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THE JOURNAL 18 published every evening ex
ept Sunday, at 47-49 Fourth Street South. Jour
al Building, Minneapolis, Minn.
EAST SIDE OFFICE
CENTRAL AV AND SECOND ST.
TelephoneBoth lines, No. 9.
Mews Items, Social Items and Want Ads re
Wived before noon printed In same
Minneapolis as a Financial Center.
Any one who read the bank state
ments appearing in yesterday's Jour
nal must have been impressed by the
enormous gain in deposits, the increase
since June last amounting to $10,000,-
000. Even for the months of Septem
ber and October the increase was almost
7,000,000. It is the best showing ever
mad in the history of Minneapolis,
and something that will be commented
upon in financial circles the country
,over, to the increased advantage of the
Financial experts differ on many im
portant phases of the banking business,
but it is good authontv that says the
employment of money is prosperity, and
^the old idea that large bank deposits
necessarily indicate great prosperity
has been discarded. No very definite
Jetmelusions along this line can be
tdrawn, however, from the Minneapolis
gBtatement, for the leason that extraor
fdinary conditions now prevail in the
jtaorthwest. High-priced wheat has
^brought abundant money this way and
|there was certain to be an accumula
tion at some time, no matter how ac
ijjfcive the business and industrial lines,
land howe\ er good the legitimate de
inland for money. The statements are,
theiefore, of uncertain value to one
who would use them as a guide or in
idex to general conditions.
There is one feature, however, about
the statements that is of leading im
^poi lance and not subject to dispute or
tontvoveisvthe evidence of the in
creasing financial importance of Min
neapolis. The moneys due to state
"banks and bankers and other items of
a like nature show that the amount of
ontide money finding lodgment here is
growing steac'il There can be no
doubt that Minneapolis, already tho
iiu/incial center of the northwest, is
fjrov.mg in this respect, and that more
and more the country outside and trib
utary will turn this way for financial
bi eking and financial guidance.
St Ann's church In New York has en
gaged Mr Thomas Sharker, once a bold
jfsailor and more recently a somewhat bold
!prizenshter, to teach boxing in its gm
riaslum. Incidental^, Professor Shaikey
the church and the ring
closer together every
da We can form a shrewd guess as
jto which will suffer the more from any
assures us that
jaie being drawn
Two Unenforced Ordinances.
I There was a runaway on Nicollet ave
u Monday which smashed three or
our wagons and carriages and seriously
hreatened the lives of a dozen people.
Witnesses of the affair thought it re
arkable that no one was miured.
If this runaway menace to life and
|plert were not almost a daily occur
ence in the business center it might
$not "justify special attention, but the
wight of a team tearing madly down a
^business street, sometimes dragging a
iheavy wagon, big enough to smash every
jother vehicle with which it comes in
fcontact, and threatening the lives of
Iscores of people, is a scene by no means
funcommon. It is possible simply be
fcause the ordinances with reference to
|the care of horses on the streets are not
^properly enforced by the police depart
There are two ordinances bearing upon
he matter, which, if enforced, would
aterially diminish the number of run
ways and make it safe to drive on the
[streets of Minneapolis. One ordinance
makes it a misdemeanor to leave horses
nbitched anywhere on a public thoro
jfare. It would seem that a law com
pelling drivers to fasten their animals
iwhen thev leave them unattended on the
^street would hardly seem to be neces
sary, but a very brief investigation will
show that the law is violated persistent
ly and flagrantly.
Another ordinance which has been ig
nored by the pelice and drivers of horses,
prohibits the standing of horses on the
phblic thorofare for a longer time than
itwenty minutes. This measure was in
tended to break up the habit many
[people have acquired of "stabling"
!their horses on the street. It is cheaper
to leave a horse half a day on the
street than to take him to the stable
|but the streets of Minneapolis were not
intended for stabling purposes. This
custom adds to the filth which so rapid
ly accumulates where horses are in con
stant use, and gives the city the ap
Ipearance of a country town on market
A reasonable enforcement of this or
fdinance would not onlv add to the clean
liness of the streets, but contribute im
mensely to the safetv of driving thru
the business center. As it is now it is
Unsafe for any but an expert driver to
drive thru the busy streets of the city,
laltho they drive horses which are them
selves perfectly safe, as there is no tell
lag at what minute a runaway team
may dash into one's carriage and in
jure or destroy life and property.
