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All over"this broad land there is shown
to-day such tribute of respect, such evi
dence of grief, such * testimony of high
esteem and deep personal loss on account
: of th© death of President McKinley as
has never been witnessed before in this
country. Knowledge •of the death of
"Washington spread slowly. The means
of communication were so inferior that
the fact of his sudden demise was gener
: ally known for many days,and the circum
-, stances precluded the possibility of such
general, simultaneous action as is possi
The death of Lincoln . came at a time
when the country was still divided by
the animosities and antagonisms of sec
tional strife and civil war.
When Ganfleld fell he had scarcely en
tered upon the discharge of his official
* duties, and while held in great esteem
by his fellow-partizans, he had not won
the love and admiration of the whole peo
ple in the , remarkable degree which both
. were enjoyed by President McKinley. Be
*;;cause this national bereavement comes
close to the hearts of ' all and takes on
%he quality of a personal loss, the demon
. strations of eonrow and mourning are
more general, more sincere, more Im
pressive than ever before. In all parts
of the country, for some portion of the
day, at least, business is suspended in
all lines, and men pause in their occupa
tions and pursuits to pay their tribute
of respect to the name of McKinley, not
alone because he was a great president,
but because he "was in v*ry truth a great
* Minneapolis joins with other communi
ties throughout the country in honoring
the name of McKinley. Business is to
day more generally suspended in this
. city than, on any other secular day since
it was founded. Business houses and
private residences bear evidences of the
general grief. The bells toll in mourn
ful cadence, and thousands of men of
all political beliefs, of every natiqnality,
of ©very pursuit,, march to the music of
% funeral dirge and assemble in the great
: Exposition hall to listen to tributes of
respect and " praise for their departed
chief. "V ;'v»_ v ' ,' / •
And thus is manhood honored, true
worth magnified, fidelity to trust exalted,
and all those virtues which William. Mc-
Kinley exhibited in rare and beatitiful
Bymmetry made to teach the lesson which
should be learned from such a noble life.
Greatest of Accidental Presidents j
Theodore 1 Roosevelt is the fifth of the j
accidental presidents of the United States, j
meaning presidents -who have passed from i
th> vice presidency to the presidency
through the death of the chief executive.
• Of the four who came before Roosevelt
three • proved disappointing either to their
political supporters, the country at large,
or both, and one was' an agreeable sur
prise. . "§ - ■ ■ . ■ ;.■.'•■* </<}
The strongest of them all- wa«» John Ty-
J ler r the i Urst vice president to become
president. '^ But he -was a bitter disap
pointment to the whig party, which had
elected "Tippecanoe and Tyler, too." He j
quarreled) with Clay, the great whig lead
er, vetoed the latter's bank measure and
aroused such indignation in the party,
which thus saw itself robbed of all the
fruits of victory, that Tyler was openly
threatened with assassination. .At the
end of his term Tyler, originally a demo
crat, was almost- back in thet party. But
his acts in office proved popular and his
victory over Clay was so sweeping that in
their next platform x the whigs did not
mention the bank measure. Tyler found
such favor with the democrats that he
became a strong candidate for their nor- i
ination .in 1838. , Though they actually
nominated Polk, Tyler's administration
. Millard Fillmore was the most insigni
ficant of the vice presidential presidents.
Hi3 u administration witnessed and unwit
. tingly 'promoted the death of the whig.
party. It had no strength whatever and
vainly strove to avert the great civil
. struggle .by means of impotent - compro
■ mises. ...;: - /; . . .. ■ # ■ ■'..■ .".- :',.
Andrew Johnson, succeedii-L. 10 Lincoln's
second term was a stupendous dieappoint
i ment to the country. When he entered
offic« It was feared that he .would; be too
Vrastic in his reconstruction policy, ;' he
having had a Hfe-long hatred of the ruling
classes in the south, though himself a
southerner. But his severity soon gave
way to ■uch mildness that radical republi
cans thought he had gone to the other ex
treme. The friction Trhich followed led
to the celebrated Impeachment proceed
ings which failed by one vote. Johnson
was forgotten as goon as be left office,
except as we remember those objects of
indignation that suddenly drop out of our
lives. It had been better for Johnson's
fame if he had never been president. He
seemed utterly lacking in political tact
and controlling power, though apparently
a strong, positive and resolute man.
Chester A. Arthur agreeably surprised
his party and the country. On account
of his differences with President Garfield,
and as one of tho New York stalwarta,
nothing was expected of him. But he de
veloped into a safe, conservative president
and left the office with more honor by far
than he entered it.
