of nominal
democrats who cannot stand for rad
icalism will have to join the republican
party permanently. As a matter of
tect, they are mostly all republicans
by this time.
Bryan and his followers will now re
gain control of the democratic organi
zation in most of the states. They will
proceed to build up a practically new
party along lines that will not be
strange to those who have followed
The historic democratic party is dead.
The" name will survive, but the party
that has been little more than a wild
band of opportunists ever since the civil
ar may now be counted out of ex
istence. The last effort to restore it
'y The nation has nothing to fear in the
Vf organization of a radical democracy.
^'Buch an organization is needed as a
"'check on the republican party, which,
S prospering in conservatism, tends to be
^come conservative to the point of bour
bonism. A radical democracy will stop
the drift to socialism. Led by Bryan,
who is today more respected and ad
mired than any other living democrat,
such a party will certainly have an im
A to the' immediate^ future of the
republican party, it may be said that it
is certain to give the country four
years more of good government. The
president's announcement that he will
respect the spirit of traditional oppo
"tition to a third term and leave the
presidency at the end of the term he
Will enter upon next March is pregnant
with promise of a magnificent adminis
tration. Bound no longer to consider
in a ny degree the interests of party
^whenever th ey conflict with those of the
nation, absolutely independent of all
party bosses and party machines,
in the prime of his manhood
and glorious physical, mental and moral
strength, Theodore Eoosevelt is likely
to ma ke the administration of 1905-9
one of the two or three most re-
splendent and beneficial in the history
of the* republic.
And the next day It snowed.
The Election in Minnesota.
So it seems that it does make a differ
ence what kind of a man is nominated
for governor the republican party of
Minnesota, and it does make a differ
ence how that nomination is brought
When the character of the candidate
and the means and methods which
brought about his nomination are seri
ously obiected to, and on good grounds,
it is no longer possible to drive the re
publican voters of the state to the polls
like so many cattle. The effort to ac
complish that result was made in the
late campaign by public men and pub
lic press, with a degree of intensity and
desperation which makes the revolt
against such coercion under the party
lash all the more significant. I view
of the probable 100,000 majority for
Eoosevelt, the defeat of E C. Dunn,
even by a small margin, is well calcu
lated to make republican politicians and
public men in this state realize that
they must consult the intelligence and
moral sense of the people of Minnesota
if they would command their following.
That fact ought to be worth a good
deal to the state and to the republican
party of Minnesota. The defeat of the
republican candidate is no ordinary re
verse. It is in no sense the result of
the usual fluctuation of success b.etween
parties common in close states. It was
republican voters by the tens of thous
ands who defeated Mr. Dunnvoters
who were just as good republicans yes
terday as th ey ever were/ and are to
day as loyal to the principles of their
party as the men who voted for the de
feated candidate. In a large sense
they were* more loyal because they stood
for party principles with Eoosevelt,
while condemning an unrepublican can
didate for governor, and the unrepub
lican means by which he got his nomi
W hear talk of trouble for the
future. W are not in the least ap
prehensive. The verdict of the polls,
in spite of the ties of the political
family, was that the nomination was
a mistake. Cannot the republican party
correct its mistakes without danger to
itself? If it cannot it is not deserving
of future success. If it insists upon
standing by its blunders it is not the
party of progress and advancement
which it professes to be.
But that is a misjudgment of the re
publican party of Minnesota. The fear
of future trouble is only the rather
natural result of present disappointment
and temporary resentment.
W want to congratulate the repub
lican party that thru the defeat of E.
C. Dunn it does not have to stand for a
lot of things that it could not afford to
be identified with as a part of itself.
It does not have to stand for the
record of E C. Dunn in the auditor's
It does not have to stand for the elec
tion of a man of his unfortunate per
I does not have to repudiate the
stand which it took on the merger in
It does not have to stand for political
crimes committed to control conven
tions, crimes which we read about but
which we all mean shall never become
common in the state of Minnesota.
With these things cleared off the slate
and the erasing done by republicans
themselves, rather than by the shattered
and scattered democratic opposition,
there is no reason why the party should
not presently realize that it is stronger
in this state than ever by reason of
having demonstrated its ability to cor
rect its own mistakes.
