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Limiting Railroad. Stocks.
Some interesting legal questions come
up in connection with the Great North-
ern^ $60,000,000 stock issue, and At-
torney General Young's threatened suit
to prevent the plan. Under the law
this stock cannot be issued without
consent of the railroad commission, and
the Great Northern's territorial charter
gives it no immunity in this respect.
So. if the stock is issued without con-
sent of the state, it would violate the
law and make the road liable to for-
feit its charter.
At first thought it seems that such
ought to be the remedy of the state.
But what good would \t do to revoke
the Charter, when Kew Jersey affords
such a safe and convenient haven for
all distressed corporation craft? The
Great Northern would speedily incor-
porate in New Jersey and remove itself
from the -jurisdiction of Minnesota. It
is to the advantage of the state to
have the road remain a Minnesota cor-
The attorney general purposes to ask
for an injunction against the sale of
the stock unless the law is complied
with. The thought arises that an in-
-junction might also be avoided by the
New Jersey dodge. But so long as the
Great Northern railway of Minnesota
exists, the state has a remedy, in pre-
venting the local corporation from trans-
ferring its property or rights. It is not
likely that all the acumen of Mr. Hill's
lawyers could find a way to dodgre an
injunction issued by the Minnesota
The situation, however, serves to give
added force to arguments for close fed-
eral control and supervision of all cor-
porations doing interstate business.
State lines are such vexatious barriers
that state control is always hampered
or nullified, as it was in the Northern
^Securities case. With railroad systems
reaching from ocean to ocean, it is ab-
surd that the general government should
have so little power to regqlate them.
One of the first federal laws on the
subiect should be on this very ques-
tion of capitalization. Massachusetts
has a statute on the subject worth
copying. It provides that when new
stock is issued, the purchasers must
pay into the treasury of the corpqra-
tion, not the par value, but the market
value of the stock. Such a rule would
,give the Great Northern in this instance
$125,000,000 to spend on betterments or
new lines, with only $60,000,000 added
to its book capital. It would end that
form of melon-cutting.
If the man is willing to teach her how
to skate it is a sign that he is all hers.
The Latest Thing in Constitutions.
The very latest word in constitution
making has been said in the instrument
recently granted to the Transvaal by
the British government. The English
liberals have departed from the home
model in several notable particulars.
Those old radical idealsmanhood suf-
frage and payment of the lawmakers
are features of the self-government
granted to the conquered country. The
evils that follow from the British par-
liamentary custom of serving without
pay are thus to be avoided. None but
a -well to do man can stand for parlia-
ment in the mother country, unless, in-
deed," he is supported by some organiza-
tion like the labor party, which taxes
itself to support its own members, or
like the Irish party organization, which
lias to find $125,000 annually among the
friends of Ireland to pay salaries to
its members of parliament.
An interesting feature of the "salary-
plan provides that in addition to the
$750 paid to each member for the ses-
sion, there is a per diem oi $10 contin-
gent on the actual attendance of the
member. This secures full attendance.
The maximum-amount that can be paid
to each member is $1,500. There are to
be two chambers, but the upper one is,
after the first appointments by the gov-
ernor, to be as tmily elective as the
The Boers are given equal voice and
citizenship with, those of English birth,
^ana either the Duteh or English lan
Jkguage may be used in the legislature,
s**n the courts and in the laws, ,|Thus
the'poetical liberties of the compatriots
nf Oom Paul are preserved and they
'are reconciled to British rule.
There are some important reserva-
tions of power to the crown thru -the
J. S. McLAIN,
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veto privilege, the most important of
which enables the imperial government
to undo as far as possible the evils it
engendered by admitting Chinese labor
for the mines. It is now seen that a
tremendous mistake, moral and eco-
nomic, was made when the coolies were
brought in, and the imperial govern-
ment will take steps to see that no
more are brought in.
Altogether, the new constitution
looks like a wise and statesmanlike so-
lution of the troubles that have fol-
io-wed the Boer war.
Former wives of James G. Blaine, Jr.,
are not thinking of holding a convention.
When the Canadian parliament reas
after the holidays it will have
up for consideration a bill for the re-
form of the elections act. Among other
things which the government' -will in-
ject into the law will be a provision to
punish neglect of the franchise. The
voter who refrains or refuses without
good excuse to exerciso his franchise
rights will be deprived of them for six
years and -will be punished otherwise if
he tries to vote while under suspension.
Whether there is sentiment in favor
of such a law in this country or not
there is justice in it. Election day in
many states has been declared a holi-
In all states the employee is guar-
anteed by law time to go to the polls
and back without loss o pay. These
stoppages of industry indicate that the
state puts the duty of voting above the
duty of carrying forward the business
of the country for that day at least.
