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The Work of Congress.
I the matter of providing work for
congress no president has be en more
successful than Mr. Boosevelt, or it
might be as proper to say no president
has happened upon times when it
seemed more incumbent upon him to
press important matters upon congress
for its consideration. There is no
claim that the president has invented
any of the issues which now vex the
peace and quiet of congress, except it
be the rate bill which some republicans
assert the president discovered of his
wn free will and accord. Tho Panama
canal, the insurance issue, the escape of
the packers, the Philippines tariff have
all been brought to the president by
the march of events. has not
dug them out of the soil nor brought
them forth from his wn imagination.
They are real, vital issues which press
upon the American congress.
Congress is talking of trying to ad
journ early in May. This seems im
possible in view of the fact that the
supply bills are not all completed, and
the rate discussion in the senate ap
pears to have certain elastic possibili
ties which may keep the bill the only
business before the session for ono or
wo weeks still.
There also is the large question of
the type of canal which should be final
ly settled by congress. The bill au
thorizing the president to construct a
canal, it is true, gave him an appropria
tion suited to the construction of a lock
canal, but it did not say he was to
build a lock canal. Neither did it pre
clude congress from ordering a sea-level
canal at any time. The president is
very anxious to have the type of canal
decided finally by congress. I is cer
tain that the work will go on faster,
and with a firmer grip on the conclusion
if the type is known in advance. The
data of the engineers is now in the
hands of congress.
There is 'only one fact of importance
which has been emphasized since the
advisory board reported, and that is
suggested by the earthquake at San
Francisco. Panama is in an earth
quake country. What would be the
relative damage to lock and sea-level
canals from an earthquake is a ques
ti on which should be considered. Some
engineers maintain that a sea-level
canal would sustain comparatively no
damage, while on a lock canal there
would be a sudden ruin to expensive
locks. This is a question for congress
to take advice on before finally de
I addition to the Panama canal
Blatter, there is the Philippines tariff
bill. There is every reason to believe
that the action of the senate commit
tee in smothering the bill has aroused
deep resentment in the country. It
may be necessary to resurrect that bill
and give it a fair, square vote before
adjournment, unless the senators are
willi ng the failure should work against
the re-election of some republican rep
resentatives in close districts.
So far as the insurance matter is
concerned, it is unlikelv that congress
will do anythi ng with it at the pres
ent session, tho the president earnestly
urges action. Congress will probably
wait until it sees how far the new
legislation in New York tends to puri
the business. ut without this mat
ter congress has an immense amount
of work still to do, and it does not
appear to get at it, not in the senate
at least, with a strenuous determina
tion to win in the contest with time.
Either W. J. Bryan hasn't heard of his
boom or he is keeping preternaturally
$k Baseball as a Business.
Much has been said about the decline
I of football *and the mixture of com
mercialism in what is supposed to be
st purely amateur sport. A the public
^~has become suspicious of the g^nuine
||kness of football as a sport. footbaU, has
Ejfj fallen somewhat into disfavor.
Time was when baseball was as free
f|R.frdm professionalism as football has
pi'been supposed tb be. I those davs the
i|"baseball teams,/made up of voung men
i residents of tho town whose name they
bore, played on the square and with all
their might for thescr^dit of their home
city. Now baseballT^Aa business, -just
as much as theatrical* and the men
who play and the men who manage do
both solely for wh at there is in it.
The case of Kelley, the manager of
the Minneapolis team, illustrates tho
point. Under the rules of the National
Association of LeagueB, players are
bought and sold like pieces of property,
and even when a man li ke Kelley gets
out of the ranks of players into the
position of manager the authorities
in the league undertake to deprive him
of his right to do business as a citizen.
I is not charged that baseball playing
is all hippodrome or that the players
themselves do not play seriously to
win. I the majority of cases they do,
but it lis hardly reasonable to expect
I that contests on the diamond will be
decided under such circumstances
strictly" on their merits.
Hence, from being a sport, baseball
has come to be a businessan amuse
ment enterprise. The rivalry of the
teams is largely a delusion and the
basebail enthusiast who allows himself
to become deeply interested in the suc
cess of one team over another is a sort
of second cousin to Mr. E Z. Mark, Esq.
A French doctor is at work on a treat
ment to cure old age. The only safe cure
yat evolved is to die young.
The Future of Son Francisco.
