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'TIS PHCHII-G on
VHK NATION IS MST__.II.iG TO THE
TREAD OF PROSPERITY STEAD
ILY APPRO ACHING.
CONFIDENCE IN WALL STREET.
RISK, 1\ STOCKS THERE REPRE
SENTS AN INCREASE OP $100,
Hl\l)Kt:U. OP MILLS RESUME.
Striking* Evidence of Better Condi
tion* in Finance — Henry Clews'
NEW YORK, Nov. 15.— 1n his weekly
review of the financial situation Henry
At this center financial affairs continue to
march in step with the great national re
covery inaugurated by the election of Maj.
Al'-Kinley. As the people come to more
fully comprehend the vast breadth of the
national salvation effected by the vote of
Nov. their confidence Increases and their
estimate of the business future expands. As,
how ever, the change comes at a time when
trade is verging upon the quietest season of
the year, the. stimulus is less conspicuous
than it would have been at, say, the begin
ning of the spring or fall business; yet. nev
ertheless, the effects are strikingly evident
in every direction. All the restraints of ap
prehension have disappeared; and the feel
ing Is everywhere preponderant that the
country is destined to a period of extraor
dinary prosperity. The calmness of this con
fidence is assuring. It is accompanied with
a profound gratification; but the satisfaction
is chastened by a realization of the great
ness of the dangers the country has escaped,
and there is therefore an absence of anything
like speculative excitement, and preparations
for tho coming prosperity are conducted with
a moderation which expresses how much the
country has suffered and how much it has
learned during the last three years of acute
depressiou and peril. We had become so
accustomed to the endurance of utter uncer
tainty that a situation which affords a new,
broad and lasting basis of confidence in ev
erything relating to values and prosperity
comes almost as a surprise; and the first
thought is not to rush thoughtlessly Into in
flations of enterprise, but to carefully con
sider what expansion of business may be
legitimately calculated upon and safely un
dertaken. This conjunction of conservatism
with confidence is one of the most satisfac
tory aspects of the change of situation in
troduced by the results of the election.
Fortunately, the political situation tends to
strengthen the confidence created by the elec
tion. The virtual co-operation of the best
elements of the Democracy with tho Repub
licans is a hopeful augury. It betokens a
wholesome moderation of the old spirit of
party rancor and competition. It is to be
hoped, 100, that it may facilitate harmony
in congress upon questions from which mere
party rivalry should be excluded. There yet
remain some very Important measures neces
tsary to the complete realization of the sound
money programme; and if the spirit which
led the thousands of sound money Democrats
to give their support to Mr. McKinley is car
ried into congress, the chances for a com
plete and final consummation of monetary
reform will be very materially strengthened.
Also, we may expect that after March 4 the
refractory elements may be removed from
the senate, with the result of harmonious
co-operation between the two houses in favor
of measures needful to the welfare of both
the financial and commercial interests of the
country. Never before, perhaps, has public
opinion been so earnestly impressed with the
ne.-essity of fundamental legislation relating
to business interests, especially such as will
foster stability and afford exemption from
sudden disturbances of confidence. The peo
ple, in brief, want rest from legislative un
settlement: and any law-making for mere
political ends will be visited by them with
unmistakable reprobation. The present un
usually amicable relations between parties
tncou rages the hope that this may be the
spirit of the next congress.
So far. the response of the Wall street
markets to the outcome cf the election has
been moderate and conservative. There, has
been an important rise In the prices of se
curities, but it cannot be regarded as either
excessive or sufficient; on tho contrary, it
has fallen far short of what may be expected
after tho contraction of business incident to
the close of the year, and when the effects
of the great deliverance appear in the evi
dent expansion of the national business. At
present the fecurities market is influenced
simply by prospects, and the prospects are
estimated from a conservative standpoint: but
when the fruits of confidence have ripened
we shall see a very different scale of prices
for stocks from that of today. Such rises
in prices as have already occurred have been
largely the result of buying for investment,
which has taken permanently out of the mar
ket a large total of stocks and bonds. The
spirit of speculation has not been fairly awak
ene*f. but when Wall street, sees the realized
re*ults of a great commercial revival. Dre. cnt
prices will appear low, as compared with those
tliat will then be reached.
It would be a moderate estimate to say that
the securities represented on the New York
stock exehanerp have increased in value by
$100,000,000 within the last two weeks; and
It would be eaually safe to conclude that this
is a very petty proportion of the Increase in
the real value of those Investments which will
appear when all the results of the new situa
tion come to be realized before the public
It Is not difficult to form some conception
►f the magnitude of the industrial revival now
setting- in. Within one week after the elec
:lon. 307 industrial establishments are re
ported as having resumed work after a long
•suspension of production, and 217 works have
Increased their output or their workinß force;
md it is quite likely that the number of such
rases not reported Is equal to that reported.
