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Manager Circulation.
Sworn and subscribed to before me this
17th day of eDcember, 1901.
Notary Public, Hennepin County.
The Senate Ratifies
The action of the senate, yesterday,
ratifying the Hay-Pauncefote isthmian
canal treaty by tlio vote of 72 to 6, shows
how great a change ha 3 come over that
body with respect to this subject. In the
last congress the text negotiated was
slashed quite vigorously aud Great Brit
ain refused, naturally, to concur in the
arbitrary declaration that the Clayton-
Bulwer treaty of ISSO was off en the mo
tion of one of the parties to the treaty.
The jingoes in the senate insisted that the
canal should be fortified as an indispensa
ble condition of exclusive American con
In the debate upon the now treaty there
■was no very vigorous opposition to the
elimination of the Davis amendment.
Senator Bacon argued that the new treaty
did not place the canal entirely under
American control, as the Davis amend
ment did, as he thought the latter gave
the United States a free hand to do what
"was necessary for the protection and de
fense of the canal. That amendment gave
our. government the right to take such
measures in reference to the canal as it
thought necessary "for the defense of the
United States," which means that, if we
are at war with any nation we can close
the canal against the enemy even if he has
made no attempt to violate the neutrality
of it. The new treaty forbids the block
ading of the canal and the exercise of any
right of war or act of hostility within it,
but the United States is at liberty to
"maintain such military police along tha
canal as may be necessary to protect it
against lawlessness and disorder."
There is nothing in the treaty restrict
ive of the use of our navy off the terminals
of the canal in order to prevent the viola
tion, of the pledged neutrality of the canal
l>y any maritime power.
The treaty abrogates the treaty of 1850,
which has been a standing obatacle to
the construction of an Isthmian canal, and
the national honor is unstained by the vio
lation of international usage which re
quires the assent of both parties to a
treaty to secure its abrogation. It omits
the clause of the former treaty which
made the maritime nations associate in
the maintenance of the neutrality of the
canal, devolving such work upon the
United States. It is well to recall that
the Suez canal convention does not give
the eultan any right to close the canal
■when he thinks it is necessary for the
defense of Turkey, but for the defense of
Egypt in case of warlike demonstration
against it. Not a power would have
signed the Suez canal treaty had it au
thorized England to close the canal when
she thought such action was needed for
Ler own defense.
The new treaty ought to satisfy the most
extreme Jingo, for American control of the
canal is about as complete as it can he.
Our responsibility is correspondingly in
creased. The greatest trouble in connec
tion with the canal will come from the
generally turbulent and revolutionary
populations of Central America and the
Isthmus of Panama or wherever in the
connecting link between North and South
America a ship canal is cut for the use of
the maritime nations.
The treaty being ratified), the serious
work of construction follows. We have
come to that Btage of the proceedings
after a quarter of a century of active talk
ing. It will now require some very states
manlike Tvork and honest work to prevent
the canal from becoming a preserve for
predatory politicians. The expenditure of
some $200,000,000 is a powerfully enticing
process for political harpies.
The railroad company that has under
taken to clean up its passenger stations
and keep them clean and free from offen
sive advertising matter should have many
Imitators. There are few places more in
need of purification than the average
smalltown stations..
Now is a good time for Admiral Schley
to quit. As a paper that has championed
his cause unremittingly from July 3, 1898,
down to the present time The Jour
nal thinks that it will be best for him
and for all concerned in this unpleasant
business if he will let the matter drop
"with the decision of the court of inquiry
and Dewey's splendid certificate of glory.
Every man commits errors of Judgment.
No two courts would hold in precisely
the same way as to what were Schley'!.
errors. The present court has answered
Maclay's calumnies. Let Schley be con
tent with that from the court. Joined to
the admiration the people have for him
and Dewey'B assertion that he is entitled
to all the credit due to the commander of
the fleet that beat the Spaniards at San
tiago he ought to be satisfied. Further
agitation of this matter will tend to make
Schley something of a national bore and
will only add bitterness to bitterness.
An Eccentric Cold Wave
Perhaps you have noticed that although
we have just experienced what will prob
ably remain on record as the coldest and
most pronounced cold wave of the season,
the weather bureau did not forecast
it here. No omens alarmed the fore
casters, no chilly white flag with a square^
center was thrown to the wind, no map
demonstrated it; no postal cards carried
the news through the malls; no telegraph
wire sang a song of zero weather. The
weather man has been explaining ever
since. And when he explains he reminds
you that he at least said that it would be
colder. He erred only in degree. Ke has
no such offense to atone for as a "warm
er" prediction for last Friday.
But to be fair to the weather man we
must admit that he did the best he could.
The cold wave that came Friday descend
ed from above rather than moved along
from the northwest .territory of "Our Lady
of the Snows." It is included in the
sum of the weather man's knowledge that
cold does, upon occasion, descend from
the fifty-five miles of awful cold in which
the outer part of the earth's atmosphere
revels. There is no way to tell the oc
casion. As a rule when there Is extreme
cold in the northwest, accompanied by an
area of high pressure the weather man in
fers, from long experience, that about as
soon as the high pressure area, traveling
COO miles a day, can reach a given point
there will be justification for a predic
tion of a cold wave, which is the technical
designation of a fall of twenty
degrees in twenty-four hours. Some
times this cold wave is warded off
from a particular region and the people
remark, "Well, there, the weather man
has fallen down again."
But last Thursday morning there was no
extreme cold in the northwest. Six below
was the lowest in ,the home of cold waves.
