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What Other People Think
A PROTEST AGAINST REVIVAL
SERVICES IN SALOONS.
A Church Member" Says the Method
of Religious Campaigning Is Incon-
sistentComment on The Journal's
Story on the Off-Stage Life of Peo
ple of the Stage.
To (ho Editor of The Journali
You invite people to write what they
think about things in your paper, and
I want to take advantage of your offer
by making a few observations on hap
penings in the city these days. Every
one should feel satisfaction that the
people of Minneapolis are making good
resolutions and amending their ways.
Such resolutions always do some good,
whether they are made at the annual
period of New Year or are the result
of earnest work by evangelists and
our own ministers. But there are those
among us who cannot really understand
the real good to be accomplished by
lady evangelists preaching the sa
loons. Even the strongest supporters
of these places would blush to think
of their own women friends entering
them, for the walls of some of them
are veritable galleries of pictured and
modeled impurity, and it does seem as
if God's work is belittled by being
conducted amid such surroundings. There
is not even the extenuating circum
stance of want of room elsewhere. Even
street preaching is far more desirable
than this spectacular soul-saving in sa
loons. Let us help Dr. Chapman and,
his colleagues all we can, but let us be
at least consistent in well-doing.
A Church Member.
Minneapolis, Nov. 11.
SOCIALISM AND THE SALOON*
Dr. Dight Says the Former
Abolish the Latter.
To the Editor of The Journal.
While I am in full accord with Bev.
Dr. Guild in his denunciation of the
saloon as it appeared in The r
a 1 of Nov. 6, 1 regretted to hear him,
on last Sunday nignt, allude to social
ism, as he has done on other occasions,
as an evil to be avoided, a specter
that stalks the land."
Socialism is not anarchy it is as
different from it as is light from dark
ness or good from evil. The Encyclo
pedia Bntannica says: "The ethics of
socialism are closely akin to the ethics
of Christianity, if not identical with
them." Professor It. P. Ely says: "It
is simply applied Christianitythe
jolden rule applied to everyday life
Peabody, professor of Christian
Harvard universitty, says:
"Jesus was a socialist." Emile de
Laveleye says: "Every Christian who
understands and earnestly accepts the
teachings of his Master is at heart a
socialist." Dr. Lyman Abbott says:
"The tendency of the times is towards
socialism nothing can prevent it, noth
ing should prevent it." Father William
Barry says: "Let no man fear the name
of socialism the movement of the
working class for justice by any other
name iwould be as terrible." Eev.
Father McGrady says: "Und er social
ism, religion will conquer the globe,
education will expand and science will
the its glittering dazzle
"Socialism requires that the process
of production and distribution should
be regulated not by competition with
self-interest for its moving principle,
but by society as a whole, for the good
of society."Dictionary of Political
A theory of society that advocates
AT PRICKLY PEAR
Frasee Pioneer Tells of Minne
fiotans' Early Days in Wilds
Special to The Journal.
Frazee, Minn., Nov. 11."While on
my way froni French town to Fort Ben
ton, Oct. 18, 1862, a few miles before
I reached the Divid e, I -was told that
a party of emigrants from Minnesota
had located at Prickly Pear valley. The
second permanent settlement in Mon
tana, east of the Rocky mountains, was
made on the south branch of the Prick
ly Pear creek, which is now Montana
City. A number of Minnesotans were
in this camp."
This and the following interesting
story of early Montana was given to
Th'eJoui n'a 1 correspondent by A. H.
Wilcox, cashier of the First National
bank, Frazee, who has had some of the
most exciting and varied experiences
possible to a western pioneer, as sur
veyor, explorer, logger, botanist, home
steader, miner and hunter, in the west
"'Crossing the Divide a few miles
south of the Mullen pass, then over the
head of Ten Mile creek, I descended
to the broad valley of the Pricklv Pear
and discovered the trail of the Minne
sotans. The trail crossed the now city
of Helena, and on Sept. 19, 1862, I
reached the camp in the afternoon.
