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CIRCULATION OF THE —- MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL FOR Oct. 1 51,162 Oct. 2 50,774 Oct. 3 50,617 Oct. 4 51,2271 Oct. 5 53,361 Oct. 7 50,993 Oct. 8 50,435 Oct. 9 50,990 Oct. 10 50,486 Oct. 11 51,795 Oct. 12.: 54,948 Oct. 14 51,250 Oct. 15 51,293 Oct. 16 51,258 Oct. 17 51,322 Oct. 18... 51,512 Oct. 19 53,055 Oct. 21 51,041 The above 1b a true and correct statement of the circulation of The Minneapolis Journal for dates mentioned. KIXGSLEY T. BOARDMAX, Manager Circulation. Sworn and subscribed to before me this 22d day of October, 1901. C. A. TULLER, Notary Public, Hennepin County. Lincoln County's County Seat Contest Baseball and football and poker are counted among .the aspirants for the hon orable title of the national game, but there is one fine sport, so distinctively, genuinely and exclusively American, played on so large a scale, intensely In teresting so many, that it is strange that it has not been considered by those who write of the great American pastimes. It may be that this game we have in mind has been considered as belonging ,to the domain of politics rather than sport, but while It has certain political aspects there Is no game like the county s«at war, for arousing the zeal and spirit of the contestants and calling forth every ounce of weight and every particle of energy, every faculty and every power. Many notable exhibitions of this great game have we of Minnesota had. Madi son and Dawson have fought it out in Lac gui Parle county, Jackson and Lake field are resting between rounds in Jackson county, Bird Island and Olivia have dusted each other all over the broad prairies of Renville county, and though each has been crushed to earth each has risen and gone on again and blackened the air with calumnies. Moving tales are told of great deeds done in the Sauk Raplds-Foley struggle; Wheaton and Browns Valley are not to be forgotten; nor yet Beveral other notable jousts for county seat honors, recent and remote. But the game that holds .the boards to day, a contest well worthy of many noble and heroic predecessors, is that now rag ing for the capital of Lincoln county, the champions being Lake Benton and Ivan hoe, the former a town of years and dig nity, .the latter of youth and sauciness. Scarce two summers have rushed fr«p thawing ice to southward-flying geese since Ivanhoe was yet unborn and its site was a farm; but in those two short years it has risen to manhood—or maidenhood— which is it?—and sunken to debauchery— according to .the Lincoln County Clarion, which loudly trumpets the cause of Lake Benton. Listen: Viewed in the broad, fierce, pitiless glare of reason and common sense, Ivanhoe's argu ments for county seat honors loom up in all their glaring, daring absurdity and ludicrous ness, then burst like soap bubbles and dis solve like the insubstantial fabric of a dream. That is merely a running start for what is to follow, a sort of scratching of the editor's pen to get the ink to flowing. With caps and bold face, with type, little and big in nice adjustment to emphasis and intensity, the Clarion blares along in quiring whether we would have "justice dirty her feet by standing upon Ivan hoe's future prospects.- and past record." We learn next that the people of Ivanhoe are a wretched crew, an unworthy lot, for "their ulcers smart and writhe with pain and fear, their vision Is blinded and their enervated minds confused." After postulating that this mighty con test, this battle of the giants, is between a spotless and a corrupt civilization, the Clarion thus winds the charge for Lake Benton: Ivanhoe is a black plague spreading like a monster shadow across the fair name of Lin coln county; a barnacle impeding the coun ty's upward trend; ■ cancer drinking our life-blood from tUe fountain springs of our respect for law and order and reverence for the American Sabbath; a rendezvous of i drunkenness, teeming, 6eething, roaring, I stinking with filth and stench. It is a place where rottenness is natural and decency is trodden in the mire; where passions run riot, unbridled, unchecked; where saloons run "night and day, Sundays and all the time" (except during the rounty seat contest); a place so foul, so revolting, so full of vile pro fanity and nasty odors that its warmest sup porters for the county seat blush for it; a pla^e so devoid of redeeming features that its most brazen leaders succumb to an irre sistible impulse to confidentially apologize to their opposition friends for working for it. Good, Clarion, good! Well done! Even so did Roland wind his horn in Ronces valles. Now do we hear the Lake Ben tonites rallying for the charge in the name of purity, morality, soberness, the family, the church, good government, re finement, society, yes, for sacred civiliza tion itself. On, ye heroes, on! We shall report Ivanhoe to the state board of health, the Y. M. C. A., the W. C. T. U., the Society for the Prevention of Vice, .the Y. P. S. C. E., tbe Good Templars, Cru sader Purjile and all the home missionary societies. Oh, Ivanhoe. yclept for our spotless Saxon knight, that flower of chivalry, how could you! But may be you didn't. It is a sufficient commentary on public opinion in Helena to say that the grand Jury was unable to find any evidence that would justify it in indicting any one for the lynching of James Grady. Inability in this connection simply means that pub lic opinion in Helena approves of the lynching. Senator Davis' Last Resting Place It was with a feeling of deep regret that the public learned that Mrs. Davis, the widow of the late Senator Cushman K. Davis, had suddenly and almost secret ly caused the body of her distinguished husband to be removed from St. Paul to Washington, from Oakland cemetery in the state's capital to Arlington national cemetery. It is too bad that the removal was made so suddenly. If Mrs. Davis had announced her intention some days in advance it might have awakened pub lic opinion to the necessity