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v Journal.
All the other papers in Minneapolis
lose in columns of advertising, comp
ared with September, 1900.
Here are the figures:
Measurements for September, 1901,
compared with September, 1900.
Sept. 1900. Sept. 1901.
Cola. Cols. Cols.
gSdajg 967.09 1005.12 38.03 Oaln
Tribune—3o days—
Morning, Evening
and Sunday 932.18 85C.07 45.09 Loss
Times—3o days and j
five Sundays 872.10 856.21 115.11 Loss
It is apparent to everyone that ad-
Tertisers use the Journal more than
any other paper in the city.
Sampson's Evil Genius
Poor Admiral Sampson! Was there ever
H man so unfortunate in words and expla
nations of words! Since his evil genius
kept him away from Santiago on that
great day when Spain's empire fell, where
presence were worth half a life-time,
every public utterance of his has had the
effect of embittering the people against
him. Always he says the wrong thing
at a most inauspicious moment or says
the right thing too late and out of effect
ive connection. History will, no doubt, be
kinder to him than the present generation,
but a little tact, a little geniality, less as
euraed Indifference, concealing the keen
est sensitiveness, to what the publio
thinks, would have made him a happier
man and saved him from the feeling that
Ills countrymen condemn him and under
estimate his services.
To-day there is said for him by Colonel
Robert M. Thompson, of New York, what
should have b»en said the moment Mac
lay's vile libel of Schley first saw the day
'with Sampson's reputed indorsement.
Maclay himself declared that the proofs
of the book were submitted to Sampson
and approved by him and, In confirmation,
the admiral admitted in a newspaper in
terview that he had seen and read the
proofs. In those proofs Schley was called
a caitiff and coward and there in cold
type was printed the crudest, most unjus
tifiable, most damnable slander ever ut
tered concerning an officer of the Amer
ican navy, a slander which affected every
Officer through the odium it brought upon
the service. The most searching exam
ination of the most prejudiced witnesses
has not brought out one iota of testimony
reflecting upon Admiral Schley's bravery
and honor.
Why did Sampson allow all these months
to go by without indignantly repudiating
Maclay's scurrilous statements? There
seems to be no explanation except his fatal
Inability to say the right thing at the
right time. The excuse that the secretary
of the navy interdicted officers from any
further public talking is puerile, because
If a special dispensation in so urgent a
case could not have been obtained, the an-
nouncement could have been made indi
rectly months ago as well as to-day. Per
haps it would not have been made now If
Admiral Sampson's friends, foreseeing the
certain vindication of Admiral Schley
from all aspersion upon his honor and
courage, had not sought to guard their
friend from the outburst of popular wrath
that would follow Admiral Schley's tri
umph if the record still showed Sampson
Standing sponsor for the contemned Mac
lay's libel in the guise of history.
The present activity of the burglar, It
Should be borne In mind, is carried on
■with practically the same police force
that guarded the city under the previous
administration and under the two admin
istrations preceding that. But at no time
la the city's history has the burglar been
bo active or met with so little apparent
opposition as to-day.
Violation of the Building Laws
Attention is called to an article in an
other column with reference to encroach
ment upon the streets and parkways of
buildings and the violation of the law in
such encroachment. C. M. Loring—whom
no one willaceuse of having anything but
the good of the city at heart—has been
protesting against this practice of get*
ting permits through the council to per
mit the violation of building ordinances,
but without much success. As the rep
resentative of the Improvement League,
lie proposes now to take the matter into
the courts and compel compliance with
the law. This may cost some builders
the fronts of their buildings, but it will
be a good thing for the city in the long
run. Builders who are indifferent to the
general good of the city, and governed
only by their own selfish interests, and
•who are aided by easy aldermen to vio
late the law and the rights of their neigh
bors, must be taught to comply with rea
sonable and necessary regulations with
regard to location of buildings. If it
costs them something to reconstruct their
buildings they have no one to blame but
themselves, and public sympathy will not
be enlisted very largely in their behalf.
The trouble in Minneapolis is that we
are not half as particular about these
things as we ought to be. They are im
portant in their bearing upon the beauty
of the city in general and the value of
adjacent property in particular. The vio
lation of building laws involves a dam
age to other property owners which the
violators ahould not be permitted to im
pose, and will not be if decent regard is
paid to the building ordinances.
A physician, enjoying a large praotice,
who is not opposed to vaccination, calls
The Jo vm a l's attention to the rather
arbitrary methods of the health depart
ment In the, matter of vaccinating ■ the
children in the schools. The point is made
that in numerous cases the children have
been vaccinated and re-vaccinated by
competent physicians apparently without
result. The health department should
recognize the fact that some persons are
immune to the poison of smallpox and
spare the child the unnecessary exposure
to the danger that undoubtedly does exist
to some extent from the virus, let it be
never so carefully prepared. There is no
occasion for the health department to get
itself disliked for the sake of carrying out
reasonable regulations. Most people are
willing to comply with reasonable require
ments but they are not disposed to submit
gracefully to annoyance from unreason
able demands with regard to vaccination.
Preparing for the Campaign
An important meeting was held last night
at the rooms of the Hennepin Republican
Association. A number of active repub
lican workers came together to consult
with regard to the interests of the party
and to prepare for the next campaign.
They decided that there had been too
much coarse work in the past on the part
of "spellbinders" and others who had as
sumed to speak for the party on the stump
and elsewhere, due to lack of information.
To this end committees were appointed
to prepare a statement of the services the
republican party has rendered to the peo
ple of this state and also in this city and
county, and another committee to map out
a plan of campaign.
