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THE JOURNAL LUCIAN SWIFT, .J. S. McLAIN, MANAGER. ;'• EDITOR. SUBSCRIPTION TERMS Payable to The Journal Printing; Co. Delivered by Mail. One copy, one mouth $0.35 One copy, three months....'. 1-00 One copy, i/lx months 2.00 One copy, one y*ar 4.00 Saturday Eve. edition, 20 to 26 pages.. 1.50 Delivered by carrier One copy, one week 8 cents One copy, one month 35 cents Single copy 2 cents CBRCULATIoF OF THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL Average for XI "J T X November... JS^ * J Dec. 2 51,220 Dec. 3 51,471 Dec. 4 51,068 Dec. 5 50 ; 92S Dec. 6 51,095 Dec. 7 52,807 Dec. 9 51,3f6 Dec. 10 51,333 Oec.ll 51,323 Dec. 12 50,902 Dec. 13 51,163 Dec. 14 52,085 Dec. 16 50,613 Dec. 17 50,700 The above is a true ana correct statement Of the circulation of Thu Minneapolis Journal for datea mentioned.. KINGSLEY T. BOARDMAN, Manager Circulation. Sworn and subscribed to before mo this 18th day of December, 1901. c. A. TULLER, Notary Public, llonnepiu County. What's the Hurry? In another column to-day the county commissioners are criticized by a taxpay er for having put more money in the sink ing fund than the law requires. The sink ing fund is created for taking care of out- Btanding bonds, and; as a general propo sition it would be regarded as a fortunate thing if the sinking fund could be in creased more rapidly than, the law re quired. It means the payment of bonded Indebtedness earlier than was originally contemplated. Hennepin county Issued $1,750,000 in bonds on account of the new courthouse; it has issued $125,000 worth of bonds for bridges and other public im provements, making a total issue of $1, --875,000. Of this amount $335,000 of the courthouse bonds become due in 1917, $100,000 in 1920. $315,000 in 1921, $600,000 In 1924 and $400,000 in 1925. This brings the bonded indebtedness on .the court house al Klue by 1925. The tax payer who makes the statement referred to insists that it is not neces sary for the present generation, which built the courthouse, to pay for it entire. Much less is it fair that the money neces sary for that purpose should be collected in the sinking fund faster than the law requires, especially when there is no re lief afforded the public in the way of re duced interest oa the bonds lying in the sinking fund. The county charges itself Interest on .these bonds purchased by sink ing fund money and held by the county just the same as if they had remained in the hands of individual purchasers. Now Jf our courthouse were a temporary struc ture and not likely to outlive the genera tion by which it is built, of course, that generation ought to Pay 'or It entirely. But since the courthouse bids fair to out live a dozen or a score of generations to come, there seems to be some propriety In allowing them to pay for that which is likely to be of as much use to the coming generations as it can be to the present. If no more money were placed in the •Inking fund than the law requires the rate of taxation might be reduced. Mrs. Sewell, widow of heroic Dennis Bewell, appears to be worthy of the gen erosity of the public to her in recogni tion of her husband's heroism. The sub scribers to the fund found a pleasure in giving that will be greatly increased by the knowledge that they gave wisely as •well as generously. Sawdust as a Food In the matter of food) economies for both man and beast, the Europeans can give us a lot of instruction. According to the re port of Adolph Frankenthal, consul at Berne, they have found at least two ways of beating the humorous Yankee method of putting green goggles on a horse and feeding him sawdust. In both of these •ways 6eemingly indigestible and non-nu tritious substances are made to fatten the animal instead of hasten the end of his activity. More than 75,000 tons of "torfmelassefutter" are annually fed to cattle in Europe. This compound with the long name i 3 a "mixture of "melasse," the residue from the beet sugar making process, and peat. Now a process has been discovered by which sawdust can be substituted for peat in combination with "melasse.'' Sawdust, it appears, is more nutritious than straw. For plenty of nitrogen, birch sawdust ia the thing; for albumen, poplar heads the list; for fat, pine beats them all; walnut sawdust leads In wood fiber. In each one of these ele ments straw is inferior to sawdust. Herein is a suggestion for our local beet root sugar factory and the saw mills. The factory can produce the "melasse"; the mills fine, fattening pine sawdust. After sawdust has been chemically treated, the animals bellow for it, it is easily assimi lated and easily digested. By combining it with "melasse" the slimy condition of the latter is removed and the fused product is palatable and doubly nutritious. We may yet have to fight wolves in this country as they did in France in the last century- When wolves get so numerous that they pursue farmers within a few miles of Chicago those stories about the entire standing army of France being or dered out to capture one wolf do not seem quite so ridiculous as they once did. The president has decided to dispense •with the huge task of shaking hands with everybody that comes to Washington. What a Billy thing this handshaking busi ness on a wholesale scale is, anyway. "When does the average citizen feel most like a ninny? When he is lined up with several hundred of his fellows and rushed past some celebrity with a fixed brass monkey smile, and tries to tell the celeb rity how glad he la to see- him. Don't Be Impatient There Is a good deal of Impatience among the people and the press of the state with regard to the progress of the executive department in its proposed j action against the railroad merger. Some people seem to forget that it has taken mouths and years to devise and perfect and fortify the consolidation scheme, and that the attorney general cannot be ex pected to complete his plan of campaign against it within a few days. It is a big question and it is highly important that j no mistakes be made at the beginning. .Mistakes at this stage of the proceedings j might be fatal where defeat would be entirely unnecessary if proper care were taken. The Journal Is sufficiently in touch with