Out of the chaos at San Francisco
order is rapidly comingmuch more
rapidly than might have been expected
from the character and extent of the
destruction. News of persons is still
scarce because nearly all wires were
knocked down, and whatever means of
communication with the outside world
there were left were confiscated to the,
official and larger interests of start
ing relief work.1
It begins to be understood that many
buildings which were at firBt declared
to be destroyed were not, in fact, seri
ously damaged. This gives a guide to
the rebuilding of San Francisco. The
kind of buildings which withstood the
terrible wrenching of the shock should
naturally be the kind to replace the
structures which went down in ruin.
Another thing strongly suggested is
the need of large and frequent open
spaces in a city like San Francisco.
These are necessary not only as a
means of escape for the people, should
another earthquake come, but also to
prevent or retard the spread of fire.
Unquestionably the great Golden Gate
park has been the means of saving
thousands of people who would other
wise have perished miserably in the
muddle of mined buildings and barri
The city of San Francisco will be
rebuilt. This much is strongly indi
cated already from the tone of the
dispatches. The capitalists of the coast
are not daunted by the catastrophe
which has overtaken them. Li ke Chi
cago and Baltimore, San Francisco may
rise from its ashes better and cleaner
for its experience. The city has had
for several years past an association of
merchants which had already accom
plished wonders for the city. I had
reformed many laws and customs and
done things for the city which timid
politicians would never have done thru
In addition, this association had
planned a great San Francisco. It had
employed Burnham, the celebrated
landscape architect, and he had made
a report upon a scheme for beautifying
the city. This involved the destruction
of many buildings in order to bring a
wide mall from the Golden Gate park
into the heart of the city and the de
struction of other buildings to provide
breathing places in the downtown dis
trict. The destruction of the city by
fire does not destroy the plan. I makes
it more practicable. It makes it easier
to carry it out in full instead of on
compromise lines. The outlay of money
would be immense and the city would
be under a heavy load of debt for some
time to bring forth the new city. Bal
timore is in the same situation, but Bal
timore has not hesitated to issue bonds
for millions to accomplish the purpose
of straightening and widening its lead
ing thorofares, laying out new parks,
renewing its sewerage system and im
proving its docks. The additional busi
ness which will come to Baltimore as
the result of providing facilities for
doing business will gradually wipe out
the debt. The sam will happen in
San Francisco. The harbor of the
Golden Gate is too important to be
abandoned. It will not be abandoned.
American enterprise will renew the
city and adapt it not only to the char
acter of the ground upon which it is
built, but the new builders will take
advantage of the opportunity to build
a city in which the amenities of life
will have a better chance for develop
A theologian declares that 95 per cent,
of the sons of rich men ar& worthless.
Mathematical precision seems to be im
possible on such a subject except to a
certain brand of preacher, which is also
The Washington Post is having its
annual spasm over the definition of the
constitutional "inability" of the pres
ident to perform the duties of his of
fice. It was the duty of the first con
gress, it claims, to have made provi
sion for the settlement of the ques
tion when that inability occurs and
how long it continues, so that the du
ties may devolve upon the vice presi
dent but the first congress and its
fifty-seven successors have failed to
discharge their duty, and so the mat
ter rests undetermined.
The presidents of the United States
have been healthy men mentally and
physically. Only two have died in of
fice froM" disease, tho three more have
been killed, and in these cases the
course of the vice president was plain.
took the oath as president upon
the decease of his predecessor and filled
out the remainder of the term. But
it is true, as the Post suggests, that
congress has never decided wh at con
stitutes "inability to perform the duties
of the presidency, the incumbent being
still alive but mentally or physically
r~ f^'t"! 1 **bi J-*i
incapacitated. Congress apparently,
has always felt the delicacy of pass
ing such legislation, preferring to wait
until a specific case arose. The diffi
culty in the way of such a, course is
the fact that the disability might oc
cur in the* recess of congress, A the
president is the only official who can
call congress in extraordinary session,
there might arise grave constitutional
questions of procedure.
The conservatives would rather have
the muckrakers after all. There is not
any muckraker extant who could have
such an earnest and thoughtful discussion
of the limitation of private fortunes as
the president did with a side remark.
The Insurance Code.
The Armstrong insurance code is prac
tically completed with the signature of
Governor Higgins to the bilKfor the
mutualization of the companies. This
bill gave rise at the last to a sharp
debate over the question whether the
lists of policy holders should be made
public property. The matter at issue
was the means whereby policy holders
might communicate with one another
in case they wished to put in a new
management. There was objection
raised to the publicity of the lists on
the ground that it offered information
to rival companies and opportunities
for the exercise of the "twisting"
process, that is the inducement of men
to surrender insurance in one company
and take it in another. This was felt to
be such an injustice and such a de
parture from business that the provision
was stricken out of the bill until Mr.
