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JOURNAL
Average for Xl CCA
October KJiKj^J\J
Nov. 1 51,905
Nov. 2 53,002
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Of the circulatiou of The Minneapolis Journal
tor dates mentioned.
KI.NUSLKY T. BOAHIIMAX,
.Manager Circulation.
Sworn and subscribed to before me this
ilth day of .November, 1901.
C. A. TILLER,
Notary Public, Hennepin County.
The Ore Rate Decision
The railroad and warehouse commission
have divided upou the question of requir
ing the iron range railroads to make pub
llc their tariffs on the shipment of iron
or© from their mines to lake ports. Mr.
Staples and Mr. Miller have united in an
order requiring the iron range roads to
file in the office of the commission, on or
before Deo. 3. a schedule of the iron ore
tariffs and charges for the transportation
of iron ore not interstate traffic from the
several stations and mines along their
lines of road to the docks on Lake Su
perior at Two Harbors, and to keep such
schedule open for public inspection at
every depot and station on the line of
their roads. The majority of the com
mission, recognizing the limitations of the
commission as to inster-state commerce,
and the inability of the state to deal
with interstate commerce, have neverthe
less, asserted the authority of the state
to supervise the tariffs and charges upon
purely state traffic.
Chairman Mills dissents upon the
ground that none of this traffic is state
traffic; that it is all interstate commerce,
and .therefore, beyond the control and su
pervision of the state and the commission.
Mr. Mills' position would deny absolutely
to the state the right to even test within
the courts the power to compel publicity
of tariffs by these roads, and concede to
them absolute immunity from state regu
lation on all this iron ore traffic.
The majority of the commission, how
ever, without attempting to decide how
much, if any. of this traffic is state busi
ness, applies the principle that the state
has the power to regulate so much of it
as may be state traffic, and issues the or
der requiring the roads to recognize the
authority of the state in this particular.
Undoubtedly the authority of the com
mission will be tested in the courts. But.
undoubtedly, the state has a right to have
this matter determined judicially, since* it
affords the only escape open to the private
owner of mining property against the ex
actions of the iron ore monopoly owning
mines, railroads and steamship companies,
and raises the only defense against the
power of the iron mono-poly to so operate
Its transportation facilities as to depress
the value of private property, and, also,
the mining property belonging to the
state. The issue Involved is one of great
Importance and the outcome is more sat
isfactory than it waß feared ito might be.
And,, further, It may be suggested that
if it bo true, as the chairman of the com
mission contends in his dissenting opin
ion, that none of this traffic is state busi
ness but all of it Interstate, and that none
of it can bo construed or handled as state
traffic and subject to state regulations, the
railroads have spent a great deal of time
and money and have employed a vast deal
of eminent legal talent for nothing. They
do not ordinarily contend so vigorously
against mere shadows and ghosts. The
position taken by the majority of the
commission is at least the safe side for
the state to occupy at this time.
The necessity of a new department of
the federal executive functions, to be
known as the department of commerce, is
so obvious and has been so man*- times
discussed in papers and magazines that
it is a waste of words to argue for it
now. This Is a commercial age. All
great governments, and foremost among
them our own. are devoting their atten
tion and their energies to promoting the
commercial interests of their people. At
present the great work done in this line
by our government is distributed among
several departments. Like any other
•work, to be most advantageously done, its
parts should be correlated, unified and re
sponsibly directed. President Roosevelt
understands these facts, and, therefore,
we shall be surprised if he does not
recommend the establishment of such a
department.
President Roosevelt has negro coachmen
who are dressed in gorgeous livery and
wear star-spangled rosettes on their silk
hats. Information of this innovation will
not be well received on the Little Misourl,
in the Bad Lands, or on the Texas
ranges. It will cause more roars from the
cow ininchers than the Booker Washing
ton incident evoked from the southern
colonels.
The Farmer and the "Q" Deal
The farmers of the northwest may be
interested to know that they, with the
timely aid of Jupiter Pluvius. have insured
the success of President J. J. Hill in the
gigantic traffic deal consolidating the Bur
lington with the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific railways.
When the directors of the two north
ern roads, on June 30 last, gave their joint
collateral 4 per cent trust bond to the
amount of $:;i0,i[>4,400 In payment of
$107.57 V,200 of Burlington stock—that is
to say, gave two dollars in bonds for ev
ery dollar of "O" stock, which was the
equivalent of guaranteeing the holders of
the new 4 per cents a dividend of S per
cent on their former stock —the financial
world stood aghast. Wise men declared:
"Jim Hill has bitten off more than he
can chew this time"; and when the most
severe drought in years, blasted the corn
crop of the southwest in Burlington ter
ritory, predictions were general that the
Great Northern and Northern Pacific
earning power would be strained to the
uttermost to make good the Burlington
deficiency. But the October earning state
ments knock all the predict ions of the
doubting Thomases and show that the
farmers of the upper Mississippi valley
have come to the rescue with traffic de
mands which send the Hill project onward
toward the goal of success with the sweep
Of a North Dakota cyclone.
What have the farmers done?
This is what they did in October for the
Northern Pacific, They increased its
gross earnings to $4,595,499, as compared
with $3,389,965 for the same month last
year—an increase of $1,205,534, or 37.81
per cent. For the preceding quarter,
July 1 to September 30, Northern Pa
cific earnings were $10,460,178, a gain of
(1,991,850 over last year's comparative
showing. Consequently, for the first third
of the new fiscal year. Northern Pacific's
earning power shows a growth of $3,197,
--aS4, which is heavier by over $600,000 than
the increase for the full fiscal year pre
ceding, and the greatest record in the his
tory of the road.