the attorney general's of fice to know that the work is proceeding there diligently and satisfactorily and it | speaks this word simply to suggest why j the public should be less clamorous for quick results. Although John P. Gibbs, commissioner of ltasca state park, is the source of the recommendation that the salary of the cominisioner be raised, it should bo care fully considered. The way things are moving now in congress, it looks as if j Ithsca park, with Its thirty-five square i miles, will be all that will be saved of the j northern forests. It is doubly important ! that it should be well protected and cared i for. Mr. Gibbs' recommendation of a I project to create a flre break is a good one. If the park was worth getting it is I worth protecting. Labor and Capital Meet The conference between representatives of labor and capital in Sew York under the auspices of the American Civic Fed eration is as a brilliant rainbow of hope j lor the future- of the industries of Amer ica. It gives promise that this nation is going to steer by the shoals of disputes and narrow policies on both sides that j have 60 hindered the development of British industry. It makes warm the heart of every student of the great eco- i nomic problems of the day to see such j an earnest gathering of the big men of ' labor, the big men of capital j and representative men of that great part of the population that be- ] longs neither to the ranks of capital nor labor, as those terms are used in de scribing the agents and instrumentali ties of production. No particular scheme has been formulated beyond the appoint ment of a committee of thirty-six, twelve from each of the elements mentioned, to take up the question of preventing dis astrous disputes between employers and employes. The very fact that such men as Schwab who doesn't believe in unions and such men as Schaffer, who opposes trusts, are thrown together on this com mittee; that the captains of labor and the captains of industry; that the heads of the capitalistic trusts and the heads of the labor trusts, have come together to con fer in a spirit of peace and good will, is potent for the realization of the purpose. What a blessing it would be if this sim ple, straightforward effort to reconcile labor and capital should accomplish more than all the complicated schemes of the theorists and believers in the infallibility of legislation! Carroll D. Wright says, in one of his admirable papers, that, in industrial con ciliation and arbitration, there are really three parties—the employers, the employes and the public. In the past this latter party has been generally disregarded as having no interest in the battles of the first two, which invariably disregard the right of the public to have industrial peace. The two other parties are really bound morally to keep the peace. Mr. Wright holds that the less machinery in volved, the better the results, and the closer the employers and employes get in their relations in dealing with griev ances, the better for the public. The meeting in New York under the auspices of the Civic Federation is a promising step in the right direction. Unite to Help the Parks Whatever tends to improve and extend the park systems of Minneapolis and St. Paul should meet with the approval of the citizens of both cities. Such is the move ment for co-operation of the two cities in all park matters that have an interurban aspect, as well as for the promotion of legislation that will be for the common benefit. Paranthetically it may be said that this co-operation between the two cities for common purposes, where there is no danger that selfish interests will neutralize the- best intentions, is the best and, at present, the only practical meth od of co-operation. Fine speeches about twin city alliances, offensive and de fensive, are well enough but they don't amount to anything substantial. When there is something at hand that can be advantageously done in union then is the time to combine. In the boulevarding and conserving of river banks, in the mat ter of good interurban driveways, there are concrete undertakings in the accom plishment of which union means'strength. An intimate connection between the park managements of the two cities will be mutually helpful and stimulating. Now that the lean years are past and the people are prosperous, serious atten tion should be given to the matter of rounding out the park systems of both cities. It is a practical work—not a mere question of petty and pretty orna mentation of the city. As Dr. Folwell put it at last evening's conference, good parks mean good citizenship, because they naturally tend to strengthen civic pride and love and when a man loves a city and is proud of it he will look care fully to its government and business af fairs. Attention is called to an interview in this paper with Mr. E. F. Walte, who states forcibly the utter helplessness of Minneapolis so far as any possible benefits derivable from legislation are concerned. Owing to the fact that Duluth and St. Paul have adopted the home rule plan, it is impossible for Minneapolis to ask anything in the way of legislation affect ing our municipal affairs at the hands of the state legislature. Nothing can be en acted by the legislature which does not apply alike to all three of these cities. St. Paul and Duluth naturally oppose any thing that Minneapolis asks lor because of the effect it would have upon them. This shuts the door absolutely to any legislation affecting the government of this city. Mr. Waite's suggestion is not altogether new, but certainly very forci bly made —that the thing for us to do in THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. Minneapolis is to have our charter com mission submit the old charter for adop tion, simply changing the time of city elections to the autumA of the odd-num bered years. This would give us city elec tions separate from the state elections, place ua on the home rule basis and en able us to handle our city affairs inde pendently of the state. We could then modify and improve our municipal sys tem and nftke any changes in the details of our form of government that we might think desirable. General Miles, in speaking of the verdict in the Schley case, says: "I am willing to take the judgment of Admiral Dewey. He has been a commander of a fleet, and as such has known the anxieties and re sponsibilities which rest on a man under these circumstances." That's the way a good many of us feel. Poisonous Foods Dr. R. O. Beard contributes a strong article to the Northwestern Lancet on "Food Adulteration and Food Laws," in J which he shows how necessary is the work of the state dairy and food depart ment and why it should command the sup port of all citizens who wish to protect their health, and of all doctors. The doc tor makes the point that not all adultera tions or substitutions are injurious to health; some of them, in fact, being su perior In this respect to the genuine arti cles. While the pure food laws are aimed at all adulterations and substitutions, the citizen desirous of protecting his health against a secret and insidious foe is chiefly interested in preventing the use of that which is destructive or hurtful to the tis sues and functions of the body. Under this class comes the prevalent practice of preserving foodstuffs with preservatives of a toxic character, among them being borax, boric acid, sulphurous acid, salicylic acid and formaldehyde. In considering these preservatives, Dr. Beard takes pre cisely the same ground that this paper j did when cases were being tried in the municipal court of butchers who had sold meats treated with boric and sulphuric acid. It was then declared that these preserva tives were used not to prevent putrefaction but to conceal its presence, and that the person who bought such meat was doubly injured: First, because he was sold bad meat under the guise of good—that is to say, rotten instead of fresh; second, be cause the agent of deception was injurious to health. Says Dr. Beard: These "p-eservatiyes" modify or neutralize the malodj;ou,3 products of putrefaction and so cover the presence and the results of pto- ' maine-producing bacteria. They are riot ger micides in any form or measure In which they are applied to or admixed with food ma terials. They do not even limit bacterial growth. They simply conceal the conse quences of bacterial activity. They are often detrimental to the foodstuffs. They are fre quently introduced to the alimentary canal In sufficient quantity to impair digestion, to prejudice food values and to disorder nutri tion. Continuing, the doctor ridicules doctors who are willing to risk their professional reputation by testifying in behalf of these poisonous preservatives. They are es pecially injurious to the digestive func tions because .they are cumulative, being thrown off from the system very slowly, i They are extensively used in milk, butter, | cheese and meats, and the consumption of i borax for these purposes is enormous. If manufacturers will be so un scrupulous, so disregardful of the welfare of their patrons, so they get their money, the people must be on their guard at all | times. But each household can not main- j tain a testing laboratory. The state must j do that work for all households. That is the most important function of the state dairy and food department. It is as diffi cult as it is important. Powerful inter ests and numerous agencies are profiting by evading and violating the laws, and to oppose them the commissioner has enly a few assistants and a limited appropria tion. He should be given more money and more assistants, and the laws under which he operates should be jealously watched and carefully amended in re sponse to his experience. Felix Angus, the well-known Baltimore newspaper man, who has championed Sohley's case with great zeal, says: "If this persecution of Admiral Schley con tinues and the decision of the majority of the court of inquiry is allowed to stand, it will make Admiral Schley the leading candidate for the presidency in 1504." This country certainly has not yet reached the point where it will select its presi dents just to gratify personal resentment of injustice done to an individual. It will continue to select them on qualifications for the office. Admiral Schley has and deserves the admiration of his countrymen and the gratitude of the people for his services as a sailor and a sea-fighter, but he has few of the qualifications of a presi dent and we shall be much disappointed in him if he does not recognize the fact. Edward's Fastidiousness London, reports that King Edward has decided that Americans are not to be admitted to his coronation, no matter ho.v richly they are attired, and that foreign shoddydom, male and' female, will not be admitted. Nothing is said about English, shoddy ism, of which there is a large assortment in that country, and of which there will be many representatives at the corona tion. Within the last century there has been a copious injection of ordinary blocd •in the British aristocracy. Political ex igencies have necessitated the creation of many new members of the aristocracy and not a year passes without the creation of new peers out of snobs and nouveaux riches, who can't go back a generation or so without tumbling upon some vulgar connection. Yet these British shoddyites are dread fully afraid of getting mixed up with for eign shoddydom! Every year, snobs and nouveaux riches are made peers, and most of them are unable to define the position of their grandfathers in society. The fact is, at the coronation of King Edward, where it has been decided Americans are not to be admitted, there will be less real blue-blood aristocracy than is present at a great public function in this country, where no fuss is made about it. In this British, inner circle we Lave , "—the dances, The fillings of hot little rooms, The glancings of rapturous glances, The faneyings of fancy costumes'; The pleasures which fashion make duties, The praisings of fiddles and flutes. The luxury of looking at beauties, The tedium of talking to mutes; The female C&plomatists, planners. Of matches for Laura and Jaue; The ice of her ladyship's manners, The ice of his lordship's champagne." It Is this exclusive society where "grown-ups" laugh at imbecilities and are as readily entertained by puerilities as chidreo. and roar over the most tenuous of jokes. This is the aristocracy which has exclusive privileges