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Oregon—Portland Hotel, Perkins Hotel. ■ £^ The Post Canteen The testimony of the officers at Fort Snelling is that the abolition of the can teen has been demoralizing to the troops stationed there. Since the abolition of the canteen there has been more drunkenness. more men in the guardhouse, more court martials, more desertions, men have been degraded in rank because of their going on sprees in the cities, and the general testimony is to the effect that when con gress abolished the cost canteen it did not abolish the soldier's appetite. It simply sent him outside fhe camp where he is furnished the vilest kind of liquor, la free from the restraint of camp disci pline and the presence of his superior offi cers, and placed among those who are in terested in getting him as drunk as pos sible in order that they may rob him. Of course, the soldier is a fool for go ing into such places. So is anybody else. But men who are not soldiers do such things, and men do not become soldiers until they have the habits and appetites of manhood pretty well established. After they have an appetite for liquor they will gratify it more or less or they will leave the service, and certainly all experience goes to show that gratification of that ap petite is attended with much less evil to the man. himself under the canteen system than after it has been abolished. Those who are more interested in the ory and sentiment than they are in the men themselves refuse to recognize the canteen as the lesser of two evils, and very much the lesser. But those who are more concerned about what is best for the soldier than what fits in with their theo ries, will favor the restricted sale of wine and beer at the canteen in place of the unrestricted consumption of vile whis ky and other poisons at the neighboring saloon. Under our reform administration So dinl's theater has been re-opened and the street preachers have been silenced. This Is one of the facts which indicate about as clearly as anything could the character of this administration. Leaguing Against Ds From Vienna comes a positive statement that Austria and Germany are negotiat ing with a view to the formation of an European league to resist American com petition. Thus the threat made some months ago to drive us out of commer cial conquests in the old world is nursed by our much-disgruntled competitors. There is renewed talk, in addition to the Austro-Gennan scheme, of an alliance of the Latin races to restore their loat prestige and for commercial expansion. Such union would necessarily take in decrepit and non-progressive and cleric ridden Spain and Portugal, as well as France and Italy. Spain made- a bid for all the Spanish- American republics to enter into a com mercial union with her last year, Spain to be the head of the zollverein. The Pan- Iberian, congress, held last October in Madrid, was attended by representatives Of nearly all the Spanish-American repub lics and Argentina was so pleased with the Idea that she has recently sent a deputa tion to Madrid to discuss the proposition of a league. It may be remembered that, during the war. with Spain, the South American republics were distinctly sym pathetic with Spain, and prudential rea sons alone prevented some of them from ■waging war against us in behalf of their old and tyrannical master of the Iberian peninsula. Of the Latin nations, so called. France is the most progressive and powerful and yet her population is in creasing so slowly that there are not wanting predictions that she will soon be suffering from population decrease. It is questionable if France, staggering under excessive taxation chiefly for the purpose of keeping up a gigantic military and na val establishment, can profitably take the leadership of weak countries like Spain, Portugal and Italy and indulge in dreams of a Latin union which will include the Mexican, Central American and South American republics. Yet in Europe this proposed union is cheerfully spoken of for the simple reason that our European com petitors think that suc!h a combination of peoples, wtio never could and never will pull together, will injure American trade. A league of Germany and Austria against our competition in trade would not have the essential element of and shut us out, It would make some dif ference, for England takes something like 52 per cent of our exports. England, however, could not afford to co into such a league. Neither, from a practical stand point could Germany. Every nation which wants to enjoy commercial ad vantages must give something in return. Compensating privileges must be extend ed through international agreement by commercial nations. For example, Rus sia extended to us the tariff concessions she had extended to Germany and France. Our government imilosed an additional duty on Russian sugar and Russia has re taliated by placing higher duties on our iron and steel products and other articles. This kind of business does not promote international trade. The nations of Eu rope, now talking about leaguing against our country to shut us out from foreign trade, should try that game that they may see how quickly their own trade necessi ties will compel them to dissolve the league. The business interests of our country have Indorsed largely the policy of reciprocal trade, and there Is no doubt that the National Association of Manu facturers, which meets in Detroit, June 4-6, will set the seal of their approval upon the policy as a matter of good busi ness procedure. We are building up a tine foreign trade, and if we would keep it and enlarge its scope, we shall have to make tariff concessions to other nations, maintaining protective duties where need ed in -certain industries at the point which is sufficient to protect them from injurious competition and no more. In the present enormous development of manufacturing industry, the Industrially strong nations must resort to mutual tar iff concessions or stagger under the em barrassment of heavy overproduction and stagnation. No European league against this country can stand against the inex orable natural laws of production and trade. It has