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The President's Speech.
The much-heralded "man with the
muck rake" speech by the president is
one of the best pieces of literature
which Mr. Roosevelt has thrown off
since he has been in the White House,
where the strenuous character of his
duties militates against the polishing
of addresses to the point of nicety. But
this address has evidently lain fallow
in= the president's mind for some time
and it appears clothed in a garb which
does credit both to the author's patriot
ism and scholarship.
The president's main point is that
In reform we need in addition to hon
esty, sanity. He illuminates this point
with an illustration of Lmcolnian
homeliness and of telling force. "As
we strive for reform we find that it is
not at all merely the case of a long
tup-hill pull. On the contrary there is
ajjmost as much of breeching work as
Of oollar work to depend only on the
traces means that there will soon be
a runaway and an upset."
The hotheaded magazine exposers
are vigorously whipping the team and
yelling at the top of their voices as
thot the road was all up hill. The presi
dent calls their attention to the fact
that there are declivities in the journey
When the team may find the wagon on
its heels and be scared into a runaway
and a serious spilling of the load result.
Those who expect to find that the
president had taken a reef in his anx
iety for reform will find no comfort
this speech. It means, as Mr. Jerome
finely phrased it in an address which
has been considerably misunderstood,
"not halt, but steady."
The senate can get a move upon it
when it likes. It passed 300 pension
^Charley Towne on Prosperity.
Charley Towne made a speech at a
Jefferson day banquet in Kansas City
last night, in which he took occasion
to eulogize Bryan and attack Presi
dent Boosevelt. Neither of these per
formances at a democratic banquet are
calculated to create surprise, nor, per
iH^ps, will Mr. Towne's statement of
he reason why the financial theories
hich he advocated so vigorously in
and 1900 have been proven to be
^lse and mischievous. He recognizes
,ow the fact that he was wrong then,
ut says the predicted panic that was
Jo fellow the adoption of the gold
itandard did not materialize, not because
aie opened the factories rather than
he^mints, but because the country has
to produce enough gold to supply
jihe money market without material
Increase in the use of silver. So he
devoutly ascribes the era of prosperity
Q"Providence, not to a policy. He says,
'When man refused to open the mints,
Sod opened the mines."
We do not know what authority Mr.
SPowne has for his announcement of the
jpeaSou why God opened the mines or" missionary
More than any other
whether there was any connection
whatever between the refusal to open
the mint and the opening of the mines,
but suppose man had opened the mints
and Providence, knowing the wisdom
of basing currency upon gold, had gone
ahead and opened the mines regardless
of the fact that the mints had already
been opened. If Mr. Towne's theories
of finance are sound, the opening of the
mints ought not to have made any spe
cial difference except perhaps to in
crease the prosperity which Mr.
Towne's financial theories promised if
the mints were opened.
Mr. Towne, of course, is quite excus
able in his desire to account for disa
greeable things and square his unful
filled predictions with the facts, but he
must concede to those who never took
his predictions seriously a brief inter
val of quiet amusement. Everything
for which Mr. Towne has become fa
mous in public lifeparticularly the
paramount issue of free silver and anti
imperialismhave been so completely
discarded that, much as we may ap
prove Mr. Towne personally, it will
be quite necessary for him to be iden
tified with some issue that will live long
enough to get itself adopted by the
American people before he can be taken
seriously in politics.
And Gladstone's sleeve still bulges
with that other card. We trust Gladdie
has not been cold-decking the old man.
The Anti-Dirt Campaign.
If there is any truth in the adage
that every human being who comes to
adult age eats a peck of dirt before
he dies, let us assume that the people
of Minneapolis have had theirs and
abolish dirt for this year, just as an
experiment. If it works well there
will be those who will see that cleanli
ness is continued.
The Journal reprinted from the
Chicago Tribune yesterday some sig
nificant statements about the cost of
dirt. It is a charge upon the manu
facturer, the jobber, the retailer, but
the sellers have all a means of getting
away from the burden of the expense
of dirt. They put it on the consumer.