The barometer was much higher up there
than at Minneapolis. That looked sus
picious. It justified a prediction of
"colder," but hardly, by itself, of a cold
wave. The "colder" came, but when it
reached the Dakotas and Minnesota It
had developed Into a cold wave. It got
colder as it went, and it got the addi
tional refrigeration from above. Which
shows that we don't have to go to Canada
for our intense cold. We can manufacture
it ourselves. If Canada starts the cold
wave the weather man can do the rest.
But if it doesn't he is helpless. He can
never tell when the frightful cold that is
ever lurking in the cerulean may drop
down to earth. After the wave got started
its coming was easily foretold in the east
and south.
But the weather bureau book that tells
how to predict throws in some cold com
fort along with its explanations, by ex
patiating upon ths inestimable value these
cold waves are to the American nation.
They give us health and buoyancy; they
purify the atmosphere and fill us up with
magnetism. They cause the furnace to
consume energy in coal and give it forth
in ,the form of heat, but they give
man energy; they fill up the coal
bunkers of the body. A cold wave means
more happiness, more ability to work;
better conditions to work in. When one
comes unannounced let us, therefore, re
The senate has confirmed Knox as at
torney general. Under the circumstances,
he being an appointee of the late presi
dent, the senate doubtless felt a peculiar
obligation to confirm him. Knox should
have resigned. He may be a good attor
ney general and he may do his duty with
energy if he is called upon to proceed
against the trusts. But ,the circum
stances are against him. He was attor
ney for the United States steel corpora
tion. It is notorious that attorneys gen
erally come to sympathize with those who
have long employed them. They wouldn't
be valuable to their employers if they
did not. It is not likely that Knox Is par
ticularly hostile to the trust idea. If he
is not at least indifferent how much vigor
and spirit can he put into litigation con
trary to their Interests?
A Chance for Somebody
There Is probably not a road running
into the twin cities the management of
which would not protest the most sincere
loyalty to twin city interests. And yet
when It i 3 proposed to change the policy
whereby better time to Chicago was per
mitted, not one of the lot stood out for
the shorter schedule.
The present situation seems to offer
some road a most excellent opportunity
to show its real loyalty to twin city in
terests. The mere fact that a road spends
large sums of money in any city dce3 not
necessarily establish it in the role of a
public benefactor. No road spends money
from mere benevolence; large expendi
tures simply mean that that road is se
curing enough business to warrant such
an expense, and money thus spent becomes
in a way an indication of that road's ob
ligations to the community.
Some of the Twin City-Chicago lines
have put into service palatial equipment,
but this fact cannot necessarily be con
strued as a benevolence, as such trains
are a strong factor in securing business.
On the other hand, should one of the lines
break away from the time agreement, it
would be doing something for which It
could rightfully pose as a public bene
As the matter stands, circumstances
seem to point to the Omaha road as the
one most likely to take the initiative and
show its genuine Interest in the Twin
Cities. For the past few years that road
has apparently been preparing for just
such an opportunity as the present. It
has double tracked nearly two-thirds of
the distance to Chicago, has cut out
curves and reduced grades, besides add
ing equipment especially suited for fast
running. More than that, it has been
credited among railroad men with an
earnest desire for a casus belli which
would enable it to cut loose end show
what it could do. During a recent agita
tion the attitude of the Omaha manage
ment to Minneapolis -was the subject of
much comment.
Other roads would undoubtedly meet the
reduced schedule, but the credit for hav
ing started it would not be lost. The
Journal hopes that it is not too late
for the long schedule to be defeated.
The county commissioners have de
cided to advertise for bids for printing
the court calendar for the January term.
Inasmuch as The Journal has criti
cised the board for falling to advertise
for printed supplies, it is glad to recog
nize this evidence of a disposition oa the
part of the board to adopt more business
like methods, and methods less subject
to criticism. There has been absolutely
no excuse for the way in which the work
has been done heretofore, involving ex
travagance in the use of public money
utterly undefensible on any common
sense business principles. The action of
the commissioners in advertising for bids
is a Btep in the direction of greater
economy. The amount Involved in this
particular transaction is not large, but
the principle involved Is large.
General Miles would stick a feather in
the hat of the private soldier. A feather
is hardly appropriate for an American
soldier. He does not naturally take
to that kind of adornment. But
General Milfcs is right in advo
cating a brightening up of the pri
vate's uniform. It is too plain now. A
stripe or two, some little facings and cuff
ornaments will not make the uniform
less adapted for business and it will makr j
it more of a uniform that a man wears
because he likes to, not because he has to.
The supreme court has decided in th<
JVlegaarden case according to common
sense and, of course, according to law.
It is absurd to suppose that the power
that can remove can not suspend, pending
an investigation. Suppose the sheriff had
committed some terrible offense against
public order —as, for instance, murder.
Would anybody hold that the governor
could not suspend him pending his trial,
if the circumstances were such as to leavt
no doubt of his guilt.
Senator Platt doesn't Like tihe pen |
sketch William Allen White drew of him
in November McClure'a. The public, how
ever, enjoyed it immensely. It is
glad that the senator did not get wind of
Mr. White's article and prevent its pub
lication. He can sue for libel now, if he
wishes, for all the public cares.
Schwab of the steel trust keeps pound
ing away a-t the :dea that labor unions j
must cease to stand for restriction of pro
duction. That is all right as far as it
goes, but what about the trusts that
stand for restriction of production?
The Anglo-American Cable company hat:
served notice on Marconi to remove his
wireless telegraphy apparatus from Nev
Foundland or take the consequences.
There must be something in Marconi's
undertaking. It begins to look like an in
vestment. ,
I The Nonpareil Man
On the Side.
Two other South Americanettes are handing
out bunches of scowls and emptying diplo
matic trouble over in each other's bank yards.
Why was it our luck to have Spain find us?