This is promising. It would indicate a
disposition on the part of the republican
leaders in this city and county to take
time by the forelock and be ready with
the material necessary to successful cam
paign work when the campaign opens. Not
only will the committee collect informa
tion with regard to what may be said in
favor of the party, but they will also
take notice of any mistakes the party
may have made and the shortcomings of
those who have been elected to office by
it and prepare the republican speakers
for such attacks as are likely to be made
on account of party blunders and the
offenses of individual members in office.
This is about the most practicable work
in anticipation of the campaign that has
ever been undertaken in this city and the
plan should commend itself to republican
leaders in every county in Minnesota as
well as to the state organization.
A " Whipple " Hall
The committee appointed at Bishop
Whipple'9 funeral to prepare a memorial
on his life and work makes tie sugges
tion that as a permanent memorial one
of two things should be done: Either the
Seabury Divinity school debt should bo
raised or else a dormitory should be
erected at the state university.
In our opinion the latter suggestion
should prevail. Sooner or later In the
,course of church administration the Sea-
! bury debt will be taken care of. More-
I over, the raising of the Seabury debt
i would be but an Episcopalian memorial.
I The good bishop needs no further church
I memorial, for such is his church in Mm
I nesota and all its works. He was more
''■ than a churchman; he -was one of Minne
sota's great men. What more fitting than
that his memory- should be honored and
kept bright by an undertaking that wtiuld
link his name with that of Minnesota's
j great university? A good dwelling place
| for students Is needed at the university,
! and the proposed memorial would be pro
j ductive of good fpr the living as well as
! of honor for the dead.
Only members of the Episcopalian
church could be expected to contribute to
the Seabury debt fund. All the people
could be called upon for funds for a
dormitory at the university.
Croker's Candidate
Last evening, la New York, Edward
M. Shepard, "Boss" Croker's candidate
for mayor of New York in opposition to
Seth Low, the reform candidate, oa ac
cepting the nomination, declared that he
had no Intention whatever of receding
from his record on the subject of munici
pal government.
As Mr. Shepard has belonged to the re
form wing of the New York democracy
and has a record of consistency, the con
sent of Croker to his nomination and ac
ceptance by Tammany is interesting.. But
Mr. Croker believes in the cohesive power
of public plunder and in the magnetism
thereof. He has seen many men! cor
rupted through this means who were once
strong in virtuous abstention, apparent
ly, and he is of the opinion that 'every
man has his price." Croker's Idea of a
political party is a camp under military
discipline, the activities of the members
being altogether In relation to struggles
for the control of offices, contracts and
other spoils of war. The welfare of the
community is the last thing the spoils
men consider, and generally they leave it
out of their calculations altogether. It
would be a good joke on Croker if Mr.
Shepard, if elected, should stand for hon
est municipal government. That would
mean the elimination of Tammany in
fluence altogether, for every reformer
who has honest ctonvlctlona sees the
necessity of eliminating Tammany, root
and branch, from all control of the munic
ipal government.
Tammany and the spoils system, local
and national, originated in New York
under Aaron Burr and Van Buren, who
■was instrumental in the election of that
notorious spoilsman Andrew Jackson.
Jackson had said: "I am no politician, but
if I were a politician, I would be a New
York politician," and, under the tutelage
of Van Buren, he became a New York
thoroughbred politician, so far as the
spoils system is ■ concerned. New York,
Indeed, has produced the most finished
products of the system known to man and
from both parties.
When President Roosevelt was governor
of New York, he successfully fought in
detail the strenuous efforts of the Platt
organization to force him to appoint to
important offices men of the machine.
Roosevelt did 'not yield an inch. He also
met the Platt organization in the legis
lature and defeated corrupt propositions.
Platt found he was mistaken in his man.
If Croker's nominee for mayor of New
York is elected, it would be exceedingly
interesting if he should stand by his re
form record and prove a firebrand for
Tammany. Distrust, however, is too
deeply seated against Tammany for any
large acceptance of this view. The plac
ing of Shepard in nomination by Croker
looks as if he was afraid to put forth a
straight Tammany man and wished to
draw reform democrats from Low. But
Low's prospects improve steadily and
municipal reformers in New York seem
to realize the ripeness of the present op
portunity to strike hard and successful
ly for honest government.
The Slave Boy Become a Maker of
This Is the story of two men—Thomas
Goode Jones and Booker T. Washington.
The former Is of an old southern family
of the superior and ruling race. The lat
ter, the son of a nameless father, is of
the inferior, despised and helot race of
the south. Forty years ago Jones was a
dashing young confederate soldier, ad
jutant to General John B. Gordon In the
war of the states. At that time Washing
ton was an uncared for little pickaninny
with not a friend or well-wisher in the
world except his old black slave mother.
The years pass. The black boy, born in
humility and poverty, become the Moses
of his people, ordained to lead them out
of the Egypt of their bondage by the road
of industrial usefulness, comes to the
white man, now grown old and decked
with many honors, as the bearer of a
commission for the latter as a federal
judge. The latter, though oif the proud
and arrogant race, accepts the commis
sion at the hands of the black man* and
finds additional honor in the office because
it comes to him through a man of the
humble race which he has ever helped
and defended.
