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any other paper in the city.
Shepard Opposes Low
With cheers for Coler. who has made
■what record Tammany can stand on in its
appeal for the votes of those who do not
use their ballots primarily to advance
their own selfish interests, the Tammany
democrats last night nominated Edward
M. Shepard, a corporation lawyer of Brook
lyn for mayor of Greater New York.
Tammany's feelings were with Coler. biu
It: votes were where Bos 3 Croker wished
to have them; so the convention cheered
Coler and nominated Shepard.
Croker favored or permitted the nom
ination of Shepard for at least two rea
»ons. The Brooklyn regular democrat!."
leaders desired a Brooklyn man to offset
the popularity of Seth Low in his home
lorough, and Croker himself fell the need
if a nominee who has had some preten
lions to political respectability and is a3
.•.ell, a man of some standing. Coler is
personally too popular and hence too dan
gerous to receive the favor of the boss.
The fact that Mr. Shepard has been some
thing of a mugwump in politics may be
used to impress some voters with the
conviction that he will, if elected, exer
cise independence in office, and may lead
others to believe that the stripes of the
Tammany tiger have laded a little of late.
In the gubernatorial campaign of 1894
he opposed David B. Hill, the next year
he was the candidate of the independent
democracy for "mayor of Brooklyn, and in
1896 was a delegate to the national con
vention of gold democrats at Indianapolis.
In 1897 he supported Seth Low for mayor
and in 1899 flopped into the Bryan ranks.
Though Mr. Croker supposedly knew
what he was doing when he permitted
his followers to nominate Mr. Shepard, it
Is not difficult to understand how, before
the campaign is over, the boss may feel
that he made a mistake. It will be diffi
cult for him who supported Seth Low in
I»y7 and said of Tammany then, when it
was better, if anything, than now. that
Its ticket represented a program of vul
gar spoliation and a grinding tyranny of
blackmail for the personal freedom of the
thousands of decent men in New York
who could be oppressed by the police.
"This," he exclaimed, "is oligarcny and
the trade of the highwayman. It is not de
mocracy." If Tammany has changed for
the worse—if that were possible—and Mr.
.Shepard now finds that he can accept its
nomination in such a critical campaign
he must have deteriorated pitifully.
Another weak spot in Shepard's armor,
which may yet cost him the loss of the
bauble for which he appears to have sold
himself, is his record witii respect .to the
late President McKinley. Voters still
mourning the death of the president will
not take kindly to a nominee who last
year accused President McKinley of mak
ing a campaign document of his Thanks
giving proclamation and spoke of the
same "president's timid and cowardly
heart" that "shrinks and shudders."
Mr. Croker might have gone further and
done better. It may be that to head his
ticket with a man of social respectability,
wealth and high business standing lie hag
lost his battle.
So be it:
The splendid victory of Columbia
over Shamrock yesterday proves that
'Wbea it comes to building and sailing
linety-foot yachts, the Americans—
What's that? Shamrock pulllug away
Tom Columbia in to-day's race, did you
lay, Mr. Telegraph Editor? That sen
.ence will toe concluded after further de
Later —Are all right.
A Contract in the Right Place
The state capltol commission decided
visely in terminating the tangle over the
uechanical and power-house equipment of
he new capitol by awarding it to the Min
leapolis bidder. It appears that the two
.ids were not widely different in figures,
mt the Minneapolis firm had the moral
.dvantage of using machinery largely
nade within the state. The obtaining of
his contract means that a little of the
ast sum being spent on the new capitol
nil be disbursed in Minneapolis. It is
stimated that about $50,000 of the $323,
--00 involved in the contract will go to
workmen employed in the various local
actories that get the sub-contracts and
hat about as much more will be paid to
linneapolls men charged with the work of
nstalling the plant. About $f>o,ooo more
hould represent what will be paid out !o
ally for material profit. Generous credit
hould be given John DeLaittre, the Min
eapolis member of the commission, for
eeing that the local bidder got a fair
how. While it would not be good busi
ess to urge that home rontracts be given
ome men because they are such, that fact
hould always have the determining
,-eight when it is conceded that the qual
ty and price of the home product are, at
?ast, on a par with that from outside.
Where Comparisons Are Not
Though there may be a trifle more soot
f a villainous nature on the Philadelphia
>ot than the New York kettle, it is im
iossible to make -comparisons that will
>c really invidious to cither city, and
ittempts of that kind are amusing. But
har is procsiely what Charles W. Day
on, former postmaster of New York, who
las been a sort of democratic mugwump
n politics, undertakes to do in defend
ng his decision to support the Tammany
leminee for mayor. He says:
I cannot give my services to the fusion can
lidate for mayor, he replied. Not that I riis-
Ike Mr. Low as a num. It is unnecessary >
'or me to speak of his qualities, personally.
But. i cannot lend my aid to making New j
k'ork a second Philadelphia politically. I can
not and will not help to put the republican
machine In control of the municipal depart
ments. That is my position. And 1 have
nothing further to say except to ad'l this:
L am not out for office in whatever i do.