This is what the big crops of the farmer
have done for the Great Northern. For
October they swelled the gross earnings
to $4,163,408, as compared with $3,023,327
for October last year — an increase of
SI. 140,081, or 37.71 per cent. For the four
months July 1 to Oct. 31, they piled up the
earnings to $13,557,227, an increase of $2,
--:'7l».C7 7, or 2S per cent. Coupled with this
heavy growth in earnings volume, is an
operating expense much lower for the two
northern roads than for any other Pacific
system.
But what of the Burlington earnings for
the critical year of the Burlington-North
ern deal? This is the greatest surprise
of all. The "Q ' comes up out of the
much-advertised drought district with a
report for the first quarter showing a sur
plus 23 per cent larger ihan for the same
time last year. ' In place of $13,225,020 as
the earnings of last year's first quarter,
the Burlington this year comes forward
with $14,430,796; and in place of a sur
plus of 52,835,946 with which to pay a
quarterly dividend of 1% per cent last
yeal-, it exhibits a surplus of $a,485,504,
which will not only take care of the re
quired 2 per cent for this year's quarter,
but leave a balance of over $1,000,000 to
the good. In other words, the Burlington
single-handed, without calling upon the
guaranty of the two northern roads, is
able to meet a dividend demand, on the
basis of present earnings, not of 8 per
cent merely, but of 9 per cent if neces
sary.
It may be that Burlington earnings for
the next quarter, when the corn movement
is heaviest, will not show the marked
growth of the first quarter. On the other
hand, the earnings of its two northern
asociates in the spring wheat territory
will show much larger gain in the second
than in the first quarter; so that the ag
gregate earning power of the roads in
President Hill's Burlington-Northern con
solidation is assured of increasing
strength, and the resources for making
good the 8 per cent guaranty on Burling
ton stock are unquestioned. The farmers
of the northwest, therefore, with their
record-breaking crops, have given J. J.
Hill a bulwark against which all the pes
simistic predictions of Wall Street com
petitors fall inu>otently. There Is little
question now that the "Q" deal will be
sustained in its critical period and come
through its first year with a financial
showing which not only will astound the
hostile critics but go far beyond the san
guine expectations of Hill himself.
Schwab ought to resign. Far from get
ting a million, it turns out that his salary
last year was only a few thousand more
than $300,000.
The New Century Lectures
Two kinds of satisfaction may be de
rived from a course of lectures. These
are the entertainment and instruction that
may be received, on the one hand, and the
opportunity they afford the public to come
into direct contact with the lecturers on
the other. The latter kind of satisfaction
is directly proportionate to the eminence
and personal worth of the lecturers. An
ideal lecture course is one that looks to
the realization of both of these purposes.
Lectures in themselves valuable, delivered
by eminent aud talented persons, should
be the aim of such a course. Such, we
take it is the aim; certainly it promises
to be the performance of the New Century
lectures.
There have (been longer courses of lec
tures offered the Minneapolis public and
there have been many courses graced by
great names, but as a course, uniformly
strong and brilliant, and as one satisfying
the two requirements set forth in the
preceding paragraph it is not an exag
geration to say that the New Century
Lectures are the best Mlnneapolitans have
ever had an opportunity to patronize.
A mere recital of the names of the
lecturers, men and women all known to
fame, is sufficient to indicate the richness
of the course. Ernest Seton-Thompson,
Sarah Grand, Clara Morris, Henry Wat
terson. Max O'Rell, Dr. Henry Van Dyke,
Dr. Hamilton W. Mabie, Burton Holmes—
these are all well known names—names
that stand for talent and
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
lames of persons we would like to l:c
and hear.
Lectures by such persons the public will
always be delighted to hear and as long
as such programs are offered the lecture,
as a means of communication between the
man with the message and the people, wil]
not fall into disfavor. It is a positive
benefit to the community that such a se
ries of lectures is provided for it. On the
other hand it reflects credit on the com
munity that ihere should be a popular de
mand for so high-grade a .course. That
there is such a demand the gratifying and
substantial evidences that have come'to
those in charge of the course leave ro
doubt.
The state board of control intends to
have the training school for girls fit them
for wives. Is this a direct thrust at
women's clubs?
Very Much Alive
The MinneaDolis Commercial Club is a
very live organization. There was
abundant proof of this at the annual
meeting last night where 467 votes were
cast for directors and president.
1 his splendid organization has arrived
at its present influential and prosperous
condition through careful and efficient di
rection, and it is .gratifying to know that
the same policies which have produced
this result are to be continued in the
future. While Mr. Paris was fully com
mitted to the prosecution of the public
work undertaken by the club, the im
pression was given out by some of his
most active supporters at the outset that
their purpose was to emphasize the social
side of the organization at the expense
of its activities as -an organization deal
ing with public affairs. The club has been
so successful in its beginnings and is so
promising as a representative body stand
ing for the business interests of the city
thai the apprehension lest this feature of
the club's work might suffer if too radical
changes were made in the directly doubt
less contributed to the result of last even
ing.
