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What Congress May Do.
The paramount issue before this cpn.
gress is rate legislation. Th president
has become a standpatter on this sub
je ct and will fight it out on the lines
1 laid down in his original recommenda
i tions to congress. There will be little
I or no difficulty in agreeing upon a bill
I j- in the house and the committee on rules
i'l will bring in a rule to limit debate and
aI it will be passed,
II Th real struggle will come in the
j' senate, where debate cannot be limited
Ss, and where there is a large republican
5, opposition to any bill which contem
ns plates giving the interstate commerce
ii commission the power to make a rate
and put it in force. There is an ob-
servable weakening in the antirate leg-
islation group, however, and the prob-
-I, ability of the passage of a satisfactory
$ measure is today brighter than it has
a" been at any time.
Congress may be expected to do some
I thing about the Panama canal also.
J- 'The question of a sea-level or lock
'canal is in the air, owing to the vote of
the board of consulting engineers. I is
within the power of congress to order
-a sea-level canal, a lock canal, or to
(leave the whole question to the
i mission. The matter of money to prose-
|j. cute the work wl |l also have to be fac ed
& congress. Al the available cash and
more, is gone. Congress will ha ve to
appropriate enough to keep the work
going a year or order the secretary of
the treasury to sell the bonds provided
.for in the Spooner act.
Federal control of insurance will
*also be up but whatever is done on
S this subject will be supplementary to
what is already being done by the
states. There is no probability that
congress will attempt anvthing to the
4 exclusion of state supervision.
The deficit, which threatened last
summer to become an issue this ses
sion, is convenientlv taking itself out
& of the way. A the present rate of
gain in custom receipts the deficit will
have disappeared before Juhe 30 of
next year, the date when the govern
ment ends its year. Tf congress is
able to restrain its penchant for spend-
sfe ing mon ey the treasury will be right
*''side up with care.
The president is going to ask the
senate to try again on the Sa Domin.
go treatv, and taking advantage of the
4 fact that a number of senators-^and
1 s&v^^'new light WfBe
J* Philippine tariff, he will ask for a re
i construction of the duties between this
country and that aemiforeign land.
l Th action of *t hB German govern
men in "denouncing" the present tar-
1 iff between the two countries is signifi
cant of an intention of the Germans
"3 to put their high tariff against us in
force in March. Th state department
s| is negotiating for a reciprocity treaty
to avoid trade confusion and loss, re
suiting from the German move, but
congress is proverbial^- slow in taking
j* up reciprocity treaties.
Th fifty-ninth congress is strongly
republican in both branches and its
acts this winter will be the basis of, the
presidential campaign in 1908. -Presi
S dent Roosevelt will do all he can to
keep the party going forward, but he
cannot do everything. Some wisdom
I?] and some capacitv to foresee the future
^ji% must be forthcoming from the presump
"""ll tive candidates for president, all of
!L whom ha ve their partizans in this con-
W cannot tell what the country is
PIlL coming to "Bill" Beid and the presi
dent ha ve not gotten together yet
ar* A Personal Appeal.
To Chauncey Depew, senator from
the state of New York:
You are quoted as saying that the
report that you would resigni absurd.
Why is it absurd? Does the absurdity
lie-in the expectation that you,would
let go of a senatorship, or does it go
to the denial that"" anything "has de
veloped which would make your resig
nation proper? Th further discussion
of the subject would be clarified by the
statement from you as to which of
thqse grounds you refer to. *If you
m^an- that you would not resign under
any circumstances, then, of course, it
is useless to talk with you. But if you
mean that nothing has d|ye]oped i
the insurance investigation* .which
proper, you may be mistaken. ^Hence
there is,a propriety an4 value in. ..the
dissussJhcm^f-thiB phase of the case. I
ou should be convinced that you ought
to resign, then there would be a double
gain. 'Th state of New York would
gain the opportunity to choose a sena
tor whose name had not been smirched
and whose influence had not been re
duced by the unfortunate exposures of
wrongdoing. You would gain the sat
isfaction of having performed a stern,
even a heroic, duty. You would set an
example which might result in other
resignations from the senate. I is pos
sible that your resignation now would
start a movement of untqld advantage
to your country.
A a senator you, Tan never expect to
shine. You ha ve been a senator for
more than six years- and what have you
accomplished? What laws for the re
lief of trie people bear your name?
What resolutions or acts destined to be
ou conscientiously say that you have
even made a good joke since you took
tho oath? No, your senatorial career is
a blank. The only way ou can signal
ize your senatorial career is by leaving
the senate. I you should wiie a let
ter to the governor of New York saying
that you do not see where you come in
as a senator, and declining longer to
keep a useful man out of a" job, the peo
ple would almcst respect you. I you
follow this up by returning to
the Equitable Life company all the
money you have received as salary, ex
cept $600 a year, you would win ap
plause. People would say "Well,
Chauncey was not an intentional grafter
after all.' had more conscience and
more sense than most of those fellows.