If the earth's curves interfere with Marconi,
the high places must be cut off and thrown
into the hollows.
Marconi'n transoceanic feat makes the stock
o>f th^ cable companies wotobly.
Elijah Dowle cured Brother-in-I>aw Steven
son of a severe case- of bank-accountitis and
the man still complains.
The battleship Missouri, when it is christ
ened, •will have a bottle of wine broken over
her bow. One Missourian suggested water,
and the look of disgust on the Missouri face
was pathetic.
The open winter prophets who gooseboned
their way into fame in November are found
In the hotel lobbies and cigar stores talking
about the tariff.
A bow of promise has appeared in the sky
of the Commoner There has been a run on
a bank at Omaha.
A few more snaps like that of Saturday and
Sunday, and tho coal man will be laible to in
vite thf Iceman's family to meet the plumber
people In one of those little social affairs.
If you were a rich man, would you take
the general advice "to go 'way down south
and sit down"?
The writer remembers well when Mme. Xor
dica was plain Lil Norton UP at Skowhegan,
Me., and he has never "struck" her manager
for $5 nor for a ticket, to the show, either.
The oabl<* companies threaten to sue Marco
ni for using the ether of Newfoundland to
telegraph through. This column has just felt
all along- that somebody "would get a copy
right on the atmosphere, but it has generally
been supposed that the ether would escape
Little Journey to the Home of the
Mr. Sampson of Superior avenue bought a
cow several autumns ago. The animal was
all run down and discouraged. Her former
owner had a theory that a cow ought to give
enough milk to swim in without being provid
ed with anything to eat outside of what she
could pick up on the side of the road. The
cow dissented from this position. She had
been born of Door but honest parents, who
had no pedigree or coat of arms hanging up
in their humble barn. She had never dreamed
of corn meal nor of hot bran mash. But she
knew her rights. Whatever else she knew
she had picked up on the street, in dodging
railway trains along the right of way. Samp
son recognized points about the animal that
her owner could not see, and, after a diplo
matic encounter lasting several hours, an
interchange was effected, the owner of the
animal taking $15 and Sampson getting the
framework of a cow. She was a fine, ath
letic creature, all wind and muscle, and when
ehe was led into a stall in a real painted barn
smelling of bran mash, corn and hay. she
manifested symptoms of uneasiness that
paused the milk pail to wander around among
the raftera in an undecided way.
"Dat cow's got tic doloreaux in her leg,"
i said the youngest Sampson boy.
They finally secured her to the stall and
placed before her a square meal, at the sight
of which she snorted and trembled violently
In every limb. After a time she became quiet
and seemed to realize that she was in the
hands of friends. Thereafter, with one excep
tion when she dented the coachman, who at
tempted to milk her while smokinjj a cigar
and leaned too far forward, she became a
model cow and put more thought into the
milk business. She became more robust as
time went on, but her excellent constitution,
due to the free out-of-door existence she had
led so long, prevented her sedentary life from
preying on her constitution. As the winter
came on. she did not leave her stall, and
took but little exercise. She became a solid,
matronly cow of staid aspect and demeanor,
regular in her habits and particular in her
One day In April Mr. Sampson said:
"John, suppose you turn that cow out into
the lot and let her get a smell of the earth."
Theße were fatpful words. John undid her
halter and. leading her to the door of the
barn, slipped-the strap from her head, and |
for the first tlmo in her new life she, a living,
breathing, cowful cow, looked upon nature
face to face. The sky was blue and softly
tinted. A light haze hung over the landscape.
The tender green of the buds made the trees
masses of living color. The air
■was full of birdsont and the
odor of the reviving earth. On the
south side of the buildings and by the hedge
rows a touch of wnnn life had come Into the
sod. There was ft rich smell of burning
boughs In the air.
The cow's tail arose as she gazed upon the
scene, until It took the shape of an Inverted
capital letter U. A tide of rich, warm blood
flowed In quick surges upon her heart. She
leaped straight up into the air and save a
mighty kick with her hind limb. All the old,
wild, free life of her youth pulsed in her
brain and heart. She tore across the lot, lift-
Ing pieces of sod at e\ery jump. Whenever
she landed her rear elevation was not in line
with her front end. Her eye took on the as
pert of a startled fawn's.
"That cow feels the spring in the air," re
marked the coachman sententiousiy.
In a f<*w momenta she culeted down and
took a nip of new grass.
From that time en she became a different
row. The Sampson family fairly reveled In
rii-li, creamy milk The old life became but
a dim, half-remembered dream.
Treat your cow like a lady if you want re
sults. _A. J. Russell.
"Florodoru" at the Metropolitan.
There isn't an andante movement in "Flo
rodora" from beginning to end. Music, dia
logue and dancing are all allegro—or faster.
The whirl of color and beauty, the riot of j
twinkling fe«t, the hurry of nonsense and }
'patter" keep mad pace with the swirl of its
jingling :nusic. Like a bubble of ever-chan
ging iridescence riding a sunbeam, it floats
on and on through realms of melody and
mirth. If one were to attempt to :>oke the !
flngt-r of analysis into that bubble, it would \
inevitably burst and disappear. Let us rather |
boMontent to yield up our senses of sight, and
hearing to the ravishment that assails them
while "Florodora" holds the boards, laughing
if we may the while at the ratl«T thin veneer
of humor and taking a. passing interest in
the rather vague story that is being told.
