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Democratic Newspaper of gen
eral circulation In the Northwest.
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creasing constituency, and it
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■3ESULTS COUNT—
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SUNDAY, JULY 10, 1904.
JUDGE PARKER SPEAKS
-^Jever before has a national conven
tion beefi "treated to such a sensation
as that created at St. Louis yesterday
by the receipt of a telegram from
Judge Parker, announcing his position
In these unequivocal terms:
I regard the gold standard as firmly
and irrevocably established, and I shall
act accordingly if the action of the
convention today is ratified by the peo
ple. Inasmuch as the platform is silent
on the subject, I deem it necessary to
make this communication to the con
vention for its consideration, as I
should feel it my duty to decline the
nomination except with that under
standing.
i At on* bound the Democratic nomi
nee passed into 'the full light of na
tional publicity. -In these brief sen
tences he revealed to the country his
, character, as months of campaigning
and volumes of speeches and inter
views, c^uld^, never have disclosed It.
Here is the man of immutable convic
tion and of indomitable courage. Here
is the man who will accept nothing
under false pretenses; the man who
boldly throws down the gauntlet to
public opinion, manfully declares him
self, acd desires no high honor that
does not find him with a clean con
science in the eyes of God and man.
The i ountiy has been pestered for
many" weeks with whining cries for an
utterance from Judge Parker, with
filly llMWBOons and base innuendoes
agaigg^Jthe-man who dared to preserve
a dignified silence when silence only
was befitting. This clamor is an
6were<n ri* a way that those who
raiseift-1t "little dreamed of or de
sired^* Judge Parker has spoken. In
that»*ine;le utterance he has found a
comprehension in the minds and a
place in the hearts of the people that
he can never lose. In a few moments
he riaTlfdvanced his.cause more tlian
by alt~tti<e*r!loquent periods of his sup
porter*.. The people know him now,
an d JWtbiug can make them forget the
daring^ and the nobility of an act" al
most without precedent.
We say these words and we would
payTTPTiim the high tribute that the
Ame#te»n people always render to fear
less jnskuhood and honor that can brook
no tyojt^ without in the least reflecting
uponjthe actioti of the convention. For
reasons that We have stated and that
we reifeat this morning, .# was neither
netossaiy nor wise that the convention
incorporate in the platform a
• planKij^atink^to' an issue that has
:been^etUed by the : course ?Of events;
.and the firm determination of-the peo
: ' pie.^But. that course, wise as it ■ was,
laidf^tltrty upon Judge Parker. '; •■
■: •Wh**s> the, platform spoke, it spoke
for luna^as the' candidate. .Accepting 1.
the £££S^:-honor he Would ? accept \it
; \ under^the r expressed - conditions. But
where t was_ silent, there was need
that "lie should v speak; need that he
" shdtf»tlceelp ; his": honor unimpugned;
r need*4*iat^Bo^ one should ever say that
.lie i fead^skulked,. that ' lie ; had sought
offlc& u jPder pretenses, that the
' C°"M&--v 0"Ld;«?»°^ rest- : *'lth unshaken
faith upon ; his future action. The in
stanF"th"at the duty appeared, it was
; - perforated with a disregard of * conse
■ queri**«»no less than - heroic. The peo
■■■ ple l*u* had ;a : flashlight ; glimpse . into
>lIJS^; of :an absolutely sincere, up
: rln^^nestla^d;cbi>«cientiouß^ "-matj--""^
.;: How many men are there in the coun-
try who would have risen to the level
of this valorous deed? How many who
would have faced boldly the certain
disapproval of the opportunist? How
many who would not have weighed the
chances of political loss against the
preciousness of personal integrity? - Is
not this the manner of man of whom
the republic should be proud and whom
it should seek for its highest honors
and its most exalted trusts?
