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17th day of October, 1901.
Notary Public, Hennepin County.
John Sargent Pillsbiry
In the death of Governor John S. Pills
bury Minneapolis and Minnesota have
lost a great and good man. The story of
this rugged, honest, industrious, kind
hearted man's life is both an inspiration
find a guide to all young men. The sim
ple, straightforward, unvarnished tale of
what he did in his span of life is of the
Jntensest interest. Every reader should
,take the time to read every word of the
biography elsewhere published. Governor
Pillsbury's life and works as there re
corded speak more for him and them
aelves than tributes that might be paid
jto him here.
It is no empty, formal statement to say
that Governor Pillsburycan ill be spared—
as is said of most well-known men.
Where is the man in Minneapolis who re
mains to do, and is desirous of doing, the
kind of public work Governor Pillsbury
did? Time may rear up such a man, but
It is an absolute fact that Governor Pills
bury stood in a class by himself. We
have other wealthy men who are generous
and charitable, and we have poor" men
with aspirations in that direction, but
without the means. But considering in
tention and fulfillment, the desire and the
means; the "old governor," as he was
fondly called, stood head and shoulders
above all others, in this respect, in both
the city and the state.
Governor Pillsbury was a model for all
rich men. His possession of wealth nev
er led him to esteem it the best thing in
the world, never puffed him up with the
pride of pomp and power, never made him
forget that he was a man of the people.
He lived simply, abhorred display, used
his wealth wisely and, largely, for the pub
lic good. In all the relations of life he
conscientiously acted up to his convictions
of rightand those convictions were sin
gularly correct. He was a good husband
and father; he was a good and loyal citi
zen of Minneapolis; he was the best friend,
adviser and governor the state of Minne
sota ever had. His business life was
a great success and the magnificent in
dustry that bears the family name is in
part at least a monument to him.
He has left behind many lasting monu
ments in his benevolences, but the great
est of all his works was the University of
Minnesota. It is the best example of his
foresight, his determination, his wisdom
and his loyalty. In the rude frontier days
men laughed at John Pillsbury that he
should work so hard for a poor, little, in
significant institution, overwhelmed with
debts, but who laughs at him to-day who
views the outcome of that work In the
strong and towering institution that has
grown out of what he saved and pro
There is no better form of appreciation
for what Governor Pillsbury did than the
common thought to-day of all who knew
him well:
We need more men like John S. Pills
(Somplaints caused by speculation in
the tickets to the Nebraska-Minnesota
football game bear on a practice that is j
always a source of irritation and yet ia
hard to terminate. The university foot
ball management has conclusively demon
strated that It was not a party to the im
position on the public, but at the same
time protests, with reason, its inability
to prevent purchasers of tickets from sell-
Ing them at a higher price than they
paid. So long as there are fewer reserved
seats than the number of persons who de
sire them the speculator will be active.
Still there is little consolation in this
fact, for the man who is willing to pay!
the specified price for a reserved aeat—
which Is quite hfgh enough—and yet finds
that though many seats are not in the
hands of bona fide intending spectators
of the game, he must pay a fancy price
for the assurance that he will be able
to sit down during the game.
Local Educational Problems
A reading »t the annual report of Dr.
C. M. Jordan, superintendent of the pub-
lie schools of Minneapolis, gives an ade
quate conception of the magnitude of the
educational problem in Minneapolis. A
system which has 853 teachers, 60 build
ings and 38,000 pupils—the number of the
latter increasing at the rate of 1,600 a
y ear —presents solely on the building side
of the undertaking a task of the most
formidable nature. So far the city has
proved utterly unequal to it, and, in con
sequence, 3,500 pupils cannot be housed
in regular school buildings, and there are
others who attend school only in half
day sessions. So desperate is the strug
gle of the board of education with this
task that it is utterly impossible to make
needed improvements in the courses and
methods of instruction.
One of the improvements recommended
by Dr. Jordan is the introduction of the
elective system into the high schools,
with a view to making them more at
tractive and practically useful to boys.
The high school attendance increases rap
idly, but there are twice as many girls
as 'boys. Viewed strictly from the re
quirements of practical utility, boys stand
in more need of a high school education
than girls. Obviously, therefore, special
efforts should be made to keep longer in
schools that class of boys who plainly
have no intention of taking a collegiate
course,but who would be more valuable to
themselves and the community with a lit
tle further instruction. It is reasonable
to expect that elective courses or such
an arrangement that each pupil might
take in the high school course, subjects
he desires to pursue and are likely to
be of direct benefit to him in his sub
sequent career, would have this effect.
The cost of keeping up high schools is
out of proportion to the numbers that
attend them as compared with the grades.
But the boy or girl who is graduated
from the high school is of more benefit
to the community, generally speaking,
than one who leaves school earlier. Con
sequently there is ample justification for
the high school expenditures, tout every
effort should be made to encourage more
boys and girls, especially the former, to
take advantage of the free education the
city offers them beyond the grades, where
so many of them leave school forever.
In the missionary convention of the
Church of Christ yesterday one of the
speakers touched upon a matter that has
been brought home to many ministers
when he declared that secret societies
"are gnawing at the very vitals of Chris- j
ttanity." Membership in these societies
has naturally drawn many men away j
from active church work. The busy man
has a certain limited amount of time
that he can give to affairs not directly
connected with his daily struggle in the
business world. If more time is given to
one object, less must be given to another.