Theodore Roosevelt ha* begun his ad
ministration in such a way that he bids
fair to be the first of the accidental presi
dents whose career in office will bear out
the promise of his Inauguration. He is
at war with no faction or leader in the
party; his inclinations, aeide from his
promise, indicate a continuation of Presi
dent McKlnley's policy and he has taken
a long step in that direction by retaining
the late president's cabinet. All things
considered be is the ablest man who has
come into the presidential chair by vice
presidential succession. He is as positive
and as strong in will as Tyler, but is in
no dispute with his party, and has already
given proof that he does not intend to
act without taking and utilizing wise
King Alfred's Millenary
This week the ancient city of Winches
ter, England, is commemorating the mil
lenary of the death of King Alfred the
Great. The elaborate program extends
from Tuesday to Saturday, but culminates
with the unveiling to-morrow of the
colossal bronze statue of Alfred executed
by Hamo Thorneycroft. It is especially
appropriate that the celebration should be
at Winchester, for it was long the Saxon
seat of government.
Alfred was a noble man and great king,
and the English do well to honor him, but
it may justly be suspected that the place
assigned to him in English history is
largely due to the fortuitous circum
stance that he was the first real king of
that country. In the natural effort of
English historians to make it appear that
the Saxons had acomplished much in
kingdom building and history making be
fore the infusion of Norman blood, they
have unconsciously magnified Alfred and
his work. But which, if any, of England's
subsequent kings, Saxon, Dane, Norman
I or English was so good a man and so
humane and just a ruler? He was also
an exceptional man and king in his love
and knowledge of literature in such a
rude age. So, even if we must think that
he has been overestimated, we must also
hold that he is well worthy of honor and
studious remembrance. W re can well say
of him with Freeman that he was "a saint
without superstition, a s. olar without
ostentation, a conqueror whose hands
were never stained with cruelty, a prince
never cast down by adversity, never
lifted up to insolence in the day of
Both Favored Reciprocity
The last public address of President Mc-
Kinley, that at the Pan-American Exposi
tion, on Sept. 5, and President Roosevelt's
most recent formal speech, that at the
Minnesota state fair on Sept. 2, were
widely different in their general subjects,
the one being largely on economic mat
ters, the other being a review of national
problems and policies and an exhortation
to duty. But when he came to consider
reciprocity, Vice President Roosevelt took
the same view of the situation that Presi
dent McKinley did afterwards at Buffalo.
The dominant notes of President McKin
ley's speech were:
"Though commercial competitors we
are, commercial enemies we must not be."
"We must not repose in fancied security
that we can forever sell everything and
buy little or nothing."
"Reciprocity treaties are in harmony
with the spirit of the times; measures of
retalletion are not."
The president held that while we must
extend our foreign trade we must strive
to avoid making that extension a source
of international friction.
Mr. Roosevelt, speaking in a similar
strain, cautioned the people against per
mitting the jars of industrial competition
with other nations to lead to serious diffi
culties. He pleaded for a determination
to get justice from other nations by doing
them justice. "Benefits," he said, "must
be given where benefits are sought."
We thus have recent and convincing
testimony that before President Roosevelt
j ever thought that he would be made presi-
I dent through McKinley's death, he was |
j in accord with him on the great question
jof our external economic policy. So we
can be sure that in proclaiming his devo
tion to reciprocity, President Roosevelt
is not only giving substantial proof of
his loyalty to his dead chief, but is also
giving voice to his own chosen policy.
Worse Than Ohio
Tom L. Johnson, the original mayor of
Cleveland, has had Professor Edward W.
Bemis, formerly of the University oi' Chi
cago, compile a report on the subject of
railroad taxation in Ohio which makes in
teresting reading in any state that has
not succeeded in making the railroads bear
their fair share of public taxation. This
report states that the railroads of Ohio
pay taxes on only one-fifth of their true
valuation, while other property pays taxes
on 60 per cent of its true value—that is
equivalent to sayiag that the burden of
taxation falls three times as heavily on
other property as it does on railroads.
If the railroads of Ohio paid their jußt
share of taxation they would pay to the
various counties $6,125,000, or $1,000,000
more than the entire real estate and per
sonal property tax now turned over to the
state, including what goes into the state
common school fund.
The railroad property in the state of
Ohio is taxed directly, as is other proper
ty, and it is now assesesd at $117,000,000.
