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THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 17, 1901.
FAREWELL WITH A STRING TO IT Continued From First Face. Urn* will come when your work will be ap preciated as w«ll as needed. I hop* you -will then be able to respond to the demand. ' Our kindest regards to the family, including the baby. I hope he will some day vote for you. Letters were also read from. T. D. O'Brien and P. M. Ringdal. Bryan in Second Place. Tho address ot William J. Bryan was Received with enthusiasm, but he was not the central figure for once. His speech was brief and dealt mainly in generalities. Borne adverse oomment was roused by hi 3 criticism of comparatively recent acts of Prealdent McKinley, such as the appoint ment of Attorney General Knox. They carefully avoided any personal tinge, however, and were followed by an expres sion of deep regret for the president* death. He wore a McKinley carnation in his buttonhole. O'Brien After Biff Game. G. D. O'Brien was the only speaker ol She evening who had the temerity to brteak a lance on President Roosevelt. In responding to the toast "Democracy," he ■aid: In the few fleeting moments which our now president has had to spare between writing magaiine articles and killing wild oats In Colorado, he ha* evolved a theory and a phrase which he calls "The Strenuous Life." Does he imagine that he has discovered some thing new? Does he think It is a thing to be taught the people? Let him get down and mingle with the men who toll in the streets for |L 26 a day and see what kind of a life they lead. He will find that the "strenuous life" Is not confined to himself, or to the political party which he represents. Bryan and Tovrne In Conference. Mr. Bryan left for the couth this morn ing by the Northern Pacific and will reach Minneapolis this afternoon. He ■will meet John Lind and others of the bourbon faith. He leaves In the even- Ing for Missouri, where he is to make three speeches. He had little to say here for publication, adhering to his policy of referring everybody to the Commoner for his views. He had a long conference ■with Mr. Towne yesterday afternoon. It Is plain that both "view with alarm" the threatened return of the Cleveland •lament to power and are discussing Whether or not In that event to make another bolt and Join the new third party movement Praised by Baldwin. Senator C 0. Baldwin gave a well-tem pered but eloquent eulogy of the guest of the evening. He dwelt especially on Towne'a foolt from the republican party, and held, up to ridicule Duluth republi cans who had applauded Towne tor bis bllver utterances, but after the St. Louis convention refused to follow him. To-wne'* Valediotory. 3tfr\ Towne's valedictory concluded the program. He was given a chatauqua salute when Introduced, and the applause continued for five minutes. He 'began with thanks for the tribute, In a voice faltering with ©motion, then passed to a review of Duluth's development and his political career, gradually warming to hite theme till he struck a genuine campaign pitch, When he declared for free coin age, he said, he had the support of the republican national and state platforms. He oould not change Just because his party did, and sacrifice his convictions for A seat in congress. He continued: It has been reported in metropolitan papers that I have said this or that thing. It was uealfi» fi>r ma to make denial, even If X had the time. It was reported that I had changed my views. I want to say now and I hope It ■will never be neoessary to cay it again, that If anyone Imagines that any conclusion of mine Is to be ohanged because of possible advantage to me ba might as well change his notion. Silver Dead Just Now. I have said that so long as existing condi tions continue the silver question can not be made a lire issue. Our present business aot lvlty would have been Impossible had it not been for an i&oreased supply of money. Vast deposits of gold were discovered and by the cyanide and chloride process refractory ores were reduced. The annual output aow is four times what it was in 1896. It doesn't make any difference what kind of money it is that increases. I did not object to gold be cause it was yellow, but beoauae there was cot enough of it. Kow we have enough and so long as the gold supply keeps up at its present rate, you cannot make a vital issue of the other metal. Whenever this supply beoomes too small to maintain the level of prloes, myeelf and my friends will be found again In the forum of the people demanding the free coinage of sil ver or any other practical money that will relieve