Nevertheless there is always a hiatus
between the registered and the actual-
ly cast vote and there is probably a
hiatus between the registered vote and
the number of persons eligible to exer-
cise the franchise.
That any appreciable number of per
sons should be permitted to disdain
their duty to the state on election day
is inconsistent with the precautions
taken to guarantee those electoral
rights on which we lay so much
stress. "We take considerable pains to
investigate the standing of the man
who offers himself for registration. He
must be a citizen, he must be a resi-
dent of the state and of the district in
which he offers to vote. He must meet
other requirements. But we take no
account of his neighbor equally quali-
fied who uses his own pleasure whether
he will exercise the franchise or not.
The state might at least, with proprie-
ty, inquire whether such a man had a
-valid excuse. If he did not there would
certainly be good reason to enforce
against him the Canadian idea of tem-
porary suspension of his privilege.
The safety of republican institutions
depends to a great degree upon the
willingness of the citizens, at stated
periods, to neglect their own affairs to
take part in the affairs of the public.
The greater the body of citizens who
vote the greater the safety of the gov-
ernment. Every man who, without good
excuse, deserts the polls, puts himself
in a position analogous to the man who,
without good excuse, deserts the de-
fense of his country in time of war.
Punishment of the one offense is rec-
ognized as of prime importance. Pun-
ishment of the other has never been
made a matter of statute in this coun-
try. That it will be at some time seems
reasonable from the fact that a neigh-
boring country, with institutions simi-
lar to ours, is facing the necessity.
If the time shall come in America
when a man is punished for not voting,
it is greatly to be feared that it will
be the "good citizens" who will suf
fer. They are the ones who are most
apt to talk pessimistically thru a cam
paign and bury themselves in their of
fices or homes on election day, leaving
the voting to those they have de
nounced as unfit to carry on the gov
Japan is starting a complete $10,000,-
000 steel plant That nation must need
Solving Race Ptoblem.
The blood spilled in the Atlanta riots
will not have been shed in vain, if the
cries of their victims awake the better
thought of the south to the necessity
of moving toward the solution of the
race problem. This very result seems,
indeed, to have been attained. The best
men of Atlanta, both white and black,
are at last enlisted in the cause. They
are working out practical methods by
which, on the one hand, the whites may
be brought to a juster conception of
the rights and the needs of the colored
man, and by which, on the other band,,
the blacks may be inspired to raise
themselves to a higher level of useful-
ness in the community.
These methods involve as their guid-
ing principle a spirit of enlightened
co-operation between the races. Activi-
ties have become manifest in three
different fields of endeavorcivic, in-
dustrial and religious. In Atlanta
there have been formed two civic
leagues, one white and one colored,
-whose avowed object it is to promote
peace between the races, see that of-
fenders of both races are apprehended
and justice impartially administered,
and permanently to secure protection to
both white and black.'' On the rolls
of these co-operating leagues are the
names of the foremost and best citi
zens of Atlanta. They have practical
ideas and mean to workas our voters'
and civic leagues do in the northin
practical ways. As an illustration may
be cited the plan of making the colored
race feel its-responsibilities by naming
colored policemen in districts given up
to the. blacks. There can be no doubt
that the colored race, like the Indians,
will respond quickly to such treatment
and that order will thus be maintained
far more easily and effectively than
Industrial schools fostered by the
state and scattered thruout its territory
form another helpful plan,* This, of
ec-vfsc, is a practical adoption of the
helpful Booker T. Washington idea,
Ccoigia is spending a large amount of
nwey on eleven agricultural schools
w^fe'ch &X6 to educate the white farm-
ers'/ It* is^now-ttrged -that-as* an offset
to this plan, which takes no .account of
the 42 ber cent of the population that
is colored, industrial schools for the
b'acks be established. Nor would the
K-nefits of such a plan accrue entirely
to the immediate beneficiaries, for
there could be no more profitable in
vestment for the ruling classes than
some educational scheme -which would
industrialize the negro, lift him out
of the rut of laziness and idleness and
make him a strong factor in the devel
opment of the new south. Every les
son the negro learns in the blessings of
productive labor removes him by that
much from the tendency toward shift-
lessness and lawlessness.
The religious element is doing its
whole duty by striving to bring about a
better and more helpful understanding
between the races. Out of frequent
conferences between religious leaders,
both white and black, has grown an
organization whose object it is to pro-
mote*" the highest type of citizenship,
promote peace and good will between
the races and propose from time to
time such legislation as conditions may
require." This legion of honor it is
proposed to extend thruout the whole
Th^ese movements, for the particulars
of which we are indebted to the Inde-
pendent, are full of promise. They
show an awakening on the part of the
very men who must solve the race prob-
lem if it is ever to be solved and who
must supersede the Tillmans and the
Vardamans in speaking for the south.
