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Portland, Oregon—Portland Hotel, Perkins Hotel. CIRCULATION OF THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL Oct. 1 51,162 Oct. 2 50,774 Oct. 3 50,617 Oct. 4 51,227 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 Oct. 22 51,182 Oct. 23 51,118 The above Is a true and correct statement of the circulation of The Minneapolis Journal tor datei mentioned. KINQSLEY T. BOARDMAN, Manager Circulation. Sworn and subscribed to before me this 24th duv of October, 1901. C. A. TULLER, Notary Public, Hennepin County. Buller and the Boer War A London cable relates how King Ed ward took Oeneral Buller's part and de tended him against the charges made, and stood for the rescission of the war office's demand for Buller's resignation, but was confronted by the threat of resignation on the part of both Lord Roberts and Mr. Broderick, the minister of war, and had to yield to their proceedings against Buller, the gravamen of whose offending was his telegram to Oeneral White who held Ladysmith, telling him to surrender, or authorizing his surrender xo the Boers. White stuck to his defense. This action of Buller was the most vulnerable point in bis whole course during the difficult Natal campaign. But there is no question of his courage; if he was unfortunate as commander of, .the troops in Natal and met with many seri ous reverses, his plea that he was not supplied with enough men for the work fcas substantial value in his favor. He had not learned to fight the Boers. Not a few British generals do not know to-day how to flght these persistent fighters. Lord Roberts proved himself the best strategist of them all, as the British scored successes as soon as he put his plans In operation. Buller, under Roberts ■howed himself a good fighter in the sec ond advance for the relief of Ladysmith, but his success in relieving that point was marred by his failure to pursue closely the retreating Boers. Lord Roberts went home with the Im pression that the war was over and was honored by gifts of money and high office, but the third year of that war has opened with .the Boers Intensely active in every direction. The London Mail of Oct. 11 publishes a map of South Africa showing the territory, at that date, occu pied by the Boers and the shaded portions representing the location of Boers ex tend at intervals from within sixty miles of Cape Town to Pleterburg in the northern part of the Transvaal. The shaded spots ore very numerous in the vicinity of Johannesburg, and .the map very clearly explains how it is that Lord Kitchener has been unable to effect a com plete roundup of the burghers. Mr. Broderick stated in his letter to Colonel Vincent, of Oct. 7, .that, besides providing for the maintenance of 314,000 persons directly or indirectly connected ■with Vie war, the government is feeding 248,009 horses and mules in South Africa, and a reserve of four months' food supply for men and animals is maintained In ad dition. Every month .the government de liven «• %o\ilh African ports 10,000 re mounts, so there can be no excuse on the ground of deficient cavalry. The strain of the war is becoming very severe, but the prevailing sentiment in England is that the government should not flinch from its duty of prosecuting the war to the bitter end, or, until peace can be concluded on reasonable terms, which, In the British vocabulary means the up holding of annexation and .the subjection of the Boers by force. The.cost of the war at the beginning of the third year is approaching a billion dollars, and the probability is that It will continue another year. This is indicated by ,the fact that martial law has been proclaimed at the Cape, for such a step would not have been taken were it not that .the situation is serious. Martial law now extends over all British territory in South Africa, and the fact suggests the extreme optimism of Lord Roberts' declaration, about a year ago, that the war was over. If it is over a year hence the British government ought to consider itself fortunate. To make good its annexation of the Boer republics, at whatever cost, is the reso lute determination of the Brilish govern ment. It would not dare to withdraw if it could. One result of the conflict will be the conversion of Great Britain into a military power, a character she has not, since the Napoleonic wars, possessed. As nearly as we can make it out, what gives the south fits is the fear that Theodore Roosevelt's boy may want to marry Booker T. Washington's girl. Papa Roosevelt, having some business with Papa Washington, and knowing that he was a men of high character and refined manners, asked him to sit down and have dinner at the White House while they talked over their business together. If that doesn't point direct to a family al liance of the kind feared, the Memphis Scimitar would like to know what more is necessary to insure such a matrimonial misalliance. President Roosevelt yesterday took the degree of LL.D. at Yale and helped a Connecticut farmer 'round up" his kine. And the latter function was more en joyed by the president than the former. lowa's Impending Doom As the day of fate —Saturday—draws near, the football eleven of the Univer sity of lowa and all its supporters are working themselves into a state of mind that will fortify them for the impending defeat. To dread and apprehend defeat and then to meet it is to suffer doubly; to count on victory and meet defeat is to suffer a sudden death with no lingering agonies. We should not be thus boastful, though in our heart of hearts we know that there is no hope for this lowa eleven against the Minnesota giants, if the McCutcheon '"hunch" had not stirred the lowa rooters up to a point of "insufferable ar rogance. Backed