Hugh es threw the great weight of his
authority into the discussion with a
speech which clearly indicated that to
refuse publicity would be to defeat the
whole plan of mutualization, since there
was no other way the policy holders
could know each other. A compromise
was finally effected whereby the lists
are to remain secret thru seven months
in the year, and when there is no con
test apparent, thru ten months, and to
be public the remainder of the time.
The remarkable fact about the dis
cussion was not that there was a differ
ence of opinion about publicitythis
was to be expectedbut the curious
thing is that the lobby of three com
panies which has been unceasing in its
vigilance did actually succeed in tem
porarily inserting in the bill a provision
that the policy holders should nego
tiate with one another thru the home
office. This clever suggestion meant,
of course, simply the perpetuation of
the ins. I was ejected from the bill,
but the fact that it was considered
shows the finesse of the insurance lobby.
It makes it considerably plainer how
it succeeded so well in controlling for
The old idea that the pig is an indi
vidual who cannot be taught, appears
not to obtain in Servia, where in each vil
lage there* is a single swineherd who leads
all the pigs of the community. In the
morning he goes thru the village blowing
his horn, and all the pigs join him in an
excursion to the pastures. In the even
ing he brings them back, and each group
of pigs drops off at its own sty as the
procession goes forward. They require no
attention and no singling out. Tally one
foi the pig.
of Police is on record against a proposi
tion to expel any member furnishing in-
tail, whereas the printed reward circulars
of the police department do not often get
read by the parties who are most likely
to recognize the criminal from the news
paper account. Publicity is the one thing
the criminal, big or little, wishes to
avoid. The newspapers have publicity for
It seems that the Cliff house was not
tipped into the sea. The manager of it
says it was not damaged $500 worth. The
Sutro baths also were spared receiving
the shock of the earthquake, and losing
scarcely more of their equilibrium than
they did the day Senator Henry Gjertsen
went down the toboggan In compartment
No. 3. That was a notable time in
the baths, and was long carried on Che
books as the day of the tidal -wave.
Switzerland handles the liquor traffic in
a peculiar way. Both distillation and sale
of intoxicants are national monopolies,
bringing in an annual revenue to the gov
ernment of $1,000,000. This money is dis
tributed among the cantons, with the pro
viso that 10 per cent be spent in combat
When the drydock Dewey broke away
in the Mediterranean sea she snapped
two 15-inch cables. These are pretty
good-sized ropes for clotheslines, but if
the Dewey runs into an Indian ocean
cyclone that is about all they would be
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
ROPHET OF THE FAB EAST
PREDICTS FURTHER TROU-
BLEB. L. Putnam Weale, au
thor of "Manchu and Muscovite," in a
new work of two considerable volumes,
The Reshaping of the Far East, sets
forth exhaustively reasons for believing
that there is trouble on a large scale in
store for eastern Asia. says his
Until China has become a powerful country,
able to manage her own affairs, intrigues in
which all will be concerned will never cease.
That Japan can ever control China is a vain
dream, for China is, too big and has too much
latent strength to be handled by any one coun
try successfully. 3
The problems of China must be han
dled and handled judiciously, with Eng*
land as the chief handler, adds Mr.
Weale, or there will be not only intrigue
but war, and that within a few years.
Mr. Weale's book is comprehensive in
scope. I is history, travel, oriental
sociology and politics, political and in
dustrial economy, religious study and
prophecy all combined. ut its primary
object is to show the course which the
movement, which has been called the
reawakening of the far east, has taken,
and the course it is likely to take. Such
an object is one imposing a heavy task.
That the author has realized this is
shown by the fact that he has given to
its setting forth more than a thousand
large pages. These pages, however, are
not in any sense dull reading. Mr.
Weale has been a close student of east
ern Asiatic affairs for years, and he has
studied to good effect. Besides, he has
a faculty of clear expression and log
ical arrangement. He, therefore, has
much to tell that has not been told be
fore and is able to tell it effectively.
The book is one that will, we predict,
for a long time to come have an im
portant place in the literature relating
to the Asiatic east, both for the casual
reader seeking information and for the
student of eastern affairs.
Numerous illustrations add much to
the interest of the book.
The MacMillan company1,
The International Association of Chiefs in Which there is adventure of the kind
that at places makes the reader hold
his breath in suspense and at other
formation to the press. The newspaper story involves a second secretary of the
disseminates within a few hours every de-
DRINK UP THE POWER1
It is not the time lost in making r&-
pairs on gasolene engines that riles up
most of the ownersbut what is ex
pended in locating the trouble. When
alcohol is used instead of gasolene, if a
fellow gets bothered he can drink up the
power and forget his troubles.