Aid. Hlnky Dink threatens to make
Chicago so decent that the present pop-
ulation cannot live there, This ls due
to threats to make the alderman's
"place" observe even the little law that
exists. A taste of the lid will do no
harm in Chicago.
The Tribune suggests that the union
depot be located in Loring park. "Why,
certainly, or on top of the court house,
where It would be ready for the trains
of airships when they come into use.
When it comes to fighting with Japan
we shall be able to match dollars for a
whole evening after Japan is broke A
respectable navy and a full treasury are
joint guarantors of peac.
Jerum K. Jerum says that the books
which are read In this country are mainly
third-rate novels. How can that be?
Don't we read most of those that sell
Jeffries Is willing to lick a fellow man
for $50,000, but he Is not the kind of man
who hops up and down and demands a
chance to fleht for marbles or chalk
Senator Foraker's idea of an army is
that it should be a little better organized
than a palm garden, say about as law-
abiding as a Cincinnati caucus.
Who was it that first thought of ask-
ing the government to stock the new
Princeton lake with fish' Nobody but
Every bit of information from Belgrade
indicates that King Peter would do well
to keep the doors locked and sleep with
one eye open
A scientist says the days of blond*
men are numbered. The days" of the
blonde who raises drooping side whiskers
ought to, be.
Strawberries in Boston are selling at
5 cents each but no one has yet broken
a leg in the rush to get them.
Mr\ Brlce may find among UB more
wealth but less commonwealth. It Is
bunched, too much
It Is about time for the astrologers to
announce that the year 1907 will be one
of great calamities.
Demurrage a State Question.
To tha Editor of The Journal.
I noticed an article in The Journal
of last Saturday, purporting to be an in
terview with E. E. Clark, interstate com
merce commissioner, in which he says
that the individual state legislatures
should keep hands off in respect to recip
rocal demurrage laws and leave the ques
tion of the car shortage problem to con
gress for a future remedy. You cannot
do the shippers of this state any greater
service than lay calling attention to the
error or this view or the question. Con
gress has control over interstate traffic
solely, and, should it pass any laws, they
would benefit the interstate shippers only,
those shippers that are strictly interested
in intrastate shipments would suffer more
tharf at present, as they would be with
out any protection inl times of scarcity of
empty cars and their wants would be al
most entirely ignored until those that
were protected had been fully supplied.
It is therefore equally important that the
various states should protect their ship
pers by iaw.
Another view of this question which
has been held by some of our best author
ities is that demurrage is strictly a state
proposition, not being in any way a part
of a thru rate, but an entirely separate
charge accruing solely within the state,
and therefore strictly governed by state
laws. a S. Loftus,
Commissioner. Minnesota Shippers & Re
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 24, 1906.
A POSE it
E. H. Harriman is reported to have said
that he is willing to spend $10,000,000 in
having e^-Govemor Odell of New York
rehabilitated How -would you like to be
so far down that it ^ould take as much
as that to rehabilitate you?
LET HIM WRI TE A BOOK
I^et us sympathize with the poor kaiser.
He cannot send even one message a day
to his congress.
THE SECRET OF HUMAN SOCIETY
It is only because each man is so differ
ent from his fellows that we are able to
endure one another's company,
THIS DATE IN HISTORY
1775Montgomery killed at battle
1880Samuel Dexter of Massachu
setts became secretary of treasury.
1838Emlle Loubet, ex-presldent
of France, born.
1151Austrian emperor revoked
constitution of March 4, 1849.
1862-Battle of Murfreeeboro, or
1868General Sheridan captured
the Indian chiefs, Santanta and
Lone Wolf. $
1882Leon Gambetta, "ex-dlctator
of France, died. Born 1P38.
THE MINNEAPOLIS' lOURNAI,.
GOALS FROM Tip, HELJ&Uj
People of Linden KUlar were greatly
excited yesterday by the tribune's effort
to locate a, new union depot in Loring
park. They demanded to know why the
Improvement association of the Hills was
not getting busy when union stations
were being: passed around. Alderman
Schoonmaker arose earty, and after but
ting the snow off the sidewalks of his con
stituents, called a hurried meeting of the
leading men at the Forty-second street
station. It was Informally decided that
he should make application for a union
depot, to be located at the,-cemetery-gate.
This location, it is believed, is the most
central for th,e people Of the Hills and the
city. The tracks can easily brought
across Lake Calhoun, if the ferry sys
tem is not adopted. There is some kick
ing on the part of the park board about
the encroachment upon parte lands, tout
M. O. Nelson, who joins the park board
next week, and who is deeply interested
in the union depot scheme, is expected
to quell the opposition in that quarter.