It certainly was gratifying to find very
many of the most active and successful
business men of the city standing in line
and waiting for their chances to deposit
their ballots and express their views with
regard to the i/olicy which Uie club shall
pursue in the future.
This militates in no respect and in po
degree against the social side of the or
ganization. All the regular revenues of
the club are devoted to maintaining it as
v social organization. No money is ex
pended on the public affairs except such
as is derived from other sources than
those relied upon to maintain the organi
zation. Not only so, but the organization
as a social body has unquestionably been
greatly strengthened and has been able
to provide for itself better accommoda
tions by reason of its activities in con
nection with public affairs than it could
have hooed to enjoy maintained solely as
a social organization. The wisdom of a
policy which has led the club up to its
present position as a representative- body
of business men has been amply justified
by the results, both within and without
the clubrooms.
There is one thing about the chair
man of the railroad and warehouse com
mission that The Journal has re
marked upon before—you can always tell
just where to find him.
An Injunction That Governs
Government by injunction took a long
stride forward in that order issued in
Cincinnati Saturday by Judge Kohlsaat of
the United States district court. We are
not familiar with the controversy be
tween a clothing house and the Custom
Clothing Makers" union which has resulted
in this injunction.
We do not know whether Judge Kohl
saat's action is good law or not.
But we do know that if it has a general
application it is wrong, outrageously
wrong.
What is becoming and what will be
come of our prized and vaunted American
liberties if a judge can forbid officers of
a labor union to notify certain persons
by means of letters, telegraph or tele
phone, that a company has refused to al
low its employes to organize or use ,the
union label?
The more conservative citizens have re
garded as the rhodomontade of walking
delegates much of the talk about govern
ment by injunction. But Judge Kohl
saat's course suddenly brings it home to
all of us that there is great danger that
the courts may become the despots of the
country. It begins to look as if there is
no limit to the injunctive sphere of the
courts.
And an injunction is only another name
for a command.
There seems to be great danger that the
judiciary will develop at the expense of
the other powers of government. The
courts are becoming the makers and exec
utors of law as well as its interpreters,
and the power of injunction is now ap
plied far beyond what would seem to be
the proper Juridical scope.
This evolution must be stopped. If the
Judges are usurping powers that do not
belong to them there is need of impeach
ment proceedings. If the law is to blame
there is pressing need of amendments
that will correct .the evil.
Big Game and the Law
The return of the open season for deer
in Minnesota brings up for discussion
among sportsmen the old question of the
prospects for preventing the extermina
tion of the big game of the state—deer,
caribou and moose. The laws governing
the shooting of these animals are- strin
gent, perhaps too stringent to accomplish
their purpose, but the killing of big game
out of season goes on year after year.
Now and then we hear of some lively en
counter between game wardens and poach
ers, and often groups of illicit hunters
are arrested, fined and their hunting out
fits confiscated. But campers in summer,
the settlers and the Indians all the year
around, and pot hunters throughout the
winter continue ,to kill moose and deer.
The story about pot hunters supplying
lumber camps with moose and deer meat
is so often repeated from so many dif
ferent parts of the game region that w»
must believe that it has a good foundation.
In the game country public opinion does
not help or sustain the game wardens. It
is there held to be the settler's inalien
able right to kill moose and deer for his
table, and it is often held to be quite the
clever thing for some resident of a town
or village to slip out and kill a deer out
of season. The feat is madie the subject
of no end of jokes and chaffing, and even
the local papers allude to it in a Jocular
way.
The principal effect of the game law*
is in keeping out of the woods the noa
■-esident sportsmen. There is no local
'eeling to sustain the non-resident who
alls into the clutches of the warden, and
it is rather difficult for him, equipped for
hunting, to enter the game country with
out attracting the attention of the war
dens. Moreover the ?25 fee exacted of
hunters who come from outside the state
tends to restrict their number.
But, granting that the chief effect of
the laws is to keep down their number
and limit the season during which non
resident sportsmen may kill big gjme, it
must be conceded that ihe laws do very
materially protect the game. Unrestrained
by law, many of these hunters would be in
the woods at all seasons of the year, and
euch would kill far more deer than is
now permitted. The great swamps
and rough and rocky regions in part of
northern Minnesota constitute splendid
natural game preserves, which will shel
ter deer and moose for years if the game
laws are fairly well enforced. These will
be more rigidly enforced with a growing
local sentiment in favor of protecting
game. Improvement of the laws from
time to time will, doubtless, add to their
efficacy. It is a grave question whether
it is a strength or weakness of the new
law that It forbids the selling of the deer
a hunter kills. As this intrenches upon a
man's right to do with his own property
as he pleases, it may lead to contempt
for the law as a whole. But the purpose
of -our game laws is excellent, and at
present they are as well enforced as they
can bo with a small appropriation ana
30,000 square miles of big game country
to guard.
The Nonpareil Man i
TTT**TTT IXTTTYXXT*TIITTTTYTTTII I UtUXIXXIIXI XXXXxI
Diary of the Last Fly.
Friday, the Stn.—l think the weather must
have warmed up a little. The first thing I
knew 1 came to myself on the door jamb,
where I had become insensible when the cold
snap came on. 1 was chilled to the t«one
and could barely walk. They opened the door
to air the house and when the current of
warm air struck me 1 revived. I loosened up
in a minute and dodged ii.to the house ju^L
before they closed the door. It was clearly
providential.