the situation. I do not claim that the country i* going to the dogs, but that our prosperity is not due to any of the acts of the republican party. Expansion. Touching on the expansion question, lie said: Oan a great free people preserve Its liber ties and deny liberty to another people? We cannot solve the problems of a free govern ment by going back to the barbarism oT two centuries ago. Commercially speaking, trade ■will go with the best goods, the best ships and the best prices. You cannot shoot trade into the carcasses of murdered men. It has been argued that other nations gov ern people against their will, and for us to continue our former policy would put us at a disadvantage. Our fathers never Intended us to be like other nations. It has been our glory that we were not oppressors t>f men like England and Russia. I entertain, as I always have, the profound est conviction that deep down in the Ameri can heart exists a reverence for human lib erty for its own sake, and for the great truths of our constitution. Dark, bat Not Hopeless. It may seem an unpromising (fight, but our duty Is still to assail the conscience of the people. • To this I believe we may yet ap peal. It look* somewhat dark:, but I have not yet given up hope. I cannot believe that we sire to be pushed back into the darkness and chaos from which v« have emerged. —01 B. Cheney. ' . THE OPENING GUN Fired by Joseph Ward Reynolds, the Toastmaster. ' Joseph Ward Reynolds presided as AT TME MXj HLE AD I ■ I soothes and quiets. T-"-^""} T?' w ■ It's always prompt «*» V' *^— H I :s d.^./"'"- iyFSIP/lir.l/^ I B Bold everywhere In I\l ■ \J U%J-*i L\J I /-• I H 25c., 60c^ $1.00 bottles, x ■■—J^~»s^* s»^"^^-**-*"i r . •. I. ■: ■ Hinkley Bone Liniment Co., .— __ -. mhl ■■ _»%.M~M ■ * I I -**■* HEADACH C I — '"' "' """""l "f l" |JJiUfc M i^^r-' - toastmaster, and after rapping for order, opened the season of oratory with an ad dress larg&ly in condemnation of the Boer war. He said: At this stage ot the entertainment our minds naturally revert to the purpose which induced our gathering. We are here not in prusult of financial ad vantages. No merely selfish purpose has drawn us together. Political considerations are not the in ducement of our assembly, for the noise of political campaigns past or prospective does not disturb us; but we are here in deference to that innate Instinct called conscience, which distinguishes man from the lower order of animals and enables him to discriminate between good and evIL We are here to say to the world that in all the crises of life, political as well as others, right is better than wrong, that de votion to duty in Jubllc affairs is worthy of the praise and emulation of all men, and that be who sees his duty to his fellow men and performs It at whatever personal sacrifice is the true hero. Never in the history of the nation has there been such urgent need as there Is to-day for that fearless independence of thought and devotion to principle which has been the distinction of the honored guest of this occasion. Lulled by the false cry of th» fatalist that It is our "manifest destiny," we drift supine ly under the curse of imperialism and mili tarism, and the nation dare not shako it off. We suffer under an unjust tariff which In vites and protects the extortion of trusts and similar combinations of capital and levies unequal burdens on the masses, and we dare not abolish it. We shudder at the evil power of combined capital which holds the nation by the throat and threatens its very existence, and we dare not oppose it. We contemplate an Industrial system which piles up useless millions at the feet of the capitalists, while the laborer for his hire receives scarcely the bare necessaries of life, and we dare no: condemn it. We behold a war, the avowed purpose of which is "to extinguish the last vestige of republicanism in South Africa," a war which would never have been declared and could not be prosecuted, except upon at least the assured sympathy if not the sup port of our own government, a war of ex termination, characterized by the deportation of prisoners to far distant climes, where they may die, safe from the scrutiny of the world; *y the proposed depopulation of the republics; by the herding,* starvation and death of old and incapacitated men, of helpless women and innocent children, by the concentration in camps of famine, pestilence and disease, mothers and babes where, acoording to Eng land's own official figures, nearly 2,400 souls of the reconcentrados passed to eternity in one month, over 80 per cent of whom were children; by the breach of all rules