A reasonable exercise of the police
i power in these particulars is demanded
by present conditions. The city attor-
the 0ray administration, and $! tw
made effective again if the authorities
are disposed to do so.
Bill Sewell, the president's old Maine
guide, wants the Aroostook customs col
lectorship. Bill might bo a very valuable
official. He could sit around the office,
expectorate and tell the natives ttow "ifle
an.' Teddy got that, two-ton bear.'*,
The President and Postmasters.
President Eoosevelt has shown onco
more his unwillingness to be bound by
tradition. In a published letter to
Congressman Gardner of Massachusetts
he outlines his policy toward congress
men and postoffices, and indicates that
the word of a senator or a congressman
will not always be law with him in
Mr. Gardner insisted on the appoint
ment of a political worker to the Hav
.erhill postoffiee. Secretary Moody, who
is a Haverhill man, recommended that
the present postmaster be reappointed,
and the president followed the advice
of the cabinet officer rather than the
member of congress. Mr. Gardner
sought to make it right with the people
of liis district by publishing his letter
to the president. The president was
then prevailed on to make public his
reply, which makes interesting reading.
The traditional idea that the post
offices are a congressman's perquisites
is entirely exploded by the president's
letter. He says he has usually taken
advantage of the local knowledge of
senators and representatives and has
followed their advice in making ap
pointments. He has paid especial def
erence to the wishes of senators, be
cause the senator's right to confirm or
reject names makes senators a part of
the appointing power. However, he
.has not even followed the wishes of
senators in every case, considering the
question of fitness or unfitness one to
be determined by himself. When it
comes to consulting the congressmen,
that practice has no foundation in the
law, but only in custom, because of
a congressman's local knowledge.
Where the president has personal
knowledge of the candidates he will
not hesitate to act independently of
It is hard to see how a common-sense
yiew of the proposition could reach any
other conclusion. The old custom has
led politicians to consider the post
offices as part of a congiessman's ma
chine. Some one has to decide between
applicants, and it is natural to leave
the decision to the man at Washing
ton best acquainted with the candidates.
This custom confers no vested right,
and the chief obiect to the government
and the public is the good of the ser
Precedent and custom aside, the pres
ident is the appointing power, and to
him we must look for the best results.
He is responsible for efficient public
service, and he alone must decide what
is best for the service
each congressman the satrap of his dis
trict, he could escape much annoyance,
but he could not justify himself in his
own conscience to the American people.
Everybody understands by this time
that Mr. Eoosevelt is really president.
Mr. Dunn remarks in effect:
who done this foul deed."
^[ne declares that these ordinances are in
ffull effect and enforceable. They were
Ji^irly Well enforced at one time during Mr. Dunn should have been grateful. Af-
High Speed Trains.
Speed tests of the new electric loco
motives built for the New York Central
at Schenectady have proved highly suc
cessful, and the engines of new design
promise to be of practical and economic
One of the new engines, pulling a
heavy train, has been matched against
the mail tram on the New York Cen
tral. With a standing start for the
electric train and a running start for
the mail train, the former overtook and
passed the latter in a four-mile stretch,
attaining seventy-five miles an hour,
with a possibility of ninety miles on
a longer course. It is understood that
the new locomotives are to be used on
the final thirty miles of the New York
Central, to do away with smoke in the
tunnels, but the success of the experi
ments may lead to a general adoption
of the new motive power. Preparations
are now being made for experiments
with freight trains bearing unusually
Electric locomotives economize weight
and add power and speed. Their adop
tion on long runs would cut off hours
of time. The new designs for motors
are said to furnish power at no more
cost than steam, everything considered.