up purely by the power of superstition these poor hawkeyes are talking even money whereas a week ago they suggested 8 to 1 as a proper basis for financial discussion of the interstate foot ball question. While the shouts of triumph that are soon to be changed to the wails of de feat are coming up from lowa, Dr. Wil liams is getting his giants into shape to brush away one more little obstacle be tween them and the championship. They have no fears, but will gladly go forth to battle with the full lowa eleven, seven linesmen and four backs,' to say nothing of the support of what may be called McCutcheon's "hunch"back; with foot ball prowess natural and supernatural. The Iow«. republicans are fortunate in having Senator Knute Nelson to speak for them. The senator has a plain, homely way of talking to plain people that makes more votes than more showy speechifying. During his tour of the Da kotas last fall, President Roosevelt, then candidate for vice president, repeatedly i remarked that he considered Senator Nel son the best vote-making talker he had, ever heard. The senator has a way of discussing political questions that causes his auditors to look upon him as one of themselves, a man arguing with his friends in a straightforward, level-headed way. Winston Churchill (Englishman) opines that the war in South Africa is an un mitigated nuisance and admits that the outlook is worse than ever. Churchill could serve his country better by going back to the front instead of staying in England and talking about the situation. The Cuban Question There is still a Cuban question. The question of her liberation from Spain has been settled. The question of Cuban au tonomy has been settled by the constitu tional convention. There remains to be settled the question of Cuba's trade rela tions with the United States. Congress will have to look this question in the face. Concessions in trade to Cuba, embodying lower duties on her-chief products, sugar and tobacco, are opposed by American sugar interests, the cane and beet sugar growers and producers. Our government, through the term of the Cuban organic act, is granted certain concessions by Cuba looking to the defense of the island from foreign invasion and domestic revo lution and the promotion of the best inter ests of the people. The Cubans unite in a request for closer commercial relations. The late President McKlnley strongly fav ored such a course and he would, to-day, favor the granting of concessions through reduction of duties on Cuban sugar and tobacco. The opposition is strong, but far from general. It Is reported from Washington that there is a Cuban annexation movement in progress in the south, which Ignores the pleading of the Louisiana sugar planters and proposes to make annexation an issue. Annexation is favored by a large and in telligent element of Cubans, who look with apprehension upon an autonomous Cuban republic and believe that their fu ture welfare depends upon the closest re lations with the United States. The south, from the time of Jefferson, has favored Cuban annexation. Jefferson himself re garded it as a future certainty. A demo cratic administration offered Spain $100, --000,000 for Cuba. It has been from south ern ports that most of the old filibustering expeditions sailed to capture Cuba. Meantime, the government will keep faith with the Cubans, as it has sedulous ly done since the conclusion of the Span ish war. When the Cubans find after ex perience that they can do better incorpor ated in therfvkmerican union, it is more than probable that the opposition In Cuba to such proceeding will have dwindled to comparative insignificance. But, in view of the tact that our government is under THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUKNAL. obligations to promote the best interests of the Cubans, the least that congress can do will be the making of some con cessions In tariff duties on Cuban prod ucts so as to Increase the exchange of products bet-ween Cuba and the United states. There is much talk of annexation In Cuba. The reason is that Cuban business men, knowing of the existence of ele ments in Cuba similar to those which lead the revolutions In other Spanish- American countries not far off, are anx ious for a stable government so that they can do business and make money. They know that if the island belonged to the United States there would be stability and security for property and a chance to do business. Justice Brewer put it well yesterday when he said that Yale university is a place where men are taught to recognize a Washington, whether his name is George or Booker. This dining of Booker T. Washington by the president has no essential bearing on the "nigger" ques tion. It was merely a recognition of the innate worth of a man. Yale's Honors That the honors of learning belong to no station in life and are not limited by national boundaries, is well illustrated by the honorary degrees conferred by Yale University yesterday. A Frenchman, three Scotchmen, a Russian, two Germans, two Englishmen, one Swede, one Canadian and two Japanese were among those honored. Of the Americans who received degrees were men of such different careers as Adn'ral Sampson of the navy, President Roosevelt, Chief Justice Fuller, White law Reid, Brander Matthews, John L<a Farge and Archbishop Ireland. The honor most significant of the spirit of the age, perhaps, was the one conferred on Archbishop Ireland. We do not now recall that such an horor has ever before been granted by a Protestant institution, and accepted by a Roman Catholic prelate. There has been some favorable and some adverse criticism both of Yale for grant ing this degree and of the archbishop for accepting it, but both were right. A prelate is not a prelate