THIS DATE IN HISTORY
1500Brazil discovered by Pedro
1519Cortez landed on the site of
Vera Cruz, Mexico.
1564William Shakspere born. Died
April 23, 1618.
1662 Charter of Connecticut
1702Anne crowned queen of Eng
1782Independence of thS- United
States acknowledged by Holland.
1791James Buchanan, president of
the United States, born. Died June
1833Foundation laid of first Epis
copal church in Franca.
1834Chauncey M. Depew born.
1844First fssue of Chicago Even
1887First operation for appendl
I citis performed.
1893Norwegian ministry resigned
after dispute with King Oscar.
1895Theodore Roosevelt appointed
police commissioner of N*w York.
I 1305Joseph Jefferson, actor, died.
New York. |8.
ANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK, S
8 Author of IrhatBhteuo-w of Life/' 3
*"f r^yy rWfcV.f rvv\jry rr ry:rt'txs
WHERE DIPLOMACY DESCEND
E TO BURGLARY.S. Weir Mitch
ell's A Diplomatic Adventu re is a tale
places gives him a hearty laugh. The
American legation at Paris in 1862,
when the French emperor was seeking
to persuade England to recognize the
confederacy an American woman who
comes by chance upon certain papers
of the utmost importance to the Ameri
can cause a dashing American offi
cer, and 'a daring and successful at
tempt to rescue the" papers from a place
in which they are likely to fall back
into the hands of the French. It is
The Century company, New York. SI.
Minneapolis Man a Magazine Editor.
In the April number of Alaska's Magazine,
the name of Leigh Bruckart is given
as the associate, editor. This is the first
issue since Mr. Bruckart took charge of
the editorial department of this maga
zine,-an the results are apparent. The
leading article, "The Ditches of Seward
Peninsula," is by Mr. Bruckart. The
contents are very interesting and include
many descriptive articles and short sto
ries, verse, good d&partments devoted to
mining, good roads, furs and the like,
and pictorial work of the best. Alaska's
Magazine, as its name indicates, is de
voted to Alaska and is a standard month
ly publication, issued in Seattle at a sub
scription price of $3 a year. Leigh D.
Bruckart is well known in Minneapolis,
where he attended the university and did
his first newspaper work. After serving
in the Philippines as first lieutenant of
Company M, Thirteenth Minnesota, he
went to the coast and in 1900 went to
Cape Nome as the correspondent for The
Journal Later he was on the staff
of the San Francisco Chronicle and rep
resented The Journal In that city,
Mr. Bruckart has engaged in theatrical
work and in the latter capacity was man
ager of the Neill-Frawley company on its
tour of the orient and the antipodes. A
year ago Mr. Bruckart became a member
of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer staff, and
after a few months became news editor,
which position he resigned to take charge
of Alaska's Magazine.
The April number of Farming Is a crop-plant
ing guide, a manual showing how to plant in
order to produce record crops. On the plant
ing depends the harrest and surprising as such
a statement sounds, say the publishers. It is
certain that the arerage yield of American
field crops could be doubled by using the in
formation contained in this number.
-"Trafficking in Trusts," by Harry A
Bullock, and "Federal Regulation of Rail
road Rates," by Professor Frank Parson*?,
are two articles of special timeliness in
The Arena for April.
WHY EDITORS ARE WEALTHY
Meade (Mo.) Globe.
A child is born in the neighborhood
the attending physician gets $10. The
editor gives the loud-mouthed youngster
and the happy parents a send-off and
gets $0 When it is christened the min
ister gets $10, the editor gets $00. It
grows up and marries. The editor pub
lishes another long-winded article, and
tells a dozen lies about the "beautiful and
accomplished bride." The minister gets
$10 and a piece of cake, and the editor
gets $000. In the course of time It dies.
The doctor gets from $25 to $100, the un
dertaker gets from 15t to $100, the edi
tor publishes a notice of the death and an
obituary two columns long, lodge and so
ciety resolutions, a lot of poetry and a
free card-of thanks, and gets $0000. No
wonder so many editors get rich, ^.^^c,^
Fight Opening Early in the Second,
Eastwood Attacking Quttersen, While
Bert Miller Supports HimJ.
Jones Hires a Hall to Air His Record.