So it comes back to the people them
selves, the buyers of the city, to lead
in the campaign against dirt. As tho
chief buyers of most commodities, it
is but right that the women, even if
they were not moved by other causes,
should take the lead. They have made
a beginning. They have secured the
co-operation of the city council. They
need, however, the co-operation of all
citizens, both great and small.
Freedom from dirt is like any other
brand of liberty. Its price is eternal
vigilance and everlasting industry. Will
not all the citizens of Minneapolis join
in the campaign?
If Mr. Bliss never really received
that $75,000 from the New York Life,
why do the trustees hurry to put it
The recent missionary rally in this
city at which the American board se
cured $3,000 in ten minutes, was one of
fifty such meetings held in fifty Ameri
can cities. The Minneapolis meeting
was one of the last and in proportion to
the number of persons present produced
the largest returns in financial assist
ance to the board.
The meetings were instituted as a
memorial to the "haystack" meeting
held a hundred years ago by five stu
dents of Williams college, at which
the American board was practically es
tablished. Tt was a memorial therefore
to the missionary spirit of these young
men as well as to the missionary move
ment which has always been strong in
At these meetings it has been demon
strated that the people will give to mis
sions when they understand what the
missionary movement means. Hereto
fore it has been largely left to the wo
men of the churches to nourish the mis
sionary spirit while the men have lofti
ly considered the making of "aprons
for the heathen" an exercise beneath
their notice. But such addresses as
were delivered in this city by Bev.
Arthur H. Smith and others opened the
eyes of the men to the fact that the
missionary movement is the greatest
and most dignified civilizing undertak
ing the world has ever seen.
It involves not merely the presenta
tion of the gospel to the heathen. This
is not even the first consideration with
the missionary. It means the establish
ment of communication with the people
of foreign lands thru learning their lan
guage, observing their customs and
studying their history. It means re
vealing to the western nations the laws
and the traditions of the east. The
thus becomes the pioneer
means of communication and the trad
ing nations have found that he has jfen
erally laid the foundation for friend
ship and mutual benefit. Of course the
fact that the missionary has been doing
all this only incidentally to making his
message intelligible to his audience,
does not militate against Jhe mundane
value of his activities.
In the past the missionaries have
been accused of stirring up strife by
insistently putting before the orientals
something they had not asked for, did
not want and would not have. This ob
jection to missionary work applies, how
ever, to a time when missionaries went
out clothed with an intense zeal and no
information. It is applicable no longer,
when candidates are given preliminary
training in the manners of the people
they are to approach, and when the
theory 61 the mission that it is first to
become a part of the community in
which it is set up prevails. The mission
ary nowadays carries not merely the
promise of everlasting life. He carries
as well help to alleviate the pains and
tionized the barbarous medical codes of
the orient, has softened the penal laws
in many lands, has in a measure broken
down the' distinctions between the sexes
and has done much to ameliorate the
distressing marriage customs of the far
east. And the missionary has not had
all the, teaching to do. He has learned
many things which have reacted upon
the west and made Christianity more
of a reality in any country where it
was rapidly running into a "system."
The missionary effort of the country
has been well managed financially.
There have been no scandals, no loot^
ings of the funds and little waste com
pared with the sums expended. Noth
ing that America has done has, we may
safely assert, been of more real bene
fit to humanity than the work and the
zeal put into missions.
Two Frenchmen are to fight a duel
over Sarah Bernhardt, which goes to
show that Frenchmen will light over
next to nothing.
Greene and Gaynor Convicted.
trials of this existence. He has revolu- the assistance rendered him by Maria
Sir Andrew and the clown are most
"excellent fooling" indeed.
The love plot of "Twelfth Night"
The conviction and sentence of
Greene and Gaynor to four years im
prisonment and the payment of a fine
of half a million dollars each is a
tribute to the fighting qualities of the
government lawyers. These malefac
tors stole immense sums from the treas
ury of the United States by fraudulent
work on federal contracts. It was tax
money and it is usually easy for clever
and determined criminals to get away
with this kind of loot because there is
nobody to make a determined fight to
get it back or punish the crime. Gay
nor and Greene got away with the
money and got away from the country,
but Nemesis in their case followed them.