Secret societies have altogether taken the
place with many men that was formerly
occupied by the church. All of their
philanthropic work, all the work they do
for others, is done through the societies
instead of through the church. There can
be no doubt that these societies have di
verted an Immense amount of energy
from the church.
A Sound Position
The Congregational national council, in
session at Portland, Me., took what will
strike the public as a saner view of the
divorce question than the Episcopalian
bishops took, when it yesterday adopted
a resolution that was in part as follows:
We do not question the propriety of solemn
izing the marriage of a person who has been
shown to be innocent in divorce proceedings,
but we urge upon the ministers the duty of
withholding sanction from those whose di
vorce had been secured on other than scrip
tural grounds.
While this attitude recognizes but one
cause for divorce, and is, therefore, not
in harmony with public opinion on that
portion of the divorce question, it does
not make the innocent suffer with the
guilty, as the bishops would have it.
President John Washburn of.the Cham
; ber of Commerce, made some remarks
yesterday about some of Minneapolis "de- :
clining industries" that are respectfully ;
recommended to the careful consideration
of the St. Paul Dispatch. - • .
Headwinds in Europe
A London cable reports no little anxiety i
In financial circles there over the business
and financial outlook in Europe, Germany
being a storm center.
There is an unsettled industrial condi
tion due to the fear that the federal coun
cil will pass the new tariff which is framed
in the interest of the farmers, and, if
made law, will put up the price of food
| products which will be injurious to the
industrial workers. Such a distinguished
body as the Hamburg Chamber of Com
merce, the most influential probably in
Germany, on Tuesday, protested against
this tariff as constituting the greatest
danger that has menaced Germany's econ
omical prosperity for many years. It Is
noticeable that United States Consular
Agent Harrison at Eibenstock, reporting
to our state department with reference ,
to the new tariff, says that it is generally
thought that it will not become a law,
but even if it does, the double grain tar
iff will not reduce importations from Rus
sia and America, as Germany now pro
duces only 75 per cent of the grain sho
needs for her own use and all the tillable
land in the country is under cultivation
and in ten years the output will ?be no
larger than it is now. Germany is handi
capped this year by a large shortage in j
her grain crops, and Mr. Harris says that,
there is small probability that the new
grain tariff will keep foreign grain out
of Germany, for large quantities will have
to be bought. The increase in the expense
of living will overbalance any gain which
may accrue even to the landholders who
succeeded in getting the tariff to the
doors of the federal council, .who ■ will
make the final decision.., Only one
third of Germany's population of; 56,345,
--000 is now dependent on agriculture for
a living and 55 per cent depend on in
dustries and commerce for an existence,
while in 1882 46 per cent depended upon
! industry and commerce ; for a living, an
enormous gain considering that Germany
three generations ago was. almost exclu
sively an agricultural country.*.' "
Germany is, moreover, Just beginning to
recover from * a serious business depres
sion, notably in the machinery industries
And textile establishments. Many banks
have failed and many bank directors and
officers of Joint stock companies are in
Jail awaiting trial and the German press
admits that a most humiliating spectacle
of business dishonesty has been given to
the world, and German commercial honor
has received a severe blow. In Germany
it is to be noted, dishonest bank and
stock company officials are arrested as
criminals and have to undergo trial, a
process which might work very well in
this country, where such people are sel
dom molested. A bank wrecker in Ger
many stands small chance of escap
ing punishment. The trouble in Ger
many has been the indulgence in a big
boom, which generated numerous wild
cat concerns which had to go under, and
a hunger for investment in industrial
shares without knowing anything about
them, and a vast and reckless industrial
expansion and the curtailment of bank
credits and suspicion of commercial paper
which some months ago could easily be
discounted. In this country we have gone
through similar experiences.
A feature of the situation is that Berlin
bankers want some more gold and are
looking to London to supply them and
Paris is doing the same, and, under euuh
conditions, it is not very likely that this
country will have much gold imported
from Europe. The gold now coming in is
coming from Ausralla to San Francisco.
If exchange becomes largely in our favor,
the London supply of gold would be drawn
upon, but this would happen only if there
is an abundant supply of cotton bills
drawn against cotton exported and if
there should be a monetary disturbance
at New York, gold would be drawn any
way from Europe.
So the color line has been drawn by
Minnesota's club women! All sorts of
plausible and specious reasoning and ex
plaining was indulged in at Owatonua, but
after all the colored women were excluded
because they are colored.
That a Boer commando has been able to
cross Cape Colony and reach the ocean is
not reassuring to those who think- that
the war in South Africa is ended. It
indicates that the Boers are still defiant,
and resolute, and that Cape Colony it
seething with the spirit of insurrection.
While such an achievement as reaching
the sea with a small body of men is not
of direct military value to the Boers,
it may operate to encourage volunteers
from Europe, the number of whom last
year has been reported at 7,000.