Professor Bemis estimates the true value
of this railroad property at $635,069,911.
Assessing it on the 60 per cent basis ap
plied to other property, the assesment
valuatfon should be $321,035,886, or $204,
--000,000 more than the actual assessment.
It Is difficult to study this report care
fully without coming to the conclusion
that th-e Ohio railroads are scandalously
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
undertaxed, but it appears that even at
that they get off less easily than the Min
nesota roads paying 3 per cent on the
gross earnings, even though the latter
strenuously object to the proposition to
Increase the rate to 4 per cent.
For the year endjjg June 30, 1900, the
gross earnings in Minnesota of railroads
operating in the state were $52,895,775.56,
which at 3 per cent would yield the state
about $1,600,000, the actual sum being in
1899, $1,444,503.82. Net earnings of these
roads was in the same year $26,917,557.56.
If the ratio of net income to true valua
tion is the same here as in Ohio, the
Minnesota railroads are worth about
$540,000,000. But, of course, the 8,210
miles of railroad in such a densely popu
lated state as Cmio must be worth much
more than the 6,795 miles or road in a
sparsely settled state such as Minnesota
is, comparatively speaking. It is prob
ably not far from the truth to say that'
the Minnesota roads are to-day worth
their cost as represented by the par value
of stocks and bonds, which are supposed to
represent the cost of construction and
equipment; this figure the railroad and
warehouse commission reports place at
$283,478,711. It certainly is a fact that the
stocks and bonds of a greater part of the
Minnesota railroad mileage are to-day
worth more thau par, acd the net income,
after allowing deductions for surplus ac
count, repairs, improvements, extensions,
etc., should indicate a very conservative
capitalization at about the amount taken
to be the cost. Assuming that under the
direct assessment system the valuation
would be reduced by one-half, leaving it
say, at $140,000,000, it would yield, at a tax
rate of 20 mills, $2,800,000. If the rail
roads should succeed in getting so favor
able an assessment as they do in Ohio—
that is about one-fifth of the above as
sumed true valuation—they would be as
sessed at only $56,000,000, which would
yield the state about $1,100,000 —just about
what the railroads of Minnesota actually
paid the state in 1898.
But it is not to be presumed that the
Minnesota tax authorities would ever let
the railroads of the state escape with an
assessment of only about $8,000 a mile, in
cluding equipment, inasmuch as they cost
$41,000 per mile. Even the low Ohio as
sessment on the basis of one-fifth actual
value averages them at $14,000 a mile.
Taxed at 20 mills on a valuation of only
$10,000 a mile the Minnesota roads would
have to pay $1,400,000 a year. In Michi
gan the railroads are assessed at $24,480
a mile on a computation, purely, of their
structural value or tangible assets, and in
Indiana they are assessed at $24,295 per
If Minnesota roads were assessed at
$14,000 a mile—as in Ohio—their total
assessment would be $95,180,000, and at 20
mills, they would pay in direct taxation
$1,900,000, as against $1,600,000 at 3 per
cent of their gross earnings. As the re
port of Professor Bemis shows that the
Ohio roads are paying only one-third as
much proportionally as other prbpo-ty
owners it appears from this that the Min
nesota railroads get off very lightly on a
3 per cent tax on their gross earnings,
and that a 4 per cent tax, yielding the
state $2,000,000 yearly would still be very
liberal to them.
An Impressive Lesson
The assassination and death of Presi
dent McKinley have proved to be a stun
ning blow to yellow journalism. The
Hearst papers feel it most keenly, but the
less«r imitators all over the country have
not escaped altogether. Th© little ones
may not suffer much, but they have had
a good object lesson. It will not here
after be considered even a paying busi
ness policy to make up a paper solely
for the purpose of selling as many copies
as possible without any regard for the
nature of the matter handled beyond its
supposedly attractive sensationalism.
It will be a long time before the Hearst
papers again dare to prostitute their enor
mous circulation to the Inculcation of
class hatred, social discontent and the
cultivation of the passions of hatred and
It will be a long time before Daven
port or Opper dare again, in their atro
cious cartoons, to represent our presidents
as enslaved by their horrible conception
of the money power and the trusts as a
heartless, mindless colossus.
It will be a long time before the sour,
bitter and reckless Ambrose Bierce again
gets into the 'Hearst papers such a line
"The bullet that pierced Goebel's chest
cannot be found in all the west; good
reason. It is speeding here (Washington)
to stretch McKinley on his bier."
