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A Brilliant Correspondent.
Hudson (Wis.) Star Times.
The Minneapolis Journal scored a
distinct triumph by sending its man
aging edito r, W Chamberlain, to,
countries. Mr. Chamberlain has sent
Jhome special cablegrams and letters
Ifchat pla ce him as a correspondent on
the same plane as Walter Wellman,
James Creelman and W E Curtis. I
is interesting to compare Mr. Cham
berlain's Norway letters with those of
Mr. Curtis written for the Chicago Re c
ord-Herald some years ago, and it is
"but just to say that the letters of the
Minneapolis writer are ar superior in
accuracy of information and fully as
graphic and interesting.
Merely a Suggestion.
The Upper Mississippi Eiver Improve
ment associati on will hold its next meet
ing about the 10th of October. This
association is interested in the wholr
reiver, from St. Louis to its source, and
is particularly interested in the plan
to create a six-foot channel. The agi
tation originating in Duluth for the de
struction of the reservoirs of the upper
Mississippi has 'attracted the attention
of a number of members of this associa
tion, and it h*s come to The Jour-
_^P a 1 straight enough to talk about that
the influence of that association will be
thrown stronglv in favor of the main
tenance of the reservoirs.
I is a stiong association. A large
a umber of members of congress along
Uie river will be influenced by the ac
tion of this association. And not only
jvill the association seek to influence
action of its own representatives,
nit it will be able thru them to enlist
he support of all members of congress
nterested in river and harbor improve
nent thruout the country, and we feel
mite sure that "*\e are not overstating
he facts when we sav that if the people
-*n Duluth who are responsible for the
ssaults made upon the reservoirs see
it to persist in their hostility, they are
ikely to destroy a great deal of inter
st which might otherwise be created in
ongress in support of the improvement
maintenance of the Duluth harbor.
__ The suggestion is made to our Duluth
riends for what it is worth. I seems
us something worth thinking about,
specially in view of the fact that the
ostili ty emanating from Duluth toward
he reservoirs has no other basis or rea-
-n for its existence, so far as we can
iscover, except the desire upon the
Norway and Sweden for the purpose mountainous debts of Prance and Eus-
of getting the exact facts as to the sia bear pathetic testimony to the ab-
political situation in those northern.
of a few Duluth people to profit
traffic in lands affected by the reser
oir overflow. I hardly seems to us
lat the press or the congressional rep
tentative from Duluth have thought
lis thing out to its logical conclusion.
Henry Hartley of New York decided
-lat life was one long gloom without a
jupon or interest day in it, and so he
voided to quit. went down to the
Dck and jumped into the bay, but the
Lit water got into his throat and made
cough. This annoyed him so much
lat he forgot all about his intention to
ticide, and yelled like a whitehead to
taken out of the water. Now Henry
is a new grievance against New York
does not even furnish a weary citizen
(th up-to-date means of suicide.
McCleary's Style of Humor.
Mr. McCleary of Minnesota landed
-Dm a steamer' yesterday full of fight
ailiSfc reciprocity, revision or dual
riff. reached Washington in a
od state of preservation and was able
.tell the reporters that there would
no changes in the present tariff.
Mr. McCleary is evidently prepared!
be the "standpat" candidate for the
"urmanship of the appropriations com-1
go to Wasngton
Esee that their schedules aro made
high erfbugh and with a margin of
The selfishness of the reciprocity or
maximum and minimum tariff move
ment is that it see ks to correct some of
the gross inequalities of our syste m.
The selfishness of Mr. McCleary 'and
those who put him up to such talk is
that having obtained all they can rea
sonably expect from a tariff and more
than they are entitled to, thev will not
let go of one dollar of their advantage.
Speaking of selfishness, Mr. McCleary
seems to have imbibed some humorous
views on the subject while abroad.
A Kansas newspaper man was Invited
by some young ladies to drink lemonade
with them on condition that he would say
something nice about them in his paper.
drank the lemonade, went back to the
office and wrote about the ladles: "They
are all nice and sweet as they can be, and
our only wonder is that they have been
allowed to remain single so longand
some of them oh, so long." Now he
walks on the other side of the street and
dodges brothers of the young women.
The Peace of the World.
.Now that the R.usso*Japanese war is
over, the powers will, perhaps, turn their
attention toward measures for the pre
vention of another such catastrophe.
The so-called great nations have learned
that even a small war, like that of ihe
Boers against England, can put them to
infinite expense. To fight a war far
removed from the national base is,
with the expensive weapons now in
vogue, almo st impossible, as the world
has learned from Russia's failure to
make the least impression upon Japan.
Such a lesson and the further knowl
edge that war does nothing for nations
nowadays but enslave them to tl*e
money power make for peace. he
lute folly of war as a method of set
tling international difficulties. The
debt of France today is nearlv $8,000,-
000,000. That of Russia is even larger.