The artillery is beginning to rumble
down in the second district. The Md
Cleary papers have opened with a broad
side on Guttersen, while Bert Miller,
who made the fight wo years ago. has
come out with an indorsement of the
Lake Crystal man, and a defense from
the charge of "ingratitude" brought
The most vigorous assault on Gutter
sen is made by Carl Eastwood in the
Heron Lake News. dissects Gut
tersen's platform, and declares that it
furnishes no issues for him to fight Mc
Cleary. The congressman 'has voted
three times for electing United States
senators by popular vote. A for the
antipdss plank, the News says Gutter
sen rides on passes, and that McCleary
will vote for an antipass provision in
the rate bill. Guttersen's declaration
for_ "conservative revisionZ' of the
tariff means nothing, says the News.
could do nothing in that line if
elected, while McCleary will stand third
or higher on the ways and means com
mittee in the next congress, and will be
one of the drafters of a tariff bill.
The News predicts that Guttersen will
not get as many votes as Miller did.
There is going to be something doing in
the district, howeyer, and McCleary'a
proposition of "revision upward" will
be assailed on the stump. I is reported
that Guttersen is to have assistance in
his fight from Governor Cummins of
Iowa, who debated with McCleary at
Boston, and is one of the leading re
vision advocates in the country, also
from Frank M. Eddy, who is another
master of the tariff question.
The Fergus Falls Free Press says:
The Minneapolis Journal's size-up of
the political situation at Crookston proved
to be true, notwithstanding the numerous
denials made. Saturday a meetjng was
held in the Polk county capital for the
purpose of properly launching the candi
dacy of A. D. Stephens for the republi
can nomination for governor. This looks
like a Stephens-Steenerson combination
in which the "latter gentleman gets rid of
one of his clouds in the political horizon.
The Appleton Press says: "In A. D.
Stephens we Jacobites have a foeman
worthy of our steel."
But where are the Jacobites going
to get their steel? Not from St. Louis
Frank M. Eddy denies that he took
part in the sixth district conference in
Minneapolis which decided on Lind
bergh, and intimates that there are
other villages in the sixth district be
side St. Cloud and Little Falls, indi
cating a disposition on his part to favor
Eddy for congress. Eddy admits that
he was in Minneapolis that day, and
"did attend a meeting of republicans
from all over the state in regard to
another matter." The otlfer matter
referred to is Jacobson's candidacy,
and the meeting was a largely attended
secret conference which resulted in
Jacobson making his announcement.
J. Jones of Long Prairie is going
to have it out with I he people in Todd
county, who have been making remarks
derogatory to his record in the state
senate. has published notice in
the papers of the district that on the
evening of April 24 he* will hold forth
in Arcade hall, Long Prairie. will
not speak as a candidate, but as a pri
vate citizen defending his character,
and will speak especially on the gross
earnings bill. All who have been cir
culating reports derogatory to his char
acter are especially invited to appear
and "say it to his face." Jones, J.
IX, in action tomorrow evening will be
worth going miles to see.
It. J. Wells of Breckenridge is an
other prospective entry in the speaker
ship contest. Wells, Lawrence Johnson,
W. A. Nolan, J. R. Morley and others
do not seem aware of the fact that N
F. Hugo has already foreclosed on the
William Lockwood of Pipestone has
announced himself for the senate to
succeed J. H. Nichols. F. L. Janes
has declined to be a candidate.
Charles B. Cheney.
April 23, 1906.'
Hertig and Seaman have a reputation to
sustain as promoters of meritorious
amusement enterprises, and have made
no mistake In placing considerable time
and expense on "Rufus Rastus," which is,
as it professes to be, a musical extrava
ganza. Ernest Hogan, who Is without
doubt one. of the cleverest colored come
dians the business, is an able star
is supported by an exceptionally strong,
well-trained company, and all in all,
"Rufus Rastus" is a most elaborate-and
successful vehicle for exploiting the pe
culiar abilities of the colored race.
No great dependence is placed on ties
that bind the six scenes of the. two acts
of the show. The piece moves happily
and smoothly along on the brightly spon
taneous work of the company and prin
cipals, all the incidents centering about
the meteoric career of Rufus RastUs, the
unfortunate, who is always in debt and
While the piece is somewhat shy of
brilliant lines, it is crammed full of amus
ing business by Mr Hogan and his sup
port. The music is good, much of it al
most too good and far more pretentious
than might be expected. More numbers
of a distinctly racial typa like "Is Every
body Happy" and "If Peter Was a Col
ored Man," would be more than welcome.
Numbers of this sort are expected, and
almost demanded of colored artists, and
in nine out of ten cases are better re
ceived and appreciated than are better
The singing of the company In the cho
rus and ensemble numbers is really gspod.