A Barbarous Prejudice
Booker T. Washington dined at tne
White House Wednesday and the exclusive
society of Washington and southern peo
ple generally are said to be offended. The
society people hardly know what course
they will pursue if other colored men
shall appear at social functions in the
White House during the present adminis
tration, and the southerners are held to
be offended that the president should give
any sort of social recognition to any mem
ber of the negro race. Contrary as all
this is to our republican theories : of
equality and our sympathy with
Burns' "a man's a man for a' that," it
cannot be denied - that in the north,
as well as in the south, there is a wide
spread objection to any kind of social in
tercourse between •' the two races. This
feeling finds its most common manifesta
tion in dally life in the frequent ■ refusal
of restaurants and hotels to entertain
colored men and the resulting suits under
the civil rights law.
Yet it does seem that any .. fair
minded person ought to be able to divest
himself of all race prejudice In consider
ing such a fact as President Roosevelt's
willingness to break bread with Booker T.
Washington. That anyone should think
of applying to this able, well-behaved, great
man and American citizen a general rule
even the president of all the American
people can meet one of his fellow citi
zens man to man, because the citizen has
! a black skin is an astounding proof of how
far we are from being either a Christian
or ah enlightened nation.
It requires no advocacy of social equal
ity or intimacy between the two races to
! defend and even warmly commend Pres
! ident Roosevelt for receiving '. Booker
Washington, just as he is from day to day
receiving other representative men. Mr.
Washington himself does not attempt to
promote the social contact of the two
races. He has never attempted to force
1 himself or his people where they were not
wanted. If there is one characteristic of
President Roosevelt's compostion that is
more marked than another it is his ap
preciation of a man who "does things,"
of ability, virility and worth. That is j
| why he is drawn to Mr. Washington, just
as thousands of other people have come
to entertain warm admiration and pro
found respect for the man of Tuskeegee.
The plain people care little what Wash
ington society thinks about the presi
dent's entertainment of Mr. Washington,
but they are concerned about the atti
; tude of the south. It is to be hoped that
; the first conjectures as to what the south
■ will think are wrong and that Booker
j Washington at the White House
! will be viewed as Booker Washing
ton the man, not Booker Washington,
! a mere unit in an inferior race.
The president has shown a firm inten
tion to deal considerately and helpfully
; with the south and the good impression
he has already made in that section
should not be affected by an absurd idea
■ that he has erred in entertaining one of
the souths great men.
The decision of Dr. Thomas Shaw, pro
fessor of animal industry in the univer
sity's college of agriculture, to decline the
complimentary offer he has received; from
the university of South Dakota, should be
i well rewarded. Dr. Shaw is needed in
Minnesota and he has declined a position,
the present personal advantages of which
are superior to those in the position he
now holds. In his choice he was largely
moved by a feeling that his work in the
Minnesota college has been appreciated
and that through his long connection with
that institution he has a personal tie to it
i that it would painful to sever..
_ t- A •', Winnetka iis ■ a suburb of
faming the Chicago about twenty miles
*utomaniac™? ey J\^U So: t Tat
—on which the city authorities; and the
contractors made a good thing—the twenty
to forty-mile rate automobiles from j the city
tear through the town in . a way that causes
considerable . mortality to children, ; chickens,
dogs, elderly people and \ grocery wagons, to
say nothing of the frightened horses - that
try to j climb up ■ the : side jof j the city hall jor
jump over the watering . trough in the public
square. I '._•,;. ■• ' : '''"'•'./ .-■.-, .:'■_. » \
■ Like other towns Winnetka stationed offi-
J eers at the village ; limits to ', caution ;■ the
automaniacs to slow j down to the; limit al
lowed by the ordinances. To these cautions
lea chauffeurs merely nodded and whirled
away faster than ever. The town board of
trustees stood this for awhile, then stationed
two other officers on the street who were
there to do business. If the chauffeurs now
drive on without regard to the first officer
a signal is given to the other two men a
furlong or so down the street, and they
promptly stretch across the roadway a wire
rope, attaching its ends to trees on either
side. The chauffeur is obliged to leap to the
brake and frantically apply it or the whole
outfit goes up into the air about a million
feet and the offenders with their dents still
In them are led away to the magistrates to be
This simple procedure has solved the
scorching automauiac problem, at least for
Wlnnetka, and it is thought that the inmates
of the Old Ladies' Home located at that point
will now die natural deaths.
C- « ... r~ Dcs Moinea literary clr
ier O is Case cle3 are much st trred over
in lotva an alleged case of plagiar
ism. The Dea Molnes
Leader had a beautiful eulogy on. the charac
ter of the dead president, exciting wonder and
admiration by Its intellectual ability and
depth of genuine emotion. The other day an
CDemy of the editor found out, by some "dev
ilish cantrip slight." that most of the edi
torial was taken from a sermon delivered by
Heury Ward Beecher Immediately following
the assassination of President Lincoln. The
worst feature of it all is that every lowa
editor, big or little, snips out the damning
evidence and pigeonholes it for future use
and the Leader will have to walk very softly
for years to come or it will have Indians on
its trail.
There is a reformer who wants to make a
law charging congressmen 10 cents a line
for spe^ches of theirs that appear In the Con
gressional Record. If this law goes through,
the Record will hereafter be made up of
want ads, soap poetry and corset pictures.
Some thoughtless parties, all ears and no
brains, started a causeless run on the Fidel
ity Trust company, one of the strongest in
stitutions in Buffalo. They lost their interest
and never even jarred their institution. Bank
runs are about as funny as minstrel shows.