Thru seven years of wearisome litiga
tion in the courts of Canada, obstructed
by all the power and finesse of well
paid lawyers hired especially to keep
Gaynor and Greene on Canadian soil,
the government persisted and finally
less than a year ago succeeded in get
ting the men ^turned. It was more
than eight years after their crimes had
been'committed that they were brought
to trial in Savannah, Ga. But the
representative of the government had
kept all the facts fresh in his anind and
had the documentary evidence massed
so that there was no escape. Their
conviction and sentence came at the
end of a two months' trial, in which
the defendants used all the legal ma
chinery which powerful friends and'
still more powerful cash could set in
motion. But in vain.
This conviction does something to
counteract the growing belief which
was 5 voiced recently in this city by
Judge Amidon that the conviction of a
criminal well fortified with money is
impossible. It tends to re-establish con
fidence and respect for the law.
This is going to be a great year in
Michigan politics. There are at least
five millionaire candidates for Senator
Alger's seat beside the Smiths.
"Standpattism" in Germany.
pointed to the burning buildings and
explamed that they were going bacK i
attitude of the "standpat" congress
Royalty is not what it used to be.
A wagon load of "drunks" bumped
into King Edward's carriage and
nearly caused a Toyal spill. Instead of
the peasants being followed up by thje
hangman, the king sent his own physi
cian to tie up the head of one chap
who fell under the wheels.
Chicago approves of the
not givranything.^fTKey were down
so low in pocket that they coKia not
even afford a oath,'W the government
gave them one good for life.
Mr. Carnegie has.give away 90 lit
tle money in the past three weeks that
his income is piling up about him like
the ashes of Vesuvius in an Italian
garden. He will soon have, to go out
and shovel it off,
In "Twelfth ^Tight", Shakspere for
once restrained that exuberance of fun
which, usually ran away with him in
comedy. "Twelfth Night" is possible.
Even the coolly analytical Audience of
the present day wMl grant that, within
the lines of light comedy, it is almost
modern in treatment, it produces a
lively feeling of satisfaction in the be
holder. He feels that he is looking
upon a picture which is wholesome and
good while it is cheering and enliven
ing. Sir Toby Belch and his merry
pranks, undertaken without motive ap
parentln except to set down a coxcomb
A group of buildings at Huehinhen,
near the German-Swiss frontier, caught
fire Sunday morning. A fire engine from
Basle, Switzerland, was rushed to as
sist in extinguishing the flames. The
Swiss firemen had, however, not reck-j presentation of the clown.
oned upon the tariff. When they at^ civic PRIDE IN SPOKANE
tempted to cross the frontier they were!
stopped by the customs officers, who Good citizens of Spokane, Wash., are
insisted that the duty be paid T^.^JTSSS
the engine crossed the line between'i
admirably with the plot ana
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rr i JL
Germany and Switzerland. The firemen votedt ton exhibitingfrom
as soon aB the fire was put out. The practical worek waesn donprovecl.Saturday, on
customs officers pointed to the regu which was Arbor daV thruout the state,
Itfn* and aliowed that their instrc SSSTS^IUrtLSJg?*
tions did not provide for fire engines rubbish in many parts of the city, and,
going back. They only covered fire by warrant of a special permit issued by
engines coming in. While the debate' e. mayor, all such stuff was burned, so
P, i far as possible, and that which could not
went on the fire also made progress,
and when the debate was concluded the was also a ver extensived tree
fire had licked up all it wanted and 600 trees being set up by the fraternal
i order of Woodmen, while an improvement
iione nome. 1 planted trees its prop
What a beautiful illustration of the
The Longworths approve of
But it should be stated that the Long
worths have never been in either Mil
waukee or Anoka. r*
I don't want any senator to insin
uate that I have any special or railway
interests,'' says Joey Bagstock Foraker.
Insinuation did not appear to be the
word and no senator used it. i
Mr. James H. Eckles having said that
the democracy could win if it is will
ing to be democratic, a chorus goes up
whichT shows that the democracy is will
ing to be anything to win.