In Westminster Abbey upon'the occasion of the corona tion of King Edward. :h:« V ; ■;;' • • ■ ' ' ' ■ —- fj i City Treasurer Hulburt has finally found a way to pay the' policemen, the nurses and other city employes who were in danger of having an empty-stocking Christmas. But it is no credit 10 those responsible for the management of the departments that have come to the end of the year short of funds that their em ployes were not paid in the regular way.. ' •■■••. ■ ■ -•• • , , ■-. •. William Allen White must have got "Boss" Platt about right. It's the man who deserves an epithet who gets "the hottest when it is applied to him. [ The Nonpareil Man | PinmniTnnirriTrTvr^fTTTT-^rmTTmiUHm On the Side. V V ;- \ William Allen White of Kansas wrote -an: article in McClure's Magazine dealing -with Senator Plait in a way 'that made the sen ator's teeth feel as ii! ;• somebody was, filing ] a saw iv his neighborhood. The .Easy One is i going to sue for libel. •■ : '■'. : • Germany is going to seize a Venezuelan port and collect her little bill with an ax. Nobody in South America pays up without the friction generated by a club with spikes In the end. . i "Little Cold 'Snaps 1 Have Met" by the Weather Man is a brochure which is attract ing considerable notice in the west. W. C. Whitney is going to run his hoss Nasturtium i:i the next, Englis.i Derby. By and by, there will be little left for the British nation except Stonehenge, Westminster Abbey and a sense of rectitude. And it is feared now that Morgan wants to buy the Abbey. Marconi is as annoying to the Anglo- American telegraph company as a January thaw is to the coal mau. A writer in the St. Louis Star says women have simply got to go to bag punching if they expect to bo healthy. A good many women who never punched a bag in their lives ari in such high states of health that doctors are iv despair. Mr. Hill is said to be' backing the thirty million dollar steel car company which will manufacture all kinds of railroad equipment and rolling stock. The G. N. has been smash ing much of its rolling stock Of late and ia prepared to give some big orders. Beware of the lady who is doiug things with the chafing dish a la the advice in Mr. Bok's justly celebrated periodical. Some day, some where, some how, an exhausted man will get Mr. Bok with a wagon tongue. The Grand Forks Plaindealer runs this ad, apparently in good faith: j Wanted—Room and board by a pious person ijin a private family where his good example : will be taken as sufficient remuneration tor ! ins lodging and food. Address — . It is a case where the meek desire to in herit the boarding-house. The Modern 1 imj nisi; ion. The other day the lady who "recites" —who gives in quivering and anguished tones the story of the Poor Thing lying pale and cold on the Elab at the Morgue—met the lady who is always willing to pt.t the piano on the neck at those little social entertainments. They at once entered into a discussion of their re spective fields of labor. The poet says: "Learn to labor and to lay in wait," and they had taken this advice and made it a practice to lay in wait for a weary public living in b state of sin and tight shoes. "Why," said the lady who. recited, "i had them ALL in tears the other night. They told me that NEVER had they experienced an evening of such EXQUISITE anguish and mental torture as when 1 gave 'Mabel, the Outcast Flower Girl.' It was pitiful to see them." "I do not rtoubt it," Replied the lady who annoyed the souls of the great composers. "Why, when they asked for Tskjsliskje's 'Two Sighs' the other night at Mrs. Hamp ton's reception, you could have heard a safe drop out of an eight-story window, the room was so quiet. I just let rriy fingers dream over the keys for the prelude, lasting three-quarters' of an hour, and when I dashed into the symphony movement in B un natural with hands' crossed, the husband of the hostess and two male friends were so overcome that they sat with their fingers crossed." "Did you ever hear me give 'The Street Sweeper's Reverie, or the White Wing's Christmas?' " asked the lady who recites, "It IB so vivid that you can detect the odor of the streets and hear the rattl<? of the wheels and hoofs on the asphalt. Professor McPherson tolJ me he never heard anything like it, never." "My 'Barnyard Fugue at o a. m.' is so nat ural," said the piano player, "that in one instance I recall that the old grandfather of one of the ladies present, who was brought up on a farm, fell half asleep, and seizing the card basket started out to milk." "We might go on the road together and make no end of a reputation and fortune." "Oh, I am sure we could." "Well, good-by, dear." i "Good-by." "Good-by." "Good-by." "I hope we shall meet again soon." "Oh, I am sure we shall." "Well, good by." "Good-by." "Have you read 'Sir Richard Bloodthirsty?' "I hav<? just started it. It is beautiful. There is so much killing." "Well, good by." "Good-by, dear." , "Good-by." "Have you bought your Christmas pres ents yet?" "Most of them." "Well, good-by." "Good-by." "Good-by, dear." —A. J. Russell. AMUSEMENTS Foyer Chat. The last performance of "Florodora" will be given at the Metropolitan to-night. To-morrow night William S. Gill, supported by an excellent company, will present "Pu>; d'nhead Wilson" at the Metropolitan. The engagement is for four nights and matinee, closing Sunday, Dee. 22. Mrs. Sarah Cowell LeMoyne, the fame of whose eastern successes has preceded her, will be the Christmas; attraction at the Met ropolitan, opening Monday, Dec. 23, in her new play, "The First Duchess of .Marlbor cugh." Irving and Terry will be the Christmas attraction at the Metropolitan, St. Paul, and the following repertory has been arranged for the engagement: Monday, "Merchant of Venice"; Tuesday, "King Charles I.": Christ mas matinee, "Waterloo" and "lime. Sans Gene"; Christmas night, "Louis XI." There is naturally great interest felt in the coming engagement at the Metropolitan for throe nights, beginning Dec. 26, of Henry Irving, Miss Ellen Terry and the London Lyceum company. These artists' visits here are very rare, and as we are not assured of any probability of an early return, the op portunities now to be offered should be eager ly embraced. They