in every phase and activity of his life, any more than a public man is without private life. It was the archbishop's personal privilege to acept the honor, and in granting it to him In recognition of his qualities as a man and citizen, Yale honored Itself, in that it permitted no ancient prejudices to stand in the way of the conferring of a deserved honor. As for the degree of LL. D. granted to President Roosevelt, he will derive more satisfaction from it in that it was offered him before he had become president— that he is asured that the degree was won by his qualities and not by his high office. This honor serves again to call attention to the versatility and many sidedness of our president. A man of action, a rancher, a reformer, a politi cian, a statesman, a soldier, he has also acquitted himself so well in the field of scholarship that he may attribute his new degree to his work therein quite as much as to other achievements. What a calamity It will be If the Schley court of inquiry should happen to disagree with the Chicago Chronicle, The Minneapo lis Journal and their followers. They have already decided that the court would bo wrong, and would probably then dissolve the court and blot out the record.—Fairmont News. It won't. Don't worry any more about that. That court knows its business and will not take any chances on subjecting itself to the fate which the Newa sug gests. Philadelphia has a man who has two hearts. If he should lose one to one woman and the other to another woman what a "beautiful complication would arise. But, of course, the one that saw him first would have nine points of the law. White Flour Vindicated It is pleasant to know that attacks made on the nutritive qualities of white wheat flour are without foundation and that bread made from Minneapolis flour, which is the fashionable form of the staff of life the world around, is as rich In body-building elements that are actually incorporated into the system as other forms of wheat flour. There has been so much said in the last few years to the effect that the process of making white flour Inevitably eliminated the most desirable elements In the grain that the impression that such flour is not very valuable as a nutriment has widely obtained. Many persons have come to feel that in eating bread made from it they were consulting the palate rather than the needs of the system. Such en impression has been something of a handicap to the makers of white flour and has put them in the light of using immense capital and great productive capacity to put forth a flour which, notwithstanding all the palnß tak en with it, was really inferior to that made by simpler and cruder processes. The bulletin of the agricultural depart ment vindicating white flour will conse quently be a boon both to manufacturer and consumer. The bulletin does not esperse the coarser forms of flour, but rather relieves white flour of the odium it has unjustly borne. The evidence in the Noyes contempt case shows such rottenness, somewhere or somehow, no matter who is innocent and who is guilty, that everyone who be lieves in the immaculateness of the American judiciary will sigh with relief when the case and all its related mat ters are consigned to the past. The plumbers' strike has been very hap pily disposed of. All differences will bo referred to arbitrators, and in the mean time work goes on as it did before the strike was ordered, both sides agreeing to abide by the result. Arbitration which takes pains to develop all the facts and gives a verdict in view of all the facts Is the civilized way for capital and labor to settle their differences every time. ». __ »_ # jL__We rarely think how many Jo me /Caf/»#r peop i e> ln the course of Sensitive their work, are obliged to -«« • .-.=». handle explosives. Where Compounds there i 8 QUarry work or excavating goinf on, there is usually found the compound that Is not conducive to old age If it is mistreated. After a time men become accustomed, it is said, to handling the stuff and are absolutely certain to be come careless. In a few days a stick of the stuff unhinges like a Missouri mule, and It Is necessary to get one or two new work men,. This has a tendency to keep every body careful for some time. Dynamite Is strange stuff. Sometimes it caa b» 4roj>p«d without causing trouble, while at other times the least thing seems to annoy It, and the landscape has to be scraped to recover pieces of the party who Is nearest to the seat of trouble. Nitroglycerin is another •'critter" that has to be coddled. It comes in the form of a jelly and goes off like• a boy who has just robbed an orchard. When it is put in a hole it is not tamped down unless the workman happens to be a new arrival from Italy who does not understand a terse, profane Eng lish. The results in the latter case always guarantee that he never will learn the lan guage, for he Is invested with a halo and an Italian harp in about a sixteenth of a half second. The only safe way to handle high explosives is to let the Job out at loug range to some man who knows their tricks and then to get behind a stone wall. Ninety-six years ago the battle of Trafal gar was fought, and the Church of the Heav enly Rest In New York city held a memorial service. Just why a Church of HeaveiHy Rest should care to remember a battle fougnt by another nation ninety-six years ago is, indeed, a mystery. Lev! P. Morton's daughter, the Countess de Perigord, will live in the chateau once occupied by D'Artignan. And the Duke of Levi P. doe 3 not have to pay the count's debts either. * Henry Watterson is going to run for gov ernor of Kentucky. Since the Dr. Washing ton incident Mr. Watterson has had the stai eyed goddess of reform wear blinders. Two sick monkeys in the