Nay, is it not permissible to draw
a parallel? There is a candidate for
the presidency whom we might name
whose touters are never weary of tell
ing us that his chief capital is his
reputation for courage, well meaning
and good intentions. This man told
the .people, less than two years ago, in
public addresses, of his belief in the
necessity of tariff revision. This man
was nominated by his party at the in
stance of the protection-fed trusts, on
a platform which breathes only the
word, "standpat." Did he decline? Bid
he tell the convention that his opinions
on the tariff were unchanged, and that
if they took him they must take him
with all his consciousness of duty and
his resolution to perform it? The
winds have brought no such shout and
no such whisper from the White house
or from the seclusion of Oyster Bay.
Judge Parker has spoken. He has
spoken to the point and to great pur
pose. The people know him today as
they might not otherwise done
through years of faithful service. They
exult in the thought that the republic
breeds such men. They find in him,
by the quick and blinding test of a
great emergency, a man to trust
through evil and through good report;
a man, after the description of the
great chevalier, "without fear and
without reproach." In the discharge
of a solemn duty to himself and to
his country he has commended him
self to the* inmost hear* of the people.
He has won the allegiance and the
suffrages of hundreds of thousands to
whom yesterday he was no more than
a name.
This is the man for the Democracy.
This is the sign and token of leader
ship. This is the man for custodian of
the destinies of the republic, whom
neither hope nor fear nor ambition can
swerve one line from his utter fealty to
duty and to honor. Judge Parker has
spoken; and the reverberations of his
speech will echo through the land until
that day of next November when the_
I people shall come to judgment.
OUR CANDIDATES
The united Democracy has spoken.
It has declared its choice for president,
and Judge Alton B. Parker is the
party's nominee. Toward, this events
have been moving for months past, ac
quiring within the week preceding the
convention date an irresistible mo
mentum. All through the proceedings
of Friday the desire and the purr
pose of Democracy's representatives
declared itself, and after an all-night
session Judge Parker was nominated
in a whirlwind of enthusiasm. Henry
G. Davis, of West Virginia, was nom
inated for the vice presidency. His
large experience in public life fits him
for the place, and in his person the
South once more finds representation
on a national ticket.
Judge Parker is a man worthy of
the high place, of the loyal support of
a great party, and of. the suffrages o£
the American people. He is of the
finest, highest type that America pro
duces. The bitterest, ene.my has found
no flaw in his armor and no blot upon
his escutcheon. His party record is
without a blemish. In the great judi
cial position that he has filled so abJy
he has won the golden opinion of the
bar, the bench and the public. He is
beioved by all who know him, and
respected by rich and poor for the
purity, integrity and strength of his
manhood, the best sense of that
grand old word, _he is a. Democrat.
There are many days before us in
which to tell the worth of this splen
did standard bearer. It is enough now
to herald the event, to congratulate the
party and the people that have waited
for such a man, to sound the note of
coming triumph. Let Democrats every
where prepare to face the fight with
an assurance of coming victory. For
just as this man, strong in his sim
plicity, his courage, his patriotism, has
grown and grown in the party's esteem
with the passing of days, until from a
comparatively little known figure he
has emerged the center of a great par
ty's hope, so will he grow into the pop
ular mind and heart and conscience
from this day forth. It is a win
ning battle that we fighf. Democracy
has found itself and fonnd its leader.
To him the steadfast sons ef the re
public will turn with undeviating faith,
and with him as our candidate we shall
win. "
PRINTING THE NEWS
Thirty minutes after the result of
the ballot was announced to the dele
gates in convention hall. St. Louis, a
troop of boys awoke the echoes and
the sleepers in. the neighborhood of
Fifth and Wabasha streets yesterday
morning'announcing the second extra
of The Globe containing the news
of the event. To be exact, it was just
twenty-seven minutes after the tellers
completed their work on the ballot that
the-first copy of The Globe extra
came off the press: -
Th c G1 ob c may <be allowed to ex-
THE BT, PAUL GLOBE. SUNDAY, JULY 10. 1904
press some modest satisfaction because'
of the celerity of its news service—and
this satisfaction is not at all the less
because no other paper in this field
had the news from the convention on
the street within a very considerable
space of time of the production of Th c
Globe extra. About one hour later
the newsboys appeared with extras of
other publications.
