Newspaper Page Text
that there was an invisible presence following stealthily, unseen and soundless,
When you feel that you are not as good to look upon as you-once were or
as charming as the high school girls whom you watch with adoring eyes in
speechless distance, it is well to remember that the personality is only a mask
and that the real you is still an Apollo. "Persona" is a Latin word meaning
"mask." It comes from "per" (thru) and "sonare" (to sound). It is the
thing"you speak thru. It isn't the real you. It is only your personality.
We are going to lose this mask some day, then you'come around and look
over our individuality and see if we are not a CTackerjack. A. J. E.
Monday Evening, Viv.M
the Long Bow
"By nature's walks, shoot folly as It flies."
Curtain ^Raisers that Profoundly Appeal to tho EmotionsOn or Two Wonderful
Acts Along the Line of the Newer DramaSights and Sounds that Beach
Into the Depths of Our Mysterious Being.
When thelfolks are all away, and you are alone in the house and have sat
up late to read by the comfortable open fire and there is an intense stillness
sabout, have you ever noticed, when you started to go up the stairs in the dark,
by your side?
You haven't? Well, neither have we, but this is the thought that a Phila-
delphia lady has woven into a kind of one-act curtain raiser which for some
trange reason is called a "dance." Apploton's Magazine tells of it as follows:
Another dancefor so one must call it for -want of a better termshowed
the emotion of fear, or, 'The Apprehension of the Unrevealed.* For this the
candles in the sconces were extinguished and we sat in total darkness and si-
lence for a few moments. The spell bound us all. In the other room a faint
gleam grew nearer and nearer till the dancer swam into our ken, bearing in her,
hand a taper. Slowly she crossed the room and paused a moment you felt that
she had become aware of some stealthy thing following her. With infinitesimal
movements she turned, her head at first, then her body and feet, the smile-fading
from her lips and a growing terror taking her place, till as she confronted the
invisible horror her whole face and figure contorted, she flung out her arms to
keep it back, dropping her candle, which quivered in a quick descending zigzag,
and w'b were plunged in darkness again. It was almost insupportably awful."
We have not seen this act, but we have frequently seen one that is much
more moving and fundamental. The actress, a young Swedish lady, has made a
wonderful success of it. The scene is laid. in- a comfortable apartment with
genuine old crockery about the walls. Dining room chairs are about and there
is a neatly set table in the center of the stage. The actress deftly places a yard
of steak and a dish of baked potatoes on the table and with a simple movement
of the wrist.rings the bell to indicate that dinner is served.
We are profoundly moved. For you may suspect by this time that this is
They had a festal Christmas at Grafton, N. D. Editor Pierce regretfully
tells of a Graf toner who, late in the evening, was seen-around the drug store
trying to -buy birdseed for nis cuckoo clock.
This sad case is paralleled by the Minneapolis victim who came home late
and decided to feed the stock so as not to be aroused too early. His wife caught
him dumping a half peck o*..oats in front of the clotheshorse.
"Little bird, won't you tell me why newspaper writers/are so homelyt
Why brains and beauty never mix?" says Uncle Pease of Anoka, and then he
gives a list of what Mr. Sjoblom would call the clock-stoppers of the Minne-
sota press. It came as a distinct shock to find that our Abou Ben Adhem led
all the rest. While we have never regarded the others named as particularly
handsome, we have felt that the first party- put down in black and -white by
Uncle Pease in his indictment was not so horribly homely.
Barring a few grievous doubts when shaving, for few men can face them-
selves with a razor and retain a serene assurance of comeliness, we have been
remarkably satisfied with our clear-cut, incisive and intelligent features. But
[Uncle Fease's strictures have shaken UB somewhat. We doubt.
It. may not be very handsome but it is a mug that we have found wears
well, does not flap around in the breeze and serves as..well-as.-a mask as, perhaps,
could be expected.
JAMES Ch DOYLE, SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE.
When I was 4 or 5 years old I caught my first fish. This is as far back as
I can remember. In those days my folks lived in East Broughton, St. Peter's
county, province of Quebec. One day I was allowed to go fishing with a lot of
Other/bpys. Of course I -wanted to fish and was provided with a short pole to
which was tied a piece of twine with a bent pin at the end, This was good
enough for me and I had just as much fun as the rest. When I got a bite I
pulled away and landed a fine trout. I was the happiest kid in the whole
county that day and my folks say that I kept on talking about that fish for a
long time afterward.