All men outside of the politically cor
rupt state of Pennsylvania and poor looted
Philadelphia know full well that neither
jn the earth nor in the waters under
neath is there any other political ma
chine that can give the Quay article any
lints on corruption in politics or the pros
:itution of governmental functions to pri
vate purposes. But the New York of >
broker and the Philadelphia of Ashbridge |
ire of such deep-dyed political iniquity '
that comparisons are only of interest to \
aair-splitting specialists in such mat- j
ters. It is a gratuitous assumption on |
Mr. Dayton's part that the choice is be
.ween machine rule of the Tammany kind
md the Quay kind. The choice is be
:\veen government of the cify for the peo
ple and government of the city for the '
It has been suggested that, perhaps,
there is no necessity for a cable com
pany to get landing privileges from the
government before it can build a cable
to the Philippines. Of course, if the
government should prefer to have its own
cable, it might be able to find a pretext
for denying landing privileges to a pri
vate company. But while the government
talks about building, a private company
stands ready. to build, and the United
States government fan scarcely afford to
pursue a dog-in-the-manger policy.
New York reports that there has been a
close revision of industrial stocks by the
professional traders of the stock ex
change and, yesterday, the effect of the
scaling down proce.s? was seen in the ex
ceedingly languid .desire after the stocks
at the reduced quotations, showing that
professional manipulation had put many
of them very far above real market value.
Says the dispatch: "The quotations
crumbled away into fragments under the
offering down process. Some of the suf
ferers in the various movements were af
fected by specific developments, such as
declining earnings and actual or threat
ened new competition. * * * The
results amount to a clear demonstration
that ruling prices have been the result of
flagrant manipulation." Thus, whenever
Wall street has one of those "great
booms," it is very certain that very many
shares have been "boomed" far beyond
their intrinsic value, but when there is a
rampant market on, fevered speculators
pay very little attention to intrinsic
yUuos and grab at good and bad stocks
alike, trusting to their "luck" to pull
through. These "booms" are always fol
lowed by collapses with the concomitant
sacrifice of the "lambs."
But there are industrials and indus
trials. The wheat and tares are In close
propinquity in the stock exchange. The
industrial dividends for October indicate
a high degree of prosperity among some of
them. The aggregate dividends to stock
holders are reported at $20,707,547, egainst
$19,436,034 for September, and half of the
October dividends v.ere contributed by
eight corporations. Since Jan. 1, 1901, the
aggregate of industrial dividends, accord
ing to the New York Journal of Commerce,
is $200,756,705, the heaviest payments be
ing these of last January—s29,9ls,74o.
Since these figures were published, the
United States Steel Corporation has de
clared quarterly dividends of 1% per cent
on the preferred stock and 1 per cent on
the common stock, the total net earnings
for six months having been $54,954,871.
This latter corporation is a money-maker,
and it ought to be, for Mr. Schwab is au
thority for the statement that it could de
liver steel billets in England for $16.50
per ton, the lowest price for which Eng
lish manufacturers could make them being
$19 per ton.
The dividend disbursements show that
of the vast number of industrial corpora
tions organized within the past few years,
only sixty or seventy of them are organ
ized for business, pure and simple, and
these are doing well. Scores of the cor
porations organized for speculative pur
poses have gone to the wall.
More important than the primary
purpose of the demonstration in
Havana yesterday was the incident
al revelation of Cuban gratitude to
the United States and appreciation of tho
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUENAL.
creditable manner In which the work of
intervention has been done. When Juan
Gilberto Gomez, the radical negro lead
er of the intense Cuban faction in the con
stitutional convention, voluntarily appears
at the head of a number of his followers
In a procession intended to do honor to
General Wood we may be sure that even
in the element which most distrusts
American policy with reference to Cuba,
there is not lacking appreciation of the
helpful work the great republic has done
for the little one with so little prospect of
any adequate material compensation.
There were no evidences at Havana and
in Cuba, indeed, yesterday, of hostility
toward the United States. The demon
stration in honor of General Wood was
genuinely enthusiastic and sincere. There
was no mistaking the growth among
Cubans of an intelligent comprehension of
the dependence of the island upon th,e
United States for industrial and commer
cial prosperity. General Wood was pub
licly thauked, yesterday, for his presen
tation to the president, during his visit
to Washington, of the need of a reciproc
ity treaty with Cuba, to which the presi
dent seems to have committed himself.
Of course, no reciprocity treaty can be
negotiated with Cuba until the insular
government is elected and installed some
months hence. Until then, the war de
partment will have control and it can
regulate customs duties on goods coming
into Cuba, while congress alone can act
on duties on goods coming from Cuba into
the United States. The war department,
Indeed, has just made large reductions
in the Cuban tariff which went into effect
on Oct. 1. The duty on machinery im
ported into the island is reduced 50 per
cent and a special rate of 5 per cent ad
valorem has been made for railway ma
terial and the rebate of $3.40 per hundred
kilos (a kilogram is 2.204 pounds) allowed
on Porto Rican coffee heretofore, is re
pealed. Agricultural machinery and rail
way material are sorely needed in Cuba
and the reduction of duties on them will
benefit, not only the Cubans but dealers
in such articles in this country. The
war department's reductions stand for
the next twelve months. The working of
this tariff will, no doubt, show the ad
vantage to our trade of shading duties suf
ficiently to stimulate buying. Unless we
have reciprocal trade with Cuba, Ger
many, who is making strong trade efforts
on the island and is getting it, will out
strip us in the commercial race on the
island. President McKinley favored lib
eral reciprocal relations with Cuba, and
President Roosevelt authorized General
Wood to inform the Cuban constitutional
convention that the present administra
tion favors the policy.