In- this connection a word regarding
the marshaling of the news, the man
ner of its presentation, and the faithful
adherence to the facts and their pub
lication without political bias, in Th c
Globe may not be amiss. While the
partisan press among our competitors
gave its columns to the exploitation
of the news for political purpose The
Globe adhered absolutely to the lines
of truth and justice, displaying the
news for what it was worth. This
practice in The Globe during the
recent Republican ante-election cam
paign, and the many comparisons that
have been made with our competitors,
and to their disadvantage, has brought
us much satisfaction. It has demon
strated to the reading public the com
plete reliability of The Globe in its
handling of political news. The
Globe proposes to present the polit
ical news of the day with the same
fidelity to the facts that it practices in
handling any other form of news.
Democrats who hope that its columns
will be used to present the news dis
torted for party purposes will be dis
appointed, as will Republicans who
look for partisanship in the presenta
tion of the news.
The Globe's aim and expectation
is to print the news first if possible,
but with fidelity to fact. With that aim
and the capacity to accomplish it Th c
Globe is quite willing to igo before
the public on its merits as a news
paper.
JAPAN AND THE HUMANITIES
Nothing serves better to illustrate
the Japs' love of system and apprecia
tion of organization than the explana
tion made recently by the Japanese
minister at Washington of the work
ings of the newly opened bureau of in
formation in Japan. The vice minister
of war is chief of this bureau, the ob
ject of which is to give information
concerning prisoners of war. The de
partment appears to be well equipped
down to the smallest detail for per
forming its work accurately and speed
ily, without any superfluity of red tape.
Each naval and military commander
sends into the chief of the bureau in
formation concerning the prisoners
taken, and as much as can be obtained
concerning the enemy's dead. Every
ten days the bureau communicates
through the foreign office and the
French legation at Tokyo the informa
tion it has obtained concerning pris
oners, including the places to which
they have been sent, the state of their
health, etc.
But the bureau is not only a fresh
evidence of the little brown men's
mastery of detail. It is also an ac
knowledgment of their regard for the
humanities. For besides furnishing
full and accurate information of
the condition of prisoners of war to
all who ask for it, the bureau seeks to
ameliorate the condition of the pris
oners. It has made arrangements by
Avhich they can send and receive let
ters and it has also made provisions
for the transportation, free of charge,
of all articles given to the prisoners
and for the exemption from custom
duties and internal revenue taxes on
gifts sent them from abroad.
The West has been Japan's teacher,
but, as has been frequently the case
with nations as well as Individuals, the
pupil has shown herself to be, in many
respects, more brilliant than her in
structor. No outside nation would have
prophesied, however, at the beginning
of the present struggle with Russia
that the little island nation would, in
its humane conduct of the war, set an
example to all nations. A struggle for
supremacy reveals better than any
thing else just how real a nation's civ
ilization is. So far Japan has given
no indication that hers is merely
veneer, and now the establishment of
this bureau of information offers fur
ther proof that the civilization of which
she has not hesitated to boast is the
real stuff.
THE PENALTY OF GREATNESS
Judge Parker is belng^ made to feel
the penalties of greatness before he has
fairly tasted the fruits of it The crank,
the man with the ax, and the camera
fiend have already sought him out and
he is coming to understand that for the
present an end is made of the ideal life
he has led at Esopus.
Living the Ufe of a country gentle
man, he has been used to reposing at
ease under hia own vine and fig tree,
free from the trammels of conventional
society, receiving his neighbors and vis
iting them, devoting a few hours each
day to work in his library, another pe
riod to recreation, a great portion of
his time to the superintendence of farm
work. His has been a well-ordered and
satisfactory existence. The other day
Fame looked in at Esopus and Peace
fled.
Judge Parker thought to escape the
cranks, interviewers and descriptive
writers. He fled through the woods to
the brink of the Hudson. As he was
about to plunge into the river for a
swim a camera fiend snapped him. The
judge protested. The camera man told
him that his paper wanted to show the
public just the sort of man he is and
refused to fell or give up the plate.