will present, during the three nights, no fewer than rive plays, double bills being offered on Thursday and Friday nights. These are: Thursday, "Nance Old field" and "The Bells": Friday. -Waterloo and "Mme. Sans Gene," and on Saturday night the ever-welcome "Merchant of Ven ice." Both Irving and Miss Terry will be seen at every performance. There will not be any matinee. The sale of seats will open on Monday, the 23d Instant. The perfor mance on Friday evening will be begun at 8 o'clock sharp; other evenings' at 8:15. LIGHT AND RIGHT Light the fading gleam of Even? light the glimmer of the dawn? Aged eyes may take the glowing glimmer for the gleam withdrawn. Follow Light and do tho Right, for man can half control his doom— Till you find the deathles Angel seated in the vacant tomb. —Tennyson. | WEDNESDAY EVENING, DEOEMBEK 18, 1901. MINNESOTA POLITICS Members of the legislature who have found their way to the Capitol within t:ie. last month me of one mind agreed that the railroad and warehouse commission is a bar nacle, and ought to be removed. Many of them go farther, and say it will be done by Ihe extra session. If there is a show for any legislation outside of the tax code, the matter is bound to come up in the shape of a oil! repealing the acting making the commission elective, and substituting the old form of appointment by the governor. The LBM ma was a party measure. Repub licans had before them an example of the appointive system. Governor Llnd controlled the commission, and hence the patronaae. The demo rats might elect a governor, but it did not seem likely that they eou.d ever elect a commission, aiid the r«al motive for the passage of the Torton bill was a party one. it was cloaked under the pretense of giving the people tLelr ehciee. , The result has been disastrous from a party standpoint. All agree that no governor would ever have appointed the present commission. It is the only branch Ot the state gov«r:i mervt for which an apology is necessary, ard if something is not done with it. It will seriously embarass the party in the next cam paign. "Something is bound to happen," s-aid a well-known member of the. legislature 'the other day. "I do not see how it can be stopped. I l)::vt- been out over the state con siderably, and with one exception the n pub lican members I have seen are ready to *"Kte to do away with the commission, if then is any show for such legislation, it is bound to bob up." The present situation eloquently demon strates Die need of a commission in harmony with the governor. He will be handfCappsd :n his contest with the railroads by the apathy of the commission, unless something is done to bring it under his authority. The worst of it i 3, the two members who a>e particularly obnoxious were elected for four years, and will control things for three years more unless displaced. The feeling that prevails is eloquently shown by ihe followinig from the Albert Lea Tribune: I Chairman Mills of the state railroad and warehouse commission is succeeding in get ting about as much uncomplimentary com ment upon his official actions regarding his ! attitude toward the proposed railroad merger j and other questions affecting these great cor : poratiooe as the most pachydermic skinned j individual could wish, and the unpleasant part • of 'the situation is that the castigations he is receiving are merited. * * * The an nouncement that the railroad commission will abandon Governor Van Sant in his fight against the consolidations proposed is good news lo the people, as the .body that has ! thus far done nothing but draw its salary j vould prove the worst kind of a handicap I should it make any pretensions to friend i llnesg. If Judge Theodore Bruener of St. Cloud knew how badly some sixth district demo crats are wanting him to run for congress, he would think more seriously of the propo sition. Judge Bruener has turned a cold shoulder to the politicians so Ear, to ilie>l d&spair. They were never more anxious to run John Lini for governor than to get Bruo r.er on the ticket for congress. He is in nearly every way the strongest democrat! in the district. He would carry the Catholic voic, whi.-h is very strong, almost solidly. His thoughts do not seem to run on political preferment of late years, however. If the populiiSL ar.d Bryan democratic ele ments of the opposition party gave evidence that they had forgiven the past, and would tail in line forßruener, he might be persuaded. He realizes, however, that many of them would never forget his support of Page Mor ris, which, beyond doubt, defeated Towne In 1X96 and 1898. He would bring the gold deiii oerast back in line solidly, but would lose many populists and eilverltes. On the other haad, a silver man would not get the ful! democratic strength, and the general feel ing is that Judge Bruener, if he would only run, is the most likely to win of any demo crat in the district. Once more the discussion of a four-year term for all'state officers la going the rounds. The Red Wing Republican started it. the Austin Register indorsed it and others will be speedily heard from. There appears to be strong sentiment in favor of the change, and a t&oTe in that direction will probably be made <:it the next regular session. ' The auditor and clerk of the supreme court ifiv- a. tour-year term now, and there seem:! to good reason why their terms should bo longer than the rest. The auditor's office is the mtst efficiently run of any in the (■:>.;> itol, betause of the long experience of em ployes. The governor is kept campaigning all the time, ar.d so are his i--übonli who barely get acquainted with their duties when they have to face an upheaval. A green legislature needs a veteran governor to tem per its transactions, but as a rule the legisla ture has a brand new governor over it, whose time is all taken up by office-seekers, and who knows little or nothing of the details of bis work. By the time he comes to under stand legislation, and to know what measures lire needed, he has to write a farewell address, which is pigeonholed by the new legislature. The change would have to be submitted to the peole, and could not go into effect before IM6, if passed 'by the next legislature. James W. Nash was elected