After giving thanks for my miraculous
preservation 1 went over to the table and
stood on a hot toffee cup for a moment
wavming my feet. I had had some fears of
pneumonia but felt so much better now that
my anxiety was soon dissipated. [ heard the
lftdy of the house lemark, "Well, if there
isn't the last fly." From the hot cup, I dent
over and stepped in the butter and retired to
the ceiling to rub it iuto my sore and
stiffened muscles.
Saturday, the 9th.-Have secured a fine
position behind the allegorical picture of
"Spring." A current of warm air strikes me
from the register as I write Think lam fixed
fcr the winter. I went over the house this
morning carefully. There is not another fly
in it. The solitude is profound. 1 shed a few
unflyly tears but afterwards took courage as
I thought of the past. All may yet be well.
Had a, narrow escape this morning at
breakfast. After stepping in the honey I tried
to slide on the baldheuded man. He struck
at me blindly and barely missed.
1 put in sometime on the ceiling musing
on niy solitary state and getting my wings
into better shape. (.Mem.—Keep off the bald
beaded man until in better condition.)
Sunday, the 10th.—This day has been given
up to meditation. It is a fearful thought
that 1 am "The Last Fly." There is prob
ably not another one of my kind north of
Chicago. What an awful thought that I have
been so miraculously preserved when so many
have perished miserably. Resolved to be a
better fly in the future.
I nearly froze my foot stepping on the
window pane. It was a -warning to me. Tiler;;
is a spider web in the corner by the kitchen
door. The spider gnashed his teeth horribly
as I flew by. He was thin and tigerish.
(Mem.—Keep away from the kitchen door.)
He waved his two front feet at me and said:
"Hello, fly, how is everything."»
"Good," 1 replied.
"Come in and sit down and have a pipe
with me."
I gave him the laugh, but I will confess
that it sounded hollow. I got away as quick
ly as possible. He was waving both fore feet
in the air and trying to hypnotize me. He did
not succeed, though I felt faint and sick
tor some time afterwards. (Mem.—To beware
of malicious mental malpractice.) Dipped in
the cream to-day and stood on the French
plate mirror for some time. Very successful
day on the whole.
Little Side Issue*.
A ranchman at Medora, N. D., writes that
Theodore Roosevelt has never been •'Teddy"
with the men on the ranges. That is another
appellation from which the east Is responsible.
"He is always spoken of on the ranges and
by the men with whom he associated in the
west as 'Mr. Roosevelt.' " Now let some icono
clast come out and say that the president
went up San Juan hill in an automobile.
"Modern Society," published in London,
says that "a brother of the late Lord Alrlie,
Lyulph Ogilvy, has cut out an original ca
reer for himself as a cowboy in Massachu
setts." He will soon be shooting the lights
out in ■Concord, lassoing the Bunker Hill
shaft and making a picturesque roundup on
Boston common.
Lucille—(l) The story that President Paul
of the Commercial club traces his ancestry to
St. Paul is probably, as you suggest, a joke.
(2) Yes; cut your flouncing goring aud run
a cross stitch through them in greens or yel
lows. Either effect is very fetching.
A Nebraska man took sick and consulted
eight doctors, one after the other. He de
clares that no two of them agreed on what
was out with his internal tackle, but that
six of them did agree on an operation. He
is still alive and thoughtful.
The country Is calling for a court martial
for Captain Clark, who persisted in wearing
out the machinery of the Oregon by racing
around the lower tip of South America during
the Spanish war.
A Long Island hunter bought a "bird dog"
with a pedigree as long as one of father's
fishing stories. He lost confidence in it, how
ever, when he saw a chicken chasing the pup
around the yard.
The original "Casey" who fanned out in
the national ode, "Casey at the Bat," died
last week. He '"got home" safely at last and
his score counts.
Mr. Van Wyck doesn't care. He still owns
his ice stock.
In tli<- Tall Timber.
The Sleepy Eye Dispatch recalls Oplc
Reed's Kentucky character who, loafing
around the railroad station, becomes so ac
customed to leaning against the depot that
he always did it. One day the railroad com
pany moved the depot, but the loafer came
as usual, leaned, lost his balance and fell,
and then brought action agalnat the company
for damages received in falling. The Dis
patch adds that Henry Goettsche must have
read something of the Kentucky loafer and
the depot Incident, for last Friday he had
some new pieces of siding placed about shoul
der high on the corner of his building—re
placing boards that had been worn thin and
fragile by the shoulders of thousands of loaf
ers for the past several years—worn so thin
that they were dangerous and the owner
doubtless thought that some day one of the
"steady" gang would come there, lean against
that fragile wall, break through and maybo
hurt himself—so he had those boards re
placed and the "steady" can come and lean
and have no fear of damage to himself of the
property.
The Princeton Union tells how Banker Pet
terson of that town has been having all kinds
of trouble over his automobile that he longed
for, but which hardly ever came. Finally it
was found that the auto arrived at Elk
River some time ago. En route it was dam
aged in a wreck, but was repaired , and got
in readiness. to .make the run up from Elk
River. : The Princeton banker . went down
Tuesday to meet the expert and enjoy a ride
up along the boulevards between Princeton
and the junction; but when the horseless car
riage was brought out, it was found that it
needed the services of a plumber to thaw it
out. The boiler and connections were all
frozen up, and it was decided to place the
automobile in winter quarters. Meantime
Banker Petteraoo is hitting the sidewalk
mornings with the common people.