The public has by this time been made
acquainted with aU the curves of the
next president. The camera fiend was
joined by a group of reporters. They,
kept the judge in the water and tried
to compel him to subscribe to various
interesting, but, unhappily, untrue sto
ries of his boyhood, manhood, home
life, preferences in books and plays, the
romance of his youth and other read
able things necessary in a new-made
candidate for the presiaency. He made
his way home attended by this mob, to
find his house in the hands of a female
writer for a magazine, his wife hidden
with her grandson, his stable the meet
ing place of an anti-racing convention
desirous of informing the public as to
the truth of the rumor that he kept
fast horses. His farming operations
were watched by emissaries of agri
cultural papers, his library invaded by
embryotic lawyers seeking a course of
reading that would fit one for the pres
idency.
That day was the forerunner of many
others of the same sort. In order to
escape his persecutors Judge Parker
will be compelled to shut himself up"
in liis house. Whereupon the persecu
tors who succeed the pioneers will de
clare that he is an aristocrat hating the
common people. If he were a different
sortr of public man he would throw his
preferences to the winds and invite the
mob in. Even then he would be open
to the suspicion of playing to the gal
leries.
A man who has been chosen the
presidential candidate of a great party
is not exactly an object of pity, but
there are people in this country that
have never heard the rustle of the
wings of fame who will have a much
better time than the sage of Esopus
during the next four months.
CONTEMPT OF COURT PROCEED
INGS
To run through the long list of Still
water prisoners who are petitioning
the state board of pardons this quarter
is to be-convinced that there is a large
number of people confined in Stillwater
who believe themselves innocent, or
that the trial proceedings which re
sulted in their conviction failed to im
press them with the dignity and the
serious intent of the law. Probably the
majority belong in the latter class.
Certainly the three convicts who peti
tion for pardon on the grounds that
they are not guilty, that even if they
are guilty their sentence is too long
and that confinement in state prison is
destructive of their health, afe in
this class-. Such an application is
flippant to a degree and reveals a lack
of appreciation of the purpose of the
law that is surprising to say the least.
Hope springs eternaj in the human
breast, and it is too much to ask of an
individual, perhaps, to submit quietly
to the punishment, tlfe law imposes
when there is the slightest chance of
having that punishment remitted or
lessened. The prisoner knows and his
friends know that no matter how slight
the grounds are for doing so they have
the privilege of petitioning the board
for a pardon. The board can refuse to
grant the petition, but it cannot refuse
to accept one even when it reflects, as
so many of them do, on the majesty of
the law.
Within the past few years this state
has repeatedly witnessed the spectacle
of a convicted man beginning to sue for
a pardon almost before he has got
into his convict suit. If trials are so
notoriously unjust, some means should
be sought for leaking them fairer, but
no prisoner should be allowed to treat
a trial as if it were a farce so long as
the majority of citizens are convinced
that it gives him a fair hearing.
No individual has been placed in
Minnesota's state prison without first
having had as fair a trial as It was
possible to obtain for him; and the
statutes governing the punishment of
crime are not severe in this state.
Therefore, unless some new evidence
has been discovered which lessens his
culpability, he and his friends should
not be allowed to petition for his free
dom the instant the prison doors close
upon him. It is true that such a peti
tion avails nothing, but it is ridiculous
that a board of pardons should spend
most of its time considering applica
tions for pardon based on no grounds
at all, practically.
METHOD IN HIS MADNESS
The public has heard with some mix
ture of sympathy an account of the man
who was found In camp not long ago
and taken to an insane asylum because
he insisted on living in the open air as
the only possible escape from death
by tuberculosis. Of course there were
other reasons for his fate, as he was
provided with weapons and poison, al
though he denied that he intended to
make away with himself. It "was prob
ably dangerous to have him at liberty,
and we are not quarreling with the de
cision of the- court; but pointing out
the fact that there was method in his
madness in the particular to which we
have referred.
If everyone afflicted by tuberculosis
should follow the course that this man
did it would be evidence of the highest
sanity. We have gone far enough to
know that life in the open air is the
only specific for this dread disease.
Nature has provided the remedy. Im
paired lungs, if not too far deteriorated,
can be restored by an ample supply of
their _natarai food, which is pure fresh
air. All over the world sanatoriums
for tuberculosis are being constructed
on this principle. Patients are kept in
the open air .nignt and day; and this.
with an ample and highly nutritious
diet, works a cure wherever a cure is
possible.