The interest bill of these countries is
a continuing drain upon their resources.
Another great war would spell for
eith er Russ ia or France nothing but
rum and repudiation.
The prevention of war thus becomes
an active question for all countries,
since their finances are so interwoven
that the downfall of one thru war em
Two methods are open to the world
to prevent war. The one is an alliance
of the great powers pledging them
selves to peaceful settlementsth oth
er, an agreement upon international ar
bitration open to all nations. A start
has been made in the latter direction
by the establishment of The Hague
court. Nations are still slow to submit
their grievances to it, but the tenacity
with which it holds on to life is an
evidence that the nations feel that
they may want to use it and are, there
fore loth to see it go out of existence.
The other plan is an alliance of the
strongest nations for mutual defense.
The difficulty with this is that the
strongest nations today may not be the
strongest tomorrow. France was an
immensely strong nation apparently un
til the Franco-Prussian war exposed
the hollowness of er pretensions to
supremacy in European politics. The
mere shadow of Russia falling across
the path of European diplomacy two
years ago was sufficient to cause a
tremor of apprehension to travel thru
the chancelleries. Both France and
Russia, by war, have been set down to
secondary plac es in the world's pano
rama of politics. I may be so with
Germany or Great Britain tomorrow if
they shall be tempted into battle with
some other power.
There is but one element of real sta
bility in the scheme of an alliance,
and that is the gathering into one com
pact the principal sea-going nations.
Sea power has been demonstrated in
the piesent war to be the key to suc
cess, and sea power is a gradual crea
tion. I is expensive. None but the
richest nations can afford great navies,
since the building of ships is merely
the initi al expense. The equipment,
the coaling and the manning of tre
mendous battleships is a perpetual prob
lem of finance. This element makes
it rather ceitain that the nations which
have the supremacy upon the sea today
can hold it for some time to come. A
the present time three of these nations
Great Britain, the United States and
Japanare accoid on the main ques
tion which now disturbs the dreams of
prime ministers. They are in favor
of the open door in the orient. Theie
is no combination of nations which
would hazard an attack upon this prin
ciple so long as three nations were in
accord upon it. I would be wiped off
the sea and left helpless, no matter
what its combined strength on land,
because without navies it could not
bring armies into action. The policing
of the sea by the industrial nations is
a guarantee of the peace of the world.
So ar as the United States is con
cerned, it would perhaps never enter
int a, formal allian ce with a European
power but our influence for peace is
greater without an alliance, as has been
demonstrated at Portsmouth and at
x. iii- nities for young men in this state. Quite
,tee, for he coupled is aggressive I aw* o. vu
-i.1 correct. In some counties there are 30
against revision with some vague
leralities on how to handle the de
by reducing expens es and by get
after people who import stuff un
scarcely seems statesmanlike for
McCleary to imagine that he can
h"a revolution backward with a
om. There is a real demand for a
isioh of the tariff. This Mr. Mc
ary will very likely recognize befo re
has been home very iong.
'he "p^epple who are demanding reci
_cifcy, says Mr. McClearv, .ire selfish,
nitt^d that they are not so altruistic
those noble souls who having a high
ff do not wish-to part with it, does
McCleary expect to brush asi de a
rement of this kind by reflecting on
motives of its friends? Every tariff
an element of selfishness in it.
never" a? tarif is made tho shei who
The governor says there are opportu-
per cent more young women than young
men." But the governor is married.
Equitable Money Comes Back.
There is some virtue in a big public
bluff after all. Since the Equitable
matter began io be exposed and the
crooked work of the directo rs was com
mented on freely in the newspapers,
there has been a tendency* to run to
cover. The great men Who constitute
the board have shown some little re
gard for their reputation. They are get
ting together in lawoffices and employ
ing counsel to fix up plausible explana
tions and carry the* swag back to the
Equitable office. The mysterious loan
of $685,000 has come b^ck. The De
pew Improvement company loan, prin
cipal and interest, amounting to nearly
Eas come back. Here is a
clear gain to the Equitable policy hold
ers of a million dollarsentirely the
result of public execration of the men
who have been doi ng the dirty work
in the board of trustees.
How many more millions did the
Equitable lose which will never come
backf How many more millions did
it lose which might be recovered in
who le or in part if certain persons
were prosecuted vigorously and hon
If you are not too busy this morning,
send T. Lawson a rtiflcd check for
$10,000 to aid him in his latest move on
The Rich Man.
Illustrations of the passing of the old
standards of wealth, and the raising of
the gauge by which fortunes are esti
mated, is found in the report of the es
tate of the late Solomon Loeb, the New
York banker. Over the country as a
whole the name of Mr. Loeb was little
known, altho the banking firm in which
he was interested had a wide reputation.