That there is a good deal of the milk of
hman Kindness in Minneapolis is evi-
denced by an occurrence In the southern
part of the city a few days ago. A young
railroad man had established himself
with his wife and child in a irlodest cot
tage near the city limits. On Christmas
day fire visited them, taking' nold of the
little house with such vigor that the fam
ily barely escaped with their lives. They
saved nothing except what they wore.
When the young husband returned about
10 o'clock from one of his trips on the
road, he found the wind playing with the
ashes of his home, and his wife and
child being cared for at a neighbor's. Tho
not objects of charity the young couple
were in hard straits. They had no place
to live, no clothing, and not a stick of
furniture The news spread In the neigh
borhood, and within a few days the fam
ily was made happy in the offer of the
free use of a little cottage for three
months while they look around and settle
themselves elsewhere. The place to
which they are invited Is completely fur
nished lacking: only a set of dishes to
make It a complete home.
Tou have read, of course, the tradition
that a physician coming into the room of
a man desperately sick, will take up his
hand to feel his pulse, and will, if the
man is past human help, arop the hand,
but if the patient has vitality still left in
him, gently lay the hand down again.
Dickens makes dramatic use of this story
about doctors in "Our Mutual Friend"
where Lizzie Hexam watches the sur
geon holding the hand of Eugene Wray
burn, whom she has just rescued from
the river after his terrible beating at the
hands of Bradley Headstone.
Some way we have the same feeling
when handing a ticket to a railroad con
ductor. He eyes you suspiciously while
you are fumbling In your pockets for it.
He seems to be asking himself, "Haven't
I put you off a train somewhere before''"
While he is examining the ticket you
pretend carelessly to read, or to non
chalantly look out the window. But all
the time you are watching the conductor
He strips the ticket thru n-s angers in
solently and looks up at you again with
that old air of half-suppressed suspicion.
You fce&in to feel hot about the hair "Is
there anything the matter with that tick
et? Did you forget to sign it in seven
places? Are you on the wrong train, go
ing in the wrong direction?" Such
thoughts scurry thru your brain, reducing
you to a pulp of a man in tne presence
of this official ogre. The sti^in is just
coming to the breaking point when he
thrusts it back at you with the growl,
You have forgotten to sign in
eighth place. Feverishly and thankfully
you sign again, for it is an evidence that
you are not on the wrong train nor the
wrong railroad, notf speeding toward
Portland when you intended to go to Du
I have known passengers in the reac
tion from terror to attempt familiarities
with conductors, such as asking them the
correct time or how the weather is out
side, but I am glad to say I never did,
and also that I never knew any passenger
to get anywhere with such tactics. Con
ductors will not stand for it.
Metropolitan"Way Down East."
Squire .Amasa. Bartlett and his inter
esting family from 'way down east are
making their annual visit in Minneapolis
Their family troubles are, as usual, arous
ing much sympathy for the new servant,
Who is really a well-born girl in trouble,
and for the manl) young son who takes
her part against the stern Puritanism of
the squire. The old man cannot brook
any fracture of the ten commandments,
more especially the seventh one, and he
uncompromisingly turns the girl out into
a snowstorm that looked as blizzardy
last night as the real one raging out
While the rest of the family are pio
vided with the fur caps, warm mittens
and voluminous comforters of New Eng
land, the girl only has a light spring
wrap and low shoes She carelessly drops
the wrap near the lafee, -where there are
suicidal holes in the ice. Manly young
son finds her presently, however, and
pneumonia is waided off by the arrival
of the village doctor without his medi
cine case. Squire Bartlett finds, too.
that he has been a little hastyas even
Puritans sometimes areand has turned
the wrong person out of his house, the
man in the case being the more worthy
of expulsion. So he is able to consent to
the wedding without compounding a
felony. On this melodramatic string are
hung many gems of bucolic comedy. The
types of rural character are diverse and
interesting, even if at times exaggerated.
Despite its age. "Way Down East" has
not been allowed to deteriorate. On the
contrary, it is played by an exoellent
company and all the effects And "busi
ness" are so well arranged that the air
of spontaneity, so essential if illusion is
to be preserved has not been lost Phoebe
Davis plays the wronged girl
jus^sincle wronged girls have been1 played
melodrama began, but with a reservation
her climaxes very
effective. Ulric B. Collins plays the man
ly young son without the least affectation
nan, as provocative of laughter as ever
there is Frank Currier's capital work as
the absent-minded professor there is the
sharp-tongued old maid of Ella Hugh
Wood, and her rheumatic admirer, played
effectively by James Galloway, there
is the- highly exaggerated but very amus
ing town constable of Frank Bell there
is the saucy little minx of a niece,
charmingly played by Mabel Strickland
there are the other minor characters and
the sing-Ing^ bertyplckers and all the other
welcorrie features Ht the favorite old
play.j.-^ W. B. Chamberlain.
ert A. Fischer is the stern, but lovable Descriptive booklet on application. Ad
old squire to the life, and Mary Daven- Haagp NT "W T' A oi'
port invests his wife with sweet and un- g^.