There is no doubt that annexation senti
ment is increasing in Cuba and it is pos
sible that, after trying independent self
government a year or so, that sentiment
will develop so strongly that it will be
come a demand. In that case would the
sugar and tobacco interests here oppose i
annexation on the ground that they would .
suffer? By parity of reasoning, the cot
ton growers of Mississippi and Alabama,
Louisiana and Texas ought to have pro
tested against the competition in cotton
growing in Oklahoma and Indian terri
Congress has this matter in its own
hands. If congress wants to promote the j
material porsperity of Cuba, an agricul
tural country depending very largely upon ;
the two products, sugar and tobacco, it i
will legislate a reduction of duties on'
these products. Concurrently, congress
will benefit our trade by giving a larger
market for over 100 articles produced in
the United States.
Why Not a Public Preserve?
A syndicate of Illinois and Minnesota
men is reported to be about 10 begin ne- !
gotiations to acquire a considerable tract
of land in northern Minnesota for a fish
and game preserve. The reason, why this
is the initial tattempt of the kind is
probably that there is so much unoccupied
land in northern Minnesota and so much
good hunting and fishing free to all that
it. were useless expense to acquire lands
with a view to having the exclusive game
and fish- privileges. This sort of pro
vision for private sport has, however,
been carried on very Extensively in New
York and other eastern states. It may
be expected that as the northern part of
the state settles up and,^ame is reduced
in numbers in .the unsettled parts, many
game preserves will be established by
those who can afford such a luxury. One
of the incidents of a national forest in the
northern part of the state would be the
ostablishment of c game preserve for the
host of hunters who could not afford
otooseatjuictshg.t ioroded-hea %% % 1 / i
The country will approve' President
Roosevelt's reputed intention to fill re
sponsible positions in the arujy and navy
with strong men, whose claims rest on
ability rather than length o-f service.
One Point of Agreement
There is one feature of the Schley in
quiry in which all Americans ran find
satisfaction: The inquiry has now pro
ceeded far enough to show that despite
some wild and unkind talk and the cruel
slanders of Maclay there is no room for
any question of Admiral Schley's .courage.
The whole gist of the question the court
will have to answer is: Did Admiral
Schley use good or poor judgment in his
direction of his squadron? The tactics
of the Brooklyn during the battle off
Santiago may be important as bearing on
this general question, but it is likely that
there will not even be any ex parte evi
dence discreditable to Admiral Schley's
courage. Whatever the court may decide
on the main question, as it now appears,
it is certain that there will be no Justifi
cation for Maclay's insinuations of cow
ardice and his libelous charge of "caitiff
?nme> Mnto. recent letter from South
JomeJHote* Carolina tolls how the
worthy Or* negro's love of ->omp and
ganizatiotlS oiri>l:mstanee. folly as great
* as that of the whit* man.
is exemplified ie tis charitable and social or
ganizations. Not a few negroes belong to no
less than a dozpn soc:et:es with elaborate
regalia and intricate ritual, including such
names as "The Sons and Daughtprs of the
Seven Golden Candlesticks in Charity," "The
Sons and Daughters of I Will Aris<\ The
Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims," "The
Sons and Daughters of the Twelve Disciples,"
"The Sons and Daughters of the Bearer of the
Cross," "The Sons and Daughter of the
Evening Star," "The Sons and Daughters of
the Seventh Star," "The Sous and Daughters
of the Celestial Travelers," "The Sons and
Daughters of the Good Samaritan." and there
might be ad dec fully two score others.
All these fraternities, however, are clearly
outclassed by an English associatiou called
the "Brotherhood of Divine Shirkers," other
wise known as the "Order of the Stellar
Serenity." This sounds something like the
Order of the Sons of Rest, organised in Min
neapolis In the eighties, by Z. Percy Weadon,
and it is not so very different. The Stellar
Serenities have as a motto Thoreau's aphor-r
ism, "Do what nobody else can do for you;
omit to do all the rest." The object of the
Shirkers is simple. It Is Just to neglect per
forming all conventional duties, and to reduce
to actual practice the teaching of Tboieau on
the Inherent wickedness of superfluous work.
The Shirkers nave an official organ pub
lished quarterly called "Life and Beauty."
Here are some gems of thought culled from,
Begin each day with a resolution to gain
at least an hour each day by shirking some
duty. As you grow stronger in will power
this work will become paster.
Leave all but absolutely business letters
unanswered for a month, and then honestly
ask yourself, has anything been lost thereby.
Resolve to read no daily, weekly or other
periodical for a month.
It seems probable that the society has ex
tended to this country. There is every in
dication that the office boy is a Serenity; also
the man hired to throw in the wood at so
much per hour. And there are others.
