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The battery of presses consists of three four-dec*
Goes Presses with a total capacity of 144.000
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The Evening Paper.
It is generally conceded that every
copy of an evening paper is read by
more persons on an average than is
the case with a morning paper. Thi3
is because the morning paper is usual
ly read by only one or two and then
thrown aside, while the evening paper
goes the rounds of the whole family.
Many publishers and advertisers claim
that the average number of readers for
each copy of an evening paper is five,
but, to be on the conservative side,'
figure it at four. This makes'the
daily readers of The Journal
number 231,860. So you can see that
an advertisement in The Journal
reaches nearly a quarter of a million
of people.
The Daily Average
Circulation of The
^ formonth of March,
- Nearly all of which
goes direct to the
Actual canvass of resi
dence district totals
shows out of 4441 resi
dences: 3731 Journals,
830 Eve. Tribunes, 626
Morn. Tribunes, and out
bf 66flats, 1097Journals,
147 Eve. Tribunes, 161
Morn. Tribunes.
in March 1609
advertising, and the
Evening Tribunecarried
ing. TheJournalexceed-
ing the Evening Tribune
by 97 per cent.
paid advertis -
A Rear Platform Growl.
On a Kenwood car, last night, crowded
to its utmost capacity, behind time and
getting farther behind every minute by
reason of the prolonged struggle of pas
sengers to force their way out anu the
efforts of other people to get aboard, some
of the belated and angry passengers on
the rear, platform began to discuss the
service and voice their complaints. In
the course of this discussion one won
dered why the newspapers didn't take this
matter up and roast the company for
poor service, when one replied: "Oh, they
all get passes they won't say anything."
Possibly the author of this remark be
lieved it possibly he knew better. At
any rate, he may know it now. He
may know it if he will take the trouble to
look the matter up in the files that this
paper has repeatedly condemned the in
frequency of cars on most of the Minne
apolis lines and has compared the service
here with the service in other cities of
approximately the same size, showing that
our service here is very inferior by com
parison, and has strongly urged that
steps should be taken to require the com
pany to consult less the size of its divi
dends on.inflated capitalization and more
the convenience and rights of the people
who must depend upon it for 'urban
- But such newspaper agitation does very
little good. Why? Because the people of
Minneapolis are so "easy." The same
people who stood on the Kenwood car
last night and abused the newspapers for
not "doing something" will do nothing
themselves. They will bring no pressure
to bear on their aldermen. They will take
no pains to organize for relief. They will
" submit to the construction of cars unfitted
.for urban traffic and patiently wait while
-{nearly-'half the time necessary for a trip
-from Washington to Franklin avenues is
-spent in opening and shutting gates and in
^loading and unloadinga waste of time
" which: would be submitted to in no other
-up-to-date, town ,':\
J^ The trouble is not with the newspapers
at least not with this newspaper, which
has published the schedules of other cities,
counted "the number of passengers on
crowded cars and pointed out the serious
size and construction of its carsbut in
the -people ofr Minneapolis - who -submit to .eries and cheese factories and to-refuse
what -rould not be tolerated. elsewhere
and need not be hereC If the kick ever
stakes more effective form than rear plat
form grumbling to one another, r&ggi'i
- It ia a i great ..pity that General Miles,
himself a good soldier and deserving of
company has made in-the
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J. f. MeLAIN,
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Jeffersonian, condemning, the most
patriotic act of the founder of their party.
The great and flourishing aud wealthy
region we call the west is not afraid of
expansion. Its people have approved each
step in national expansion. They recog
nize that it has amplified the grandeur
and stability of the great American union.
th6 gratitude of bis countrymen for the
service he has rendered, should be so
ready to besmirch the name of the Ameri
can soldier. The old veteran is evidently
much disgruntled, btft that d'$ not ex
cusehim. :, :, -
A Bed Letter Say.