In this appointment, upon the diffident
advice of Booker T. Washington, of for
mer Governor Jones of Alabama to be a
federal judge there lies the completest
vindication and justification of Booker
"Washington's negro policy. The great
educator of the blacks never interested
himself in politics, never took any parti
zan stand, never thrust himself upon the
whites, but went ahead resolutely, mod
estly and prayerfully in his chosen work
for the amelioration of his race. Around
him were the noisy politicians oif his own
people, clamoring for office, complaining
that the negro is deprived of his political
rights, restless, agitating, discontented,
unhappy. Yet this man, who knows noth
ing of politics, is sent for when a high
and honorable federal appointment is to
be made, his advice is assiduously sought
by the powerful president of 76,000.000
people, and, being reluctantly given, is
acted upon. The slave boy is become a
maker of magistrates. What he sought
not has been granted him. Without de
sirp for political influence he has become
more powerful in politics than the politi
The Issson In this for Booker Wash
ington's people is the lesson of prepara
tion, the well-doing of humble things, the
concentration of attention on the work
that lies at hand, the upbuilding of char
acter, the demonstration of their utility
to the community. When the negro be
comes a success, an indispensable factor
in the industrial and commercial prog
ress of the south, when he becomes a
property-owner and taxpayer, a hard
working, thrifty citizen, he will not have
to contend for political rights. He will
have them.
„ . The New England Magazine
Muaent f OT October nas an interesting
Life in sketch of John Harvard, foun
_^.__. der of the university that bears
his name, and of the early
I struggles of the college itself. The college
student of to-day could hardly understand the
sternness of the discipline that was thought
necessary in 1650. Some of the early ordi
nances were .as follows:
No scholar shall buy, sell or exchange any
thing, to the value of sixpence, without the
allowance of his parents, guardians, or tu
No scholar shall be present at or in any
public civil meetings or concourse of people,
as courts of justice, elections, faira, or at
military exercise, in the hours of college ex
ercise, public or private. Neither shall any
scholar exercise himself in any military band,
unless of known gravity, and of approved so
ber and virtuous conversation, and that with
the leave of the president and his tutor.
No scholar shall take tobacco, unless per
mitted by the president with the consent of
their parents and guardians, and in good rea
son first given by a physician, ajid then in a
sober and private manner.
The use of what Mr. Ade calls students'
lamps, viz, cigarettes, would probably have
caused the immediate expulsion of the under
graduate, while a cane rush would have
called together the Massachusetts legislature.
The student of to-day has an easy, un
hampered life compared, with, the pupil of
the eighteenth century.
We are coming right along,
With a team of giants strong,
When the mighty game Is through
You can bet there'll be a few
Tall Norwegians feeling blue,
—Nebraska State Journal.
There are predictions of a frost in Minne
sota for Saturday and it is likely that there
will be several prairie flowers from Nebraska
sadly withered.
"I had read somewhere," said the Pleasant
Faced Burglar, as we sat opposite each other
in the cafe chantant enjoying our Imper
fectos, "that heaven helps those who help
themselves, so I helped myself to a gold
watch and $20 in money and while I cannot
say that I received any active celestial help
in the matter there was certainly no more
active opposition from above than there was
from the police force of the town." Here
the burglar winked his near eye with the
sound of the north wind slamming a barn
door and took a sip of black coffee. —Prom an
interview In the Daily Yellow.
Booker T. Washington says that every man
who arbitrarily takes the law into his own
hands and presumes to be the judge of life
or death for a fellow citizen, commits the
same sort of crime for which Czolgosz is
now awaiting execution. Anarchy of all
kinds should be especially unpopular at this
One of the Kenwood Parkway boys went
out hunting the other morning at 5 a. m.
The family detected his return.when he was
about a mile away because the wind was
in that direction. Problem, to find the little
black and white animal he shot at.
Mr. Croker lost $10,000 on the races last
week. Such an insignificant sum divided
among three or four million people will
hardly raise the rate of taxation on Manhat
tan island a fraction of a mill.
' The Hon. Chaoncey Depew, who is cred
ited with several narrow matrimonial escapes,
has at last confessed that he is now to come
under the chastening hand. The marriage
will occur soon.
The Nebraska State Journal could not get
excited over the yacht race, but when it
comes to the "biggest pumpkin controversy"
the paper just bristles around the ears.
Mr. Gunn has been nominated for some
county office or other in Kansas and the
opposition are trotting out the .'Militarism
Sunnyslda people have decided to do their
own police work. They are likely to get ar
rested for interfering with the city govern
Would that one of those comic opera bri
gands in the Aoroceraunean mountains would
hold Emma Goldman's hand for $110,000 ran
President Roosevelt neither smokes, drinks,
chews nor swears. Mrs. Roosevelt must
have picked the man they are all looking for.
A mindless scorcher, all legs and no brains,
scored another prominent citlren and got
away without being shot at.-
The potato Is not quite so expensive a berry
as it was. Even the burglar passes It by
Why don't these b\jrglars mak« their
money by raising Belgian hareß.
Sir Thomas Lipton was seen around pricing
derricks last week.
The burglars nearly broke into the coal bin
last night.
H. P. Stevens' declaration of war against
Senator Clapp is the political sensation of the
hour. If the utterance came from a man of
less reputation it would be laughed at, but
H. F. Stevens is a commanding figure. He is
a flghter and a good politician, and If he
carries out his expressed purpose he will
leiul Senator Clapp a.strenuous life for the
next three years.
Friends of the junior senator are Inclined to
question the truth of the story, which first
appeared in Tie Journal Saturday. To
them I have only this to say, that so the
story came to me, and that it was carefully
verified before publication. The absence of
Mr. Stevens in California made it impossible
to reach him personally.
Stevens himself would doubtless prefer not
to have had the story appear in print at this
early date, for the capital city politicians will
begin to apply the thumbscrews at once. It
would never do to have St. Paul divided,
you know, and they will argue that the city
could not nope to turn down its own man and
secure the election of another. It would cer
tain y let Minneapolis into the game.