The Chinese Lama has been in Japan pro
posing buddhism as the basis of a national
union between China, Japan and Corea
against the west. The policy of loot is likely
to result in the consolidation of all heathen
A German phys'ologist, who has numbered
them, finds that man has about lOO.tMX' hairs
on his head. Yet one of another color on
his coat makes more trouble than the whole
When anything serious happens in the
Philippines now, Aguinaldo trots out his halo
and his alibi and exhibits them to the army
The coal man's wife now stands long and
earnestly in front of the store window con
taining the cut glass and South African crys
Rev. Dr. Parkhurst does not like the presi
dent. Mr. Parkhurst keeps his dislikes ixore
carefully dusted off than he does his likes.
Several householders loaded the bird gun
with slugs and slept under the dining-room
window last night.
The Yellow river is called the Sorrow of
China. The yellow paper fills the place in
Good evening! Was your house robbed last
One of the best productions ever seen upon
a local stage is that which Otis Skinner and
his associate players are giving at the Metro
politan this week of Grorgo H. Boker's poetic
tragedy, "Francesoa da Rimini." In the
mounting and costuming of this play Mr.
Skinner seems to have reached the acme of
William Collier, who is to present Augustus
Thomas' comedy, "On the Quiet," at the
Metropolitan all next week, is a comedian
with a positive individuality. Colliers' man
ner is crisp and droll, and he has in ad
dition more than a trace of that audacity,
which when kept in restraint helps an actor
of comic parts to win the favor of the
"The Night Before Christmas" will be seen
at the Bijou for but three more performances,
concluding with a matinee and evening per
formance Saturday. This play has pleased
theater-goers greatly and the attendance has
been most flattering. The story is Cull of
heart interest, with plenty of comedy, a deal
of pathos and sufficient sensation. The pro
ducing company is an exceptionally capable
one, Elmer Grandin, who assumes the leading
role, of Judge Phillips, being an actor of
A pretentious melodramatic production is
"Across the Pacific, whi< h will be fern at
the Btjou next week.^alr. Rlanpy's plays are
noted for their scenieflsqulpment and this is
no exception. The M>iitana mining country,
the Chinese section of San Francisco, the
scenes in the Philippines, Including the Block
House, the dock scene at San Francisco with
the big United States army transport swing
ing from the dock, ready to depart for Ma
nila, are well worth seeing. The company
supporting Mr. Blaney is promised to be a
capable one, numbering nearly seventy-five
AX EARLY MORMXG MYSTERY
New York Tribune.
The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness
The world, and they that dwell therein.
Clear and strong on the air of the early
morning came these words. It was a little
after 2 o'clock, and some newspaper men
hiard them as they were leaving their offices.
Park row is quietest at that hour, and a loud
voice will carry far. On the other side of
the street, over by the postofflce, walked a
tramp. Only a tramp; but he was.reciting
the glorious psalm of David as though he
realized its beauty and felt its power.
For He hath founded it upon the seas,
And established it upon the. floods.
He removed his hat as he said these words,
and emerged into the bright moonlight. His
walk was a slotfth and his clothes were in
j tatters, but his eyes were raised to the heav-
I ens, and there was a rapt expression on his
Who shall asceDd Into the hill of the Lord,
i Or who shall stand in His holy place?
The voice lost some of its huskiness and
ascended clearer as the wanderer passed
across Mail street and reached the park.
| There was a challenge in the tome, which
! became intensified as the man continued:
lie that hath clean hands and a pure heart,
Who hath not lifted up his soul into vanity,
nor sworn deceitfully,
He shall receive the blessing from the Lord,
And righteousness from the God of his salva
He was at the entrance to the broad plaza
that runs through the park directly in front
of the city hall now, and he stood there, his
j hat in his hand, as he finished the psalm:
i This is the generation of them that seek
That seek Thy face, O Jacob!
Fuller and rounder rang the voice, and the
attitude of the tramp and his manner was
j that of one who had read the words many
j times from a pulpit.
Triumphantly he continued:
Lift up your heads. O ye gates,
i And be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors,
i And the King of Glory shall come in.
There are not many pedestrians at this
i hour in the morning, but a few had stopped
I and were regarding the speaker.
Who is this King of Glory?
The Lord, strong and mighty.
The Lord, mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates,
Even lift them up, ye everlasting doors,
And the King of Glory shall come in.
Who is this King of Glory?
The Lord of Hosts, He is the King of Glory.
He stood for a moment, stretched his hands
I to heaven, bowed his head and then sham
bled away toward Broadway.
THE 9 PERSTITIOXS OF C'RISPI
Pall Mall Gazette.
