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THE JOURNAL
LUCIAN IWIFT, j J. S. McLAIN,
MANAGES. EDITOR.
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JOURNAL
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October vJIvJ^JVr
Nov. 1 51,905
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Nov. 5 51,214
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Nov. 8 51,242
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Nov. 16 54,438
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of the circulation of The Minneapolis Journal
for dates mentioned.
KINGSLEY T. BOARDMAN,
Manager Circulation.
Sworn and subscribed to before me this
18th day of November, 1901.
C. A. TULLER,
Notary Public, Hennepln County.
The Reciprocity Conference
The conference called by the committee
of the National Association of Manufac
turers for the consideration of the subject
of reciprocity, will assemble in Washing
ton to-morrow.
The purpose of this conference, as out
lined by President Search of the associa
tion, Is to discuss the expediency and
practicability of the broader application
of the principles of commercial reciprocity
as a means of expanding foreign markets
for American products without sacrificing
the Interests of any of our industries.
The idea is to get the views of the manu
facturers of the whole country to secure
(practical suggestions for legislative ac
tion.
Th£t is Just the kind of reciprocity con
ference which the country most desires.
It must be a calm, practical business
body, who will not be frightened if some
body gets up and declares that if reciproc
ity is actualized in any form his industry
will be irremediably "mined" and wiped
out. The conference should keep Its head
level and calmly investigate and find
out whether that industry will be forth
with ruined. It is very easy to cry
"Ruin!" It is another matter to prove
"ruin." Let us see if our iron and steel
aud cotton and woolen and other industries
will be compelled to close up just because
we take steps to increase the volume of
our foreign trade. Our iron and steel
manufacturers are compassing the whole
earth with the marvels of their me
chanical construction in steel bridges, lo
comotives, electrical lines and equipment,
displacing foreign goods and showing that
we can go right Into our competitors'
preserves and take trade right from under
their noses. There is talk with bated
breath about the prime of "tinkering with
the tariff," but nobody proposes such
"tinkering." if concessions on regular
tariff rates are with the tariff,"
then the Dingley tariff law very decidedly
"tinkers with the tariff," for it makes a
maximum concession of 20 per cent to
nations reciprocating.
Mr. Saunders, a well-known New York
manufacturer and a member of the com
mittee of arrangements for the national
reciprocity conference, said the other day:
"The situation to-day, as regards manu
facturing interests of this country is en
tirely different from what it was a few
years a*o," say in 1896. At that time it
was deemed necessary to protect home in
dustries against foreign competition. Since
then, however, our manufacturing inter
ests have grown and doveloped wonder
fully, and to-day they are, I believe, as a
rule, able to hold their own without such
hi#i protection. 1 Times change and con
4ltiona change, but there are some people
who can never be induced ,to recognize
such change. Rationally speaking, "the
reason ceasing, the law ceases."
Defeat Without Honor
The -wiseacres have decided that Satur
day's overwhelming: defeat of the Minne
sota football eleven by that of Wiscon
sin has demonstrated about fifty different
and distinct propositions. In our humble
opinion it did demonstrate at least one
proposition, to-wit:
That in the strenuous game of football
no eleven can expect to win that does
not do' its best.
Par from doing its best on Saturday,
the Minnesota eleven ,did its worst. The
men seemed to i>lay without spirit. They
charged like automatons. They failed to
show an acquaintance with the element
ary principles of the game -which they
really know so well. They had no inter
ference to speak of. They got down the
field slowly for the moat part. They
punted miserably. The generalship was
execrable. They were not equal to
emergencies. They seemed to be without
stamina in the first half. There was no
invincible determination to do their best.
Whether it was an off-day (such as any
one mar have) with about half the team,
or whether some lamentable errors early
in the game dejected the players who 1
were so conspicuous by their errors and
blunders and poor playing cannot be defi
nitely determined.
This kind of a demoralized organization
was confronted by an eleven which did its
■best every second of the game—an eleven
which would have given the Minnesota
men all they could do if they had been at
their best.
Saturday's game was a great disappoint
ment to the 13,000 spectators. They had
expected an exciting game, no matter who
won. It turned out to be no game at all.
It was a procession. We had a right to
expect better things of the giant gophers.
We had a right to expect they would do
their best and, if not victorious, meet de
feat creditably.
Xot all of the eleven "slumped" by any
means, but comparisons or the mention of
names in this connection would be odious.
It may be left to the report of the game.
Many of the critics of the Minnesota
team, esoecially those who lost good
money on the outcome, are blaming Dr.
Williams and roundly condemning all the
players—not only for their shortcomings
in this particular game, but for their
system of play and for alleged inferiority
in the same.
This is unreasonable. They have the
better reason who say that if another
game were to be played with Wisconsin to
morrow they would back Minnesota. The
record of the gophers previous to the'
Wisconsin game justified the confidence
their supporters had in them. They
are a wonderful eleven. It is no credit j
to them that they went to pieces Satur- •
day. But the fact remains that they did. j
They have two more games in which
they can demonstrate their strength and
prowess. Now let them do it and we can
forgive them much-
Perhaps a sufficient, though by no means
the only or the best answer to the propo
sition that the churches should pay
taxes on property used for church pur
poses is that a great majority of the peo
ple favor exemption.