Few, however, knew the individual, and
even in New York he was little known
outside a narrow circle of Hebrew finan
ciers. is found to have left a for
tune of $10,416,810. A short item giv
ing a list of his various holdin gs of se
curities and realty appears in the New
York papers, with a note to the effect
that he owned pictures and other works
of art valued at.$106,000, and that the
inheritance tax accruing to the state of
New .York will be about $85,000. The
time is long past when a fortune of $10,-
000,000 is worth extended comment.
Only a few days a go Tacob Greene,
head of an insurance company and
prominent in New England affairs for
many years, died and left a paltry $50,-
000. This was a great surprise, for it
had generally been supposed that his
estate was a large one. This sho ws
the tendency to overestimate the wealth
of a man who is in the public eye. Of
ten it happens that men supposed to be
worth millions turn out not to have been
even half so rich when their estates
come up for probate.
Again, there are the quiet men, who
cut little figure in public affairs, but are
found every day engaged in their busi
ness duties and in a quiet way wielding
commercial power. Thomas Ryan of
New York, who bought the Equitable
stock, was a man of this tvpe. When
the announcement of what he had done
first ran thru the country, everyone
asked everyone else who the man was.
Yet for years he had been a power in
eastern finances, always sitting in the
I the average Minneapolitan were
asked today to name the riche st three
men here, it is entirely improbable that
he would get it right. There are ^at
least two, of whom the average citizen
might not think at all, in running over
the list of prominent names, whose es
tates, neverthelesss, if wound up, would
put them verv close to the top, if not
first and second, on the list of wealthy
Governor Cummins opines that Lafe
Young is a good enough authority for
him on what Shaw said, and the emba r
rassing thing Is that Shaw is not in a
position to deny the integrity of Young's
report. It must be a verbal and formal
denial Shaw is making-, since it is well
known in other speeches which were
fully reported he assailed reciprocity bit
terly His only idea as regards Germany
was to raise the duties on German im
ports above the present schedules and
give Germany the limit while other na
tions got the "benefit" of the Dingley
tariff as it stands.
The St. Paul Dispatch prints a putative
Christiania letter in" which oblection is
made to Prince Carl of Sweden as a
candidate for the Norwegian throne, on
the ground that he i childless and that
the lack of an heir would make trouble
at the time of his d^ath. On the first
prints a portrait of Prince Carl, with his
two pretty little children.
An Oklahoma girl W'IO advertised for a
husband got one at an expense of $11.
Within a year he died leaving her a
$10,000 insurance policy With the capi
tal in hand she should be able to spread
out her advertising so as to catch seven
husbands next year.
A Milwaukee gambling institution has
relieved a leading citizen of the care and
responsibility for $41,000 in cash. But the
leading citizen does not realize what a
favor the poolroom has done him and is
trying to get the filthy stuff back.
Twenty thousand more fictitious voters
have been discovered in Philadelphia.
One fraudulent vote in Ave is the record
now. Theie is talk of Tammany appoint
ing a special committee to visit Philadel
phia to study the methods in vogue there.
Isn't McCleary jibbing to catch Joe Can
non when he declares himself against re
vision, reciprocity and everything else
that will knock one glint off the tariff's
The St Peter Herald and the Martin
County Sentinel have been repudiated by
their owners and are at liberty to say
anything they please. This is the true
liberty of the press.
Brer Shea, home from his trium ph in
the convention of teamsters, will be tried
in Chicago on the conspiracy charges
against him. Shea is apprehensive that
they "will get" him.
The Depew Improvement company has
paid its debt, principal and interest, to the
Equitable. et the honorable movement
go forward. Where are Hyde, Alexan
der et al., with their little contributions?
The United States loses $25,000,000 an
nually by forest fires, and yet every
camper thinks he has a license to build
a fire on the ground and kick the coals
into the woods when he is done with it.
Engineer Wallace, who quit the Pan
ama $20,000 job, is going to get that
$60,000 situation. That is about the dif
ference between a job and a situation.
Dr. Salmon's "skirts were cleared" by
such a narrow margin that he will prob
ably take the hint and we ar trousers
Russia pays_ trjbu,te to Japan, but- not
page of the same i sue the Dispatch interesting things in the September At
lantic is Lafcadio Hearn's discussions of
the profound questions that confront
every thoughtful mind. discusses
Herbert Spencer's "last essay," among
other things saying this:
But for me the supieme value of this last
essuy is made by the fact that in its pathetic
statement of uncertainties and probabilities one
can discern something vei-y much resembling a
declaration of faith. Tho assured that we have
yet no foundation for any belief in the peisist
ence of consciousness after the death of the
brain, we are bidden .to remember that the ulti
mate nature of consciousness remains Inscrutable.