One would have said, judging by Crlspi'a
career and what is known of his character,
that he, at least, would scoff at the evil eye,
for who has been so bitterly opposed to the
church as he. and who is so greatly hated by
her? Yet this same person, who defied man
and the pope, never, without exception, went
without three articles about his person; a
revolver, to keep off palpable enemies; a ro
sary, to thwart the devil: and a forked charm,
for the evil eye. He refused to argue about
1 them. They were part of his daily life, and
1 his motives, I suspect, even to himself, would
i not bear analyzing. In the usual bedroom
of Crispl at the Villa Sina there was a large
piece of tapestry, to which a magnificent and
artistic ivory crucifix was attached, both al
ways hanging at the head of his bed. When
his bedroom was changed to admit of more
air the crucifix was forgotten, but the patient
noticed the omission at once and somewhat
angrily insisted on its being brought imme
diately. "I like familiar objects about me,"
he said in explanation. As to superstition,
he has more tban once been seen to make the
characteristic sipn to ward off bad luck, and
even been heard to relate dreams, but wheth
er he really believed In it all Is a question
whim will remain unsolved, as no one ever
dared question him.
The proposition to select postmasters by
popular vote is being generally discussed. It
was put forward in a recent news article in
The Journal, as a possible reform by
the new national administration, and judg-
ing from th« way the country press Is indors
ing the idea it must be universally popular.
The Albert hen Times says the change is one
that should be favored by the congressmen
themselves. The Wells Forum says:
The suggestion is made that the postmasters
be elected by th* patrons of the office, and in
this we fully agree. The people would then
have no fault to find, and nobody to blame
but themselves lor the selection of their post
masters. The giving out of the postofflces
causes more fights and bitterness between
neighbors than anything else on earth. The
congressman is hampered in the work he
ought to be performing by having to listen to
the different applicants and their friends, and
it takes more than half his time to attend
to this work. A congressman may be ever so
able and he 1b liable to be turned down- by his
constituents because he has not been fortu
nate in the selection of the postmasters. Slow
ly but surely the appointive offices are being
made elective, and the office of postmaster is
one which should have been made elective
The St. Cloud Journal-Press saya:
If Congressman Morris desires an appoint
ment as federal Judge, he will have no more
enthusiastic backer than J. Adam Beda. If
Minnesota Is to be given another judge, no
better man could be named in the state for
the office than Page Morris, and none better
J. Adam is for Morris for anything but
congress. For the latter position he fuvors a
distinguished statesman from Pine City.
The Attkln Age say a:
With a view, perhaps> to sidetracking him
in the next legislative fight, some one has
brought out Representative W. H. Noyes of
Barnum for congress. Don't think that Noyes
is foolish enough to be caught in such a trap.
He knows that he has a cinch on his present
place for another term, while as a candidate
for congress, with Duluth and the iron ranges
combined against him, he would have no
more show than would a paper man in a
If newspaper reports are veracious, Mr.
Noyes is himself responsible for the side
tracking act. He announced himself a can
didate for congress when in St. Paul recently.
Under the primary law, a man can't be forced
on the ticket. He has to file his own affidavit.
The Windom Reporter, an anti-McCleary
publication, makes the following frank ad
It seeni3 now as certain as anything human
can be that McCleary will get the nomina
tion without a contest, and in t}jat event his
election is sure. Nobody has the courage to
attack him; and it is not certain that if such
a contingency should arise that such a can
didate could be nominated, for somehow, for
some reason which nobody has explained,
McCleary has a very strong grasp on the re
publicans and won't let go.
The foregoing is an unwilling tribute that
Mr. McCleary will 'appreciate. McCleary has
beyond question a strong grasp on the repub
licans of the second district, and the ex
planation is not difficult. He is a big man,
and his constituents are wise enough to see
It isn't often that one gets a chance to
hit two birds with one stone, but Sam Lan
gum In the Preston Times embraces an oppor
tunity as follows:
A head-on collision at Washington, between
the Bixby and Merriam cabinet booms, -would
awake resounding echoes 'away up here in.
Minnesota.—Winona Republican and Herald.
Yes, and if the collision should result in
the smashing of both - booms the mourners
would not be very numerous. .
••' Granville S. Pease says in the Anoka Union:
Already there is a. .movement on foot
throughout the state to bring out a new man
for the republican nomination for governor.
It is being talked whenever , two or three
republican .politicians come together.
Especially when one of them is G. S. Pease
of Anoka. - : • —C. B. C.
A. MAX WHO UNDERSTANDS HlM
.'''],' ;, '"■ ' SELF ■;;,.■ - '
.. . New York Times.
A few weeks before Harry Lehr's wed
ding a reporter called on him at the Wal
dorf in the reportorial line, and all proper
apology was made by, the reporter for living.
This was necessarily done through the office
on the occasion of the- first call, since Mr.
l»ehr sent word that he was ."taking a bath."
The following day the; reporter called again,
and Mr. 'Lehr was still taking a bath. This
ablutionary • continuous performance .'was
booked for four days apparently, and only
terminated on the fifth day after the reporter
had waited upon the much-washed Mr. Lehr
for three hours by the Waldorf clock. 5 ■ ,
Mr. Lehr then appeared resplendent in
lavender neck fixings and a pink shirt front.