come down now to the question of veracity between the mayor and the congressman, and at that point everybody will have his preference. The whole country listens with the keenest apprehension to the clicking of the telegraph instruments as they bring the news from San Francisco. The ser ious illness which has. overtaken Mrs. Mc- Kinley has arc-used everywhere the deep- I est sympathy for the president and the | tendere3t solicitude with regard to the ; health of his wife. Mrs. McKinley is so ■ seriously ill that fatal consequences are j greatly feared. The "Open Door" in India There is a Hindu proverb which says: "The benevolent lay up their wealth in the place from which they have removed the hunger of the poor," and there is large application of the principle in the beneficence of Americans toward the suf fering millions in India, who, through the dark and dreadful years of the famine and plague, have ministered of their abundance to the unfortunate. The report of the Americo-India Famine Relief Committee, which, was organized in June, 1900, by the "Committee of One Hundred" of New York, with an executive committee at Bombay, suggests the prac tical and careful character of the relief work performed in the famine district through the agency of well-known Hindu gentlemen, missionaries at the various stations, and British Indian offi cials. The Americo-India Famine Relief Committee did its good share in minis tering relief in a period of overwhelming calamity which, indeed, has not yet ended. 'That the people of the famine districts and of India generally appreciate what has been done by the American committee is evident from the hearty testimonials published in the report from Lord Cur zon, the viceroy, British officials, and more than a hundred missionaries of all churches and prominent Hindu gentlemen. At the eh>se of the disastrous year 1900, the viceroy wrote his acknowledgements of the "immense value" of the Amer ican contributions in every form, and said that they "sprung from the two noblest of human sentiments —the feeling for suf fering manhood, and the recognition of a common aid between the two- great branches of the English-speaking race," and had a positive and material influence in mitigating the great calamity. The re j port contains similar testimonials from I persons of all religious faiths in India. The chorus of thanks Is strong. One Hindu district judge says when the people heard of the donations from America they wanted to know where America was and expressed surprise that Americans should think of helping those they had never known or seen, and, when the spontane ous action of the relief committee was ex plained to them, they Bald: "God bless those good people." The American supporters of Christian missions In India ought to learn from this out-pouring of gratitude for relief afforded to the starving natives of that unhappy country, how valuable to their religious and Christianizing effort this re lief work has been. The Hindu, who has hitherto resented the advances of Chris tianity, and looked with contempt upon the efforts of the missionaries to convert him from his ancient faith, is ready now to recognize the genuineness of the in terest which the missionary feels in him. The missionary and the people who sup port the missionary have fed him in his hunger, have saved his life and aided him in restoring those conditions under which he may again support himself. This aid comes from people who never saw him, never expect to see him, have never been in his country and never will be, but who are actuated solely by the instincts of hu manity. The Hindu who, in receipt of this aid is ready to exclaim, "God biess those good people," is certainly in a much more teachable frame of mind, much more open to the influences of Christianity, than if he had not had personal knowledge and experience of practical Christian sym pathy. The Christian churches spend hun dreds of thousands of dollars upon Chris tian missions every year, but nothing that they have ever contributed has done more to advance the cause of Christ in India than the money they have put into the re lief of the hungry people of that land. Xor are all the hungry fed yet. There is still demand for relief and stili oppor tunity to do that which will set still wider the "open door" to Christian mis- Eionary effort in India. The Pittsburg Dispatch complains of the hundreds and hundreds of people who lost fortunes by not buying Northern Pacific at par and selling H at 1,000. Foresight is a' very difficult. virtue to acquire. Minnie Maddern Fteke has secured. a thea ter in New York and will continue Ito fight the - i-">TnVrp w!th - good .nl?»y« .->-* THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUBNAL. artistic work. How any. trust can bear to oppose Minnie after looking at her is'hard to understand. Governor Odell has vetoed 118 bills since the New York .legislature adjourned. Legis latures are not so dangerous as they look when you have a good vigorous executive who reads the bills. The United States has ninety war ships building. If we <-annot have peace on earth, we will at leastly soundly wollop the party that breaks It with us. The Memphis policeman is no longer, al lowed to take a drink. If he does, it peels oil his Uniform. Pretty powerflul liquor. Esterhazy confesses that he wrot<? the bor dereau that convicted Dreyfus. The count has lied so much on this subject that his present confession arouses but little Inter est in France. Bx-"Speaker Reed has touched the Wall street harp for a fair sum this spring. He is likely to feel more beuevoleut towards the administration now. The gold standard that was going to make our countrymen the slaves of Great Britain seems to have missed connections somewhere. A New York doctor recommends "the song and dance" cure. Too many patients get to thinking about themselves. Have fun! The Elk Point, S. I)., Courier editor claims to have had new potatoes that he raised in his cellar. Pass that medal along. One of the most difficult things in life Is to stop talking after you are through. Try it once. Anybody wanting a good garbage crema tory cheap should apply at once at the