secretary of the Hennepin Republican association last eve ning at a meeting of the executive committee. He succeeds J. Albert Hagstrom, deceased. The committee is working hard on arrange ments for the Lincoln Day banquet, which will be heid at the West hotel Feb. 12. If. will be known in a few days whether Sena tor Fairbanks of Indiana will be present on that occasion. • —C. B. C. OXE SERPENT'S APPETITE New York Times. Prom a gentleman who was at one '.ime a resident of Brazil comes a remarkable story about a spake thru he encountered in the woods one day, v.inch followed him with much persistence. "Sitting on a stump I became mvare of the approach of a huge snake," writes this gen tleman. "He must have been fifteen fett in length. There was no doubt the snake was about to attack me. "Without hesitating for a moment I dis charged my two barrels. For a short time the reptile raged furiously, and I climbed a nearby tree. I hftd hardly reached the first boughs when I saw the snak^ ajiproaching the tree, and it climbed up behindt me. "Higher and higher I went. Higher and higher came the serpent. My heavy rubber j boots were a great drawback to my climbing, so I trtied to get rid of them. I took one off and dropped It, and just as I had the second in my hand the snake reached for me, and I, in my desperation, tried to shield my self with the rubber boot. <" "Then the snake made a dash and getting hold of the boot turned and descended the tree. - I was saved, but I had not the courage! to leave the tree before ray. friends arrived. 1 told them of the advanture I had and rode home minus one rubber boot. Of his snake ship nothing could be seen. "A. few weeks -later on another hunting trip we found in tho road a big dead snake, | terribly swollen. We cut it open and found, to our astonishment, my rubber boot not in the least injured." ■'■:':■ . . PASSING OF THE MILLIONAIRE World's; "Work. When our natural resourcDs shal have been I fully developed and the opportunities for ac | quiring vast wealth diminish, it is more than probable- that tho class of .great .millionaires will disappear. . That they themselves fully recognize- the instability of their tenure as. a social force is proved by the immense sums bestowed by them upon public institutions, such as colleges, libraries, art museums, hos pitals, etc., and the comparatively few in stances in ."which the attempt is made to conserve the bulk of a great fortune in the hands of a single family. Nor is /it at all clear that our attainment to the highest de gree of culture or polish is in the least de pendent upon the example or patronage of an exalted caste. As a people, we are exceptional !n this, also, that we have the most abun dant opportunities for informing ourselves in matters of taste, of literature, of art; that we are free to choose from the intellectual and aesthetic storehouses of the whole world, and that there is abroad among- us a spirit that will be satisfied with none but tho best. PITCHERS, PITCHERS AXD PITCH ERS A Newark, N. J., woman has a collection of 1,500 pitchers, no two of which are alike. They are of every shape and color under the sun, and have been picked up in all the odd nooks and corners of the world.: One of them was obtained at the little store that Dickens immortalized as "the old curiosity shop." The whole 1,500 are on ■ exhibition in th 3 rooms of the ; New Jersey Historical Society, s^JE Copyright, 1901, by Marie Alice Phillips. The importunate cabbies and bustling por ters failed to attract the attention of Frank Kyals except so far as a nervous person would notice mosquitos of flies, lie brushoj them away without so much as a look as he passed down the long pier. With bent head and quickening footsteps lie walked, unheed ing and unnoticed, through the sweat and turmoil of the city to his home. As he rang the bell his hand shook and tlie muscles of his throat tightened. The faithful butler, who had been valet to Frank Ryals before his marriage, held the door open and inquired solicitously if "Mis' Ryals" got. off safe and sound." The reply came after a pause, '"Yes, Brown, thank you," but the white, d?awn look of his beloved master's face repelled further inquiry, and the butler retired to the Kitchen, there to unbosom himself to Cynthia. "It's my opinion Marse Frank is mighty cut up 'bout Mis" Besß goin' off to Europe 'it.hout no warniif hardly at all." Cynthia sniffed. "And her a. bride of jes' three months," I continued the indignant Brown. ••It;; my | opinion she don't care much about 'im, and 'im the best and polliest man that ever lived. Brown was growing more agrieved every minute. "Gus Brown, would you have a 'oman tied to a man's coattails always jes' 'cause she happens' to be married to *im?" And Cynthia set a pan down sharply on the table. "I don't expect much of women folks at no time," replied Brown, stoutly, inji as much scorn into his tones as lie thought j safe, "but I didn't much expect a young j bride to go off so cheerful-like and leave ! her husband for six months on a stretch." Cynthia turned sharply and looked into the face of the worthy butler. "Did you gay six months, Gus Brown—six: months?" The faithful Brown could only bow his head in assent, and Cynthia, detecting traces of real grief in his usually woodeny counte aance, was too shocked to take much ac count of the blister made on her hand by the overturned gravy. Presently Brown put his head in the door way of the drawing-room to announce din ner, but, seeing hie master with bo\yed head and bent shoulders, retired quietly to the I kitchen. Cynthia calk-d Brown "a white-livered cow ard" on his return, which emboldened that functionary to go back and touch his mas ter's elbow. "I don't care for dinner, Brown, thank you." "Thout so much as movin'," Brown con fessed to Cynthia as they prepared to do justice to the dinner now almost cold. * * * * a Letters came from across the ocean to Frank Ryals, full of life and vivacity, now brimming over with the joy of some bright experience, now breathing awe and wonder of the grandeur of some old cathedral or mystery of nature, but never once did she say, "I mis you, dear," or "I wish I were at home with you." or "1 wonder what you are doing." Frank Ryals searched