It is not necessary, however, for the
hapless victim of tuberculosis to repair
in great expense to an institution for
his cure. Fortunately, the remedy is
within the reach of the poorest. Such
a person should follow the example of
the man who had. at least one sane
point about him. He should purchase
a tent, pitch it in some place where
the breezes are uncontaminated by city
dust and give himself night and day to
the restorative influence of fresh,
wholesome air. In nearly all cases, ex
cept the most advanced, this will prove
sufficient for a cure. The one sound
point in the diseased mind of this luna
tic is exactly that in which the minds
of most sane people are weakest.
VERY UNHAPPY
It must grieve every Democrat to the
soul to see how unhappy the Repub
licans are about the absent money
plank of that St. Louis platform. They
have forgotten that there is such an
issue as the tariff, and that their own
party is split down the middle between
the trust-controlled standpatters and
the bucolic candidates who rightly fear
the wrath of the tariff-burdened farm
er. They also forget that their own
party is absolutely incapable today of
agreeing upon a single item of mone
tary reform. It dare not retire the
greenbacks. It dare not move toward
an asset currency. It dare not whisper
a word about the recoinage of silver
dollars. It has been in power eight
years and has not moved one step to
ward the provision of a complete and
harmonious monetary system beyond
the act adopting the gold standard. *
Nevertheless, it is on the verge of
apoplexy because the St. Louis con
vention decided to let the Vioney ques
tion severely alone. All the Repub
lican newspapers are shouting over the
wrath of the Eastern Democrats, who
wanted the gold standard recognized,
and the wrath of the Western Demo-
crats, who wanted the Chicago and
Kansas City platforms reaffirmed.
They tell us in one breath that the
friends of Mr. Bryan are delighted be
cause he won over Mr. Hill in the plat
form committee, and that they are of
fended and humiliated-because he lost
his fight for reaffirmation. They are all
of them talking through their hats and
trying to make the best of what is for
them "a bad situation.
It was the confident hope and belief
of the Republicans that there would be
a, bitter row and possibly a split in thr
party at St. Louis. They left no means
untried to bring about this result. They
fathered and fostered the Hearst boom.
They have coddled Mr. Bryan when
ever he seemed discontented, and
spread the least admirable of his ut
terances far and wide. They prophe
sied a walkout at St. Louis, and they
were cocksure that the convention
would be punching noses and tearing
hair over the financial issue in the
platform. They are entitled to some
consideration and to cut up some
capers, in view of their total and de
plorable disappointment.
On the financial question Judge Par
ker is his own platform. The country
knows where he stands by his own
unequivocal atad magnificent utterance.
Every man, East or West, knows
that the financial question as a
party issue and as a subject of
possible legislation is behind us as
far as the Democratic party is
concerned. No believer in the gold
standard, East or West, will withhold"
his vote from Democracy because of
any doubt that it might prove a dis
turber of the existing order of things*.
No believer in bimetallism, East or
West, will withhold his vote from Judge
Parker because he is convinced of the
same practical fact.
The platform omission is simply
a ratification of the old monition,
accepted everywhere by the wisest,
"let the dead past bury its dead."
With a view to the assured return of
the gold Democrats to their ancient
faith and the assured loyalty of those
who fought the great fight for the sil
ver standard, we can afford to let
the Republican heathen rage. The
event will vindicate the wisdom of
the St. Louis convention, and demon
strate the complete and restored con
fidence of the people of this country in
the Democratic party.
We congratulate the members of the
First Ward Improvement association
on their refusal to enter into a federa
tion, and the other improvement asso
ciations upon the fact that this will
probably put a stop to the whole proj
ect. The plan to combine the improve
ment associations of St. Paul into one
big machine was originated in an as
sociation which has been notorious be
cause it has subordinated the proper
purpose of its existence to political
ends. As an improvement association
it has been a practical failure for ex
actly this reason. As a political ..ma
chine it sought to draw other associa
tions into its net, destroy their value,
nullify the effect of their work and
build up a machine within a machine
for the further complication of city
politics. The people of the First ward,
who are rightly proud of the practical
results that their association has
achieved, decline to walk into the par
lor. The failure of the meeting called
to promote a general federation would
indicate that all the other associations
take the same view of the scheme. We
hope that they do, and that the project
is completely and finally squelched.