St. Paul is not given to doing the family
washing in public, and it will indeed be
strange if she presents two candidates for
United States senator. Stranger things have
happened, however, and it may be that Min
neapolis will have no candidate at all. There
are other things besides senatorships, and by
1904 Minneapolis may toe wanting some of
Senator Clapp has his record to make, and
on that record will ask re-election. He will be
watched closely by the people of Minnesota.
Mr. Stevens is al3o iv a position to be tested.
As chairman of the commission appointed to
revise the statutes, his work will come in for
the closest scrutiny in 1903, by the legislature
just preceding the one that elects the United
States senator, and by the self-same senate
which will take part in that election.
It, remains to bo seen whether St. Paul
"pounding" will cause Stevens to alter his
mind. It will doubtless begin upon his re
turn from California, and he will very likely
retort that it is too early to start a senatorial
Milton D. Purdy, United States district at
torney, is an avowed candidate for the four
year appointment to be made next May. He
was named for the short term without any
conditions or promises, and is just as much a
candidate now as ever.
There are all sorts of theories about the
district attorneyshlp, and most of them are
evidently wrong. They are ■based on little
remarks let fall by one or another of the sen
ators, and you can prove almost anything by
such random bits of conversation. Here are
some of the "straight tips" being circulated:
First—Frank M. Xye is the candidate of
Senator Clapp, and Is acceptable to Nelson
He is in a "deal" with Purdy, whose ap
pointment to the unexpired term was part
of the deal.
Second—Senator Nelson' has withdrawn his
opposition to C. C. Haupt, of Fergus Falls,
who is Clapp's first choice, and in due time
Haupt will be named.
Third—Owing to the hostility between the
Nye and Steele people, Purdy will be named
as a compromise candidate
Fourth—lt is all in the air, but the sena
tors are trying to agree on some Minneapolis
This last guess is the most probable. There
seems little doubt that Minneapolis will get
tihe place, provided the local politicians do
not make war on the various candidates and
render a selection impossible. The senators
want to give Minneapolis the place aad will,
unless they are scared one of this territory
by a factional row.
First district politicians have taken heart
of grace since the Purdy appointment, and are
pulling for Mr. Gray-French for the long
term. They are still agreed that it ought K>
be a first district man, but very much dis
agree as to whether It should be Gray of
Preston or French of Austin.
District Attorney Purdy has an assistant to
name, to fill the place made vacant by his
promotion. The civil business of the'district
is practically at a standstill, as Messrs.
Purdy and Dickey have had their hands full
with the fall criminal calendar. This week
they are 'holding court in Duluth.
Not many applications have been filed, as
the appointment is too temporary in char
acter. A man with a practice does not care
to go in unless assured of the long term ap
There is a persistent rumor that J. T.
McCleary has his eyes on the governorship
in 1904, "perhaps sooner." Now the the con
gressman's word should be taken as final, and
he has declared without reservation that he is
not a candidate for tbe nomination next year,
but is for Van Sant. But 1904 Is a different
matter. It Is too far ahead to figure on,
but it is face to say that there will be plenty
of good material for the governorship then,
possibly including Congressman McCleary.
Young is the winner in the seventh district
congressional fight, according to the Milan
Standard. Not to be gainsaid, the Standard
man has the figures for It. He gives Young.
6,296, Dowllng 4.C73, Eddy 2,711, and 6,77*J
doubtful votes. By counties, he claims Swift,
Big Stone, Kandiyohi and Lac gui Parle for
Young; concedes Renvllle and Yellow Medi
cine to Dowling, Pope and 3tevens to Eddy,
and marks the rest doubtful.
Now let Dowllng and Eddy bring forth their
expert accountants and settle this thing.
George J. Mallory is said to be slated for
deputy United States marshal at Duluth, to
succeed the late Paul Sharvey. It is to be
hoped that Malloy will be keener alter the
violators of Uncle Sam's laws than he was
on the trail of the bribery scandal last winter.
Some Big Stone county republicans are
kicking because Congressman Eddy appointed
W. J. O'DonneH postmaster at Barry. They
claim that O'Donnell is a democrat.
—C. B. C.
Poor Measenger Boys.
Chicago Tribune.
It would appear that admiraJs and captains
make pretty poor messenger boys. Hereafter,
when a commander-in-chief desires to com
municate with his subordinates he would
better employ landlubbers as dispatch bear
Chicago Record-Herald.
The proper pronunciation of the president's
name is not as though It were Ruee-vclt, but
Rose-ze-velt. The family is sensitive about
such matters The Roosevelt family is of
Dutch origin, and therefore desirous that the
family name should be properly enunciated.
One Way Oat.
Baltimore American.
Mr. Yerkes has just acquired another Eng
lish railway. Why not cut the earth in two
and let Morgan and Yepkes draw straws for
which half each will take?
Make Him an Exhibit.
St. Cloud Times.
Historian Maclay ought at least to be one
of the exhibits at the Schley court of in
Had Only Three Leaves.
Mankato Free Press.
There is a slight suspicion that Sir Thomas
Lipton did not have a four-leaf Shamrock.
Greeting* of the Day.
StUlwater Gazette.
In Cloquet the morning salutation is: Have
you the smallpox? Tn Minneapolis It is: Was
your house robbed laet night?
Memphis Commercial-Appeal.
Music is said to be a cure for anarchy. The
"Dead March," for instance.
William Collier In "On the Quiet" at
the Metropolitan.