of at once providing a suitable resting place for the body which has hitherto been kept in a receiving vault. It had been her wish that the body might be interred in some more central and accessible place than Oakland cemetery, so that the monument i she desired to have erected might be o,ver : the body of her lamented husband and yet i where it might be seen of those who loved | and admired the man in life. Doubtless the people of St. Paul and ! Minnesota have been remiss in this mat ; ter. The last legislature should have ■ taken steps looking to the erection of a i monument to the memory of the states ' man. But we Americans are proverbially ; slow in the matter of honoring the mem ory of our great dead, and pending the taking of some action the body might well have been interred at Oakland; nor was it necessary that the monument should be there. It might have been erected in some park or other public place in St. \ Paul. Though Mrs. Davis is well within her 1 right, and may have some cause to feel ] offended, the people of Minnesota cannot • but regret that the body of the senator I is not. to repose in the soil of the sta-te | that honored him and was in turn hon , ored by him. The removal of the body need not in terfere, however, with the erection of c suitable monument by the people of .the state, and it is to be hoped that some thing of this nature worthy of the fame and public service of the distinguished dead may be reared soon at ,the proper place. The Beldame on Deck A Peking cable announces that the evil genius of China is still at work seeking to arrest the progress of reform in China. The empress dowager is trying to have the son of the bloody Prince Tuan, who is Pu-Chun, declared the heir to the throne, (a choice which bodes no good for China as the youth assisted the Boxers in their hellish work last year and is as pro nounced an enemy of reform as is the dowager empress herself. It Is said that j ! the reform element will try to stiffen their backbones sufficiently to make a fight against this selection. It remains to be seen whether they will succeed in taking a bracer for the task. The emperor has been issuing some reform decrees, but, so far, the government has done little except order the decapitation of a few scores of Boxers. The powers have subsided, hav j ing forced a promise from China to ar j range a new ceremonial for the reception !of foreign ministers and dismantled the jTaku forts and other defenses of Peking, ! secured China's I. 0. U. for 450,000,000 I taels and strongly fortified the legations i at Peking so that they resemble fortresses | commanding the city. Although it has been announced that the empress and Kwang-Su have left Slngan fu in great style and their objective is Peking, they have halted at Kaifung, cap | ital of the province of Honan, on the Yel jlow river, a considerable distance south (of Peking, where a conference is to be I held touching the affairs of the empire. It is by no means certain that the court will return to Peking, which is practical ly under the guns of the foreign legations. The court at Kai-Fung is accompanied by the best troops in China, and, in spite of the prohibition of the importation of fire arms and ammunition, by the terms of hte protocol, these articles are largely im ported and the Chinese interior arsenals are reported as being very active. Not a step has been taken or will be taken to oust Russia from Manchuria by the powers and that wily power is arranging a treaty with China which is adroitly worded so as to make it appear that Chinese bui erainty is yet acknowledged, while Rus sia has planted herself solidly in the big province and will stay there, and after while she will forget her "open door" promise and shut out our Newchwang cot ton goods trade which amounts to about five millions a year and is increasing. The new tariff, which excepts rice, ce reals and flour from duties, will go into operation on November 25, and, if the old empress is muzzled and hamstrung by the reform party, there will be a steady increase of American trade with China. Our trade there amounted, for the eight months ending August 31, to $15,421,355 last year and for the same period thiß year it was J16.455.532. there being an Increase this year of 21,000,000 yards of cotton goods over the amount exported there last year, same period, and an in crease of kerosene oil exports thither, same period, of more than 15,000,000 gal lons. Flour being now on the free list there will probably be a large in crease in our flour exports to China. A number of articles of American ori gin, which have been on the free list have been placed on the dutiable list and among them beer, butter, cutlery, window glass, soap and tobacco. It is a provision of the portocol that opportunity shall be afforded to negotiate with China for amendments to the tariff. Our govern ment will look after these commercial interests. It cannot afford to neglect them. The late allied powers have some thing to do beside looking to China for the collection of the big indemnity and fortifying the legations at Peking and getting a few Boxers decapitated. It is their duty to encourage the reform party in China and stop land-grabbing there and stop forcing concessions, by which Russia, France, Germany and Great Britain have disgraced themselves in the past. President Roosevelt is to stand up at Yale and be decorated with the same honorary degree of LL. D. that is at the same time and at the same place con ferred upon Booker T. Washington. Isn't that awful! It is much to be regret ted that our Yale friends, out of con sideration for the feelings of some of those sensitive southern folks, did not have the tact to Hand out Washington's degree to him at the back door. Significant Land Sales In several ways the recent sales of state lands have a pleasant significance. They show that the value of Minnesota wild land is rapidly enhancing; that the state school fund is to receive magnificent contributions from the sales yet