New York zoo stole the castor oil bottle and drank it all down before they were discovered. They have climbed the golden tree. President Hadley of Yale is said to have invited Booker T. Washington to dinner. The jnaii seems to be sure to get enough to eat wherever he goes. Borax may or may not be harmful, but the majority of people prefer not to find out by the deterioration of the linings of their stomachs. "Isn't this a fright?" remarked the coal man, with a gloomy aspect, as he surveyed the weather and began to lose faith in Prov idence. The czar has become a confirmed cigarette fiend. The nihilist may now lay aside his bomb. It may be a bit quicker but not much. Santos-Dumont Is looking for something to fill his airship with to make it weigh less. What Is the matter with holes? The Boers —We care not which party is In power in England as long as we ruu the nation's expense account. The Berlin city council is talking of a tax on cats. Leave off the "t" in the tax and It wifl be more effective. It is election time in New York and the candidates are around eating out of your hand. The airship that sails In the teeth of the wind is likely to get bitten. What is the matter with Carrie Nation for minister to Bulgaria. AMUSEMENTS Foyer Chat. There seems to be diminution In the In terest of the public in Wilson Barrett's heart stirring story of the trials of tho early Chris tians in Rome under the reign of Nero, as the usual attendance has marked the en gagement of "The Sign of the Cross" at th,e Metropolitan this week. The play will be given four more times, including a matinee Saturday. Richard Golden, when he wrote "Old Je-d Prouty," aimed to present a rural comedy drama, faithfully p^itraying a simple, honest- j minded countryman, and so natural did he make his creation that the public paid it the tribute of greatness This Is the eleventh year of the play which has seen over «,700 performances. It will be seen in this <--Tty for the last time the first half of next week, beginning Sunday. "A Capitol Comedy," in which Tim Murphy will be seen at the Metropolitan the last half of next week, has been recommended as a satisfying substitute for a trip to Wash ington. Those who have visited the beautiful city on the Potomac will recognize many glimpses of places and things that must have made an indelible impression on their memory. " One of the biggest, brightest and best mu sical comedies of the season is being pre sented at the B'jou the current week by Ward & Yokes and their large assisting contingent of fuumakers. This duo of comedians are well and favorably known here and their latest vehicle, "The Head Waiters," is one of the best offerings they have ever presented In this city. A feast of melody and mirth may be con fidently anticipated at the performance of the Black Patti Troubadours at the Bijou the coming week. This organization is ■accredited with giving a performance which never fails | to excite genuine enthusiasm. There are forty artists in the company and many have a reputation familiar in every city where there is a theater. Black Patti, the star, has won fame through her incomparable singing in every part of the world. The repertory of the Troubadours this season is entirely new and embodies the new laughing hit, "A Fili pion Misfit," with John Rucker, the Alabama Blossom, in the leading comedy role, ten great specialty acts and Black: Patti in a new musical creation called "Songs of Dixie." It Was Only Official. New Orleans Picayune. Necessarily, if the president should take negroes or both sexes into social relationc with his family, It would excite a great deal of prejudice; but, officially, as the chief magistrate of the republic, which embraces in its citizenship people of all colors and many races, he may confer with and enter tain people who are black, red, brown and yellow, as well as white, and eat and drink with them. • • • The Picayune takes it for granted that the president assumes to do officially that which he would not dream of in the way of violating accepted social usages and conventions, and, therefore, the Picayune has no criticism to make in the present instance. Fall* to Understand Them. Boston Herald. A Manila correspondent of the New York Tribune undertakes another analysis of Fili pino character, but he seems rather disposed to give up the Job after contemplating their inconsistencies. A country where women wear $20,000 worth of jewelry around their necks, but scorn to incase their legs in stock ings may reasonably be considered to be full of surprises, if not contradictions. Party Lines and the Bench. Philadelphia Press. When President Roosevelt appoints a demo crat to a federal judgeship—as he has done in Alabama—he declares in the broadest terms that judicial positions are not to be used as a matter of party spoils. Let Him Have Hla Fun. Verndale Sun :1 , • Borne of our exchanges are Inclined to be a little hard on Buckman's candidacy for con gressional honors. The game has not started yet, brethern, and why not ; let the old war horse knock around the bushes for a few Tionths. Vf ■""";■?;*..■ • ' ♦ ■ ■ <?> <$> ONE IN MINNEAPOLIS; ONE IN <§> •$> ST. PAUL ' <♦> ♦ :" ..*■'': <•> <S> ' Red Wing Republican. . •-. <$> <$> Two of the greatest men in Minne- <j> sota's history have passed , away dur- «$■ '♦• ing the past: few months. .One of <§> '*> these men lived to see a monument <$> <;♦> to himself.' unveiled, the other died <§> <%• and found a temporary rest ing-place <•> <£> in the vault at Oakland cemetery in <$> <%• . St. Paul. 1 The ? funeral ,-'j of the one •$> <§> (John S.Plllsbury) was held yester- <$> <§> day. The remains of the; other (Sen- <$> <§> ator Davis) were yesterday shipped to <§> <£> Washington because the state has not <§> <g> '•'■ cared ? sufficiently Ito * provide a f rest- I <§. <§> Ing-place for the deceased statesman. <•> <s> The contrast! heeds no comment. " <?