The beauties of this famous English musi
cal comedy, whose vogue has been such as to
keep It hitherto mostly in London and New
York, and which now tfor the flr3t time Is get
! ting out into the "provinces." have not on
the whole been overlauded by metropolitan
praise. Hut we of the provinces are coming
to understand more and more that Gotham
loves lightness and frivolity and beauty, giving
little thought to solid merit. So that New
York's approval, bestowed in the shape of a
long "run," masses current but is subject to
certain discounts. The success of "Floro
dor'i" is rather a triumph of stage manage
ment than a tribute to the genius of com
poser, the talent of librettist or the art of the
players. It is when the stage is filled with
the vari-oolcred ihrong, singing and dan. ing
amid shifting lights, that "Florodora" is at
its best. The ensembles are striking in both j
a pictorial and a musical sense. Within this >
statement is included the gem of the whole I
cluster—the double sextet, "Tell Me, Pretty
Maiden," which has had a wonderful success.
Consider the elements that go to make up
that success—the pretty melody, the clever
verses, the graceful and coquettish figures of
the pantomimic dance, the strikingly effective
costumes of the women contrasting with the
sober and correct attire of the men—there is
no one of these elements that has not been
matched many a time in less seccessful en
sembles. The secret lies lv the way all these
are combined in the cleverest conceit of the
kind in the recent history or the stage.
While the principals in the "Florodora"
company that has been sent west have all
scon service in the parent company in New
York, and while they are perhaps as good as
the American originals, there are no stars
among them. But Miss Grace Dudley as
Lady Holyrood Is almost scintillant enough
to lay claim to starhcod. While not vocally
gifted, she sings her topical song, "Tact,"
so cleverly as to make a complete conquest of
her audience. One reason for this is that she
pronounces every word with absolute distinct
ness, whether speaking or singing. And she
perpetrates the cynicisms that faH to her
role with a cool audacity that is most effect
ive. The chief comedian is Philip H. Ryley, !
who as Tweedlepunch finds ample opportu- j
nity for laugh-making. It must be said that
Mr> Ryley, without descending to that over
grotesoueness which spoils the work of many j
comedians of the opera, exhibits a fresh and j
taking style and acquits himself better than
in anything he has hitherto done.
W. T. Carleton. who has been in comic
op"ra since that time to which the memory ;
of man goeth not back, is very satisfactory j
I in the role of Gilfain. albeit his once hue ;
voice has now disappeared. He is still hand- ;
seme and even distingue. Charles H. Bowers
displays as Lord Abercoed a mellow and
pleasing though not always true, barytone
voice and he is a .personable actor. Miss
Laura .Vlillard, -who sings Dolores, brings j
beauty to th« role, but not much voice or
vivacity. Nor is Miss Frances Gordon as
\n?ela possessed of more than an ordinary
voice 'but she dances prettily and is engaging
of manner. Lewis J looker, why as Donegal
completes the list of principals, has an un
fortunate propensity few singing out of tun&^
The score is plentifully bc-sprinkled \»,ltn
pretty numbers, the most taking-always ex
cepang the double sextet-being "I Want to.
Be a Military Man," sung in excellent style
by Harry Burgess and the chorus. Mr. Bur
gess ought to have more chance to sing than
"The audience last night was one of the lar
gest of the season and received the production
with marks of mild approval. Apparently,
however, its hopes had been set rather high
by the fame that had preceded the comedy.
and there was evident some disappointment
that all the ideals set up had not been real
[™j _W B. Chamberlain.
"The Little Minister" at the Bijou.
A successful and meritorious play, drama
tized out of a popular book, and acted by a
competent company: that, in brief, is "Tte
Little Minister," as presented this week at
the Bijou. As "Vanity Fair 11 is a -novel
without a hero," bo '"The Little Minister" ,s
a play without a villain. It is a love storj,
and a most delightful and charming love story
at that Fearful of mawkish sentiment, 1.
M Barrie author and dramatist, has intro
duced into its love scenes an element of
roguish drollery that proves most engaging.
The final curtain of "The -Little Minister
falls upon a scene in which the audience is
given to understand that Lady Babbie and
Gavin Dtehart were married and lived hap-
Blly ever afterwards. In fact, the marriage
is a fait accompli; yet there has been no pro
posal, no protestation on Lady Babbie's part
that she loves her husband. The play charms
by its suggestion; by the delicacy with
which the love of the twain Is made manifest.
"Can a man like a woman against his will;
queries the little minister. "That's the very
he can " replies Babbie. "That's the very
nicest way to be liked." A man can also
love a woman against her will, and that is the
way Gavin Dishart loves Lady Babbie Riu
toul. The thing has been done ever since
the world began.
There are sixteen speaking parts in The
Little Minister," but if fourteen of them were
badly handled, which is not the case in the
present instance, the play misht still prove
enjoyable. For a glimpse at so delightful
a character as "her little ladyship," play
goers would forgive much; and that there is
so little to forgive in the Bijou presentation
is a matter for congratulation.
The Lady Barbara of Miss Frances Stevens
is wonderfully attractive. Miss Stevens came
to Minneapolis with no fanfare of trumpets,
and practically unknown. Should she return,
trumpets wilfbe unnecessary. She has real
ized the character of Babble thoroughly, artis
tically delightfully. She has made of her
a headstrong, self-willed little body, ebul
lient of spirits, but never hoydenish and
never demure. The mean between these two
extremes is most winsome. The French have
a saying about the changeability of woman
that has become almost a platitude, "La
femme varie toujours." Lady Babbie was that
kind of a woman; and so Miss' Stevens in
terprets her.
The Gavin Piehart of Horace Mitchell is
effective; but, admirable as is his acting, he
is somewhat too obvious in his methods. The
audience must play part of au actor's role
for him, and this privilege Mr. Mitchell has
begrudged those "in front." With more re
pression and with fewer of some of his ges
tures, Mr. Mitchell's characterization would
be better worthy of his ability.