Everything looked homelike and cheer
ful and I remember the following per
sons from Minnesota being there:
David E. Folsom, H. C. Harrison, Wil
liam Tabor,- John Marsden, Albert En
gell, Clark, the gunsmith J. M. Castner
and wife, George Cobb, Sr. George
Cobb, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Dalton, Matilda
Dalton, Allen Dalton, Dock Dalton,
William Mitchell, William Kinney, Pat
rick Dougherty, Joseph Brown, Richard
Brown, Mrs. Catherine Durgin and son,
John Dutch Henry, Enos Doney, Alonzo
Gillam, James Nolan, wife and two chil
dren, Messrs. Arnell, Hall, Dobbin and
iVancourt and James Stamps.
Whole Camp Excited.
"In a cabin, King and Gillett had a
gmall store which was run by the Jim
Gourley party. The whole camp was
in a state of extreme excitement be
cause of the Indians.
"Not long afteT, George Detwilder
and Charles Corey arrived, coming up
the Missouri river on the Shreveport,
and immediately following, came the
notable Gold Tom. On the 21st of Octo
ber we moved some hay and
our blankets spread on the ground1,
miles from Helena. Next morning,
four inches of snow was on our beds
and the snow was steadily falling.
"Gold had been discovered, and the
Jim Gourley party was the lucky dis
coverer. Two sets of sluice-boxes were
running that autumn. Dutch Henry
and others were at work on the upper
end of the flat above the camp, and
were taking out $1 to $2 a day. They
lived in a cabin adjacent to their work,
near the Northern Pacific bridge, above
the section house. Both -parties aban
doned the mines in winter.
"In November, a Blackfoot Indian
endeavored to steal a horse belonging to
a more precise, orderly and harmonious
arrangement of the social relations of
mankind than that which has hitherto
Socialism, however, is not a religious
but strictly an economic question if
established it would certainly abolish
the saloon evils which we, with Dr.
Guild, deplore. C. P. Dight, M.D.
Minneapolis, Nov. 8, 1905.
WATCH THE LOOPHOLES
"Prohibition States" Have Proved
How the Law Can Be Subverted.
To the Editor of The Journal:
So much has been said and written
on the Sunday closing ordinance that
one fears any further comment being
tautological. But it is perhaps rele
vant to the subject to ask whither is
this ordinance leading usf If it be a
good thing to close the saloons on Sun
days, then it should be a virtue to ex
tend the restriction to use a pardonable
anomaly, to prohibit altogether^ for if
it be to the benefit of the citizen to
abstain one day in seven, then why not
on the other six also?
Prohibition as we know it in this
country is little more than a farce.
The neighboring states can provide us
with a rich fund of instances of laws
subverted, and jurisdiction corrupted,
all under the cloak of prohibition. In
North Dakota, for instance, there are
many towns where one can obtain all
the intoxicants desired, by first paying
largess to a local physician to obtain a
farcical prescription. Elbert Hubbard,
of Philistine fame, tells his hearers in
a recent lecture that tho East Aurora is
a prohibition community, "these little
matters can generally be arranged."
In the interest of the public, there
fore, if we are to have a continued
"dry Sunday," let the restriction be
complete and effective and let there
'be no side-door issues nor window
shade closures. Let us have fair play
all around and let the mayor and coun
cil have the advantage of a complete
and valuable test of Jthe Sunday clos
ing regime, with no half measures, and
no loopholes. Citizen
Minneapolis Nov. 11, 1905.
ACTORS OFF THE STAGE.
One Who Knows Saya They Are Real
To the Editor of The Journal:
The article in last Sunday's Jour
nal on the doings of stage people doubt
less was read with great interest by
professionals themselves as well as by
those of us who are but lookers-on. I
am not an actress myself, but during
the past few years it has been my lot
to come in almost daily contact with
players on and off the stage, and the
last sentence in your article is true,
every word of it. My own observa
tion has taught me that, far from be
ing a class of hardly human people,
stage folk are very much like other
people. The trouble is that the foolish
public can never discriminate between
the actress and the woman.
If the halo of romance that an ad
miring audience throws about the act
ress creates an impression of magnifi
cent indolence and champagne suppers,
the public is al*vae to blame, for if left
to themselves, the choice of nine out
of ten professionals would be a simple,
unaffected life when off the stage. I
am referring to real professionals and
not that element, too numerous, alas,
in all professions, that degrades its
Surely there is nothing unnatural
a woman accustomed to jnay parts that
have no real existence finding the full
est enjoyment in the simple life.
Minneapolis, Nov. 8.