Klondike and the Transvaal
There is probably little truth and much
fiction in the report from Skagway that
the Dawson miners are planning to rebel
against Canadian authority and start a
republic of their own. The report is in
teresting only as a suggestion for a little
speculation and moralizing.
Suppose the gold miners of Dawson
should rebel, what is their motive? Dis- j
satisfaction with the Dominion laws regu-j
lating mining, we presume. What, was j
the original cause of the South African i
war? Dissatisfaction of the miners with j
the Transvaal government. So far the \
two cases are parallel. Great Britain]
finally intervened in South Africa in th«
interests of the miners. The intervention
could not be brought to a peaceable con
clusion, and war resulted. The British
government thought the miners were in
the right. Undoubtedly they did have
grievances. But suppose the Klondike
miners are in the right and the Dominion
authorities proceed to suppress the sup
positious rebellion. Will Great Britain
intervene, even if it think the miners to
be in the right?
Certainly not.
But it did intervene in the Transvaal.
But that's different.
"Vanitas vanitatum" is a phrase that
describes the meditations of the gopher
rooters at Madison, Saturday. But some
must win and some must lose; a defeat
Is not without its salutary lessons, and
no event that brings thousands of ppople
from one state and mingles them on
friendly terms with thousands in another
is without good individual and general
results. After all, there was little bit
ter feeling at Madison, and tße victors
were not disposed to "rub it in" too hard.
Bank Robberies
The numerous attempted or successful
robberies of banks in Minnesota, lowa and
Ohio during the past few days show that
this form of lawlessness is not confined to
the frontier, and that in the most settled
communities there are not lacking humble
criminals who are willing to take great
ba.zerds and resort to violence in their
criminal tasks. It is not only the famous
desperadoes of the west that, arrued to the
teeth, enter villages and forcibly rob
banks.
It is hard to explain the prevalence of
crimes of this kind at this time. During
the hartl times, many men congenitally
or habitually on the border line of crime,
rendered desperate toy. poverty, were un
doubtedly tempted to the commission of
violent crimes. ißut that explanation is
obviously inapplicable to the present epi
demic of violent robberies.
Perha>ps the abounding prosperity of the
couDtry may be the cause of these crimes.
With the papers full of stories of the do
ings of men of uncounted millions, with
vast corporations daily formed with capi
tal mounting into the millions ond hun
dreds of millions, with the accounts from
every side of overflowing bank vaults,
with the evidence of riches to be seen
everywhere in extravagant expenditures,
wil£ betting and speculation and dissipa
tion, the universal get-rich-quick spirit
may act upon the criminal to encourage
him to more desperate deeds than he
would ordinarily contemplate.
The country banks, rarely guarded, at
night by special watchmen, are naturally
the most Inviting objects for criminals
whose cupidity has been aroused to such
a point that it outweighs their discretion
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL 1.
or regard for personal safety. The suc
cess or unpunished failure of one such at
tempt points the way tor others, and we
have a succession of robberies that give
us such crime* as that which-terminated
in the bloody battle with robbers at Al
bert City, lowa, on Saturday; which re
sulted in the killing of a robber and a
citizen and the wounding of another rob
ber and a constable.
The Albert City affair is likely to have
a depressln« influence on the bank rob
bing business. A few more such checks
will make it moribund.
The open season for big game seems to
have more terrors for hunters than
hunted.
To Preserve the Old Fort
In taking up the work of preserving old
Fort Snelllng the Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution have well begun a task
which, we hope, may be successfully ac
complished. It is a work in keping with
the uroud record made by this organiza
tion in preserving landmarks of American
history, a record that in large measure
offset the funny snobbishness that seems
inseparable from any organization based
on descent or pride of blood.
No visitor to the historic places of the
east can help feeling profound gratitude to
these women for the work they have
done in preserving the birthplace of the
flag in Philadelphia, their various contri
butions to the collections in Independ
ence Hall, their efforts to preserve land
marks at Valley Forge, and the numerous
other places where they have prevented
the destruction or desecration of build
ings made sacred by their association
with American history.
It is fortunate that so much of the old
fort at Snelling has ben preserved, and
that the Daughters of the American Revo
lution have decided to interest themselves
in its continued preservation while y«t
there is time. It is possible that in the
probable enlargement of Fort Snelling in
the near future, the war department may
be temoted to remove some of the old
buildings to make way for new ones. But
now that a powerful organization is in
terested in preserving them it is tolerably
certain that nothing of historic impor
tance, picturesqueness or great age will
be destroyed. \
The Nonpareil Man j
Al Smith* Dream.
The next time Al Smith has dreams, there
are several people prepared to rush out after
an ax.
Diary of the Coal Furnace.
Nov. 10. —My heart burned hot within me
last night because the hired girl forgot and
left me open. I heard them stirring uneasily
up stairs in the night and shutting registers,
but I nearly sprained a firebox keeping up the
gait tlli 6 a. m. When the man who seems to
think he runs me came down and saw what
the trouble was and how the coal had been
pounded to -a pulp by my efforts, and how
the perspiration stood in great drops on the
cold air box, then he was sore. If the hired
girl goes to the place he mentioned, she will
find a warmer climb than the back steps after
a sleet storm.
I Nov. 11.—I was running just moderately last
night, and they had not shaken me out very
well, when the wind whipped around to the
north and the thermometer dropped with the
suddenness of a cold flatiron on a sore toe.