The Commoner wants to know what
the* packers gave* The packers did
gallantexpecten a ma an a hot a lover as
the duke would do his own wooing, but
it was necessary to the play that Cesa-
do it, and did not Joh Alde woo
for Miles Standish and did not Priscilla
say to him what Olivia said to Cesario?
lhe opportune production of Sebas
tian not only extricates the plot but
heightens the fun immensely by giving
tho cowardly lion, Sir Andrew, a real
taste of the rapier.
The only jarring note in "Twelfth
Night is the Malvolio incident, which
frcm modern standards pf criticism ap
pears to be carried too far, and when
this character is put in the hands of
such a virile actor as Mr. Sothern his
very capacities appear to heighten the
unpleasant effect. The prison scene as
handled by Mr. Sothern becamre-estaba just
actor's ^purpos to
littlye painful, but perhaps it was neces-
lish Malvolio in his selfresnect. The
disdain with which he laid down his
commission as steward was certainly
finely done. It resulted in the jury
carrying away the impression that Mal
volio had suffered jnore than his share
and gave a sympathetic note to the
duke's exclamation, "Pursue him and
entreat him to a WA
entreat him to a peae'e.
We can easily picture Malvolio rein
stated as steward to the countess a
wiser and a better servant, his sense of
fun sharpened and his Self-conceit held
leash by remembrance of a bitter
The play is lavishly mounted. Pic
tures of extravagant completeness have
been painted to set off scenes of a
dozen short speeches and no ransack
ing of museums and galleries appears
to have been spared to have the mount
ing and costuming correct to the last
degree. The contrast between the
sumptuous mounting here and the bare
outline of a stage as shown by Ben
Greet in the same play not long since,
affords a fruitful field for thought as to
the proper interpretation of Shakspere.
The language of Shakspere calls for
pictures, not boardB and signs, and un
questionably Shakspere would have had
them in his own day^had they been at
tainable. At any rate, the pictures in
last night's production were neveT ob
trusive .and always in keeping with
the mellow sense of wholesome -joy in
duced by the play itself.
Miss -Marlowe w^s, as always, a
sweet, sympathetic and sly Viola, one
whose mannishness is not Pu*
all the bravafto^of^S: BOB&fi&ft n^r de
nied with the &uge$ti%eiies of a.jnod-
ern.pasqueraei?io8h#fiwaef ii with mod
est grace.-MiBB Matrl0we*s%reading
Shaksperean lines is one of the marvels
of the present-day stage. She can and
does read blank verse With th&4PPar"
en't nonchalance of one expressing a
conventional thought in prose, aitd^yet
the poetry is there. The stiited tone
which most actresses assume in the
presence of speech by Shakspere has
never seized her in its destroying
grasp. The character of Viola makes
very few demands upon the strength of
an actress, and Miss Marlowe is con
tent to leave it where Shakspere in
tended it should end, a breath of fra
grance, a rose glow of young, beauti
Bowland Buckstone's Sir Toby is a
very rollicking characterization of that
abandoned knight whose sense of re
sponsibility was that of a Huckleberry
Finn. Sir Toby i needed to help
one to many a good laugh. It is Mr.
Buckstone's art to pick out the time
and manner with unerring precision.
An excellent foil'to Mr. Buckstone's
more robust fooling is the pale, peaked
wit of Sir Andrew. Mr. Bradley
played this character well. Miss Mc
Laughlin's Maria was strictly enjoy
able, except when she took the liberty
to swallow* as sh4 occasionally did,
the half of a sentence. This was the
more annoying as the speeches of Maria
are at times the key to the whole of the
farce side of the plot. One of the most
enjoyable portrayals is Mr. Eeicher's
the high school building was de
lantern slides whic
secured the Americah
v. t-1 Civic association, going to show how oth-
citle S haY
perty arOund Manltou park. As the result
ocompanday's the labor1.000 In variousondirections
Spokane was so visibly improved as to
constitute a valuable object lesson in how
to do it.*
BABOONS DISPOSE OF AGED
"In certain parts of South Africa," said
Thomas Asbaldistone of Johannesburg,
"there are baboons which carry into prac
tical operation the doctrines of Dr. Osier.