to he made; that the tide of immigration still sets strongly into the state, and that the class of settlers is the best. More than 100,000 acres were sold at an average price of about $10 an acre and there were many disappointed land seekers, who had the money but could not get the land be cause the state auditor would sell no more this year. The public lands that congress, years i ago, gave to the state have proved to be ; a magnificent endowment for the state's educational system, and the plan of part ing with but a portion of them each year j has received splendid vindication. Some of the tremendous land movement which has been the most remarkable fact in the development of Minnesota during the last two or three years, has been speculative, but we are assured that these recent sales of state land have been largely to actual settlers, principally successful farmers in lowa and the older parts of Minnesota who sell their high-priced acres to buy virgin soil at much lower valuation. The sale of these state lands is but one phase of the winning to agriculture of vast regions in northern Minnesota, where counties are larger than some states, a region that has been overlooked hitherto, the development of which in the next few years will call for enormous [ quantities of supplies, give employment 'to thousands of laborers, openings for hundreds and hundreds of business men and the settling of thousands of famililes on land and in homes of their own. More About That Washington Dinner The Booker T. Washington incident illustrates the pronounced difference be tween President Roosevelt and his prede cessor, the difference between a man of studied tact and one of blunt assertiveness. I', is safe to say that President McKinley would never have done what President Roosevelt has done. To prove this it is only necessary to recall that when the late president visited Tuskeegee institute, though it would, but for considerations of the color line, have been natural for him j to be entertained by the head of that in stitution, he instead accepted the hos pitality of a white man. resident in, Tus keegee. Thus he did what the south ap proved in visiting the institute and ad dressing its students, but he refrained from doing vhat it'disapproved in enter ing into any social relations, even with Mr. "Wafetrngton. The Washington incident also clearly shows that the president has little or no policy in his appointment of southern democrats to ofßce. It would seem that he merely desires to appoint good men, else he would not have taken the risk of entertaining Mr. Washington at dinner. Froo the comments of some of the southern papers it is easy to conclude that the incident has been magnified far beyond its true proportions, even in the southern view, for the purpose of using it as a club against Senator McLaurin, Thomas C. Crenshaw ani'. other southern men who haw shown republican tendencies, the idea being to convince the southern whites that the republican party is still essen tially a "nigger's" party, and that there fore no southern man can afford to unite with it. Doubtless this argument will have some effect, and the incident will temporarily at least off-set the excellent impression President Roosevelt had al ready made in the. south, the home of his mother. But, we believe that the south will before long understand that President Roosevelt is not what is termed down there a "negrophilist." It is pleasing to observe that some of the southern papers, although they, with out exception, condemn the president's course, express themselves moderately and are not disposed to think that the foundations of society are falling down. In strange contrast with the majority of opinion the Nashville Banner, which is among the moderates, holds that the of fense against the souths ideas of pro priety would have been less had the din ner been an official one. In fairness to those critics of the presi dent whom we consider misguided and in sanely prejudiced, it should be added that privately there is much criticism of the president in the north—much as we regret to say it—because he dared to entertain a gentleman regardless of the color of his skin, but it Is not so outspoken here and has no newspaper mouthpieces. "The Tlpton county, 111., farmers have a Telephone Evening Evening News-Service which le a kind tl of glorified newspaper without Hello. the paper. The farmers who subscribe have telephones installed in their kitchens, or elsewhere as they please, and after they have eaten dinner and got their THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. shoes off the bell rings promptly at 7 p. m. The farmers then take down their receivers and hold them to their ears while the prin cipal news of the day is reeled off by the gen tlemanly uud obliging telegraph editor at the news central. _ After the service has been read the sub scribers are privileged to ask questions and a volley of queries comes in something on this tenor: "What's potatoes wuth to-day?" "Who did you say that Chtnyman was Roosevelt et with?" "Any news from Argentine about wheat to day?" "How's the Russian crops this year?" "Did you say William Jones had painted his barn?" "What color?" "I wish you'd tell them dudes in Minne sota that's putting down the price of pota ters that the yeomanry of Tipton c<ju#ty has rlz and is going to hold their potatoes, will ye?" And so on until the telegraph editor earns his nionty and keep. The scheme la a good one as are all schemes that tend to dissemin ate news quickly. Until telephones are cheaper, however, the best way to get your news and to get it quickly and accurately is to subscribe for the Minneapolis Journal. Two years ago Manager McCutcheon of the lowa eleven had a "hunch" that lowa's goal line would not be crossed. It was not. Last year he had a similar "hunch" and it was proven true. This year Mr. McCutcheon has dragged out his "hunch" again and dusted it off. It looks as if the manager was playing the important part of Hunchback on the