W feel quite sure that such will be
The state "seen her dutv and done it."
Delayed Local Returns.
A usual, the reports from the city
of Minneapolis come in last. W keep
our polls open later than in most other
cities, and then we have such a
complicated ticket to count, containing
national, state, county, city and ward
candidates, with a number of extras
in the- way of bond propositions, char
ter, and constitutional amendments to
keep track of, that it is no wonder the
returns are delayed. For this reason
actual results on a great many local
contests were not known at noon today.
The mayoralty is not definitely settled,
tho Haynes is leading JEones and may be
elected. The judgeships are undecided
and positions on the various boards are
undetermined. Bach recurring election
emphasizes the need of some more expe
ditious means of getting at the result.
It would make for safety, too, against
crooked work. When the returns come
dribbling in, as they do in this city,
there is every encouragement for
irregularity in the interest of candi
dates whose friends are not strictly
scrupulous. If we cannot have voting
machines, which declare the result when
the voting is done, we ought to divide a
good many of the ig precincts. Two
hundred and fifty to three hundred
votes ought to be the limit in each
The people got real cross.
Those in 'charge of athletic affairs
at the university appear to have cir
cumvented the ticket scalpers, whose
activity called forth so much unfavor
able criticism after the Michigan game
of last year. A that time the follow
ers of football were in some instances
forced to pay as high as $7 for a single
The complaints resulted, this fall, in
the request by university athletic gov
ernors for plans whereby the specu
lators could be prevented from fleecing
the public. It as finally decided to
reserve seats in advance upon applica
tion by persons known to the authori
ties, and as a result of this system a
smaller number of seats has been placed
on publie sale for the Wisconsin game.
Individuals who have failed to take
advantage of the opportunity offered
may feel some disappointment, but the
Tesults would seem to indicate that the
speculator has been eliminated. "O^
The ticket-handling problem is ever
a vexing one in the ig universities,
east and west, and posterity will be un
der deep obligation to the man who will
devise a system whereby every "root
er can be pleased. The scheme adopt
ed by the Minnesota authorities seems
to follow the thought of the greatest
good to the greatest numberand the
elimination of scalping.
Back to that dear Princeton.
One of the most interesting phases of
the constant change and internal de
velopment in the world of transporta
tion and railroad operation, is found in
the growing tendency to experiment
with electricity as a motive power sub
stitute for small unit hauls on roads
whora only steam power has been in
use. That electricity can be used to
advantage for short hauls has been
demonstrated, and so obvious are the
opportunities for increasing traffic at a
less than ordinary ratio of increase in
expense of pperation, where there is
sufficient density of population, that
several eastern roads are reported to
have the matter of the installation of
small unit, short-haul electric trains
under careful consideration.
Meanwhile, the October street rail
way supplement of the Commercial and
Financial Chronicle contains the an
nouncement of the purchase by the New
York Central of the controlling interest
in the Syracuse Eap id Transit and
IJtica & Mohawk Valley line. The old
Auburn road was the original steam
road between Syracuse and Eochester.
This line the new management proposes
to equip electrically.
Many points for consideration pre
sent themselves this connection, but
the one of principal interest is the
?\ident recognition by tho large steam
railroads of the ?eriousness of th? com
petition arising from the construction
of numerous interurban and cross
country trolley lines,- in nearly overy
state in the country. In competition
for short distance passenger traffic the
trolley lines have done well, and where
they ha ve nmdo the hauling of freight
a secondary part of their business, th ey
have done equally wellwithin their
Advantages ha ve b*its all on tho side
of the trolley lines and against tho
steam roads in competition for this
biisin -ss, which, while apparently small
and formerly thought unimportant, has
shown an enormous aggregate and a
e:ridency to increase*.