Let us drink his health." Don't
you think it would be worth the sacri
fice to rehabilitate yourself in public
"Judge" Hamilton's physicians will
ve ry likely save himfrom coming
The Meriwether Case.
The Meriwether courtmartial in the
naval academy has concerned itself
most assiduously with the problem of
getting the defendant off free. There
has been an apparent intention to slur
over the facts and to allow the evidence
that Branch was killed in the fight to
be mixed and confused with the possi
bility that he might ha ve died of heart
disease or disappointment in love. This
has given some color to the widely en
tertained belief that the department
has determined upon* a whitewash and
that the trial is merely for the purpo se
of making the washing process legal.
There-is some logical reason why the
department should not pursue Cadet
Meriwether fiercely. has on his
side the custom of the academy to per
mit and even wink at such combats.
The fact that his came out fatally
loads the whole responsibility for the
exposure of a system upon Meriwether,
whereas the most of it belongs to the
system. I is the academy which is on
trial, not the boy who indulged in a
fight. The officers of the academy prob
have a tenderness against convict
i ng Meriwether of a crime of which
th ey themselves ara more guilty than ha.
The system, one cannot help believe
ing, is a bad one. Soldiering and sail
oring are not learned by brutality. Nor
is it true that the man of the greatest
prowess with his fists iB the greatest
sailor. I is not even a final test of
courage. I can be nothing but part of
a general hardening process, the pur
suit of which is of doubtful efficacy.
come historic ha ve ou advocated? Can the subsidiary companies successful^
The man who celebrated his Thanks
giving before looking into the coal bin
made no mistake.
A Christian Duty.
Today is being observed as a day df
mourning in the Jewi sh synagogs of
Minneapolis. A a day of fasting and
prayer it has been set apart to protest
against the acts of cruelty and oppres
sion beneath which the Jewish people
of Russia writhe in helpless subjection
It should not be a protest of the
Jewish people alone. Al Christendom
should join as orthodox Christianity
has -joined in many cities of the United
States in sympat hv with the Jews.
America-does not do all her duty
^untjl she makes it known to the world
that regardless of creed or condition
Americans abhor and detest injustice,
cruelty and persecution whether
Mississippi or Russia. Al free poo
pies have anplauded the spirit with
which the Russian people have recently
applied themselves to the problem of
rescuing themselves and their posteritv
from tyranny. But the tyranny of
grand dukes is no worse than th% tyr
anny of the mob.' Th new regime of
Russia must be based on justice or it
will no more deserve to stand than the
makes your resignation necessary or Khat he was 'making- nothing. sought
All Christian churches in America,
all Christian teopl everywhere should
take notice of the fact that a great
crisis has arisen, a test of the power
of international public opinion is on.
America should take the lead without
party or creed in a protest against acr
which threaten the very life' of the
Judge Hamilton is too much attached
to Paris to leave it in the winter, even
tho implored by Mr. McCall's own son.
Mr. Untermeyer on Trusts.
Mr. Samuel Untermeyer, 1he New
York attorney who has assisted at the
birth of more great industrial combina
tions than any other lawyer in Amer
ica, has gone on record as holding the
opinion that industrial combinations
have reached their limit, and that
many of the* very bijf manufacturing
combinations 'will ^gradually grow
weaker and fall into a jstate of what
might be termed sjenility. because th ey
contain within themselves"the germs of
their own destruction.
There is a class of consolidations
which he believes will continue and
prosper. This is the class in which the
individual interest of the original
owners of the constituent companies
has been retained. giv es a rough
but working sketch of th evolution
of the, so-called trust^It began with
the i complaint of the maiiufacturei*
a pooling arrangement with his com
petitors. TJ}is^ did. not work* bjjcauseL
some/members of tb^e pod} woujd^gjvo
rebates in order to. ma ke a larger show
ing^of output in order to hav,ev
share in the pool. Gentlemen's agree
ments were next tried, a familiar ^de-'
vice in railroad circles some yekr&ago
but worked no better with the manu
facturers ,than* with the transportation
companies. I was then that the law
yers suggested the consolidation of
competing companies under a single
stock issue. Th idea did not, ha say
emanate from Wall street and the
bankers at first refused to" ha ve any
thing to do with the securities." Th
stocks were held by the owners *d"the
constituent companies, and this Mr.
Untermeyer considers .the. best period of
the consolidation. T,he element of
personal interest was retained and the
consolidations still had the undivided
attention of the men who had ma de
They we re not obliged to pay dividends
when a better use could be made oil
cash on hand. Th ey could buy new
plants or extend old ones instead.