lowa eleven. The town marshal of Macon, Mo., proposes to draw a chalk-line sixty feet long and the man who cannot walk its length without tak ing a tack to windward or leeward shall be deemed drunk within the meaning of the law. The test is a bad one. Sometimes the drunk est party is an abnormal crack-walker. A scientist has had a pipe dream about the south pole getting topheavy, or bottom heavy, with its weight of ice and letting it slip north with a great tidal wave and'iee cataclysm, smashing New York city and jolting islands to pieces. It can hardly be as expensive to Now York as the present Ice trust. Santos-Dumont did not win the prize for making the trip around the Eiffel tower be cause he did not alight in time but flew around the field again. Prize or no prize, he flew and that is more than any of the others have done. Several Russian ships are being built at the Cramps and now and then a Russian delega tion comes over and hitches a name on one of them that sounds like the discharge of elec tricity through wire netting. One New York paper wired the brigands for their pictures and got them. At least, pic tures of brigands with swathed legs, just like the comic opera robbers, were printed. The late Lorenzo Snow, the Mormon elder, had a tremendous funeral. That is all right, but when Snow strikes the other world look out for a thaw. What makes a man distrust humanity is to find that his neighbor has been taking his black earth to cover his own sandy lots. Admiral Dewey seems to be prejudiced enough to want the facts. Tammany is wishing that Mark Twain would stick to religion. The president is color blind, when it comes to men who do things. AMUSEMENTS Ward and Yokes In "The Head Waiter*" at the Bijou. Ward and Yokes, otherwise yclept "Percy and Harold," have remained away from Min i neapolis too long. However, they have at | last seen the error of their ways and are I again "in our midst," at the head of a com j pany which, like the circus, is "bigger and •better this year than ever before." They . arrived at the Bijou Sunday, and Sunday i night turned away ajfliost aa many people as succeeded in crowdfng in. The standing room only sign was Insufficient; and the man in the box office was finally obliged to inform late comers that he couldn't even sell them i admission, simply because both grand stand and bleachers were filled, and the crowd had already packed itself across the side lines and onto the field. All of which means that Ward and Yokes have a big show and a good show, and that they may be expected to visit the northwest regularly hereafter because there is money in it. Their vehicle this year is "The Head Wait ers, a musical farce-comedy banquet of mirth. In two spreads from soup to finger bowls." The name matters little, but what j doe 3 matter Is the fact that the entertainment provided is made up of new songs and clever i specialties, presented by a company of good i ability. There are no chorus girls in the company; at least, all of them have their names on the program, and most of them have been given at least a few lines to speak. Moreover, they are all "show girls," a slang | term much in vogue in the east, and used to I describe young ladies of the stage who are given places in that multum desideratum of the chorus girl's life, the front line. "The Head Walters" is entirely without rhyme or reason, but it is tuneful and it serves its purpose. The scenery is good, the costumes elaborate, the principals competent, the girls pretty, the "Tuxedo Ladies' Band" a hit; and the entire performance a success. Ward and Yokes themselves have lost none of their old-time ability to entertain. Their "patter" is Just as funny as !t was five years ago; and their make-up quite as absurd. However, the distinct hit of the production Is tbe work of George Sidney, who is cast in the role of Izzy Mark, a bonlface of Hebrew descent,, who Is constantly getting the worst of it, but whose misfortunes seem only to add to his good nature. Mr. Sidney plays without exaggeration, something decidedly rare among Jewish comedians, and with the help of Margaret Daly Yokes, introduces a j specialty that almost creates a riot among j his audience. His JewlEh cake walk is very funny, and his parodies on popular songs most dlvertir.g. His race-track story, deliv ered with inimitable drollnesa, is a vaudeville classic. The "patter" of tbe two stars includes a talk on table etiquette, much in the fashion of the Ladies* Home Journal, and vastly | amusing, but their "see-saw talk" needs re vision. The jokes are neither new nor par ticularly amusing. This, however, is appro priate just at the present time. "They tell me that LJpton can't drink his own tea," chortles Percy, gleefully. "Why not?" quer- I les Harold. "He couldn't lift the cup." Margaret Daly Yokes adds much to the gen eral gaiety by her interpretation of the role of Leilac Held, a new York flower girl; and Lucy Daly dances well, much better than she sings. The songs throughout are new and most of them are pretty. One of the best is "Perhaps Love's Dream Will Last Forever," j sung by Frederick Whitfleld. Mr. Whitfield. however, does not do the composer justice, despite the fact that he is permitted to sing his ditty to a young lady whose comeliness should prove an inspiration. The Tuxedo Ladles' band is a most credit able organization, the trombone playing of Miss Blanche Johnson proving a aeclded treat. Throughout "The Head Waiters" abounds in choruses and double sextets, and all the ensemble numbers are well sung. As a whole the performance is decidedly pleas ing, although at times It lacks the "ginger" that will probably be acquired as the season grows older. The company is "chaperoned" by E. D. Stair, who probably haa his hands full. —J. S. Lawrence. "The Sign of the Croii" at the Metropolitan. "The Sign of the Cross," the first of a numerous brood of modern plays on religious topi*, and a dTama which has met with conspicuous success both in this country and in England, where It