The President arrived in St. Louis to
day to. take part in the dedication of the
St. Louis universal exposition to*morrqw
which will be characterized by imposing
ceremonials and pageantries, civic and
military. -:-'-
The occasion invites all the eloquence
which the president commands. The
Louisiana purchase, which the exposition
commemorates, was an event of such far
reaching importance as determining the
expansive quality of American ambition,
that the centenary of the transaction,
which was the final blow at French dom
ination on this continent, becomes a pe
riod of national congratulation, it. is
only to be regretted that the e^osltton
itself with all its evidences^ American
progress in. the century past, together
with the world's contributions, cannot
immediately follow the dedication - The
occasion is so intimately connected with
the patriotism of Thomas Jefferson that
any commemoration of the great deal by
him with the first Napoleon necessarily
involves the accord of a tribute of a na
tional kind to his wisdom and foresight. .
Here was a statesman who had, a few
years before the negotiations with France,
founded a party* the basis of whose creed
was the restriction of the dominion of
congress to the grants of authority speci
fically set forth Jn the federa). constitu
tion, or manifestly involved in them, and
who, after emphatically declaring that
the constitution had made nb provision
for the holding of foreign territory by the
United States or for incorporating foreign
nations into the union, deliberately and
on the ground of expediency, negotiated*
for the absorption of Louisiana territory
into the union at a cost of $15,000,000.
"The executive," said Jefferson, "in seiz^
ing the fugitive occurrence which so much
advanced the good of the country, has
done an act beyond the constitution: The
legislature, in casting behind then{ meta
physical subtleties, and risking them
selves like faithful servants, must ratify
and pay for it, and throw themselves on
their country for doing for them, unau
thorized, what we know they would have
done for themselves had they been in a
situation to do it."
The leading opposition was on the
ground that th*e incorporation of terri
tory from the mouth of the Mississippi
and west of that river to the Rocky moun
tains would destroy the weight and im^
portance of the eastern states and force
them to establish a separate independent
empire, thus ultimately bringing about the
subversion of the union. The great fed=
eralist leader, Hamilton, however, held
that the best interests of our nation re
quired the annexation of Louisiana terri
tory and the Floridas. He was in favor
of first seizing New Orleans and the
Floridas, and then negotiating. This
Russian method did not suit Jefferson.
Notable is it, that the national celebra
tion to-morrow at St. Louis has its pro
curing cause in the act of a president
who, in 1791, called into beiri$ what was
then called the ''republican" party, oil
the basis of his opposition to the bill
creating the first United States bank as
transcending the powers delegated to the
United States by the constitution. This
was when Jefferson was a member of
Washington's cabinet. On the assump
tion of power by his party, he being the
president, he became the violator of 'the
constitution according to his own admis
sion, because' national interests required
the annexation of territory out of .wWch
fifteen states and territories^ .hay|been
carved The democratic partj%Viri- its
noisy antagonism toward expansion after
the Spanish war,
Some southern papers are opposing the
adoption by their states of the new/jrela- -
tion between state and national miliary
organizations made possible by the last
congress on the curious ground that, un
der orders from Washington, some of the
southern militia might be called upon to
shoot white people in some race insur
rection. There is no cure for the extreme
sensitiveness of the south except about
twenty-five years more of industrialism.
At the end of that period it will care
more for facts and less for sentiment.
The Tireless Adulterator. -
The food adulterator is always at. work.
The criminal who is willing incidentally
to poison people, if he can thereby make
a few cents more is always looking for
an opening. Yesterday. the state dairy
and food commission found enough of a
red dye in a bottle of catsup to color 'a
piece of blanket a deep scarlet. The col
oring matter uiW was "coal tar red,"
and the commission's chemist asserts
that it is poisonous. ri^ ,: /
Ii is obvious that, ho individual who.is
not wealthy enough to employ a chemist
to insure the purity of his food can suc
cessfully wrestle with the adulterating
criminals. Only the strong arm of the
state, can make it reasonably sure that
the citizen is getting what he pays for.
The state that hasn't a vigilant dairy
and food department is likely to be the
dumping ground of the deleterious prod
ucts of manufacturers who find that there
is no market for" their goods in the
states with, strong pure food laws.