of war fare between civilized nations,' and by atrocities and cruelties which out-Weyler Weyler, and we dare not express our horror or condemnation. Coerced by "Wealth. Truly the demand and necessity are urgent in the political field for the best effort of the free, fearless and devoted of our citizens. Is it possible to believe that a majority of our citizens knowingly indorse or wilfully uphold the atrocious conditions mentioned? No! That were to condemn the nation as con scienceless and essentially evil. Rather, the reason that the Iniquities mentioned are per mitted to continue in the land is that the vast majority consciously or unconsciously are coerced into silence and inactivity by the power, influence and threats of wealth. I believe that all Is needed to sweep away from the land the appalling evils of imperial ism, militarism, trusts, unequal distribution of property, subserviency to the monarchiaJ principle, 1* an aroused publlo demand for freedom and independence of thought, the freedom and independence which defies the coercion of power, despises the influence of wealth, and acknowledges only the true and divine principle of equal and Impartial justice to all—the freedom and Independence whioh has been so signally exemplified in the career of our distinguished and honored guest and friend. Oharlea A. Towne. It Is a political aphorism that "He is the freeman whom the truth makes free, all else are slaves besides." The need of the times defines our duty as citizens. The lesson of the hour is obvious. It devolves upon us to inculcate in the nation the spirit of untrammeled thought and un controlled action in political affairs, and the hope and promise of happy results may be fittingly stated in the words of the stanzas: The world is well lost when the world is wrong, No matter how men deride you. For, if you are patient and firm and strong, You will find in time (though the time be long) That the world wheels round beelde you. If you dare to sail first o'er & new-thought track, For a while it will scourge and score you; Then coming abreast with a skilful tack It will clasp your hand and slap your back And vow it was there before you. • The world means well, though it wander and stray From the straight, short cut to duty; So go ahead in that path, I say, For after a while it will come your way, Bringing its pleasures and beauty. Rosing- Scents Victory. L. A. Rosing in telling "What I Know About Running a Campaign," had more to say about prospeots for next year than about past experience. He took a very optimistic view of the democratic party's chances in 1902. He had only this advice to give future chairmen: "Look wise, say little and work a great deal." Speak ing of the future, he suggested "taking account of stock." In the flrat place, said he, we have an ab solutely colorless opposition. When we ask, "What doee the present state administration stand for?" echo answers "What?" True, the representative of the triumvirate that governs this state attends more lodge meet ings and shakes hands with more brethren than any governor we ha<ve ever had. Then, too, he has the board of control and a rail way and warehouse commission, and there is where this administration shines. Why, my friends, the republican leaders of thi3 state, after the state convention, boasted that they had at least one honest man on that commission. So far in its his tory, unfortunately, the commission has not acoomplished. anything that would warrant us in judging who th» honest man is. But what about the record of the commission? Let me cite one of their acts as an illustration. Shortly before the democratic commission went out of power, they promulgated an order reducing freight rates on the iron ore roads 25 per cent. That order was suspended by the present commission immediately upon AN INTERNAL REMEDY. A Pleasant Tasting Tablet; Simple, Conven ient; Cures Every Form of Catarrh. The use of Inhalers, douches, sprays, salves and powders for catarrh Is a nui sance and inconvenience at the best, and cannot compare with antiseptic remedies in tablet form for internal use. Internal remedies are the only ones "which can readily reach the seat of the disease which 1b in the blood and local applications can no more cure catarrh than rheumatism or kidney trouble, the excessive secretion in doss and throat being local manifestations of a deep seated poison in the blood. Stuart's Catarrh Tablets, the most suc cessful of the various internal remedies, 1b composed principally of highly con centrated antiseptics, which destroy the oatarrh germs in the blood and causes them to toe eliminated