was originally produced, is the attraction this week at the Metro politan. The play Itself is so well known to Minneapolis theater-goers through Its former presentations in this city, that any attempt either to criticize or to outline ita plot would be a waste of time. In the treatment of his theme, Wilson Barrett, the eminent English actor, who is also the author of "The Sign of the Cross," adopted a melodramatic style that has proved most effective from the standpoit of the stage merely, whatever may be its advantages or disadvantages from a religious view-point. The scenes of th» play are laid In Rome under Nero; Us motif is the love of Marcus Superbus, prefect of the Latin capital, for Merrla, a Christian girl, who with her co religionists suffers persecution at the hands of Nero's officers. The play has been on the stage a number of years, and has always made money. There fore, from the managerial point of view at least, It is a success. It comes to Minne apolis this year, however, with a new com pany, and one that is not up to the standard of tormer organizations which have presented the piece here, despite the fact that it la still programed as "Mr. William A._ Greet'a London company." Charles A. Millward Is the Marcus Superbus this year, succeeding Mr. Ualton, and he makes the mistake of confounding rant with emphasis. When Mr. Millward means to be impressive he bellows forth his lines and unfortunately mouths his words so that they are indistinct. In his quieter passages he reads with good understanding, but else where his voice is entirely inadequate. MiKs Mignon Shattinger Is, at the best, merely negative in the role of Mercia. Henry X. Wenman is 'gooi as Glabrio, and Miss Agnes ScotJ. deserves praise for her interpretation of Berenia. Miss Mar ceila Hudson is satisfactory as Stephanus. The remaining members of the cast do only indifferently well with the roles assigned them. —J. S. Lawrence. Foyer Chut. The first half of next week at the Met ropolitan Richard Golden will present "Old Jed Piouty," for the last time in this city, as he has a new play in preparation. Mr. Golden's company remains practically the ■same as when last seen here. The attraction at the Metropolitan for three nights and matinee beginning Thursday, Oct. 31, will be Tim Murphy in Paul Wils tach's new play, "A Capitol Comedy." The play deals in light and satirical vein of cer tain phases of Washington life. Mirth and melody is the motto of the Black Patti Troubadours performance to be seen at the Bijou next week. In addition to Black Patti, the company has a number of other artists of superior merit, who are well and favorably known. MINNESOTA POLITICS r The Larson bill, setting oft a new senatorial I district, will be reintroduced at the extra i . session this winter, according to reports from Redwood county. This bill cuts Redwood off the nineteenth . district and Lyon off the seventeenth, creat . ing a new district. Brown county was left [ a district with one senator and one repre . sentative, and Lincoln and Yellow Medicine were left by themselves in the seventeenth. If this bill is .Introduced, Hennepin county c will insist that there be included an addi . tional representative for two districts, the » forty-second and forty-third, which cast the heaviest vote of any last fall. The bill which . failed last winter first included this pro- ' ' vision, but it was knocked out by the country | members In the house, and Hennepin then c turned against the emasculated measure. Records of the 1900 vote on house members i shows that Hennepin is more deserving of ) relief than Redwood and Lyon. 5 The seventeenth district ca5t.12,645 votes for two representatives, or 6,322 votes. The nine teenth cast a total of 5,971 votes. [ The forty-second edst 13,022 votes for two representatives, or 6,511 votes. The forty- j third cast 4,977 votes for Carl T. Wallace and j ! 4,393 for L.H. Johnson, republicans.- The j only democratic candidate, J. J. McHale, got j 2,075 votes. Taking the lower republican vote- j j and adding it to the democratic, which is con- I servative, gives 6,468 votes In the district. Either Hennepin county district casts a heav ier vote than the two it is proposed to carve. There will be a strong sentiment this winter j : against opening up such a vexatious question." ! . It is generally agreed th^at the extra session : should confine its work pretty closely to the j I report of the tax commission. There may be r some necessary legislation ■ outside of that, . | but the majority will not permit the gates to I \ be opened wide for pet bills of every de -3 scriptlon. ■'."•■" j*;V ''". 1 The list of ineligibles among members of ! f j the legislature continues to grow. All of ■ ! them may serve at the extra session, as each ; : house is the Judge of the qualifications of Its r . members, and if they refuse to resign and ! ! j are not thrown ' out, they . will : continue to J x \ act. It is a grave question, however, whether i ; their presence will not invalidate legislation. 1 | The same point will come up as that which j j caused so long delay in the Anderson law, j I when it was passed by the vote of Senator I ; Day acting as lieutenant governor. Should 1 an act pass by the vote of an ineligible mem t ber, it might be contested in the courts, , j The ineligible list now includes the follow ing: /; .. Senators Daugherty, Ryder and Sheehan, re t moved from their districts. . ! Representative Mallory, appointed deputy I I United States marshal. I ! Representative Torson, appointed Inspector . ' of rural free delivery routes. [ | Senator McGill is not Ineligible, as the con , j stitution excepts postmasters from Its pro . hibition. . . . i —- - r Republican editors . who criticize the ap ■ ' pointment of S. M. Owen to the state forestry j.: commission should inform themselves as to , ' the situation. It is . true that as the ap . ; pointment was given out it. might be con • strued as the choice of Governor Van Sant, but that is not exactly the