The general public wants rapid tran
sit, and does not care how much it costs
the Tailroad companies, provided pas
senger rates are not raised. What the
public cares most about, however, is
safety. The general use of the deadly
third rail by surface railroads requires
the greatest precautions to be used. The
attainment of high speed means multi
plied fatalities in cases of collision, and
with an electric system must go an ab
solutely perfect block system or some
other device to insure the safety of
The appalling fatalities of the pres
ent year have created a feeling that
railroad operation in this country is
careless and imperfect. Before the rail
road companies increase the speed of
their trains they should apply some les
sons in the reduction of the accident
Governor Douglas of Massachusetts has
been explaining. He savs
In my campaign I wasted no time on
dead issues, I never once mentioned Gov
ernor Bates' or Mr Roosevelt's name I
n~ver mentioned Panama or the Philip
pines I talked about the thing close to
the people's heartsthe tribute they are
compelled to pay to trusts. They know
now that while wages have increased only
11 per cent, cost of living has increased
36 per cent.
As Mr. Douglas Is a large employer of
labor it would seem to be about time for
him to take the lead in closing up that
Mr. Dunn's valedictory statement, pub
lished today, is unfortunate in its tone,
like many of his utterances during the
campaign. His reference to Governor
Van Sant and Judge Collins is especially
ill advised Instead of leading the "trai
torous ingrates" of the republican party,
both men kept absolutely out of the cam
paign, showing a forbearance lor which
ter the abuse heaped on ithem both be
fore and after the convention, they would
ha\e been only human if they had shown
open resentment. They might with good
reason have led the opposition to Mr.
Dunn during the campaign, but they did
nSt Governor Van Sant jiid quite as
much for Mr. Dunn as Mr. Dunn did for
him two years ago, and the slten.de of
Judge Collins was the only conduct that
would comport with dignity and self-re
spect. Mr. Dunn had an opportunity to
strengthen himself in public esteem by
his statement. "Jeffersonian Principle*."
Tom Watson, recently the populist
candidate for the presidency, in an in
terview on Monday, disclosed his views
on the political situation from a post
election standpoint, in his usual pictur
He regards the democratic party as
dead 6r in a moribund condition, hav
ing, since 1892, "almost entirely boxed
the compass in political profession of
faith," and having been discredited
by the country because of its pitiful
instability. For this reason Mr. Wat
son steps within the glare Of the foot
lights and announces that he proposes
to use all his talents hereafter in the
work of reorganizing the democratic
party on "the lines of Jeffersoniatt
democracy," and to establish a "sy s
tematic propaganda of Jeffersonian
principles, in order that in 1908 there
shall be a party of genuine opposition
to the republican party and its present
It is noticeable that both Watson and
Bryan, in all their political exploita
tion, declare that their sole purpose is
to bring the country securely back to
the sway of Jeffersonian principles.
Eugene Debs, the leader of the social
democrats, is prudent enough to avoid
this hypocritical pleading for "Jeffer
sonian principles." He seems to be
better informed as to the nature of
those principles than his populistic con
Among the historic "Jeffersonian
principles" are the dependence of the
union upon the free will of each sov
ereign and independent state, the inter
pretation of this "principle" being
that a single state, if it sees fit, has
the constitutional right to hinder by
force the execution of a law of the
United States. Nullification was a
"Jeffersonian principle," which bore
evil fruit in his own time and plagued
the country, until it was killed by the
sword in 1864-65.
Another "Jeffersonian principle"
was to prevent the establishment of
a government which had power to en
force its own laws, so that early in the
career of the government the Jeffersoni
ans opposed the calling out of militia
to enforce the collection of the whis
"Jeffersonian principles," as illus
trated by Jefferson himself, deliberate
ly acteda beyond the constitution in an-
Again, Jeffersonian principles,''
as illustrated by Jefferson himself, ex
plicitly stood for the strict mainten
ance of the public credit and against
the illimitable issue of a worthless
Again, amorfg the Jeffersonian prin
ciples" was Jefferson's insistence upon
the passage of the embargo act, which
Judge Story declared to be a "measure
which went to the utmost limit of con
structive power under the constitution,
standing upon the extreme verge and,
in its very form and terms, an unlimited
prohibition or suspension of foreign
Examples of "Jeffersonian princi
ples" could be multiplied, hut Jeffer
son, while for a time he was afflicted
with a sharp attack of Eousseauism,
regained his senses, and could not be
tempted to indorse sueh socialistic
views as Watson, Bryan and Debs put
forth. Indeed, Debs is the only one
of the trio who perceives the incongrui
ty between his socialistic tenets and
Jefferson's views of governmental limi
The legislative delegation from Henne
pin is facing some difficult problems, both
in politics and legislation. The delega
tion is composed of able, intelligent men,
with the best of intentions. They may
not be entirely successful in everything
they undertake, but they should at least
be given a chance. The Tribune starts
out by condemning the delegation to ig
nominious failure, because the republiean
candidate for governor was defeated. The
esteemed Tribune is too much given to
forebodings. The senators and represen
tatives from Hennepin do not seem to
be borrowing trouble, and the first meet
ing of the delegation was entirely harmo
nious. It is too much to f-xpect twenty
three men to agree on all things, but
there *s no reason why they should not
accomplish some excellent things. Give
the poor legislator a chance.