> <«>-.. ,-;:"■ ' ■:■;:,: . rr.--fr'.! •- .:■•* MINNESOTA POLITICS The district attorneyship question is beintr held iv abeyance, and will hardly be settled until winter, when the senators mako up their slate for the other federal offics. Rumor has It that Senator Clapp is holding out for Frank M. Nye, and that Senator Nelson refuses his assent, but is willing to agree on John H. Steele.' Almost any out come is possible from this situation. Clapp, It is said, would really prefer Ch«rle* B. Haupt of Fergus Falls, but cannot get Sen ator Nelson's consent, as the senior senator is convinced that the appointment should go to Hcnnepin. Milton D. Purdy is by no nif-ans out of the race, and in order to get a ll.Miicpin county man the senators might compromise on Mm. The first district s still split, though A" Austin Register claims that Uray is about to withdraw Jo favor of French. Giving the appointment to the country would cause heartburnings in Minneapolis, and if it went to the north the first district would be nore. Should it go to the first district Haupt'a friends would be hostile. There se^ms to be no reason to change thy prediction that Hen nepiu will get the appointment, in the ful ness of time. The St. Cloud Journal Press discusses St Cloud possibilities in the congressional race as follows: I The -Minneapolis Journal political editor has discovered that Senator Brower refuses to be a candidate for congress, aud that Hrower's withdrawal seems to point to Judge Searle as I the St. Cloud candidate, although Colonel I William Westerman would be a strong eandi j date. If Senator Brower refuses to be a candidate It will be a disappointment to a large number of the younger republicans with whom he is Very popular. Judge Searle has not yet said he would be a candidate, al though his name has been many times men tioned through the district as a very availa ble man, and who could be easily nominated and elected, and with his prominence and ■ ability would make a most efficient eongress i man. Colonel Westermau would also prove a strong candidate iv case he wants the of fice. He is well known throughout the dis trict, .is a man of excellent business and executive ability, and whenever he has been before the people has proved to be a popular vote-getter. We clo not understand that St. Cloud has any aggressive candidate, and the men who might be persuaded to accept the nomination are so well known throughout the district that republicans of this county are perfectly willing to leave the selection of nominee to the balance of the district. Certainly St. Cloud cannot afford to bring out two condidntes. The opponents of Buck man outside Steams county are looking to ward St. Cloud for a candidate to beat the Little Falls man, and as the Journal Press suggestcs, St. Cloud may leave the selection to the, rtst of the district. Either Judge Searle or Colonel We-faterman will make the run if called on. Bower's withdrawal leaves the younger republicans of Steams county without a can didate. S&arle and Westerman are both old war horses, and have not be«n in favor with the younger generation. As between the two the Brower following will not have much choice. Editor Saylor of the Buffalo Journal does not believe that Bower is out of it. He says: Such a move would be the poorest kind of politics for Brower, for the chances are that a fight would bring him the nomination. I do not believe that Judge Searle would prove as strong a candidate as Brower. The latter has the prestige of being able to carry Steams county, the democratic stronghold of the state, and that goes far toward making him an available man. Brower's mcve is not politics at all; it is business. A new reason for Mr. Jacobson's nomina tion in the seventh district is found by the Fairmont News, which says: There is no reason why the new seventh district should not nominate Jacobson for congress, and many why it should. One of the chief things to be said in his behalf is that those hard-working congressmen need amusement and no man is more capable of affording it than "Jake." William R. Merriam will get a cabinet posi tion—if President Roosevelt takes the advice of the Lincoln Republican club of St. Paul. That organization passed resolutions Monday evening indorsing Merriam, and sent copies to the president and to each member of the Minnesota delegation. —C. B. C. OTHER PEOPLE'S .NOTIONS Darn on Which Martyr Presidents Were Shut. To the Editor of The Journal. Please give me the day of the week upon which each of our martyred presidents were shot. —M. Johnson. Waverly, Minn. President Lincoln was shot on Friday, April 14, 18B5; President Oarfteld on Saturday, July 2, 1881, and President McKinley on Friday, Sept. t>, 1901. Put In a ilad Hums. To the Editor o£ The Journal. I notice in your issue of the 11th an article from F. B. Roberts of Lake City, Fla., justify ing lynch law under certain circumstances. TTie writer supposes a case where a nameless outrage has been perpetrated upon the per son of an innocent girl. Standing in the rela tion of father of the girl he would burn at the stake the offender; he would raise a mob and cremate the wretch. Now, who should judge of the justice of this punishment? The outraged and excited friends of the victim, or should we rely rather upon the calm judgment of cool and rational men? If we depend upon a public sentiment created by feelings of revenge for wrongs, however grievous, all law, all order is at an end. Al low me to commend to your correspondent the remarks on this subject of Judge Lewis, who addressed the court in the recent trial of the assassin of the president. He puts your cor respondent in the worst company in the world —along with anarchists—as does, also, the trial judge. —X. AUTIMN GLOW If this the preface be of Death, In crimson, green and gold, What wondrous art illumineth The story Btili untold? —John B. Tat b in the Independent. The "Art Preservative." Red Win? Republican. It seems to be the meat packing business which is the art preservative nowadays. Daily New YorK Letter Mr. Morgan Bnys Pictures. Oct. 24.