case. Under the t statute ho must appoint one member of the I commission at. the recommendation of the . State Forestry association. Captain Judson N. Cross was serving under that recommenda ■ tion, and at his death the association recom mended Mr. Owen. . > Criticism is of a . narrow partlzan nature • under any circumstances, as no one questions i the eminent fitness of Mr. Owen to serve on the commission. • ; i i The Dawson Sentinel sapleritly observes: Some Minneapolis republicans have organ . ized for the purpose of conducting a lyceum to disseminate political knowledge among 1 campaign speakers. Some of the speakers I sent out by the state central committee in ' ; past campaigns needed some kindergarten i i training as well as the higher education pro • posed by this new university of politics. '. j Mr. Trussell's idea does not include a ! kindergarten. course. The Lakefield Standard takes the following i timely rap at St. Paul: The St. Paul Review answers the question: Can Van Sant carry Hennepin? by asking ■ another: Does this state - turn with Minne apolis as a pivot? . The second question may be pertinent, but many will think it imperti . nent, coming from a St. Paul newspaper. , Certainly, Ramsey cannot be counted a pivot; at least, not a pivot that can be relied on. Senator Johnson, modestly as becomes a democrat, pins his faith to Hiram P. Stevens. j His St. Peter Herald says: Hiram F. Stevens, the well-known lawyer and politician of St. Paul, has announced that i he is a candidate for United States senator , to succeed Moses E. Clapp. Stevens is one I 1 of the ablest men in the state and would be I an honor to the republican party as well ' as to the state of Minnesota. He Is of sena -1 torial size, and the Herald, feeling that « j republican is to be elected, rather hopes that it may fall to the lot of Hiram Stevens to wear the senatorial toga. . ■ ■ . ■ .. : . ■ ■. ri n r» ' . A Glorious Precedent. Chicago Tribune. Concerning that remark said to have been made by Schley as to the Texas, It may be remembered that Farragut said substantially the same thing about the torpedoes In Mobile bay. ■>■' • "'" Ofllcial Advantage*. Kansas City Star. The public was much more surprised than the war department by the disaster in Samar. The war department knew all the time there was an island named Samar. Tito Victories. Chicago Chronicle. It Is becoming more apparent that Schley'a victory at Santiago was as brilliant over his enemies in the American fleet aa over the enemy In the Spanish ships. Disturbing an Imprension. Cincinnati Enquirer. It would be cruel to send Lord Roberts back to South Africa. He reported the war substantially over many months ago, and it would be a pity to disturb that impression. Will Go Anyway. New York World. It Is no use trying to use "Croker must go" as a campaign cry. He is sure to go, after making his collections, to his point o' Wantage. TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBEK 22, 1001. f Copyright, 1901, by A. C. Kowsey. "Whew!" Benson rubbed his silvered locks and looked amused. "You've got it bad." Roberts pulled vigorously on his brier-wood pipe. "It's going to be ihe making of me, this great, strong love I feel for her." He whs theatrical, aftor the manner of youth. "Why, I feel that I can do anything, be anything, she would want me to be. I have been doing better work since I met her, don't you think I have?" The youth, his face showing the ingenuous eostacy of a pure young manhood in a first love, turned and looked at his partner. They were two distinct types; possibly, for that reason, more congenial. Benson had picked up the "youngster," as he called him, in Washington during the inauguration. The boy represented one of the Atlanta papers, while Benson had been detailed to write the story for a New York daily. Roberts felt an intense admiration for the elder man when he saw him in the blueroom chatting to the ambassadors of four nations, addressing each In his own tongue. When Ber.son was sent to Bar Harbor he secured Roberts an assignment on another New York paper to cover the same district. "Ugh!" grunted the cynical Benson. "You make me tired. Suppose that was why you went with her to Frenchman's Bay, and left me to handle the Squadron etory all alone." Roberts flushed under the rebuke. "Your work," continued Benson. "Sit down, man; I can't talk to you while you walk around like that. Ramson, your new city editor, has been sending me wires asking If you're drinking. Either you've got to get married or clear out and save your reputa tion somehow. If the Budget finds I am sending stuff to your sheet my name will be mud. I don't care a rap about that particu larly, but I am enjoying myself up here. I would hate to change my sheet, too." "She told me to-day It wae all over," re plied Roberts, gloomily resting his elbows on the table and leaning his chin on his hands. "She thought her husband was dead, till he turned up here. She saw him yesterday on the heach. I wish I'd met him," he swore viciously. "Now stop it, my dear boy," remonstrated Beaton, smiling queerly. "Two sides to every story, you know. You've only heard hers. Suppose, just suppose, she was— everything bad—would you?" "If she was a fiend," interrupted the youth fiercely, "I'd marry her." "Oh, my!"' observed Benson placidly in his calm, aristocratic voice. "Just pass the de canter, will you?" "Benson, advise me —I don't know what to do." "Sure you want advice—good advice?" "Yes." "Let's suppose she -was no good — now, don't—please don't! Of course she is an angel to you. But suppose, for Instance, ehe had a loving husband, as you would be" — the youth nodded —"plenty of money"—Ben son helped himself to another drink—"and all that. Suppose she ran away with her husband's best friend, and—tut, tut, my boy, no heroics —and suppose she left a little baby behind with her-husband, and never inquired or cared how they got on together—or whether the child lived —or died." "I'll stick to what I cay! I would marry her if she'd have me, no matter what she was. You don't know how much she loves me, old man! To see those brown eyes of her.