her let ters feverishly for some such expression, but it never came. Old friends welcomed him back to the club, and occasionally he went to the opera. Din ners at home were scarce and finally ceased altogether. Six months had extended into eight because Mrs. Raine wanted to take her party into Egypt, but now they were coming home. The man who stood on the pier waiting for the North German Lloyd steamer to cast an chor on a bright April day looked very much like the same Frank Ryals who had there eight months before except for a cer tain air of composure and two little patches of gray hair on his temples that contrasted oddly with his fresh face. He received Bess and her friends cordially ami told the latter he had made all arrangements to have them at his home during their short stay in New York. Everybody talked at once- at dinner, there was so much to say and the joy of being once more on American soil was so keen. The company rose, protesting vigorously when their host bade them good evening as he pre pared to leave the house. "We refuse to stay and turn you out of house and home in this way. It is atrocious," they said. "It is my pleasure," was the grave answer, "and you must stay." Bess, fo* the first time in her life, was thoughtful and said little. On the fourth evening after her arrival, when the guests had all departed and the clock was on tho stroke of 11, Frank Ryals rose and, taking hat and cane, said good night. Daily New York Letter Coresgio Could Not De Found. Dec. IS.—Justice Russell of the supreme court has dismissed the complaint in the suit brought by Herman • iLinde against the ex ecutors of the estate of 'die late Collis P. Huntington to recover $6,000 for a painting alleged to be the famous ""Angel's Head" by Coregglo. Justice Russell said the only evi dence that would tend to sustain the plain tiff's contention was inadmissible under the law. The testimony the court referred to was testimony the plaintiff endeavored to introduce concerning Mr. Huntington's ver bal agreement to buy the picture and the genuineness of the painting. Justice Russell held that, as Coreggio died 3CO years ago, it ' could not be legally proved he painted the picture unless some witness could be pro duced who had seen him do it. Was He a Dynamiter f The Journal says a grotesque-looking indi vidual, wild-eyed and wearing a black fur cap, with ealaps, and a linen duster, created considerable excitement in the Waldorf-Asto ria last night by demanding to see Senator Hanna, who is stopping there. The house detective iichered him to the street; not, how ever, until the unwelcome stranger had made a fight. In his band he carried a green um brella, while under his arm he held a pack age. When Detective Kennedy attempted to put him cut, the stranger struck hjm with the umbrella repeatedly. The first seen of the queer individual was in the Imperial hotel, where he asked to be shown to the room of Rudolph K. Hynicka, the republican leader of Cincinnati, who is slopping there. He presented a card to the clerk which bore the name Giovanni De Car radini, Xo. 399 Blue Island avenue, Chicago. He was ejected. At tho Waldorf-Astoria he entered through the Actor court door and made his way to the cafe before any one objected. When finaly ejected, he hurried down Fifth avenue. Starving Amidst Plenty. The attention of the Tenderloin police has been called to the destitution of Parker Learned, who .for many years was butler at the Yale club's old'building at 17 East Twen ty-sixth street, but who has nearly starved 'to <leath recently. When the Yale moved into new quarters in Forty-fourth street last May, Learned was not taken along. Mrs-. Cornelius MoCoon of 144 West Seventy-second street, who owns the building, permit tod him, however, to stay in the basement with his wife and little boy. The rooms upstairs have not been occupied since the Yale club moved out, and the fami ly has had no means of support. Learned is now advanced in years. This afternoon he became ill in Lexington avenue, near One Hundred and Twenty-fourth street. It is supposed that he had been to ask assistance from a physician who had befriended him and he had walked up to Harlem in the snow. He was carried into a saloon and there was recognized by Milton Barber, a carpenter of 2024 Lexington avenue. Barber put the old butler in a cab and took him home. When he reached there he was unconscious, and his wife, thinking him dead, fainted. An ambulance was called from New York hospital. Dr. Chltteuden, who came with it, was so touched by the wife's assertion that they had been without food and fuel for four days, that he gave her (1.50, all the mon«y he happened to have. Barber gave the cabman a dollar to pay for the ride down I town, but the cabman said he did not need One TRIP and - ANOTHER :ByMARIE : ALICE PHILLIPS• Bess rose also. "Where ure you going, Frank?" "To the club," he calmly answered. For a moment she gasped with astonish ment. Then pain, anger and wounded vani ty chased in quick succession over her mo bile lace. "Our first evening together," she manage! to say, and, as he still held his hat an-1 looked steadily at her, "Hub the club"grown so dear to you—that you can't give it up—ons evening?" "One has time to become attached to any thing attractive In eight mouths," he said, "especially if it represents one's boyhood friends and companionship. The boys at the club have been very good to me, and I have come to depend ou them. 1 would choose Dhem Id preference to scenc-ry ai:y t;me, i think," he commented, with a. strained emiln. ' All color and brightness had fled from her face, and as she stood iii the firelight, her white evening gown clinging about her, the looked almost pathetic. "I—would like to know —the worst, Frank. Is it—any other %omaa?" "No," he said; "I have never loved but j one woman, and when I found it was all a j mistake 1 suffered a great deal more than you \v!ll over know. But It Is all over now didn't love me, and I have learned to So without her." A pause. "We are on an equal footing row, Bess." And he stroked the gray hair oi temples without looking at her. "It is nut as much happiness as—as the other way, but there is not so much pain." Bess had lost all power of speech