The Dassel Anchor nearly twists a fluke
laughing because Axel Nelson and a young
lady drove to Kingston Thursday evening,
and when they came back it seemed to Axel
that he was riding up hill all the way to
town. «Vftpr arriving it was discovered that
the hind wheels of the buggy were where
the front ones ought to be—and it cost Axel
a box of cigars to keep the boys greased.
I The Kushmore Enterprise slipped a cog for
| three issues, but it now comes out with three
new warm editors in the office chairs and a
"junior assistant serving his apprenticeship
running errands and keeping the flys off th"
devil." And it is pretty cold for "flys," too.
—A. J. Russell.
AMUSEMENTS
H. Reeven Smith at the Metropolitan
In "A Brace of Partridge*."
H. Reeves Smith, who proved his worth as
a comedian by his effective characterization
of the principal role last year in "The Tyran-
I ny of Tears," returns this year with a much
I lighter yet very clever play by Robert Gan
thouy, a rising young English farce-writer.
"A Brace of Partridges" is an excellent ex
ample or English farce of the better type, in
i which the fun is extracted principally from
I the situations. Unlike "Charley's Aunt," one
I of the most popular of the farces cent across
j to us by the English writers, this play has
| the added attractiveness of witty and brilliant
I dialogue. It is noteworthy, too, that the com
j plications which give rise to such merriment
are not essentially improbable and that they
grow out of each other very naturally. It is
a relief to be able to laugh at a farce, with
! out the disquieting thought standing in the
background, like a skeleton at a banquet, that
j such flings never could happen in real life.
i Mr. Ganthony has succeeded in tangling his
i characters up in admirable confusion, without
■at the same time putting too heavy a strain
on the ■credulity of the audience. Once you
admit the marvelous resemblance on which
the story turns, and the rest follows naturally
enough. Mistaken identity is, of course, a
dramatic device as old as the stage itself,
but the author is entitled to praise for the
ingenuity with which he has used the device
in the construction of his comedy. *
Mr. Reeves Smith is thoroughly English in
every attitude and inflection, and one Boon
discovers that h's insular mannerisms are
natural and not mere affectation. He demon
strated clearly that he was an actor of parts
by the clever manner in which he differentiat
ed the two characters ho impersonated. This
was not accomplished by tricks of make-up or
costume, but rather by an indefinable but
non* the less unmistakable difference in the
pereonality of the two Partridges. This differ
ence was discerned by the characters on the
stage as well as by the audience, which of
course heightened the effect. His comedy
work is delicate and refined and far removed
fro:n the boisterous hilarity of some of our
comedians. In a way he recalls Charles
Wyndham, probably the greatest living Eng
lish comedian.
The supporting company is a strong one.
The inimitable impersonation of the waiter by
William Eville stands out us one of the best
bits of eccentric character acting seen here
for a long time. Mr. Eville's Spifflns is be
yond praise—a sketch worthy of Dickens at
his best. The shambling- walk, the vacuous
face, lighted up at times with gleams of supe
rior and even condescending intelligence, the
consuming but silent, laughter—these were but
touches in a wonderful portrait. Another fine
character bit was Ernest Elton's bailiff, no
doubt a more familiar type than the waiter,
but well conceived and consistently executed.
Miss Margaret Robinson has not the oppor
tunities she had in "The Tyranny of Tears"
for effective acting, but she gives a pretty
p.nd pleasing picture of the little country maid
who helps her father at the public-house and
who falls in love with the- handsome young
aristocrat. The effective scene in the first act,
where the young fellow decides to throw over
family and all and marry his love, was about
the only ohance Miss Robinson had to show
what she could do, and here her simplicity
and sincerity were admirable. Mis 3 Marie
Rawson plays the American heiress no doubt
just as the author conceived that character
for English, audiences—mercenary of motive,
unpolished of manner and unwomanly of ac
tion. No doubt it passes current in England,
but here it is instantly seen to be a distorted
caricature. Yet it is interesting as a comic
portrait of the American girl seen through
English eyes.
The other impersonations are mostly good,
notably the stable lad of Gordon Tomkins,
the impecunious nobleman of Henry Rich and
the scheming stepmother of Lillian Brainerd.
—W. B. Chamberlain.
Robert >1 an tell ut the Bijou in
•'Hamlet."
The problem .suggested by Robert Mantell's
Hamlet is just this: Is an actor, present-
Ing Shaksperean and classical roles in a pop
ular-priced playhouse, to be adversely criti
cized for humoriag his audience? If not,
then the Hamlet of Robert Mautell is worthy
of much praise. From the viewpoint of
those who paid their money to see it last
night, the characterization is admirable. Mr.
Mantell's Hamlet is essentially melodramatic,
and the very scenes in which this trait is
most noticeable were received with the most
enthusiastic expressions of approval by the
audience. In the opening act, where Hamlet
first sees his father's ghost, Mr. Mantell's
acting was melodramatic in the extreme, and
he was rewarded with a tumultuous burst of
applause from all over the house. Again,
iv the graveyard scene, Hamlet's speech to
Laertes, closing, "I'll rant as well as thou,"
and delivered accordingly, was the signal for
another prolonged outburst. If the player is
to be blamed for this, so, too, should be the
audience; but If it is conceded that a popular
priced Hamlet should also be a popular Ham
let, then Mr. Mantell's interpretation is not
difficult to understand, and its faults easy to
palliate.