These simians have no earthly use for the
aged of their own tribes, and when one
of their kind gets too old to help himself
the rest ostracize, him completely, neither
ting his society nor helping him to
"Never was there an exhibition of such
callous and cold-blooded indifference as
these 'babyans' show to their helpless
"One of our scientific men who had
made a study of this phase of their life
told me that in this treatment of the
aged by tha baboons the theory of Dar
win was vindicated, and that there need
be no further search for the 'missing
6 THEY KNEW ITI
s'^ti Chicago News.
A federal customs official has decided
that an egg with the shell' removed is
still legally and actually an egg. We
have some profound and penetrating
thinkerjyn^ne government service.
OF RELIGION.Henry 8.
Pritchett, of the Boston In
stitute of Technology, has put into a
small volume, bearing the title What
Is Religion?, a series of addresses deliv
ered to students. These addresses show
President Pritchett to be a believer in
an infinite and eternal energy which
stands behind all nature, all life and all
visible forms of energy, acting in ac
cordance with immutable law. To him,,
then, "religion presents itself as noth
ing other than the divine life in the
human soul, a life that manifests itself
as al life manifests itself, by the
which it brings forth, the divine
owers of the human heart, unselfish
ness, love, fearlessness, serenity, pa
tience, service." He holds further
that "the man who finds that his rea
son leads him to accept the scientific
view of God does not truly accept a
HENRY S. PRITCHETT, S
jjj Author of "What la Religion I
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spiritual relationship less rich, less help
ful than he who thinks of God as a
Father and as governing directly and
arbitrarily the affairs or his own lifo
and of his own world." The lectures,
however, are not issued in a contro
versial spirit they are issued rather
with a view to guiding young men to
the exercise of moral purpose and
straight thinking. If the religious pref
erences of the lecturer do not square
with those of the reader, his sincerity
of purpose can hardly be questioned,
and the spirit in which he discusses the
questions he takes up must commend
itself to the reader.
Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston. $1 net.
MORE COWBOY STORIES BY
ANDY ADAMS.Andy Adams, who
has turned from living the cowboy life
to writing about it, and has shown
that he is a master at depicting the
excating life of the plains, has added
another book to his series. It bears
the title Cattle Brands, and is made up
of tales told about the campfires of
cattle camps. They are stories such as
stampede sleep, "rope" one's attention
and brand the memory with tales and
pictures of the west that will not soon
be effaced. There isn't a sign of,
eoarsepegg^,about,,,the tales, yet they
lack not a whit of vitality and interests
Anyone who likes good moving stories
will like Andy Adams' "Cattle
Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston. $1.$Q.
SOME POINTERS ON COOKING
LUNCHEONS.There is something de
cidedly tempting in Olive Green's
Everyday Luncheons, a little book on
the art of cooking luncheons. It is
bound in checked gingham, suggesting
the neat bousewife, and within are
scores of recipes that sound good. How
ever, the proof of the pudding is in the
Q. P. Putnam's Sons, New York.
90 cents net.
W S Harwood's forthcoming book,
"The New Earth," Is described as an
account of the remarkable progress which
has been made in the past two genera
tions in all that pertains to the cultiva
tion of the earth. The Macmfllan com
pany will issue Mr. Harwood's book next
month, with many illustrations.
Lund's Withdrawal Puts Hennepin Sit-
uation Back Where It Was Before
Block Organization Met by Move-
ment for Delegation Uninstructed and
Unpledged Hennepin Men Being
Urged to Bring Out Van Sant.
As John 6. Lund's announcement put
an entirely new face on the governor
ship situation, so his withdrawal re
solves it back into its original ele
ments. In Hennepin county it is Block
against the field, and outside the cities
it is the field against Jacobson.
Lund's short and spectacular progress
across the stage furnishes the sole topic
of conversation. Politicians have all
sorts of theories, and are inclined to
scent some kind of a deal with other
candidates. That supposition is nat
ural, but incorrect. One story is cur
rent to the effect that a prominent re
publican from outside the twin cities
came in Wednesday to see Lund with
the express object of pulling him out
of the race. That is a mistake. The
man in question was not in the city
Wednesday, and has not talked with,
Mr. Lund at all. The reasons for the
withdrawal are entirely business and
personal. If \t helps any one of the
candidates, it helps Block, and Lund
is not willingly doing anything to as
sist Block to the nomination.