Among the industries resuming operations are
97 iron works, 22 clothing establishments, 22
woolen mills. 12 cotton factories, 12 carpet
mills and 13 glassware and pottery furnaces.
The promptness of this resumption is striking
evidence of the thoroughness of the restora
tion of confidence consequent upon the elec
tion, while it shows the extent of tho paraly
sis of business created by the apprehension
of free coinage.
At the moment, there Is a partial halt in
the upward movement of prices of stocks.
After several days of advance, this was to
be expected. Some are willing to take profits;
others prefer to mildly "bear" the market
ln order to get In at tho lower prices; some are
waiting to see the market put to a further
test .-fore buying; London has been a seller
te thf- extent of some SO.OOO shares during
the week, apparently to realize its handsome
profits, but bought again Friday; and some
selling was nrecipitated on Thursday and Fri
day by rumors from Washington of compli
cations with Spain; while foreign exchange
Is showing a firmer tone. These tests, how
ever, have only demonstrated tho strength of
the market; for every yielding of about half
a point brings out good buying. The under
tone of the market is essentially strong, and
the feeling is general that, after a temporary
halt and further test of its staying quality,
prices will take a fresh upward bound.
FOREIGNERS STILL CONTROL.
Ti-ne.s-Herß.ld'* Review of the Week
in the Wheat Market.
CHICAGO, Nov. 15.— The Times-Her
ald in its review and forecast of the
wheat market will say tomorrow: The
bulls last week moved the wheat price
up to a new level, 81% cents for De
cember, which made an advance
since Sept. 8 of almost 25 cents per
bushel. There was a slig-ht reaction
from the top, but only the ordinary
vacillatlon of an excited market, De
cember closing at 79 cents.
The week emphasized the fact that
the situation is still controlled from
abroad, and made it clearer than ever,
except to those who would not see,
that this year the control Is a matter
of supply and demand position and not
at all of speculative effort. Nothing was
more significant than the week's enor
mous clearances, 4,664,000 bushels.
There bad been so much talk of for
eign necessities and so much talk of
foreign purchases, it had begun to fall
on heedless- ears. Suddenly actual
shipments for the week of almost
5,000,000 bushels left the skeptics with
no excuse for their doubts. There was
a. sensational climax at the very close
of the week of the same order. After
cable upon cable had been received
rt iterating the crop troubles, new and
old, of Argentine, Russia, India and
Australia, until they, too, had become
ineffective from very repetition, there
came the extraordinary news at the
close Saturday that 240,000 bushels No.
1 northern wheat had been sold at New
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York for Australia and 64,000 for South
The long predicted falling oft* ln the
movement of Northwestern wheat from
first hands, repeated until it, too, had
begun to look as if there was never to
be any realization, became a fact last
week. The primary receipts, 4,262,000
bushels, were 2.500.000 bushels under the
week previous, and Just about half the
same week last year. No swell ln the
winter wheat movement is expected.
Seme slight increase ln the spring
wheat shipments from first hands is
looked for during the next few weeks,
the result of good snow roads and un
usual cash premiums, but a smaller
movement* than ever is predicted after
The speculators, as a rule, concede
the unusual bullishness of the wheat
position. At the same time many of
them are becoming impressed with the
unusual advance so suddenly made and
so marvelously maintained. The pro
fessional trader is as much impressed
by the possibilities now of sharp de
clines as by the prospect of a further
advance. The bull and bear contention
has changed in character somewhat.
Controversy over the crop failures
abroad has been dropped for the nicer
point, whether.with every shortage con- '
ceded.the advanced price does not show
the situation discounted. Some bulls,
very staunch up to 80c, were not so
confident at the close of last week as
to just what was ahead.
AMERICANS EM DEMAND.
Other Stocks Slovr In the London
LONDON, Nov. 15.— Money rates
have been firm and lower and there has
been a brisk demand for the continent.
It is possible large shipments are going
to India shortly. Dear money has re
stricted business on the stock exchange,
but the tone has been good in all de
partments except in mines, which were*
stagnant. Public investments in the
African market have almost wholly
ceased. Seemingly the speculative ele
ment has transferred its affection to
cheap American adventures. The Ven
ezuelan settlement would have had a
greater effect on the market but for the
rumors of trouble between the United
States and Spain over Cuba. Northern
Pacific is 3; Norfolk & Western ft; Mis
souri Pacific and Central Pacific 1.