In the courje of his stage career William
Collier has demonstrated several things. One
of these is that noise is not an essential in
gredient of humor. This is not altogether a
discovery, since other comedians before him
have driven us to laughter without over
straining their vocal chords or indulging in
a corresponding exuberance of manner. But
Mr. Collier has become lv a way the apostle
of repression in comedy. And with this
quality of artistic reticence he combines an
unconscious naturalness that adds greatly to
his laughter-compelling powers. He never
seems to be acting. His voice, which is re
markable for its carrying quality, Is rarely
raised above an ordinary speaking tone. The
footlights form the boundary of his activi
ties and no evident appeal to the audience
beyond for laughter or appreciation ever
crosses that line. One secret of his suc
cess, no doubt, ft the clever "business" he
introduces at every turn. This by-play, while
possessing the essential quality of unex
pectedness, is by a paradox not infrequent
in good comedy acting altogether natural and
Mr. Collier presents this season, as last,
"On the Quiet," a comedy trifle by Augustus
Thomas. It is not a great comedy nor one
likely to reflect unfading luster on the fame
of that leading American playwright. Yet
it Is quite in his manner, betraying at every
turn the hand of an expert play builder:
While one notes the lack of originality In
the characters that are brought together by
the action, most of whom are familiar types
In farcical comedy, the situations are handled
in most effective fashion. Nor Is the dia
logue lacking in brightness and aptness. "On
the Quiet" is just mildly entertaining: it
lacks entirely that convulslvant quality
which made its predecessor in the Collier
repertory, "The Man from Mexico," so irre
The various characters are for the most
part well played, so well in fact that the
star shines not at all by contrast, as some
fetars do, but entirely on his own merits.
Cranley Douglas succeeds in Imparting new
interest to the hackneyed character of the
scion of English nobility who has married
a rich American girl. The languid drawl,
the inevitable monocle, the ill-fitting clothes,
the inability to understand an American joke
and the other characteristics of the stage
duke are of course in evidence, but Mr.
Douglas succeeds in revealing some glimpses
of the really not half-bad fellow encased in
the British shell. Louise Allen, now as
heretofore, plays the opposite" part to Mr.
Collier, and does it with a sweet and girl
ish simplicity that leaves nothing to be de
sired. She accepts the young man's rather
original methods of love-making with evi
dent sincerity and does not permit her ro
mance to be spoiled by the blighting influ
ence of her millions. The sister who married
the duke, a less important role, is- admir
ably played by Myrtle May. John Saville
furnishes a good bit of character in the role
of the young man's lawyer-father who helps
him out of several difficulties with paternal
complaisance. The rector, who against his
better Judgment performs the clandestine
ceremony and thereby learns anew the hard
ness of the transgressor's way, Is only pass
ably done by George A. Wright, who misse3
some of the humor of the various situations.
One welcomes the appearance of M. L. Heck
ert, who won fame in "The Man from Mex
ico" as the truculent officer of the law, and
who now appears as a blackmailing book
maker,, frankly "on the make." Richard
Malchlen is sufficiently stiff and unfeeling as
the brother who manages the family's affairs
from a strictly financial standpoint The
minor roles are in capable hands.
The play is well staged, the third act on
board a cruising yacht being especially ef
fective. One cannot forbear to deprecate a
rather risque passage In this act which sadly
mars the generally wholesome tone of the
production. This Is done innocently enough,
but it is so bald and plain as fairly to stun
the audience for the moment. And the fact
that there is no necessity for it, dramatic or
otherwise, should lead to the elimination of
the passage. —w. B. Chamberlain
"AeroH» the Pacific" at the Bijou.
The Chinese characters in '"Across the Pa
cific" are very true. Mr. Williams has the
best dialect I ever heard on the American
stage. He speake Bnglisih Just as a Chinaman
speaks it, and that Is rare, for of all your
dialect actors the man who attempts to
talk what you call "pigeon English" is usual
ly the worst. Blaney is very good, too. He
would be well liked in Japan. His play com
pares very favorably with Japanese plays of
like sort. We have plays like "Across the
Pacific" in Japan, but they aro not so well
done as they ara here. We don't spend so
much money on them. Our productions are
not nearly so expensive. Tihe little girl made
a good soldier. I liked her very much. But
they ought to have killed Bud Stanton earlier
in the play. In Japan he would not have been
allowed to live so long. — Saotairo Oida.
Sachlro Olda, whose opinion of ''Across the
Pacific" is expressed in the foregoing para
graph, Is a full blooded Jap, and a member of
William Collier's company, now playing at
the Metropolitan theater. He is a graduate
of an American college and speaks English,
French, German, Japanese and Chinese flu
ently. He has traveled all over this country,
Europe and the orient, and his tribute to the
ability of "Chinese Johnny Williams" should
be accepted as high praise, for he knows of
wihat he speaks. Prior to his association with
Mr. Collier, Mr. Sachiro was with James
K. Hackett. He has secured a concession
at the Louisiana Purchase exposition, to be
held in St. Louis, and intends to manage a
tboater there In which he will present Ameri
can plays, interpreted by a company of Japan
ese actors.
"Across the Pacific" opened an engagement
of one week at the Bijou theater Sunday.
The play waa seen here last season, and
scored a big hit with patrons of the Wash
ington avenue playhouse. This year it is
duplicating its former success. Prom the
popular standpoint "Across the Pacific" 1b all
that it should be. It Is a melodrama of the
ultra-sensational type, with the requisite
number of thrills In every act, and with the
smell of gunpowder permeating all. It tells
an interesting love story, and it appeals
with unerring accuracy to the spirit of
patriotism that animates every true American.
Moreover, It Is full of that wild Improbabil
ity, without which no melodrama could be
To attempt a serious criticism of such plays
as "Across the Pacific" would be a mistake.