In consequence there has recently
been witne-sed a more general lookin*
into the merits of the trolley lin?s a*
x*venuo producors and a disposition ct
tho part of the steam roads to uy o:
Against tho advantages accruing to
th* electria line* from ch*apn*s3 of
operation and other oauces, there hrs
b-seu th* difficulty of raising th
npe^d, for In tho pres ma era of ex
tending lin.**, thirty-five and oven fifty
miles thru the country, it haw been
found that both passengers and ship
pers chafe at the longer -tinvs necessi
tated, nor oan the electric Hn*s fver
oonie this, for even whcr it is possible
to raisa t*e speed th-r i this gr'saA
handicap, rhat the electric roatta
no$ pOsbi~ piivate rights-of-wiy bat
run upon the city .5troets wul along iho
'.niblic highways. TJnlik* the i*ean
railwav?, $iey art limited by the grat
er danger to public safety, additional to
the time L'fat thru more frequent stops
It is this that inaftcs the X'Jw York
Central purchase of double importance,
r=or the Auburn road will be the first
elpctric line operated for a considerable
c"stance fver a first-class roadbod, on an
srtirely private right of wa v, and here
will be opportunity for demonstration
of the advantages of ooeralmg elestri,
trains ovor the rails of B.ra road-,
t)t short runs in the more thickly set
tled portion of territory traversed.
If it proves successful in this in-
l/5e.cr other roads may take it up
hfneo the experiment will be wi.tched
with htteiast in the railroad world.
No wonder "Ed" Butler, the great St.
Louis boodler. remarked "Damn Joe
Folk." Folk convicted seven Butler "In-
dians The law let them go. Folk
found two vast sums of boodle money in
two leading financial institutions. He
"tied 'em up" by order of court. They
are there yet Boodlers scuttled to Mex
ico. Others, including Ellis Wainwnght,
the millionaire brewer, fled to France.
One informer came back. Thhty-one In
dictments were found. Folk conferred
with the president, another boodle-fighter,
and got an extradition treaty with Mexico.
Kratz was brought back. Ed Butler and
R. M. Snyder, both millionaires, were
convicted. The supreme court had to set
Wainwright, another millionaire, re
mains in exile. He is waiting until Folk
is retired from office or dies. One mil
lionaire broker and a railway bondholder
escaped on the statute of limitations.
Seven other boodlers are already in the
penitentiarythe first bribery convicts in
the history of the state. In all, n'neteen
were convicted in the lower court. But
the law is deficient. Folk said he would
appeal to the people for laws that would
hold boodlers That has been his fight in
this campaign. Ed Butler damned Joe
Folk, but the people have elected him by
a good majority. And at this writing it
is barely possible that Missouri has voted
for Roosevelt, too.
This, election is a study for "practical"
In looking around for reasons for the
extraordinary result at the polls yester
day, affecting the governorship, it would
be a serious mistake for any one to over
look the fact that there is in this outcome
a stinging rebuke to those who in the ex
cess of zeal and partizan feeling forgot
that it is dangerous to jump upon and
abuse and vilify a public officer acting in
the discharge of his official duty. The
public examiner of the state of Minnesota
has been treated like a criminal hecause,
when Instructed to investigate the audi
tor's office, he found things there that
reflected seriously upon the republican
candidate for governor and reported them
to the governor. The great majority of
the people of the state do not believe that
is a good reason for applying vile names
and abusive epithets to an officer who
Wednesday Evening", THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL? November 9, 1904.
has made his office count for, more in dol
lars and cents to the state of Minnesota
than any predecessor, and they have
The policy of the ^feneer Press of sup
pressing the news of the '(disaffection with
the republican candidate for governor
during the campalgn^re.oajls an iheWent
of the Franco-Prussjan Vwar. A well
kiiown journalist called on ^toe minister
of war and asked him, in Teturh for ser
vices rendered by Jkfy^ newspaper, for a
revelation of his plans/ frfie minister, of
course, refused thte 'Jnme request, as
he called it. Whereupon the journalist
got up, white with *age,*and said: "Very
well, Mr. Minister, then you may carry on
your war bx yourself
take no further notice of it."
The Torrens land title system, so far
as put into use in Illinois, has given great
satisfaction, and the voters are to pas?
at the coming election on a proposition
to extend the scope of its operation. It
is a simple and practical system and no
objections to it have yet been found.
Chances are. after ail, that the editor
of The Minneapolis Journal
will vote the entire
Red Wing Republican.
It seems more probable from the returns
that the editor of the Republican didn't.^
Massachusetts gave Roosevelt a hand
some plurality and then turned around
and emphatically elected a democratic
governor. The people know what they
want, anyhow, whether they have done
wisely in this case or not.