Illinois Central was down 1. Other
changes were trifling on the week.
Lord Salisbury's speech at the Guild
hall banquet had a steadying effect on
SEXTUPLE BICYCLE SHELL.
A fascinating invention and an
equally odd fad have both taken pos
session of that portion of feminine so
ciety which loves the bicycle. The in
vention is the sextuplet bicycle shell,
and the fad is forming clubs to ride in
The bicycle shell is totally unlike
any form of bicycle boat or water cycle
yet invented. Bicycle water craft up to
the present have been generally built
on the catamaran principle, with a
paddlewheel or screw. They have been
unwieldy affairs that, while interesting
as a novelty at the time of their ap
pearance, have never made any head
way in popular favor.
In building this new marine cycle
the inventor, Reuben H. Plass, of
Brooklyn, has striven to avoid the mis-
takes that have rendered others worth
less. He has produced one that is
The lines of a shell have been fol
lowed as closely as the presence of the
driving mechanism would allow. This
has necessitated a broader beam and
more depth, but the general long, nar
row and clean-cut effect that a shell
has is preserved. These sharp lines
enable the bicycle shell to forge
through the water at a speed of
twelve miles an hour. Bicycle boats
heretofore have never been able to
equal half this speed. In justice to the
inventors, it should be said that their
boats were never driven by more than
one pair of legs, while this has six to
furnish the power.
The query will naturally arise why
Mr. Plass built a sextuplet bicycle shell
especially for young women devotees
of the wheel. With this end in view
Mr. Plass constructed an elliptical gear
so that every pound of pressure exert
ed by fair riders' feet would tell to the
most advantage. He also designed the
boat as light as a proper observance of
strength and rigidity would permit.
It is very simpe in its mechanical
equipment. The propeller, which is of
bronze, has a high pitch which is
equivalent to a high gear on a sextup
let that travels on land.
The propeller shaft, which is of steel,
extends almost to the bow. It is jour
naled between every rider to preserve
its alignment. It also has a "thrust
collar" of brass just like an ocean
liner. In the center is a balance wheel
that gives a steady motion. This wheel
is not very large on account of the lim
ited space, but quite sufficient to store
enough momentum to carry the propel
ler over the "center."
The pedal shafts carry what Is known
as a "worm gear," which engages the
driving shaft. This gear is arranged
so that one revolution of the pedals
causes five of the propeller, which is
thus driven at a high rate of speed. To
bring the sextuplet shell to a stop or
to move backwards. Mr. Plass has in
vented a novel contrivance. Instead of
back Dedaling, as a bicycle rider Is
forced to do, the gear is shifted by a
little lever which is affixed to the
handlebar, much like a brake. Thus
while the revolutions of the pedals con
tinue forward, the propeller shaft is re
versed and the screw behind is backing
water as fast as six sturdy legs can
drive it The cleverness of this idea
will at once be manifest to every bi
cycle rider who knows how mucn
easier and more powerful It Is to pedal
the accustomed way than to back
An even keel Is maintained by two
hollow cigar-shaped cylinders six feet
long, of aluminum, one on each side of
the boat, held ln place by outriggers-.
They are necessary because the seats
of the girls are poised so far above
what is termed by boat builders the
center of balance. These outrigged
floats give a wide base, which is equiv
alent to a wide beam, and prevent
The 3ix young women mount, and
when the pedals begin to work the pro
peller revolves, and they glide about on
the water as gracefully as ever did the
Defender. It can no longer be said
that man is woman's superior on the
wheel, for while we have had sextuplet
machines for men on shore, no six
men have ridden any bicycle in the
water together, unless It has been off
the river bank, and by mistake. It is
another instance of the pre-eminence of
The saint pa6l globe.' monday, November i#, fggtf.
the new woman, and she is very proud
of It Indeed.
The only peculiar feature of the craft
is that the riders must mount one at
a time. The sextuplet bicycle shell is
brought up to the landing, and the bow
oarsman, as she would be called If It
was a really, truly craft, bestrides her
steed. Next comes the stroke oar, and
so on until the coxswain's seat is
reached, and when she vaults airily
into the saddle, everything is in
readiness for the pedals to turn.
The craft is steered, naturally, from
the stern, the handlebars being so ar
ranged to act as a tiller, and the
coxswain as she sits there can send the
rest of the club any place she likes.
The trials of the water bicycle have
disproved another statement about the
new woman. Unkind man has said
that she could not steer a boat. Now
the sextuplet bicycle shell is surely a
boat, in its way, and women not only
can, but do steer it, and steer It well.