To fhe Editor of The Journal:
I heartily thank you for the noble
stand you are taking for the enforce
ment of the Sunday closing of the al
ways ruin-working saloon.
A. H. Mendeking.
Owatonna, Minn., Nov. 10.
A. H. WTLOOX,
Of Frazee, Who Passed Thru Many Ex
citing Experiences in the
claims and voted: James Gourly, Jesse
Gf. Crooks, James Marsden, Albert Bn
srell, John Brown, James Lyons, John
Peterson, William P. Graves, H. C.
Godwin and A. H. Wilcox.
"David E. Folsom arrived from Vir-
inia City on the 2d day of/ Octo
to tell UB it was election day. He
came 100 miles. We organized our
p.ecinct and voted that evening for
members of the legislature and dele
gates to congress to represent the ter-
John Kastner. I met the thief a mile
south of the camp that morning. He
was walking and I was on horseback.
As I turned a clump of trees, he saw
me and immediately cocked his rifle,
ran to the willows to shoot, but I spurred
my horse and escaped. At the camp he
had already mounted Kastner's horse
when discovered. Bill Mitchell and
Charles Corey both fired at him and he
gave a yell, jumped from the horse and
started to run over the hills. With a
bullet hole thru his leg and buckshot
in his body he fell in a ravine in the
Prickly Pear valley. The trail was
stained with human blood. We learned
afterwards to our sorrow that he had
"The news of the wounded Indian
had reached the Blackfoot tribe, and at
Fort Benton there was alarm, but we
returned home in safety.
Camp Nearly Deserted.
"In November several of the Minne
sota party left for Bannock to investi
gate that vicinity, and about December
they returned to camp with such glow
ing reports that all but four left the
camp before Christmas. Jesse G.
Crooks, James Collins, James Stamps
and myself thus became proprietors of
Prickly Pear creek. OOT nearest neigh
bors were some sixty miles away.
"In January we had an opportunity
to send mail at $2 a letter to Walla
Walla postoffice, a distance of 500
miles. The carrier wore snowshoes, the
mountainsRockies and the Coeur
d'Aleneswere covered with snow from
five to twenty feet deep, and he had to
cross these. One small trading post, a
mission and two small settlements were
on the way. These were sixty to one
hundred and twenty,miles apart. In
spring, we had the joy of receiving our
return mail by another man named Fox.
A party of Blackf eet Indians raided our
camp and stole every horse we owned.
The Indian who had been shot the fall
before led the party.
First Election in Montana.
"Early in May, 1863, having been
.-joined by others, -we organiz ed the
Prickly Pear Mining district with James
Withrow, president, and Stewart Buch
anan, recorder. The following owned
Editorial Section, MINNEAPOLI^JOURNAL. Sunday, November127 1905.
ritory of Idaho, of which Montana wtm
a part. This was the first general elec
tion held east of the Eocky mountains
within the present limits of Montana.
Eighteen men voted. This election took
in every voter east of the mountains as
far as Sun river and from the Three
Forks of the Missouri north to the
British line, except David Morgan and
his hired- man, who had located on a
ranch on the Little Prickly Pear, thirty
miles away, a few months before.
Best Quality Silks.
PROTECT YOURSELF in regard to quality and price by
buying Silks at the Glass Block. Our recognized qualities
of leadership,pur originality and individuality are so empha-
sized and self-evident as to be apparent to all.
PRICES ARE COMMENSURATE WITH QUALITY
Do not hesitate at the difference of a few cents, but while
you are getting, get the best. You will never regret having
paid us a fair price for a good article.
WORTHY OF SPECIAL MENTION is our elaborate show-
ing of evening silks in exclusive designs. All the latest color-
ings, including lavender, gray, delft, etc. Very popular and
satisfactory. Priced at $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50.
THE BEAUTIFUL and serviceable Chiffon and Paon Vel-
vets, of which we are showing a complete stock in all the
new fall shades of plum, garnet, greens, etc., have proven
worthy of the utmost confidence and have aided very mate-
rially to increase our business this season.
THE INDIVIDUALITY OF OUR PLAID SILKS elicits
expressions of admiration and has induced many purchases
of waist patterns. We show a most complete assortment
at $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50 yard.