You may remember that Just before the
election James K. Jones prophesied a sur
prising victory for the national demo
cratic ticket. That is usually the signal
for swinging the donk clear of the ground
by the tail.
A growing class of independent voters
who let not their feft hands know what
their right hands are doing is growing
here ana elsewhere. Parties who make
bad nominations will have to watch out.
To overcome on the governorship a
majority like that .piled up for Roose
velt is a wonderful thing. Evidently the
people readthe papers-.
In Milwaukee Parker and Debs ran neck
and neck, with Debs a pose in front. The
vote was, Roosevelt, 27,029, Parker, 16,378
McKmley lost four northern states in
19Q0Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Ne
vada. Roosevelt carries them all.
Some of the democrats are already
lanning a new partj
pretty badly battered.
Judge Parker is a good man, but he will
confine his swimming to the sylvan
streams .of Esopus. S
The socialists elected a congressman
in Wisconsin. He will be pretty lone
some for awhile.
Dave Hill did not have to wait till Jan.
1 he is already retire%gsprobabl perma
nently this time. &
Wall street started tSHoom Jthls morn
ing. And yet thepre^i^t's pojjcles were
indorsed. i Afc*
The traveling mer
good'-sized bill and
en delivered the
The people of Minnesota have refused
to reverse themselves ojj the merger.
And so Johnson woi$ Well, you canH
beat a good country editor.
The umbrella as a political argument is
AT THE THEATERS
Large and appreciative audiences have
attended "Babes In Toyland" at tho Met
ropolitan, which finishes a prosperous en
Kyrle Bellew, surrounded by the origi
nal Princess theater, New York, produc
tion and cast, will present "Raffles, the
Amateur Cracksman," at the Metropoli
tan for the half week commencing tomor
Hamlin and Mitchell's extraordinary ex
travaganza success, "The Wizard of Oz,"
is booked for the Metropolitan for four
nights and matinee, opening next Sunday
A many as the management would
permit crowded the three floors of the
Orpheum last night and, altho but one
performance was given, appeared to get
its fill of election returns read from t^e
stage. It was noted that the audience
gave more applause to the vaudeville peo
ple than to the reports,
The moving picture, the great train
robbery, is attracting big audiences to the
Unique theater, where other pictures and
a clever vaudeville bill are being given.
A most realistic bank-breaking scene
forms the main incident and climax to
act second of "Her First False Step,"
now being presented at the Bijou this
One of the strong character roles of
"Hearts Adrift" is that of the old in
ventor of an airship. "Hearts Adrift"
will be seen at the Bijou next week.
A GOOD THING
The White House will now reopen for
business One of the noteworthy achieve
ments of this administration Is the substi
tution of that simple name for what had
come to be somewhat grandiloquently
called the executive mansion.
WORTH THINKING ABOUT
If the United States prefers retaliation
to reciprocity, Canada announces that it!
has learned the trick in building Chines,
walls also. If we can penalize raw ma
terials from Canada, Canada can penalize
We shall grow old and die,
But notf both you and I
Are young, and the ancient hills are young,
i, And the everlasting sky,
FlUed with the cuckoo's song resung
Enchanted with that childish sound
That makes the world Its owh playground,
That first word babbled by the tongue
Of the laughing Infant year.
HEWS O THE B00k WORL
THE UNEASY CHAIR
Omar RepentantOmar Repentant? Ho
has need to be not" because "he wrote bad
poetry, hut -because he put bad morals
into goodmagnificentpoetry.' The mor
als of his Rubaiyat have been censured
again and again, but it has remained* for
Richard Le Gallienne to put a stinging
censure into Rubaiyatesque verse, good
enough to merit a place in every future
edition of Omar's great work, and deserv
ing a place there as an antidote for the
Rubaiyat'* immorals. Mr. Le Gallienng's
poem appears in the November^ number
of The Cosmopolitan. It begins with the
critic of mature years and a youth in a
New York defR the youth with a copy
of Omar. Then comes this
Boy, do yon know that since the world began
No man hath writ a deadlier book for man?
You smileO yes, I knowhow old are you?