It would be a serious drawback If the
bicycle were steered poorly, bedause a
course laid out after the pattern of a
Virginia rail fence is not conducive to
In a recent review of cycling and the cycle
trade the London Times says:
"As nearly as can be known, more than
3.000,000 bicycles are already in use in the
United States, and some authorities make
the number greater than this by nearly
1,000,000. Even the smaller estimate shows
that nearly one person out of twenty-four
of the 70,000,000 people have already taken
to the cycle as a matter of business, amuse
ment or health. In France, where the num
ber Is known because of the collection of
a tax, the proportion is thus far only one to
each 250 of the population.
"It would be idle to make predictions
about the future of what is really a new
industry, but in any event It Is plain that
whatever the result may be, the United
States must be reckoned with as an ele
ment ln it. Unless there Is some check in
the demand, it seems likely from the activity
shown by transatlantic manufacturers that
from 40,000 to 50.C00 cycles of high quality
and of American make throughout will be
offered in the English market before the close
of the season of 1897."
• • *
Regarding the much-mooted question of the
right of a rider, entered In a handicap race,
to refuse to take advantage of his allowance
and start from the scratch, Chairman W. L.
Kreitenstein, of the road records committee
of the Century Road Club of America, has
this to say: "In the past a referee has oc
casionally allowed a man to go back to
scratch, but this is rarely permitted now,
and men are either obliged to start from the
marks assigned to them by the handicapper
or not ride at all. When they enter a hand
icap they thereby virtually agree to accept
and abide by whatever odds the handicapper
gives them. If it be asserted that the referee
has a right to place a man back to the mark
given him, thereby decreasing the handicap.
It might just as fairly be admitted that he
can increase the allowance. A man's chances
for time prizes are without a doubt strength
ened by his going back to scratch."
• ♦ •
New England roads have put Into force
their new minimum rato schedule for the
transportation of bicycles. The rate charged
Is 10 cents for any ticket up to 75 cents,
and then at the rate of 5 cents additional for
every 50 cents in the regular fare of the pas
senger up to $10. For this consideration the
railroads agree to be responsible for the safe
handling and delivery of the wheel at the
point checked to. There are few wheelmen
who would not be willing to pay this addi
GARDIXER IS AMBITIOUS,
Challenge* Bald or Cooper for a Se
ries of Inpaced Races.
NEW YORK, Nov. 15.— Arthur Gardi
ner, the fast Western rider, through his
adviser, John West, has issued a chal
lenge to E. C. Bald, of Buffalo, or Tom
Cooper, of Detroit, to a series of three
unpaced races, the distance to be one
mile, two miles and five miles for a
purse of either $1,000 or $2,000 for the
series, the winner to take all. In the
challenge West says: "The races are
to be run within thirty days after the
articles are signed. It is immaterial to
me on which track or at what point
the races shall be held and the only
condition I shall impose is that the men
start from opposite sides of the track,
both riding in the same direction. I
have deposited $500 with George Stew
art, president of the Thistle Cycling
club, Chicago, 111."
NEW BILLIARD TOURNEY
Will Begin Tonight on Foley's
Entries for the short stop amateur tourna
ment at Foley's closed on Saturday evening.
with the following players and handicaps:
Torrance, Poland and Cochran, at scratch,
200; Aldrich, Bartholomew and Townsend, at
ISO; Larkin and Kent, at 160. The opening
game this evening will be Cochran and Kent;
Tuesday evening, Torrance and Aldrich;
Wednesday evening, Bartholomew and Lar
kin: Thursday evening, Poland and Townsend;
Friday evening, Cochran and Aldrich; Satur
day evening, Larkin and Kent.
Wefers an Easy Winner.
NEW YORK, Nov. 15.— Bernard J. Wefers
was the attraction at the games of the Third
regiment, held last night ln Brooklyn. He
won his two trial heats in easy fashion, in
each covering the distance in 10 1-5 seconds,
which broke the in-door record of 10 2-5. In
the final heat he went the eighty yards in
8 2-5 seconds, and the hundred in 10 seconds.
Laiker Again Defeats Steinits.
MOSCOW, Nov. 15.— Lasker beat Steinitz in
the third game of the championship match,
a Guioco piano, after thirty-five moves. Pres
ent score: Lasker, 3; SteiniUs, 0.
""TWO STORIES OF THE QUEEN.
She Receives Quaint Letters Front
Two of Her Subjects.