I Contemporary Comment
The Boycott in Denver
The newspaper boycott in Denver
will attract wide attention. It is an
evident attempt to stifle the expression
of public opinion and influence private
judgment in dealing with questions of
vital concern in the locality in which
the newspaper i s published. It is a
menace to free government when an
organized effort is made to suppress
the liberty of the press. If successful
in such an effort the same influences
might organize to regulate religion, so
cial organizations and individual ac
tion. The issue involved in the news
paper boycott at Denver is more im
portant and more vital than the ques
tion of martial law, the use of bull
pens and the resort to banishment to
suppress a labor union organization.
All of the martial strength of the state
cannot win a victory that will be last
ing if it is gained by muzzling the
press and suppressing the right of in
dependent thought and free speech.—
Washington Post.
Menace to International Peace
It would be a great gain for the
cause of international peace if the
meeting of the emperor of Germany
and his royal uncle of England should
lead to a restoration of neighborly re
lations between the two countries,
much as this would dfsappoint the jin
goes in both. The treaties between
Prance and England and France and
Italy have enabled those countries to
look forward to the early prospect of
reducing their enormous expenditures
for naval armaments. A thoroughly
good understanding between the gov
ernments of England and Germany
would greatly increase this prospect.
As Russia does not count for much as
a naval power, there would remain only
the jingo administration of Roosevelt
to threaten the world's peace with in
creasing fleets of armored cruisers and
battleships. It will be for the Ameri
can people to say how long this men
ace shall last.—Philadelphia Record.
Civil War Pensioners
We are now in the fortieth year
since the last Confederate laid down
his arms, and as the average volunteer
in the Union army was about twenty
five at that time, it can be seen that
the age of sixty-five represents the av
erage survivor. This is only partially
correct. Most of those above the aver
age have died, at least more than^ihose
below it, if we can take the life in
surance mortality statistics as a guide,
Sixty-five is not old in these days, but
it represents a period when a man is
willing to do less than formerly. The
man at sixty-five has an expectation of
over eleven years, so that most pen
sioners can expect normally to arrive
at the age of seventy-six.—Philadel
phia Inquirer.
Allison's Reappearance
Senator Allison was present at the
Chicago convention. That was his firsc
attendance on such an occasion in for
ty-four years. He was one of the tell
ers at the convention in 1860, when
Lincoln was nominated, and was the
first one to figure out that Lincoln had
the nomination. He told the chairman
and the latter announced the fact to
the convention. Although Mr. Allison
is now in his sixth term as United
States senator, he was never before
sent to a national convention as a dele
gate since 1860, and for some reason
did not attend in an unofficial capac
ity. It was long the custom of lowa
not to include its senators among itd
delegates.—Kansas City Star.
Need Only Eighteen
As the loss of only eighteen districts
would take from the Republicans their
majority in the house, it is hardly con
ceivable that an overturn big enough
to cast Mr. Roosevelt out of the White
house would be too small to give the
Democrats at least a nominal majority
in the house. Speculation along that
line may, of course, better be deferred
till the St. Louis convention has com
pleted its work. But even if that body
falls short of the hopes of the best
party leaders the Republicans cannot
safely assume that their control of the
house is assured.—Providence (R. I.)
Journal.
Business Has No Fear of Politics
Business seems to have little to fear
now from politics. The number of
strikes has diminished. There is less
speculation than in several years. The
prospect is for large crops. Our for
eign and home markets are steadily
growing. Railroad earnings are in
creasing. Why shouldn't business men
brighten up?— Kansas City Journal.
The Last of His Tribe
Hon. John Wesley Games is reported
as saying the very name of Grover
Cleveland is obnoxious to "true Demo
crats." But the "true Democrats" have
nevertheless returned to the Cleve
land platform, all of them, at least, ex
cept Mr. Bryan.—Nashville Banner.