R. B. Graham plays the part of Thomas
Whamond, the ohief elder of the little min
ister's kirk, admirably; and Mary B. Hen
derson is excellent as Nannie Webster.
George Conway, Willis H. Davis and Howard
Morgan are all good a« the three elders: and*
W. C. Masaon is satisfactory as Lord Rin
toul. The other parts are in competent hands.
The program bears this announcement:
"As the ending of the play Is peculiar, the
audience is requested to remain seated until
the curtain falls.' Fortunately this admo
nition has beeu heeded; and last evening the
finale was uumarred by the usual scramble
of those madly anxious to be among the first
to leave the theater. *
—J. S. Lawrence.
• Foyer Chat.
Wlliam S. Gill, supported by an excellent
company, will be seen at the Metropolitan
for four nights and matinee, beginning Thurs
day, in the dramatization of Mark Twain'a
"Pudd'nhead Wilson." The play has beeu
seen here several times, but It contains so
many elements of human Interest that its
return visits are always welcome.
Sarah Cowell LeMoyne, who won the favor
of the eastern public and critics last season
with "The Greatest Thing in the World," is
to be at the Metropolitan for three nights
and matlnep,' next Monday, with
a new pl*y by Charlea Henry Meltzer, called
"The First Duchess of Marlborough."
Henry Irving, Miss Ellen Terry and the
London Lyceum company will present a re
markably varied and attractive program dur
ing their throe-night engagement at the Met
politan, beginning Thursday, Dec. 26. O>\
the first night there will be a double bill.
.Miss Terry playing "Nance Oldfleld" and
living appearing In "The Bells," =,with whim
his fame is so Intimately conneVted.- Fri
day night there will be another double bllJ,
Irving appearing as the old Corporal in "Wa
terloo," and then making a surprising change
to Napoleon In "Mine. San Gene." Miss Ter
ry will, of course, appear In the name part
of the latter play, in which she has made
one of her. greatest comedy successes. Sat
urday night the engagement will conclude
with "The Merchant of Venice," in which
living and Terry are thought to give their
greatest Shaksperean impersonation. There
will be no matinee. Sah' of seats will open
Monday. The performance will be begun
Friday evening at S o'clock sharp; Thursday
and Saturday at 8:15.
One of the beet pJays of Us class, and pre
sented by a competent company, with special
stage details, "Man's Enemy," will be the
attraction at the Bijou Christmas week. The
incidents are taken from life, with the rough
edges and prosaic details softened by ideal
ism. The company includes Miss Agnes
Ilerndon. Albert Andruss, Maurice Hinder.
Thad Shine. \V. F. Canfield, W. J. Iftieley,
13ml te La, Crix and Josephine Thill.
Moses E. Clapp's campaign for re-election is
already under way. It is in the hands of his
1901 manager, Captain W. W. Rich of New ;
Brighton. Captain Rich has been out over j
the state a large share of his time lately,
and has been quietly setting up the ipins for
the "Black Eagle." It is none too soon for
preliminary work. The senate that will be
elected next fall, and for which candidates j
are already being announced, 'Will vote at the '
senatorial election in 1903, and the Clapp in- I
terests demand that the prospective senators
be lined up as soon as possible. Under the
primary law It is next to Impossible for a
machine influence to select a candidate, but
the influence of the Clapp machine in some
sections of the state is already worth having,
and the more Senators who can be put under
obligations to Clapp, the better for his fences.
Right in St. Paul the senator will have as J
hard a contest as any. There are a good ]
many sore spots, and there is a lar?e ele- j
mtmt of the party, both in and out of the |
Schiffman-Warner machine, that is ready to |
tie to 11. F. Stevens whenever he says the j
The Clapp supporters are figuring on Hen
nepin county. They do not expect to see a j
candidate from Hennepin, and are laying
wires to hold the Hennepin senatorial delega
tion against Stevens or any other outsider. |
By the time the district attorney is named,
there will be >a good foundation laid for a
Clapp following in this city.
Captain Rich, in addition to his labors for
Clapp. is doing a little quiet missionary work
on behalf of Dar Reese. The latter has not
announced whether he intends to be a candi
date again, and is doubtless holding off till he
gets an accurate idea of the sentiment of
party workers. Reese has a good deal of
strength, but many of his friends admit that
eight is long enough. Others say that
he is entitled to as long service as Dunn, and
if Dunn is renominated, Reese should have
equal consideration.
' Senator E. E. Smith of Minneapolis is not
an announced candidate for >c:lerk of the su
preme court, but is looking over the field.
Within a few weeks his supporters will get at
the Hennepin county sentiment. A conference
of leading republican workers will probably
be called. At that time a report will be made,
Bhov,'ing what outside strength Smith can
count upon.
Wright county is likelr to have a candi
date In C. A. Pidgeon of Buffalo, who was a
candidate against Reese eight years ago.
Nothing has 'been heard from Dan Shell or
Ben. Miller, who are regarded as possible en
The most valuable election manual ever is
sued by the secretary of state has come from
the printer, in an edition of 15,000. It is a
compilation of all the general election laws
of the state, indexed and side-noted by P. G.
S job lorn, assistant secretary of state. It con
tains '-he following:
Qualifications of electors, from the constitu
tion and opinions of the attorney general.
The primary election law of l!K'l.
The general election law of 1893, with all
subsequent amendments incorporated.
The* corrupt practices act of 1895.
The primary election law of 1895, governing
the selection of delegates to political conven
The congressional reapportioument of 1901.
The legislative reapportioument of 1897.
A complete index to the primary election
law and the general election law.
The booklet, in all, contains 166 pages. It
is designed for the use of election officers
especially, to save their time and expedite
the work of voting. Copies are being sent
free on application.