But the flotation period came along.
Bankers tried the securities and found
them profitable. They took more and
more of them, and the manufacturers
quickly came to the idea that th ey
Could sell out at handsome profits and
still retain magnificent positions. Thoy
became highly salaried agents instead
of owners and the trusts were now on
the down grade.
Mr. Untermeyer cites the case of Mr.
Charles M. Schwab as one in point. Mr.
Schwab won his great reputation with
Carnegie, where he had nothing to think
of but steel. When he became presi
dent of the great trust organized by
Morgan he was obliged to consider the
market val ue of the stock. was
obliged to think of dividends and the
financial side of the company rather
than its manufacturing side. Both the
financiers who had floated the stocks
and the investors who had tak en them
clamored for dividends. Mr. Schwab
made a partial failure, but since he got
out of the trust and went back to the
Bethlehem steel works he has ma de a
development which, is marvelous.
is no longer concerned with dividends
but with development and with steel.
Mr. Untermeyer's explanation of the
weakness of some consolidations and
the strength of others amounts simply
to this, that some were combined on
business lines, their combined value
fairly appraised and their combined
stocks kept within their dividend-pay
i ng power. These consolidations have
had no trouble maintaining themselves
nor of retaining their original owners'
personal interest in the business. Th
original owners could not do better than
remain with the new company. But
when the era of exploitation came
along, when companies were put in at
two or three times their actual value,
the men who combined knew better
than to hold these stocks. Th ey sold,
and sitting tight with good salaries
waited for the inevitable "passing of
Industrial consolidation is not all.j?f
one piece. There have been consolida
tions which were good not only for
companies but forth countries! ^The
are easily distinguished m&L^^$f&&
Th ey are the ones which were honestly
While the activity on Wall stTeejk
results in the transfer of about*l,00G
000 shares of stocks a day there is
much complaint because the public
refuses to "come in." I is a highly
"professional" market thruout. A
man who had been very successful in
various forms of trading was urged a
few days ago by his friends to attack
the stock market while fortune smiled
upon him. "None of that for me,H he,
replied. I can 't feel in touch With* aT
game where they do not permit youto
see either the shuffle or the deal and
only wire you the results.''
A prize fight in a regulation tw^nty
four-foot ring and with five-ounce
gloves, a real fight to a finish, with all
the accompaniments of a professional
mill, in a classroom of os Angeles' big
Methodist institution, the University
of Southern California, has created a
great scandal, even the faculty, hither
to-, football proof, being stirred by it.
During a recent legal case at Darm
stadt one of the counsel was declared
by the judge to hafte* looked at him
"in a manner highly disrespectful."
For this offense the counsel was fined
$10. Any wife will tell ou that a look
sometimes represents a remark that
would be the worst kind of contempt
I the first half' of the game at
Princeton the .president sat on the
navy side of the^field in the second
half he moved over to the army side.
Each side made a score of six. Th
president then moved over to Wash
ington, where he will sit on the senate
for a while. 4
Objection is raised to #be inaugura
tion of the president on March 4
because several statesmen catch their
death of ~cold then. A real statesman
will not attend any inauguration except
his own. Then he will in all probability
avoid the dangers of the dav.
Dr. Forbes Winslow denounces, the
afternoon tea known*as the "Gabble
gobble-git" as productive* of insanity.
I must be something like a barroom
view of a political eampaign^^rpin,
what the doctor says.
Prevented from getting a little gefh
teel exercise out of the ^policyhold
ers, ex-President McCurdy now takes
charge of the furnace in the basement
of his chatelet in the countryside. i
Yost, Williams, Camp, Stagg and
King now give w*ay to Cannon, Aldrreb,
Foraker and Morgan, mostly to Mor-
By w. p. Klrkwood,
A good book Is the precious life-blood of a
master spirit, embalmed and* ''treasured up 'on
purpose to a life beyond !*.Milton.
^SAMUEL McCHORD CROTHERS A S
A FOE OF TH E "BLUE DEVILS."
3Mte is" a victim of germs and- ^'fblue
devils." When the penelicent germs In
his constitution begin to "lose1
with the maleficent
3lie goe$ to a~physi
clan, has his beneficent germsT reinforced,
pays his bill and goes his way content.
When the blue devils get him, he has no
such resource he must fight and win or
fight and lose? he canft and bu# a litj
tle heart's ease or mlnfSns ease, and re
gain his good cheer. I theold days of.
indulgences he coulddo something of the
sort, but In these days the pardoner
comes around too infrequently. One has"
come recently, however, In the person at
Samuel McChord Grothers, whose little
book of essays bearing the title The Par
doner's Wallet we can. say from experi
ence contains much ease for the minds
.and hearts of those who over-magnify
th.eir small faults and grow ^morbid in
much contemplation of them, assisted, df
course, by the blue devils.