Tho cannot surmise the relation of con
sciousness to the unseen, we are reminded that
it must be considered as a manifestation of
the infinite energy, -and that its elements, if
dissociated by death, T\ 111 return to the time
less and measureless source of life.
Further he suggests the fear that "even
today the sudden discoveiy of truths n
supported by human experience, the sud
den revelation of facts opposed to ex
isting convictions, mig ht evoke some
frantic revival of superstitious ter
rorssome religious panic fury that
would stiangle science, and replunge the
world in mental darkness for a thousand
Friday Evening, THE MlttNEAPCmr^JDURNAL. September 1, 1905..
THE LURE OF FICTION LARGE IN
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY'S FALL
LIST OF BOOKS.Added to the books
from its presses this summer the list of
fiction from the Macmillan company for
fall reading is large and inviting. July 10
the company sent out "Memoirs of ah
American Citizen," by Robert Herrick, au
thor of "The Common Lot." A little earlier
it published "At the Sign of the Fox," by
the author of "The Garden of the Com
muter's Wife," and a little later "The
Fool Errant," by Maurice Hewlett. Three
items of importance these, and destined,
of course, to circulate this fall, getting
under way, while there are coming from
the printshops and binderies "Coniston,"
by Winston Churchill, in which the author
breaks away from American history
"Fair Margaret," by Marion Crawford
"Heart's Desire," by Emers on Hough
"Heimweh and Other Stories," by John
Luther Long, author of "Madame But
terfly" "Yolanda,"' by Charles Major, au
thor of "When Knighthood Was in
Flower" "Helianthus," by Ouida, "Knock
at a "Venture," by Eden Phillpotts, "Lady
Baltimore," by Owen Wister "The Fa ir
Maid of Graystones," by Beulah Marie
Dix. And that is not all on the company's
fiction list alone.
When one goes into the Macmillan
company's list of books other than fiction
it is like shooting out into space not be
cause he is going into emptiness, but be
cause he finds there is so much to it.
Here is only a part of what the company
promises to bring out between September
and Christmas, which, it will be seen in
cludes a book by a former Minneapolitan
,W. S. Harwood.
William Garrott Brown's "Life of Oliver
Ellsworth Mrs. Russell Bamngton's lemi
niscences of the late G. F. Watts, Vol. lv. of
Herbert Paul's "History of Modern England,"
the "Memoir of Aichbishop Temple:" "Andrew
Marvell," by Augustine Birrell, in the English
Men of Letters Seiies, Dr. Emil Reich's "Gen
eral History," "Vikings of the Pacific," oy
Agnes C. Laut "Napoleon and His Times," the
new volume in the Cambridge Modern History
the "Recollections" of William O'Brien, the
lively and original M. P. for Cork, "Pre-Raph-
aelltism and the Pie-Raphaelite Biotherhood,"
by W. Holman-Hunt, "Venice," by P. Marion
Crawford, Illustrated by Joseph Pennell, the
new and enlarged edition of Mrs. Roger A.
Prvor's "Reminiscences of Peace and War,"
"The Blackmore Country," by J. Snell, "A
Wanderer in Holland by E Lucas "India,"
bv Flora Annie Steel, Illustrated in colors by
Mortimer Menpes. a lichly illustrated edition
of "The Garden That I Love," b\ Alfred Ans
tin "The History of American Painting," by
Samuel Isham, vol ii of the enlarged edition
of Sir George Grove's "Dictionary of Music and
Musicians," "A Self-Supporting Home," by
Kate V. Saint Maur "The Far East and the
Great War," by B. L. Putnam Weale, "In the
Heart of the Canadian Rockies," by James Out
ram "New Creations in Plant Life," an ac
count of Luther Burbank's life and work, bv
W. S. Harwood, "Peisla, Past and Piesent,"
by A V. Williams Jackson "Sporting
Sketches," by Edwvn Sandys, Limited Large
Paper Edition of the works of Maurice Hew
lett, an entirely new edition of "The Works
of Benjamin Franklin," containing verv much
new material "Neio" bv Stephen Phillips
"Success Thru Self Help," by Newell Dwight
Hillis: "Jesus Christ and the Christian Char
acter," by Trancis Gieenwood Peabod^ and a
"History of Education," by Professor Paul
THE ROMANCE OF THE NAVEL
ORANGE.The story that Frank Lewis
Nason, a native of Wisconsin, and a
civil engineer, tells in The Vision of
Elijah Berl, contains some of the facts,
so the publisher informs us, of the origin
of the navel orange The "Vision" is de
sciibed by one of the other characters in
the book thus:
Oh, he dreamed a dreamwas five /ears at
It. He di earned qf oranges, big fellows without
seeds, of mountains with too much water and
of deseits without enough. Then he dreamed
of bunching the three together for their mutual
'Iri the bringing of the three together
other people were involved and the invo
lution makes a story of more th/.n usual
interest, the center of which is a crime
by Berl, the dreamer and realizer of his
own dreams, and the mental processes by
which he quiets his Puritan conscience
when the temptation assails him.