I thought, "What's the use. I'm full of ashes
anyhow. Might as well lay back till they
clean me out." I heard feminine objurga
tions in the night and I had a suspicion that j
ir. was cold up stairs. Of course, they had
left the cold air box wide open, and I couldn't
compete with the North Pole, bo 1 laid back
and heard the North Wind go up into the
house without even getting Its feet warm on j
the way. When the man came down to look !
me over in the morning he was all gooseflesh j
and blue about the gills and crosser than an
army mula before dinner. That day the fur
nace man came up and charged $3.25 for look
j Ing me over. He did nothing, though I judge
I I was the object of conversation at all the
| meals during the next two days. They nearly
: shook the life out of me and threw a half
I ton of coal" into my firebox. Meantime the
i wind had shifted to the south and It had
| warmed up. I had to get rid of that coal
i somehow! Then the women of the house all
i came down and looked into me. They talked
vigorously all the time and threw a few
shovels full of ashes on me.
I went out befora night.
Nov. 12.—1 don't know why so much trou
ble comes Into my young life! As I think of
it, sometimes I doubt! It may be wrong!
Nov. 13. —The gas meter and I decided on a
raoe last night. The meter ate up that gas
like a small boy going through a box of
Christmas candy. But you ought to have seen
the coal bin when 1 came down the grade
with a string of empties, drafts wide open,
lever way out to the limit and two firemen
throwing the ooal Into me. It was a hot
finish. The boss of the house looked us both
over to-night and acted like a man whose
vaccination scar had been slapped by one of
those good-fellowship cranks.
Well, well; such is life!
Little Side Issues.
Chicago had an awful shofk. the ether day.
The government architect threatened to com
plete the postoffice building sometime.
Our prosperity seems to be so firmly seated
that peopla are getting over being worried by
the sessions of congress.
The least said about football the better.
This department of the paper is still full of
confidence.
The Gathrr.an gun is said to be bo violent
that even its friends fear it. War is rapidly
becoming harsh and unnatural.
Kansas papers voice a rumor that Senator
Clark refused $500,0011,000 for hie big Arizona
mine. Mr. Clark can get almost anything he
wants.
St. Louis is said to be erecting some "In
dian Mounds" tor the exposition.
Eastern tariff "infante" are quarreling as
to which one should present is neck to the
ax first.
Out In the Sunshine.
The Wlllmar Republican-Gazette says that
the fact that Miss Ebba Halborn, who milked
10,260 cows in nine mouths, has received pro-*
posals of marriage, has occasioned some ex
citement among Willmar old maid#. It is ru
mored that when the Kandiyohi cows ccc a
girl now, they run.
The Prison Mirror says that the jail doctor
makes a specitlty of the treatment of felons.
Professor Xutting of lowa City will devote
the winter to deep-sea dredging and ■an in
spection of the bottom of the Pacific. The
professor has a lurking suspicion that the
Pacific leaks, and it is said that he proposes
to calk it.
A Hutchinson correspondent writes: "Our
boys have received a challenge from the
Litchfield football team to play a game of
fotball. We are very sorry that we cannot
play that game, but our boys are busy just
now improving their minds." Here is a hint
for the local rah-rahs.
John W. Hutchinaon, the only surviving
member of the famous singing family, for
which Hutchlnßon, Minn., was named, has
beea spending part of the past month there.
He has just started with his granddaughter,
Miss Catherine Campbell, for their home In
Lynn, Mass. —A. J. Russell.
TWO PIONEERS AT REST.
Special to The Journal.
Baraboo, Wis., NoV. IS.—Mrs. William S.
Gubb, a pioneer of Sauk county, died In Chi
cago last night. Mrs. John E. Wing, also an
early settler of Wisconsin, died here this
morning, aged 82.
AMUSEMENTS
Foyer Chat.
"The Burgomaster" opened at the Metro
politan last night to the largest Sunday night
house of the season, and made as big a hit
bb usual. Herbert Cawthorn a* Peter Stuy
yeaant made the hit of the evening, and Ed
ward J. Sanford contributed the best inter
pretation of Doodle yet' aeen here. At the
Bijou the Two American Maca and Mazy
Trumbull were the stellar figures in "The
Irish Pawnbroker" before two great* audi
ences. These productions will be reviewed in
this column to-morrow.
When William A. Brady made hia big pro
duction of "Way Down Bast" in New York,
he used horses, rows, calves, sheep, farmers'
wagona, sleds, etc., to give realism to the
stage pictures. When it came time for the
play to take the road, Manager Brady ex
perimented by securing the live stock in the
various cities where the company played.
But the local horses and cows displayed a
tendency to do things other th*n intended.
The lives of both the actors and the audience
were endangered. So trained animals were
secured and given constant, rehearsals until
they became accustomed to their surround
ings. The cost of their keep and transporta
tion is uo small item, but there is less dan
ger from accidents. Three horses, threo
cows, three calves and a dozen sheep are
utilized in the production to be seen at the
Metropolitan next week.
"Barbara Frietchie," the great Clyde Fitch
play, with the talented actresa, Miss Frances
Gaunt, in the leading role, will be seen at
the Bijou Thanksgiving week. The play is
highly flavored with the tempestuous times
of the civil war. It contains a love story
of extraordinary interest, and the play is full
of action, sentiment and strength. The sen
sational scenes are relieved by comedy and
the play pleases most theater-goers. The
company is promised to be a most capable
one and the scenic effects carried by the
company are unsusually elaborate and com
plete.