From the standpoint of the audience and the
box office alike the play is a success. Nor are
the reasons for its success difficult to de
termine. The sensational incidents of the
play are well managed, it has been given an
adequate mounting, its humor is natural and
is skilfully introduced and the producing
cast in good. Nothing more Is needed.
Henry Clay Blaney plays Willie Live, a war
correspondent for a San Francisco paper,
who accompanies the XJnited States troops to
the Philippines. "tMr. Blaney and his legs are
funny, and he Is a decided favorite with his
audience. Miss Kittle Wolfe is the Weiner
this year, and her specialty Is one of one
hits of the performance. Orme Caldara is
deserving of praise for his work as Joe
Lanier and Dorothy King is good as Nell
Hazelton. —J. w. Lawrence.
Foyer Chat.
The Klaw & Erlanger Opera company,
which is presenting DeKovea and Smith's
"Foxy Quiller" this eeason, is the largest
and most complete organization which has
ever appeared in comic opera in this country-
It is headed by Jerome Sykes, one of the
best of the singing comedians of the day, and
includes such sterling artists as Mise Eleanor
Kent, Mies Grace Cameron, Miss Almira
Forrest, Miss Lillian Seville, Miss Marian
Bent, Miss Marie Chriaitle, Julius Steger,
Adolph Zink, the lilliputian comedian, Harry
Macdonough, Louis Cassavant, Arthur T.
Earnest and others, and a special enlarged
orchestra under Slgnor A. DeXovellis. The
stage setting* are upon an unusual ecale of
scenic splendor, requiring three sixty-foot
baggage cars for their transportation. A
special train is used throughout the tour.
The sale of seats will open Thursday.
"On the Suwanee River," which comes to
the Bijou next week, ig a story of Florida
life, a quaint and simple tale of men and
, women as they are down by the Suwanee
r!v?r There is no resort to heir-raisin* me
chanical devices,, but reliance on merit and
f< canable company to c present the Ideas of
the author. The company will inchide Stella
Marhew, Eva Haynes. Kate Weston, Allen
Bailey. T,»w A. Warner. p re a Tnie«dale,
Earl Atkinson, Harrison Stedman and others.
ESK<C 8&^ hy HAWK
Copyright, 1901, by J. W. Cary.
O'Grady, the night hawk, roused with a
start as the swinging doors of the saloon were
flung outward.
"Keb! Keb, sor?" and he seized the dangl
ing reins.
The man looked critically at the shaky ve
hicle and the bony horse, and uttered an im
precation as he turned to the two other men
issuing from the saloon and supporting be
tween them a third and much younger man.
"Only thing in sight," he murmured vic
iously, then turned to O'Grady: "Can that
bag of bones travel five miles to-night?"
"yis, sor," exclaimed the night hawk,
springing down and throwing open the rickety
door of the cab. "He's bether thin he looks;
there's a hape aye foight In him yit."
The cabman sized up the party. Big Dol
ton, the gambler, he knew. The two men
with the youth he recognized as hangers-on
of the gambling resorts, always ready for
any scheme. As for the boy, he was a hand
some young fellow, in spite of flushed face
and blood-shot eyes, and the cut of his even
ing suit and furlined coat showed plainly
enough that he was a man of wealth.
"A foine looking lad," soliloquized O'Grady,
"an' a prltty penny it'll cost him to see the
town with Big Dolton as guide."
As the boy was helped Into the cab he said
thickly: "Where are we going? 1 dou't
want to go home yet—the night's young. I'm
not a kid, nor drunk, either.
"Of course you're not drunk," answered
the gambler soothingly, "and if you don't
want to go home I'll take you to a quiet lit
tle place where we can have a game of draw.
No percentage to the bank, nor loaded dice
against you."
"All right," answered the boy eagerly.
"Come on, the money b-tourns in my pocket."
Waiting until the three were safely within
the cab, the gambler, in a low voice, gave
O'Grady the directions.
After driving for nearly an hour the address
was reached. It was In a thinly populated
part of the city, and O'Grady'turned into a
street but recently thrown open. Fumbling
in his pocket, the gambler drew forth a roll
of bills, from which he extracted a V, re
marking; carelessly as he did so: "There's
your faro. That's all."
"Hold on," said the boy impulsively as he
reached the sidewalk, and Pat noticed that
his voice was clearer and firmer. "Your horse
must be pretty well winded. Let me add
this." And he slipped another bill into Pat's
As his fare disappeared, Pat lit a match and
discovered that the young man's tip had beeu
a ten-dollar bill. He jumped on to the box
and started cheerfully down the street. Then
with a sudden impulse, he pulled Billy almost
to his haunches.
"Phwat wull that black-haired dlvil be
afther doin' to the lad?" he murmured. "He
give me tin dollars, an' I'll not lave him there
to be murthered most loikely." |
Covering his patient horse he stole back to
the house, which he recognized as the one
roomed shanty used by the contractor for an
office when the street was being graded.
Lights turned within, and Pat caught the
murmur of voices, but something had been
hung over the windows, and twice he made
the circuit of the house before he determined
on a line of action.
"Howly St. Patrick, but phwat a shpot to
bring a young by. Th' sons ay divils nioight
cut his thorat, an' he'd not be found in th'
Pat was studying the ridge pole. A low
shed or lean-to reached from a point within
a few feet of the ground to the eaves of the
shanty. And near the ridge pole was a square,
dark spot. With a prayer to the Virgin and
every saint he could recall, Pat drew himself
up to this dark square, a window frame,
guilteless of glass. A minute later he was
crawling, snail-like, over the rafters of the
attic toward a gleam of light.