* looking at me, as if she worshiped the ground ("sand," corrected Benson softly) I walk on! It is enough to make any man trust her for the future, and forget the past." Roberts was on his feet again, pacing the floor. "Besides, It's only a supposition, isn't it, eld man? You don't know anything." Benson was emptying his glass; he shook his head without pausing. "Don't know her at all, you know." He rumpled his prema turely gray hair and began again with the air of an inquisitor. "Suppose she knows about the fortune you will have when you are a few years older? Supposing " Roberta could not stand the torture. "Anything—anyway—l'd love her just as much! God help me, "I would!" Benson drank off his liquor and leaning his shapely head back in the arm chair, laughed Daily New York Letter Cleveland Stands by Shepard. Oct. 22.—The influence of Grover Cleveland is expected to be exerted in the Interest of Edward M. Shepard before the campaign is er.ned. Upon excellent authority It is stated that Mr. Cleveland brought the decisive influence to bear upon Mr. Shepard which caused him to yield to the requests of Willoughby street and Tammany Hall and become the candidate for mayor. In a letter said to be from Mr. Cleveland he urges Mr. Shepard to accept the nomination, saying that by so doing he would be best serving the cause of good government and the democratic party. Mr. Shepard has refused to talk about the matter, but he does not deny the existence of the letter. They Wanted to Learn a Trade. Judge Skinner in the court of quarter ces sions at Newark sentenced Alfred Welling and Max Miller to eighteen months in the penitentiary to-day. The two boys sent a note to the judge from the prisoner's room begging him to send them to state's prison rather than to the Caldwell penitentiary, where the prisoners raise vegetables and break etone. Judge Skinner had the young men brought in and asked them why they wanted to go to Trpnton. Both answered at once, "Because we can learn a trade there." When the judge asked them if they understood that he could not sentence anybody to state prison for less than two years, they both said that they did. Judge Skinner accommodated them, and re marked that he hoped that it would make bet ter men of them. Both prisoners thanked him. Stokes Dying: From Remorse. Edward S. Stokes, formerly proprietor of the Hoffman House, known as the man who shot "Jim" Fisk thirty years ago, and who ever since has lived In the shadow of the crime, Is seriously 111 at the home of his Bis ter in this city. Literally, Stokes Is dying of old age, for In his life there has been crowd ed so much of sorrow and tragedy and strife that the years he has lived do not begin to measure his experience. The face of "Jim" Fisk has always been before him. Sine* his release from prison In 1877 he has never slept in a dark room, nor has he ever been alone at night. Stokes' life was as uneventful as the existence of any wealthy young man un til, at the age of 23, he met Fisk. This meet ing led to one of the most famous tragedies In this city. Fisk, with Jay Gould, controlled the Erie railroad. He found it desirable in 1864 to cultivate Stokes, who was already get ting to be a well-known figuro in the city. He put him into the way of making money remarkably fast, and for almost six years the two were fast friends. Then Fisk began to suspect his friend of paying too frequent visits to the house of Miss Josle Mansfield. Fisk hired a detective and had his suspicions confirmed. He was quick to act He at tacked Stokes through the courts In which he had influence. On Jan. 7, 1871, Stokes was arrested at the Hoffman House for embezzle xneat Stokes was at dinner with Miss Mans field when the news of Flsk's move was brought to him. He started out to hunt for Fisk, and an hour later he shot and mortally wounded the latter in the Grand Central Ho tel. Stokes was twice declared guilty of murder In the first degree, On the third trial the verdict was manslaughter, and he was sentenced to four years' Imprisonment. He was released In 1877, and came out with hair as white as snow. The life that Is slipping away from Stokes is a burden that he will probably be glad to lay down. Somewhere in Europe the woman who made him a mur derer Is living In contentment and comfort. A Bank "Community of Intere»t«." That a "community of Interest" has been established between the First National bank and the Chase National bank, two of the most prominent banks In the financial district, be came known in Wall street to-day. Leading AIDED by a CYNIC by AC. ROWJEY, boisterously "Oh, Lord," he said finally with a shade of bitterness; his face was flushed with the liquor. "You want good ad vi<■•• :ibout v woman whom you would marry under any circus .No! What you want is bad advice —" He arose and took the decanter in his hand. "Marry her! Like that better" Guarantee she'll sliow you more corners in h^ll than the devil himself." He walked waverlrtgly tc his bedroom. At the threshold he paused and turned around. Don't wait for me to-morrow. Cover the collection of somebody's nobodies at Kebe, if you can steal time to do some of that famous work of yours," he said sardonically. "Try to live just one morning without the Pr^f-. ence." Roberts looked after him sorrowfully. "What a dreck!" he thought. "The pity of it, same woman's work 1 suppose." He wondered whose child his chum cared so much about, to carry it's picture in his watch case. • * • • « She was on the beach early. Despite her thirty years she was still young in appear ance and emotions. She bore the irresistible charms of cultu.*.- and refinement, and the additional one of the well groomed. Benson caught sight of her and directed his walk to intercept her. His handsome face, rather haggard after the night's de bauch, wore a look of stem contempt. She heard his step, and expecting Roberts, turned with a smile of welcome, then paled with fright. 