—Plerpont Morgan has just spent $750,000 for a most superb collection of paint ings, according to private telegrams received In New York from a celebrated connoisseur in art at Paris. First in importance in the col lection is Raphael's ■•Colonno Madonna," finer than any other work by the same great artist in the Louvre or the National gallery. iThls celebrated picture's history is known from the time It left the brush of the artist until it vanished during the turmoil attendant upon Napoleon lll.'s capture and Empress Eugenie's flight from Paris. Lesser pictures in the magnificent collection purchased by Mr. Morgan are from tho brush of Rubens and the English and Dutch schools. It is said Mr. Morgan will not bring his collection to America for some time. iordeiiakjoltPa Antarctic Expedition When the ship Hesperides leaves its dock In Brooklyn next Saturday, bound for South American ports, it 'will carry among the passengers Frank Wilbert Stokes. Mr. Stokes intends to join at Buenos Aires the third ant arctic expedition to be fitted out this year. It is the Swedish expedition, under Dr. Otto Nordenskjold in the steamship Antarctic that the American artist will join. This expedi tion sailed from Gottenberg on Oct. 16. It Is the intention of this party to approach the antarctic from the South American sld«. A Present of a 50,000 Car. The stockholders of , the Anheuser-Busch Brewing company took their president, Adol phus Busch, completely by surprise when they presented to him. the finest private car ever turned out of the Pullman shops. - Mr. Busch, who has been In Germany three months, re turned on the Kron Print Wllhelm. ' Mr. Busch was Induced to go to the Grand Central station** to T bid farewell to St. Louis friends. There j he was led to, the new • car, and was astonished 7to I see • that it I bore "■■ n"is: name— Adolphus—and.that It was manned by a crew of,his servants.v The ; party entered : and Au gustus Busch ; formally presented toe car IHUKSDAY EVENING, OOTOBEK 24, 1901. Grace Hfl mi^ <kigfS by _ n jEi 1 1 ? 4~,T -<|i MADGE Bytke Grace of <l J^edHat Copyright, IMt, by A. S. Richardson. H was such a startling bit of millinery — all crimson velvet, peacock breasts and glit tering buckles! Edith Harlowe, stepping from the elevated trafn, paused for a farewell glance in iis direction. The next instant there came v fierce tug on her belt. Then something strong and convincing clasped her wiiat. Vaguely she felt that her feet were dangling in space. Then she heard horrified cries. And finally she realized that she had been dropped unceremoniously upon the seat near est the door, with a crowd of curious people pressing upon her. "(), the poor thing, she's going to faint:" Edith drew herself up defiantly—only to drop back instantly into a more limp and comfortable position, and the down-town ter minus was reached before she felt equal to walking. A faint, peachblow tint crept into her face, as she approached the young guard who had so pluckily come between herself and death. "This is one of the times, don't you kuow, when one can't think of pretty speeches. It was all my fault —and —and if you had not —" .She shuddered suggestively. "Please give me your name—and my uncle will thank you better than 1 can. Perhaps he —" One glance at the guard and the words died on her lips. The young fellow was looking into her eyes with an air which would stamp any suggestion of reciprocal favors as an insult. "My name Is Larry Creston—and I would be pleased to meet your—er—uncle. Har lem? Yes, ma'am." And as he assisted a heavily laden Italian into the train, Edith turned away with a be wildered feeling that she had been dismissed, but not discourteously. In the great commercial world where she was but a clerical atom, the kaleidoscopic life tumbled madly on without reference to hair-breath escapes, and it was quite late in the afternoon before Edith found time to scratch off the following note: "Dear Uncle John: You have always said that when you could be of assistance to me, I should feel free to call upon you. Now 1 have a real favor to a9k. This morning your heedless niece was saved from a shock ing, if not fatal accident, by the quick wit and ready arm of a guard on the Ninth ave nue 'L.' He impressed me as being some what above the ordinary. I know that, from your point of view, I am rather a useless member of society; but still, if you agreo with me that I was worth saving, will you try to place this young fellow in a line more suited to his abilities? Your 'pull,' dear uncle, is unquestioned. Will you kind ly attach yourself to one of the numerous strings, and oblige, "Your appreciative if somewhat obstinate niece, — Edith Harlowe." "P. S.