Although she has been fifty years a mon
arch, Queen Victoria has never got very far
away from the people. Few persons realize
that all sorts of folk write to the queen, und
what is more, that she receives their letters
herself. Some of those that come to her are
very odd indeed. A few days ago a missive
reached her from a little girl. The child ad
dressed her letter to "The Dear Lady
Queen," and told how her doll had fallen
Into a holo ln a hill. The child wrote that
she supposed the doll had gone right through,
and, as she had heard that the other side of
the world belonged to the aueen, sfte hoped
her majesty would not find It very much
trouble to give orders to have her doll safely
returned to her.
It has been a long time since the queen en-
Joyed anything more than she did this letter.
The quaint confidence of the child had Its
own reward. The queen looked Into the case
and found that the letter was written In the
best of good faith. So she had a doll sent to
the little one, whose strange Ideas regarding
the length of the hole in the hill were per
mitted to reign unchecked.
There was another letter not long ago that
gretatly pleased the queen. It was from a
woman who, like the queen, was very old,
and, unlike her, very poor. It was a simple
little missive, written in a rough hand, and
showing the writer to bo very illiterate, but
It was full of loving kindness. It said the
writer had heard the dear queen was a suf
ferer from rheumatism, so a remedy that
had aided the old woman, who was poor,
was Inclosed in th© hope that It might ben
efit the greatest and richest old woman in
Am Obnoxious Feature.
Mamma— Every good deed you do is marked
down, Tommy, and if you do enough of them
you will some day have a mansion ln the sky
Tommy— But I don't want a house built on
tho installment plan.
JfiPflJ. IS OUR RIVAL
ORIENTAL-. THREATEP- TO ASSUME
SUPREMACY IN PACIFIC COM.
NEW TRANS-PACIFIC LINES
BEING RAPIDLY ESTABLISHED UN-*
DER PROGRESS^ V&JLaWS RE
COMMISSION OF INdtflftY NEEDED.
United States Shoald Take Steps to
Protect Its Commerce, Says Com
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15.— The re
port of the commissioner of naviga
tion for 1896, after referring to the
necessity for the passage of a free ship
bill, states that our maritime rank on
the Pacific Is now threatened by a
new rival, Japan, which, under liberal
and progressive laws, has just estab
lished a trans-Pacific steamship line
to the United States, and* with, the co
operation of American capital, is pre
paring to extend rapidly the service.
In 1880 the tonnage of American ves
sels entering the United States from
the ports of Asia and" Oceanica was
283,395 tons, and of foreign vessels, 442,
--251 tons. In 189- the American tonnage
entering was 308,481 tons, the foreign
657,206 tons. The large and profitable
carrying ' trade, once conducted be
tween Asiatic and European ports by
American vessels, which seldom en
tered American ports, has almost en
tirely passed away. We have already
seen the American flag, the commis
sioner says, almost wholly disappear
from the mid-Atlantic, save that borne
by the mail steamers of the American
line, and the figures presented tend to
show that the carrying trade of the
Pacific is slipping from us. Before it
is altogether lost, Commissioner Cham
berlain suggests that congress inquire
into the conditions of trans-Pacific
transportation. For the control of this
trade the United States enjoy obvious
natural advantages--. Within the last
five years Japan's sea-going steel
steamers have increased from thirteen
of 27,701 tons to fifty-three of 106 383
tons. The number of American steel
and iron steamers on .the Pacific coast
is forty-three of 66,62.. tons. The re
port recommends an
of the act of 18S2 under which the
steamships New York and Paris were
admitted to American registry and thf*
steamships St. Louis and St -paufwere
built in the United States. Under S!
««'♦•! S & ls impossible to establish
on the Pacific a mail service even ap
proximating our Atlantic mail service
on equal conditions with those found
nwessary to the recent creation of the
latter. The report opposes at length
the proposition to impose 10 per cent
additional discriminating duties on all
cargoes brought into the United States
by foreign vessels. It points out that
for over eighty years the United States
have followed the policy of reciprocity
in shipping. Every other maritime na
tion of considerable rank has adopted
and now pursues the same policy
Our total imports for 1895 were value-,1
at $731,969,965, of which $590,538,362 were
brought in foreign vessels. The dis
criminating duty bill would put an ad
ditional charge of $59,000,000 on our in
ternational exchanges based on the fig
ures for 1895, an amount approximately
equal to our entire ocean freight bills
on imports and exports. In 18D5 we im
pcrted $95,000,000 of coffee, of which $60 -
000,000 came from Brazil. At least nine
tenths of the $60,000,000 coffee imported
into the country from Brazil, or $54 -
000,000, came in foreign vessels. For
the extra sum, Mr. Chamberlain says,
which, under the discriminating duty
project the American people would be
required to pay for Brazilian coffee
alone, there could be established steam
ship lines including twenty-five
steamers equal to the St. Louis or St.