city haul. The story that the mayor's secretary was preparing to lose his diamonds is denied. AMUSEMENTS Foyer Chat. That thrilling melodrama, "The Village Parson." will run the rest of the week at the Metropolitan, including a matinee Sat urday. The Broadway theater opera company, which will present "The Highwayman" at the Metropolitan for four nights and a mati nee, commencing Sunday, is formed of well known artists, chief among whom may be named the popular prima donna, Katherine Germaine, one of the prettiest women on the operatic stage; Edmund Stanley*, for eight years leading tenor of the De Wolf Hopper opera company, and H. W. Tre Denick, whose successes in various comedy roles is too well known to need extended mention. The cho rus is a large one and contains many pretty girls. In the fourth act qf "Henry V.," which Richard Mansfield will present at the Met ropolitan next Thursday, Friday and Satur day evenings, not a word is spoken. It is a graphic spectacular processional and fete scene, showing the return of the victorious troops to London. Here is seen a ballet, a large choir of men and boys chant, children throw flowers before the king, crowds line the streets and swarm over the houses, mu sic fills the air, and hundreds of heraldic nags wave, as the king rides into his capital. A gorgeous splendor of armor, heraldry and regal magnificence fills the whole play. Of the Swedish dialect plays that have visited Minneapolis in the last few seasons, "Carl Carlson," which is holding forth at the Bijou the current week, is one of the moat enjoyable. Arthur Donaldson, who as sumes the title role, is an actor of more than the average ability. He has a splendid bary tone voice, which he uses to good advantage. The sale of seats is open at the Bijou for the engagement the coming week of "The Telephone Girl." The play has been strengthened considerably, new and up-to date specialties introduced and the musical portion of the performance added to. The producing company will include Harry Herm sen, a comedian of admitted ability: Miss Mabel Hite, a dainty soubrette; Douglas aud Ford, Charles Burrows, Bert Dv Buelle, John J. Magee, Inez Dale, Flora Parker, Nelda Hermann, the Chapelle Sisters and others. MINNESOTA POLITICS There will be about twenty "hold-over" employes in the state grain departmeut charged to Hennepin county, in addition to thirteen new appointments. Out of that num ber, however, there are several who were originally appointed from other counties. They are retained solely because of efficiency. They have lived in Minneapolis, some of them, for fourteen years, and they cannot now be charged to any other locality. George H. Tunnell, the first assistant depu ty inspector, was first appointed from Free born county. He will be retained as a resi dent of Minneapolis. Other "hold-overs" who have become settled In Minneapolis are as follows: C. C. Neale, scale expert, appointed from Swift county. H. E. Emerson, deputy inspector, appointed from Ramsey county. C. G. Bryant, deputy inspector, appointed from Steele county. C. F. Maxfield, deputy inspector, and W. E. Williams, weigher, both appointed from Blue Earth county. The Crookston Times heartily approves the appointment of L. D. Marshall as chief grain inspector. Marshall formerly lived 1n Crooks ton and is well known all over the Red River valley. He is now a resident of Minneapolis, however. In a recent Issue the Times says: While Mr. Marshall has always been known as a stanch republican, he has never been a busy politician, and in this respect is un like the men usually appointed to public office. During a long period of active life in the line which specially fits him for the duties of his new position, he has ever and always maintained the confidence of those with whom he has been connected in a busi ness way, and also the high esteem of the farmers of the entire wheat raising belt, over which his field of operations extended. If L. D. Marshall gave an opinion as to quality, grade or conditions, whether it concerned the crop prospect, price possibility or grade of the cereal. It was considered final, authorita tive and was always satisfactory. The farmers of Minnesota, and all others Interested in the handling of the cereal that has made Minnesota famous, may confidently expect an honest administration of the affairs of the office of chief grain inspector, so long as Mr. Marshall is at the head of that de partment. Certain henchmen of the present city ad ministration are circulating a report that former Mayor Eustls wants another-try at the mayoralty. These wise ones have It all figured out and declare that a combination has been put up in this county between Van Sant for governor, Fletcher for congress, Eustis for mayor and Robert Pratt for sheriff. The story is almost too absurd for dis cussion. In the first place, Mr. Eustls is satisfied with his former mayoralty experi ence, and says he does not care to run for another office. The other three are candi dates, but a combination of such magnitude would fall to pieces of Its own weight. They are all too old In the political game to go into such a suicidal bargain. The story is of ?. siece with another com bination that is being discussed. Lt includes Bob Dunn for governor, J. B. Gllflllan for congress, W. H. Grimshaw for mayor and A. W; Hastings for sheriff. This latter com bination is purely imaginary and Is being talked of in political circles merely as a good ticket to put up next year. Some of the political wags have been cir culating as a "josh" a combination for a state ticket, with Ames for governor and W. R. Johnson, county auditor of Ramsey coun ty, for state auditor. In the light of current events, the ticket is meeting with consider able support. C. S. Mitchell, the new postmaster of Alex andria, declares himself as follows on the state auditor proposition: The Post News has great admiration for Mr. Jaeobson. It would pay Minnesota well to give him a salary, of $5,000 a year to keep him in the legislature.' But the next state auditor, barring-K. C. Dunn, Should be Sam Ivergon. He has been deputy auditor for years. He knows the office, every law and every technicality, as he does hts A B C's. He is as thoroughly honest as is Jaeobson, and for that especial position be is a hun dred times fitter and more competent. Dur ing his eight years' service under Mr. Dunn, there has not been the slightest friction be tween them, and Mr. Dunn> strongest sup porter and hie lieutenant in every move haa been Mr. Iverson. -C. T) r Minneapolis Journal's Current Topic Series. Papers by Experts and Specialists of National Reputation. THE ART OF ' LIVING A HUNDRED YEARS. I.