The Houston (Tex.) Post thinks that
the election was a public calamity and
calls it "a conspiracy to defeat the popu
lar Will." The M'ssouri election has evi
dently "struck home."
Let us seewho was it said last spring
that "everybody was for Roosevelt and
nobody wanted him?" Who was that
J. Pierpont Morgan is to be decorated
by the king of Italy Some of his vic
tims hope the decoration is to be a black
It is about time for Colorado to call
off her civil wars and.go tQ digging. The
election is over.
Much obliged to the government for
keeping the storm center out of the Mis
Charles M. Schwab predicts a "revival
in business." In the lambs' wool indus
"Everything is so sudden in America*"
says Olive Fremstad. Olive is so foreign,
you know, she cannot become acous-
tomed to these American waysnot
since Minneapolis-ceased to toe" her home.
Dr. Gladden says Aches' last adminis
tration was an accideh%, and accidents,
you know, will happen in the best regu
lated families. It itf f|0 accident that
Minneapolis is going*'to change at the
nrdt of the year from the present to a
more desirable standard
rule. It took a lot of hardTwork to bring
Port Arthur shows signs of holding out
until the Baltic fleet is sunk.
HEWS OF THE BOOK W0KLB
THE UNEASY CHAIR
The Psychology of the Cowboy: a Study
of the Genus at First Hand.We have
had the cowboy pictured to us in books in
all his fantastic paiaphernalia, from som
brero to the bottoms of his high-heeled
boots we have seen him in action and
repose we have seen him as hero and
as villain but for the most part we have
had to make our own analysis of his men
tal make-up en masse. Stewart "Edward
White, however, has come to our aid with
light on the differences between cowboys
and other men.
folding Louisiana foreign
terriory, and excused the violation on
the ground that it was for "the good
of the country." Our modern demo
crats, ignoring this "Jeffersonian prin
ciple," have, since 1898, been damning
their government as infamous because it
was found necessary for the good of the
nation to do some more annexing of for-
In The Mountains he
If one thinks down doggedly to the last analy
sis, he will And th&t the basic reason for the
differences between a cowboy and other men
rests finally on an Individual liberty, a freedom
from restraint, either of society or convention,
i absolutely suffi
cient and that self bolse and that sufficiency he
takes pains to assure first of all. After their
assurance he is willing to enter into human re
lations. His attitude tow aid eveij thing in life
is not suspicious, but watchful He is "gath
ered together," his elbows at his side.
That much for the "basic reason Of
that Mr. White makes very interesting
applications. For example, the cowboy's
individual liberty shows itself in indepen
dence of expression. He finds his own
way of saying things, and there is no
possibility of misunderstanding him.
When one Of the species says to some
other person, "If your brains were all
made of dynamite, you Couldn't blow the
top of your head oft," no diagram is
needed to show what Mr. Cowbov thinks
of that person's mental abilities And
how admirably this fits as a description of
the arid countries of the southwest
Son. in this country there is more cows and
less butter, more rirers and less water, and
jou kin see laithei and bee lebs than in any
other country in the world
If you have ever been there you know
that the southwesterner told the truth
If Mr. White knows the cowboy, he
knows the tenderfoot as well, tho he
doesn't go in search of "basic reasons"
not in "The Mountains," at least. Per
haps such reasons are too obvious. How
ever, he has some very good things to
say about the tenderfoot, as he has
on all the subjects of which he
writes in the book"The Ridge Tiail,"
"On Horses," "How to Go About It,"
"The Coast Ranges," "The Inferno," "On
Camp Cookery," and all the rest that
follows in connection with a mountain
trip in the southwest
The book is finely illustrated. It is a
book in which tr ere is much of the
lure of the trail and the outdoor nte.