The. voices are well balanced, producing
full, rich chorus work, and with the added
charm of the peculiar quality of the col
ored voice, these numbers are most pleas
ing. The piece is elaborately staged, and
the flamboyancy and startling colors of
the costumes must be a Joy forever to
those who wear them. The stage manage
ment is able, and many pleasing results
A number of specialty teams and indi
vidual artists are included in the com
pany and enjoy opportunities to present
some clever- specialties. Harry Fiddler,
mie Emerson, and J. Ed Green are de
serving of praise.
The Orpheum bill of this week is the
strongest of the year, barring none*. It Is
free of horseplay of an offensive variety,
and is made up of entertainers who have
something to offer besides press-agent
promises. The show opens with the
World's Comedy Four, a quartet of no
little power. Their selections are of a
nature to appeal to all sections of the
house, and the comedy work of the bary
tone is exceptional, for Its kind.
Keno, Walsh and Melrose, comedy acro
bats, Introduce new turns in tumbling, and
backward somersault from an elevation,
while, sitting in a chair, causing the seat
holders to have visions of a broken neck.
John W. World and Minded .&l|ston
have a rather poor act, but the singing
of the young woman, "the soubrette with
a grand opera voice," more than over
comes tho lack Of workmanship by the
writer who turned the act.
Willy Zimmerman returns to give bis
imitations of famous musicians, and
makes just as big a hit as ever. Willy,
however, could add to his turn by strip/
ping his fingers of their diamond bedizen
ment. The look into Tiffany's detracts
attention from the work of the imper
sonator, which, by the. way, is exception
Abd'el Kader and his three Mrs. Kadera
drew all sorts of florid-hued pictures and
ripped tissue paper into shreds and pyra
mids. Abd'el appears as proficient in
paingt as in polygamy and holds tho inter
est of the audience well thru his some
what lengthy production of a landscape
that gets up and screeches with reds and
yellows. The trio of wives, Angel Face,
Bright Byes and Little Pedro, keep their
faces veiled thruout the actashamed of
their pictures, perhaps.
Elizabeth Murray makes a big hit with
a passive demeanor in giving coon songs,
and the three Seldoms do present a new
line of poses, strongly* reminicent of the
Marcel grouping. The kinodrome ends
the evening with two new films. All in'fc
all, it makes up the best show of the
year at the Seventh street playhouse.
J. H. R.
In no other instance has the educational
value of good fiction been so well demon
strated as in the writings of Thomas
Dixon, Jr. With no lack of appreciation
for other historical novels, it may be said
of "The Leopard's Spots" and "The
Clansman" that the peculiarly and un
fortunately continuous public interest in
the race problem has turned thoughtful
people to these books. "Tho Clansman"
as a drama, staged with every charm of
histrionic art, is supplementing Mr. Dix
on's work. "The Clansman" will be pro
duced for the first time in Minneapolis at
the Metropolitan operahouse for a limited
engagement of three nights and Saturday
matinee, beginning Thursday evening,
The regular patrons of tho Lyceum the
ater who thronged to that playhouse in
large numbers last night to witness the
second performance of "Men and
"Women," voted the brilliant production
of the play by Ralph Stuart and his ex
cellent company the best thing yet done
by these players. David Belasco, the
most brilliant American dramatist, and
Henry C. De Mille, another famous play
wright, wrote this strong American drama
a good many years ago, but it has grown
rather than diminished, In popular favor,
and stands today one of the cleanest, most
wholesome and interesting plays native to
American soil Some of the greatest act
ors in the world have taken parts In
"Men and Women," as It offers opportu
nities for splendid acting. The perform
ance of the Ralph Stuart company in this
play will be critically considered in this
column in Tuesday's JournaL
The ljttle family theater, the Unique,
which lowered all records for attendance
last week with "Princess Trixie," will at
tempt to duplicate its success by present,
mg a bill of unusual excellence this wee\
Among the big acts to be presented to
night are "Dida," the sensational Euro
pean mystery Beach and Beach, versa
tile entertainers Charles Bailey, Lyster
and Cook and Hazel Selkirk, musical,
sketch and monolog artists. Falardo, ttro
wonderful "instrumental man," is also a
feature of the bill.
The distribution of souvenirs to the lady
patrons of the Bijou will occur at the
Wednesday matinee performance of
Ernest Hogan and his big company in
the musical comedy success, /'Rufus
"No Mother to Guide Her," is the title
of a new melodrama written by the versa
tile actress, Miss Lillian Mortimer, whidji
will have its first presentation in this city
at the Bijou next week, with Miss Mor
timer in the star role. Miss Mortimer's
effort is said to abound In stirring scenes
and sensational climaxes, and she will
have the advantage of a competent sup
The bloom that is of mortal birth
Goes back to earth
The crimsonest petals, and the breath
That sweetest longings answereth,
Are vowed to death,
And sink to dark repose
When down the yellowing garden Auturdn
The, song that is of earthly passion framed
Among the minstrels for a day is named,
And then from pleasure's halls
No more its echo calls
Within diviner music's intervals.
