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22d day of October, 1901.
Notary Public, Hennepin County.
Lincoln County's County Seat
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"What's potatoes wuth to-day?"
"Who did you say that Chtnyman was
Roosevelt et with?"
"Any news from Argentine about wheat to
"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
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
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.
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
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
"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.
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 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.
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' . 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'
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
"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
"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
"Sure you want advice—good advice?"
"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
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
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
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-.
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
"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
"You know—he died, ' she answered hum
"I know—who killed him," he mimicked her
tone. "Poor fool—you broke his heart, didn't
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
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
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
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*
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
Trouble Ahead.
Philadelphia Ledger.
The next session of congress will not b»
devoid of interest; there will be a, rtT«r and
harbor bill.

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