The Block leaders in Hennepin are
jubilant. The Lund movement was
threatening, and now that it has dis
appeared, their plans for a Block dele
gation will have easier sailing. They
will have strong opposition in tho
county, however. It has not centered
on any other candidate as yet, and may
not at any time, but will fight for a
free delegation. The Block men are not
asking for an instructed delegation,
but are working for a delegation or
Block men, which would amount to
the same thing if a unit rule were
adopted. The opposition attitude was
expressed by one of the leaders as fol
"If Hennepin has no candidate- of
her own for governor, then our dele
gation wants to go into that conven
tion without its hands tied, in a posi
tion to exert some influence for once.
We want a delegation uninstructed and
also unpledged. We don't want an un
instructed delegation of Block men, or
Lord men, or Cole men, or Jacobson
men, but a delegation of good repub
licans who are ready to act for the
best interests of the party and of Hen
nepin, county. I wouldn't want them
Some Good Reading Among Spring Books
By W. P. KIRKWOOD
The Flower in the WindowEaster
Pale, patient flow'r,
WeUnlgb forgotten in your niche.
Who whispered of this hour?
Who bade you bloom & *,*&
In my scant ray tot city son,
& And star my city gloom?
For once I said
Vou were so dumb and stark and still
"My patient flow'r is dead."
But oh, today
You seem the gentle sign of One
Who came and went away!
Sweet, silent flow'r.
Transfigured in your bumble niche
Told He to you this hour?
Emery Pottle, in Harper's Weekly.
OHABMING STOEY OF ENGLISH
COUNTRY LIFE.One rainy Sunday
recently, a Sunday which had been ap
proached by way of a trying week, we
took up Hazel of Heatherland. It must
have been the "Heatherland" of the
title that attracted. Names are so often
misfits that'' Hazel'' might have meant
any kind of a girl, but in all our read
ing we have failed to find the heather
land uninteresting, and it seemed to
offer the magic that would take us
away from the lowering skies and the
beating rain without. We were not mis
taken. "Hazel of Heatherland" is as
(harming a Btory as we have come upon
in many a day and in much reading.
Not only is the heatherland there with
all the charm that William Black, per
haps better than any other, has given
it, but Hazel is iust such a girl as be
longs in such a landwilful and witty
There are no problems to vex the
mind in the story. It is just a story of
the life of the English middle class
amid the quiet and peace of the Eng
lish countryside. It is told with a
naturalness that suggests Jane Austen
it has a satire like that of Miss Aus
ten's, and a more sprightly wit and
Hazel is a girl of 21, living with a
mother who is under the domination
of Angela, an Jder sister of Hazel's
and something of an ogre. The free
spirit of Hazel meets rebuff at almost
every turn, except in the presence of
Eobert Inderwick, who had been a
playmate in her childhood, had gone
away, and now has come back after
many wanderings. The end may be
foreseen, but not the delightful paths
by which it is reached.
The author is Mabel Barnes-Grundy,
for whose future work we shall be on
an eager lookout.
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AN AID I N THE SEARCH FOR
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The problem is about the most diffi
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Race Problems Due to Antipathies.
An article to set men thinking and to
make them more charitable, perhaps, Is
to be found In the International Journal
of Ethics. It is by Josiah Rqjrce. of Har
rard who. asays: "Our Q,al}eJl lace
problems are merely the problems caused
by the antipathies." This artifcle leads
others as follows: "The Ethical Doctrine
of Aristotle," by John Mac Cunn, Uni
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Rev. J. G. James "Some Thoughts Un
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Sturge Henderson "A Method of Dealing
with the Labor Problem," by Gustav
The Green Bag for April, 1906, has a
"Symposium" which will interest not only
the lawyers who form the usual con
stituency of the magazine, but even more,
the general publiclegislators, publicists,
students of sociology and editorswho
deplore the notorious abuses of personal
injury litigation which are choking the
dockets of our courts and demoralizing
the administration of justice.