through the nat ural channels. Progressive physicians use and advise Stuarts' Catarrh Tablets because they contain no cocaine, no opiate, no enervat ing drug whatever, but are composed of Ouaiacol, Hydrastin, Red Gum and similar catarrh, antiseptics, and axe so safe and pleasant that even little children may use them with excellent results. Catarrh sufferers who have wasted time and money on local applications should not despair of a radical cure until a trial of Stuart's Catarrh Tablets has been made. A complete treatment may be purchased at any drug store for 50 cents. their assuming office. What have they done since? Simply had hearings from time to time, -which have been adjourned again and again, until tho -whole season for chipping orj has passed, and the roads have profited during the entire year by their exorbitant rates, rates which yield a profit sufficient to practically rebuild the roads every eighteen months, and the greater danger Is that if the people of Miniifcsota are not -watchful the right to regulate the tariff rates of the roads of the state -will be conceded away entirely. A Rap at Clausen. Th<>n that same body has chosen as its secretary the famous Mr. Clausen. If you waat to see the republican press bureau grow eloquent in praise of Llnd jou want to read it when that great and good governor is cited as saying that "Claueen was one of the best grain men in the state." Well, Governor Land did say that, and he stopped right there. Ha never aald that his peculiar hon esty and integrity particularly fitted him for the position, and gave the moat impressive proof that he did not bo consider him, for Clausen quit the grain department for the «ame reason that the eon of Erin quit his job, because of a remark made by his em ployer, whljh was, "You are discharged." Affirmatively, our party is much stronger, because the people have seen democratic prin ciples tested as applied to state govern ment; they have seen the start made towards equality In taxation and the cutting off of special privileges tinder a democratic gov ernor, and the highest efficiency in adminis tration developed In every office controlled by the state administration under Governor Llnd. The speaker mentioned especially Pub lic Examiner Pope, Insurance Commis sioner O'Shaughnessy, Dairy Commission er Bowler, State Superintendent Lewis, and the railroad and warehouse commis sion. Concluding, Mr. Rosing gave the as sembled democracy c tip on L»ind for gov ernor In 1902, that they were not slow to see and applaud. He said: l,ind in 1902. The record of the last state administration, •with a governor that governed and gave di rection to all those departments, and whose strong personality Impressed all, is one of the beet e.ruX largest capitals that any party ever went to ths state on and asked for a re newal of confidence, and then, in addition to all this, we have the man who made this record possible, John. Llnd. With the organization of -the party we now have, we are in better position to wage a •winning campaign than ever before; 1902 will see a democratic victory in this state. Trliimp'h From Defeat. S. M. Owen followed on the subject: "The Vanquished the Victor." As a preface he told two incidents. One was a meeting with Charles A. Towne in 1895, when they had a talk about the money question, and Towne declared that if the republican party should block legislation adverse to the capitalistic interests, he •would go with, the populists and somebody else, in the effort to give practical effect to his convictions. Again, in March, 1896, he heard William J. Bryan speak in Minneapolis on the sil ver question, and after the speech asked Bryan what he would do if the democratic party repudiated his ideas. Bryan re plied: o- o : "I believe that my party will be : : all right, but I propose to stand : : by my convictions." : o o In the last Instance, the man did not have to leave his party, but took It with him. In Towne's case the man was there, but the opportunity was not. He had to bolt his ticket, a thing that meant a good deal to a young man situated as Towne was. Both Bryan and Towne, said Mr. Owen, twere heard from. They were vanquished, it Is eaicl. But in so far as they were right, and by the light of the present are shown to have been right, they were gloriously tri umphant. Towne contended that prices of commodities are largely made by the quan tity of money in circulation, and this his opponents denied. There was money enough, what was needed was more confidence. But immediately after getting into power they began to prove that Towne was right and they were wrong, by