Bijou"The Boy Behind the Gun."
Once more noisy melodrama, ab
surd as only the Blaney brethren can
make and act it, holds the boards at
the Bijou. The bloodthirsty gallery
wallows in smoke and fire, imagines it
is seeing the real thing, and encourages
the company, but particularly one Harry
Clay Blaney, to still greater horseplay.
There IS just one thing about the entire
production that would lead a sane per
son to believe that the show fs not a
New Year frolic in a "dippy house," all
the dipples participating. While the
show would be much better and would
perhaps assist in the elevation of the
stage if "The Boy Behind the Gun"
would, only get in front of It while In
action, said boy exhibits almost human
intelligence In holding his position be
It cannot be said that the piece faila
entirely. The melodramaniacs of couwjfe
think' it great and the sane portion of ife
audience is amused by the mass of ab
surdities that combine to make the horse
play last nearly three hours. Mr, Blar
ney's imitation of an American news
paper correspondent is worse than his
imitation of an actor, if that be pos
sible. The so-called incidents of th*e
piece are as absurd as the lines and
the action, but the grand climax is
reached when the Blaney person and
Kitty Wolfe, his partner In crime, sink
the entire Russian navy with six shoot
ers and a Colt bush gun and the curtain
descends in clouds of smoke, leaving a
thinking person filled with regret that
so good a grindstone turner was spoiled
to make so bad an actor.
Money has been spent on the produc
tion, tho a new set of palm trees would
help some. The support is fully ade
quate to the demands placed on It and
shouia not be too harshly judged while
in the company It now keeps. The spe
cialties introduced while away some of
the time. It is only fair, while speak
ing the truth about the production, to
say that the audiences yesterday
seemed to like it. if catcalls, howls
cheers ana applause are any indication.
This week's offering is another tri
umph for the booking agent. It is strong
on comedy of a clean, wholesome sort,
the athletics are new and given with
splendid spirit and the musical features
are above reproach.
The bill opens with Pero and Wilson,
comedy pantominlsts, who introduce new
features into juggling and barrel jump
ing. Anna Chandler follows with songs
and imitations, her best effort being the
coster song, in costume, if such it could
Patrice, the vaudeville veteran of the
eastern circuit, Is paying her first visit
to Minneapolis and on that account is
offering the sketch in which she first
achieved fame, "A New Year's Dream,"
It made the same hit in Minneapolis it
has achieved in other cities and Patrice
gives it all the care that nWked its first
production. Charles Hutchinson does
good work as the "Eddie" of the sketch
Miss Barker, dramatic soprano, re
ceived the usual warm commendation
of the lower floors, but the gallery gave
another exhibition of its intolerance of
anything but rag-time and horse play,
slightly marring- the pleasure of the seat
holders in the splendid work of the
Mazuz and Mazette have enlarged upoh
their comedy acrobatic act and it is
still a screamer with really clever acro
batic work for a background Th'e make
up of Mazuz with his half-whispered
naif-moaned monolog is one of th fun
niest thingis in vaudevilley"
quartet sings with
ail its old-timer vigor and effect and
whole audience is singing it, under tho
leadership of the comedian of the quartet.
J. he Japanesev acrobats are a whole
lemsel es not only on account
of their cleverness, but thru the costum
ing and setting. The "investiture" is
the most gorgeous ever seen in an act
T interesting fiima 0
the kinodrome close the bill.
_____^ -J. H. R.
Mildied Holland win be seen at the
Metropolitan for four nights and matinee,
beginning next Sundaj, evening, in two
new romantic plays. Her bill for Sun
day and Monday evenings will be "The
S ^^the Prince," and on Tuesday
and Wednesday nights and the
Wednesday matinee she will appear in
^radlse ofat Lies
eats tor this engagement can be re
A realistic picture of countrly life i
ming pastora dramas
Out of the Fold," the offering of the
Frawleys for the week at the Lyceum be
ginning tonight. An abundance of spark
ling comedy relieves the pathetic story
of a young girl who, however, is finally
made happy. Tonight is special ladies
night, and matinee prices will prevail for
Billy Van, the eccentric comedian, will
be seen at the Bijou next week in a new
musical comedy entitled "Patsy in Pol
itics." The piece is along original lines
and is said to give the star good oppor
tunity for the exercise of his ability as
a fun-maker. He is surrounded by a com
pany of forty people, and the scenic and
costume effects are unusually elaborate
PENSIONS FOR FIREMEN
BUI Already Drawn for Consideration of
Special to The Journal.