Mr. Crother's germicide is a wholesome
and genial application of common sense.
W all know, for instance, the sorrows of
those who thru force of circumstances
are compelled to slight work dear to
them. Here is that in the contents of
the pardoner's wallet that applies to him:
There is opportunity for a Halving trade in
Indulgences for necessarily tj slighted work. I
emphasize the ldear'jof^ nefeeBsl^ty, for I am
aware of the danger t roafe abuses if poets
and painters should get the Irotion that they
may find easy absolution for the sin of offer
ing to the public soialptjuiig* Jess tb^n their
best. Their best ia nope tfco^good. Wfc mus't
not, thru misdirected charlw, lower ^the stan
dards of self-respeetiBg .,ar$&t0.
Bgt some of us are riqt^artists.' The ordi
naly man vjs compel^ .to spend most of his
time on potboiler* "or onji kjrid or another.
When 'the pot Is frefrlb* *oiltrijf and all the'
odds and ends are being Solngldd In a sarory
stew, I would allow jhe ordinary man some
satisfaction. As 'TJng.irs' wj&re made before
forks, so mediocrity TOBS maijfe ^before genius.
Has mediocrity no rij$t*t6 -enjoy4ts own work,
Just because it is not1af* Teiy beltJ
Not only is Mr. Crothfifr's logic convinc
ing to the reason aslet dispeller of the
blues, but his genial 'nd cheerful style
and quiet humor argjii themselves anti
dotes for morbidne^sA^We have some
friends to whom -we jwduld like to give
copies of this book~wftn 'instructions to
take a chapter before^etjring each night
if would do them jgb#d/xff
them. Consequently wer
they did' hot,
thru oversensitiveitess^ get the notion
that we had di$c,oyr$d some of thejr
weak points, and
wice trying to cure
merfd the booB -tttf iKeihdpevftiifct they will
see jn hat we^sjfj^n* *~,*iitf
for themselves^ 3^%-
that ought to. be^^nVi V
shelves just a s. ja#sipV%lisger -is in-the
medicine chests of" most households. It
should prove a never-failiri^r remedy for
lhany mental Ills.
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Mr. Jo hn S. Wise says he was im
mensely impressed with Kansas City.
Mr. Wise is best known as the author^ Roosevelt's Influence 150 Years Henco.
of sketches under the title Echoes of
Greatness." I is unkind, however, to
treat Kansas City as an echo.
for cabs driven by ^cabmen.
had- been organized in Earis.'.*^*^
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d, optimistic quotations of prose and
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the Monday before Lent. Nowadays,
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BASEBALL STORIES FOR BOYS.
Captain Balph Bonehill has added a sec
ond volume to his series of stories of
outdoor life for boys. The first of the
series was "The Island Camp." Th
second* is "This Winning Run, or the
Baseball Boys of Lakeport, made up of
stories of a number- of exciting games
of ball, interspersed with other incidents
in the boy life of Lakeport,
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DEERFOOT ON THE PRAIRIES is the
second volume of the "New Deerfoot
^eries,^ fn which Edward S- Ellila has
yielded to the demands of many readers
and brought back to life the wonderful
Indian huntpr. In this volume the
hunter makes a long and dangerous voy
age from Ohio to the Pacific coast With
two young friends aid a guide
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The Review of Reviews publishes, "ex
clusively," in advance of all- its con
temporaries, an address on th occasion
of the cejebratjon, of the one hundredth
anniversary of the Roosevelt. Memorial
university, Oct. 15, 2050 A.D. This im
portant discourse, which is reported by
Robert J. Thompson of -Chicago, analyzes
the state philefcophy and4de,sl%|of ^hjeo
dore Roosevelt with reference to some of
the events of his two administrations,
1905-00 and 1917-21" The address is en
titled "The Leaven andthe -Loaf/A and
will repay a careffil reading by all
A illustrated 'iirttgle *hy Charles de
Kay, th^same mAgaalqe, attempts an
answer td^the question," "What Our
ChuTch ^Buildings* Express?" A little
known episode in the career of Prince
"^jl^arles of Denmark, Norway's king
efect, is unfolded by Hrolf Wisby. Mr.
.^i$by was a fellow-midshipman with
the prince some years ago in the Danish
navy. A unusually large number of for
eign conductors will visit the Unite*
states during the^comlng musical season,
^ome,Jnteres*tIng ipfQrWj?ji ^JjJUt fresfl.
anf articjej. con
.|me is*-contained., in
tfibated by Mr. Lawrence GUman. Th
Review also contains among much" else
USUj^xasar'S-*nd- survey of ths^ai
t_asen's .bookSi^acjspropanjed- jay .numerous
portraits and other illustrations.