proceeding to increase the volume of currency. At once prices be gan to advance. In five years there was an increase of $650,000,000, or over 42 per cent. Position Vindicated. In 1896 Mr. Towne contended for a laTger use of silver as money: indignantly asserted that silver was not dishonest money, that no money w?.s dishonest that -was backed by the power and majesty of this government. His opponents denied that. You all know what they eaid about silver and the silver dollar in those days. No sooner were those oppo nents in power than they began to confess themselves wrong and Town© right by giving ■liver money a larger volume than' It ever ha.il before in our history. They in-creased those dishonest and despised silver dollars by almost $140,000,000 in five years, an in crease of nearly 33 1-S per cent. And do yt*j hear a peep nowadays about a 80-cent dollar? Charley Towne* converted the whole republi can party to his belief, and it has been the happiest party In existence ever since. And they say Town* was d-efeated. You all remember the republican contention about the old gre»nbacks; how they consti tuted an endless chain that was draining the treasury of gold and ruining the country. Mr. Towne denied It. Redeem those notes in silver, as nominated in the bond, said he, and no redemption will be asked, for none la necessary. They are unhollly used to force the treasury and the oountry into a condition that will make it easier to establish the gold standard. At that time th*re were over $14, --000,000 of those greenbacks corraled in the treasury, where they could do no harm. But no sooner were the invokers of that endless chain ghost in power than they began to un loose the serpent, pay out the devastating greenbacks, until at the date of the last treasury report there only about $12,000,000 there. All the rest of them, said to be $324, --000,000, are among the people. Are they do- Ing any harmT No, every one of them is a little banner proclaiming that Charley Towne was right and his opponents wrong. Larger Measure of Prosperity. I must not be misunderstood. I have not meant by wnat I have said that it Is as well that Mr. Towne and his cause or party was defeated. Not so. Giving effect to some of the principles of the man and his party has proved that they are sound and helpful. They have brought a larger measure of prosperity to the country, as it was asserted they would, but the distribution of the fruits of the pros perity is not in harmony with the principles of the party, nor the instincts and desires of those the party strove to put in power. We all believe that had Mr. Bryan -been, placed In the presidential chair, his financial policy would have brought to the country a ■till greater measure of prosperity than It Is enjoying, «cd that bis . administration , would THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. 1 ■ / --'•^■V/W^Vt^L '-"■'■' The Big store I i y^lffit^ t) TheArc^e. si $ ul|P^%^:»'f| TheArcide. $ I i^\ !§§ /* v-iW Oriental I 8 =^^i^lJP^® livW\ '* l f^T^^Gr^^ T HE last fall shipment of our Oriental Rug % S s=S^\v^P '^^^^^^S^sl "I^S%fe@l J zr>s^ * Tv * purchase has arrived and we announce aj§ X SL \»*^^^^^^yr^^l?BSwY*- "^^l^nL Two Days' Sale, Friday and Saturday, at JP S Fs£^ W'^^^^^wC^^^Sß^ * /^S^ft SPECIAL PRICES. This stock includes V S L v l^ j^Mßw^^^^^B^^ ■ * "^Ml^ our entire line of Antiques, Turkish, jS a Crvl wSjfffll i3i^^?^^^4Sfer'- v^JlllPi\ Persian and India Rugs. The finest g> Si * Y§^^^^^^^wi&^^9^^' collection shown in Twin Cities- j? a ( /yfm&xJrr^^^ „ r^ i!^ 7 We mention a few of our most p°p ular lots- S @ <S@&Sffi Lot 1~ Anti<ITIOlTlO Anatolian Mats and SI ©/[ V "*v. T^^S^ V'^SsSfW"' "worth $5.00 to 800- Friday and fJJ •V/Vf © X I^ik v ;:?* X^l^^^^W'T^s lof 7- Anti(iue Caraba ffh' d? >^ cr S V \ ~^Z*~- V^Wz^ Guenjis and Shir- M^ /L / V l 5 1""BaS^ V^^^^^^" vans; values from $7.50 to $10.00. %[7 ■ Hew t^J © X jffobT N. sr^-' I of" 3 —Antiqe ><^ mm g^. I f*4- >^ —Antique and Modern Bok- X Tk r^jaHfch V^—^^ c ... I'agnesiau, ■ B ■% I ■ ■-«*'*■ vf haras, average size o it. Ok Km BB^k^ *"• ' Shirvau, (iuenjis and Be- k flß 1..11 V o . v , m , ' . R , tT^ jSßPrcJJJgfflllfrM : • . loochistan. Values up to %K\/»i/V/ 2m.by 4 ft. These pieces are beeom- HD y» W^ &2558 815.00 each. Friday and ,S ing more rare every year. Twenty (JO 3* imgPM^^^^^^^^KSS^aß- Saturday, each pieces, ranging from $20.00 to $25.00. LA X MWffiw§ffll&Sg&xmm*r Lot 5- Anti( Iran, Daghestan, Shirvan, lie- Friday a* _ —, p. i X ME^&§WSg%gt^ * \ v w°>! liS' tf* 4 J andSatur- C 1 Ci 1 \ %'■ Slm^&^^^S'Bßßr/mS^/W/ " tan and Kazack;these f^ 1 idL««3O choice 0111 J* I /• "^ 11^ S MKA^MSiSf^Mmr values range as high J% /I J^ 1 I day, your *J7 / •<^ " \ !C j^Bs|^M| Es%&fc*Wr as $25. Your choice *X ***v V choice, MM j£ © I^^^^^^^^^^^^P^ I q— Antique Kazacks, Anatolians, I 1 —Extra Large Kiz Kelim Couch g? g |^^^^P^ souls, Serak Per- C^P^# C A ers, 15 to 16 ft. long; *£ W^M EA § Qk -^ffigp sians; $25, $30 M %%J\J very choice; each, %|7 Jr J c <sL>^ V/ » S -d^. S o $3X50 $30 .