McClure, Phillips & Co, New Yoik N.
McCarthy, Minneapolis. $1 50 net
A MODERN ADVANTAGE.
One morning, when the sun shone bright
And all the earth was fair,
I met a little city child $
Whose rarings rent the air.
"I lucidly can penetrate
The Which," I heaid him sav
"The How is, wonderfully, come
To clear the limpid way.
"The sentence, rarely, rose and fell
Fiom ceiling to the floor
Her words were spotlessly arranged,
She gave me, strangely, more."
"What troubles yon, njr little man?"
I dared to ask him then
He fixed me with AJgJb^le stare,
And said, "Most clearly, when
"Tou see I'm occupied, It's rude
To question of i pirns
I'm going to the aSferb school -t
Of Mr. Henry Jfa^es."
By Charlotte Befiker,J tne^JReader Maga
Classic Myths In Art.Julia de WOlf
Addison has written "an account of
Greek myths as illustrated by great art-
ists," which has been issued in book
form under the title Classic Myths In Art.
The book is one of dual profit It in
creases one's knowledge both of art and
of mythology. The author's explanations
and criticisms are lucid and pertinent,
and, with the admirable illustrations
Which abound in the book, reproductions
of the paintings discussed, are given
point which makes them stick. Other
books by the same author are "Flore
stane, the Troubadour" and "The Art of
the Pitti Palace."
h. O. Page & Co Boston The Power*
Mercantile company, Minneapolis.
A Fairy Tale of Science.Fairy tales
of science are numerous, but few of them
are more interesting than that of the in
vention of wireless telegraphy. This is
told in The Story of Wireless Telegraphy
by A. T. Story. "Wireless telegraphy has
not been the result of one man's effort,
and there are things yet to be done be
fore the system will be a complete suc
cess. So the book is one for inventors
as well as for general readers.
D. AppletOn & Co New York |1 net.
No Lack of Books for the Young.In
this column, since thoughts again began
to turn to the fireside this fall, several
books for boys and girls from the' pub
lishing house of Little, Brown & Co. have
been mentioned, and the list has only
just been begun upon. That the boy and
girl readers of The Journal may not
run short of books (as if they would)
the remainder of the Little, Brown & Co.
juveniles received are mentioned here
"The Story of Rolf and the Viking
Bow" by Allen French, is a stirring story
of Iceland In its heroic age, the eleventh
century. It is a story of exciting inci
dents and adventures.
Mary P. Wells Smith in "The Boy Cap
tive of Old Deerfield" tells of a story re
lated to the attack on Deerfield by the
French. The author of "The Young
Puri-tans Series" needs no introduction
to boy and girl readers.
Girls will be interested in "Irma and
Nap," by Helen Leah Reed, a bright
How an alley cat's kitten gets into A.
little girl's Christmas stocking is hap
pily told in Caroline M. Fuller's "The
Alley Cat's Kitten."
Fanciful and humorous stories pleas
ingly told are found in Grace E. Ward's
"In the Miz." The book contains pic
tures in color and pen and ink drawings.
Boys who like outdoor life, and there
are few who do not, will find "The
White Crystals," by Howard R. Garis,
to their liking It is the story of a city
bOy in the country.
All of these books are illustrated.
Little, Brown &, Co., Boston.
If it is true that a revulsion Of feeling
against the Slaughter of birds and help
less animals has set in, it is a creditable
circumstance. The miserable thing about
this shooting is its cowardice. A man
hurts and kills a creature that never
harmed him and is taken at an ehtire dis
Chicago Tribune, i
Any city ordinance holds good until a
friend of some alderman happens to feel
like violating it. -L
In His Formal Editorial Admission of
Defeat, He Represents Himself as the
Virtuous Victim of "The Most Out
rageously Unfair and Unjust War
fare "Collins and Van Sant At
tacked. B. C. Dunn, defeated republican can
didate for governor, has made his prom
ised public statement,, appearing in the
columns of his paper, the Princeton
"Union, today. The statement has the
expected tone of bitterness toward his
opponents, and the only surprise is the
direct attack on Governor Van Sant
and Judge L: W. Collins. Mr. Dunn
charges them with having led the
"treacherous ingrates" of the repub
lican party who opposed him. His
statement in full is as follows:
To My Friends: Election is over and I
have gone down to defeat. I made the
best fight I could under the most adverse
circumstances and against tremendous
odds. Never before in the history of the
state was such an outrageously unfair
and unjust warfare waged against any
candidate for office as was waged against
mefrom start to finish it was a cam
paign of villification and misrepresenta
tion on the part of my opponents. Per
sonally, I conducted a clean, manly fight,
spoke no word in public or private de
rogatory of the character of my opponent
or any member of his family, and havd
no regrets on that score.