Opportunity has movd from St. Paul
to Chicago and is under a new manage
ment. The office is now at 279 Dearborn
street, Chicago, HI.
instructed for any candidate for a
minor office, but pledged to act as a
unit. Then if we can land Dwinnell
for lieutenant governor, or one of the
candidates for secretary of state, all
very well. But the delegatiM! can do
more effective work in the cwnvention
if it goes free to act as the situation
The latest subject of a governorship
boom is no other than Samuel R. Van
Sant, now a resident of Minneapolis.
The former governor was in earnest
jibout retiring to his business, and tho
he takes a keen interest in politics and
will not be silent, he has had no idea
of being a candidate. The suggestion
has been brought into Minneapolis by
some of Van Sant's admirers from out
side, who urge that his vote-getting
qualities are needed this year more than
ever. There is no question that Van
Sant would be a formidable candidate
if he entered, but there is very little
chance that he will come in. The most
bitter of the Dunn men would fight him
from the start, and harmony would be
a forgotten word before the convention
Judge Robert Jamison is another sug
gestion made to Hennepin men by out
side republicans, a suggestion which
would be turned down hardest of all by
Judge Jamison himself who has for
sworn active participation in politics to
look after his business.
Apropos of the sixth district situa
tion, the Delarfo Eagle says "it takes
Cheney to smell trouble where none
exists." Anybody living in the sixth
district who fails to detect the odor
must have his olfactories paralyzed.
Shifting the metaphor a little, there are
none so blind as those who won't see.
The Alexandria Post-News comments
on James A. Martin's position as fol
Disloyalty to friends is not one of James A.
Martin's weakness**. Had he been leu loyal
he must have surrendered long ago to the impor
tunities of bl friends and admirers throont the
district. We personally know that this pressure
has had considerable force to It. that it has be
come almost a demand from many republicans
In this district, and yet he remains steadfast In
his purpose to not enter the race, for all of
which his friends admire him the more. If
matters would so shape themselves as to per
mit of Jlr. Martin's candidacy there is no donbt
of the warmth of the reception which would be
Charles B. Cheney.
THEYV HOLLERED TOO SOON
Baltimore Sun. A
When Dolliver asserted that some sen
ators had been consulting with railroad
presidents, Aldrich and Foraker promptly
showed that they considered themselves
on the list. 3??
"JUDITH," by Grace Alexander, it
a love story of more than usual grip
upon the interests of the reader, not
only because of the affair of its pnn
cipals, but because of its graphic pie*^
ture of life in an Ohio town in tb9r
decade before the war. The story otfr
the principals takes prompt hold upon^
the reader and does not let until?
the end, the characters are lifelike bothf
in drawing and action, and the pictur*^
of the life of the community in whiek^
the characters move is limned withj,
Judith La Monde in childhood formed
an attachment for Abel Troop, as
Abel's father a generation before had
formed, the vainly, an attachment tot*
Judith mother. Judith's mother took
her daughter abroad in the hope that
the gin would see the folly ol the
marriage she looked forward to. The
plan succeeded in part only, for, while
Author of "JudttJu"
Judith came to see that her feeling for
Abel was not such as would leacuher'
to marry him, she felt bound by '.her
pledge. On her return, her mother hav
ing died leaving no one to advise the*
girl. Judith found Abel desperately ilL
and more than ever felt the sense of
her obligation. But just then she met
a young minister, and suffering folHf
lowed for all three. Judith and thei
minister are characters of fine type
there could be more such in modern,
fiction to the great good of that class
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THIS DATE IN HISTORY
1293English fleet victorious over
French In naval engagement In the
British channel. i
1780British force under General
Tarleton defeated Americans near
Charleston, S. C.
1796Napoleon defeated Austrian
and Sardinian forces at battle of
1814United 8tr.tes congress re
pealed the embargo law of Decem
1849Republic of Hungary de
1861Evacuation of Port Sumter.
1868Abraham Lincoln shot by J.
Wilkes Booth In Ford's theater,
1905Body of John Paul Jones
found In Paris.
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