After the assassination of Governor
Goebel, at a time when hot-headed par
tizans in Kentucky were ready to pull
the trigger without reason or warning,
such a sentence might well have been the
direct cause of an attempt upon the presi
A strong vaudeville bill, including Mary
Norman, society caricaturist, Carroll Johnson, j
the minstrel star, Johnny Page and La Petite :
Adelaide, Gilbert Brown, Max Millian and
Shields, the Five Juggling Normans, Davis
and Macaully and Professor Ryder's perform
ing monkeys, will furnish entertainment at
the Metropolitan ihe last half of this week,
opening to-night There will be matinees to
morrow and Saturday.
There has been a change in the repertory
for the engagement of Mr. and Mrs. Brune
at^the Metropolitan the first half of next
week. "Theodora" will be presented Sunday
and Tuesday evenings and "Cleopatra" on
Monday and Wednesday nights and at tha
Wednesday matinee. The sale of seats will
begin to-morrow morning.
Next Thursday evening Stuart Robaon will
begin an engagement of three nights and a
matinee at the Metropolitan, presenting a
sumptuous revival of Bronson Howard's "The
Henrietta." He is supported by a company
numbering many well-known names, Includ
ing three members who have recently been
stars on their own account: Maclyn Arbuckle,
Russ Whytall and Dorothy Rossmore. The
sale of seats opens Monday morning.
"A Common Sinner," a brand new comedy
which has scored heavily wherever seen, is
announced as the Bijou's attraction the com-'
ing week. William (Big Bill) De Vere, well
and favorably known from his appearance
here in various Hoyt productions, will be seen
in the leading role. Fred E. Wright, identi
fied with Hoyt productions, has provided Mr.
Db Vere with an excellent supporting com
pany and the play ia promised to be stagad
in a most elaborate and complete manner.
A goodly quality and a rreat quantity of
fun is being furnished at the Bijou thiß
week by the company of farceurs presenting
Guy F. Steeley's amusing comedy, "Hunting
for Hawkins." The plot is founded upon
the idea of mistaken identity with no end of
amusing complications. The producing com
pany has been -well selected and fits well into
the various roles. John L. Kearney in the
roie of Hawkins, is amusing in the extreme,
while Alf Grant as Own Touchem, creates no
end of laughter by his novel methods.
Chicago .Tribune.'.' \
; Have the ? anarchists ' ever ' tried ■to 1 ncor
porate ' under the ' laws 'of N«w ;'Jersey '" - :
Hymns of Sorrow and Hope
The following poems are particularly appropriate to the day. Walt Whitman's
celebrated 'O, Captain! My Captain!" was written on the death of Lincoln. "O,
Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud?" is from the pen of William Knox, a
Scotchman and a friend of Scott. It was Lincoln's favorite poem. He learned it by
heart and often recited it to congenial associates. Longfellow's celebrated apos
trophy to the union is also well known and especially appropriate at a time when
the heart of the nation has received such a sudden shock.
O Captain! My Captain!
O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain Hes,
Fallen cold and dead.
O Captain! My Captain! Rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for 1 you the flag Is flung—for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreathsfor you the shores acrowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Hear Captain! dear 1 father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck
You've fallen cold and dead.
My Captain does not answer me; his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won.
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies
Fallen cold and dead.
O Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Protid?
OWHY should the spirit of mortal be proud?
Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud,
A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave.
He passeth from life to rest in the grave.
The leaves of the "oak and the willow shall fade.
Be scattered around, and together be laid,
As the young and the old, the low and the high,
Shall moulder 1 to dust and together shall die.
The infant a mother attended and loved,
The mother that infant's affection who proved,
The father that mother and infant who blest-
Each, all, are away to that dwelling of rest.
The maid on whose brow, on whose cheek, in whose eye
Shone beauty and pleasure—her triumphs are by;
And the mem'ries of mortals who loved her and praised
Are alike from the minds of the living erased.
The hand of the king, that the scepter hath borne;
The brow of the priest, that the miter hath worn;
The eye of the sage and the heart of the brave-
Are hidden and lost in the depths of the grave.
The peasant, whose lot was to sow and to reap;
The herdsman, who climbed with his goats up the steep;
The beggar, who wandered in search of his bread —
Have faded away like the grass that we tread.
The saint who enjoyed the communion of heaven, '
The sinner who dared to remain unforgiven,
The wise and the foolish, the guilty and just,
Have quietly mingled their bones in the dust.