La Crosse, Wis. Dec. 31State fire
men, employees of departments in all
cities of the second, third and fourth
class in Wisconsin, will ask a pension
law of the legislature at the forthcoming
session, a bill to that effect having al
ready been drawn. Disability while in
the service, by injury or thru illness, or
twenty-two years' continuous service are
the requirements for a pension under the
While laboring under a severe nervous
strain caused by sickness, Peter Hotek, a
farmer, committed suicide by shooting
himself thru the head with a shotgun. He
placed the muzzle to his head and pulled
the trigger with a stovepoker. The en
tire top of his head was blown off.
STORM AT HONOLULU
Fierce Electrical Disturbance
Schooner and Canoes.
Honolulu, Dec. 31.Honolulu and vi
cinity yesterday experienced the severest
electrical storm in many years. The
schooner lavinla and hundreds ot canoes
were wrecked. So far as known no lives
A suspected case of plague was dis
covered on the Pacific Mail liner Coptic
upon arrival yesterday from the
oriente routes. Stop-over privileges,
Very Low Fares from Chicago
To Florida and Havana, Cnba and re
turn, via the Baltimore & Ohio Bail
road and Washington, D. C. also
affected motherlmess. Then there is the cSSpamn' Austin, G. P. A
Irrepressible Hi Holler of John E. Bren-
Cheap Bates\West ana Southwest.
On the first and third Tuesdays of
each month until March, 1907, inclu
sive, the North-Western Line will sell
one-way colonist tickets at nearly half
fare to many points in Arkansas, Col
orado, Indian Territory, Kansas, Louis
iana, Mexico, Missouri, Nebraska, New
Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota,
Texas and Wyoming. i Qet information
and tickets at 600 Nicollet ave., Min*
neapolis, 396 Robert street, St. Paul,
or address T. W. Teasdale, General
PasBenger Agent. St. Paul.
Change of Time
Via North-Western Line.
The following changes take effect
Day Express to ChicagoLeave Min
neapolis 7:35 a.m. instead of 7:50 a,m.,
St, Paul 8:20 a.m. instead of .8:30 a,m.
Day Express to North Wisconsin and
DuluthLeave Minneapolis 7 50 a.m.
instead of 7:25 a.m., St. Paul 8:30 a.m.
instead of 8*10 am.
No changes departure of, other
trains via North-Westero Line Xo Chi
cago, Milwaukee, Fond du Lac, Ash
land, Duluth, Huron, Redfleld' Sioux
Falls, Mitchell, Des Moines, Sioux City,
Omaha or Kansas City. "^vs/.^
How many cents' worth of
you drink a day when Sandstone, Spring
water costs only 5 cents &' gallon -de-
livered ,:&_?. I
American Churchmen Condemn
Seizure of Church Property
by the State.
Washington, Dee. 31 A monster
mass meeting of the citizens of Wash
ington of various religious denomina
tions was held here last night to con
demn the action of the French govern
ment in confiscating the property of the
Catholic church and imposing restric
tions on the Catholics in France.
Some of the most prominent citi
zens and religious workers in the city
attended. The speakers were Edward
H. Gans of Baltimore, Rev. John Van
Schaik of the Dutch Reformed church,
Ma.ior McCrystal, New ToTk, ond Rev.
D. J. Stafford of St. Patrick's Roman
The following resolutions were adopt
"Whereas, We view with exceeding
regret and indignation the action by
which the Catholic church in France is
to be deprived of about twenty-six
thousand of its churches, episcopal and
parochial residences, clerical seminaries
and other church property and,
"Whereas, This feeling is accentu
ated by the fact that Catholic France
in tho beginning of our history and at
all times since has been the stanfch
friend of the American republic and.
"Whereas, we learn from the moBt
authentic sources that for many years
the Catholic church has been persecuted
by the French government and is being
slowly but surely deprived of its prop
erty, and the rights which belong to a
freo people and,
"Whereas, The public utterances of
several of the leading statesmen of,
France indicate a desire to strike at the
veiv root of Christianitv and are thus
a serious menace to Christian civiliza
tion therefore be it
"Resolved, That we, citizens of
Washington of various relieious denom
inations, vehemently condemn the ac
tion of tie French government in the
uniust confiscation of the entire prop
erty of the Catholic church in France,
and, a liberty-loving people, we de
nounce such conduct as hostile to the
freedom of Christian worship."