Some lives are flowers,
And some are harmonies
And all of these
Along the world make beauty of the
But deathless bloom,
And music that fades notwhere such
Oh,'where that magic song of youth's im
"The bloom that is of mortal birth must
Of earthly passion framed, the song ex
Oh, glory of our world' that still so nigh
We swing unto those sweet celestial choirs
That some of finer ear,
Leaning and listening In rapt sense, do
And turn, with heavenly sound to thrill
our trembling sphere'
Oh, beauty of our world! that some have
The vision of the flowering universe,
And were content to walk henceforth
Such wonders to rehearse.!
Thou, Shakspere, chief of those.
Lone smitten with sweet universal song,
Forever young thy music swells along,
And in the world forever buds thy rose!
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California and Beturn, f60.90.
The Minneapolis & St. Louis railroad
has been selected as the official route
from Minnesota for the Mystic Shnners i
convention, Los Angeles, May 7-10.
Special train of Pullman sleepers will
be run through without change ia the
famous "Scenic Boute, stopping one
day at Colorado Springs and Salt Lako
City. Tickets on sale from April 25 to
May 5, limited to July 31 for return
trip, good going ia any direct route,
returning via any other direct route,
or will be routed one way via Port
land at rate of $72.40. Stopover priv
ileges granted. For further particulars
call on J. G. Bickel, City Ticket Agent,
424 Nicollet j^venue.
FOR JIM KEY
PRIZE ESSAY CONTEST
AND JIM KEY
Jim Key Bands of Mercy are now
forming In the publlo schools. Any
child In the city may Join and the or
ganization will number thousands.
To maintain the enthusiasm and
I give It direction. The Journal,
I In co-operation with Mr. Rogers,
owner of the wonderful horse. Jim
Key, has arranged a prize essay con
test for pupils In the fourth to eighth
grades, Inclusive. In the Minneapolis
public schools. They are asked to
write brief essays, based on their
own observations, showing how ani
mals respond to kindness and pa
Papers should be plainly written on
one side of the paper only, and should
not exceed 300 words.
Each paper should bear the name,
address, school and grade of the
writer, and, of course, all must be
original and neat. Spelling will also
be a factor In the consideration.
If you have done or seen any act
of kindness to any animal, Just write
the story simply and send It to "Uncle
Bert," care of The Minneapolis Jour-'
Prizes are awarded each week for
the papers from each grade, each
class receiving three prizes, $1, 75
cents and 50 cents, respectively. The
best of these papers will be published
In na I, and the Jim Key
Band of Mercy column will be a reg
I ular feature of The Journal.
SEND IN YOUR ESSAYS AT ONCE.
The Jim Key Bands.
The Brya nt school has formed its
band of mercy and tomorrow the names
will be published in this column.
The bands are nearly completed in
all the schools, and by the close of the
week it is expected every band wijl
have its full membership. Tho names"
published tod ay complete the Emerson
school bands. A fast as possible the
names of all the members will be pub
O Boom, A Seven th Grade.
Belle J. Hopkins, teacher.
Robert Thompson, president Helen Dunn, see*
retary Helen Clarendon, Elsie C. Thayer, HaW
old Kaofmann, Henry Kingman, Walter Broker,
Donald MacNnugbt, Samuel KUmartin, Florence
Salser, Marie Bruner, DeU E. Ware, Harry 8.
Kash, Gladys Walker, Helen Sammis, Alice Q.
Lewis, Eric W. Passmore, Lillian Andersen,
Addle Collins, Donald Day, Nathan Peterson,
Geraldine Murdock, Blanche Frerck, Hasel Whit
ney, Lois Johnson, Clarence BnsseD., Harry El-i
llott, Lawrence Beach, Fanny Scbibsby, Helen*
McArdle. Olive Boden, Florence Qulckendea,'
Howard Van Lear, Harold Daskam, Ofcyloa
Mudge, Clyde Johnston, Harry Foster.
Boom, Seventh Grade,
Jessie Kerr, teacher.
Clifford Frensx, president Donald Campbell,
secretary Leslie Morris, William Carrott, Stan
ley Lyman, Willie Manuel, Bichard Cogswell,
Lester A. Bosslter, Everett Wing, Nancy M.