■■■**■* $ have been devoted to a more equitable dis tribution of its blessings; that under it there would have been fewer trusts and more well provided homes, less millions absorbed by the few and more comforts enjoyed by the many. As time has proven ihat Mr. Towne and his fol!overs were right in 1896, so it will also prove that they were right in 1900. A3 his financial faith has been proven sound, so ■will his belief that this should be a republic with out the hint of the brand of monarchy upon its brows. Time will prove that as this coun try could not endure half slave and half free, so can it not half republic and half empire. No, my friends, judged by the • standards of justice, of liberty, or truth, and by the htgh ideals of the fathers of the republic, | you have been right, you are right, and therefore you have ever been triumphant—ex cept when you were elected. Exceeded Expectations. The magnitude of the event far outran the expectations of the promoters. The demand for tickets was tremendous, and yesterday afternoon, when the supply ran out, premium prices were offered. Not wanting to shut any one out, general ad mission was sold and chairs provided, en abling all comers to get seats for the speaking. E. S. CorEer, S. M. Owen and William Baldwin of Minneapolis were prominent figures et the gathering. N. P. Kraemer and W. P. Remer of St. Cloud came in on the evening train, which brought a num ber from near-by towns. Many Duluth republicans were in attendance. MR. BRYAN'S SPEECH "Moral Courage" as Exhibited In the Career of Mr. Towue. Mr. Bryan spoke as follows: Buckley says that civilization is measured ( by the mastery, of the human mind over the forces of nature. In elaborating this proposi tion he declares that the moral element in civilization is insignificant, compared with the intellectual element. The reason which he gives Is that the same moral principles have been generally accepted throughout the ages, and that the difference between races, nations and civilizations must be accounted for by the mental development. His error, for I believe he errs, is due to the fact that he confuses the acceptance of a moral prin ciple with living up to a moral principle, ■whereas nations are to be measured not ac cording to the moral principles admitted to be true, but according to the moral principles ■which govern the lives of the people. The nation is but a collection of individuals and reflects the intentions of the people. As the moral element is essential to a nation, so it is to an individual. There is no danger of our becoming indifferent to physical excel lence, nor is it likely that we shall place a low estimate upon the development of the mind, but in our rush for wealth and mate rial advantage there ie danger that we shall ignore the most important part of man—the heart. Of all the qualities of the heart, moral courage is the most essential; it Is the shield that protects the other virtues; it is the for tress that creates integrity. The Image of the creator is never seen more clearly stamped upon the brow of man than when God's crea ture stands erect proclaiming the convictions Of an honest heart, and ready either to live for them or to die for them. There is strength and inspiration in the presence of such a one. Tribute to Town*. It is sometimes difficult to select a subject for an after-dinner speech, but when I re ceived an invitation to participate in the farewell banquet tendered by the people of Duluth to their distinguished townsman, and to my friend, the sentiment, moral courage, at cnce occurred to me, for he has given sig nal evidence of the possession of that manly quality which makes him welcome defeat rather than surrender that which to him Eeews right. We admire the physical vigor an<*i the attractive graces of our guest; we admire the clearness of his intellect, the force of Ms logic, and that fund of information which enables him to fortify his arguments by illustrations drawn from history and from nature's book; we listen with lingering de light to the magic of his voice and are led captive by his persuasive oratory, but far above our admiration for his other qualities we place our admiration for the moral