MINNESOTA POLITICS
The Stephen Leader does not want M. J.
Daly for congress, and suggests Alexander
McKinnon of Crookston as good timber for
the democrats of the new ninth. A good way
to drive more populists back to the republican
party up there, by nominating an old-line
democrat. The ninth is the one district in
the state where populists must still be seri
ously reckoned with.
The Brainerd Tribune says:
Certainly Van Sant can beat Lind for
governor again next fall. Why shouldn't he
beat him? It the politicians and th*e news
papers that are helping the opposition by
continually questioning Van Sant's ability to
beat Lind would shut up and make it plain
to all that they intended to vote and work
for the party candidate next year, whoever he
may be, the victory would be already won,
and John Lind, if he should be a candidate,
would be beaten out of sight and heard of no
more.
Preston Times, Anoka Union, Lakefield
Standard, Northfleld News, Ortonville Herald-
Star and Sleepy Eye Dispatch please copy.
Peter J. Schwarg, representative from.
Dodge county, is mentioned for -clerk of the
supreme court. He was in the field at the
time Dar Reese was first elected, but gave
up to 0. B. Gould, who was the candidate of
the fir3t district.
If there is anything else the first district
would like, please speak quick, so the rest
of the state can maka selections from what
is left.
A. B. Kerty of Korthfleld, a member of the
lower house, while in St. Paul yesterday,
declared himself in favor of an extra session.
He believes that the time is ripe for earnest
and thorough tax reform, and there should
be no delay not absolutely unavoidable.
; M. J. Dowling is back on the scene of con
-1 flict. He returned yesterday from his hunt-
I Ing trip in the northern 'part of the state.
! passing through Minneapolis on his way to
i Renville. —C. B. C.
OTHER PEOPLE'S NOTIO\S
Flea for Taxation of Churches.
To the Editor of The Journal:
I believe that M?> Grimshaw, in his quoted
interview in Saturday's Journal, is fully
justified in his contention that church prop
erty should be taxed. Trinity corporation in
New York city Is supposed to represent $23,
--000,000. This property is mostly in real estate
rentals and is used for all sorts of purposes,
such as saloons, and not infrequently the
red lights may be seen shining from us
tenements. All of this property is exempt
from taxation. David Percy Jonea comes out
in defense of this practical union of church
and state. Mr. Jones, you say, is a church
man. Well, let us suppose he belongs to a
church costing $250,000, and right under the
shadow of his church is the little shanty of
a poor widow worth $400. The assessor comes
along, puts a plaster on the cabin, but over
looks the cathedral. Why? Mr. Jones says
because it is conceded that the church is the
center of moral and religious influence. Prob
ably it is so conceded by the majority; not
by all by any means. Permit me to give
Brother Jones one fact: Not one-third part
of the population of this country belong to
any church. And yet seven-tenths of all
criminals in the penal institutions of the
country are recruited from some of the
churches.
The same state of things is found in Eng
land and probably all continental countries.
1 speak of England positively, from the fact
that an investigation was ordered by parlia
ment, and the report showed such to be tha
fact. Churches are the nurseries of creeds
and the priest is the wet nurse.
All honor to Mr. Grimshaw. What a pity
that there are not more agnostics who dare
to stand up for justice over superstition.
—Porter Martin.
Farmington, Minn.. Xov. 17.
ti. I*. >3orril Takes Ip Arms.
To the Editor of The Journal:
In Saturday's issue, under the title, "Taxes
of Churches," you quote W. H. Grimshaw,
United States marshal for Minnesota, as say
ing: "I am an agnostic and 1 do not care
whether it is the Catholic or the Lutheran
or the Presbyterian or what church it hits:
all of them ought to pay taxes."
Let us see. A church commonly means a
building set apart for Christian worship,
teaching, fellowship and work. Financially,
churches largely increase the value of ctiy
property. Socially, the church represents the
influence of mind, friendship and business
tact which has made her membership a step
to honorable and desirable position and pre
ferment. Morally, the church does more to
reform men and lessen vice than all our city
police and reformatory institutions combined
Mentally, her ministers average as much
originality, fervor of heart and strength of
mind as the orator on the platform, advocate
,in court or politician on the stump. Church
themes bring men into contact with the great
thoughts of the Almighty and are calculated
to stimulate and strengthen man's intellect.
James Parton, in an address before the
Free Religious Association in New York city
in 1873, declared he was opposed to church
exemption from taxation, and added: "What
ever property the state protects ought to con
tribute it proportion to the state's support."
President Elliot of Harvard combatted this
statement, declaring: "It was a proposition
to cripple or crush the institutions which
breed men of character. It should be called
a proposition to get rid of churches, to crip
ple colleges, to impair charities and to ex
tinguish public spirit."
As a matter of history, buildings used ex
clusively for religious and moral purposes
and the land necessarily appertaining thereto
ha ye been exempt from taxation from time
immemorial. Why Because religion and
morality are essential to the existence and
welfare of the .state, and because our legisla
tors have agreed that if these churches were
not used as preaching places we should soon
need them as prisons; and because the state
is only the multiplication of the good or bad
j characters of the inhabitants of the state. If
j morality is what made possible our republic
I and insures its perpetuity, then the buildings
I where morality is taught are essential to state
welfare. In a true sense cur churches, our
public hospitals of cure ana*' schools of in
struction, manufactories of manhood and ar
senals of moral defense.