and waa staring at him with eyes almost set in their horror. But he mistook the cause. j "Don't bother your head, Bess, about what i the world will Bay. It need never know. You bear my nams, you are the mistress at my home, and you are free to enjoy your pleasures just as you see fit. You are "wel come to all I have." "Except your love." "You had that, too, once. How long ago has it been, Btss? It seems years! night," he said as she made no answer. "The old servants are here, and you will be fectly safe." Still she said nothing, and he went out, closing the vestibule door quietly after him. Bess recovered sufficiently to reach the win dow in time to see him move down the lighted | street toward the club. "Oh, my God!" she moaned. "What hrw 1 done? Have I been dreaming all these months?" She was awake now, with ten thousand accusing deamons contending for the mastery of her soul. Two months later Mrs. Raine was ushered unceremoniously into Mrs. Ryals' boudoir and found a grave faced young woman bending over the smoldering flre. "Oh, my dear, 1 am so fortunate to find you at home:" was her cheery greeting, "i am in the greatest hurry, but I do so want you to join my party to the Yellowstone Park to-morrow. It'll be such a g!orioi!3 trip. I telephoned Mr. Ryals, and the dear, swe« ; inaii said he left it entirely with you. Really. my dear, you are'to be congratulated— Why, Bess"— Her hostess had risen and now stood faring her, a grayish pallor spreading over her fact. "Don't speak to me of traveling! I hate the word—the thought of boats and car? and hotels! I wuut to be left alone—alone!" Frank Ryals was mounting the steps of his club when an imperious feminine .voice stayed his steps. It was Mrs. Raine, and her ordinarily gushing manner had entirely dis appeared. "My dear boy, you don't want to stay at the club this afternoon. You really ought to run right up to the house. There's certainly something wrong with Bess. She's been treating me to a genuine case of hysterics. Imagine Bess in hysterics! And she won't go Ito California with us. Oh, she's altogether [ unreasonable! I left her in tears. You must havt the doctor." "Yes, I'll 'phone for him at once." Mr. Ryals' voice and manner were calm, per functory. He raised his hat and mounte;! two more steps. Then he paused irresolutely. Mrs. Raines was half way up the block. A man addressed him lightly and entered the door, and still Ryals stood undecided, a strange light playing in his moody eyes. "She won't go to California. I left her in tears." Teara for what? For him, after all! Suddenly he turned on his heel and plunged down the steps. A handsom was drawn up at the curb. The driver knew him well and touched his hat interrogatively. "Home!" exclaimed Ryals, and then as the handsom rumbled over the aspnalt he mar mured in softer tones, "Homo!" the money so very ■much and handed it over to Mrs. Learned. Learned was taken to the hospital. There it was said that he had apoplexy and was very weak from lack of nourishment. Next door to the old Yale club building lives the family of Robert O'Brien. On Thanksgiving Day Miss O'Brien sent the Learneds a good dinner. Mrs. Learned said they had not ha 1 very much to eat eince and absolutely uo fuel. Lawyer Was Too Sharp. Alfred J. Adsms an! the other men arrested in last week's policy raida have bet raigned before Justice Hinsdale and ad; to bail, Mr. Adams being obliged to furnish bail for $10,000. The first complaint aga-inst Adams was "lost" in the courtroom. It had been last seen in the possession of Adams" counsel. Justice Hinsdale was naturally very stern in his action following this incident, and as a result Mr. Adams appeared •with a new lawyer, and a new complaint was made out, which, the justice said, is much stronger than the one lost. These policy people have been getting rich very fast the past few years, but are now face to face wittl the stem reali ties of Justice. They have powerful connec tions, however, and will fight every inch of the the case with all their resources eC in fluence and wealth. A. College of Commerce. Abram S. Hewitt, in his letter Tead at the laying of the corner stone of the High School of Commerce, makes valuable suggestions re garding the establishment of a college of com merce in connection with Columbia univer sity and of a school of mechanical arts in connection with the university, the Cooper Vnion and the Auchmutty Trade school. This school of mechanic arts could be creatwi, he said, without any contributions of mcney by the city, provided that the Tompkins market, soon to be abandoned as an armory by the Sixty-ninth regiment, were turned over by tha municipal authorities to a board of trustees, representing the board of education, Columbia university and Cooper Union. Mr. Hewitt thinks these schools could be established by the city providing the sites and buildings and by private contributions giving the neces sary endowments. He refers at length to th* plan of the Chamber of Commerce to aid in the founding of the college or school of commerce as a part of Columbia university, and saya ho has no doubt the fund will ba promptly subscribed. • Building: Tp the Plaza. By the sale of the- unimproved real estate, 100 feet square, on thp corner of Fifth ave nue and Sixtieth etreet. the building ur> of what is known aa "the Plaza" will be com pleted, for the sale of this property, «n which a low wooden building containing a saloon now stands, means, of course, tha erection of another great building. Then on all sides of the Fifth avenue entrance to Central park there will be a group of splendid edifices, among which may be mentioned the Xether land, Snvoy and Plaza Hotels, tne> palatial residence of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbllt and the Metropolitan club. From Sixtieth street northward on the Rvenue there 1» a lojig line of great Rouses, some of them costing over a million apiece. It Is an Interesting fact that among tho first to recognira tnt, coming value of this quarter of the city was William M. Tweed, who, however deficient, in moral qualities, was at least shrewd and far seeing in all real estate operations. He once entertained the Idea of building a hotel on the very site which has now been sold.