OUR BLACK.SILK SECTION is growing more popular
with the users of black silks every day. We know this is
the result of confidence reposed in our Qualitiesthe
knowledge that only the best black silks made find room on
Special Price Inducements On Tables
In Silk Aisle.
Prices are marked for imnediate sale of odd pieces
accumulating from our large fall business.
GUN HAS A HISTORY
Ranchman Near Fort Benton Finds
Weapon on His Property.
Special to The Journal.
Fort Benton, Mont., Nov. 11.Oscar
Johnston has in his possession a venera
ble firearm, which has something of a
history. It is a 44-caliber, ceatei-flre
Winchester, and was recently picked up
in a coulee on his ranch, about thirty
Annual Opening Winter Millinery.
On Monday we shall make our Annual showing of recent importations
and domestic productions of Millinery Art as applied to the Winter season.
We Shall Demonstrate that Exclusiveness is the
Grand Characteristic of Glass Block Millinery.
But at the same time,we shall prove that that characteristic is attained without sacrificing
economy. This display will include French Patterns and Domestic Creations that
outvie our previous efforts, all the newest and most charming effects being secured in
dainty fabrics, fancy feathers and rarest flowers, brightened by dashes of silver and gold.
The display will also include the largest and most attractive assortment of
Children's Headwear yet made in the Twin Cities.
Miscellaneous Gaps. Fine Woolen Toques. Hats
OUR EXHIBITION of Allied Novelties, beautiful and'exclusive, and arrayed with
special reference to the coming holiday season, will be the cynosure of admiring
INSPECT OUR ELABORATE SHOWING OF
Evening Coats, Gowns,Tailor Made Suits and Coats.
Newest Models, Exclusive Designs, Latest Colorings.
miles from here. I once belonged to
William Jones, ,who was killed by In
dians Feb. 27. 1884, at Arrow Creek,
near the old Fort Benton and White
Sulphur Springs stage road.
Jones, at that time, was in the em
ploy of Mee Brothers, extensive stock
owners. In company with William
Gilham, Jones discovered three Indians
in a coulee butchering an animal. On
being surprised in their work, the In
dians opened fire on the two men, kill-
Outer Apparel of Every Description.
ing Jones instantly.
Fabrics for Dresses.
THE MAJORITY OF WOMEN readily perceive the true
and lasting economy of buying the best in Dress Goods.
This accounts in a great measure for our increased business
the present season. In this connection we wish to state that
included in the following paragraphs are enumerated a list
of the most desirable fabrics produced this season. Where
you save by buying at the Glass Block is in securing goods
tha^ give the greatest amount of wear and style satisfaction
for the price.
CREPE IECHINEThi is a beautiful silk and wool mixed
material, 38 to 42 inches wide, comes in cream white, pearl,
gray, light green, tans, old rose, dark greerr, cardinals^
browns, navy blue and black. This is one of the season's
most popular fabrics for evening dresses and fancy waists.
We have sold great quantities of it this fall. The regular
values are 85c and $1.00. We have, a beautiful assortment
which we offer Monday specially priced at 65c yard.
PLAIN BATISTE AND ALBATROSS38 inches wide, fine
all wool French Batiste and Albatross.. A large assortment
of all the leading shades for street and evening wear. It
would be difficult to select a medium priced material that
will give better satisfaction as to wear and style than the
Batiste and Albatross. Price, per yard, 50c.
NEW CHALLISWe have just opened a new lot of fancy
printed all wool Challis, in Persian designs, Dresden and
floral effectsalso in staple dots and stripes. Some very
handsome patterns in this assortment, priced at 50c and 59c
FANCY CLOAKINGSA very serviceable line of 54-inch
fancy plaid Cloakings. These goods are extra heavy and
need no liningsjust the thing for long coats and for chil-
dren's wear. Price only $2.00 per yard.
BLACK VENETIANExtra quality fine all wool Venetian
Cloths, rich lustrous finish, 48 to 50 inches wide. Specially
priced for Monday, only $1.25 yard.
Gilham mad* a
hoc run for a lac of followed
'BuB which is
still alive and well taken care of on ths
John T. Murphy ranch.,
AID SOCIETY TO HOLD FAIR.
SpeoUl to The Journal.
Mllford, Iowa, Nov. 11.The Ladies7
Aid society of the Congregational
church will hold its annual fair and
supper Nov. 24.