No Wonder Miles Dodged
The chairman of the Prohibition con
vention said that the choice lay be
tween "absolute monarchy" of the Re
publican party and "absolute anarchy"
of the Democratic party. The Prohi
bitionists offer absolute dryness as an
escape.—St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Wait Till They Get Started
It required six hours' time for the
Japanese to win the battle of Fen
shuiling. This is an excellent improve
ment on the part of the Russians, and
if kept up the Russians should yet win
a few games.—Atlanta Journal.
Can't Let Him Enjoy Himself
"Grover's gone a-fishing," so the pa
per states. Keep your eye upon his
hook and on your delegates; for he's
great at fishing, knows the kind of
bait that will land the biggest fish for
a candiiate! —New York Herald.
Must Get Some Speed and Curves
It is thought that the Japanese man
agement will not release Kamimura be
fore putting him back into the box to
pitch one more game, so that he may
have a chance to show what is really
in him. —Atlanta Journal.
Nothing Petit Larceny in Them
Congressman Grosvenor's objection
to the word graft is an indication that
the merchant marine commission con
template something too large for that
sort of classification. —Detroit Free
Press.
William Better Watch Out
That Jack the Slasher at St. Louis is
manifestly after wind instruments.
First, a balloon; next, an organ bel
lows, and next —horrible to think—
perhaps Bryan.—Pittsburgh Dispatch.
He Needs Them All Now
It seems to be Candidate Roosevelt's
idea that while his lamp holds out to
burn the vilest sinner may return and
assist in whooping things up.—Boston
Herald.
They Can't Trust Grover
Both Cleveland and Roosevelt would
be their own platforms, and it
wouldn't be hard to choose between
them. —Memphis Commercial-Appeal.
Was Always Known as Charles
We have not yet heard from those
men who went to school with Senator
Fairbanks and who still call hira
"Charlie."—Washington Post.
What the Editors Say
The Chronice will own that it is dis
appointed in the selection of R c
Dunn for the Republican nominee for
governor. Since the Chronicle believes
yet what it has said in discussing Mr
Dunn as a candidate, and has nothing
to take back, it would be hypocritical
to pretend otherwise.
However, since what is done is done,
and Mr. Dunn is the regularly nomi
nated candidate of the party for gov
ernor, the Chronicle believes that loy
alty to the interests of the party de
mands that it say nothing more of its
disappointment in the matter than the
foregoing, which its own self-respect
and good faith with its readers re
quires.
The majority, even if. but a seeming
majority, rules in this country, and
to that principle the Chronicle bows
acquiescence.—Owatonna Chronicle
The Minnesota Republican conven
tion resulted as the Forum predicted
it would when it was announced that
Gov. Van Sant had come out in sup
port of Judge Collins for governor.
E,very effort of the state machine was
used.to further the judge's candidacy,
and the rank and file in the great state
of Minnesota had become wearied with
this machine and they set about to
smash it. Judge Collins made an en
viable record on the bench and ha.l
warm friends all over the state, but
they could not overcome the loadstone
caused by the machine support. R C
Dunn becomes the standard bearer in
the North Star state, and he will not
disappoint his friends in the record
that he will make as governor of the
state.—Fargo Forum.
The attitude of the state officehold
ers who controlled the party organiza
tion during the convention angered the
Dunn men as well as other delegates
These men were appointees of Van
Sant, and there is no question but the
feeling against the governor was bit
ter. So his other appointees, Judge
Douglas and Attorney Donahowe;
were rejected by the convention. Th<
unfair effort thnt Gov. Van Sant made
to dictate who his successor should be
was emphatically resented by the Re
publican delegates.—Little Falls Tran
script.
Mr. Collins may safely lay his de
feat to too much "Johnson,"'and oth
ers of the ring who, instead of tend
ing to the duties of the positions they
hold, really made themselves obnox
ious to the people of the state irre
spective of party affiliation and drov*
votes away from their candidate.—The
Mankato Review.
"Perdicaris liberated." "Perdicaris is
free."