—STRENGTH : VM) -PERILS OF ■ ' ADULT AGE . By Dr. Edward Hitchcock. Jr., professor of ' physical culture and hygiene and director of the gymnasium of Cornell university. (Copyright. 1901. by Victor P. Lawson.) Quetelet says we do not get our maximum height until, we are about 50 years of age, then we begin to recede, and at 90 years we have' lost about one and one-half Inches, ow ing to the contracting of soft parts and the stooping posture assumed by the body. While this Is perhaps true of the Individual, it Is surprisingly not true of the average man,' who does not seem p to lose much in height, probably because as age increases the short and • less robust are eliminated by death, leaving only the stronger type of .individual. However these facts may be, it Is true that certainly by SO years of age we have arrived I at anatomical and physiological maturity, and that most of* us by that time have per haps lost a little In height, although possibly Increasing in weight. It is also true that at 50 we are not nearly as good*'"all-around" men as we were at 30. When People Complete Their Growth Roberts says boys complete their growth at about 23 years of age, while, girls arrive at full stature at about 20 years, but neither arrive at their full strength until about 30/ Whatever the' final result of the physical examiners may .show along these lines, our subject leads us to deal with a maturity, a middle life and adult age, which, in common j parlance, mean the same thing. . Our subject j Is the man or woman who has passed through • the careless . age when he or she Is in the full tide of Increase in all directions, past! the time of freedom from cares up to the j period when the individual Is confronted with j the question of how to live and care for a family. -;"l-:;: When anthropologists come to write the history of this generation they will have to mark It as an age of awakened attention to the needs of the body, together with and be cause of a tremendous overstrained nervous life, the first being largely the result of the second. " ■ ' ': "Recovery Prom the War Period. Thirty-five years ago athletics and physical fun were things about which we knew but little. At that time we were just emerging from a civil war, tired, worried, uncertain, two immense armies on our hands, our money I of doubtful value, industries paralyzed— | ially and physically tired out. But owing to the perseverance and courage of our ances tors, who built their homes and raised their crops in the presence of hostile Indians, we have to-day a nation o,f greater prosperity than any other under the sun. Athletics for Youth; What for 1 Adult* ? ' • That athletics has in a way run wild seems a proposition to which most would agree, and Uhe Two Minute Fuse. By William Wallace Cook. Copyright, 1901, by W. W. Cook. Andy and Blakesly had settled it between them that the Dutchman was a thief. Andy had missed a silver watch. Higgins a pock et-book with $5 in it and Baker a nugget val ued at $20, which he had kept in his trunk. Andy had wakened out of a sound sleep a few nights before, and had seen Fritz skulk ing through the bunkhouse. When Andy failed to find his watch, next morning, there was but one inference for him to draw. There, in the end of the "drift," he and Blakesly figured the matter all out. In the afternoon Fritz was not only to be dis charged, but also to see the inside of the Phoenix jail. Blakesly sat reflectively on the handle of his wheelbarrow. Andy threw down hie drill, un-wound a two-minute length of fuse from the coil, scraped the end and slipped on a cap. He pushed the cap down into the hole and followed it with two sticks of dynamite, gently ramming them home and filling up the hole with dust. "Great Scott!" exclaimed Blakesly, "You're puttiug in a charge for your life, Andy." "I'm going to blow out this horse and un cover the vein," returned the foreman, "if it takes a leg." Just then a burst of chfld ish laughter echoed to them. "Is that Allie?!' he asked. Allie was his daughter, a motherless, sun ny-faced child, who had been the especial protege of Mrs. Hurst, the keeper of the boarding-house, ever since her father had brought her to the Pactolus mine. Occa sionally Allie was allowed to come down into the workings, which was always a treat for her. She was a prime favorite and every one of the miners would have guarded her as the apple of his eye. "It must be Allie," said Blakesly, getting up and starting off. At that precise minute the noon whistle of the stamp mill sounded. "Take Allie up with you," Andy called after Blakesly. "All right," returned Blakesly, halting at the shaft. The ladder was filled with climbing miners, Fritz at the lower end of the row. "Where's Allie, Fritz?" asked Blakesly. "She was gone oop alretty," answered Fritz, looking down. "Sure about that?" "Yah, sure. Kingman carried her oudt, I seen him meinself." All the miners of the day shift except King man and Andy were now on the ladder. Daily New YorK Letter. * * BUREAU OF THE JOURNAL, No. 21 Park Row, Xew fork. The KuNMimi Druggist. May 16.