Twentywell, I Just measure twice your span.
The Grape' the Vine! O, what an evil wit
Have wor3s to gild the blackness of the
Said thus, how fair it soundsthe Vine! the
O, call it whisky, and be done with it.
"Your health"groat God! your health! and
straight you drink
Disease and Deathupon the cesspool's brink.
I cry "vour health"and with a laugh yoir
The poison that makeB soul and body stink.
Farther on follows a picture of the con
sequences of devotion to "the Grape! the
Vine'"whiskywhich, if word pictures
were always efficacious, would leave no
reader a devotee of the cup.
The magazine is one of numerous at
An Appeal In Behalf of Mrs. Florence
Maybrlck's Book."Mrs. Maybrlck's Own
Story Her Fifteen Years of English Pris
on Life will be issued in December by the
Funk & Wagnalls companv, New York.
Ever since hei arrival in America she has
been the guest of my family," writes
Emmett Densmo're, D., of Brooklyn.
"This I Bay only to justify my appeal.
The book has been wiitten wholly bv Mrs.
Maybrick, except the legal digest and
other matter in the appendix. It is liter
ally her own story, and it is pitifully pa
thetic. Mrs. Maybitck was sentenced to
be hanged a judge who, not long after
the trial, under the advice of his physi
cians, resigned his judgeship because of a
mental disease Three days before the
appointed day for execution, the sentence
Was commuted to imprisonment for life.
Thru the bias of a mentally unsound
judge this American woman was kept for
all these years in an English prison, in
spite of the urgent remonstrances of emi
nent Americans. There rould be scarcely
a greater miscarriage of justice than there
was in this case.
"In her book, Mrs. Mavbrick has
brought herself, at the urgency of her
friends, to tell her story in full. She
tells it now here for the first time, ask
ing for a vindication in the minds and
hearts of her countrymen.
"Mrs. Maybrick has been bereft of her
children, who were taken away from her
by the relatives of her husband, and now
finds herself bereft of all her propertv.
Yet she asks only that the public will
listen to her story and grant her the
justice of a thoro vindication. There is
more which I and other personal friends
of hers ask the public to remember: If
several hundred thousand American men
and women will buy this book, Mrs. May
brick will thereby receive a life-long com
petency Copies of it may now be or
dered in advance of publication thru any
bookseller, or direct from the publishers."
"Women In Fine Arts."Clara Ers
kine Clement's book under the foregoing
titie is one to attract artists and art
lovers generally. It covers the period
from the seventh century B.C. to the
twentieth century'AD., and includes half
tone reproductions of many of the works
of artists of whom sketches are glvpn. The
author has ^not limited herself to a, mere
statement Of biographical facts, but en
deavors very*successfully "to givA an idea
of the atmosphere which the artists
lived and worked and the influences
which affected the results of their labor."
There Is an illuminating introduction deal
ing with art since the renaissance. The
artists mentioned in the body of the book
are taken up in alphabetical order.
Houghton, Mifflin & Co Boston. N. Mc
Carthy, Minneapolis. S2 50 net.
A Sequel to "Jewel."Among tho
popular books of last season, Mrs. Clara
Louise Burnham's "Jewel" ranked high.
Altho dealing with the subject of Chris
tian Science, its appeal was wide. The
character of the little girl for whom the
story TVas named, Was lovable, full of
human sympathy and charm. Mrs. Burn
ham has now produced a sequel, Jewel's
Story Book, which is intended for young
er readers, but which is snre to interest
those who have read the first book.
Houghton, Mifflin & Co Boston. N Mc
Carthy Minneapolis. $1.50.
True Story of Adventure for Boys.
Such, we are assured, is The Three Pris
oners, by William Henry Shelton. The
prisoners were Sergeant Ned, Teddy
Guggan and Oldenham Grapes, the time
was during the civil war and the place
the mountains of Virginia.
A. S. Barnes & Co New York. $1.25.
Rambling Among the Planets.When
Frances Trego Montgomery's "Wonderful
Electric Elephant" came out last year,
it immediately became popular. She has
now issued a sequel entitled On a Lark
to the Planets. In it Harold and lone
in company with the Indian prince and
princess, four characters prominent in
the former book, take a ride in the
Electric Elephant, but this time instead
of walking, running or swimming, it
sails thru the air to the various planets
The book is illustrated by Winifred D.