If the traitorous ingrates of my own
party, who, under the leadership Of S
R. Van Sant and L. W. Collins, so bru
tally and so unjustly assailed my public
and private character, can derive any
comfort or consolation from my defeat,
they are welcome to it. Perhaps a ma
jority of the people can be fooled all the
time, but I doubt it.
To the gallant friends who stood by me
so loyally and so devotedly, from the in
nermost recesses of my heart of heart's,'
I return my sincere thanks. Especially
do I wish to express my gratitude to the
thousands of thinking and intelligent
democrats who honored me with their
suffrages. My chief regret is that I am
not in a position to reward the devotion
of my friends
I leave it to the people of this common
wealth to discover in the course of time
the true causes which brought about the
election of a democratic governor.
I accept the Verdict of the peple, no
matter what may be my opinion as to
how that verdict was obtained.
R. C. Dunn.
LIVING HIGH IN ALASKA
THAT IS, THE COST OP IT IS
JAMES WHITE TEIiS OP PROG-
RESS OF THE COUNTRY.
PRICES OF STAPLES AT
Lumber, rough, $?5 a 1,000 feet.
Lumber dressed, $100 a 1,000 feet.
Flour, $10 a 100 lbs.
Bread, 25c a loaf
Sugar, $18 a 100 lbs.
Butter, $1 a lb.
Moose Meat, 60c a lb
Beef and mutton, 60c to $1 25 a lb.
James White of Fairbanks, Alaska,
who for nineteen years has made his
home that land of gold, is spending
a few days in Minneapolis registered
at the Hotel Hyser, on his way to St.
Louis to visit the esposition.
Mr. White is among the lucky pros
pectors who has "struck it rich," and,
addition to valuable holdings in the
new Fairbanks district, has interests
in other parts of Alaska.
I spent my first winter in Alaska at
Juneau," said Mr. White this morning,
and later was among the first to enter
the 'Forty-Mile' country. In the fall
of 1896, I made a 300-mile trip over the
ice with dog teams, from Circle City to
Dawson. In 1899, I went to Nome. A.
year ago last spring, I was one of the
first to go to Fairbanks. Fairbanks is
a 150-mile trip over the mountains
from Circle City. In the year Fair
banks has existed, it has grown from
nothing to a city of 7,000. And altho
a distant point and hundreds of miles
from railroad connection, it is supplied
with modern electric lights, and water
works, and contains many four and five
story buildings. People are pouring
irito the place. With the breaking of
spring, the tide of new comers will vast
ly increase. All this is due to the new
rich gold strikes that vicinity."
AT THE THEATERS
Frank Daniels, the amusing comic
opera comedian, will appear at the Met
ropolitan tonight in "The Office Boy," a
two-act musical comedy, by Harry B.
Smith and Ludwig Englander.
One of the handsomest scenic produc
tions of the season is "The Eternal City,"
Hall Caine's greatest play, in Which Ed
ward Morgan is starring There are
eight scenes, each historically correct.
be presented for the first time the Me
ropolitan Thanksgiving matinee.
The Dillon brothers, whose original
songs and old methods give the audiences
each afternoon and evening at the Or
pheum theater great joy, are among those
few vaudeville professionals whose ready
wit and happy originality permit of their
annual return to the Orpheum circuit,
always with "something new."
The next attraction at the Bijou will be
the dashing young romantic star, Ralph
Stuart, in his successful comedy "By
Right of Sword."