The valuable feature of the book is a clear
and comprehensive system of subheads and
side notes. The latter contain the gist of the
law, and by glancing down the margin for
the clause wanted, much time can be saved.
The index, too, does not merely tell where
certain subjects are found, but tells in brief
what the iaw !s. Under the head of candi
dates, those aspiring to nominations can tell
exactly what the law demands of them. In
the same manner election judges, canvassing
boards, nominees, county auditors and all
connected with elections can at a glance flud
all the references to their duties.
Chp.tfleld is going to have a city election,
and, being incorporated, is required to hold
it under the primary law. The village offi
cers are struggling with a problem not cov
ered by the primary law. Chatfleld is in two
counties, Fillmore and Olmsted. Under the
law candidates In a city must file affidavits
with the county auditor and pay him the
fees. A county canvassing board must can
vase the returns. The question in Chatfleld
is, which county? That is a problem easily
solved in all matters but the canvassing
board. Candidates should file with the au
ditor of the county in which they live, and
as the fee must be turned over to the city
by the county auditor, there would be no
confusion there. But who will canvass the
Some members of the legislature favor a
consolidation of the forestry department and
the game and fish commission into a single
department, to be called the forestry, game
and flsh commission. Their argument is that
the game wardens, being numerous especially
in the timbered sections of the state, could
more efficiently and economically protect the
standing timber than is done at present.
Halvor Steenerson says, in an interview in
the Crookston Times:
I have not announced that I am a candidate
for congressional honors, nor am I doing so
now, but I am reserving the right, however,
and I may see fit to do something of the kind
later on. My frieud, Klmer Adams, 1 think.
Is authority for the statement that I am of too
positive a character to be a congressman. It
soems that the best congressional timber
iJs of the negative sort. According to his
[ version, the fight in the ninth, between Corn
stock and Grindeland, I being of a positive
character have made too many enemies to
brave the the storms of a political campaign.
Mr. Steenerson evidently refers to an inter
view lv this column recently with a "well
known politician of Otter Tail county." He
must not get the idea that Elmer Adams is
the only one. The gentleman quoted was not
The Hutchinson Independent-Times says:
The people of this district will watch with
interest the course of Congressman Heatwole
in the matter of tariff reduction. Prom his
fearless action on several vital questions that
have arisen within recent years they will
look for him to demand a radical reduction
in trust-made articles and on articles that are
sold cheaper in foreign lands than they are
at home.
There are six other congressmen from Min
nesota whose action on the matter of tariff
reduction will be noted by their constituents.
All are candidates for renominatlon and re
Senator Grindeland being a candidate for
congress, Albert Berg is figuring on being his
successor. Marshall county will concede the
senator to either Klttson or Roseau, and
there is generally supposed to be a Grinde
land-Berg combination. The St. Vincent New
Era suggests that Kittson should have a turn
at the senatorshlp, and that C. J. McColluin
of Hallock is the man for the place.
i Hugh Thompson of East Grand Forka an-
Copyright, 19ui, by A. S. Richardson. i
Among the Cubans who were ready to re
ceive the munitions of war as the steamer
was backed in a little cove at midnight after
successfully dodging the Spanish gunboats,
was the outcast. He was an American, and,
though In ragged uniform and having a dis
reputable look, was evidently much res-pecte.l
by the rebels. He was fa charge of the party
unloading the arms and had the energy of
six ordinary men. When the boxes were
safely ashore, he said to the five of us who
had volunteered for the Cuban nervlce:
"Now, boys, come ahead. If you had known
what you were going Into, you wouldn't be
here. As It is, you'll have to make the best
of it. The Cubans want help, but they won t
give an outsider a fall- show, and If any of
you happens to be taken prisoner 111 guar
antee that you won't live ten minutes. There
Is some little patriotism about it, enough to
make you want to shoot straight, but the
whole thing is a family row, and one can't
aay enough bad things about either side. My
name's Chips, just Chips, and 1 came over
here simply to get sho r.."
Chips was a scout, a spy and a sharp
shooter and had little to do with the rank
and file. He could have given any Cuban
general spades and cards on how to conduct
k campaign. He was thoroughly dicgustud
with the style of ri|fating and the cruelty
practiced on prisoners, but he offered no
It was a month before I got his story. We
had had or three skirmishes with the
Spanish arta had been amazed at the reckless
manner in which he exposed bi.3 life. He was
a dead shot and perfectly indifferent to the
enemy's bullets, and I honestly believe that
in the year he was with the Cubans he in
flicted at least half the loss suffered by the
Spanish. 1 had heard him coughing at night
In a way to make me wonder If consumption
had not taken a firm hold on him, and I
t-ouldn't help but notice how thin he was and
how little appetite he had. It was one day
while we were scouting within a mile of the
Spanish lines and were lying in a thic-ket,
with the land crabs nipping at our clothing
and the mosquitoes hovering about us In
clouds, that he said:
"Yes, there's a story behind all this, but
I don't care to rake it up. You can take it
that I come from a good family, have had
j all the advantages of wealth and education,
j and that It's my fault that I am to-day a I
family outcast. I'm not blaming mother— I
God bless her—and I'm not blaming poor old I
dad. It's all my fault. They can't know
whether I'm living or dead, but I hope they
have done grieving for me. I was a fool and
worse. Now it's too late to talk of recon
ciliation. Camp life has brought on con
sumption, and my days are numbered. It
would only be going home to die, and I'd
sooner do that here. ' 1 came over here for
reckless adventure, and I'm going to play
it to the end. All I'm afraid of is ihat I shall
I be laid up the three or four weeks of my life
I and die like a. dog in his kennel instead of
j putting up a decent finish."