Mr. Nason in this story has shown him
self an engineerwith a very keen liter
ary sense. Not 'only has he worked out
his story carefullyalmost mathemat
icallyforgetting in placesbut heo ahumord,
tol it well,
a dash a sea-
altogether too often overlooked by
the aveia ge compounder of fiction.
Little, Brown S Co., BoBton.
Ultimate Questions a Posthumous Pa
pe by Lafcadlo Hearn.-One of the most
Webster a Scientific Farmer.Webster
was a scientific farmer, he believed thor
oly in the value of blooded stock, savs
Oliver Bronson Capen in Country Life In
America for September. At Marshfleld
he had a herd of sixty or eighty head of
cattle composed entirely of thorobred ani
malsof Alderneys, Ayrshires and Dev
ons. had several yoke of Devon oxen
which were' his particular pride. Be
sides, there were blooded sheep and
swine. All In all, Webster was consid
ered by his neighbors the best farmer of
the county. was, moreover, a friend
generous and considerate. There used to
be a saying down Plymouth way that a
stranger could always tell when Webst er
was at home by the cheerful looks of the
people for ten miles around.
Girls to the Rescue in Athletics.Cas
par Whitney in the September Outing
Miss Mav Sutton is redeeming athletic Amer
ica abroad. Her triumphant course thru the
woman's lawn tennis Dnglish championship tour
nament has shown England the most skilled and
hardest play a woman ever exhibited. Com
pare the steadiness and stamina of Miss Sutton
with the Instability of Larned, Wright and
Ward on English courts. It looks as tho there
is something in the oft-repeated statement that
the yonng women of the present generation are
physically superior to the young men of the
And so there is liope for America after all.
The Reader's Question Box.
W T.The Booklover of San Fran
cisco was merged into the Booklovers
Magazine of Philadelphia about June, 1902.
The Booklovfers Magazine has since been
taken over by JD. Appjetoh & Co., of New
York, and bears the name Appleton's
Booklovers Magazine. The number of is
sues of the Booklover can he determined
by noting the volume and number of some
issue and counting back to vol. I., No. 1
arid forward to/4:^ date of the merger
with the Bookfover's Magazine. W
should think th% issues "of the Booklover
series mig ht some day be of more than
subscription value, owing to the high gen-
eral quality of the magazine, tho we know
of no issues that are now rated at a pre-
Minneapolis theater-goers will have but
three more opportunities to see Eleanor
Robson in "Merely Mary Ann" at the
Mail orders continue to pour in for the
"BenHur" engagement at the Metropolitan
next week. That the play still holds a
strong place in the affections of local play
goers was attested by the large advance
Byron Ongley's comedy playlet, "Just
Dorothy" as interpreted by Mills Kent,
the well-known "legitimate" actor at the
Orpheum this week, is receiving the ap
plause of all.
"All things have become new" at the
Lyceum, which will be opened as an up
to-date vaudeville house next Monday
night. Mayor Jones will make a brief
speech of welcome. The vaudeville per
formances are to run every afternoon and
evening. "2utka," the sensational Euro
pean mystery, and seven other merito
rious acts are 'in the bill.
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK
To the Editor of The Journal.
In your editorial on the above subject,
Aug. 26, are some very just remarks.
Churches ought conscientiously to avoid
debt as much as possible. And I think, as
a rule, this is the aiman the aim just
as much in the "orthodox church," per
haps, as among Christian Scientists,
whom you commend on this point. One
thing should be notedwhatever be the
"Scientist scheme," their practice is not
so well known as among the orthodox
churches. Rev. H. D. Jenkins, D.D., writ
ing in the Herald and Presbyter of Cin
cinnati last week, says of Christian
Scientists. "Their society is a close cor
poration," and those managing its af
fairs ry to "keep the cost of these
things"their church buildings"a pro
found secret. The society never passes
the hat, and never makes a report. I is
given out that money flows like water.
But personally I happen to know from
the bank that there is a bonded debt of
$125,000 upon one of these $200,000 marble
structures just approaching completion."
Now, if this is true in this case, in how
many others may there be the same con
May I also put in a mild caveat to your
statement that subscriptions "from mem
bers and friends, under stress of gre at ex
citement," being "subject to more than
ordinary discount"? Maybe, sometimes,
but not always. In a ministry of forty
seven years I have not found it so.