An illusion of thrilling interest In
"Hearts Adrift," now at the Bijou, is in
the third act when an airship is shown
flying at great speed,'' the effect of height
and flight being realized by a moving
panorama of sky, with the earth far be
The farcical musical novelty "The Bil- that people would not climb it and
llonaire," in which Thomas Seabrooke,
the noted comedian, plays John Doe, will abottt 12 o'clock, and there was not a
h* nrpaAntAti for
Sardou's "Theodora," in a lavish pro
duction with which Florence Stone and the
Ferris company are entertaining thou
sands at the Lyceum this week, is a
wonderful picture of royal oriental life in
the sixth century. Next week Dick Fer
ris and Miss Stone will appear in "The
linzo, the Jap, is making a hit at the
Unique this week. Manager Gallagher is
now in the east engaging a line of special
FIRST TRAIN DEC. 1
Work Rushed on La Crosse & South
Special to The Journal.
La Crosse, Wis., Nov. 17.The first
train of cars will be run over the La
Crosse & Southeastern tracks between
Tiroqua and Stoddard by Dec. 1. A
large force of men is at work on the
new railroad, and it is expected the
grading will be done in about a week.
Men are now laying steel. A contract
has been let to build five stations along
the line, at Viroqua, Chaseburg, Coon
Valley, Westby and Stoddard. Trams
will be run thru to La Crosse early
GOOD TIMES EXPECTED
With the Long Bdwf
Great Northern Official Found the East
F. I. Whitney, general passenger agent
of the Great Northern, on his return
from New York says the east is very
optimistic, and that after the election
practically every one he met seemed to
feel that so overwhelming an indorse
ment ot the president would stimulate
business, and that four years of un
precedented prosperity would be experi
enced. He said:
I was in New York when the presi
dent was elected and the town went
wild. I was in the Hoffman house, the
headquarters of the democratic commit
tee, about 4 o'clock and it was so
crowded that I could hardly fight my
way thru. The desk was roped off so
HIS LITTLE JOKE
Philadelphia Press ^S
JokeleyOf course, you're interested in
the cat show that, is to be held next
Blmer (the poet)I? Why should I be
JokeleyWhv, it's gotten up expressly
for people who cultivate the mews. _^,s
counter I was thern again
soul about. They had heard the news."
J. J. Mahoney, general manager of the Port
Smith & Western road, formerly a Minnesotan,
is dead at Fort Smith, his home.
Nelson Fleming, soliciting freight agent of
-"JBye Nature's Walks, Shoot Potty as It Pots."
f'* If gambling continues under Mayor Jones we shall expect it to be so rj
spectable that the roulette wheels will have tidies on them. i
& CIS] 3E S3
A well known water color artist has recently been painting the pumping
A Mendon, Mich., young fellow dislocated his arm hugging his best
irl a bad break just at that time.
The infernal scoundrels, boys doubtless, who in South Dakota shifted
the tailor's sign, ""A Perfect Fit Guaranteed to the front of the "Horn*
for Epileptics,'' are going to get into trouble when found.
CS) Q3 E 3
Delaware is going to have another long drawn out senatorial war, with
Addicks in the forefront. The socialist party ought to pay Addicks hand*
somely for keeping himself prominent.
England needs soldiers so badly that inferior teeth will no longer be ac-
cepted as an excuse. Recruits with bad teeth will be taken, fitted with arti-
ficial, foundry-made teeth and sent to the front. When these artificial teeth
bite on some of the petrified leather the government serves for beef, they
will give away all along the line.
re^i r5^i esq
TWO MORE EXTENSIONS
NORTH-WESTERN BRANCHING OUT
I N MICHIGAN PENINSULAMAK-
ING FOR HE COPPER COUNTRY.
One of the most interesting electrical devices now in use at the Unique
theater was installed last Sabbath for Dr. Morrill's services. I is know a
as the Electric Pastoral Sermon Animator, and is an invention made by Dr.
Morrill himself after six months of profound thought along electrical lines,
or should we say, wires? It is generally noticed that after a man preached
year in and year out to the same congregation, takes up the same collection,
hears the same Holy City sung and sees the congregations file out in the same
social way. that he drops into a rut, as it were, in his preaching and the ten-
dency to prosiness becomes marked. To obviate this, Dr. Morrill has invent-
ed his Pastoral Sermon Animator.
The doctor borrowed the idea, we regret to say, from the sporting world.
noted in reading the sporting page of the daily press that a certain
jockey carried a little electric battery with which he spurred his lagging
charger when nearing the judges' stand.