As a result of this exemption from taxation
no state religion has been established. Man's
freedom of will and conscience has not been
abridged. All creeds are equal. The relation
has resulted in a commercial equity, the state
extending it? protection to religion for bene
fits conferred, and religion, for the untaxed
protection extended, furnishing to the state
that moral atmosphere and vital blood in
which and by which alone it can. live and
move and have Its pe-rfect being.
Napoleon I. was compelled, in the Interest
of good order in France, to establish the
church which anarchy had abolished. If the
state must be religious and iroral to be per
manent, and if the state is not a fitting
brother of religion and morality, how can the
state do better than "continue the present
-American method of the unhampered religious
activity of untaxed religious institutions"?
Dr. T. Edwin Brown, a distinguished Bap
tist clergyman, has very plainly proved In
the discussion of this subject tbat church
exemption from taxation is a custom in entire
harmony with the best established principles
of economic law. Parties engaged in the pro
duction of any material values are entitled to
a fair share in the distributive results of
their joint production. Churches are an es
sential factor in the productive industries of
every civilized state. They are public insti
tutions and not private clubs. They rebuke
sin, anarchy, greed, dishonesty, monopoly;
care- for the sick and poor, and so administer
to state prosperity, and are thus entitled to a
fair share of the productiveness which has
thus been enhanced.
Moreover, the state has the abstract right
to tax or exempt from taxation any or all
property under its jurisdiction, yet whenever
the exemption of certain kinds of property
would more benefit the state than would the
taxation of such property, it is not only the
right but it becomes the duty of the state to
make such exemption.
Again, i-itlzens contribute to the support of
the government in proportion to their gains
and profits. Men need and receive protection.
Protection -costs. The rich support the police
for the poor, and this is right. But church
property is "dead" or unproductive property.
There is no gain o* exchange on which to
base taxation, and if there was, who own 3
the church building? Private parties built it,
•but it exists for and belongs to the public
and cannot be privately disputed of.
Further, the state .should so distribute it«
burden of taxation as to bear as equally as
possible upon all taxable citizens. Shall men
who pay taxes as citizens pay further taxes
lor being Christians? Shall the state say to
men and women who have built a church at
?. jrreat sacrifice, "Pay mo for the privilege
of giving moral instruction, or I will take
your building by forced taxed sale"?
John A. Dix said, "I do not believe that
any community which seeks to throw the
burden of secular expense on the worship of
God, by :evying contributions on the edifices
consecrated to his services, can long escape
the chastisement it provokes."
Daniel Webster said: "Let the religious ele
ment in man's nature be neglected, let him be
influenced by no higher motive than low self
interest, and subject it to do higher restraint
than the limits of civil authority, and he be
comes the creature of selfish rassion or blind
fanaticism."
God save Minnesota and her beautiful Min
neapolis and forbid that the blind Samson of
a godless or agnostic materialism should suc
ceed in finding the pillars of Freedom's temple
and pull it down into ruin. Rather let our
state say, "He loveth our nation and hath
built us a. synagogue, and now and in the
future, as in the past, it shall be untaxed."
—G. L. Morrill.
HOME FROM FRANCE
Alexis Fournier Brings Back Studies
for Future Pictures.
HIS WORK HAS WON RECOGNITION
He Is the First Artist to Have a
Monoty i»«- Hung in the
Salon.
Alexis Fournier.the Minneapolis painter,
arrived in Minneapolis yesterday after an
absence of two years and.a half in France.
He brought hack with him thick rolls of
studies containing a wealth of material
that testifies eloquently to his industry
as well as the splendid growth which he
has made in his art. The boxes contain
ing his completed pictures have not yet
arrived.
Mr.Fournier will take a studio and will
soon be at work elaborating some of the
numerous studies on which he has put
most of his time during this last trip
abroad. There will soon be opportunities
of viewing publicly some of the completed
pictures.
All of the circumstances of his last stay
abroad have been favorable and Mr. Four
nier's art shows the effect of sympathetic
criticism and congenial surroundings. His
work has been much praised among the
American artists and their following and
has received well deserved and gratifying
recognition. He has been a frequent ex
hibitor at the American Art association,
the club of artists which has constantly
hanging on the walls of its clubrooms ex
amples of the work of the colony, the ex
hibts being changed quarterly. In this
year's salcn Mr. Fournier had a paint
ing, a monotype and two drawings, all of
which were well placed, especially the
monotype, although it was a tiny and un
pretentious tiling.
"I believe I am the first man who ever
sent a monotyye to the salon," Mr. Four
nier said, "and these quick individual
forma of expression of an artistic idea
are very much liked in Paris, especially
by the artists. I made my first impres
sion on Harpignies with a monotype, and,
as I value his judgment very highly, 1
think it must have had something good
in it. We had a Monotype Club in Paris
that afforded us much diversion, as well
as some excellent training. It was not a
formal affair, in fact quite spontaneous.