Another thing, veT many church debts
are entailed, not by the "praying" part of
the church, b\it by some business man,
not a member of the church, but a sup
porter, who, perhaps, was on the board
of trustees, and had more ambition for a
fine building than for the spiritual welfare
of the church and the community.
was really interested from his standpoint,
was a pusher, maybe he had money, and
so o\ erruled others and got the church
in debt. But even he may not have done
it intentionally. It is very hard to regu
late all these things, and to draw the
line just at the right place-
J. S. Boyd.
Greenleaf, Minn., Aug. 29.
Why Three Were Only "Yes" Ballots.
To the Editor of The Journal.
Your representative at Stockholm
mak es a statement in The Journal
for last evening, saying that there were
not a ny "no ballots" to be had at the
voting places at the last plebecite in Nor
way the man voting "no" being obliged
to write his own ballot, and that he was
This is a mistake, I think. A I under
stand it the state does not furnish ballots,
only the envelope to each voter. The
printing of ballots was attended to by
political clubs and societies, and where
there is no organized opposition there will
not, as a matter of course, be found any
printed ballots representing the opposi
I hope I may some day have the pleas
ure of adding to the catalog of the public
library the name of your brilliant corre
spondent, Mr Chamberlain, and his book
"Impressions from the Land of Leif."
John D. Rockefellerwealthiest man
in the world.
Stephen A. Dillion journeym an
plumber, whose wages average $21 a
This is the manner in which fortune
hlas dealt wi th the two men who, at
tired in blue jeans, worked side by side
in the oil refineries of Cleveland about
thirty-five years ago.
"Yes, I remember John D. when he
used to work in the oil refinery," de
clared Mr. Dillion, who is now business
agent for the ^Detroit Plumbers' union.
"He was a hard worker and it was his
good head that brought him up to what
he is today. I think all these slurs that
are cast on him are a great injustice to
him. earned his money just as legiti
mately as you and I do. is very
kind to his employees. When a man in
the employ of the Standard Oil company
reaches a certain ase he is retired on a
pension. You will find very few corpo
rations that are doing anything like
With the other employees of the oil
company, Mr. Dillion declares, the bald
headed monopolist used to wash his
overalls in the troughs of gasolene which
stood in one of the cooling rooms.
While John D. Rockefeller -was laying
plans to amass a gre at fortune by cor
nering the oil product of the United
States, Stephen A. Dillion was sparring
for honors in the arena of organized la
bor. Today he stands as one of the fore
most men in the union circles of Detroit,
and says that he is just as contented
with his small Income as John D. Rocke
feller can be with his great fortune.
BEST OF ALL PLAYS
I do not care for problem plays give me the kind
In which the girl is just as pure as are the
flowers in May
The play in which in time of need the hero's
right on deck.
And where the schemin' villain gets it always in
I love to hear the girl refuse the villain's gold
And say that rags are royal duds when worn for
I love to see her bean decline to heed the rich
And swat the villain with a club athwart his
O not for me the Gallic farce, the Ibsen fol
Where man is but a Jackanapes and woman is a
I'll take the sturdy plot in which the villain
tries to wreck
The hero's life and in the end just gets it in
Willie had a savings bank
'Twas made of painted tin.
He passed it 'round among the boys,
Who put their pennies In.
Then Willie wrecked that bank and bought
Sweetmeats and chewing gum,
And to the other envious lads
He never offered some. i
"What shall we do?" MB mother said 4%
"It is a Sad mischance.'* J^fe&fc^jy
f^ His father said: "We'll cultivate W^mM
^tj His gift for high finance."
f!M Washington Star*
COOPERS AND BOXMAKERS BE-
GINNING O LOOK ABOUND.
Forest Service of the Government Mak-
ing Investigations that Are Likely to
Prove of Practical Value to the Coop-
erage IndustryVehicle Makers In-
terested in the Matter.
By W. W. Jerman e.
Washington, Sept. 1.According to
the twelfth census the annual value of
staves, hoops and heads made by the
coopers is over $20,000,000. I is esti
mated that more than 300,000 barrels,
keg s, tubs and similar articles are man
ufactured daily in the United States.
Until a very recent date the woods
chiefly used for cooperage were the
slow-growing hardwoods, such as oak,
elm, maple, ash, beech and birch, but
within the last few years Cottonwood,
poplar, and latterly" gum, have been
substituted, owing to the diminishing
Two factors have contributed to
bring about this conditionfirst, the
increase in the cooperage manufacture,
which has developed enormously in the
past quarter centuryand second, the
extremely wasteful methods employed
in cutting, which have left the fores ts
in a deplorable condition.
The forest service in taking up this
question aims to make its investigations
of practical value to the cooperage in
dustry and its operator s.
Packing Boxes and Baskets.