Elrod, w'th Seven full-page colored plates.
The Saalfleld Publishing company, Akron,
Poetry In No Permanent Danger.The
poet laureate's cry of a growing distaste
for the higher forms of poetry has not
caused one lonely anxious thought in the
mind of The Uneasy Chair. The Chair
was even willing to aJmit that there was
truth in the laureate's cry, and yet could
stir up no anxiety. It knew that the dis
taste* if it existed, would some day dis
appear and good poetry would be found
safe enough Bliss Carman in the No
vember Critic points out that such a dis
taste might mean the degeneration of the
time or the degeneration of the poetry of
today. But he concludes*
No sane and thoughtful man can believe for
a moment that a great human trait like onr
need of religion has passed away, any more tha
he can statedly believe the"literal declarations
of the old orthodoxy, because we cannot
find new% form to5)Ur
Cuckoo, the hidden voice is near,
As if with sudden music spoke
The heart of that awakened oak.
*i Ouckoo. the sound is far and high',"
$ Like laughter falling from the sky
2' Like children calling to each other
3,% The heavens and the .earth replyf t^
Cuckoot,w cuckoo, and we are children, too.
So wherce the meadow4
thousand cups gold
*Jfe sSP I make a childish song for you,
Filled with a word that can never be old,
replace the old formulas we
incuts of faith and pletv. But even if this be
partly true, faith in ideals will return The
jMwe of goodness may seem to be overcome for
a time, but It must prevail anew as it prevailed
of old. After a season of Indifference, uncer
tainty and worldllness we shall take up the
light again against iniquity and dishonor and
coiraption and oppression, as we have done
so many times before in the long history of the
world, and re establish our broken Ideals with the
beautiful and the .good.
Poetry will return with religion.
How the Stage Can Help the Church.
Church people will be somewhat surprised
when they come upon the suggestion that
the stage can help the church The feel
ing has been for the most part that the
stage hinders the church, rather than
helps it. But if the stage can be made
to render assistance to the church, such
assistance surely should not be reiected.
Gertrude Andrews shows (or attempts to
show) one way the stage can help in The
Arena for November. Her Idea Is that
the clergy need to know more of life and
that they can learn what thev need to
know, in part at least, from the stage.
Among the things the writer thinks tho
clergy needs more of are sympathy and
a sense of humor.
With the Long Bow
i "The'children do so love baked squU rr a*nd buttel^
ITEMS FROM JAPAN
McCutcheon, in Chicago Tribune.
Over in Japan they call the war dis
patches from Chi-fuchefooleries Those
that come from Shanghai they call Shang
hai "bunders," meaning that the news is
created on the bund, or river front, of
The first new*? that reached Japan about
the sinking of the Russian battleship Pe
tropavlovsk came from America. Melville
E. Stone, manager of the Associated
Press, sent a dispatch to Mr. Egan, the
Associated Press chief at Tokio, asking
for information about the destruction of
the battleship. Mr. Egan took this query
to the imperial headquarters, whence it
furnished the Japanese government with
the first intimation that such a disaster
If you interview anybody in Japan he
will tell you that Japan is sure to win in
the present war. He will also give his
reasons for believing so That seems to
be an easy question to answer. But if
you want to ask a hard question just in
quire how peace will be brought about.
At this question they all throw up their
hands and say. "Ah, that's something no
one knows. That's going to be the stum
bling block. Ask us something easy
It doesn't seem so hard to understand
one side or the other being whipped, but
it's impossible to imagine either side ad
mitting that it is whipped and is ready to
The commandant of the navyyard in
Cavite employs about sixty Japanese in
the repair shops Most of these Japanese
are carpenters and receive wages averag
ing about $1 50 gold a day. Of this amount
each man sends 50 cents each day as his
offering to the Japanese government dur
ing the war. This is patriotism with a
If you want to be absolutely correct in
the pronunciation of certain Japanese
words and names, you may be interested
in following these instiuctions:
"Togo" is pronounced as if spelled "To-
ngo," with a strongly suggested "ng"
sound to the "g." If you speak to the
Japs about "Togo," they will listen po
litely but unintelligently. They may even
bow" profoundly, but they will not know
whom you are talking about. But just
say To-ngo, with a strong "ng" sound,
and their faces will lighten up and broad
smiles of pleasure will appear.