Faulkner had a penchant for monotypes
and in his studio had a press and the
other necessary paraphernalia. All the
monotype faddists used to drop in there
about every other Saturday night to
make monotypes and enjoy each others'
companionship and comments. The club
included somt- distinguished fellows, the
artist Zangwill, frequently accompanied
by the novelist who has an affinity for the
society of artists, Louis Loeb, Francis
Murphy, Albert Sterner, Castaigne and
others."
The picture which Mr. Fournler exhibit
ed in last year's salon will be here with
his other paintings. This year's salon
picture will be shown in the annual exhi
bition of the Perm Academy at Phil
adelphia. It is entitled "Crepuscle," the
moon rising over the cliffs on which is
huddled a flock of sheep. The artist has
a picture in the exhibition now on at the
Carnegie Institute, which he regards as a
real honor, because it is one of the most
difficult of all exhibitions to get into.
This is also a moonlight effect. He had
gome doubts about the success of this
picture, for he felt that he had worked
over it until perhaps he had refined the
freshness out,of it, but the verdict of his
fellow painters did not ajrree with his,
as it is* about the most admired of any
thing he has done, especially by Frirz
Thaulow. the Scandinavian painter who is
pre-eminent in just such effects.
LITTLE LECTURE
Sit still, ohiid, if you know the way.
Cross your white arms upon your breast;
Let the dark glory of your hair
From bands escape.
'Tis weary always to be gay:
And sweet is silence, sweet ia rest;
We drink the juices of despair
From life's crushed grape.
Why should I lecture? You are young.
And tameless as a dragon fly
And beautiful to look upon,
And sweet to touch.
Nothing you know of nerves unstrung,
Nor can believe that you will die.
And go where other girls have gone.
I ask too much.
Pshaw! Flutter like a pretty bird,
Outrun the wind, outlaugh the brooks,
Flout the frail ferns with flying feet,
Outblush the rose.
Let your young petulant voice be heard
Joyous through all the forest nooks.
But have you got a soul, my sweet?
Who knows? Who knows?
BRAKEMAN LOSES BOTH LEGS.
Special to The Journal.
Glendive, Mont., Nov. 18.—Joe Cannon, a
Northern Pacific brakeman, was run over in
the railroad yar4s here and both legs cut
off. He was taken to the company's hospital
at Rfalnfird. Minb. His rec.averv ia dntihtfnl
MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 18, 1901.
Copyright, 1901. by Leo Crane.
The small column of rough-looking men
that wound in single file through the tangled
juugle was all that remained of the onco
mighty Twelfth. It had dwindled to this
handful in the space of nine months, and
no doubt when the wet season began, even
the skeleton would have room for fresh re
cruits, providing always the rebels, who lay
hiddeii In tho wild grasses, would allow the
fever time enough. A rebel in the wild
grass is as certain, as the fever, and much
quicker.
Nine months before the Twelfth had land
ed from the rusty red transport Southern
Queen, and had marched with a swinging step
over the wet sand. The straggly line of palms
ukirting the bea.ch swallowed them, and from
that moment the decimation began.
For a time they idled iv the hot sun at
Quaimas, where they ate fruit, sickened, a
few died and the rest recovered to curse the
heat end to wouder why they didn't go up
vountry. Then they went up country and
the rebels amused them gTimly. This for
nine months. The Twelfth was thoroughly
tired out.
•'Don't you wish you were goin' home.
Connelly?" asked the man trudging behind
a great tall chap.
"Home! Do you ever expect to get home'
Boeh!"
"Do you mean San Pedro or do you mean
the real home 7" asked another.
"Why, I mean home, across the water,
■where the people are of the white brand,
and where there's hot bisouits, and a bed and
clean water and girls. O! I mean home!"
Harrison looked at the man and shook his
head strangely.
"Don't get that way often, Parsons; It af
fects the head so."
"But I had a dream last night and we were
all goin' home."
"Funny dream, that," said Martin. "What
you want is a good stiff dose of quinine—
eomethin' like twenty-five grains."
"No doubt the poor lad's nerves are gone "
said another, " air jangled and out of tune."
"Wish I could dream, though," growled
Connelly. "There's lots of things I'd dream
about—there's—" But Connelly broke otf
with a murmur in his throat. The things he
would dream about were evidently not for
the ears of the regiment.
"You'd dream about what?" asked a man.
But his question went unanswered.
The straggly line of men emerged from the
shadow and came to where they could see
the white huts of San Pedro glaring in the
tropical sun.
"Seems to me there's somethin' a-goln' on
down there," said Martin.
"There is just that," replied Harrison,
shading his eyes from the sun and gazing at
the town's gate.
"Derned if I don't believe it's the reserve
that's come up."
"Too good to be true, and, besides, Par
sons, you're always believin' and dreamin'
things."
"But if it is, maybe we'll go to some place
farther down the coast. Maybe we'll see
somethin' new. Maybe—"
"Well, ain't you done with maybein'?"
The tall man looked at the questioner and
replied slowly:
"And maybe we'll go home!"
It seemed to stun the lot of them. One
gasped and turned pale. Home! They had
never given that a thought. Home? While
the rebels were yet hiding in the bush and
the war in progress? Then a fellow who had
never done anything of note before, began to
sing to a wonderful tune of his own-
We're goin' home! We're goin' home'
Our ship is at the shore,
And you can't pack your haversack
Fur we won't come back no more '
Oh, we won't come back no more, my boys
we won't come back no more!
and the whole rank took up the burden of the
chorus:
Oh, we won't come back no more, my boys
We won't come back no more!