—His name is Larry Creston. For a week Edith heard nothing from her note. Then one noon she met her uncle rushing from his favorite cafe, and ahe walked at his side to the elevator door. "Well. Edith, I've seen your hero. First rate fellow, and, strangely enough, I've had some business dealings with his father. They live out in Ohio, and the boy, fresh from college, came here imagining that New York would be at his feet. Instead, he soon found himself on his uppers, glad to take the first thing that opened up, and too proud to write home for help." "Vm —uni," murmured Edith. "And what is more to the point, do you intend to help him?" John Harlowe smiled into the piquant face of his niece. "In good lime, Miss Independence! I've several things in line, but he's at least safe where he is. Long hours and exposure won't hurt him. He's tough as a pine knot—was a member of his college eleven—" "1 guessed as much," acquiesced Edith, with a smile. "Eh? Why?" inquired Mr. Harlowe. "Have you seen him since?" "No; but I guess he did not tell you—just how he saved my life. I've—well, I've felt that tackle." She disappeared in the elevator, leaving her uncle chuckling by thts cigar stand. At rare Intervals Edith made her appear ance at her uncle's dinner table. Her ac ceptance of such an Invitation was usually the occasion for christening a new gown. But on this particular evening she could ex tract no comfort from the fact that the chif fon applique on her bodice had been pur chased at a bargain.' Neither did she care about meeting the rising young novelist who was to occupy the seat on her aunt's right. The first breath of spring was brooding over the great city. The office had been musty and close. The columns of figures had danced like mad, gaunt dervishes before her eyes. Her aunt had just confided to her that she was having new lines made for the furni ture, when one of the several black-and white automations scattered about the rooms, ITesented itself before her, and resolved it self into—Larry Creaton. He took her out to dinner, and she tried to cast a scornful glance at her uncle, who nodded to her ai-ross a plateau of lilies and violets. But how could one look scornful when one'u head ached? Everything seemed to recall the drudgery of her daily work. The bread-sticks were long, narrow columns of figures. Instinctively she began to esti mate the number of almonds in the cut-glass dish on her left. Larry Creston's friendly eyes studied her face and he secretly wondered if this were the same independent, business-like girl who for mauy mornings had ridden on his train, and whether the change had been wrought by the trailing gown, the bared shoulders or -a faint sigh escaped her lips and Larry pulled himself together. "Has your uncle told you how good he's been to me? No, of course not! He's not that'sort of man. But I've a berth in the C. R. & N, office. I've been there two weeks, and the fellows are a jolly, clever lot." Edith smiled and the tired look faded from her eyes. During the remainder of the din- on behalf of the stockholders of the com pany. The car is furnished in English oak, mahogany, and golden oak, and has all the most improved appliances. It cost $50,000. Vernona Jarbean Stranded. Verona Jarbeau and her company of play ers are stranded in Jersey City, and their effects, including the equine playing the star port of the Wild Horse of Tartary in "Ma zeppa," are in the sheriff's care. Poor busi ness and big expenses are the explanation offered. Miss Jarbeau is now in the city. The other members of the company will come across the river to N«w York as as they get car fare. An Exposition of Everything. Henry A. Spaulding, a member of the Metropolitan Mu9eum of Art and several other art societies, has projected plans for what may be the greatest museum in the world. It is to be called the "United States Museum of Living History and Court of All Nations." Its estimated cost Is approximately $20,000, --000, and It will contain a permanent exhibi tion of everything good in cotemporaneous art and manufactures In every country of the world. At first blush Mr. Spaulding's plans might appear more or less chimer ical, but his standing In the community war rants the Interest feud respect which his an- nouncement has received. Mr. Spar.lding for twenty years was the foreign representative of Tiffany & Co., and during Ms visits at the European courts and palaces he formulated his plans. They were partly disclosed two years ago when he suggested that the museum should be built on Riverside drive, but at that time the money was not forthcoming. Since then several millionaires of this city, according to Mr. Spaulding, have assured him that they will contribute several millions to the project. The proposed site for the mu seum, however, has been changed to Pelham park, which is in the Borough of the Bronx, on Long Island Bound, just east of Hell Gate, and Is in many respects ideal for the location of the museum. The museum, ac- f by f MADCE BRONSON iier, she chatted brightly with Larry, and those nearest them, but young Creston wa3 not deceived. When they returned to the parlor, he secured for her a dim corner near a window, overlooking the garden. The moist odor of spring roses from the garden, the sky was placid and utar-llt. He did not bore her with idle talk, aid the girl wag grateful. Mr. llarlowe was very kind to this nieca whose ladepeafene* tried his soul, and lm carriage was ordered to take her heme. Mr. Crestou was closing the carriage door, when Kdith, with sudden compunction for her languor, exclaimed: "Can't I drop you at your rooms. Mr. Cres ton?" The young man laughed lightly. "I'm afraid it would be rather out of your way, but if I may, I'll ride as far as your flat." So he knew she had a flat. When they turned into the dim, quiet side-street, an odd whim seized the girl. "You've never seen our little den, Mr. Creston? I know it's rather late, and utterly unconventional, but won't you stop a bit? Somehow I dread my own company this even ing." The invitation was accepted with alacrity. A few minutes later they were seated in the glow of the lamp, Edith leaning- restfully against the soft folds of her cloak. While Creston's quick glancs took in the dainty room, whose every appointment had come from the home Edith had loved and lost, the girl was