'Walton," she cried, transfixed with ter ror. "Dear Walton, you should say! My charm ing wife, how well you look this morning—ex pecting your lover. I suppose?" His sarcasm had its effect. She dropped her eyes. "I suppose," she said finally with a reckless air, 'you're going to stay here. I shall have to leave—ls that what you want to tell me?" She tried to look defiant, but again her eye 3 fell before his withering scorn. "How is Mr. Billings?" he asked careless iy. "You know—he died, ' she answered hum bly. "I know—who killed him," he mimicked her tone. "Poor fool—you broke his heart, didn't you—eh?" She did not reply, but her eyes supplicated for mercy. He laughed scornfully. "And what are you going to do with this young id;ot, Roberts?" She started. "What do you want to do with him?" He looked at her curiously. She glanced swiftly at his face. It waa adamant. She controlled herself, reflecting, she would lose by hysteria. She replied care lessly "I was going to marry him, but I— can't very well have two husbands." "Well, you ought to know. You've tried " He said it coldly. The woman gazed at hep tormentor in silent endurance. He looked at her stonily. Then continued: "The boy comes in for a big pile of money in a year or so. You're after that, I suppose?" I "No," she replied, looking at him earnestly. "Believe me—or don't—l was not—l—l—Bill ings— " "Yes, yes," he smiled frigidly. "I heard he provided handsomely for you. Still, do you think—supposing you care a great deal for the boy—that it would be the right thing to marry him and spoil his career?" She was silent for a. few moments, her eyes fixed on one snow white sail gradually disappearing in the offing. Then she said softly, while her face grew tender and her eyes moist: "I thought it was to be the other wa\. I was to give him the advantage of my wealth: but if he has enough," she sighed, "and a career before him —I will go away—anywhere—until he has forgotten." She turned sadly from Benson and walked away. Benson looked after her. His lips twitched in a queer way. Then he called and she stopped. When he spoke again her eyes opened wide with amazement. When he was through speaking he offered her his hand. She clasped it and raised it to her lips. He tucked the copy of the decree of divorce he had secured a year before rack in his pocket. "Wait here, 1 'he said. "I'll send the young ster down." shareholders of the Fir.st National have ac quired a large block of stock in the Chase, and the principal shareholders of the Chase have taken a like amount of stork in the First National. This mutual holding of stock, It was stated, adds to thd strei gth and busi ness facilities of both banks, the community of interest established being of the utmost importance. There is no idea of consolidation of the banks. While very likely the board of direct ors of the First National bank may be en larged at the next annual meeting, no change whatever in the management of the Chase National bank will occur. The present offi cers and directors will be re-elected In Janu ary. It developed a few days ago that James J. Hill, president of the Great Northern railway, and Colonel OiKer H. Paine, both of -whom are large stockholders in the Chase National bank, had bought blocks of First National bank stock, and it is thought likely that they will become directors of the First National. The last-named bank is the second largest bank in this city, the National City bank alone exceeding it in its total of deposit*. Death Bed of an Orang-Oatang. After an Illness of two weeks, Rajah, th« educated orang-outang of the New York zo ological garden in Bronx park, died Sunday afternoon in the monkey hospital. His death occurred a few hours after that of hl« broth er Bruneick, who died peacefully with three j doctors and two trained nursea watching over I him. The four orang-outangs In the Zoo became in about Oct. 6, and Dr. Prank H. Miller, who was summoned to attend them, was of tho opinion that they were suffering from a dieease resembling typhoid fever. The death bed scene in Rajah's case was affecting. He was placed on a mattress with a pillow under his head, and the three doctors stood at the foot of the bed. Curator Dltmars sat at one sid» holding a handkerchief with «racked ice to Rajah's head, while Keeper Munzle held his hand and wept. Rajah pointed to the new suit of clothing which the Zoo folks had pur chased for him when they taught him to eat at a table with a knife and fork. Then Rajah put out his paw, or, as Keeper Munzle called It, his right hand, and offered to shake. Then he pointed to the ruflied-boaom shirt, the black tie and the white collar which he had worn when thousands of persons had seen him give public exhibitions of proper tabie manners, after which he turned on his side and. closing his eyes, held Mr. Munile's hand in a tighter grip. He died a few minute* later. Almost as soon as the doctors pronounces Rajah dead, Sally, his widow, began to moan, and the doctors said she certainly must have known what had happened. She refused to accept any food all day Sunday, and cried like a child when she saw Rajah's body carried from the monkey hospital. "Rajah knew more than any other ape that ever lived," said Mr. Ditmars. "W» were preparing h'm to startle tho world on the occasion of the opening of the new monkey house, which Is to take place about Nov. 15. We had taught him to ride a bicycle, after teaching him to ride a tricycle. We also taught him to go around on roller skates, and he was certainly the funniest thing th«* ever appeared on wheels. "He came to us about seven months ago, with Brunelea. They were each about 3 years old. Sultan, the little oran«, came with them from Borneo." Bony Days. Philadelphia Ledger. If President Roosevelt considers the«« his busy days, what will he think when congress meets? Trouble Ahead. Philadelphia Ledger. The next session of congress will not b» devoid of interest; there will be a, rtT«r and harbor bill.