With a quickened step, born of the swing-
Daily New York Letter
Bargain Counter Tactics at Mrs.
Burton's,
NOT, 18. —Several women, evidently trained
shoppers, introduced bargain-counter tactics
in the dressing-room of the Johnston building,
Brooklyn, at a large euchre party held there
the other night.
Mrs. Harriet Burton, an artist, gate the
party. She is almost sorry now. She has
grown tired of replacing the umbrellas, hand
kerchiefs, gloves and things that some women
lost and others say they lost at that eventful
occasion. She -probably wfll advise all fur
ther claimants, unless they have proof posi
tive, to seek redress through the court*.
All the trouble started just because twenty
five or so of the women lost their cloaks, um
brellas and hat checks.
"Why, it's absurd," one of them said to
day, "to think that we should be expected to
keep a lot of horrid little bits of paper with
numbers on them. Just as if we wouldn't be
able to tell our things without them. A wo
man who can't remember her own clothes
without a bothersome old check to tell her
shouldn't go to euchre parties, anyhow. The
idea!"
Three hundred and forty persons attended
the event. A women's dressing-room and a
man's dressing-room were provided for the
guests. "Dinah the Mammy," in charge of
the women's room, gave out checks for the
wraps and placed a duplicate check on each
article received.
Tho men's dressing-room does not figure in.
this story. They did not lose their checks.
Some women threw their checks away the
minute they got them. They could tell their
clothes ■without any numbers. Others lost
their checks later in the excitement of the
I'luy. When the game was all over and Mrs.
Burton was distributing hand-painted prizes
and receivirg the congratulations of her
friends, there were fully twenty-five check
lass women surging around the window of the
women's dressing-room.
'•Where's my hat?"
"That isn't rniue."
"For goodness sake, hurry up."
"If you ladies'll only keep in line and pre
sent yoah checks, I reckon -" but Dinah
didn't get any further.
"I don't need any check. That's mine."
"She got my umbrella."
"Who took my gloves?"
Dinah made one last effort. Mounting the
stepladder. she started taking things from
the top shelf and asked for the owner of each.
Brooklyn styles evidently are rflot exclusive,
for each article was claimed by a dozen or
more as it was held >up for inspection. Sev
eral women rushed through the door into the
cloakroom, and, seizing umbrellas that they
may have thought were theirs, began prod
ding Dinah in orJer to attract her attention
to their things.
Mrs. Burton pleaded with the attacking
forces not to forget themselves. At times the
hubbub would seem to be quieting some, but
just then the discovery of the wrong hat or
the wrong cloak on some woman would start
things all over again. Some went home hat
less. ,
Every day since then Mrs. Burton has been
visited by women who report some loss in
the battle in the coatroom aud ask some res
titution. In spite of the fact that none of
them had her check or any proof whatever
of ber loss, in the first few cases Mrs. Burton
satisfied all demands out cf her own pocket.
Finally Mrs. Burton shut down on making
good the alleged loss of every stray caller.
Now she is threatened with a dozen suits for
lost gloves, handkerchiefs, hats and umbrel
las.
May Vote on Sunday Saloons.
There appears to be only one way out of
the impending contest over the propoeed
amendment of the Raines law, so bb to pro
vide for the sale of liquor on Sunday, and
that is through a referendum. It Is not at
all llkelj that the republican party would
assume the responsibility of legalizing the
opening of saloons on Sunday. It is admitted
that the sale of liquor on Sunday cannot be
prevented, and that the. present law has re
sulted only in police blackmail and in creating
"Raines law hotels ot unspeakable infamy."
Tke MANVk©Wa,s
MUSTERED mi)
ing meter of the song, the Twelfth inarched
to the town's little gate. The hot sun, the
tropical smell, the petty Ills and the quinine
were all forgotten in their curiosity to learn
why a strange sentry paced forward arcd
back b«fore the place. Like so many statues,
they waited for the lieutenant to reappear
from the commander's hut. He came out
with a smile on his face.
"Tb,e Twelfth is mustered out!"
A. yell went skyward that made the vines
rustle, and above all the rest big Connelly
bawled:
"Hurrah! Hurrah.! "We're goin' home."
• » • • •
Five men surrounded a pair of the r«w
guard and begged from them an old newspa
per.
"Look here, Connelly."
"What? Newspapers? Gimme one! What
a find! A newspaper 1"
"S'poßft you almost forgot there was such a
thing."
"Perhaps. See !f there's anything from
home."
"Home?" Where d'you live, anyway, Con
nelly?"
"Gloucester."
"Why, that's In Massachusetts."
"Of course, dummyhousel Look fer the
news, -will you?"
"What's the date? Gad! Five months old,
this paper! Gloucester—Gloucester—here 'tis
—Gloucester:
" 'Man killed lit the town hall last nlghf—
now that's what I calf an interesting piece
of news, seem* as we don't know what a
killtn* Is. 'George Hall convicted of stealin'
from Nathan Forrest'—that sounds like home
—'Marriage'—that's very homelike —'Bill
Thompson dead; leaves forty thousand dol
lars.' That's all, Connelly, from Gloucester."
"Humph! Who's married?"
"Lemme see—'Mls^s Bessie WUilam3 and' "
"You lie! Let me see that!"
"What in the name of nation Is the matter
with you, Connelly?"