Apart from this, however, there is much in
Mr. Mantell's acting of the Dane that is ad
mirable from whatever standpoint. Hte read
ing of the soliloquy, "O, what a rogue and
peasant slave am I," though lacking in intro
spective quality, was very well done; and
throughout the play the less sombre passages
were handled with good effect. In deport
ment and bearing, his Hamlet is the best
role he has yet assumed during the present
Th Ophelia of Miss Marie Booth Russell Is
a disappointment. There is apparently no
excuse for the terrifying shriek with which
she rushes from the stage In the mad scene,
and at no time did she succeed in persuading
the audience that she had more than a pass
ing interest In Hamlet himself, despite the
concern of her brother and father lest sbe
err through her love for him.
The king of Mark Price is worthy of all
praise. Mr. Price read the speech beginning
"O, my offense is rank" with admirable em
phasis and excellent expression. Through
out he played with a nice understanding of
his role. His achievement should do much
to increase his already established reputa
tion for scholarly and artistic work.
The JLaertes of W. J. Bowen is commenda
ble, as is also the Polonius of Alfred H.
Hastings. John V. Dailey won the favor of
iiis audience as the first grave-digger. Miss
Minnie Monk is not acceptable as Queen Oer
trude. In the closet scene she committed the
error of shrlklng aloud at the appearance of
the ghost, although the vision is supposed
to be invisible to her eyes. Elsewhere the
cha-acterizatlon lacked sincerity, and indi
cated an unfamilarlty with the traditional
"business" of the part.
The scenes In which the ghost makes his
apearance, both In the first and third acts,
were marred by Inexcusable blundering with
the lights. The production Is well costumed
and is mounted as well as could be expected
when it is remembered that Mr. Mantell is
carrying this year scenery for no fewer than
a half dozen playa. —J. s. Lawrence.
Foyer Chat.
"King Dodo," the new comlo opera about
which bo much has been written in praise,
has completely captured St. Paul, and it is
believed the engagement here, beginning
Thursday evening, will be the most notable
of the season.
"The Burgomaster," which comes to the
MetroDolitan next -reek, may be expected a
TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 12, 1901.
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Copyright, Wl, by I. C. Byrne.
O'Xeill's office was small. He did not need
a larger one. Young lawyers seldom do.
There are several good reasons why they
don't, but that has nothing to do with this
story.
The office was also an inside one—that is, it
looked out on a court, a great, well-like
space bounded by four walls—not blind, blank
walls, but walls fairly bristling with staring,
impudent windows.
Behind those windows myriads of busy men
and women worked at schemes by which they
hoped to enrich themselves and, sometimes,
incidentally to impoverish others; schemes as
far-reaching in their consequences as the
stone which, thrown into a stream, eends a
ripple to the farthest shore.
Still, though these schemes may have been
Interesting to a thoughtful man making a
study of the great tragicomedy of life, nei
ther the walls nor the windows were particu
larly so. Yet O'Neill passed a large part of
his time gazing intently at the window op
posite his own.
Time and again when he had seated him
self at his desk, determined to add a chap
ter to the book destined to bring him fame,
and, what was of even more vital importance,
to pay his most pressing bills, he found his
glances wandering across >the space which
separated him from the desire or his eyes.
"1 wish she'd move her desk," he muttered
half angrily one day as he found himself,
as usual, watching instead of working—watch-
Ing the slender, modestly dressed girl who sat
in the- window working so busily that she had
no time to discover that opposite her was a
young man whose valuable time she was
wasting. Or, if she had, she had never rj
vcaled the fact. But the ways of a maid
with a man are not always simple, and i=he
may have been wiser in her generation than
he knew.
He had scarcely uttered the : wish before he
was fearful that it might come to pass, so
he cried out hastily, as if anxious to pro
pitiate some jealous eavesdropping god who
might take him at his word: "No, 1 don't.
I'll take it all back, dear little saint." in
fairy tales men have been granted thoughtless
wishes to their own undoing, aud she was
the princess of his fairy tale.
Why, then, did he call her the saint? He
hardly knew. He certainly could not have
told why If asked. Yet he felt that it suited
her better than any other name he might
have used. Perhaps it was because she uever
seemed conscious of him—saints have a way
of Ignoring poor mortals; perhaps because
she parted her dark hair. Madonna wise, over
her rather pale face in a fashion that added
solemnity to its youthful seriousness; per
haps because the man who sometimes stood
near her, dictating letters to her, looked such
a sinner that, by the law of contrast, he
made one think of saints.
O'Neill, at least, thought he looked like a
sinner, and one for whom there was no hope.
"Old satyr!" he growled at him as, watch
ing from the shallow depths of his bare little
office, he saw him lay a too familiar hand
on the girl's shoulder. "I don't like his po
lygamous eyebrows. By Jove! What a scoun
drel !" For the satyr had suddenly stooped
and kissed the saint.
••O'Neill saw the start which showed how
unexpected the caress was, could almost hear
the frightened exclamation with which she
sprang to her feet. In another moment sha
stood with her hat on, covering her type
writer, and then she was gone.
The young lawyer was hot with rage, fiery
with righteous indignation. He flung' him
self into the corridor and started around In
blind zeal to do something, anything. The
need for action was strong within him. But
before he made the first turning he felt how
impotent he was, for he realized instinctively
that the saint would shrink from the pub
licity of a scene.