The amount of wood annually con
sumed in the United States for pack
ing boxes and baskets cannot be given
in exact figures but it is much greater
than is generally realized. The state
of Michigan alone has forty-eight box
making establishments, with an annual
product valued at $2,272,621. Other
states have a yet larger output.
The study made by the forest service
will include the questions of supply
and demand as regards woods now
used, the introduction of other woods,
Vehicle Makers Interested.
Manufacturers of vehicles and im
plements are finding that the supply
of woods used in their industries is be
coming more and more difficult to ob
tain. Extensive tests will be made on
the various woods, to find suitable sub
GRAND RAPIDS PEOPLE TAKE UP
LANDS ON RIVES.
The Belief I that a Grand Rapids
Pirm I Preparing to Establish a New
Electric Transmission Plant for the
City of Manistee.
Special to The .Journal.
Marquette, Mich., Sept. 1.Fifteen
entries on lands contiguous to the
Manistee river, in Manistee county,
Michigan, have been filed by Grand
Rapids parties. The lands were en
tered under the provisio ns of the stone
and timber act and are located in a
solid block. Their selection points to
important water-power developments.
The lands in question are high and
rolling and are traveresed the entire
distance by the Manistee river, which
forms into rapids for a distance of
nearly a mile thru high cliffs on both
sides of the stream. I is understood
that the rapids will be harnessed and
a company formed to build an electric
transmission plant, utilizing the water
power. Nearly all the parties filing
on the lands are members and em
ployees of the firm of Wheeler
& Co. of Grand Rapids, which firm
is said to be interested in a project
to build a plant large enough to sup
ply the city of Manistee with electric
UNCLE SAM TO THE BAD
Government Deficit for August Was
Washington, Sept. 1.The feature of
the monthly report of the government's
receip ts and expenditures for August is
the exceptional increase shown in cus
toms receipts, the excess over August,
1904, being $3,763,608. The receip ts
from internal revenue sources show in
crease of $779,791.
The total receipts for the month are
$47,490,432 and the expenditures $52,-
150,493, which leav es a deficit for the
month of $4,660,061.
Last month the deficit was $13,855,-
663, and for August, 1904, the deficit
The receipts from the several sources
of revenue are given as follows:
Customs, $26,181,281 internal reve
nue, $19,556,476 miscellaneous, $1,752,-
GLEE OF BRYAN
Watches Republican Reform Efforts
Special to The Journal.
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 1.The Com
moner says: The tariff revision con
vention recently held in Chicago was
very significant. I was attended, al
most entirely by republicans. The* im
portance of the gathering is to be
found in the fact that the delegates are
willing to admit the imperfections of
the Dingley law and recogni ze the
necessity for reciproc al trade. The
standpatters seem to assume -that we
can sell to everyone and buy of no one.
Absurd as this doctrine is it has manv
supporters. With Cummins leading a
tariff revision fight, a Follette leading
an antirailroad fight and Rosewater
leading a fight for popular election of
senators, the next republican national
convention promis es to be almost as in
teresting as a democratic convention.
"You swim admirably, Miss High
mu s. I is a rare accomplishment.
Everybody ought to know how to do
I don't like that idea, Mr. The
vanion. I would vulgarize it so."
Detroit Free Press.
FlusterIs Blank off in his headt
Bustei*Don 't know but the last
time I saw him he seemed more as if
he was off in his feet.
"Skinny says he had a rattlin' good
time at de newsies' picnic.
"Yep, he win all a money in de
bunch shootin' craps."
JUST WHOOPED I UP.
Now that Secretary Taft has watched
the geisha gir ls danc e, there is no longer
any doubt that he had a high old time
OSCAR IS A MOST
Continued from First Page.
King Oscar's Toast.
officials and the diplomatic corps. The
costumes of the ladies and the brilliant
uniforms of the men gathered about
the board, made of it a striking assem
blage. The king was fairly beaminjr
with pleasure over the success of the $
festivities arranged to welcome the
young pair home, and the evident sin
cerity with which the populace has
.joined in the merrymaking. Following
is a translation of his toast:
The stream of life flows on rapidly and
uninterruptedly. On its waves the life of
man is restlessly borne along from
the cradle to the grave. But duri ng his
journey he is faithfully accompanied by
the winged genius of remembrance, who,
interpreting the divine intentions of Provi
dence, ought to arouse his gratitude for it
innumerable, blessings. And before him
there shines from on high the star of hope
with her richest radiance, comforting and
strengthening his courage during tho
afflictions and sorrows of existence.
At this moment I quite naturally come
to think of the truth of what I have Just
spoken. A quarter of a century Will
soon have elapsed since in this place I
gave the bride of my eldest son, Crown
Princess "Victoria, a welcome. And today,
in the late autumn of my age, the hap
piness has been granted me of greeting
my eldest grandson, Gustavus Adolphus,
and his sweet bride, Margaret.