—The number of Russian druggists in this city has increased so rapidly in the past five years as to call for explanation and comment. Prior to ISS6 the proportion of German druggists to the Russian was about thirty to one, but to-day there are about two Russian druggists to every German mem ber of the profession, and this is out of a total of only 1,900 druggists in the entire ■city. The persecution of the Jews in Russia is said to account for this increase to a large extent, a large number of Russian Jews coming to this country when they were forced out of their own, and here they started to practice at the same professions and occupa tions as they were engaged in on the other side. Most of the Russian shops are kept by the Yiddish people on the lower East Side, but lately they have been spreading to other localities, notably to upper Fifth -avenue and Madison avenue. Many of the Russian chem ists, as well as the Italians, are physicians, and make a double fee, first for prescribing and then for filling their own prescriptions. The drug business of each nationality is car ried on in a characteristic way and there is room for complications in the diversity of ■ways that a drug may be mixed under the same name. Then, too, the Russians keep a great variety of cough medicines and tonics with which Americans have no acquaintance; the French are prone to concoctions from herbs and roots, while the Italians are great on laxatives, while the uses to which some drugs are put is simply startling. The Big Sign Artist. Sign advertising has come to be such an important factor In e^ery-day life that it takes something very much out of the ordi nary, like the huge sign along the Niagara THROWING DOWN SHAKSPERE : Pittsburg Dispatch. . ' :■ . The English-speaking , world is invited by some of its newspapers to indulge in amuse ment at the expense of a frank •- newspaper called the Tidning. published at Aalesund, in Norway. The editor of this paper has seen a. dramatic performance In : the theater there?. The play is called "The. Merry Wives of ! Windsor," written, • our Norwegian;cotem porary ■is 'correctly informed.' by -."a^ person called Shakspere." ■ The Norwegian -critic finds , the comedy of ; the . play monotonous, de clares the ■ principal character, "/filmed Pal- yet every good thing advances too far before It finally settles back Into a rational position. We need athletics. If for no other reason than to use up the superabundant energy with which our youth are endowed. And I while football Is too rough for the average boy, four miles too long a boat race for Im mature hearts, and training Is generally car ried over too long periods of time and is of too arduous a nature, still the total result will be and is good. But a graver problem than the regulation of athletics is, WUat are we to do for the adult man and woman in the way of .encouragement of physical exercise? How shall we keep the vigor of 20 years when we are GO? It takes no inducement to get the youth into some form of recreative exercise, but he drops it as soon as the cares of busi ness begin to occupy him, and yet, for the preservation of his own health and for the betterment of posterity, he should then be conserving and training all the energy hid football days stored up for him. f The athletics of youth helps to make fine physiques and gives added health and strength, but in thus giving us better machin ery it also increase our responsibilities, for I disuse soon ruins any machine. t ulef Peril of Adult Life. The greatest peril of adult life to-day Is physical inaction coupled with the extreme nervous tension of this new, rapid century. The whole tendency of adult life to-day is toward hard living, intense living—in rapid progress in every direction—and in general, the more rapid any advance, the more expen sive the wear on the machine. Our machine:y needs rest. Our brains are tired, and in no way can a tired brain be rested 30 well as by giving it an entire change of action. Take it away from the problems of the ledger; drag it from the office or store and make it go out of doors to the golf links or tennis court, where, in com pany with your legs, both will be bettered. Do this and do it every day, and there is no reason why for many years you should show that you have passed into adult life. Ip to the Time of Middle Life. The time of youth is tie time of physical fun. Exuberance of spirits calls for action, and t'aere are but few boys whom it is neces sary to encourage to exercise, the difficulty with them being to direct rather than to en courage them. With our girls the case is dif ferent—they do not seek the more robust forms of exercise, and yet more and more each year they are coming to follow the way of their English sisters and through reforms In dress and changes in social ideas are more and more cultivating health by phy sical exercise. But when we come to middle life, there Is an entire cljange, and until the introduction of tennis followed and golf came in there did not seem to bs any form of physical recrea tion which came naturally within the possi bilities of the man who had "settled down." Maturity Tarns to Serious Things. Our average boy with a very fair physical equipment with which to begin his life work enters adult life and its new vista of possi- Blakesly was satisfied and started nimbly up the greasy rungs. The foreman removed his tools to a place of safety, applied the flame of his candle to the end of the fuse, watched the fuse splut ter for a moment, and then made his way to the ladder and started for the surface him self. "Where's Allie?" asked Andy, springing out of the shaft and hurrying after Blakesly. "She came up with Kingman," replied Blakesly. "Who told you?" "Fritz." The miners were straggling out, singly and in couples, on their way to the boarding house. Kingman was in the lead, walking alone. Fritz was just ahead o.' the foreman and Blakesly. "Hello, Kingman!" shouted Andy. "Where is Allie?" Kingman turned. "Didn't she come up with you?" he asked. Every miner in the straggling line came to an abrupt halt. The very thought that Allie might still be below with a fuse lighted and leaping closer and closer to a terrific charge of dynamite was sufficient to set every heart to pounding. There were other charges in the level, too, but they were light compared with the one in the breast of the tunnel. Andy went white in a second. "You infernal villain!" he roared, spring- Ing upon Fritz and gripping him by the throat. Fritz tore himself loose and ran frantically back to the shaft. '■Kingman vent past der slope mit Allie on his shoulter," he flung at them as he raced. "I did," cried Kinsman, joining the rest as they flocked excitedly after Fritz, "but she said she'd rather conic up