Ah! I have sighed to rest me
Deep in the quiet grave.
sang the soprano, and the sad, weary-eyed
man in the back seat remarked that the lady
probably had a baby in her family, too.
That innocent old jay, Denman Thompson,
was recently robbed of bonds and jewelry in
New York. You ought to have heard Dun
stan Kirk, Hazel's father, and Josh Whit
comb laugh when they heard of it.
After the moon had gone down nothing
could be seen and no sound disturbed tho
stillness of the night save the low and
stealthy burgle of the burglar as he plied his
nefarious trade in every direction.
The daughter of a New Jersey catsup mil
lionaire who has been in England has broken
into royalty. Why isn't the royal purple of
the gorgeous catsup just as regal and kingly
as "Bosses' Beer" for instances?
An English physician declares that people
bathe too freely and wash out the natural
oils that keep the skin In condition. Evident
ly the English winter is not so severe as
the winter here.
Fall shooting coming on and buckwheat
cakes being plentiful and meaty, the Vene
zuelans sort of forgot their revolution and
the game petered out for lack of overt acts.
Admiral Dewey says that he would not only
have made the Brooklyn's loop but have
stopped for breakfast during its progress and
then licked the Spaniards.
A local correspondent tells how a Mormon
lady In 1862 tried to persuade him to take
twelve wives. He was quick in those days
and ducked.
Even if Mark Twain cannot vote In New
York city he has a face that works easily on
its pivots and he uses a ball-bearing pen.
Lord Roberts advises the British nation to
be patient. That's the advice the assessors
and board of tax levy give also.
A Missouri epitaph reads: "John Smith.
Fell asleep April 10 from interrupting a mule
at dinner time."
A Harlem man claims to have a buttless
goat. This will now be closely followed by the
buttless joke.
In the sugar war the beets can easily be
heard "rooting" for their side.
Howard Gould's Succesa.
Special to The Journal.
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 18.—Howard Gould ap
peared for the first time as Lieutenant John
Hinds, V. C, in "Brother Officers," before a
large and fashionable audience at MacCauley's
theater last night. Mr. Gould received num
erous curtain calls and was compelled to
make a speech at the end of the second act.
His support was excellent and the scenic and
mechanical effects were triumphs of stage
realism. Mr. Gould's portrayal of the brave
young officer who fought his way from the
ranks was quite the best work that he has
Foyer (hat.
The engagement of "Foxy Quiller," who has
been amusing thousands at the Metropolitan
this week with his inductive reasoning and
notable detective exploits, is drawing to a
closu, and there will be but three more op
portunities to see him and his associates —
to-night and to-morrow afternoon and eve
"The Sign of the Cross," a play that has
made for Itself a unique place on the stage
and which continues to draw crowded houses
wherever presented, in spite of the fact that
this is the sixth American tour of William
Greets London company, comes to the Met
ropolitan for an engagement of one week, be
ginning Sunday evening. The scenery, cos
tumes and appointments which have always
been conspicuous for their richness and
beauty as well as for their historical ac
curacy, are all entirely new. Charles A.
Millward, a powerful young English actor,
new to this country, will be seen for the
first time in this city as Marcus Superbus.
There -will be but three more performances
of "On the Suwanee River," which has been
holding forth with marked success at the
Bijou. The play is one that appeals to all
classes of theater goers, containing as It does
a touching love story, considerable comedy
pathos and heart interest, all blended into
a most pleasing whole.
Ward and Yokes will present their latest
funfeast, "The Head Waiters," at the Bijou
next week In this production these popular
comedians are surrounded with an exception
ally large and clever company. It is prom
ised that the staging is on a scale of rich
ness surpassing any effort ever seen in this
popular style of entertainment. Every detail
is promised just as seen in Chicago and
other large cities. The cast includes Ward
and Yokes, Lucy Daly, Margaret Daly Yokes,
George Sidney, Oliver Labadie, Louis Pow
ers, The Tuxedo Ladies' Band and a fine
chorus of forty voices.
Count Tolstoy, now partially recovered from
his Illness, recently told a friend something
of impressions gained.
"I did not recognize those around me dis
tinctly," he said. "I seemed to be slipping
softly but surely into beatitude. Now there
Is the painful Impression of returning through
bogs and quagmires to terrestrial existence.
I regret every moment of the time between
this world and the next.
"I am feeling better, and, to tell the fxuth,
I am rather sorry for it, as I love to be ill.
Sickness and suffering destroy what Is mor
tal in man solely to prepare him for some
thing better." And, lowering his voice, ha
continued: "Don't let SophieAndreJevna (the
countess) hear us. Between you and me, I
wouldn't like to get well again. If I do I
promise you to write down the thoughts on
life and death—lf there is such a thing as
death—that have crystallized in my brain
during the past weeks while I lay here pros
trate, undisturbed, happy. Their ushot is
that death is but an Incident, an episode in
our present existence, while life itself never
"Hence death has nothing terrible; it por
tends only an intermezzo in eternal life. As
the slave looka for the liberator, so I look
for doata—look for it any moment, would
welcome It under all
L. A. Rosinff dropped the match in the
powder barrel Wednesday night, and started
the John Lind boom on ite fourth biennial
career. As chairman of the state committee
and Llnd'g closest associate, his utterance
was very significant, showing that the party
organization Ls determined to run Lind again.