In a stentorian voice he inquired "What's
wanting?" The reporter stated the purpose
of the interview, and, to please Mr. Lehr,
wound up by saying: "I have come to you
upon the matter because my paper desires a
dignified utterance, and" —-
"Stop!" shouted Mr. Lehr, staring glass
ily at the .silt piano. "Stop! I will not
speak. I will not speak! Nothing I could say
would be dignified!" The interview thus
Mr. Lehr had not said precisely what he
had meant, but what he had said was—in
Of'famines wo read when the. people In need
Go hungry and starve with no victuals to
We enn rake up enough of most any old stuff,
But the thing we can't reach is the Irish
Just common potato, plain Irish pctato;
It runs in the mind all the night, and the
The stomach is sad an 3 the liver is bad,
And all for the lack of a little potato.
At the down town , cafe the head waiters,
Can size up the crowd and know who to
get gay to,
They gauge their respect by each customer's
check, ■ « -
He's a high micky-muck If he order 3
Our boarding-house mistress is quick to pro
All the seasonable dainties a fellow can
, : lay to; - .-,\ . ■ - -
She feeds us on turkey, with fruit on the side,
But she faints dead away when we ask for
One night Jones' wife got Ihe fright of her
. life. ■ •.; "
Some burglars broke, in where they'd opened
a way to
Her jewel case rare, which she left on a
But they passed up the diamonds to hunt
I met an old Tank rushing down to the bank,
His pocket stuck out in a very queer way,
"Don't stop me," he cried, to the crowd on
"I'm bound for the vault to lock up my
Young Ttmkins went out with his fair on« to
He thought her a goddess for mortals to
His love ahe would never reward with a sign,
Bu; she fell on hi3 v neck when he ordered
Just common potato, plain Irish potato.
Her maiden affections It opened the way to,
It fractured the nerve of her icy reserve
And Cupid was bribed with & plate of
If this sort of thing should keep up till next
Perdition, I fear, we'd bo all on the way to,
For who would lock twice for the "pearl
of great price"
If he once gdt his eye on an Irish potato.
—Mortimer Crane Brown.
White Lake, S. D.
' ■■ : ' '".., .Vanished •'
She died—this was the way she died;
,-And when her/breath was done, ■ ■
Took up i her simple wardrobe
J;::•..: , And started for tie sun. ■
Her little figure- at the gate
The angels must have spied,
Since I could never find her
Upon the mortal side.
The ships of the world, excluding
navies, are worth $294,000,000. of which
Eurooe's share is $227,000,000.
, FEIDAY EVENING, OCTOBEE 4t, 1901.
J| %ffi*JFyJxzf THE NTOGS."
*rf m^ -/i¥(FfxinßNEl*
2f TT'' A"*iyjX^--V BROWN
Copyright, 1901, by A. S. Richardson.
Walton Ford sprang forward as he caught
the flash of a bright autumn costume
through the trees. Then he shrank back- It
was too late, however, for the graceful figure
stepped forward among the rustling leaves.
It was the woman's turn to be embar
rassed. She recovered quickly, and with a
haughty inclination of the head remarked:
"Pray don't imagine I was following you.
I supposed you would remain with the rest
of the party, and I—wanted to be alone."
"Precisely my predicament, and I've man
aged to get lost."
They stood silently regarding each other.
It is not the most pleasant situation imagi
nable to find yourself alone in the bare,
autumnal woods with the man whom you are
quite sure you have ceased to love and from
whom you are about to secure a divorce.
Yet that was Eugenic Ford's position. The
trouble bad started with a trifle, and the
breach had widened steadily, until their be
ing together at the Van Order bouse party
was rapidly developing into a heart-sicken
ing shame. Kven the women had commenced
to gossip about the affair over their tea
cups, when Eugenic was nursing a headache
in her darkened room.
From the distance came faintly the sound
of children's voices. The strain was re
lieved. Ford pushed aside the overhanging
branches and said:
"If you will come with me perhaps these
children can point out a path."
Without answering she followed him
through the rustling leaves to a clearing,
where two children, a lad of 10, a manly
little chap, and a pretty girl of perhaps 8
were busily sorting their afternoon's harvest
of brown nuts. Both stood gazing shyly at
the "city folks."
In response to the desired information,
given with remarkable clearness by the
bright-eyed boy, Ford tossed him a coin and
turned on his heel. His wife paused and
smiled into the uplifted face of the little girl.
"What are you children doing here?" she
asked, pointing to elaborate diagrams formed
01 small stones.
"We're playing hou«*e," responded the
child, encouraged by Eugenie's evident inter
est in their game. "That's the parlor you're
standing in. The man's in the dining-room.
This is the kitchen, and over there is our
room. The sticks are doors, and you push
'em open. Didn't you ever play you were
married like that?"
The woman laughed bitterly.
'•Matrimony is something more binding
than rows of stones. One is bound in by
walls of conventionality."
The child straightened up.
"Does that make as nice houses as ours—
those wall/3—of—of "
"They make a prison, & place from which
you must break out if you would ccc the
light of day."
Her heart was hot within her, and Eugenic
did not realize that she was talking to the
child. She thought only of the man watching
her curiously in the mellow autumn light.
The girl's face fell.
'•Oh, 1 thought it was some nt»w game, you
"So, it's old as the hills. Are you, too,
tired of your boy husband and married life,
and so soon?"
"Of course we're not," protested the child.