So the multitude goes, like the flower or weed,
That withers away to let others succeed;
' So the multitude comes, even those we behold,
To repeat every tale that has often been told.
For we are the same our fathers have been;
We see the same sights our 1 fathers have seen;
We drink the same stream, we see the B*me sun,
And run the same course our fathers hare run.
Tis the wink of an eye; 'tis the draft of a breath
From the blossom of health to the paleness of death,
From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud;
O, why should the.aplrtt of mortal be proud?
npHOU, too,'sail on, O ship of state;
I Sail on, O Union, strong and great;
A Humanity, with all its fears.
With all its hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate!
We know what master laid thy keel.
What workmen wrought thy ribs of steel,
Who made each mast and sail and rope.
What anvils rang, what hammers beat,
In what a forge and what a heat
Were shaped the anchors of thy hope!
Fear not each sudden sound and shock,
'Tis of the wave, not of the rock;
'Tis but the flapping of the sail.
And not a rent made by the gale.
In spite of rock and tempest's roar,
In spite of false lights on the shore,
Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea!
Our hearts, our hopes, are all with three;
Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee;
Our faith triumphant o'er our fear's,
Are all with thee —are all with thee!
WILLIAM M CKINLEY'S EULOGY OF JAMES A. GARFIELD
Among the speakers at the ceremonies incident to the dedication of the <
Garfleld memorial on Memorial Day of 1890 was William McKinley. He was <
not one of the speakers on the program, but the great audience saw him on <
the platform and demanded to hear from him. <
Chairman Amos Townsend of the meeting, was obliged to grant the wish of <
the people, and in a few well-chosen words, Mr. McKinley, in memory of his <
friend, James A. Garfleld, uttered words which to-day are applicable to himself. <
The following is the short address he made that day in answer to the cries <
of the people for him to speak: <
"Mr. President and My Fellow Citizens: It is not what we say of General <
Garfleld here to-day, but what he did which will live. The nation loved Gar- <
field and he was worthy of the nation's love. (Applause.) <
"There perhaps was never in the United States, in the popular branch of <
congress, a more majestic leader 1 than James Abram Garfleld. (Applause.) <
And, as has already been said here to-day, it was his great, aye, his greatest, <
field. He was the leader of the great body which is nearest to the hearts of <
the American people. I need not tell this vast audience that I loved James <
A. Garfleld; that I found him when I went to the house of representatives <
fifteen years ago, the great leader of that hall; and from the moment I entered -
until his. untimely death, he was my friend, he was my adviser, and I come <
hare to-day with the most affectionate regard and respect, to Join with you •
all in.doing honor 1 to his memory. (Applause.) He was not only a great <
statesman, but he was also a great soldier, and for the few months that he <
presided over the destinies of sixty millions of people, he demonstrated that •
he was a great president. (Applause.) No president since the days of Wash- <
ington and Lincoln and Grant has been closer to the hearts of the American •
people than James A. Garfleld. (Applause.) I heard him twenty-four years
• ago pronounce a eulogy upon the lamented Lincoln. He used these words—
■ let me apply them to him to-day:
"Divinely gifted man,
Whose life in low estate began,
And on a simple village green;
Who breaks through birth's invidious bar,
And grasps the skirts of happy chance.
And breasts the blows of circumstance,
And grapples with his evil star;
Who made by force his merit known,
And lived to clutch the golden keys.
To mold a mighty state's decrees.
And shape the whispers of the throne;
And, moving up, from higher to higher,
Becomes on Fortune's crowning slope,
The pillar of a people's hope,
The center 1 of a world's desire.' "
HIGH OCEAN WAVES
Some interesting details as to tie height of
waves recorded on the east coast of Scotland
have just been communicated to the institu
tion of Civil Engineers by William Shield,
the engineer at the Peterhead harbor worka,
where the records were taken. During a
Btorm from the southeast, veering to east
southeast, the velocity of the wind rose from
flfty-seven to eighty-nine miles per hour
within thirty-six hours. The waves, care
fully measured by instruments, were found
to be Irregular both as to height and length:
but wave after wave passed, having Its crest
quite unbroken, fully 22 feet 6 inches above
the still-water level. Assuming the troughs
THTTESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 19, 1901.
to be. as far below the still-water level as
th crest was ; above it, the height 'of the
waves would thus 'be 45 feet. :
i - CAPITAL OP THE WORLD
.. .-: Pearson's Weekly.