The universal opinion ls that Llnd will be
forced Into the field. A. C. Weiss of the
Duluth Herald has not risen to the bait at
all, and the story that Rosing asked him to
take the nomination la generally discredited.
Colonel Weiss himself says that Llnd will be
the candidate.
Rcslng's address outlined fome of the things
on which the democrats will make their state
campaign next year. They will go after the
railroad and warehouse commission particu
larly hard, and will attack Governor Van
Sanfs board of control. They cannot con
demn the system Itself, to which John Lind
is committed.
They will endeavor to make a close com
parison between the work of all state depart
ments under Llnd and under Van Sant. Such
a line of argument may be worked both ways
and will be a matter of never-ending contro
Aside from Rosing's speech, the general
tono of the addresses Wednesday night v.-as
tha.:. of a regretful adieu to a lost cause. As
a Duluth paper put It, it was "the trumpet
call sounding the retreat."
Towne's farewell to Minnesota leaves the
Duluth democracy Veaderless. There was a
cluster of able men about the great free sil
ver advocate, and they are not through fight
ing yet, but there is no one man of sufficient
magnetism to carry the crowd. T. T. Hudson,
C. O. Baldwin, Joseph Reynolds, Bert Fes
ler, D. Q. Cash and the ever-ready Henry
Truelsen, are still full of fight, but they do
not ha?e much hope of carrying the eighth
district next year. There Is too big a handi
cap to overcome. They have not picked a
candidate yet.
Political enemies of Page Morris cay he
will not be able to get a renomlnation to con
gress next year. The faction headed by Wm.
L. Wlndom, Sheriff Sargent and G. Fred Ste
vens Is strong and active as ever, and is
said to be digging deep pits across the con
gressman's pathway.
Judge Morris will be a candidate again.
He would much rather he.ye the federal
judgeehip, and if it were not for that unfort
unate clause in the constitution he could have
it for the asking.
Judge Morris is not infatuated with the life
of a congressman, and has told friends re
cently that he wants only one more term.
He would like to serve the new eighth dis
trict once, and then retire to the practice of
law. His friends say he can have a renomi
natlon without any trouble, that J. Adam
Bede will be his only opponent, and Duluth,
which swings the district, will be for Morris.
The "knockers" tell another story. They
are looking for trouble from Mayor Hugo.
That worthy has been a Morris man, but has
ambitions. He will be a candidate for re
election, and if he wins out in February will
have plenty of prestige to make a campaign
on. If the Windom faction take him up there
will be interesting "doings," as there always
are at Duluth in a campaign year.
St. Louis county is redhot for Halden for
state auditor, regardless of faction, but the
Willcutts people are lukewarm over the
governorship. They are sore over the ap
pointment of G. Fred Stevens as surveyor
general, and declare that if any one comes
out against Van Sant for governor they will
carry St. Louis county for the contestant.
There -will be some new faces in the next
legislative delegation from St. Louis county.
C. O. Baldwin says he will not have an
other term In the senate if It should come ever
so easy. His district, the fifty-first, is nat
urally republican, and Baldwin carried it
against Frank Searle by a combination of
his own strength and his opponent's weak
ness. George P. Laybourn will probably go
after the republican nomination. Senator
Daugherty has moved out of the fiftieth dis
trict into the fifty-first, and will hardly be a
candidate again. He would rather wait for
the retirement of Morris and run for con
In the forty-ninth district Duluth will have
a candidate to succeed Senator Hawkins, and
with the primary law will probably beat him.
George R. Mallory claims that he can still
hold his seat in the legislature while serving
as United States marshal. He says that
good legal authorities have advised him that
a deputy marshal does not come under the
constitutional prohibition, because his ap
pointment does not come from the president,
but from Marshal Grimshaw.
In other words, he is not working for the
United States, but for Grimshaw. The United
States pays his salary, however. Query,
when Mallory makes an arrest will he do it
in the name of Grimshaw, or of Uncle Sam?
Democrats of the new sixth district are try
ing to settle on a candidate for congress. The
subject was pietty thoroughly threshed over
Wednesday by the war horses who were in
Duluth for the Towne banquet. They found
It impossible to arrive at a unanimous con
They are In the same fix as the democratic
party is nationally. To win they must get
back the gold democrats, but in conciliating
them there is danger of driving off the more
radical Bryan democrats.
Judging from the vote prior to 1896 the dis
trict is democratic, but on the vote of last
year it is republican by a small plurality,
and that plurality they hope to overcome by
putting up a strong candidate.
A number of names were discussed by the
contingent in Duluth. Four St. Cloud men
were on the list, Judge Theodore Bruener, J.
D. Sullivan, former county attorney; D.
T. Calhoun, judge of probate, and James R.
Bennet, Jr., the great Towne man. Dr. J.
A. Dv Bois of Sauk Center and Dr. P. A.
Hilbert of Melrose are other Steams county
Charles E. Vasaly of Little Falls and L.
M. Davis of Long Prairie are also men
tioned, but the general opinion is that the
democratic candidate should come from
Steams county, and Mr. Vasaly is himself
committed to that proposition.