The resolutions call upon all lovers
of religious liberty thruout the civ
ilized world, snd especially in the
United States, to record publicly their
protest against the act of France
Boston Catholics Protest.
Boston, Dec. 31.At a mass meeting
of Boston Catholics in Faneml^hall last
night a set of resolutions were'adopted,
a copy of which was sent to Pope Pius
X., protesting against the action of the
French government toward the church
in that country.
Cleveland, Dec. 31.Resolutions de
ploring the action of France toward
the Roman Catholic church in that
country were adopted at a mass meet
ing last night of the Federation of
Catholic societies. The meeting repre
sented 150,000 members. Bishop Ig
natius F. Horstman of the diocese of
Paris, Dec. 31.The Eclair this
morning publishes a cablegram al
leged to have been sent by Archbishop
I strongly support the pope and
blame only French Catholics for per
mitting their enemies to obtain a major
ity in parliament.'
Vatican Not Surprised.
Rome, Dec. 31.The approval bv the
French senate Saturday of the amend
ed separation law did not cause Sur
prise at the Tatican. What the holy
see now awaits is the application of
the law, during which the pope will
issue an adress to French Catholics
but when this will be done or in what
form has not been decided.
The pope is reported to have said to
"Our prayers are for the assistance
of. the whole Catholic world for the
French clergy in order to help them
thru, persecution to final victorv.''
Cardinal Tripepi, who died Saturday,
left the whole of bis patrimony, a mill
ion dollars, to the pope.
The socialist newspaper Avanti says
that Queen Marghenta, the mother of
Victor Emmanuel the duke and
duchess of Aosta, Princess Clotilde and
Princess Letizia have sent holiday
greetings to the pope.
TOWN IS AFTER DIVORCE
South Chippewa Dissatisfied with Its
Union with Chippewa Falls.
Chippewa Falls, Wis Dec 31 South
Chippewa, which was annexed to Chip
pewa Falls in 1885, threatens to secede,
The secessionists say that the South Side
pays more in taxes than It receives in
improvements, and that they will appeal
to the next legislature to give them a
bill of divorce
The majority of the citizens of Chip
pewa Falls proper are willing to let South
Chippewa return to its own
Already several residents on the South
Side have made known their intention
of moving to Chippewa Falls if seces
sion Is successful Governor Thau.
Pound, one of the South Siders, Is not
In sympathy with the movement.
WOMAN POET LAUREATE
France Bestows Rare Honor of Tear
On Young Mile. Corthis.
Special Cable to Th Journal.
Paris, Dec. ai.Judged by a jury of
her peers (women of literary attainment
and discernment) Mile. Andre Corthis
has been chosen poet laureate of the
year 1906 in France.
This literary honor is conferred an
nually on the most uistinguished. poet
of the ye*r. Mile. Corthis won by nine
votes against seven for Charles Genioux
and one for Dewalfee. The volume en
titled "Gemmes et Moies" containes
the poems which won for her the honor.
Virile, and still deliciously feminine,
her lines are full of imagery. Mile.
Corthisj is young, practically in the
springtime of her career.
SCHOCH MAY GET PLACE
New ,111m Man Likely to Go on State
Board of Medical Examiners.
New TJIm, Minn.,* Dec. 31.Governor
John A. Johnson. Frank A. Day, L. A.
Roslngf and T. D. O'Brien, accompanied
by their wives, were guests of E. W.
Johnson of the Dakota house yesterday.
The meeting had no political significance,
but it is reported that the governor will
appoint Dr. J. L.. Sehoch of this city as
a "member of the state board of medical
Cheap Rates to the Southeast.
Commencing- December 18th and on
the first and third Tuesdays of each
month until March, 1907, the North
western line will sell one-way colo
nist tickets at nearly half fare to points
in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Get tickets and information at 600 Nic
ollet avenue, Minneapolis, 396 Robert
street, Bt. Paul, or aadrefS/T, W. Teas
dale, General Passengej" Agent, St.
KING EDWARD MAYMEET
New York, Dec. 31.Captain Kin
caid Smith, M. P., and captain of the
.Ninth Lancers, British army, was a pas
senger on the steamship Caronia, reach
ing here yesterday. Speaking of the
selection of Mr. Bryce for the British
ambassadorship this country, Cap
tain Smith said he thought the appoint
ment an excellent one, he being a man
who could be classed along with such
men as Joseph H. Choate and the pres
ent American ambassador, Whitelaw
Captain Smith thought it would be a.
good thing for both the English and
American nations if an exchange of
visits between King Edward and Presi
de it Roosevelt could be arranged.