.Buzfuz, K. C.Now, sir, did you or did you not on the date in question
or at any other time say.to the defendant or any one else that the statement
imputed"to you and .denied by the plaintiff -was a matter of no moment or
otherwise? Answer me, yearor no.
nr- fifnTifil r.HMiit "i WiitfWrifWii i
^adored TOaew-Jes a* wnatM&e yatlw. ?$ ~--lu-~
A SKATE ON OLD TONKA
We came mighty near going skating
last Sunday. Mihnetonka was like a
mirror, and as hard as granite. There
wasn't a summer dude nor a gasolene
launch in sight. Our rheumatism was
better and a glance in the looking glass
assured us that our hair was less gray
than we supposed. We would borrow
a pair of skates of one of our several
sons and go to the lake, carefully avoid
ing the parsonage, and be a boy again.
We would skate to Spirit Knob, climb
to its summit and endeavor to decipher
the Indian hieroglyphics on
waiting for "yra
A USE POE THE SNOWSHOVEL.
Lest It Become Entirely Obsolete, of Course the Minneapolis Citizen Could
Use the Snowshov el in This Manner.
big black oak tree W
could count the deer in the heavy tim
ber skirting the lake and look ior an
Indian catop. We would probably find
Hen Hoagland, Quincy Harrington and
Will Mattison skating somewhere along
the shore and we would go to Excelsior
in their company and lick every kid we
found playing hookey from Sunday
schooL We would go thru Hulls nar
rows up into Jennings' bay and stop at
Jennings' house and ask for a drink of
water and perhaps Mrs. Jennings would
give ue a doughnut. We would build
a fire on Bijsr island and cook the pick
erel that tried to bite us as we skated
noiselessly past old Tozer's fishhouse,
and after a rest we would skate over to
and slide Bob's
would sfeatold b&&J$
fitjhbouse way down behind Ceda*
point and asek Lute Bartow to watch it
Wayzata, keeping the old stone shop
between us and the windows of Wiman^
Dudley's house and raise the sail .on
Jim Dudley's iceboat and $tgrg.. |py a
eruipe of the big lake, lejgvinft J^nx.to.
desecrate the Sabbajth 'with Mpoiflnt
profanity on shore. Mnally, Wftpuhl
Jan4 a* Uncle Steve !rjaf ripgjiqn. s,*jjjjjie
bu skates from our
Carrying brick in right handI km watching
Carrying brick in left handI feel secure.
Biting corner of brickI love you.
Rubbing brick on noseWrite to me.
Wrapping brick In handkerchiefI doubt you.
Throwing brick thru -windowBeware of the
Balancing brick on cblnWe are watched.
Striking back of head with brickI am mar
Scratching ear with brickDon't speak to me.
Throwing brick at stranger's headI want to
make an Impression.
Putting brick in pocketWe are safe.
This code has the ftdrantage of being certain
to attract attention, and bricks are always to
be found, even when your fan is borne.An
BUCK AGUE AGAIN
A man who formerly made his living
in Grafton by the pharmaceutical
route, but who is now building pills
under his own drugstore Sign in another
part of the state, suffered a severe run
of buck fever lately. He bought the
latest thing in the. way of a riflej the
engraving on the barrels taking one
man thirty days to. e^ectute. He pre
pared his .legs inJ
lb hg leggingB'-MFeg
Prepared in this manner are said' 6'"-
eep several seasons. His raiment
thruout and in other places was se
lected, with care wi-th an idea to fool
the mild-eyed deer,in his native wilds.
Everything being Tfeady he hied him
self to the tall timber and tools, apart
ments In' a tree,"where for several days
he waited, and watched for game* When
he wasn't in the tree he was in a
near-by hut boiling potatoes or accumu
lating ieeded re'sti-F-On the third -day
the deer came,
Ja big buck with horns
like a hatrack. If trotted toward the
tree and the hunter shook like a dice
game at a turkey raffle. The lead pill
agent put his costly rifle to his shoulder
and waited until the deer was directly
under him. Then li% pulled. pulled
like a mule hitched* to. an overloaded
dray, but there Was1
aching |e"et 18
hobble hurriedly and painfull"y 'nbin'Q t'o
avoid the penalty for being -late for
milking time.Warren 'Wakefield in
A BRICK FLIRTATION.