Tfts Popular Science Monthly for De
cember contains the following articles':
"Fresh* Water Springs in the Ocean,"
by Professor C. H. Hitchcock "Economy
4n Irrigation," by Professor Volney M.
Spalding "Mining and the Us of Met
Als by? thS^Ancient Egyptians,** by Pro
fessor K. George "Anaxlmander,
Earliest, Precursor of "Darwin," *by Dr.
Charles R. Eastman '"TJhe Philosophy of
Friedrich Nietzsche," by Professor Frank
Thllly "A Study of locality by Dr.
Cephas Guillet "The Cause, Nature and
Consequences of Eyestrain," by". Dr.
George Gould "The Status of Amerl-,
can College Professors," by Professor
John J. SteyensQri, and. "The Installation
of President James and the Wnlyerslty of
Canal ^Problems' Dlscussed.-^TWwholly^
new aspects of the Panama canal work*
displayed In the Engineering Maga
zine for December. Th first is a vivid
description by Mr. Fullerton I Waldo of
the life of the engineers in the'field, taken
from the personal diaries and professional'
notes of one of the most active and suc
cessful of the surveying parties. I gives
a lively Idea of the practical results ac
complished by*th civil engineers, and of
the feasibility of the whole undertaking
from a constructive point of view, and
at ^the same time brings out most dis
tinctly ther artificial difficulties with
,whioh the work is loaded by departmental
routine and military red tape Th sec
dnd paper Is the full report on the Gam
boa damthe key to the sea-level project
"^with the- original data find maps,
Monday, when the soul is so enveloped in
the "blues'* that'life oan only*be viewed
"thru"a glass darkly" This volume will
be found a specific remedy for all such
Paul Elder & Co San Francisco.
is'the first full publication of this project.
There is strong general as well as
technical interest in other contributions
to the number.
Early State Convention Favored by
Members .of -State Conimlttee .for Rea
sons of Organlzatlon-^Somerville In-
tends to' Run "for JudgeAnother DtT
luth Man I ax
Suggested for. Governor*
There Is considerably'Jtalk' of an early
state convention rtextf year. Advocates
of the change-would haVe the gathering
called as early as'the" middle of May, in
stead of the last week, in June,
The reasorig advanced are in the inter
ests of more effective party organization
state committee who
favors the early ^convention stated his
"The -practice tei^-mes*-'eotHitles last
year wasVtQr de,fer naming the county
committee till after lhe primar$ election.
The chairman of the county ,conventiont
held in4bejspring "was authorized to
name f|i^committee, ^b|ii waIteoyttill the
county"ittoniraatiohs 'teteBetanadetSjo^as to
Consult ib ^wishes, of th -candidates*
esult T^^to^.no^h^is^was really do:
titt tJ^la^Sk S^ntjaaftjer/,, The!
commlttise' na% *no way iuntil then .^el
'gettinjFln tBucffwIfh tffe"coiinty'tJrSanl2P*
ations." It 'the 6un,ty 'Conventions were
held early, say abot|?the^^t ^'of May,
they would cdrhe bexbre the local fights
got fairly started. County committees
should be named at the time, leavhig out
all men who intend to be candidates
themselves. Then the work for the state
ticket could be started properly right
after the nominations were made.
"There is no reason to think that a
committe%so selected would ,*not deal
fairl^-by 'the state. ticket *a,nd byJoeal
candidates*. In ^most & that counties' tnfc1
whole fight is made at the primaries any
way, and the only held oT"^t1lff -county
committee is to look after the interests
The Ortonvllle Journal says Mayor
Jones of Minneapolis may yet be fottsferr
into the governor's chair, as the people*'
of Minnesota like-men Whp JhlngSr
apd approve his manly stand in enforcing
JT.'li. Washburn, the well-tarown Du--
Jwth attorney and- resident director in the
normal school board, is suggested by the
St. Cloud Journal^Press as- suitable ma
terial for governor. Mr. Washburn has
never been very active politics, but is
a strong republican and a man of high
niimtv TTO ia alan favnrpd in th matter
'-Wr-Wl SivjrJght, the rotund and, jolly
machine" dealer of Hutchinson, who niade
Frank M. Eddy has been^jexpresslng,,
the wish that he lived in the second dis
trict in order to meet Congressman Mc
Cleary on the stump* and- debate tariff
revision. The Mankato Free Press re
minds pddy that there is nothing to pre
vent his being a candidate against Mc
Cleary. The law does not require that
a candidate shall be a resident of the
district he desires to represent in 'con
gress. It Is only necessary that he live
in the same state, and it often happen*
in New York city that men are elected to
congress from districts where they have
no residence. W have more respect for
district lines in the west, however.