Paul, or a much larger number of the
class required for South American,
Asiatic and African trade.
The report quotes articles from our
treaties with the thirty-five principal
nations in the world, all of which it is
contended must be abrogated at the ex
pense of a disturbance of our trade re
lations with the world, i,f the policy of
discriminating duties js,.to be adopted
by the United States. %he report also
favors the enactm^ijit 0/ the omnibus
bills relating to navigation and to
American seamen i» the form favor
ably reported by the seaate committee
of commerce at the Rast-isession, rather
than in the form lr> which these bills
passed the house of representatives.
It renews the argument for the repeal
of compulsory pilotage on coastwise
sailing vessels and points out that con
gress has spent over $37,000,000 in the
improvements of seventeen harbors at
which compulsory pilotage is still ex
acted from domesti- sailing vessels.
By the abolition of useless registry
bonds, American ship owners have been
saved $30,000 annually; and American
lake ship owners about $15,000 annually
in Canadian charges, Imposed for years
in contravention of the policy of reci
procity. The adoption of the measure
ment law, the report states, has effect
ed a saving of thousands of dollars to
American shipping in foreign ports and
In domestic licenses and ehafges based
on net tonnage, besides bringing our
law on this subject abreast of the laws
of the progressive maritime nations.
YIELDED TO THE INEVITABLE.
TiiouKh the Mice Bothered Him He
Would Not Destroy Them.
Tho hardware dealer came up to attend
to a serene-looking old gentleman, who had
been drawing something with a lead pencil
on the wrapping paper on the counter, says
the Washington Star.
"There," the customer said, holding up tha
results of his efforts, "you see that draw
"You mean that circle?"
"It's a circle as nearly as i could approx
imate it without Instruments. I wish to sub
mit that as the plans and specifications: for
an auger. I desire to purchase a tool that
will bore a hole Just that, aiae."
"You want it for a very exact piece of
work?" . 7 *
"Yes, sir." -'- '
The dealer sold him • th,* -_.ug_r, and then
"If you are a builder -I-"* -like to show you
some new goods we've go* In the way of
"-It wouldn't be of the slightest use. This
will be my debut as an-artiaikn. If I weren't
a humane and sympathetic person I wouldn't
begin at thi3 late day hy j.fe, but I know
Just what I want done and I won't trust it
to a hired man. Every nftht for the last
three weeks I havo h-ftrs "gnawi-ngs around
the woodwork in my s}*?e_>lne room."
"Mice?" '* 2
"It must be mice. . '.No^, these animals
have their communltf.^ 1 'and thoroughfares
Just the same as people have."
"You ought to set traps for them."
"It wouldn't do any gbdh."" As soon as you
catch one others will <*me. } A certain area
of available territory is ln the economy of
nature expected to support a certain num
ber of mice, and there's no use ln trying to
depopulate It. The best thing to do is to ar
range it so they can make as little disturb
ance as possible. I am even-tempered, but
I confess that the gnawing annoys me. But
if s evidently occasioned by some plans for
street extension that they have decided to
carry out, and there is no use in delaying
the undertaking by Interfering with them.
So I have located the spots where they are
operating, and taken the measure of a" hole
that they have already gnawed. Now I'm
going to take this auger and bore holes
wherever they're needed, thereby greatly
facilitating their endeavors and securing to
myself several hours of much-needed sleep
An Important hetter. . . .
MINNEAPOLIS BREWING CO.
Brewery and General Office at the
corner of Marshall Street ami
Thirteenth Avenue, N. E., Minne
apolis, Minnesota. -o_t *■*-__. -i__
Prompted by the universal and merited success and the constantly
growing demand of the Northwestern People for Northwestern
Beer Brewed from Northwestern Grain, we have, after forty
years' experience in the Golden Grain Belt, adopted and registered acharac-
Jf£ "____^___ tc " st * c l aDe l» representing a geometric diamond with the
/^^iT-__Z/^\ worc * s anc * pictorial representation of the words
\^scH Golden Grain Belt
u P° n * t# S*™ a particular and specific title and signifi
cance to all our good old lager beers, thus protecting
our patrons from unscrupulous imitations. The main features
of identification of these labels by the consumer are this design, located
directly below the upper point of the diamond-shaped label and above its
center, and the belt of grain extending horizontally across the middle of the
label. The entire label >S.
Food, bottled at
the Brewery, and that it is made by the Minneapolis Brewing Company,
whose Golden Products are Grain Beit, Gilt Edge, Extra Pale,
Wiener, Porter, and in season, Bock. One of these names appears
upon the pictorial representation of the Grain Belt in large letters upon every
. . . Minneapolis Brewing Co., SSSSSS:
SALYATOR'S 3iEW COMEDY.