I asked Chips no impertinent questions, but
I thought it out for myself—a rich man's
son, Yale or Harvard, debts, reproofs, dis
honorable affairs, dlEgrace and expulsion.
I That was probably the worat, and only what
j has befallen many a young man. Chips might
j have done foolish things, mad things, dis
honorable things, but he was not a criminal.
He was above that. I didn't even try to de- ;
ceive him as to his state of health. He was
a doomed man and fully realized it. Words
of cheer or sympathy would have been use
less. Had he told me nothing I could have
known from his reckless scouting that day
that he -wanted to die the death of a soldier
Instead of an invalid.
Another week passed, and twenty-five of
us were sent to break through the Spanish
lines and bring up more ammunition. Chips
was looking gaunt and feeble, but he re
sponded with alacrity. He realized the dan-
Daily New York Letter
Reed an Heir to Million*.
Dec. 17. —"Thomas Brackett Reed, one time
czar - of the house of representatives, has
just been informed that he is one of the hei.-a
to $$,000,000 worth of property in the heart
of Portland, Me.," said Nathaniel Brackett
Tracy, a lawyer of Auburn, Me. "The land
belongs to the heirs of the original Brackett
of the town of old Falmouth. lie owned a
large farm there and eventually leased it for
a term of years. He died and his son forgot
the lease. It is about to expire. Recently
the heirs found the original lease. Old Fal
mouth is now in the city of Portland and
the original eighty-three acres are in tn*
heart of the richest part of it. There are
many heirs, probably ten or fifteen."
Mr. Reed has not yet signified his intention
of joining in the lawsuit to recover the
Freezing Out Fevers).
An alleged cure for typhoid fever—in fact,
for almost every fever—has been discovered
and experimented with successfully. The pa
tient is put in a specially constructed re
frigerator and the fever frozen out. The
discoverer of the new method is Dr. Lester
Roos. The refrigerator itself Is nothing more
than a lone rubber bag with what are called
■'auxiliary pockets" for ice. After the pa
tient is in the bag, Dr. Roos' treatment con
bists in wrapping him in a wet sheet and
j blanket, the temperature of which is grad
ually reduced from 70 to 40 degrees. In addi
tion to this, ice is closely packed about the
patient, who is kept in the refrigerator until
nearly frozen.
Funeral of the Don-
Three fashionably and richly dressed young
women from^Cew Yorw city arrived iv Nyack
by train yesterday, accompanied by an un
dertaker from the city, bringing with them
in an elegant satiri-lined casket, inclosed in
a flue oaken box, the ramalns of a pet dog
for burial. A Nyack liveryman furnished a
closed carriage for the three women and an
open wagon to convey the corpse to its burial
The party drove up to the house of an old
grave-digger, took him along on the seat of
the open wagon and love rapidly out in the
country, where, in a rural cemetery, a grave
was dug and the remains of the pet dog were
buried. The women, said a spectator who
happened to be on the premises, wept when
their pet was put under the ground, and,
turning sadly away, were driven back to the
town in time to take the 1:28 p. m. train for
the city.
There is only one person in Nyack, a wom
an, who knows the funeral party, and ehe
will tell nothing except that the young women
belong to a wealthy family in New York
and that the dog which was buried to-day was
a valuable pet for which the owners would
not have taken any amount of money.
Held the Doctor Responsible.
Because it was a girl and not a boy, Ber
nard Zelsenitz, a grocer of 1735 Lexington
avenue, refused to give the second payment
of S2O to Dr. John Lcmmon. who attended
Mrs. Zelsenitz when the stork visited tier
nounces his candidacy for the state senate
in Polk county. In making this announce
ment, the East Grand Forks Courier says:
"It Is not known-positively who will be his
opponents, but it ia quite evident that A. D.
Stephens of Crookstou will be numbered
among that category."
The following want ad appears In the
"News and Comment" column of the Duluth
Lost: Opposition to Van Sant. Finder
please return to railroad and warehouse com
mission for reward.
This shows a feminine intuition that is
marvelous for its accuracy, almost as near
the mark as masculine reason would come.
-C. B. C.
Credulity Strained.
Volga (S. D.) Tribune.
No wonder that some people say you can't
believe anything you see In tfte newspapers.
The Minneapolis Journal contained a dispatch
from Dcs Moines recently stating that a pair
of hoboes stole two bathtubs of a local plum
ber. ,
I ger and, perhaps, intended to make his last
It was entirely the fault of the Cuban
colonel who commanded the detachment that
we were led into a trap and the entire com
mand made prisoners without having a chance
to lire a gun. It -was a neat stroke of busi
ness on the part of the Spanish, and they re
joiced over it for half an hour and then pre
pared to reaa the fruits—that la, we wern
brought before a general who had no more
ft> ling of mercy toward a rebel than
nit in the gutter, and he proceeded to try us
by court-martial. He called in no other "offi
cer. There was a standins order on both
sides to take no prisoners, and it was dis
obeyed only by accident. A court-martial was
merely tho preface to being shot and was so
understood by both sides.
It was a beautiful, morning as we were
drawn ud in line before an old sugar-hous -
which had been turned Into a headquarters
I and the Spanish general began business. tt>
| were disarmed, but not bound. The enemy
wa.H ten to one and hemmed, us In on three
sides. The first man on the right of our line
was the first one called before the "court.,"
Inside of thirty seconds he had been charged,
tried, convicted, sentenced-and led away to b"
fchot. He was hardly out of our sight before
jhe was a dead man. The general was no aaan
to dally. He went through with it as» ij»
I wo-ild with a drill, and it was not lons be
fore our detachment had shortened up to ten
men. The five Americans of us were Or the
j left, elbows touching, and not a man of us
had the slightest tope in his breast whe:i
Chips uttered his first word.