4 Yorkshire girl asks tor a'simple coa ot
flirtation, saying that she ie tamilift wlfc |*e
fan and handkerchief system, an yfanjtt |o
know If there Is no other. i
Here Is a simple codethe brickbat flirtation:
Picking up a brick from the street-I am
no response no
rifle report Tent ttie^ir no bullet sped
from the gun and Sttucfe the dee be
tween the eyebrows-.
$e With the gun'Until it had trotted
out of.sight and Was forever lost. His
fallowing availed ""him nothing. He
foiirh!" just as well1
-hav followed him
With a: buggy whip// When the deer
TSraa put of siftht and the hunter's an
guipih was a foot'.thick and still freez
ing jje: glanced at hiB trigger finger and
fjpn|J. that had been pulling on the
and Hfhe trigger had'not
befiff: touched.GFi&fton Record.
A STACrCr^K^fCr THOUGHT
The Geographic^ society was in ses
Biin,'.' "dtoned on the speaker
o| the moment, is 1,200,000 times
Japger than the earth. Thus We seen
J!,$Bu-t:suddenly,, 'from'the rear of the
najli a. shriek rang Out. Then came the
sound of. a heavy fall. The fcreat Arci
ti explorer had fainted.
I was thinking," the man mur
mured feebly, when they brought him
to, "what a job they must have up
there trying to discover the North
The king of Ijtaly is a vegetarian.
Mice, tho fond- of butter, will not
Chess is the oldest game. Its age is
A man's hair'turns gray five years
sooner than,^a woman's.
THE NEWLYWEDS THEIR BABY,
By GEOEGE McMANTJS.
.Evidentlyi.America is not the -dihl*.
pools' paradise where the hoodwinking
*nj collectors of antiquities is a profit
able business, i&ere is^a scheme-wfTcJC
ia true in' afft-Usr- details and is p?5*
Let the reader imagine he is listen
ing to the end of an earnest conversa
tion between a dealer of world-wide
reputation and-one of-the letter's jnpst
important customers, a man whose bot-'
tohiJess purse is .the Mestar of all
swindledom. The Visitor complains
that, nothing really fine is to be picked
up nowadays. When he thinks he has
at length discovered Bome ancient piece
or furniture i an out-of-the-way farm
house, he is sure to learn at the last
moment that it is not authentic and
has merely been planted there by some
cimning rogue of Wardour street or the
.Bue, des Faussaires.
"Ah," replies the dealer, looking
very sage, 1 know at least one place
where there are still some perfect treas
ures! Jt's an old Elizabethan mansion
in plumberingshire, but the owner, an
unmarried lady, nearly 70, tho she *as
barely enough.to live upon, absolutely
refuses to sell a single article. She
won't even allow a stranger to enter
the house. I managed to get in by a
trick once, and I assure you I was al
most dumfounded at what I saw The
whole plaee is in identically the same
State as it was two hundred years
The hook is now baited but-=the
dealer^ who knows his man, allows sev
eral days to* elapse. Then he sends a
j-^Jusi learned that the old lad^will
be absent..from home for. a daiy ofc#vvQ
can bribe/iSeryants to show hbuseJP
The place is some distance front-Eon
don no-.matter, off the pair,gGJ*only
to find, on arrival at their., destrawtion
that, toy some fatality, the "owe%
the house has not gone, away: aft&? :all,
so that the inspection must, perforce,
be put off. Naturally the collector, if
he ber worth his salt, knows no rest
until another opportunity to see the
treasures presents itself.'
His desire is finally gratified, and in
company with his "disinterested"
cicerone, he is allowed to run hastily
thru a few. rooms filled with dusty, old
furniture piled up in picturesque con
fusion. He is not permitted to make
a dose inspection under pretext that
the old lady may return at any mor
ment, and that he will find it difficult
to explain his presence.
"What a terrible pity," sigh both
men simultaneously as they hurry: away,
"that such admirable specimens shodid
remain.here in the dust!"
A month, perhaps two months, pass
then one morning the dealer rushes in
breathlessly to his customer's presence.
"You remember the old lady?"
"Yes what about her?"