Reaching the light he drew back suddenly,
for he found himself looking squarely down
on big Dolton. It took but a few seconds for
the experienced night hawk to grasp the situ
ation. The room was newly furnished, even
to the lamp brackets on the wall. Big Dolton
had spotted his victim and lured him to this
promising lair.
When Pat returned to his post of observa
tion the boy was winning, and his flushed
face and quick breathing showed how skil
fully the sharks were playing him. Gradu
ally the stakes were increased and the lad
began to lose, until all his money and a check
for a large amount lay on the table.
Daily New York Letter
Mark May Take the Stamp.
October B.—"Mark Twain," it is learned
may take the stump for Seth Low. That he
"will do so cannot be positively stated, because
the fusion leaders did not learn until to-day
that Mr. Clemens was a resident of New York.
Such, however, Mr. Clemens now considers
himself. He expects to register this week,
for the reason that he wants to vote for Mr.
Low and do all he can toward electing ths
anti-Tammany ticket.
Hewitt and Tammany.
Ex-Mayor Abram S. Hewitt, in a remark
able interview made it very plain where he
stands in the mayoralty campaign, and said
some things that will have not small in
fluence on public opinion. Friends of Mr.
Shepard are defending his present position by
saying, "Well, At>ram S. Hewitt was once a
Tammany ■candidate for mayor." But Mr.
Hewitt gives the history of his nomination,
and shows that the present situation is en
tirely different. Then Tammany was not in
power and its record was not an Issue. Mr.
Hewitt was asked to take the nomination be
cause of the fear of Henry George's election.
He was first nominated by the county democ
racy and then by Tammany. He told of the
visit of the Tammany committee to tender
him the nomination. It was composed of
Croker, Bourke Cockran, Hugh J; Grant and
two others, and Mr. Hewitt said to them:
"Let there be no misunderstanding, gentle
men. My experience teaches me that you will
soon begin coming here to' ask me to do
things I cannot do—to grant favors it will be
impossible for me to grant. Further than
this, I will predict now that for this very
reason Tammany Hal! will be at war with
me within three months." And this was a
prophecy that was fulfilled. Mr. Hewitt's
administration was a period of unceasing war
fare with Tammany Hall, and it began within
three months after he took office.
Croker'* Deep Laid Plot.
"TJie action of Tammany Hall in nominat
ing Mr. Shepard." said ex-Mayor Hewitt, "m
very extraordinary: but I think it is capable
of explanation. Crotcer realizes that Tam
many Hall will have a crushing defeat in the
coming election. He understands that this
will be the ecd of his career as boss. He has
determined, therefore, to pay off all his po
litical debts in a way that will elaxe a last
ing impression. He never forgets or forgives
what he regards as a personal attack. Coler,
in his Review article, gave deep ofTense to
Croker. He, therefore, decided to turn him
down, after such preliminary tactics as de
prived him of all chance of the citizens' nomi
ination. Coler was. simply a tool, and has
been discarded when he can be no longer of
any use to Tammany. The other man who
had given unpardonable offence to Croker
was Edward M. Shepard. In 1897, when he de
nounced Croker and Tammany Hal] in terms
of bitter condemnation, which have never
been exceeded. He now proposes to get even
with Shepard."
Actora' Home Soon Ready.
Staten Island, just below the city, Is the
site of many charitable an* philanthropic In
stitutions, chief among which is the Sailors'
Snug Harbor, which is well filled with old
followers of the we a. who are incapacitated
from further work. An addition to the isl
and's institutions will be the Astora' Home,
on the Manor road. The original building
■vras known as "Manor Farm," and was oc
cupied for many years by R. Perm Smith, a
colonel of one of the Bucktail regiments that
distinguished it3elf at Gettysburg when Gen
eral Pickett was killed. His only daughter
married Barclay Warburton of Philadelphia,
but died soon after marriage. One son is In
charge of A, J. Cassatt'a- stock farm, and
, O"gi\ady . v
JW. CAM- H-/T^V *lL .
Pat saw the gambler, as be dealt, <lrop
two curds from the pack into bis lap, tbeu,
as If feeling in bis pocket for a match, turn
them over with his sleeve. Next they were
skilfully handed to the fellow on the right,
but at that point the carefully arranged plan
failed. The gambler's tool fumbled the cards
awkwardly and one dropped to the floor,
striking Van Elston's shoe. The young fel
low glanced down just in time to see thj
trickster pick it up and place it in his hand.
Trembling like a leaf he rose slowly from
his seat and laid his hand —four Kings—face
up upon the table.
"The pot's mine:" he burst out in a voice
choked with anger and excitement. "That
fellow Blowser is a cheat! 1 saw him plok
an ace up off the floor!"
"Hold on, Van ElFton," said the gambler
in a cold, hard voice, and his eyes glittered
as he spoke. "Doji't use such ugly words.
These men are gentlemen and my friends.
It's a show down, aud th>- best hand takes
the pot. What have you got; Blowster?"
The stool-pigeon, his face flushed with an
noyance at his blunder, without a. word laid
five cards down before him—four acres and
a queen.
"He's a swindler!" cried the boy. "By
heaven, I believe you are all swindlers. The
pot's mine, aud I'll have it!" and his right
hand went down to his hip pocket.
"Stop!" hissed the gamoler, and the HE
citfd boy looked across the table straight
down Into the muzzle of a choked revolver.
"Put your hands on tup table."
"I won't!" screamed the boy-
Crash! A heavy body shot down through
the battered ceiling, amid a shower of plaster
and broken larth, straight upon the broad
neck and shoulders of the gambler, smashing
his chair beneath him atd hurling him to the
ground. Out of the chaos and above the bang
of the revolver, the bullet from which whizzed
harmlessly into the floor, Van Elston heard
a strong Irish voice shout out to him:
"Kiver th' ither two sphalpeens, me bye!