with her father, so 1 lowered her down the ladder ! again. Didn't you see her. Andy?" Oh, my God!" gasped the foreman and threw his hands to his face. "How many holes were loaded?" demanded Blakesly. "Three." said Higgins. "All two-inmute frses?" It was a useless question, for that was the standard "length for the noon firing. Andy staggered against the framework of of the "whim," his face ashen and his nerve completely gone. He could do nothing. "Perhaps she's coming up!" suggested Blakesly. Another useless remark, fcr Allie could net have climbed the ladder if she had tried. river by the Pan-American exposition, .to attract 'general notice. But while this great development has been going on, little atten tion, has been given to the workings of the concerns, and men carrying on the trade of making, painting and locating, the great ad vertising signs.' The office of the sign adver tising concerns are about the busiest places In town. Artists are continually appearing with designs for the .firm, and men, paint pots and brushes are hovering about awaiting j orders to be sent out. ■ These painters are not the people they are generally thought to | be, either. They are not daubers in any sense of the word, for, on the contrary, the best I advertising sign painters are real artists, ! with years of training in drawing and color j work. Several of them have studied abroad in the ateliers of well-known men. The man who painted a seventy-foot head on a dead : wall on Broadway lately, the biggest portrait ; every painted, studied in Paris for five years I and Is a night instructor In a Brooklyn art j school. The sign was for .a' cigar advertise l I ment. The star sign painters get about $50' a j week, while the fillers in for black and white 1 work get from $12 to $15 a week. I ; | Attack on Christian Science. : The regular noon-day crowds. on Broadway are being.treated to a new and curious sight. I It is the.commencement of a street campaign against the teaching of the Christian - Scien tists. v;-iV ■:-[' ! '.- This fight against the new denomination Is being led by Mrs. Viola Gilbert, well known as an evangelist. Shortly before 12 o'clock she and a friend took their post on Broadway before St. Paul's chapel. ■ In Mrs. Gilbert's hand was a large white cross, and on this, in purple lettering, was the legend, "Christian Science Uncov ered, Its Black Art Exposed." . " The other woman had charge of a satchel in which were copies of a booklet written by Mrs. Gilbert, with the same title as that on j staff, to be "an uncouth and besotted caval ier," draws the most unfavorable inference as to the refinement of the "merry wives" and asserts that the play was "poor fare to Invite an educated public to." This, in view of the conventional pedestal awarded to Shakspere. sounds very funny. But when we consider th? possible virtue of an opinion written in blissful ignorance of the unavailability of Shakspere, we may be con fronted with the question whether the Asle sund newspaper mail has not Innocently told a truth which the critics of England and America dare not otter. Is It not true that the fun of *his nlav is ii^nn a «<ngle th»m<?, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 16, 1901. bllltles. Heretofore the way has been smoothed for him. The father and mother have cared for hla needs and kept cares from his shoulders. Now suddenly he finds him self a distintt and responsible factor in the work of the world. Life Is no longer merely living. Life now becomes a constant effort to live. Successful men are all about him, and he enters the "push" keyed up to the fullest possible activity of mind. Fortunes are not mado with the handr- in these days. The head must do the work or the desired increase will never be attained. A stock speculator loses a fortune before lunch or makes one before dinner. Shrewd purchase, sale, combination, makes milliqn aires over night. When the temptation is so great, what wonder men fall under its fasci nation and what wonder we pay for it as we do! < okl of Modern Conditions. The fact is that when we have reached adult life many of us have walked over into old age. We begin to be old as soon as youth has passed. At 50 we have left our teeth at the dentist's, lunch counters and bars have ruined our digestions, hair tonics will not cover our bald spots and we sleep on drugs and waken unreated. Nervously we are tired out and lack the animation and courage necessary to make us push out into any sort of muscular activity. We do take a summer vacation—many of us do—but thatis not to us, people of 40 years, a time of active recreation, but is rather a time for being driven about the country or lying .in a hammock. Get Buck to Things of Youth. If adult life is not to be old age but rather a continuation of youth we must treat our selves much as we did in youth. We musr rid ourselves of our cares at least once every day and go in for something in which our arras and legs can join. Physical recreation, whether it be in the gymnasium or out of door exercise, whether you spar or walk, row or ride, makes comparatively little dif ference. Don't let some "professor of gym nastics" make you bejleve that in order to get exercise it is necessary for you to enroll yourself as a member of his dollar-a-day, cellar-gymnastic club. Go to a good gym nasium, surely, if the conditions are such as to favor it, but if they are not, rent a boat, borrow a saddle horse, steal a golf stick or tennis racket or even play '"nibs" with the boys. It isn't so much what you do as that you do something that will rest your brain and give the other parts of your body pleas urable occupation. Do a man's work, but re main a boy in love with physical recreation. Strong Men Are a. Xecessity. We as a nation are going through a period of colossal enterprises—enterprises that in volve millions of dollars, tflat threaten revo lutions, social, political and religious, and that make necessary men to conduct them. It is not enough for a- man to be able to think, but he must be able to do, and the man of the future cannot be a subject of nervous headaches, a dyspeptic or a para ilytic, but a man, hearty and well in all