"Outside of the king," said Cap
tain Smith, "President Roosevelt is the
most popular man in England today,
and if such a visit could be arranged
he would be sure of a tremendous wel
come. I feel sure that when King Ed
ward visits Canada, as he will do short
ly, he would be delighted to come oa
Held to Be Subject to New
Civil Service Law.
Madison, Wis., Dec. 31 The throngs
of seekers for legislative "snaps" will
have to go thru the much-disliked sys
tem of competitive examinations, and
the highest competitors will receive the
positions on the salary list.
Patronage to- be struggled for by
members and passed to the hungry
faithful is a thing of the past, accord
ing to an opinion announced by Attor
ney General L. M. Sturdevant, that
every salaried employee of the legis
lature, except the chief clerk and the
sergeant-at arms of the senate and as
sembly, must be subjected to the appli
cation of the merit system by the civil
The attorney general, in making thii
ruling, reverses himself, for fifteen
months ago he declared to the civil
service commission that only stenog
raphers and typewriters in the legisla
ture are designated by the employee law
as coming within the competitive sya
tern of examination and appointment.
.The opiniocommissionsurprise was a to tha
as it had com
pleted its examinations for legislative
stenographers and typewriters, and has
only a week to prepare and give the
examinations for applicants for tho
other positions. However, the commis
sion was hurriedly summoned and Chief
Examiner F. E. Doty announced the ex
aminations for Jan. 8.
This opinion by the attorney general
is said to threaten the continuance of
the merit system in Wisconsin, for mem
bers of the legislature have always
brought friends with them to the ses
sions and demanded that places be
given them on the payroll. Some mem
bers declare they will introduce and
press to enactment a bill to repeal the
entire civil service reform law which
was plaeed on the statute books two
"Second Lady" in Britain Dies at Ag
London. Dec. 31.Baroness Burdett
Coutts, who has been ill at her resi'
denco here since Christmas eve, is dead.
The death of Baroness Burdett-Coutt?
occurring at the age of 92 years, be
sides depriving the country of one oi
its greatest and most famous philan
thropists, removes from London
unique personality and an interesting
social figure. Her life beginning during
the reign of the Emperor Napoleon,
continued during the reigns of five Brit
The Baroness Burdett Coutts was ono
of the foremost of English women. She
was an intimate friend of the late
Queen Victoria, and was one of the rich
est women in England. Her wealth
was used principally to carry on her
work to improve the condition of tha
poor, and as a philanthropist her name
Twenty-five years ago the Baronesa
Burdett-Coutts became the wife of Will
iam Ashmead Bartlett, then a young
man in the diplomatic service, and at
present a member of parliament for
Westminster. He was born at Plymouth,
The Baroness Burdett-Coutts had a
remarkable history. To have known
William IV to have been present at
Queen Victorias coronation, to have
been intimately associated with Charles
Dickens, and to have spent over a mill
ion pounds in charity form a unique
chapter of experiences this woman's
King Edward once said that, after his
own mother, the baroness was the most
remarkable woman in England and un
questionably "the second laoy in the
MRS. S. B. MILTON DEAD
Wife of Former South Dakota Editor
Buried in. the South.
Special to The Journal. i
Phoenix, Arizy Dec. 31.Mrs. Tima
garde Eldndge Milton, wife of Samuel
Burleigh Milton, for many years editor
of the Eedfield, S. D., Journal Observer,
but now of the editorial staff of the i
Washington, D. C, Evening Star, died
in this city. She was 33 years of age -A
and was highly educated in music and
was a woman of many accomplishments. 3
Her remains were buried by the side 1
of her mother in the beautiful ceme- ~J
tery overlooking Junction City, near 1
Fort Riley, Kan. Mr. and Mrs. Miltoa
were residents of Minneapolis a few
Souvenir Playing Cards Issued by 4
Great Northern Railway.
The Groat Northern Railway and
Great Northern Steamship companies
have issued a new edition of playing
cards. They are printed on exception- I
ally fine stock, and are better cards for
the price asked than can be had else- 'f
where. The advertising, consisting of "i
the trademark, is worked into an ori
ental design and is confined entirely to
the back of the card. The steam
ship card is the more elaborate of the
two, and is finished with gilt edges.
Great Northern Railway cards fifteen
cents per pack. Steamship cards twen
ty-five cents per pack. Mailed to any
address on receipt of price.
__ A. L. Craig,
Passenger Traffic Manager, St. Paul,
Excursions to South and Southeast
On sale first and third Tuesdays each
month to and including April, 1907,
via Wisconsin Central Eailway, at very
low rates. For full particulars address
or call upon Frank L. Towne, City
Ticket Agent, 230 Nicollet avenue,
Carefully compounded and packed by
machinery. Always good and alwayB-d
uniform. Hunt's Perfect Baking Poif'3
dormade in Minneapolis. 4