But he was determined that she should
work no more for that man if he could heip
Daily New York Letter
Help for the War Sufferer*.
Nov. 11.—The Rev. Herman D. Van Brock
hinzen, formerly a pastor at Pretoria, South
Africa, who has been on a trip through the
western part of the United States, has made
a statement of the money received by him in
various cities. The total is $9,940.6."., of which
$4,SSO was cabled to Pretoria and he has
$4,779.90 on hand.
The money was sent through General Birk
hoff, Jr., consul of the Netherlands at Chl
sago, and Is for the Boer women and children
in British camps in South Africa. Mr. Van
Brockhinzen •will give a lecture iv this city
■the latter part of the month on the concentra
tion camps.
Seth Lotv RetuniK.
Mayor-elect Low, accompanied by Mrs. Low,
got back from Great Harrington this morning.
He got, while away, just what he went up into
the Berkshire for—rest. He attended to no
business to-day, and spent only five minutes
in the temporary headquarters ai Twenty
third street and Fifth avenue.
To-morrow Mr. Low will tackle the 500 tel
egrams and 1,800 letters which were received
at his city address while he was in the coun
try. The bulk of them are congratulatory
messages.
Mm. Moore Will Marry Auiilu.
Tt 1s announced that Mrs. Louise T. Moore,
widow of John Godfrey Moore, who was head
of the firm of Moore & Sehley, and who died
on June 23, 1899, Is engaged to be married to
Warner M. Leeds, first vice president of the
American TJn Plate company. The date set
for the marriage has not been made public,
but It •will be early. Mrs. Moore Is now
abroad. It was said to-day that she would
return next month.
Mrs. Moore was Miss Louise T. Hartshorne,
daughter of the late James M. Hartshorne,
and was Mr. Moore's second wife.
Mr. Moore left a will by which his widow
and his two daughters from his first marriage,
Ruth and Faith, received the greater part of
his very large estate, which included thou
sands of acres of land at Winter Harbor, Me.,
where Mr. Moore had his summer home and
established a colony of some size. Mrs. Moore
Is fitfll living at the Moore residence, 11 B
Sixty-fifth street. Mrs. Hartshorne, her
mother, is there now. She Is an invalid.
Mr. Leeds comes from Elwood, lnd. He is
a member of the Laix-hmont Yacht Club.
Where the Barons' Coal Goes.
A shipment of 1,600 tons of anthracite coal
was made to-day on the steamer Hanover,
aud 2,500 tons will be exported a week later.
mammoth organization of eighty people, and
an entertainment abounding in mirth, beauty
and song. From all accounts, "The Burgo
master" must be a phenomenally artistic
and financial triumph.
Robert B. Mantell will appear at the Bijou
to-night In the name role of "Othello." He
Is said to give a most finished and artistic
impersonation of this role, and the rest of
the company Is said to be congenially cast.
For the matinee to-morrow, "Romeo and
Juliet" will be the bill, and for Wednesday
evening "Othello" will be repeated. Thurs
day evening "Richelieu" will be preaentel.
Friday evening "Hamlet" will be repeated,
and for the Saturday matinee "The Lady of
Lyons",will be presented, and Saturday eve
ning Mr. Mantel! will repeat 'Richard III."
An entertainment replete with originality
and headed by comedians well known as cre
ators, la promised the coming week at the
Bijou In the Two American Macs and the
dainty comedienne Mazle Trumbull, In their
latest suooesa, "The Irish Pawnbrokers."
With the Crime of 'TS.
Omaha Bee.
A bill prohibiting the free coinage of silver
has passed the Spanish chamber of deputies.
The Spanish legislators do not appear to real
ice that they are rendering themselves - liable
to be Indicted for being accessory after the
fact to;the crime of '73.
ACROSS THECOURX
BTICBTRHE-
it. Doesn't a saint belong to the one who
worships? And have not men of all times
and of all nations come forth gladly to death
rather than have their idols desecrated?
Adroitly eDoi'gh, he learned who the man
was—a lawyer, a politician, a professional cor
lupter of legislatures. And the saint? Oh, a
little typewriter, Miss Browne, who seemed
rather demure for a man like Lawson, who
was rather "a good fellow." .Strange that
when some men say "a good fellow" they are
thinking of qualities never found '.a a sum
mary of the virtues!
Then O'Neill wrote her a letter such as
Galahad, had he lived In these strenuous
days, might have written. He explained how
he had seen the affront to which she had been
subjected, regretted deeply that as his own
law practice was such a negative quality
he could not give her a regular position as
| his stenographer, but offered her desk room
iii his office and assured her that he would
secure her work from the other lawyers in
the building, who, like himself, needed work
done, but whose meager incomes would not
permit them to employ a stenographer the
entire time.
The answer was a formal little note re
questing him to call at her home to meet her
mother.
He went, of course. The mother,- soft voiced
i.nd gentle eyed, explained the saint. She
was, Indeed, an edition de luxe of her daugh
ter, refined and glorified by life. But the
young man was too young, too little of an
artist, to appreciate that. Both women were
so grateful, it was not strange that he wen£
again and often. And he found himself won
dering at the truly marvelous way in which
women can impart an atmosphere of home
and refinement to even a four-room flat.
lie ceased gazing across the court during
his business hours, for was she not en
shrined in his own office? She was busy,
too, earning more money than when with the
satyr, for O'Neill had proved a good solicitor,
and he had secured her more work than she
could do.