With this fact as a hint, Mr. Morrill had a good stout battery made and
connected the wires to himself just back of the cuffs. As he reached the
peroration of his sermon last Sunday and noticed a slight tendency to drow-
siness in the audience he reached behind the sacred desk and closed the cir-
cuit The effect was electrical. The doctor closed with a burst of eloquence
that made the chandeliers rattle. From the philosophies of the ancients
the doctor took a profound thought, from the gardens of poesy he culled a
flower, from the armaments of logic he grasped a sword and on the anvil
of thought with the hammer of truth he forged a thunderbolt of eloquence
and hurled it directly at the heads of the startled sinners in the congregation.
Before the astonished audience could collect itself the boxes were being
passed and the piano was tinkling the offertory. A. J. R.
Special to The Journal.
Crystal Falls, Mich., Nov. 17.The
Chicago & North-Western railroad has
determined to build two more exten
sions into the upper peninsula of Michi
gan. As required by law, papers desig
nating the location of the branches have
been filed with the secretary of state
One branch will be built from a point
on the main line of the road near Mer
cer, Wis., and will extend northeast to
the boundary line. The other will be
built from a point Forest county,
Wis., to the Wisconsin-Michigan bound
ary at Saunders.
The first branch will be twenty-five
miles long in Wisconsin, and tlie second
thirty miles. The length of the lines
in the upper peninsula is unknown, as
Michigan papers have not been filed.
The extension to Saunders is, however,
popularly supposed to be headed for the
copper country, and has been surveyed
the Bock Island at St. Paul, has gone into busi
ness with the Jones & Fleming company, stock
commission merchants, Seattle
E Cardie, chief clerk to the assistant gen
eral freight agent, has been appointed contract
ing freight agent for the Soo line at St Paul,
to succeed A. L. Preston, assigned to Win
The story of a general electrification of fha
Lackawanna road is found to have sprung from
the establishment of an electric block system
for which a large generating plant is being
built at Blmlra.
The Today club will meet tomorrow eyening
with Mr and Mrs. H. B. Willis. 3035 Grai
atenue S. The program Is as foUows New
Orleans, General Features," Mrs. A. Dick-
erEon, "The Creole," Mrs. W. Cntten:
reading selections from one of the southern
authors, Mrs M. D. Crawford "The Advocate
C. W. Briggs.
SEND-OFF FOR THE TEAM
Rooters Will Give Big Demonstration
The union station will be the scene
of a monster gathering of university
rooters this evening. The students
will march from the university campus
headed by the university band, and
cheer the football team on its departure
Tomorrow night a majority of the
rooters will follow the team, but to
night will be the last chance to see the
team before its appearance on Marshall
field, Saturday, and the farewell will
be very demonstrative.
"FROLIC" COMMITTEES NAMED
Junior Class Event Will Be Held in
President Christianson of the lunior
class has announced ten committees for
the junior "Frolic," the .rumor clasa
event of the year, and preparations will
begin at once for the party, which is
scheduled for December.
The pan-Hellenic ball will be given in
January and there will be no conflict
between the two parties, as the ''Frol-
ic" is limited to nuniors.
Going Home for Thanksgiving.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of
next week will be holidays at the uni
versity, and there will be an exodus of
students to their homes for Thanksgiv
Girls to Dance Alone.
A "Sunlight Dance" will be given
in the armory Saturday afternoon bv
the Woman's league. The affair will
be strictly limited to girls.
St. Louis Rates Cut in Two!
Only $10.00 for round trip to the
World's Fair, Nov. 14 to 26, good re
turning to Dec. 1. Call at Minneipolis
& St. Louis railroad ticket office, 424
Nicollet iv, for tickets or berths. Two
fine trains a day.
Rock Island System
Playing Cards, best in the market.
Two packs' for twenty-five cents. Call
or address A. L. Steece, City Pass.
Agent, 322 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis,
Minn. $10.00. St. Louis and Return. $10.00.
From Nov. 14 until Nov. 26 the Rock
Island system will sell tickets to St.
Louis and return, first class, for $10.00,
good until Dec. 1. A. L. Steece, City
Passenger Agent, 322 Nicollet av, Min
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