"The Wlnd-Jammeri," Dedicated to
the Prize Ring.
"Salvator," the sporting writer of the
Columbus Dispatch, has written a one-act
farce-comedy entitled "The Wind-Jammers."
The plot is laid in the office of the illus
trated Coppers' Gazette, a weekly journal of
roseate hue, devoted to the best interests ol
short card workers, phony dice men, candy
butchers and blood heat morality in tender
loin precincts. Time, evening— (the usual
pink tea hour).
Mr. P.lrhard Reynard (editor, philanthropist
and donor of the diamond dog collar).
Texas Sam (Sporting editor).
Jim Comet — gentleman (an actor).
Thespian O'Grady (playwright, Cornet's con
Horseshoe Fits (a blacksmith, in full even
ing dress, who was onco known to fight).
Smart Julia Ann (his bellows).
Princes, poets, clubmen, peasants, scribes,
villagers and newsboys in attendance.
Reynsrd, Texas Sam, Fits and Julia Ann
are discovered with their feet upon an ebony
office table, drinking fizzwater. Reynard pulls
out his tin watch with Waterbury bowels in
it and nervously glances toward the door.
Reynard — And will he never come? Thrice
hath he sworn upon the sacred circlet that
once adorned th' fat equator of Boston's John
la. that he'd ne'er fail me, and thrice hath
he broken his vows. What, ho, there, gee
yards! (Aside to Texas Sam) Bring forth
the royal dog collar that I may wherewith
feast me famished vision.
Texas Sam — Ycs-s-me-lud.
Julia Ann — Howld off, ycz nialvather.n'
thafe. Will yez sthop yer m<>_nkey doodlln'.
Sit down, yez spalpeen, or I'll trun yez troo
de windy beyant th' Brukelln' bridge. It's
a foight we want. O'ill hoy none ay yer
hootchie-kootchce gew gaws in moine.
Horseshoe (wiping the ashes off the bicycle
Koh-i-noor mountain of light in his immac
ulately Troy-laundried shirt front that have
fallen from his Wheeling stogie)— Yes, an' givo
us suthin' ter drink, see. Bloime me, Him
not th' bloke as is goin' ter sit h'around awf
a bloomink .doay, ha waiting a mug as
wots a stiff— See? E'es a bloomink stiff, e'e
(Enter O'Grady and Cornet, the latter at
tired in a sweater of virgin purity and a
Henry 111. smile, blowing his horn to the
words of the Mad Gladiator.)
*'Ye call me chief."
Horseshoe— The bloke's crazy as a loon.
Cornet— Friends, Romans, countrymen,
lend me your ears. I came not to bury Fits,
I came to— (his eyes espy the belt). The
belt. The belt. Take it-away! No, no, give
it me. The precious bauble I laid at Mailer's
feet. (Fondles it.) It once was mine— mine.
Ah, me. Many times- and oft I've pushed
the bedstead up against the door and eat
me down upon me velvet couch to coddle
and embrace this brilliant trophy. And then?
I gave it away. (Recovering himself.) Ab,
but men are made of sterner stuff. Methinks
I heard some one call me "stiff"
"A stiff? Who called me a stiff?"
Texas Sam — Gentlemen, Mr. Comet —
Cornet (to Fits)— Why, you tomato-headed,
freckled-faced kangaroo, I'll—
Reynard and Texas -Sam (Interceding)—
Cannot some ? mlcable arrangement be made
in this matter, gent._____n? I assure you I
think there's a way to —
Fits (wearily to Julia Anr.) — De-ah boy,
cawn't you tell me. Wot ah those blarsted
blokies about to do? Woolly, Hi think de
guy wid de white swetty wants to grow a bit.
Hl'll boost 'im a bloomer h'in 'is heye. He's
de guy wot's killin' hall the chorus golls wid
'is 'andsome h'eyea? Hill smash 'is bloody
nose. (Removes his coat.)
Citizens and civilians to the rescue, Rey
nard frantically entreating— "Don't, don't,
Mr. Fits, you'll get the house pulled.
Fits (excitedly)— Th' 'ousc pulled? Gor'
bloime me; Hill pull 'is bloomink nose, yes.
Reynard and Texas Sam— Now, gentlemen.
If you'll calm yourselves for a moment or so,
I'll get the articles and have this affair set
tled without any ill feeling.
Cornet— Get me a pen, and get it quick.
Fits— Hill not sign unless Holm in with
th' kinetoscope push.