One df the good works of the late leg
islature was the. strengthening of the
position', and .authority of the state dairy
and food commission. The commission's
power over dairies and creameries was
increased. The thickening of cream, and
the watering of butter were prohibited,
and skimmed milk sold by creameries' was
ordered to be sterilized. The commis
sion now has full authority to ' correct
filthy or unbealthful conditions in cream-
licenses to: dealers
diseased or neglected cows. -',,' -
Of even more Importance is the Budd
law which prohibits the aduteration of
foods with material injurious to health,
and forbids the .deceptive labeling^ oi
adulterated goods. Another new law for-
. " - ' .v
f was distinctly - anti-
x vending milk from
bida the use of any chemical that is in
jurious to the health of the consumer ^o
prevent decomposition or conceal its
presence. ^The legislature also fixed a
standard for pure vinegar and required
that vinegar called elder vinegar bV such
in fact/ Another law requires thj^t sor
ghum and ,cane syrups be T?u:%,JJ2|hF,
Strict pure food laws and an earnest
and tireless official to enforce them are
essential to the public health. Legisla
tures should always be liberal with this
department of the state government, and
governors should be very careful about
the qualifications of the incumbent of the
Office of dairy and food commissioner.
The present commissioner is exhibiting
great zeal in his work, and should be re
warded with generous recognition of his
devotion to duty.
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The best feature of the Thaw-Yarmouth
wedding was the conspicuous absence of
Benjamin Thaw, Miss- Thaw's oldest
brother, who is described as the-worthy
son of a noble father.
Another potential factor now 'making
for the . popularity, in1Canada of recipro
city with the United States is the repeal
Of the British flour and grain tariffs.
When these tariffs were created., a year
ago the Canadian imperialists- were de
lighted. They were very sure that the
object of the tariffs-was to open the way
for colonial preference in British markets
as much it was to. raise revenue. Ca
nadian wheat raisers and Canadian mill
ers were counting on the early coming of
a time when they would have an advant
age over American wheat and flour in
the British markets.
But the preference idea never took any
root in England,-and the other day Mr.
Ritchie, the chancellorA of the^exchequer,
wiped off the grain and flour duties with
out so.much as a mention of the possi
bility of using them hi a protective artd
discriminative way. The Englishman is
very fond of Canada, but-he is also fond
of cheap bread, and his attachment to
free trade has not yet'been overcome.
. The refusal of Britain to give the col
onies any preference in the British mar
ket will not tend to make the Canadians
wax enthusiastic over the preferential
tariff treatment of 33:1-3' per cent they
now give to British goods. They can't
make a trade with Britain. On the other
hand the tariff conditions" permit of a
very profitable tariff trade or reciprocity
agreement with the United States." \A.
preference for American goods entering
Canada can be paid for with a preference
for Canadian goods entering the United
Here is one more fact that loudly pro
claims that the time for arranging a reci
procity treaty with Canada is right now
not 1904 or 1905, but 1903,
It now appears that Gerteral Baldwin's
denial of the authenticity of' an Inter
view with him, in which he said- that- he
liked negro and Fllipinb soldiers because
it ^didn't make any difference whether
they, were killed[or riot was sincere. The
general encountered a - reportopial fakir,
and the same has lost his job. The Bald
win incident differs from most officers'
repudiations of interviews in that they
are, generally correctly quoted. A repu
diation is generally enough to placate the
war department, and is easier to make
than an admission and apology.
A Good Merger.
There,is at least Qhe merger in Minne
sota that the state administration looks
upon with favor. The farmers and milk
dealers who have been contributing to
the milk supply of- the city of Austin have
pooled, "their interests and formed a co
operative company, and the state dairy
arid food commissioner approves. The
members ef the- company send their milk
to the company's creamery, where it is
mixed, sterilized and bottled and is then
delivered by two teams'. Formerly a large
number of individuals supplied Austin
with milk in hit-and-miss fashion. There
was a great waste of energy in Jiaying so
many men and teams attend to work that
two delivery teams and drivers could
handle, and it was not possible to insure
the -degree of healthfulness and purity
that is now attained. The net result is
better milk for the consumer, economy of
time and effort and increased profits for
the dairymen.
To be-sure,, there "s no competition in
the milk supplying business in Austin, but
there is.- no necessity for competition so
long as the merger, gives better milk at
no greater cost than the individuals did.
The moment this milk merger begins to
adopt the objectionable practices that mo
nopoly makes possible, there will be com
petition, it is not mergers in themselves
that are dangerous, but the powers for
evil they may have. This Austin merger
has much power for good but little .for
evil, because its existence and prosperity
depend upon cheap and good service.'