S'SLiS^Sr "Production will be given In this column
of geographicail location*
friends during Hi term in tn ,o.
many senate, is the latest man put in, nomina
tion for lieutenant governor If we are
to have Block and Sfvright, it will
be necessary a make, a jplace op the
ticket for Dan Shell, so as to give it the
Senator George^W. Somerville of Sleepy
Bye, who was in St. Paul a short time
ago as counsel for Judge Webber in the
quo warranto proceeding before the su
preme court, told his friends that he had
decided to be a candidate for district
judge in case Judge Webber retires.
This means that the Brown county man
will not be a factor in the contest for
governor. It-also means that with Judge
Webber out of it, the ninth judicial dis
trict will see a lively contest between
Somerville and Virgil B. Seward of Mar
shall, with possibly one or two bther can
didates to add to the- interest.
According to the Royalton Banner there
will be something doing In the forty
eighth legislative district next year. A J.
Halstead, editor of the Brainerd Tribune,
wants to go to the state senate, and
claims that the understanding, last year
was that John T. Frater would not ask
-for another term Frater says this state
ment is "unauthorized and unwarranted,"
and expects to be a candidate to succeed
himself. Charle B. Cheney.
PUT THE PEOPLE NEXT
A business man I used to tyiow and be was not
He used to say be didn't think,it paid to adver
This argued-lie from day to day with subtle
ness of art,
Btit -when the sheriff sold him out he had a
change of heart.
Upon,his modest tombstone now these words all
"Judicious advertising is the keystone to soc-
Bir. In Nebraska State Journal.
LTHHE GARDEN. OF MY HEART
November fills the earth with rain
And drives the last dead leaves apart,
by' autumn's haunting
1 patte-start, Untrod shapes that lurk and
Sleeps .iha-aiill gardeou^f,myJieaxfcT,,-
You touched (t once and straight forgot
But. If you Had but known, dear, heart,
You made such en^nimcr in that spot.'-'
That gladness never can depart
.jfcum the stUFgarden of my heart.,
Boy Behind thef&&.''
All the five ones appear at the Bijou
this week. Admiral Togo. General
Stoessel, Harry^Glay Blane/and Jo hn
D. Bockefellcr, together" with a few
more live ones, do things that redound
to the-glory of Willie Live, the alleged
American newspaper correspondent
who, by the way, would- last aboutf
twenty minutes onv
any sheet of the
present day "There xs always some
thi ng doing in the lives of famous
men" warbles-the comedian, and "The
Boy Behind the Gun" is there to ma ke
I spite of the endless procession
Impossible incongruities and unimpli
cated^ vacancies that break out in the
piece, it is nevertheless, a thrilling,
inteiesting and strenuous evening's en
tertainment, well staged and presented
by a'large "company that is well trained
aud'for'thTB-"most"part good. Th sight
of the oy here aid his child wife firing
revolvers, and machine guns at the ar
mored cruisers of the Bussians, two
miles away, is one to stir the sluggish
blood A of any man to say nothing of
what is done by the noise and smoke.
The best work of the show is done
by Kitty Wolfe, who proves herself an
exceptionally clever little woman. A
the fresh ingenue, the English chappie
or the geisha girl, she is clever, and
she does look good in male attire.
Mr. Blaney as Willie Liye is the
busiest person on the stage and car
ries the audience with him but is a
striking example of what the American
war correspondent is not. I is the
fault of the piece, tho and not the
actor. Sully Guard as the Bussian vil
lain is ve ry good.
An interesting feature of the piece
is the drill by a squad of real Japs,
who do some clever work under the
command of a Japanese sergeant. I
the strenuous close of the third act
they give a realistic portrayal of a
charge on the Po rt Arthur fortifica
tions, during which the entire company
of little brown men scale a twelve-foor,
walL applying the wall-scaling drill
the Japanese army.
"there-is nothing startling for its new
ness in tho 'Qrpheum bill this week, but
the offering"furnishes an evening of fun.
,that sen^S the patrons home in a pleas-,
-ant, frajne of nund^V&fre sa
w*th the4hree JstcksonB^illed as "phy
sical culture artists.'
Th act is
made up df unusually^ clever bap punch-
ing,^ burlesque boxing match in which
the woman' of the party hammers one of
the meto all over the stage, and an ex
hibition ~o\p slack-wire walking.