whimsically wondering what would happen if her companion, Mrs. Cor nelius, in dun-rolored wrapper and crimpers, should suddenly appear in the door-way and ask about the dinner, as was her custom, But Mrs. Cornelius slept, and Creston turned from his polite scrutiny of the room, to study Edith's face. "You are nearly worn out, Miss Harlowe." he remarked abruptly. "Do you have your vacation early 0" "In August, I believe, though the schedule's not made out yet." "Humph! August Is a long way off. Why don't you cut it ail and go with your aunt to —" Edith was aroused on the instant. "So uncle has been talking to you, and you've gone over to the enemy." "Not so bad as that," replied Creston cheerily. "I shall always be on your siue, of course, but then I think you are a bit unjust to your un^le and aunt, when they really want you for their sake as well aa yours." "Oh, but you don't understand," protested the girl. "Why, if I were to make my hom».> with them, my salary would not pay for my dinner gowns alone." "And you must work?" "I must work. I would be utterly unhappy, if I were dependent on any one. I love my work, indeed, 1 do." Creston rose and drew his fine figure to its full height before the tiny fire-place ana mantel. From this vantage point he dazed wistfully upon the graceful figure reclining in thp wicker chair. But when che looked up at him, the wistful expression had disap peared, and in its stead shone a light almost masterful. "I think that even the most independent cf you business women need some one to look after you occasionally." Edith flushed. "Thank you for the suggestion, and may I add that 1 think you have done your full share in—cr —looking after we?" In a flash he read her meaning. She thought he was reminding her of the incident at the "L" station—of her own carelessness and his so-called bravery. "Believe me, I did not mean that—l was only thinking how wan, and tired, and dis heartened you look." She held out her hand with a smile that veiled tears. •I am tired and horrid to-night, and you were very kind to come in and save me Trom myself. Will you come back some evening when 1 am more —amiable?" "] think," said Creston gently, "that I like you best as you are to-night—much better than when we meet downtown, and you are so—so —tailor-made." He had almost said "independent" or "self-assertive." But I shall come—whenever you will let me." John Harlowe met his niece on lower Broad way. "Hello, Edith, back from your vacation? Come in and have lunch with me." After they had taken possession of a table among the palms, and ordered the most cooi lng combination on the menu, Mr. Harlowe glanced keenly at the sun-burned face of his niece. "Look as if you'd been living on the beai'h. Been having beastly weather in town. By the way, young Creston's had luck. Rowland went over to the N. V. & H. and Creaton gets his place." "Yes?" Edith was building a shaky log cabin with knives, forks and spoons. ■•It's quite an advance for a man bo young in the service, and Edith —" There wad positive anxiety in the man's voice as he studied his niece's impassive face. "I hops you'll treat the boy—well, a little better after this." The girl's lips twitched, and the log cabin fell in a confused wreck. "1 really don't see how I can, my dear uncle. Ten days ago 1 promised to marry him, and 1 rather think that's the limit, don't you?" "He actually asked you to marry him on. that salary? Edith, that fellow will be presi dent of the system some day. Lord, what nerve, and on a hundred a month! Think of it!" '•Yes. and Just think If I hadn't turned to look at that red hat, and he'd never saved me. nor you'd never—" "There, there, Edith! This Is no game of consequences. Waiter I Exactly—a quart—ice cording to the plans, will bo tn the form of a circle $00 feet in diameter, including flva circular galleries. These galleries are to in tersect, diametrically, on the ground floor by four wings at right angles to each other. The wings are to be known, respectively, as the Donors Hall, the Hall of Literature, thi* Hall of Religion and the Hall of Gifts, and are to be surmounted at their Intersections by a central and open dome, rising to a height of 404 feet, and having as Its base a diameter of 230 feet. George B. Post, the archltest, estimates that It will take ny« y«axs to con struct the building. Low'i Reply to Tammany. The Tammany platform, having: nothing better, or rather, nothing worse, to say of Seth Low, charges him with "swearing off ' his personal taxes and with giving $1,000,000 to a university which "none but rich boys" can afford to attend. Mr. Low's reply to this Is clear, frank and explicit. He ahow« that until this year he paid taxes on 1167.800 per sonality, and Mr. Croker paid nothing. This year he was assessed on $500,000 and Mr. Croker on. ?25.000. Mr. Low consulted his lawyers and found that he was actually llablo to no personal taxation whatever. The tax commissioners askedui him to pay sometMng, even though he was not liable, but Mr. Low said that If he did not look out for his own Interests he would be a poor man to look out for the Interests of the city. A* for his gift to Columbia, It carries vith It the condition that the university shall admit fre« of tuition a specified number of pupils from the schools of Brooklyn who can pass the competitive examinations. Mr. Low says that a good way to get the necessary money for school buildings, in which t*» provide for children now kept out of the public schools, or put in half-day classes, would be to out down official salaries, but hf states that he does not mean by this that W would interfere with the salaries of teacher^ policemen and fire men, who earn ail the Honey they get under the law whan th«y perform their work prop erly.