"Are we, Willie?" The boy Bhook hi* head
and dug the ground with his copper-toed
6hoe. "You see/we like new games once in
a while, but we never get tired of playing
we're married. Why, when we get big
enough we're really going to be married for
all the time. Now we can only keep house
on Saturdays and after school.'"
"Don't you ever quarrel?" Eugenic was
becoming interested, and she forgot the man
at her side.
Daily New York Letter
Daring: Bit of Surgery.
Oct. 4.—By a daring bit of surgery, involv
ing the trephining of the skull and injection
of antitoxin into the brain itself, New York
physician claim to have relieved a case of
lockjaw after it bad passed into the stage
usually regarded as surely fatal, and have
good hopes that the patient will recover com
pletely. Thus another dreaded disease, and
one to which children are peculiarly suscep
tible, may be robbed of much of its terror.
She Worried the Policeman.
Carrie Deutsch, a young miss, took a dose
of Paris green last week to frighten her
parents because they would not allow her to
buy a picture hat. She also said she took it
as a joke. When she was taken to Bellevue
hospital and pumped out she was glad the
joke ended there. But this morning she was
I discharged from- the hospital, arrested,
charged with disorderly conduct and ftned
$10 and costs. In default she was sent to
prison. Evidently the officer who made the
information didn't care to be bothered with
the eases that don't prove fatal, for In the
charge against the girl was the following:
"That the defendant is guilty of annoying
the deponent unnecessarily by taking an in
sufficient amount of poison, to do her harm so
as to flighten people."
Hormoni Find It Hard Work.
The Mormon e.'.ders who have undertaken
the tremendous task of redeeming New York
are having a hard time of it. They have
crossed the Rubicon, which In this case Is
the Harlem river, and have invaded Harlem
itself. Almost nightly some one of them may
be beard preaching at a convenient point on
the main thoroughfares. Crowds stand and
listen. A man with a penny whistle can col
lect a crowd here, and hold them as long as
he blows the whistle.
Her Serve Saved Several Lives.
A year ago the husband of Mrs. Mary
Hirsch, a New York woman, met with an in-
Jury that prevented him from attending to
his work and also made him subject to epi-
A SAD YEAR ,
The following line 6 were written 1n 1857
by Harriet Beecher Stowe on the death of
her son Henry:
One year—one year—one little year.
And so much gone!
And yet the even flow of life
Moves calmly on.
Where hast thou been this year, beloved?
What hast thou seen?
What visions fair, what glorious life?
Where hast thou beent
The veil, the veil, so thin, so strong
•Twixt us and thee!
The mystic veil, wneu shall it fall
That we may ccc? •
Not dead, not sleeping, not «yen gon«.
But present still.
And waiting for the coming hour
Of God's sweet will.
Lord of the living and the. dead,
Our Savior dear.
We lay in silence at thy feet
This sad, sad year.
Joined to Christ in mystic union.
We, thy members, thou our head.
Sealed by deep and true communion.
Risen with thee, who once were dead-
Savior, we would humbly claim
All the power of this thy name.
—F. R. Havergal.
In 1846 our annual consumption of •wool
was 45,000,000 pounds; last year it was
little more than 436,000,000 pounds.
To maintain the public schools of the
country costs every man, woman and child
I«, little more than J». t
"Why, yes," admitted the chlid frankly.
"It's part of the play. And it's such fun to
make up. Yesterday Charlie Norris gave
me a pencil and my Willie was just awful
mad, but this morning we kissed and mad*
it up. Didn't we, Willie?"
Willie flushed and nodded his bowed head.
But their interlocutor whs not laughing at
"But suppose you got real angry, and WUlia
was angry, too, and wouldn't make up. What
"Oh, but you mustn't!" exclaimed the little
one in shocked surprise. ''It's wicked to get
really may. You have to humor a husband
some. I heard ma tell Mis' Fosdlck bo. You
see, when you're married it's different from
the ordinary mad, because you're together all
the time and you've got to stay together, and
if you are mad—" the child looked helplessly
at Willie, "—well, It would be dreadful, don't
"But suppose you wanted to do something
that wasn't wr «jg and Willie wouldn't Itt
you. What then?"
"Willie wouldn't stop me from doing any
thing that 1 wanted to do If it wasn't wrong,
but sometimes I don't know what is wrong.
Now I let Artie Hale kiss me one day and
Willie was awful mad, and I Just laughed be
cause he was mad. I didn't care about Artie,
you know; only it was fun to see Willies
eyes snap little bits of fire. But then w«
talked it all over—and now—well, I ain't go
ing to let Artie kiss me again, not if he gives
me two candled apples. I'm not going to
make Willie feel bad any more, cause if you
really love people you don't like to make
'em feel bad, do you?"
Eugenic turned abruptly.
"Which way are we to go, did you eayT"
Amazed at the sudden change in her de
meanor, the little girl pointed silently towards
the woodland path. When Eugenic had taken
half a dozen steps she stopped suddenly and
hurried back to the children, who stood
watching this odd city lady who had taken
such strange Interest In their mane-believe
house. She knelt beside the small figures,
and drawing them gently toward her mur
"Always give In to one another—always.