Her unflagging Industry aroused his own
j zeal, shamed him into emulation, and the
book, until then only dreamed of, was in
the publisher's hands before he dared to
tell how long he had called her the "saint "
when her real name was a mystery.
"But, why?" she said, opening wide her big,
brown eyes, that perhaps looked more ignor
ant of his meaning than they really were.
"I am not so very good. You know I have
an awful temper."
"Good!" he exclaimed. "Oh, I could say
my prayers to you', If I weren't such a beg
gar I'd ask"— Then he stopped. How could
an unworthy man ask a saint to stoop, save
in pity, and he did not want pity!
"I thought beggars were the ones who
needed to ask," she said softly.
"But I want so much,' 'he pleaded.
"1 am sorry." she faltered, though an acute
observer would have thought that the •■>--.
shining like stars, were brightened by other
emotions than sorrow, "for I have but little
to give."
"So little! Oh, my saint"—lmploringly—
"you can give me heaven— you only will,
if you only will!"
"It isn't mine to give you, you sacrillgious
boy, and if it were I would want to keep it
for myself, but," and now he had to bend to
hear, for her head was drooping and her voice
i came softly, tremulously—"but I think we
could find it together."
And then —oh, the strange unreasonable
ness of man!— he did the very thing that he
had condemned the satyr for doing. But his
eyebrows, to be sure, were not polygamous,
and the saint, in her goodness, forgave
him; so, perhaps, there was a difference.
O'Neill's work, mostly clever magazine
articles and editorials, has been In such de
mand since his book, "Strikes and Socialism,"
proved a success that he needs the- entire
survlces of the saint, whom his friends' call
Mrs. O'Neill. And the heaven which they
share is colloquially known as "the Happy
• Plat."
This coal, the product of the Reading mines,
is to go to On-many, and is said to be one
result of the visit to this country of Baron
Hoechke and other coal men of Berlin, who
are now inspecting the anthracite coal fields.
The Chamber of Commerce annual banquet
Nov. 1b will partake of the nature of a cele
bration of the victory for municipal reform.
Seth Low, who ia an honorary member of the
chamber, is expected to be present. The
members of the chamber who gathered at the
regular monthly meeting were jubilant over
the dtfeat of Tammany, to which In more
ways than one th« chamber contributed In
no small measure. At the meeting the cham
ber adopted a resolution favoring the crea
tion of a department of commerce and in
dustries, whose head shall sit in the presi
dent's cabinet. This was done on motion o.°
ex-Controller Hepburn, . The chamber alao
resolved to send a committee to attend tho
reciprocity convention to be held in Wash
ington. It acted favorably on a resolution
urging the construction of a cable to Hawaii
and the Philippines. In connection with the
subject of reciprocity It Is significant that,
by special invitation. John Charlton, M. P..
addressed the chamber in behalf of closer
trade relations between Canada aud tha
United States.
I'll i« Boy l.oat Hla Memory.
An exceedingly remarkable crss of loss of
memory is puzzling the police. A bright,
well-dressed boy of about 12 years was found
wandering In the streets early Saturday
morning and taken to headquarters. He says
his name is Arthur Yeath, but he has no idi-a
where he lives save that at oae time he lived
in Boston. He thinks hi 3 father Is a broker
and knows that, his father is 111, but beyond
that he remembers nothing. To date no clew
to relieve the situation has been found,
To Search for an Estate.
A syndicate -was formed in this city fop
the purpose of searching for an estate of
$20,000,000 which is said to Have beeu left
by the late Bishop Martin Horwlta of the
Greek Cathblic church. Horwltx's life story
reads like fiction. He was born a Hebraw
in Poland In 1822, and when a young man
fell in love with the daughter of a count.
His love was reciprocated, and as ha could
not marry her while a Hebrew he changed his
religion for her sake. But he was doomed to
disappointment, for the girl's family Inter
fered and prevented the marriage. Thou hi*
own family caused him to be exiled for for
swearing his fr.lth. Horwltz later on became
a Greek Catholic bishop and died worth
$20,000,000. The whereabouts of his fortunb Is
a mystery which the syndicate of relatives
proposes unraveling.
FORCE OP HABIT
Curtias Livingston of Stevena Point, Wls., In
•Little Chronicle.
Little Arthur wae so tired after his long day
of play that before supper was over the brown
head nodded and the sleepy eyes closed, and
it was with difficulty that his mother aroused
him sufficiently to get him ready for bed.
When at last be was ready she said, "Now
Arthur, say your prayer."
So Arthur began:
"Now I lay me down to Bleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep."
But he was too sleepy to go any farther, so
his mother said:
"Wake up, Arthur, and «ay the rest of your
prayer, 'If ' "
There was no response, and she again
prompted him: "If "
Slowly Arthur's eyes opened and he mur
mured:
"If he hollers let him go,
Ene, niene, mine, mo."
An Uncommon. Man,
Cincinnati Enquirer*
Under the rules, no doubt, th« President of
the United State* has the floor privilege* of
the senate and house of representatives. No
body should be surprised to see Mr. Roose
velt avail himself of such privileges, to that
he can quickly communicate his desire*. Mr.
Roosevelt is an uncommon man. It 1* doubt
ful If there was ever; a president before, ,of
suiy oountrjr, ju»t Ilk* him,

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