A map of the world shows the awkward po
sition of London as the center of the British
empire. :■; For our world-domain "~ Alexandria
or Cairo }ls; the ideal: capital. j Situated be
tween east and west,; north and south; • hold
ing j the key to the lock of ] Asia -in the, Sues
canal; 'J a § glorious climate; the ■' magnificent
. Mediterranean ■ before } and all Africa behind
jdown ito i the 'i Cape, I which tis - the back 5 door 1
to Asia, Alexandrlai is J the j natural; capital of i
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Copyright, 1901, by A. S. Richardson.
All theatrical managers have hobbies. It
may be anything from the choicest, prettiest
chorus on. Broadway to old armor. Pyatt's
hobby waa match-making, and it was his
boaet that his stock company averaged two
weddings a season, with the manager invaria
bly giving away the bride.
But this season, when he was managing a
stock company in Denver, the matrimonial
market seemed a bit dead. Summer was ap
proaching without a single wedding to the
good. Still there was hope. Eugene Rowland,
the leading man, had been paying marked at
tention to Ethel Godfrey, the ingenue, who
had come west shortly after the holidays to
replace Nell Douglas, who could not stand
Denver's rare atmosphere.
Pyatt^was sitting at his desk, glancing over
some press notices for the new production
which was to go under rehearsal this very
morning, when Rowland entered abruptly and
tendered his resignation. Pyatt looked wor
ried. Rowland was a dependable chap, and
had been with Pyatt two seasons. No good
juvenile was to be secured west of Chicago.
Pyatt chewed his cigar and frowned. He was
feeling for the motive which prompted the
resignation. And while he thought, Rowland
left the office, formerly the star dressing-room
and opening directly on the stage.
Pyatt was puzzled. Here was the best part
ever offered "the kid," to say nothing of a
chance to make love to the very girl he was
popularly supposed to be wooing in real life.
And yet he had offered his two weeks' notice
with a finality which left no opportunity for
argument. The solution was nearer at hand
than Pyatt dreamed.
He had juat lighted a fresh cigar when
Ethel Godfrey slipped quietly into the office.
Her eyes were red-rlmmed from weeping.
Pyatt groaned. Rowland had been announcing
his intention of quitting broadcast, without
giving the resourceful manager a chance to
"fix things." His wrath changed to amaze
ment, however, when Ethel spoke.
"I want to go home Saturday night. I am
tired out and I need a rest."
"Wait till after the new piece comes out,"
urged Pyatt. who begadl to fear his entire
company had gone mad.
Then the truth came out.
"What! Stay here and be made love to by
that man Rowland! Never!" »
Pyatt whistled and beat an Irreverent rag
time tattoo with his pencil. This was why
Rowland wanted his part changed. A lovers'
quarrel! Both preferred sacrificing a good
engagement to opening the wounds afresh
twice daily by mimic love-making. Pyatt
glanced out on the stage where the company
was assembling for rehearsal. Rowland was
chatting carelessly with the light comedian.
The manager laid his hand soothingly on
Ethel's bowed head and said:
"I* that's the trouble, I can fix things in a
jiffy. Just you wait here for a minute."
•He went out on the stage, closing the door
behind him, and made straight for Rowland,
who had not seen Ethel enter the office.
" 'Gene," he said cordially, "I think that
matter you just spoke about can be easily
arranged. Suppose you step into the office for
a minute. I'll be with you directly."
Rowland, with overcast brow and gloomy
eyes, stalked into the office, inwardly insisting
that It was the sort of thing that never could
be fixed. As he closed the door his eyes fell
upon Ethel, still sitting with bowed head and
& moist handkerchief rolled in one trembling
"Ethel!" he cried In amazement, "what are
you doing here?"
Daily New York Letter
BUREAU OF THE JOURNAL,
No. 21 Park Row, New York.
Mr. Croker'i Return.
Sept. 19. —Croker la back, and . he has
snubbed Devery, so say all who witnessed the
scene at the dock when the deputy police
commissioner greeted the boss. It is to be
hoped that this means the beginning of the
end of Devery. Even Croker has got tired
of him. Mr. Croker would not discuss politics
while the whoie country Is in sorrow over
the death of the president. He has ordered
that Tammany Hell and the Democratic club
shall go into mourning, and that all Tam
many excursions and picnics be postponed
until after the funeral. That he was very
much distressed by the president's assassina
tion was plain, both from his face and words.
A Precedent in California.
It Is argued by the Army and Navy Jour
nal that the converse of the principle applied
in the case of the attempt on the life of
Justice Field governs in the assassination of
the president, in that case an attempt was
made on the life of the supreme court justice.