Kennedy and Boonev furnish an act
that starts \with a smile, works up "to a
howl,and-finishes with a yellall by the
audience^ Matjie Eooney is a daughter
of t&fc fajnojJ^Eat. who danced his way
into fame from coast to coast, and at
dancing, $hejyoung lady is a chip off the
old",block. Clayton Kenned y, as the
made the killing of
the year with his grotesque dancing and
The iun -as ^rapidfire, without
and the acjor-dancer soon
house convulsed with mirth.
est^5t^B-KneJ3 the business
'^Wbition-of-^fche-"possibilities of wire
less telegraphy-and Eleanor Falk danced
and sung-hersetf^into popularity in a
comparatively rhort time. Th come
dienne has a splendid voice and is one-Great
of the most graceful dancers in vaude
Dean Edsall and Arthur Forbes pre
sent a one-act comedy, "The Two
Rubes," in which there is the usual
mixup of identities. Th sketch goes
with a swing and the work is fairly
'good. Stinson and Merton amuse the
"crowd, but do not rise above the com
Bicmplace. The five Piriscoffis, French
jugglers and pantomine artists, ha ve a
clever turn in" which they juggle every-
lamps with heavy shadeC '^The"" work
is new" and made" a big hit wifii the
The kino drome closes the show with
a version of the McCpy-Hatfield feud, in
which almdst every otfe is shot or is
stabbed to deathin pictures.
"The Yankee Consul:* opened a half
week's engagement a thereview Metropolitanth
last nighte before a large audience, which
seemeedPthoroly to enjoy the return visit
triumpht. A of
*&be Advance sale of seats' registered at
^oPO^n this morning indicates
tthe *__. ...._ thai farewell appearance of Modjes-,,.,
ka the latter part, of the week will be
marked by extremely large attendance.
The repertory includes "Mary Stuart" on
Thursday night and Saturday matinee,
Friday night "Much Ado About Nothing,"
and Saturday evening "Macbeth."
uth White and Oscar Tigmah" will be
seen at the Metropolitan for a period of
four nights and matinee, beginning next
Sunday evening, in "The Tenderfoot"
The music is so characteristic of the
southwest, with its dash and swing and
picturesqueness, that it has made it
A comedy bill of exceptional merit will
be presented at the Lyceum all of thfs
week. Some new entertainers1
eastern circuit will be in the bill, and a
thoroly enjoyable performance Is prom
ised. .Tjhe big feature will be McCrea
and Poole, expert rifle shots, in a series
of marvelous stunts.
The Bijou next week will offer as Its
attraction the great laughing success,
"Mr. Dooley," presented by a big cast of
clever people. Paul Qulrm, the author,
will be seen as Mr Dooley.
The Unique will present an entirely new
bill this week, in which "the great Fon
tlnelle," the European mystery, will be
featured. This act Is one of those puz
zling mechanical tricks which defy all
the laws of mechanics Felice Alexan
der, the young girl singer and dancer, the
new artist in vaudeville, is also in the
W E CAN'T UNDERSTAND IT
Sauk Centre Herald.
Two years ago Congressman McCleary
submitted an elaborate table to show that
lumber was dearer in Winnipeg and Can
ada than in the United States In his
reply to Governor Cummins in his'Boston
speech he submitted another table show
ing that steel rails cost more in Europe
than in the United States. Despite these
elaborate tables any man who has had
business in these matters knows the
statements are not correct. Bu sup
pose they were and that lumber and steel
products are dearer in these countries
than in the United States, how in, the
name of all that is wonderful can that
be construed as an argument in favor of
American Illustrated Magazine. 1
Money talks and stops talk.
The fact that someone else does it Is
Certain men are determined to get theh
share of what does not belong to them.
You can lead a man to college, but you
Jcannot make him think.
WILL RUSH LINEpr*
.TO HUDSON'S BAY:
CANADIAN NORTHERN WTLL BE
GIN WORK I N SPRING.] 3
Opening of New Short Line to Euro-
pean Ports I Expected With in Three
TearsWill Make It.Tossiile to
Ship Wheat to England. 16 Centi
Cheaper Than Now.
Special to The Journal.
Winnipeg, Man., Dec. 4.B. Mac
kenzie of the Canadian Northern rail
road is now at Erwood arranging for
letting contracts for ties to be used in
the construction of the line to Hudson's
Bay. AH last summer surveyors- were
running a line from a point near Er
wood to Fort Churchill, on Hudson's
Bay. I is understood that the $6,000,-
000 raised by President William Mac
kenzie in England will be used for the
construction of this road, which will
be commenced as early as possible in
the-'-coming spring and will be rushed
The opening of this line is confident
expected within the next three years
at the latest, and with its completion
will be opened a short line to European
ports. the Hundson's Bay branch
of the Canadian Northern it wfll be
possible to ship wheat to England 16
cents a bushel cheaper than the pres
ent rate from the Canadian northwest,
and the saving on freight from the Da
kotas, Minnesota, Montana and Brit
ish Columbia will also be considerable
and will at once attract the bulk of
European shipments to that route.