"NagasaRi" is pronounced Nangasaki,
and "Nogi* 'is No-ngl. Just try to pro
nounce "Nogi" without putting your
tongue against your palate and then you
We worked two days trying to say "gin
ko" in approved Japanese, and then we
found that a "g" in the front end of a
word was just plain "g," without any
trimmings. Glnko means "bank."
"Bye Nature's Walk*, Shoot Polly a* FOM.n
I looks like a practical vindication for the correspondent who was um-
brellaed early in the campaign. The state refused to stand for it.
IS! IS! IS]
The saloons were closed yesterday, but the man who pumps air into noth-
ing, adds a dash of ice cream and sells it for soda was interviewed by some
thirsty patriots with that gnawing lonesomeness of the breast and succeed ed
in making good in a most surprising manner.
ISI 3 S I i
The trouble was that the cork-legged men all stumped for Johnson.
ISI CS3 1SJ
Let a despised Chinaman violate the laws never so little and the world is
against him. Yet we saw a Fourth ward white man hitting the pipe yester-
day and not a word was said. used a poker and was knocking th,e soot
out of the kitchen stovepipe.
[E! I S IS1
Didn't you sort of think that it would be this way all the timef
S I E E
Dr. Wiley, of the department of agriculture, says that the bulk of
American whisky has prune juice as its base and a prominent whisky manu-
facturer acknowledges that this is true. "Prune juice," he says, "imparts
to whisky an immediate mellowness which is only otherwise obtained by age.
I is absolutely pure. A baby could drink it. Ninety-nine out of every hun-
dred rectifiers in the United States use it. I not only tones and giv es flavor,
but makes the whisky drinkable which otherwise would be coarse, rank and
rough.'' When a man acts as tho, to se a popul ar expression, he we re full
of prunes, it may be that he has attained to this exalted condition by second-
ary means and not at the boarding house. A to the baby drinking it, well
baby sometimes acts a little rough.
I S S I S I
The Goosebone Man of Maryland who raises a particular variety of se-
lected goose to furnish the proper bone to size up the comi ng winter, has de-
cided that the winter of 1S94-5 is going to be a very cold and vicious one.
On the other hand a Missouri authority, the Marsha ll Index editor, foresees
a nice, clear, warm, open winte r. says that the doves are hatching out
a second brood. The robins are hatching out a third brood. The ba rn swal-
lows are building to hatch out a second brood. This is unusual. What does
it mean I those birds couloT not raise their young so that they would be
strong enough to fly south befo re cold weather they would not go on with
their housekeeping. I means a long, warm, dry spell and a late fall. The
weather department don't know it, but the birds know and they never go
S 3 E S I
The folks in the next house gave a little dinner the other day at which
the piece de resistance was turkey. The Daughter of the North who had a
turkey in eharge for the first time to defeather and otherwise to care for, not
being acquainted with the anatomy of the bird in question, shaved the"pope's
nose close off to the body. When the error was discovered she was sent to
sew it in place again because the turkey, without that portion of himself
that came last, presented the stunted and sawed-off appearance of a bicycle
without the handle-bar s. The fair-haired one in this labor made an error
and the turkey appeared on the table with his pope's nose on wrongside up,
giving the appearan ce of a bird that had started to turn a handspring and
had been caught and baked in the act.
You would be surprised at what a difference a little thing makessay
when a woman gets her hat on backwards or a man his vest.
S I S I S 3
The other day the folks on the old farm' sent Mr. Coaglin a half-dozen
of the finest squashes that ever passed the city limits. I a moment of gen-
erosity he took half a large squash aeross the street to is old neighbors, the
Rensells, who accepted it with great thankfulness.
The moment he was gone, the family look ed at one another. They had
just laid in a fine squash outfit from the grocer's emporium.