There is more talk of Judge Bruener than
of any one else. He is by all odds the
strongest man, and a man who would line up
the German democracy of Steams county sol
idly again. In St. Cloud he is very strong.
Many silver men will not forgive him, though,
for his attitude in 1896, when he not only
bolted Bryan but worked tooth and nail
for the republican party. He is in no sense
a candidate, but has friends who are deter
mined to make him one. Whoever decides to
run. is likely to have a clear field.
Sixth district democrats claim to be more
afraid of Judge D. B. Searle than any one
else. The judge will not admit that he is
a candidate, but it is said that he is begin
ning to take notice.
Some Steams county man is going to make
the fight against Buckman, and it will doubt
less be either Searle or Brown. They will
not both be candidates. It is claimed for
Searle that he has greater strength outside
Steams county than Brower, whose vote
against the gross earnings bill in 1899 is still
being used against him. Down in Meeker
county A. T. Koerner is said to favor Searle.
Brower is very popular with the younger
element of the republican party in and around
St. Cloud. Some of them have set their
hearts on running Brower for congress, and
it will be a hard matter to shake them from
that determination. If the older man shows
the stronger hand, however, Brower will de
cline to run.
As to Senator Buckman's candidacy the
general opinion is that he started too soon.
-C. B. C.
The Chinese cook, realizing the importance
of the \occaslon, and being especially distin
guished for making fine cakes, determined
his masterpiece should be a great cake. He
asked his mistress if she did not think it
would be nice to have a motto to ornament
the frosted tf>p of the cake, which was clear
ly intended by the cook to be as important
from a decorative point of view as any other.
She smilingly consented to let him finish
tls work in any way he might think suitable.
Hie idea of having a motto with which to
ornameut the cake slipped her mind. When
the Dig cake appeared she was amazed at
the result. The cook was then regularly
attending a mission Sunday school, and there
he had found hl» motto, "Prepare to Meet
Thy God!"
Yellow Cut Yellow.
Brooking;* (9. D.) Preas.
Sara Jones preached one of his yellow eer
moar, the otier clay a«ain»t yellow journal -
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Copyright, 1901, by A. S. Richardson.
It was to be a clandestine meeting with
Elaine. If Vincent thought of his duplicity
at all he simply hugged himself for the in
spiration of it. He was elated by the change
in her attitude toward him since she Imag
ined him to be the man who had curbed her
frightened horse in the park.
Springing from the train he glanced up to
the overhanging bluff, and saw her outlined
against the autumn landscape, firm and erect
upon her own Kitty, and leading the mare's
riderless companion by the bridle. He hur
ried to her side, blushing crimson as he al
ways did in her presence, with the thought of
the lie he was acting heavy upon him.
In their greeting was the brevity of good
fellowship. He swung into the saddle aud
she smiled at his strength and agility. Surely,
she thought, if he were not her preserver he
bad been most wonderfully endowed to
play the part. She was satisfied to believe
in him, whatever the violent skepticism of
her Aunt Buford.
She studied him as they rode along, but he
was like the Sphinx, unreadable. Again she
strove to draw him forth, regarding his gal
lant deed.
"What made you run away from us after
your splendid conduct?" she questioned with
irue womanly persistency in pursuing an in
tensely personal topic.
He bantered her.
"There was no room for me upon your
horse, was there? Besides, I did not stop the
"Oh, she laughed gaily, believing in him
anew, rejecting his disclaimer as he knew
she would.
And yet—. She bit her lip with vexation.
She wished that Vincent would avow the
deed more earnestly. She wished the glory
of his deed rested on something more sub
stantial than the testimony of her younger
and more romantic sister Evelyn. More
over, she could not forget the persistent
skepticism of her aunt, who openly branded
Vincent as a fraud.
She tried to put her doubts aside. She
scouted the notion that Vincent would stoop
to false pretense. And yet—he smiled ao
As though enraged by the lingering of au
tumn, long blasts of chilling wind swept down
from the west and north, shrieking and roar
ing among the hills, and proclaiming the
reign of another king throughout a con
quered land. The gaunt remains of the wild
flowers were beaten down upon the face of
the fields by angry scouts of the tempest and
hung quivering in one terrified direction.
Across the ground, like routed armies, in
numerable companies of dried leaves scurried
madly before the fierce invader. The mourn
ful trees beat low. At last the dusty road
was mottled with rain drops, and In the air
was the odor of moistened earth.
Elaine was riding ahead, and her pace was
slow. Behind her Vincent marveled that she
did not press her mare to a faster gait, for
they were still far from a place of shelter.
On the brow of a sharp declivity she
checked the restive Kitty. Below the country
road wound tortuously until it joined acutely
with a broad white pike. Vincent, overtaking
her, was startled by the changed expression
on her face. She raised her whip high in the
air just as the black dome split, revealing a
universe of fire. The crash of thunder and
the cruel blow from Elaine's whip fell simul
taneously, and the high-strung beast rose
Daily New YorK Letter
Gen. Miles Opposed to the Canteen.
Oct. 18.—Lieutenant General Miles, who was
for many years an advocate of the army can
teen, has become convinced of the wisdom
lof abolishing it. This Is «aid to be the re
j suit of observing the effects of its absence
j since the radical legislation on the subject
was enacted by the last congress. It Is ex
pected that General Miles will include in his
forthcoming annual report to the secretary of
war a strong indorsement of the abolition of
the canteen. Precisely on what grounds he
I bases his new attitude "toward the canteen
| cannot be learned until the report is made
I public, but the fact that General Miles has
determined to take a stand against the can
teen will arouse considerable interest la the
question among army officers.