Kape thim kivered—an' blow their domned
beads off if they thry to move! ui'll w-r-i
--ing the neck ay this rnurtherin' bla'guard,
Oi wull!"
Van Elston, encouraged by the friendly
shout, leaped quickly backward, drew his re
volver and ordered the other two men, who
had sprung in terror towards the door, to
hold their hands above their heads aad turn
their faces to the wall.
Over and over Pat and the gambler rolled,
like two ferocious bulldogs flgnting to the
death. Pat's left hand gripping like an irou
vise Big Dolton's right, which still grasped
the revolver, while the long, bony fingers of
his own right hand were twisted with a
strangler's grip about the gambler's throat.
The table and chairs were overturned aud the
floor littered with fragments of plaster and
broken lath, among which the two men
writhed, one panting like a laboring locomo
tive, and the other, blue In the face and
almost breathless from the death-like grip
about his throat, still struggling faintly to
free his pistol hand.
'•Dhrap It! Dhrap it! 01 say—or Oi'll thwist
yer bloody head clane off yer neck!" And
as he put all his remaining strength into
one more vigorous shake, the fight cams to
an end, the gambler's head fell dack, his
hand relaxed the revolver dropped to '.he
floor, and Pat, withdrawing his stiffened
fingers from the discolored neck, slowly rose
from the senseless form of Big Dolton.
"Be gorrah, me by, it wor a—close shave
—yez had." His breath came in jerks. "Don't
yez—know enough—not to thry—an' pull ytr
gun—whin a man has th' dhrap on ye lotke
"I didn't care," answered the boy, realiz
ing for the first time how near he had been
to death. "Who are you, anyway?"
"Who'am 1?" answered Pat in gasps.
"Shure au' I belave I must—be—th' whoite
winged angel thot looks afhter foolteh b'ys.'
It was the work of but a few momenta to
disarm and banish the gambler's cowed as
sistants. Then gathering up his money aud
check young Van Elston meekly followed the
redoubtable O'Grady from the shanty, leaving
Big Dolton to recover at his leisure.
Just what passed between O'Grady and his
youthful companion on that homeward ride
no one knows, but certain it is that Van
Elston no longer plays cards for money.
Neither is O'Grady to be found on the list
of licensed haekruen, for he acts af> head
coachman In the Van Elston stables, while
patient Billy is pensioned off as a reward for
the part he played on the memorable ride.
another is an expert in polo ponies. Recent
ly a part of the estate was purchased by the
Actor's Fund of America, and a new build
lug to contain seventy-five bedrooms will be
finished by the first of the year. Sick and
aged actors will be taken care of, and It is
hoped that the institution will do a great deal
of good for the unfortunate Thespians.
Nikola TcKla'K Plant.
One of the most important undertakings
ever entered upon on Long Island Is the es
tablishment of the power and signal station
of NUcola Tesla, the Austrian electrical wiz
ard of world-wide fame. Mr. Teala hag pur
chased about 1,500 acres of land near Warden
Cliffe, comprising a large stretch of hills
and valleys, wooded bluff and fine beach,
where he proposes to establish his great
works, from which he will place himself ia
communication with the most distant parts
of the civilized world. He has Ju«t finished
his first building, a one-story brick and iron
structure, ninety-four feet square. A labor
atory and other buildings are also being
erected, and much of the plan Is to be com
pleted this month. Two fifteen-horse-power
boilers and a 250-horse-power engine are now
being installed, and the largest dynamo ever
niiuie, a machine of his own design. The
current generated will be forced into recepta
cles of the inventor's own designing and
thence into the earth".
Mr. Tesla proposes, through the earth as
a conductor, to send messages to all parts of
the world. Besides putting into effect his
system of wireless telegraphy, the Inventor
hopes to soon give the world a commercial
commodity, a new system of illumination by
diffused light.
Chief of Police Warn Many.
The Rev. Walter Ford, D. I>., who was
elected chief of police of Smyrna, D«J., In
March last, was requested by the city council
to hand in his resignation, as it was thought
he did not use the force and other means in
his power to suppress the disorder steadily
increasing In Smyrna. Chief Ford said that
if he was not giving satisfaction ha did not
care to remain, so he tendered his resigna
tion at once.
The council's objection was to tae chief's
methods of suppressing disorder In asking
violators to desist instead of arresting them.
Hope Booth Seek* Divorce.
Married life has received another Jolt In
the theatrical world, and the latest aspirant
for divorce honors is Mrs. Hope Booth EariU
known en the stage as Hope Booth. Sh* 1
made an apik-ation in court for alimony at
the rate of $lo() per mouth and counsel fees
of $750 pending the trial of her suit for abso
lute divorce. .Mrs. Eurll says that after
their marriage she made two theatrical ven
tures to keep the wolf from the door, al
though her husband, James A. B. Earll. had
the lncom* from $55,000. She employed him
as her business manager at $20 per week, but
as the season for theatricals was not a good
one, she made a failure and quit in debt.
She says that while they were living on W
Seventy-sixth street her husband never gave
her any money for clothes, shoes, etc.
Church Prwi Come lUirh.
Transactions In church pews go into large
figures once In a while. The heirs of Richard
L. Schieffeltn have sold to B. A. Sands pew
62 in Grace church for $1,200. The pew was
bought by Mr. Schieffelin in 184« for $350
and a yearly ground rent of $28. Mr. Sands
has been attending another church, but for
two years past has been anxious to get a
pew in Gracp church, which h» attended
early in life.

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