"She is absplutely compelled at last
to raise some ready money,'' 'and has
consented to sell me some of*her most
Jove, wha luck every
thing you can for me. I must" have
those things, whatever they teost^-':
Whait the' confiding millionaire did
not knowtho--he- ought jto- suspect
something of the kind now-^fo that the
Elizabethan mansion was rented by the
dealer that all it contained was the
same person's property, and* that both
the carefully- trained servants and the.
old lady hersef were in his pay.
SIB JAMES SCARLETT'S TACTICS
The Hon. Mrs. Percy Synge, who has
arrived in America en route for the
far,,west of Canada, to take up medi
cal-practice there as a physician and
surgeon, is a aieter of th"o lata Lord
Abinger, and' is half an American, her
mother, widow of the third Lord Abin*
er having been a daughter of Commb
George A. Magruder, of the
United States navy. i
The first Lord Abinger, her grand-:
father, was the celebrated lawyer who'
achieved much fame at the bar as Sir
James Scarlett. On one occasion he
had to call a witness whqse evidence
he was told woulcf be somewhat danger
ous unless he was thrown off his guard
and rattled. The man in quesijibn^an
influential city merchant, whose vulner
able point was said to be'* his self
esteemwas ushered into the "witness
box, a portly, overdressed person,
beaming with self-assurance/:
him over for a few minutes without
saying a word, Sir James opened fire:
Mr. Tompkins, I believe V'
"Yes.*.' "You are a stock broker, I believe!
are you not?
Sir James paused again for a few
seconds, and making an attentive sur
yey of his victim, remarked senten
tiously: "And a very fine and well
dressed ham you are, sir.'' .The shout
of laughter which followed, and in
which fiven the presiding judge was
compelled, to join, completely discon
certed the witness, and Sir James' ob
ject was attained.New York Tribune.
Hurrah derives from the old Egyp
tian battlecry, "Hoo-ra," whichmeans
NORTHWESTERN NATIONAL BANK
The bes't proof of, good service
is constant growth we invite
investigation of our modern
W may live without conscience,
and Kve without heart
We may live
iWe may live
"Th good of the old, the
best of the new methods.''
IN CONNECTION WITH
The Postal TelegripIuCable
Warm Golf Gloves-
25e and 3c quality,
music and art
cannot live witKout
75c and $1.00 quality, cn~~
reduced to OJ7C
Yan Tilburg's Decarbonized
THE LEADING BUSINESS COLLEGE OF THE NORTHWEST
WiU not carbonize tiie cylinder, mae''4
full line of
Write for prices.
THE VAN TILBURG CO.,
^i- Journal ads are by &
Strongest Faculty Largest Attendance Finest Location-and Equipment
Winter Term Op&tfs Jan. 2, 1907
The TACT that this college has DOUBLE THE ATTENDANCE of a.ny
other business school in the Twin Cities proves conclusively that it must
bo BETTEE. One reason why this school is so popular is because our
graduates have no trouble in getting positions. Last year more than 250
good positions were unfilled by us through not having a sufficient number
of competent graduates. Be sure to visit our school, or write for our
handsome prospectus before choosing your school.
Books and, Supplies Free. Graduates Placed in Positions.
VEHON' S isi
$5 $6 $7
Best Fitting Panti On Earth.
411 Nicollet Av.
y- i'li'vu''' tp^'li111:,::
i- U'[%. "^P-k^ i-S^?.'
Shaving Outfits, Toilet
Articles. Cutlery Grinding.
R. H. HEGENER,
207 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis.
who-wa-ne ar buyers.reaThat'speo- why
4 The Journal carries the most classi- S
EUGG & BOYCE. 305 Central Ave.
If Once You'd- Try, You'd Always Buy
Straight Kentucky good. Bemem-^^ A|.
berNO BLENDPer quart... N alf
AD0LPH EISLER, ~JT^LA
5vtcbMet of $1 or more dolivered froe to any pari of the city.
"Strictly Cash Wholesale and Retail Liquoi
1 House. Established 25* years.
San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt
?SALT U4KE ROUTEw
The new ShQjrt.Iiine from^alt Lrake City to lios Angeles passing
through th$W3i!j$Q3 dStr|ets of Nevada and the orange proves
of "CaHforiuat Tfea-D^^^jee^ipg cars daily between CHioago St.
Louis 'm^iKko^^i^' Weekly tdUri^t cars from Sty^aul and
^^sS-%%M\%^rl \\i -7 i
General Aaent, Z02 Clark St, Chicaflo