Julia Ann— An' $5,000 for th' lxpfnsis o'
Texas Sam — Gentlemen, It affords me great
pleasure to see an event of this nature pulled
off so amicably. Nor has this .meeting been
without its lessons. We have learned that
the great art of self-defense today is champ
ioned by two of the world's greatest wind
jammers, the highest pinnacle of fame. I
have here a letter from the Alkali Dust Ath
letic club, of Massacre Gulch, Mexico, con
ceding every demand, guaranteeing absolute
protection and offering $50,000 for the con
test Will you accept It?
Fits and Cornet— No! we'd have to fight!
Tableau — Mexican guerrillas, sheriffs, cow
boys, bull fighters. Orchestra plays "My
Coutry, 'Tia of Thee." Columbia enters
waving a pen and paper In one hand, a bel
lows In the other. Red fire. Curtain. Cor
net and Fits in their celebrated duo, entitled
"We've Both Bean There Before, Many's the
Degeneration From Drink.
▲ document to gladden th* hearts of pro-
hlbitionists was read at the recent congress
of "Criminal Anthropologists" in Geneva. It
was Mr. Legrain's paper on "Alcoholism and
Degeneration," giving the results obtained
by following the effects of drink in 215 fam-
I Hies. The author claimed that evidences
of degeneration were traced in these sub
jects in such manifest forms as convulsions,
epilepsy, hysteria meningitis, high infant
mortality, and positive imbecility. As an out
come of the discussion of the paper in the
congress, a resolution was adopted unan
imously in favor of furthering restrictive
legislation in all countries.
COW MAS HANDSOME ENOUGH.
H«n to Physical Development, But
Was 1.0 Milker,
There was a good story told of a
prominent Mobile lawyer yesterday
morning on 'change, says the Mobile
Register. As told, the story was to the
effect that several years ago the lawyer
was on a visit on professional business
to the thriving town of Greenville, and
being a fancier of fine animals he took
quite a liking to a magnificent look
ing cow which he saw. Ascertaining
the name of the owner of the cow he
paid him a visit, when the following
"Is that your cow?"
"Yes, sir; that's my cow."
"Would you like to sell her?"
"Yes, sir; I'll sell anything I've got
if I can get my price for It."
"What will you take for the cow?"
"You can have her for $100 cash."
The lawyer scratched his head for a
few moments and then said: "I'll take
her if you deliver her in Mobile."
The farmer meditated a moment and
agreed to the bargain, so the purchase
money was paid, and the cow was
shipped to Mobile.
The relator of the story said that it
did not take more than two or three
days for the new owner to discover
that the cow was of the North Caro
lina standard — "eight cows to the
quart." He kept his own counsel, how
ever, and did not divulge this informa
tion to anybody.
The cow was sent regularly every
mornln**- from the lawyer's Government
street home to his farm, on the side of
the bay shell road, and finally the
beautiful physique of the cow, with
her wonderful development of udder,
caught the eye of another cow fancier,
who met the lawyer one morning and
"Is that beautiful cow I see down ln
your pasture yours?"
"She is," said the lawyer.
"Would you like to sell her?" asked
"Well, I wouldn't mind, If I could
get my price for her."
"What Is your price?"
"One hundred dolllars cash," said the
The trade was made and the cow
paseed from the possession of the law
yer to that of h-s friend.
Several days later the friend accosted
the lawyer on Royal street with: "Say,
"I never said she would," was the
that blamed cow of yours don't give
suave answer of the attorney. "You
just bought her like I did, and you
must get rid of her In the same way."
And the new purchaser meditated as
he walked away.
Palestine and the Jew,
The American Jewess.
The rotten edifice of Turkish mls_ule is
about to fall. The civilized powers cannot
much longer tolerate the savagery of the
Turks. There are evidences that the con
science of Continental Europe has at last been
stirred, and the question to whom the Turk
ish empire should belong will soon have to
be dealt with. The time may be upon us In
which it will be possible to restore Palestine
to the Jews, to restore our nationality; which
does not mean that Jews who are patriots
of the land in which they are born should
leave their country and flock to Palestine, but
that we may have a religious center, and re
establish the home of our ancestry for those
Jews who are driven from country to coun
try by race hatred and religious persecution.
There is aboundant Jewish money ln the
world, and enough Jewish influence among
the powers of Europe to make this idea feasi
Kniger Will Be Modest.
LONDON, Nov. 15.— The Cape Town dispatch
to the Times says that there is good au
thority to state that the Indemnity to be de
maniM by the Transvaal for the Jameson,
raid will not be large enough to cause embar
rassment in any quarter.
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