"Take it over to the Samuels'," suggested someone. N sooner said than
done, and the half squash was borne carefully, after nightfall, so the Coag-
li ns wouldn't see, to the next house. Mrs. Samuels was very glad to get it,
so she stated. I there was one thing necessa ry to fill the cup of'family hap-
piness to the brim it was a half squash
When the kind neighbor had go ne the Samuels looked at each other.
They were full of squa sh to the neck and had four in the shed.
"Take it over to Samsonby's," suggested Mrs. S. N sooner said than
done, and Mrs. Samsonby received the half squa sh with glances of admira*-
When the kind neighbor had gone, the Samsonbys look ed at each other.
"That makes the eighth squash in two weeks," said Mr. S. gloomily.
"Why dear, why not take it over to the Coaglins? They are awfully
nice neighbo rs to me and they will appreciate it.
The plan was carried out and the neighborhood looking in a horrified
way from behind its curtains, saw the Coaglin half squash being triump h-
antly returned to the Coaglins. I was a moment of trial for Mr. Coaglin, as
the family squa sh was placed in is hands with the hope expressed that he
would enjoy it baked, as it was a particularly fine vegetable.
"Much obliged," replied Mr. C. genially, "if there is anything we do
like it is squash. And it is so difficult to et them in the city. They are
usually so withered."
After Mr. S. retired to his home, Mr. Coaglin bore the squash with a
crestfallen air to the shed.
"My dear," he replied to is wife's questioning gaze, "we cast our half
sauash upon the waters and it has returned to us after many days."
1& a man listening to a Japanese band
during a big celebration were asked what
he considered to be the national air of
Japan, Ave to one he would say "Marching
Thru Georgia."^ "You hear it everywhere.
Every band gives "it a front seat in its' torpedo boat for
-A. J. R.
repertory, and no high-class, bona fide
demonstration is complete without it. In
a few years, I suppose, they will be pla's
ing "Marching Thru Mukden" or "March
ing Thru Fengwangcheng." but it will be
the same old tune with different words.
They tell some funny yarns about the
operation of wireless telegraphy in thp
present war. When Admiral Togo was
at his island shelter, some miles from
Port Arthur, he was the victim of what
might be called a "Russian" joke. Th
Russians knew that Togo's ships were
equipped with wireless apparatus, so the
Russian wireless station at Port Arthur
sent the following message- "Russia 3
fleet coming out and signed the name if
Rear Admiral Dewa Togo came rush
ing up, with his whole fleet, forced draft,
four boilers, four bells, lippitj sprit, anx
ious to get there in time to intercept the
Russians In the meantime the Russian
joker was leaning against a fortification,
laughing in his beard, and utterinft
strange sounds of mhth. Admiral Togo
did not consider it much of a joke at all.
according to Chi-fu rumors, and the same
afternoon blew the top off of a prominent
hill near the signal station.
When the Vladivostok fleet destroyed
the Kinshiu Maru in Gensan harbor, they
came nearly being caught by Mr Kami
mura and his fighting ships Fortunatelv
for the Russians, a heavy fog settled
down while they lay peacefullj oft the
town. The fog was so dense that you
couldn't tell whether ou cigar was light
ed or out Presently the Russian wheless
instruments began to dick," and the
words were Japanese That warned tho
Russians that Kamimura was somewhere
in the neighborhood, and ihey1
their mudhcoks, which is nautical for
"anchors," and disappeared in the neigh
boring gloom If the Japanese fleet had
not used their wireless at this time the
Russians would have had no warning of
Impending trouble, and might have got
ten into a fight.
A curious thing happened In Shanghai
when the Askold and Czarevitch came in.
A conference was held by the reprasenta*
tlves of the foreign powers to determine
what should be done about the vessels In
this conference the British, American and
Italian representatives took the Japanese
side of the discussion, while the German,
French and Austrian representatives sided
with the Russians. It was a deadlock,
sure enough, so finally in despair the
conference gave up and the matter was
referred back to the respective home gov
ernments for solution. I am told that this
was the first time Italy has revealed ita
THE GENTLE ART
Very properly the name of the Stand
ard Oil Attorney is Dodge.
A STILL MORE SERIOUS ERROR
New York Mail.
The "next thing In order for Russia'i
Baltic fleet will be to mistake a hostib