A United States marshal who was guarding
Justice Field shot dead the would-be assassin.
The marshal was held for his appearance
before the California court for murder, but
was released on habeas corpus proceedings
and an application to the United States
supreme court to take Jurisdiction. That the
court did on the ground that the killing was
done in defense of an official of the United
States by a marshal appointed to the duty
of guarding that officer. On the same prin
ciple the Army and Navy Journal holds
Czolgosz should be subject to the Jurisdiction
of the United States court, but as the state
court may dispose of him more promptly it ia
not probable the United States authorities
will Interfere. The decision Is valuable, how
ever, as indicating the standing of a federal
law affecting attempts uron the life of the
president and the prosecution of those who
preach the doctrine of violence.
Tremendous Domestic Trad*. i
The government statistician reports the do
mestic trade movement of the country larger
than during laat year despite a marked de
crease in certain lines. The shipments of
corn are necestarily far below those of a
year ago, but the deficiency is nearly compen
sated by the excess of wheat sent forward.
The OtitlooK Hopes the Governor Was Not
The people of Minneapolis were astonished
a short time ago when John Lind asserted
that hit only political ambition was to be
come an alderman of that city. The reporter
to whom the statement was made was sur
prised into asking if it was a joke, the papers
announced the fact In double-column scare
heads, the politicians laughed knowingly and
other people smiled incredulously when they
heard of it. John Lind nerved In congress as
a republican. Later he became the leader of
the silver republicans In Minnesota, and in
IS9S he was elected governor of his state, and
during his two-year term showed himself to
be possessed of backbone and executive skill.
Last fall, on being defeated for re-election
(though running over 50,000 ahead of his
ticket), he settled in Minneapolis to practice
law. Since then there has been much specu
lation regarding his political future, and it
was in response to questions about his report
ed candidacy for congress that be announced
his aldermanic aspirations. That such an
announcement by such a man should be
greeted with surprise and Incredulity Is
worthy of more than passing notice, for it is
an excellent example of perhaps the most un-
I fortunate phase of our municipal politics. If
It is Just as well not to place too much de
pendence ou the stories of sanguinary battles
between the Venezuelan and Colombian
armies. Any engagement that results in the
shooting of two or three men and the death
of a pack mule is liable to be described as
a ferocious conflict by the gentlemen with
elastic imaginations who happen to be. on
She rose with a woeful attempt at dignity.
"I Tail to see that this is any affair of
Mr. Rowland's, but since he is so curious I
hae come to tender my resignation to taka
effect at once. I do not feel that I'can do my
self Justice playing opposite roles to Mr.
"You needn't have done that," ho replied
evenly. "I appreciated the way you would
feel and asked the governor either to give ma
another part or let me out."
" 'Gene, you musn't," she burst out im
pulsively. Then she checked herself. Surely
that was not the way to address a man whose
ring she had returned that very morning with
an Icy note. "I mean that I can better be
spared than you. Your part Is so important,
and you are a favorite with the audiences.
I am new to the company and would not be
missed so much."
"Nonsense," he broke in with affected
fcrusqueneas. "You are a woman. I can
hustle for myself if I have to. Pleasing Pyatt
in this new part of youra means a life Job,
and you mustn't give it up. I'll Join the
Spooner eastern company —and"
"But that means traveling all the time, and
you hate it, I know—"
"Oh, I "m comfortable here all right," he
responded with a half smothered sigh, "but
you would be miserable if I stayed, and so
I'm going. No, don't try to argue the ques
tion. You treated me shabbily last night,
but for the sake of our eld love I'll over
look it —and leave you in peace."
There was every indication that the in
genue's blue eyes would be clouded in tears
again. She rolled her handkerchief into an
Infinitesimal ball, and stared unblinkingly at
the huge red rose in Pyatt's rug. Then there
were two roses—then three, and finally a
great blur spread over the gaudy rug.
"Don't cry, Ethel. I'm not worth one of
those precious tears." The caressing vole.?
was dangerously near her pretty pink ear.
"I think if you'd Just give me a chance to
explain what I meant last night our resigna
tions might be recalled. Don't you think so,
She nodded her head slightly, and Rowland,
smiling, drew her to his side.
"You see, dear, what I meant was this —"
She placed one hand on his lips.
"Never mind it now. What we'd better
do is to tell the governor I've taken ycu
back on probation. No —" as he tried to pro
test. "You will have to go on probation for
a whole year."