"Boys," said he in a low voice, but plainly
audible to <rvery one of us, "the general !s
sending souls to kingdom I'umo by exprer:.;.
but I am going to interrupt his little fcan;
Nov.-, pay strict attention to what I say and
make no comments or suggestions. As tb<
last Cuban is called in I am goinjr to make
a dash for the captain directly in front of me.
| I'll reach him in three jumps, and before he
cun straighten ur> I'll have his sword and
drive it through him. Then I'll put my back
against that tree and die as I have been
hoping to. I won't last long, of course, but
J'll get two or three more of them."
One of the two remaining Cubans was
taken, and as he entered the house with a
prayer on his Hps Chips continued:
"Steady, now, and don't miss a word. No
body is to fol'ow me. There on the rlghr
Hank their line Is the thinnest and the jungle
thickest. As I make my rush for the captai:i
you rush for the flank, break through an'l
take to cover In the junzle. You'll all get
away. Get realv!"
"But we—" I began, when he Interrupted
me with:
"Silence, fool! Haven't I told you I want
to die? There is no use throwing other livt>.s
! away. If one of you dares to follow 'lie, I'll
i turn the sword on him instead of the captain.
! They arp coming for the- last Cuban now.
j Fetch a long breath, and when you mov«*
i make a regular football rush of it. Now,
then, hurr?.B!"
Chips sprang forward, and we wheeled to
the right and made our rush. It was ■
plete success. Before the soldiers at "parade
rest" could bring up their muskets we w.re
upir. and ovor them, and, though a shower
of bullets followed us into the jungle, no o;:<?
was hit.
Even as we rushed we knew that Chips had
wen his first stroke, for the officer s< reamed
out as the stee-1 was wrenched from his hand
:inl found his htart.
It was months Utter before we knew all.
before it was told us that our oomraoV
with liis back to the tree andxlald about him
till ho had killed two others and wounded
four. He was fairly riddled with bullets be
fore he went down, and the cheer on his lips
! turned to a death rattle in his throat. Could
his weeping mother and stern-hearted father
j but know, they would say that the outcast
I eon had rehabilitated himself.
hone, and the doctor sued for his money in
the Yorkville municipal court to-day.
In .Vareh last year the grocer engaged the
physician to attend his wife and gave ( him
$25, agreeing also, the doctor declared, to pay
$20 more after the event. The grocer said he
hoped it would bo a boy, and the doctor said
he hoped so, too, for the grocer's sake.
By continual thinking of it and talking with
his friends, the grower soon looked upon it as
8 certainty that he would have a son to in
herit his property.' When a girl was born he
seemed to think the doctor was in some way
responsible. The doctor's suit went against
the grocer by default to-day, with $12 costs.
A Remarkable Career.
Arthur J. Hearney. who has just died in
Brooklyn, had a somewhat remarkable career.
Born in Ireland, he was an orphan before he
was 6 years old, and friends shipped him to
New York to his sister, the only relative he
had. A tag was put on his back, bearing: the
inscription, "Arthur Hearney, to his sister
Kate, in New York." Wonderful to tell, his
sister was found after Ida arrival. Then he
was put in the Catholic orphan asylum, from
which at the age of 11 he went Into a pawn
broker's shop as an apprentice. "When the
war broke out he enlisted and served in the
Wilderness, was captured and for fourteen
months was a prisoenr of war on Belle Isle.
When he died he was worth $500,000. and was
rioted for hi? generosity to his friends and his
liberal gifts to Catholic and Irish societies.
He served several terms as alderman. After
he left the sldermanic board he put his badge
of office la his shop window with this inscrip
tion: "A retired politician will sell this badge "
for $15,000, Just one-third of what it cost him,
and will give all of his political experen
with the badge."
"The Infallible Book.'*
In a sermon on the Bible at St. Paul's
chapel Bishop Potter said: "Nothing was
more natural than that the people of the ref
ormation should have substituted for the con
ception of an infallible man the conception of
an Infallible, book. Nothing was more inevit
able than ' that this literal interpretation of
the greatest masterpiece of literature should
be subjected to the same scruiny as all great
masterpieces of literature, and that its writ
ings should be collected and collated precisely
in the manner that all other ancient writings
are. In the beginning it was natural that in
accuracies should creep into the books that
went to make up the religious writings of the
times, but even this did "not prevent the Bible
from being a divine and infallible book. Peo
ple have looked to ■ the ' Bible In - the hour of
greatest need. They have found comfort In it
that could be found nowhere else. There is
something about the Bible that no other book
possesses. ! Ask the child of to-day if he has
read Dickens or Scott, and the general answer
will be that he has not. and what is more,
that the books of those authors do not appeal
to him. That Is because in all modern litera
ture there is the time note, but the Bible,
above all other books, Is, perennial in its in
terest. It answers the yearnings and gives
the man of to-day courage and inspiration as
it did Jn the past, and you and I and every
one would be better for its closer, perusal."
Isldor.Rayner, the former Maryland con
gressman, who so ably and eloquently de
fended Admiral Schley before the naval court
of inquiry, thereby making himself one of
the best known lawyers in the country, gave
his services to the. admiral free of charge.
H was with him a labor of love.
"Municipal" restaurants— that Is, restau
rants operated by or under the control of
the city government—are now being talked of
for New York city. Rev. Dr. Ralnsford and
other ministers are said to be Interested. The
plan 13 to sell food very cheaply, If not at
Irish. Agitators Are Received.
... . Plttsbure Dispatch.
Apropos of the Booker Washington Incident,
■what will tho London editors say of President
Roosevelt's reception to two Irl»a "agita
to?*" ;

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