The canteen Question in the army Is, likely
to be revived at the war department. There
have been a number of reports made oa this
subject, many of them tending to show that
: the percentage of drunkenness has been in
creased and that there is more Immorality
among the men now than there was during
I the days of the canteen. Notwithstanding
these reports, General Miles is of the opinion
that the abolishment of the canteen has been
of benefit to the military service.
Making; a Yachting Basin.
The sale of 175 acres on Gravesend bay,
Brooklyn, is reported to a syndicate of capi
talists and yachtsmen, whose purpose is, it
Is stated, to transform th« meadows of Coney
island Into the largest yacht basin In the
The borders of this basin, which -will be the
largest of Its kind in the ■world, will afford
wharfage of over 7,000 feet. It Is also pro
po3ed to erect shops for ship work, which
will possibly give employment to 150 men.
The basin is to be used for the storage and
repair of all kinds of steam and sailing
yachts, steamboats and similar craft, from
which, it is claimed, larg-e revenues ar« now
had all along the water front.
It is also 3tated that negotiations are under
way with Thomas Ratsey, the English sail
maker, to have him establish a plant in this
country, and that the basin will be offered as
a suitable site.
Even Money on the Mayoralty.
Even money appeared to be the ruling may
oralty betting quotation in Wall street to
day, though some bets at odds were alleged
to have been made. Prevost Bros. & Co.
made a bet of $1,000 even on Low with Kerr
& Co., and Thomas F. Steeley bet $500 even
on Low with J. Smith. In the Broad street
curb market, C. M. Minzesheimer bet $2,000
even on Low -with Daniel Blumenthal, a
brother of Assistant District Attorney Mau
rice Blumenthal.
P. H. Brooks said that he had been author
ised to bet $50,000 even on Shepard. Both he
and Frederick Oakes stated that the reported
bet of Wednesday Of $20,000 to $25,000 had
actually been made. Mr. Brooks took the
Low end and Mr. Oakes the Shepard end.
Eaten to Death.
"Opening- Day—As an ad we will give to
you anything you ask for, and as you go out
pay the cashier 10 cents." This sign was dis
played to-day In front of a newly started
quick lunch restaurant in New street. There
wete a lot of artificial palms and flowers In
frout of the place, as well as another sign
reading, "No boys admitted." Down stairs
was an orchestra of a violin, flute and harp.
There was a rush of the Junior clerks of the
financial district to the feast.
"All you want to eat for 10 cents" was
something they were prepared to do full
justice to. Here Is a sample menu ordered
by one customer: "Roast beef, two charlotte
russes, three pieces of pie and three cups of
chocolate."' Other customers, who got oys
ters on the halt shell, ate them in time to
orchestra music, and then switched off to
tarts and apple dumplings. It looked as if
famine had stalked abroad in Wall street,
such was the appetite of the customers, and
the proprietors of the place at 2 o'clock had
to givo It up. At that time he put up a sign
that the restaurant was closed, and that full
rates for food would be charged to-morrow.
Administration of Colombia.
A few days ago Xayor Van Wyck at a meet
ing of the Board ot Education cast reflectloue
on President Low's administration >of the
finances of Columbia College. The report of
the treasurer, Mr. Nash, and resolutions
passed by the Unlvarslty council are a com
plete vindication of Mr. Low. In 1895-6 the
oxpenses of Columbia were $810,186. In
1900-01. partly estimated, they are $1,120,000.
i Notwithstanding this growth in the work of (
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upon her rear hooves, stationary, but a>
tremble. The clean forelimbe hung motion*
less In the air.
Vincent cried out hoarsely, but Elaine agai*
used the whip, and the gathering energiei
of the animal were released like the second
bolt, which suddenly rent the bulging cloud!
with a streak of flame. Eluding him, th«
maddened mare plunged down the grade. A
cry from Elaine was borne back to him. Th«
mare was beyond her control.
Already Vincent had spurred on his stead
in pursuit. It was a fearful risk, a pace lik«
that among treacherous rocks, but he wu
overtaking her.
Leaning further forward upon the rigid
neck of his flying horse, straining the animal
to the limit of Its strength and speed, he stw
only Elaine, thought only of Elaine.
In places the road was like a ruined stalr
caee, the level pike beyond separated from
the gully only by a low stone wall. Hera
Elaine would pay for her rashness with her
life, unless she fell before they reached the
wall, for the runaway would certainly leap
to destruction.
Into the broad, white road the mare shot
like a living projectile and made for the wall
with the thunder of hoofs behind her. Tak
ing the obstacle, «be swerved from. tha forca
of equine habit.
That was the moment!
Vincent's horse crashed upon the mare, and
both animate reeled from the shock. The fu
gitive went over the wall—but Elaine waa
safe in the arms of Vincent. Her foot provi
dentially slipped from the stirrup, but ha
was hard put to keep her from slipping to
the ground.