cour age which has made him conspicuous among the member of his generation. We need this moral courge for the protec tion and preservation of our government to day. We need it among public officials, that they may priie above pecuniary rewards and above the flattering whispers of ambition, the honor that comes from faithful service and a •clean record. Whether a man is serving his fellows as an official in the city, in the county, in the stat« or tn the nation, he needs moral courage to enable him to withstand the pressure that is brought upon him by the great corporations that are clamoring for fa vors and are p.ble to richly compensate those who will consent to turn public office to pri vate advantage. Moral courage, is needed among our private citizens, that they may be* as bold to punish unfaithful officials as they are ready to com mend the faithful. In times of war the indi vidual is ready to give his life, if needed, in the service of his country; the demands of peace are equally imperative. The nation is entitled to the brain and heart as well as to the body; It claims the best thought and the best conscience of its citizens. Some may be disposed to stamp the word "failure" upon the political career of our distinguished guest; I hope that the future may have in store for him a reward that will be worthy of his high merit, but, even if he were- to die to-night, he would not have lived in vain. He has set an example that must weigh heavily on the side of civic virtue. He has faced wtlhout flinching a fire as hot and hellish as ever came from cannon's mouth, and he has won a victory greater and more glorious than ever crowned the life of ono who fawned at the* feet of power or bar tered away his manhood to secure an office. STATE C. E. MEETING It la to Open Thia Evening; at Alexandria. The annual state Christian Endeavor convention opens this afternoon at Alex andria. The Great Northern has made a one fere rate from Minneapolis and St. Paul and other roads have made a one and one-third fare rate from points In the state. All delegates must take certificates with them to secure the rate. The convention proper will be opened this evening in the Congregational church by President Charles H. Curtis of Worth- Ington. The first address will be made by Rev. Mr. Cabb of Decatur, 111., a dele gate to the Christian convention in this city. John Willis Baer, the world's sec-, retary, will be at the convention Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Baer will make an ad dress Saturday night, Sunday afternoon and evening. Among the speakers on the program are Rev. C. F. Swift, Rev. John E. Bushnell, Rev. E. W. Shurtleff and Edward E. Peck, state secretary of the Y. M. C. A., all of Minneapolis. The convention will close with a conse cration service and the president's final message on Sunday night. CITY AND "U" COMBINE Strong; Choral Society Organized at Vermillion. Special to The Journal. Verailllon, 8. D., Oct. 17.—Lovers of music in the state university and city are elated over the organization of the musical talent of the community into a society which will be known as the University Choral society. Ever since Prof. Grablll made euoh a pronounced success of the comic opera, "Chimes of Nor mandy," it has been the common opinion that the musical interests of the city and univer sity are Identical. The city contains an abundance of excellent musical talent, and the musio department of the university has been raised to a higher state of efficiency than ever before in its history. The happy plan of bringing the musicians from both quarters together into one permanent joint organiza tion meets with hearty approval. Constitu tion and by-laws have been adopted, and J. D. Logan elected president; J. E. Payne, vice president; C. S. Sloan, secretary; Miss Woods, treasurer; J. E. Payne, Dr. Foster and Prof. Myers, executive committee. The Two Beit "Way* to California In Through Cars. On Tuesdays leave Minneapolis 9:30 a. m., St. Paul 10:00 a. m., via North- Western Line to Omaha, thence via Union Pacific and Ogden to San Francisco and Los Angeles, with no travel on Sunday. On Saturdays leave Minneapolis 9:30 a. m., St. Paul 10:00 a. m., via North-West ern Line to Kansas City, thence via Santa Fe Route, through New Mexico to Lob Angeles. Sleeping car berth $6.00. Each berth large enough to accommodate two persons. These are the two most popular routes for California travel, and if you contem plate visiting there, maps, rates and in formation will be furnished free at No. 382 Robert street, St. Paul; No. 413 Nic ollet avenue, Minneapolis, or address