While the'Canadian Northern is ar
ranging for letting tie contracts, sev
eral other roads are headed for ports
on Hudson's Bay, but at the present
time are several hundred miles to the
south of Erwood, which is now con
nected with Winnipeg by 4 branch line
of the Canadian Northern.
During the last few years Hudson's
Bay has been threatening to be the
subject of an international dispute. A
yet American whalers have been prac
tically the only visitors to that lonely'
sea. American explorers have charted
much of the vast northland beyond,
and American capitalists have scented
a new Klondike in the wilds of Lab
rador and Ungava. Canadian politic
ians have demanded that the govern
me nt call a halt on the aggressive steps
being taken'there, prophesying another
international boundary question and
that the Dominion will be deprived of
a substantial slice of territory under
the arbitration which will folfow. Of
late Canada has been keeping close
watch on her northern sea and several
expeditions of mounted police have
been sent thither, the government well
knowing the great wealth in store
WYLIE FOLK MAD
Northern Was Obliged to Send
Train to Snowbound Town,
Special to The Journal.
Crookston, Minn., Dec. 4.The Great
Northern GreenbuSh passenger was
run low from St Hilaire to Wylie
yesterday for the first time .since early
summer, when the Wylie vs Great
Northern litigation began. Wylie has
been given a mixed-train service dur
ing the summer and fall, and the recent
blizzard haying stopped freight trains,
the to wn and- vicinity has been with
out .any communication with the swtenr
world during the past six days. The
-.residents of Wylie telegraphed, to the
head officials of the road that ..unless
a train was run down there they would
commence suit for damages.
The result was a buzz of excitement
in railroad circles and the Greenbush
passenger, which ordinarily continues
on from St Hilaire to Re Lake Falls
and this city, was sent in over the stub
Wylie line. A half dozen of the Wylie
people* went out to St. Hilare, but bar
ring the few cents received for these
fares, the several hours spent by the
train in getting in over the snow
banked roads was fruitless. Th train
arrived in this city several hours late.
The regular freight between this city
and Greenbush, it is expected, will be
able to resume work on the line during
the ne xt few days unless the blizzard
TELEPHONES IN PEWS
PULPIT AS "CENTRAL"
__ tariff on these commodities? Are the
business men of the United States so on, a. much better basis than could rea*
short-sighted that a tariff, is necessary
to keeO them from going into a foreign
country-and buying goods-that they can
buy cheaper at home? Such a proposi
tion is the quintessence of asinintty.
Journal Special Serfioe.
East Orange, N J.. Dee 4.Mem-
bers of the congregation of the Munn
Aven ue Presbyterian church no longer
have to strain their ears if th ey sit
away back in the church and desire to
hear the doctrines of Presbyterianism
propounded by Rev. Dr. James M. Lud
low, their pastor.
Dr. Ludlow is an interesting preacher,
but some of the old folks, and those
who sit in the rear of the church audi
torium, which is a large one, have dif
ficulty in hearing him. These persons
discovered that all the trouble was rem
edied when they entered their pews
Th ey found neat little telephone re
ceivers, which are connected with a
powerful and finely adjusted trans
mitter in the pulpit, directly in line
with the Presbyterian souniwaves as
they issue from the pastor's month.
The whole arrangement is really noth
ing more nor less than an interur tele
phone system with an instiument in
$400,000,000 FOB WAR
BILLS IN JAP BUDGET
London, Dec 4.The correspondent
of the Daily Telegraph at Tokio sends
a dispatch outlining the provisions of
the Japanese buitget. These include
the withdrawal of the army in Man
churia at a cost of $190,000,000 and.
gifts to soldiers and sailors approxi
It is estimated that the total ex
penditure Vailed ior will be $515,000,-
000, of which sum $400,000,000 mav be
set down as the outcome of the war.
Tho Tokio corrjespandent of the Times
says the budget provides $55,000,000
annually for the pavment of debts in
curred by the war which will be fully
redeemed in about thirty years.
Altogether, trccording to the corre
spondent, Japan 's financial scheme is
sonabry have been expected after such
Special Excursion to California.
The next excursion under the man
agement of Mr. Cobb, the popular
pxcursion agent, will leave Minneapolis
Tuesday, Dec. 5. Only 3 days Minne
apblis to Lo Angeles. Write for our
folder, "Across the Continent in a
Tourist CarT" Cobb, 322 Nicol
let avenue, Minneapolis, Minn.
*"Make the Best of IfTake your
regular swig of Pickwick Bye, but do^
not abuse it,~and i will prove a good