his parts; a man of muscle and endurance—a Blakesly leaped on the platform to look down, I but Fritz had already swung the ox-hlde ore bucket over the shaft, had kicked the coil of rope into the depth and had gripped the strands convulsively. It was a time for action, not for words. How many seconds of the precious one hundred and twenty had already slipped away away? Th» climbing of the ladder, the walk toward the boarding-house, the colloquy, the backward rush—it seemed as though all that must have consumed the time to the ut termost serond. "She's not coming oop!" cried Fritz, and as he spoke he sprang into the bucket and dropped from sight. One glimpse of his wild, terror stricken face was all they caught, and then came the swirl of the rope and the shriek of the unoiled shreve. In a breath there followed the bump of the bucket at the bottom of the shaft, and the rope leaped upward and hung limp and shaking. Boom! came from below, a puff of bluish smoke curling upward above the platform planks. "One!" whispered Blakesly, drawing away from the choking powder. Boom! "Two!" gasped Higgins, holding his hat over his mouth and kneeling to peer down ward. "Do you see anything—hear anything?" demanded Kingman. hoarsely. Higgins turned a despairing face toward Kingman and shook his head. Boom! From under them came a sodden roar which, seemed to rive the earth asunder. Kingman was thrown from his feet, and the others on the platform flung out their hands in an attempt to grasp something and support themselves. Up from the blackness rolled a billow of sulphurous fog. "Fritz was mad to go down there," said Kingman. "They're both lost. What are you doing, Blakesly?" Blakesly had jerked off his coat and was wrapping it about his head. "If they're not both done for now," he replied in muffled tones, 'they soon will be if we don't got them up. Stand ready to man the whim rope when I shake it." He crawled gropingly to the ladder and lowered himself. All watched the rope breath lessly. Finally, after a wait that seemed hours in duration, the signal was given and stout hands drew the bucket to the surface. A little head lay against the bucket's rim and a white, childish face met the eyes of the cross. To the gaping crowd which col lected they distributed circulars describing the book. "We have distributed over 1,800 of these circulars to-day," said Mrs. Gilbert, "and this is only the beginning of our campaign against the fallacies of Christian Science. Although I am an Episcopalian, I am not working in the interest of auy especial church. I have made a deep study of the Christian Science doctrine, have investigated both the good and the bad side, and have come to the conclusion that it is_ my duty to expose its fallacies." The pamphlet Is dedicated to "the cause of humanity." And the leader of the Christian Science movement is mercilessly flayed. Mrs. Gilbert declares that "Science and Health" Is the product of a disordered mind. Alger on Michigan Politic*. General Russell A. Alger, who sailed for Europe on the steamer St. Louis yesterday, said that Hryanis-m was dead in the west, and that in Michigan thousands of the rank and file had become tired of the leader of 1896 and 1900, and are. now flocking to the old standard of the democracy represented in that state by ex-Secretary Dickinson. Bnsinen on Credit. The issuance of the program for the con vention In Cleveland next month of the Na tional Association of Credit Men directs at tention to the growing importance of the credit department in modern business. The adjustment of credits is becoming almost a profession. The credit man is an indispensa ble adjunct of every large business. There has been a remarkable development In the past ten years in his work. Inasmuch as the vast bulk of business id done on credit, the value of this development to the stability of trade is obvious. It is not too much to say that the new methods of extending credits will lessen the liability to commercial panics. not delicate in the first place, and worn threadbare before the play is half finished * Is not Falstaff a character wnich may be humorous in Its secondary position in "Henry 1V.," but is excessively prominent when made the central figure of a play? Cannot the Just verdict be that the value of this play is its literary presentation of the coarseness which passed for humor three centuries ago? OurAalesund contemporary may be ignorant of the fame of Shakspere, but Its frank opin ion convey 9 the impression that further com ments from its pristine standpoint, on many things ranked as unassailable by the vogue, p-lgfe* ts rf "vri -";;ht vnl'-e. man who can think and act also, and of thti kind of men we have far too few examples. No one wishes to be simply strong anj more. The old ideas of Dr. Winship that health came through strength were, for tunately, short-lived, and strong men who exhibit In dime museums are hardly the kind of men most of us would wish to be. There is a great difference between being strong and being robust, the latter quality, like everything else desirable, being the mor< difficult to obtain, and is something for the absence or presence of which, certainly t« some degree, we have to thank the genera tions gone before. Everybody Wants Health. After all, what we all want is health, not merely negative health—keeping out of th« hands of tbp doctor —but a health which, at Blackie puts it, "is the growth and vigorous condition of every member of the body." '•Health," says an old magazine article, to which the writer's name is not attached, "it perpetual youth. Health is to feel the body a luxury, as every vigorous child does, as the bird does when it shoots and quivers through the air. not flying for the sake ot the goal, but as it flies when, in broad, swimming circles, it cleaves the air merely for the pleasure of the flight—as the dog does when he scours madly across the mead ow or plunges into the muddy blisafulness of the stream. But neither child nor bird nor dog enjoys its cup of physical happiness— let the dull or worldly say what they will— with the felicity so cordial as ths educated palate of conscious manhood or womanhood. What a shame