It's so much easier."
Then she kissed them both, and rising, fol
lowed her husband down the leaf-strewn
pathway towards the Van Order estate.
Before them spread the gorgeousness of the
setting sun. The red-gold sky framed by the
forest vista, shone like the gates of glory.
Neither spoke, but the face of each seemed
to have caught the reflection of the brilliant
•lust beyond flowed a small brook, making
tinkling music as it leaped over the moss
covered stones. Ford crossed first, then of
fered his hand to his wife, who hesitated
when she stepped on the first atone of tha
As she reached the other side she still held
his hand, and seeing that she made no
effort to withdraw from his protecting at
titude, Ford drew her closer.
"Shall we let the children's lesson pass un
heeded, Walton? Or shall we, like they—"kiss
and make up?' *'
He knew the cost of those words to her
proud spirit, and as he bent to kißs her h«
"I have wanted to ask you this for days
and days, but somehow you never gave ma
the chance. I know I've been unreasonable.
It's hard for a girl who's queened it over
fellows for several seasons to yield always
to just one insignificant man."
"You're not Insignificant. You're—just
splendid. I've been 6elflsh and silly." Th«
words came now without effort and were
sealed with a penitent kiss.
That night the Van Order house party drove
over to the dance at the Cross Country Club
House. , .
"By Jove, it looks like the old cotillion days
to se# Ford dancing four numbers out of five
with Eugenic, doesn't it?" exclaimed a con
firmed bachelor, thoughtfully stroking his
And so it happened that a little child led
Ihem-away from the portals of the divorce
leptic fits. Mrs. Hir*eh 1« an expert needle
woman, and has been able to keep the family
together, in spite of the fact that her hus
band had taken to drink. The other morn
ing, after a hard night's drinking, be arose
from the breakfast table, drew a revolver
from his pecket and said, "I an» going to
kii! you all." There was Insanity in hia
look, but Vlrs. Hlrsch remained perfectly
cool. "Where did you get that pistol?" she
asked pleasantly, as the madman come to
ward her. He did not answer, but leveled
the weapon at her head. The woman never
flinched, but said in even tones, "Now, Hen
ry, 1f you do that they will lock you up, and
then you won't be able to get a drink at all."
Tha maniac had been prepared for resistance,
for terrified cries, for flight, for anything but
this. It confused him and he muttered.
"That's so," as he put away the weapon and
left the houce. Half an hour later he was on.
his way to the Insane department at Bellevua
hospital. Mrs. Hirsch waa terribly shaken.
by the experience, but soon recovered.
A. Hnivt Doctor BUI.
One hundred dollars a- day is a moderate
physician's charge when attending a million
aire, according to witnesses in the orphans'
court at Pltteburg. Judge Over held a hear
ing in the suit against the estate of the late
H. M. Curry. Dr. J. O. Flower asks for
$5,243.25 for professional services rendered
the decedent. The executor of the estate
claims that the bill is exorbitant and refuses
to pay it.
Mr. Curry was one. of the Carnegie Steel
company partners and died two year* ago.
Dr. Flower's services covered a period of five
months and & trip to Atlantic City of twenty
one days, at which resort Mr. Curry died.
Dr. Flower claimed that he treated the pa
tient so successfully that his life was pro
longed sufficiently to enable him to add at
least $1,000,000 to his fortune, the estate being
worth about $6,000,000 when he died, which,
was during the Carnegie partnership trouble.
All the experts agreed that this was not
exorbitant. Dr. Edmund Fisher testified that
his charge would depend largely on the pa
tient and bis ability to pay.
Discipline at Shattuek.
To the Editor of The Journal.
Will you kindly give me space to rMiiuri
the public in regard to the attitude ot the
authorities of Shattuck school towards tho
custom all too common in schools and col
leges of maltreating new boys and lower
classmen. Much has been said and printed
that Is grossly exaggerated or wholly untrua
of its prevalence at Shattuck. It has never
taken on the brutal form here that prevails
in some 1 places, but it is true that the custom
of "fagging" and a mild form of hazing has
gained a foothold of late. It is true also that
the necessary reforms in the discipline, espe
cially in the determination to root out all
semblance of thiscowardly and brutal imposi
tion on boys when they come to the school,
developed a spirit of opposition which led
many of the boys Into a most foolish demon
stration, of which most of them were very
soon profoundly ashamed.
The public ought to know that all In au
thority are a unit In the desire and effort to
break up this custom, and that the rector has
laid on the new head master and commandant
the responsibility of accomplishing this, and
ample power In administering the needed dis
cipline. The head master is a masterful man
with boys, and the reforms already dawning,
together with the dismissal of some or the
leaders, and the very severe discipline meted
out to others, leave no doubt as to the final
outcome. The friends of the school need
have no fear that the faculty will shrink
from any responsibility necessary in putting •
stop to this. —James Dobbin, Rector.
. The Saxons,, whose ' original i settlement
Is determined by the little \ kingdom of
Savony, > derived their, name ; from . th»
seax, or short! crooked knife with vbicb
they armed ti.eßis«iYe«. ... WESi
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