T. W. Teasdale, general passenger agent, St. Paul. f(i to Buffalo Pan-American and Re tarn $c via the Nickel Plate Road, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with limit of 5 days from date of sale, good In coaches only. Fifteen day tickets at $13 for the round trip and 20-day tickets at $16 for round trip, good in sleeping-cars. Three through daily trains. For particulars and Pan-American folder of buildings and grounds address John Y. Callahan, Gen eral Agent, 111 Adams St., Chicago. Through Tunrlat Cars. The old familiar way—tried and proven. See Minneapolis & St. Louis Agents for lowest rates to California. BANKERS STDDY IT A. B. Stickney's Address a Live Topic in Financial Circles. HIS PROPOSITIONS NOT ALL NEW Bat His Statement of Them Has Set the Bankers to Think ing Hard. Northwestern financial circles are deep ly interested in the paper read by Presi dent A. B. Stickney of the Chicago Great Western railway before the American Bankers' association at Milwaukee yes terday. While some of the propositions set forth are not new, local financiers generally agree that the forceful way in which they were put will create a deep impression. The paper is being carefully studied. It advocates a change which, while not radi cal according to <Mr. Stlckney, is a change, and departures from the existing order are given careful attention in financial circles before receiving indorsement. Minneapolis bankers are not prepared to express opinions until they have given his contentions the thought they deserve. Some Live Problems. When the Great "Western president told the bankers that this country has no real banking system, he set the business world to thinking. 'His point that in times of need the independent units in what is termed our banking system prey upon one another, in an effort to maintain cash re serves without regard to other banks or the general situation, instead of being a mutual support, arouses much comment. His assertion that a oentral bank to hold the gold reserve of all banks and of the TriaJs of a Sickly Mother. 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Weak and sickly women find the genuine Johann Hoff's Malt Extract an absolutely efficient help, and by its use their weakness is turned into strength—strength that is real strength, fortified by the rich blood of health. These statements are so easily proven that eviery woman may test them for a trifle. Dr. E. A. Bartlett of Albany, N. Y. writes:—ln my practice the part winter Johann Hoff's Malt Extract has been almost a "mainstay" on account of its valuable nutritive qualities. I have used it many years, but never to more advantage than this year. Beware ai substitutes. Be sure to get the geauiae Jokaao Hoff's Malt Extract. EISNER * MENDELSON CO.. SOLE AGENTS NEW YORK. nation would form the cfl>nne<.-ting link in a banking system that would be a power ful preventative to panics and of great assistance in developing the commerce and the financial power of the United States is another point much discussed. When Controller of Currency Ridgeley came out in favor of a government bank, there was sonue interest taken in the proposition locally, but it was not gr^at. Mr. Stickney has aroused th>3 local busi ness world to the importance of the propo sition. Gen. Wjinlilj urn's Idea. Former Senator W. D. "Wa.shburn agrees with Mr. Stickney (jn many points. He is making a careful study of Mr. "Stickney's ideas. He says that it has long been plain to him that America's banking system is lacking in some important features. "It is impossible for the present »yn tem to adjust itself to conditions;," said he. "Just at the time when it should become an element in alleviating threat ened financial distress, it withdraws, and trouble follows. It is my opinion that the Scotch and English system of banking is a great improvement over our present method." W. M. Prince of the First National was greatly interested in Mr. Stickney's pa per. He was unwilling to express an opinion until he had given it more thought. The question was one of great importance and he believedl thai what ever changes were made would com« slowly. A Government Bank: Opposed. J. W. Raymond of the Northwestern National is not a <believer in a central or government bank. He believes that the trouble at the present time is due to the lack of elasticity in circulation. He would remedy this by giving the banks the authority to issue notes against their assets. It is the opinion of some bankers and many business men that Mr. Stickney'B address will make many converts In th« northwest for the plan of such a banking system as hs suggests. 3