O joy! Our heart leaps at the news!
By the way, "what is it to us?" A
stranger would guess by our agitation
that, instead of a cheap Greek-Ameri
can, this Perdicaris is our national
pericardium.—The Arizona Guardian.
Now, let us not hear any more about
"harmony" from either side. That
overworked and much abused term has
been finally relegated to the class un
known. A squad of St. Paul police was
found far more effective in keeping the
peace at the last harmony meeting in
this state.—Belle Plaine Herald.
Congressman McCleary, of Mankato,
wants to revise the tariff by raising
the duties. That is consistent at'tmy 1
rate. If a high tariff is such a good
thing the higher it is the better.—
Litchfield Independent.
Except for being off color in its
Democracy, the St. Paul Globe is the
most entertaining and best paper in
the Twin Cities.—Freeborn . County
Standard.
And now all good lovable Republic
ans will go to work in a solid phalanx
to elect the ticket. But oh. how it will
grind some of them.—Crookston Times.
United Senator Moses E. Clapp came
out of the fracas without a scratch.—
Mankato Free Press.
T Among the Merrymakers
The Inconveniences of War
"Cocqliquot," remarked the Mikado
complainingly, "I'd like to know what in
Samala Hillio is the reason that my
wines are served to me in jugs nowadays
instead of in bottles, as they were before
the war?"
"We have no bottles left, oh. Majesty!"
replied the faithful first-gentleman -of -the
booze-bin. "Every single one we had here
in the palace is at present' occupied by a
Russian fleet."
"Your apology, Cocqliquot, is accepted,"
said the mikado; "but do not let it occur
again."
"I could not if I would," replied the high
official; "for there are no other Russian
fleets." —Judge.
An Orphan Defined
The word "orphan" occurred in th«
Sunday school lesson. Miss Ida V.
Stamps asked if any of the boys in the
class knew what an orphan was. There
was no response. Thinking to help the
little fellows to search out a right an
swer, the teacher said:
"Why, children, I'm an orphan; now,
can't you tell me what sn orphan is?"
Up went the hand of a little boy.
"All right. Johnnie," said the teacher,
"that's a good boy. You tell us what
an orphan is."
"An orphan," replied the little fellow,
"is a young lady what wants to get mar
ried and can't." —July Llppincott's.
Experienced
A certain general takes great interest
in youthful soldiers. On one occason he
addressed a company of Lads' brigade
boys, and was entertained by them at
dinner. A little chap near the general
displayed a good appetite.
"You eat well, my son," said the sol
dier. "Now, if you love your flag as
well as your dinner you'll make a good
patriot."
"Yes sir; but I've been practicing eat
ing twelve years, and I ain't used a gun
but six monthft," was the laconic reply.—
London Tit-Bits.
The Mysterious Future
The Canine—Say, Bucephalus, I am
somewhat of a theosophist. I believe that
after death my next appearance on this
earth may be in the form of a frank
furter.
The Equine—Same here. I'm not sure
but that I'll be turned into a can of beef.
—Judge.
There, Too.
The usher showed the Upjohn family
into a pew.
But the man seated next to the aisle
refused to move, and the Upjohn_fam!ly
had to pass him.
"Got end seat hogs here. too. haven't
they, papa?" said little Johnny in an
audible .whisper.—Chicago Tribune.
Continuous Curriculum
Beware the school of love—bo ware I
Oh, enter with discreelest care.
For Cupid makes this proclamation:
"We give our pupils no vacation."
—Detroit Free Press.
Not Bad Enough
"How do you like the cheese, Mir?"
asked the waiter.
"It's not half bad," replied the diner.
"Very sorry, sir, but we were assured
it was quite ripe."—Philadelphia Record.
Teaching the Teachsr
New Curate—Now, boy, if, in defiance
of that notice, I were to bathe here,
what would happen?
Bov —You'd come out a great lot dir
tier than you went in! —Punch.
Hope for Him
Fond 'Mother —Some aay baby looks
like me, but I think he looks iikc his fa
ther.
Caller —Well, you know he may ck:mc#
as he grows older. —Chicago News.

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