that even Klngsley should fall Into the cant of deploring maturity ai a misfortune and declare that our freshe3( pleasures come from the age of 14." To feel one's life in every limb—this is thi secret of bliss, and it is absurd to say tha we cannot possess this when character is ma ture, but only when it is half developed. Opportunities for the American. We need more examples of a mode of liv ing which shall not alone be a success is view of some ulterior object, but which shall be, in its nobleness and Jiealthfulness, suc cessful every moment as it passes on. Navi gating a wholly new temperament through history, this American race must, of course, form its own methods and take nothing at second-hand, but the same triumphant com bination of bodily and mental training which made human life beautiful in Greece, strong in Rome, s-imple and joyous in Germany, truthful, brave and active in England, must yet be molded to a higher quality amid this varying climate. The regions of the world most garlanded with glory and romance— Attica, Provence, Scotland—were originally more .barren than New England shores, and there is yet possible for us such harmonious mingling of refinement and vigor that wa may more than fill the world's expectation and may become classic to ourselves. £&SE!^r*£- the men. Allie! King-man took her oat o( the bucket. She was unconscious, but th< miracle was that she did not appear to b< hurt. Not a stone of all that flying debm had struck her. She was given into the eager, trembling arms of her father, who started at a run for the boarding-house. Meanwhile the bucket had again been low ered. The second signal from Blake3ly was longer in coming than the first had been, and when the bucket wes drawn up a. second time it was found to contain Fritz; Fritz, bruised, torn and bleeding, his clothes all but stripped from his body. Tender hands lifted him to the platform and stretched his mangled limbs out on the rough planks. They thought he was dead, but his eyelids quivered unexpect edly and partly opened. "I vas between Alii© und der rock 3," he whispered weakly. "She vas in my arms and nodding touched her. It vas my mistake und it's all right, all right." His spirit flickered ar_d went out even, a.3 the "all right" faded from his lips. Blakesly had to be helped to the surface, for his work in the noisome vapor had told upon him. A few breaths of fresh air were all he needed, and when he had revived suffi ciently he told how he had groped his way along the tunnel and had found Fritz lying among tho splintered rocks, Allle clasped ie his rigid arms, her body protected by hi* own. That afternoon Andy and Blakesly found a battered silver watch, an old pocketbook con taining $5 and a gold nugget, all on the floor of the fifty-foot level. •'That is exactly where Fritz and Allie were lying," said Blakesly. " "Sh-h-h-'h!" whispered the foreman, slip ping the purse with its contents and th< watch and nugget into his pocket. "Not a word about this, Blakesly, to any living man. Leave me to deal with the matter." The following morning Baker was surprised to discover that his $20 nugget was back in his trunk; and Higgtns, when he put on his best suit to go to Fritz's funeral, found the poeketbook with the $o securely stowed away in the breast of his coat. "Blamed if I didn't haul over everything In my trunk a dozen times, looking for that chunk of gold," remarked Baker. -"If it had been a snake it would have bitten me.." "1 went through the pockets of all the clothes I've got, hunting for that purse," spoke up Higgles. "And to think that we ever suspected Fritz!" "Think nothing but good of the dead, boys," said Andy, with feeling. "Come ottl The minister is ready." A leading credit expert said that these ne* methods were decreasing the perils involve* in selling goods on time and in loaning money on a man's mere name. Charaetei has more than ever before the basis of credit There was a time when a man might gamble, drink to exces and indulge in riotous livinj without suffering much, if any, loss of pres tige in the business -world. This is no longei the case. The modern credit man. beside* ascertaining the strength of a merchant'! business, the amount of his assets and liabii ties, also takes note of his personal charac ter. Many men who are leading double lives, and who suppose that no bne is the wiser, would be surprised to learn that the truth X known to more than one credit man. Locke* up in the tetter's safes is information that would cause a dozen divorce cases and wide* spread scandal if made public. Milady's Latest Fad. Admirers of smart turnouts can flniJ aa interesting exhibition of new rigs these sunny afternoons. Women of the smart set follow carriage fashions as carefully as they do the millinery designs, and some of the recent creations are veritable works ofc, art. Black is the most stylish color for ""spring turn outs. There are few vehicles finished In blue or green to be seen this spring. Less attention is being paid to the minor accessor ies of a smart carriage—carriage watches and the like. The smart woman looks well to tha main points of an equipage and lets the minor fripperies go. One dealer predicts that every woman who is a good whip will .irlve a basket phaeton this summer. The makers are working night and day to fill orders. Two other popular styles are the cabriolet and the: small Yietpriaj One woman, who Is known for her elaborate and costly, turnouts, was seen in a victoria finished in solid black, with cane panels. The horses were black, and. the drivel in black livery. Quiet combina tions prevail. 1C V k Too Many "11m." West St. Paul Times. If the board of control should fall by tb« | wayside and the gross earnings bill be i<knocked out by the courts, would The Mm! -! neapolis Journal return the bouquets which | have been sent on account of the great work j it did during the session of the last legis lature? Wo wonder.—St. Paul Globe. "If" the sun were one huge green cheesa it probably would not reflect so much warmth and light. "If" the Globe had a few sub scribers it might have some influence. "If" —there are wonderful possibilities in that one little word.