He heard her murmur incoherently:
"I did it on purpose—to see—if you actually
would do it—and she —she ran away. Oh»
Vincent!" And thus they clung together
while the deluge poured upon them.
"There they come at last," said Mrs. Bu
ford, with satisfaction and retribution ming
ling In her tones. "He is a stupid impostor,
and he cannot deny the proofs I now have."
Two rain-soaked figures mounted the steps
and came into the house. Like an avenging
angel, Mrs. Buford barred their entrance to
the library. In one hand she held a photo
graph, in the other an open letter.
"Mr. Vincent Merrill I believe you call
"That Is my name," was his proud reply.
"I may Inform you, sir, that the detectives
whom I employed to find th» real savior of
my niece declare that you are simply mas
querading as the individual in this portrait."
She drew herself up several Inches. "The
genuine hero turns out to be a poor denizea
of the East Side suspected of some petty
theft and anxious to avoid publicity through
fear of the police. That Is why we were un
able to locate and properly reward him. My
younger niece's unfortunate blunder haa
placed Elaine In a most awkward predica
ment; in fact, she haa been your dupe."
Elaine gasped, but Mrs. Buford continued
"And now, Mr. Merrill, what have you to
say for yourself?"
Vincent's glance fell to the floor, where
water wa» oozing from his boots in muddy
"Well, to be perfectly frank, Mrs. Buford,
we were caught lv a frightful storm, and
sought shelter at the Methodist parsonage,
and —and while we were there we Just
thought we'd be married. That is all."
the University the annual deficit has be«n cut
down from $46,260 in 1895-96 to $8,221 this year.
The co«t of re-establishing the University oa
Morningside Heights was 17,000,000, but the
debt has been cut down to $3,600,000. Tha
council, In its resolutions accepting Mr.
Low's resignation, says: "The library of tii«
university now contains 311,000 volumes, and
the wealth of the corporation is now esti
mated at $18,000,000, of which $1,600,000 in
round numbers represents the splendid gen
erosity and munificence of Mr. Low himself.
And, finally, the University is now located
on a site and possesses a physical equipment
unsurpassed in beauty, comfort and com
pleteness by those of any institution of learn
ing la the world. This magnificent achieve
ment, wrought within the short period of
twelve years, has no parallel in the educa
tional history of any country or of any age;
and no further or higher proofs of Mr. Low'a
abilities as an educator and an administra
tor than the mere recital of these fact* ara
The Low People Need Money.
The fusion fight is being kept up vigorously,
although the Citizens' Union commute* is
short of funds, and Is obliged to appeal to
the public for $100,000. Croker is, of course,
well supplied with money. One estimate is
that he has over $3,000,000 to spend in thla
campaign, but that is doubtless an exag
geration, although the politicians who have
made fortunes during the present Tammany
administration might well put up that sum
to continue It in power.
Women Attack Bachelor Xomlne*.
The woman campaign orator has begun and
from now on she will ba heard on both
sides of the struggle. Miss Helen Varick,
president of the Woman's Republican club,
made an address in a hall in the Bowery last
night, which was attended by a large number
of men. The speaker minced no words in her
arraignment of the Tammany administration
and seemed to find a vulnerable point in the
fact that Mayor Van Wyck and Candidate
Shepard are bachelors. She said: "This is
a campaign in defense of the homo. There is
where we will make our fight. I heard a
speaker ask why Mr. Shepard was a bachelor.
I call attention to the fact that Mr. Van
Wyck is a bachelor, too. Now I believe that
this significant situation is due to the fact
that Tammany finds single men more to Its
needs, and has no use for good theoretical
and practical family men."
Platt'a Tapley-Llke Contentment.
Senator Thomas Collier Platt is an amusing
many In many respects. For Instance, ha
never acknowledges defeat. He probably
could have been overthrown long ago had ha
always 'fefised up when things went wrong.
It is a notorious fact that during the last ad
ministration the senator's advice on Federal
appointments was. more often Ignored than
acted upon. The other day he was at tUa
White House again, and arrangements for
New York offices were made not in accord
ance with what the "Easy Boss" desired.
Yet when he came out of the executive man
sion he whispered into the ears of several
friends that everything was coming his way.
That story got into print, and the rank and
file of the Platt machine in New York will,
of course, believe that their leader is a great
President-tamer. The old gentleman is very
vain on the subject of dictation, and nothing
hurts his feelings worse than to have some
wise one say that he isn't "co much" at th«
White House. Although there have been
many rumors that he is about to give up tht
leadership there is no danger of that. Thomas
Collier loves power or the slmlltude thereof
too much to give up before there is com
pulsion. Nearly every appointment in New
York state for five years has been anti-PlatU
Root as secretary of war, Roosevelt as as
sistant secretary of the navy, and finally
Sanger as assistant secretary of war are th«
most notable examples of how Platt wag
thrown down. And yet he let the impression
go out that he approved each of these a«l«o*
"We -wander wide through evil years* \
Our eyes of faith grow, dim; ■
But he is freshest from 'His hand*
And nearest unto Him! : ,
And haply, pleading long with Him,
For sin-sick hearts and cold,
The angel* of our childhood still
The Father's face toehold. .
Of such the kingdom!— thou u%
0 Master most -divine.
To feel the deep significance
Of these wise words of A thine!-,,-.■ •;
—John Q. WMttier.

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