They found each other in the far south.
On the shores of the Nile their troth was
pledged. And to their own happiness now,
that of the whole Swedish nation freely
and unanimously joins itself. Good and
faithful is this noble people happy he
who knows how to win their hearts. This
is what I, above all, wish you both to bear
always in mind, that your coming da ys
shall be prosperous and crowned wi th
The clear starlight of hope will the more
and more be changed into the sunshine of
reality. The recollections of these days, as
well as of all the expectations that your
union has aroused in Gustavus Adolphus'
native country and in Margaret's new
country, will then to both of you form a
subject of inexhaustible joy. The voice
that now bids you welcome on behalf of
himself, of his family, of Sweden and it3
people, shall certainly grow silent soon
but as long as it can still ring, it shall
not cease invoking God's richest blessing,
on your future fates in life.
And may I now call on you, all that are
present here, before you drink the cup
of welcome, to greet the newly-married
pair with the quadruple cheer, that forms
our Swedish watchword.
Prince Gustavus Adolphus and Princess
Margaret, the duke and duchess of
Skaane, long may they live!
Students Make the Welkin Ring.
New York Son Special Service.
Victoria, Sept. 1.The great
est surprise has been created here in
military and naval circles over the
actions of Germans from the cruiser
Falke. A few days ago they were dis
covered inspecting the guns in some of
Equimalt 's fortifications.
While thus employed a sentry sur
prised them and unceremoniously or
dered them to leave.
The guns at Duntz Head were simi
larly visited, and the motive of the
Germans is seriously questioned. The
acti on has called forth expressions of
MONEY IN CIRCULATION
Monthly Statement Made by the Con-t
Washington, Sept. 1.The monthly
circulation statement shows that Aug.
31 the total circulation of national
bank notes was $512,220,36f, an in
crease for the year of $59,703,594. Th
circulation based on United States
bonds amounted to $478,786,165. an in-i
crea se for the year of $61,405,865.
The circulation secured by lawful
money aggregated $33,434,202, a de
crease for the year of $1,702,271.
The amount of bonds on deposit to
secure circulating notes was $482,198,-
090, and to secure public deposits $67,-
BOYCOTT IS LESSENED.
Shanghai. Sept. 1.The larse demand
for goods for Niu-Chuang. combined
with the excellent effect of the imperial
decree received he/e today have greatly
softened the boycott. The emperor in the
decree refers to the Ions friendship be
tween China and America, also to Amer
ica's amicable negotiations of a new
treaty and advises all Chinese to refrain
from boycotting American goods while the
discussion of the treaty is proceeding.
HOO HOO FOUNDER WEDDED.
Chicago. Aug. 31.Boiling Arthur John
son and Mrs. Rose Shumate Bogart were,
united In marriage at 8.30 o'clock last
evening at 855 Forty-ninth street, which,
will be their home. The wedding was-,
private. As founder of the order of Ho of
Hoo Mr. Johnson is well known.
NOT MUCH ELSE.
Philadelphia Press. i
Cubleyes the Answers toY Corre
spondents" edit or is on is vacation
and I holding down is desk. i.
DeRiterHuh! Much you know
about that! jiCx*
Cubley-Why, that job's a cinch in -f-^
the summer. All you've got to do it to P^-t^.
tell girls how to remove tan ifd-A V*
THE REAL, HEROIC GOODS. -rf
BAD STOR TELLER.
BillsSmith doesn't have much.luik,jfY"
at fishing, does he!
Wilh?No he stutters.
While the dinner was in progress, a
large number of students from the
university at Upsalathe oldest uni
versity in Scandinaviagathered n
derneath the walls of the palace and
sang as only Swedish students can. All
the college songs and patriotic airs.as
well as the old folk songs, the singing
of which will bring chee rs and tears
from any audience of Swedes, poured,
out tunefully from the young throata
in full-lunged chorus. A great crowd*
gathered under this inspiration and
cheered the king and the bridal couple.
The night was as light as day and the
myriads of needless electric lights cast
their reflections over the water. I
was a never-to-be-forgotten scene, in
which the populace of Stockholm as
well as the crowds of out-of-town vis
ito rs participated. A last the en-
1&iusiasm-reaehed such a pitch that the*
king appeared at one of the windows!
of the palace and made his ackndwH
edgments. The young Gustaf, tall and
handsome, also appeared and waved to
the people which he one day will role.
King Oscar seems to find much con
solation for the refractoriness of hia
erstwhile Norwegian subiects in the en
thusiastic loyalty and love of the
Swedes. The demonstration I have de
scribed was balm to his soul and he
made no secret of his feelings.
ON ENGLISH FORTS
"What kind of time did 3'ou hare
A high time, of course."
Cleveland Plain Deale r.