For an instant his face fell, then lighted
up. "Well," he said resignedly, "I'll wait
a year, if I have to, but it will spoil a
splendid chance to square with the governor."
She fell straight into the trap.
He smoothed his mustache to lide a smile.
"That's easy. The governor played us
against each other. He knew you were in
here. He told mo to wait till lie fixed things
for you. He sent me in here to wait until
he recast the piece. He knew very well that
when we learned of the mutual resignation
act there would be a general reconciliation.
See? And he's counting on giving you away
at the wedding. Now, it would Just punish
him aright if we slipped off and were mar
ried without letting him know about it. If
you put me on probation, why, that settles
ever evening up with him." And the scamp
Ethel looked thoughtful.
"Do you really think he did it on pur
"Know it! Sure!" was Rowland's positive
reply, while his eyes danced.
"Let's!" wa3 all sho said, but Rowland
knew what she meant.
.Dressed meats have also been shipped in
much greater quantity than last year, so the
total is thus far the greatest in the history
of the country The prospect for the re
mainder of the year is for a smaller volume
than during the earlier month 3, but there is
little doubt the trade movement of the wholo*
year will equal and probably may surpass
that of 1900. Incidentally, the fact should not
be overlooked that this domestic trade is far
larger than any other commerce of the world.
Beside Its totals, Imports and exports of thr»
United States sink to insignificance. The
trade of all Europe is barely comparable to it,
for it inclvdes supplying the wants of nearly
80,000,000 of people, whose per capita earn
ings and spending power is second in th*'
whole world, Australia alone leading by a
Trying Ordeal for Lorlllard'f Son.
Pierre Lorillard sat in the front row of
chairs which lined the Fasig-Tlpton com
pany's paddock at Sheepshead Bay the other
day, and, leaning down upon his cane,
watched with evident interest, and perhaps
some regret, the sale of the Rancocas stork
farm's yearlings. These were horses that had
been bred and trained by his father, and
were being sold under the auctioneer's ham
mer by Mrs. Lillian Barnes Allien, to whom
Pierre Lorillard bequeathed the Ranco'.'as
farm. As each horse was put up by the auc
tioneer Mr. Lorillard made this comment or
that, as to the blood and bre»<ilng of the
colt. He did not bid for any of the horses,
but it is believed that three of tho Sensation
colts were bought for him unJer another
name. Among those who watched the sale
were "Pittsburg Phil" and many other well
Curious Series of Tragic Events.
In a delirium of Joy at having recovered hit
sight after being blind three years, George
Edhardt, 71 years old, stabbed his wife and
then killed himself by swallowing carbolic
acid. Edhardt had been tnlking with his
wife about the birthday of a grandchild,
when suddenly the aged man leaped to his
feet and shouted: "I can see—l can see!"
He then grabbed a knife and ran around the
room like a madruru. In endeavoring to wrest
the weapon from her husband Mrs. Edhardt'a
hands were badly cut. Thinking that he had
fatally wounded his wife, Edbardt drank the
deadly dose of poison.
to serve one's municipality well were the*
crowning honor of a public career; if It wer«
deemed a political duty to devote the experi
ence, skill and wisdom gained in state ani
national fields to the affairs of one's ward and
precinct, American cities would not be the
worst governed in the world. As it is. the
common council, the board of aidermen and
the school board are often looked upon as
political kindergartens for theMnexeperlenced,
or as fit only for ibose who have no reputa
tions to lose. Ah a result, we have the spec
tacle of cities trying to protect themselves
against corruption, theft and gross misman
agement by changing their charters so as to
increase the number of cheeks and to decrease
the power of the representative bodies, vainly
hoping to elaborate a system that will make
inefficient and dishonest men capable and
trustworthy. It matters little what sort of a
charter a city has: if the men who serve un
der it are patriotic and fit. It will be well
governed. The late Governor Plngree of
Michigan did noth'ng more admirable during
his public career than to announce his wil
lingness to become mayor of Detroit again
after his term as governor was over; and it
is to be hoped, not only that ex-Governor
Lind will carry out his intention, but that his
example will be followed in other cities.
Happy Glasgow, with a new municipal tele
phone [-_ system, Inaugurated , yesterday, wltli
all the latest improvements, exceedingly cheap
rates, wires all underground, and 1G.500 miles
of wire. Endowed with such blessings, no
one'of the 20,000 subscribers, even when he Is
told .that^'the line 1b bvsy," ought ta an*w«f;
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