"You're right. Parsons, that's all! Gawd,
that's all."
And big Connelly, the man with an intense
longing for home, bent down his head anil
walked with a swagger to the far end of
the town.
The next morning, when the bugle called
the men of the Twelfth from the dingy whit«
huts, they sprang forth with alacrity.
'"We're a mighty slim crowd compared to
all that came up, ain't we?"
"Well, I should say! There was Sam John
son and Jerry Patterson, Bill Williams, Harry
Carter, but what's the use in countin' 'em?—
all gone, and good boys, too, all good boys.
But, then, that's what we 'listed fur."
"And we're the lucky dogs! Gad! I
•wouldn't be one of them fellers what's come
to relieve us—no, not fer a cool million.
Would you, Connelly?"
"I don't know," replied Connelly, wearily.
"You don't know."
"No, I don't know."
Then the bugle blared again. The tall man
turned and walked to the lieutenant and sa
luted:
"Well, Connelly?"
"I—l think I'd like to stay and enHst with
the other regiment, sir—and—and stay out
the war. You see" —
The face of the lieutenant became as 8
stone mask, and for a moment he stared
fixedly. Then, remembering his rank, he
said kindly:
"If you think 80, Connelly, you may report
to Major Southern."
The Twelfth marched out and the last man,
looking back from a distant hill, saw a for
lorn figure watching by the old gate. H»
waved a last farewell to the man In the sun
painted landscape. A fellow by bis side
started to hum agafn the song of the swing
ing meter:
Oh, we're goin' home! We're goln' nonie!
Our ship is at —
"Oh, shut up." growled out th« man. Tb«
skeleton of the Twelfth, minus one of the
larger bones, marched on in silenoe.
But the republican legislature ■win scarcely
dare to run counter to the prevailing Ameri
can sentiment in favor of the observance of
the Sabbath. The present law Is bad, but to
repeal it would be bad, end the problem is
bo difficult that the average legislator will
not care to tackle It. ' But local option is
quite another thing, and it la not improbable
the legislature could be Induced to order a
referendum on the subject. An act, naming
a day when the city of New York should
vote on the question of the opening of the
saloons on Sunday, may be passed by the
legislature. There is good precedent for sruch
policy. There was a referendum on the ques
tion of building the underground railroad,
and another on the question of consolidating
New York and Brooklyn. A referendum on
the saloon question would decide for a lone
time to come the most perplexing Issue before
' the people. If a majority voted for open sa
loons on Sunday, the minority would have no
cause for complaint. The majority rules in.
this country. It may be said that many good
Judges believe that the majority would be
against Sunday liquor-celling. The fusion
ticket was elected on a platform promising
a liberal policy In the regulation of the liquor
traffic. The Low administration is expected
to put an end to police blackmail of the sa
loons, but is not to wage war on the saloons.
Seth Low could never have been elected with
out the votes of the- Germans, who would not
have voted for 'him except on a platform
promising the largest degree of personal lib
erty compatible -with publlo order.
Mr. Lon'a Views*.
Air. Low's personal views on the subject
were given In a letter 'written during Uia
recent campaign, but they are shown in
greater detail In a report on the liquor prob
lem made some time ago by a committee of
fifty, of which he was chairman. This com
mittee, composed of eminent men in differ
ent parts of the country, made an exhaustive
study of the problem. In. this report it is
said that there should be so selling of liquor
on Sundays, but it la also eaid that "experi
ence with prohibitory legislation has brought
into clear relief the fact that sumptuary
legislation which is not support*! by local
public sentiment is apt to prove locally Im
potent, or worse. If public sentiment .doe?
not support restrictive legislations, they Trill
be disregarded or evaded, as they are in St.
Louis. All restrictions on the licensed sa
loons have a tendenoy to develop. illicit Bell
ing." From this. ft is fair to believe that
Mr. Low would be glad of a referendum to
decide whether public sentiment in this city
favors or opposes the sals of Manor on, San
day, and that he is not In favor of the en
forcement of a law to which, public senti
ment Is clearly opposed.
The Mormon Invasion.
Miss Elisabeth Vcrmllye, in an address to
the women's executive committee of the board
of domestic missions of the Reformed church,
spoke of the spread of Mormonism la the
east. She said It la making rapid progress
in New York and Philadelphia and surround
ing territories. The Mormon prediction that
It would cleave a line through the continent
In fifty years has been, fulfilled In twenty
years.
PUESIDEXTS HADLEY'B "SWEDISH"
President Had ley of Yal« Is always ready
with the proper ■word, and to rarely caught
napping by an unexpected social turn. When'
Bishop .yon Soheele of Sweden /was presented
to him at the reception at th« recent bicen
tennial, the good bishop -was at a los» how to
speak, as he was Ignorant of German, French,
and English, and as YaleV president did not
speak the Swedish tongue. Some one suggest
ed Latin, so the venerable churchman, on be
ing introduced,, turned off a very neat compli
ment in virgin Latin. President Hadley'a
quick ear caughit every word, and In a twink
ling he answered In Latin, to the huge de»
light of th« bishop. . .
It is related with some glee by a bystander
that a member; of the Yale corporation, well
known in New York and "Washington, over
hearing the ' Ciceronian dialogue, said ' with)
surprise, "I . didn't s know ithat >. Hadiagr •pok* „
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