Wilson, Leslie Towers, Buby Blakely, Hasel
McMahon. Comfort Brown, Owen Nichols,,Myrtls
Strub, Mildred Penney, Weldon Larrabee, Hoi
lace Ransdell, Merrick Shirley, Myron Oonhalm,
Hubert James, Ethel Smith. Herbert Ayer, Glenn
Lewis, Oscar Johnson, Grave Stevens, Alfred
McKenney, Minard Moist, Arthur Myers, Mar
jorie Mills, Grace Emery, Hasel Ryan, Esther
Carlson, Esther Kapelovitz, David Rowan, Henry
and Booms, Grades, (2d)A
and B, (1st).
Grace Taylor and Helen Rogers,
Jerry Hndson, president Horace Hill,
secretary Marjorle Carlsrnd, Harry Bos
enberg, Harold Bennett, Arthur Carl*
son. May Peterson, Algeroy Le Claire, Howard
Johnson. Frank Paulson, Edith Schibsbr, Byron
Howe, Gladys Van Fossen. Helen Mackearly.
Leonard ESrlckson, Beccle Currer, Laurence Le
Roy Otis, Gwladys Haight. Dean Brown, Boseoe
Mnrnane, Myrtle Olson. Harry Hight, Buta Nel
son. Emerald Bottineau. Gertrude Painter, DaTid
Peterson, Grace Tinton, Marjorle Medley, Is*.
belle Barney. Irene Lucas. Ralph Butman, Olta i
Rieck. Donald McKlnnon. Byrl Btther. Eddie
Abrahamsen. Ned Shevlln. Elizabeth Robinson,
Imbrose Supple, Elva Bor, Carl Bratnober, Both
Oleson, James Geggie, Margaret Fox, Sanford
Small, Paul Anderson, Josephine Little. Charles
Latshaw, Percy Wilson, Harry McKenzie, Doug
las Rooe, Grace Hurlbut. Henry Norton,
Boom, (1st) Grade.
Kate L. Christman, teacher.
John O. Woodward, president Laura Kaylort
secretary. Edna Douglas. Dorothv Klepper,
Lillian Murname, May Bell Martin, Hazel Swan*
sen Douglas Bisbee. Homer Morris Harold Wal
lace. Annetta Lilyengren. Myrtle Erickson. Mil
dred Peterson, Lena Sthosson. Irma Savoy,
Madolln McQuade. Dorothy Brown, Blanch Si
mons, Lehan Hamlin. Gertrude Carlsrood, B*r
nice Kay, Harold Paulson, Jerold Supple. Bich
mond Connor, Opal MlUer, Milton Back. Myrtle
Ken ell. Mathen Hoher. Vera Bennett, A. J.
Barry, Stella Waygante, Adeline Wilson, Shir
ley Litchfield. Alberta Wriffht.
TO YISIT TWIN CITIES
Syria Temple, Mystic Shrine, 7
Pittsburg, has included Minneapobs in
its itinerary for 1906. This temple,
which is said to be the very warmest,
will pass thru Minneapolis on its pil
grimage to the thirtv-econd annual
session of the imperial council at os
Angeles. The pilgrimage will begin
April 25 and end May 18.
The route of the Syrian special train
will be the-Wabash road to Chicago,
Wisconsin Central to Minneapolis, Soo
Pacific to Sumas, Northern Pacific to
Portland, Southern Pacific to Los Ange
les The return will be by the Santa
Fe'and the Wabash.
The Pittsburg nobles will reach St.
Paul at 8 a.m., April 26. They will
breakfast on the tram and take trolley
cars for a trip thru the twin cities and
to Lake Minnetonka. A Minneapolis
the train will be taken again, depart-^
ing at 11 a.m.
The routebook of Syria Temple is an
elaborate volume which contains the
following comparative interesting com
ment: '"Minneapolis is younger, larger,
and more advantageously situated than
St. Paul. The principal advantages are
the immense waterpower employed by
the falls, one alone, St. Anthony falls,
aggregating 40,000 utilized horsepower,
employed almost wholly in the manufac
ture of flour. I is called the flour city.
The University of Minnesota, the
fourth largest in the United States, ia
here and has over 4,000 students."
M. ft St. L. Bestores Train Service.
Commencing Sunday, April 22nd, the
Minneapolis & Louis Railroad will
replace trains NoSf 13 and 16, between.
the Twin Cities and Madison, Minn,
and Estherville, la., which were tem
porarily withdrawn from service April
8th, dn account of the Coal strike.
Train No. 15 arrives Min'/eapolis 11:31
a.m., St. Paul 12:05 noon. Train No
16 leaves St. Paul 5:40 p.nu, Minne
apolis 6:15 p.m.
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