The zeal of the proselyte is proverbial
It is also well known that if certain dis
eases generally suffered by children are
contracted by adults, the ensuing sickness
is more severe than with the child. The
.Tribune, having suddenly had an access of
virtue on the matter of permitting its re
porters to accept state aid about eight
years after its Minneapolis contemporaries
had denounced and forbidden the'prac
tice, is daily growings red in the,face and
dangerously near to apoplexy ,in
of virtuous indignation at the .graft:
There is this consolation about the graft
fits eight years over due, however, and
that is that t^ey have sjde-tracked the fad
'' \ / - " '- - -Another Goof' Signal * f i? ?
Western Tariff Sentiment. ^'
Congressman Tawney is of the opinion
that President Roosevelt's Minneapolis
speech, has had a pronounced effect on
public opinion in the northwest concerning
tariff revision. Mr." Tawney saya that
while the feellng^among: northwestern re
publicans in favor of tariff revision is as
strong as ever, they now think it Vise to
wait- until after the next-presidential elec
tion before doing anything. The' Indica
tions are that the 'president is in har
mony withth party-leaders on the tariff
question, and that there is little,prospect
of tariff, revision at the nextr session of
congress: Time-only-will be-able to-show
whether this be wisdom. If, by some
chance, the-next congress should have a
democratic majority id the lower house,
the hope that the tariff W y be,revised by.
its friends will be, turned jnto^ "despair,
unless something should tie done by the
short session of the present congress
after the election of WMa, At any rate,
it is to be hoped that nhe stand against
tariff revision does not mean alab the
postponement of consideration of rec
iprocity with Canada.^ If 1% does there will
be n6 reciprocity witiwpur northern neigh
bor for many a lonjflyear. *
A correspondent yesterday called at
tention to the fact^th^^his college tom
foolery of wearing: *ca^||^ gown*, a la
Mother Hubbard has^ [email protected]|shed Ca'rteton
eollcg-e, 9$\$&^pfajQJUs^stite.PPer-
sons having c^lle^e/d|g^s|^requste
.to "come, dr^ssed[-^R^owni^ttb,..ijie .in-
stallation #x^
invitation' W d kindlx^g^ejg^ihforniatibh
as to *jfere ihe frhberj jttfa^ be vfented
for the ^asipn. ^SJtedes^^T^mas, Jef
ferson!: ^owns-fpr piaip ^erioan citi
zens, and rentediatj that*' i%*e tje-Hub
barded holders W degrees ^1, liaye, fliff#
culty-to keeir from"" laughing, in each
other's faces when they swish-swash by
at Northfleld, qn the great day, .,
It is announced that Dorothy Sherrod,
the charming southern girl who has
played leading roles with Tim Murphy for
several years is to have a prominent part
in the new threeract Comedy now being
written for Mr. Murphy, by George -V.
Hobart and Edward E. Rose.
Arrangements have been concluded
with Manager - Scott of the Metropolitan
for the reservation of several blocks of
seats for theater parties from the
university at the return engagement o
Mary Shaw in Ibsen's" VGhosts''!
begins to-morrow evening . ----*- -=,--
- Seats for the engageiheht at the Met
ropolitan next -Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday evenings of Richard Mansfield
iii his elaborate revival of "Julius
Caesar" will go on sale to-morrow morn
ing. Mansfield presents the first import
ant revival of this great tragedy seen in
this country in fifteen years. It is played
only when a great Brutus appears, altho
it is the most popular, of all Shakspere's
plays. Mansfield is said to have made
the most effective triumph of his career
as the patrician patriot, and to have
found in the role of Brutus acting values
never before exploited . ~ '
The Metropolitan's attraction for four
nights and matinee: opening Thursday,
May 7, will be Effie Ellsler in Charles
Major's famous romance of chivalry,
"When Knighthood Was in Flower." Miss
Ellsler has achieved the inost pronounced
success of her entire (career in the com
plex role of Princess Mary Tudor.
"The Little Church-Around the Cor-
her," the BijOu's attraction the present
week is meeting/ with. success, last
night's audience being one of large size
in spite of the bad weather.
"Not Guilty," a four-act melodrama by
Joseph Le Brandt, the well-known au
thor and dramatist, will be the attraction
at the Bijou the coming week, a cleverly
contrived drama, fuTl "of action and inci
dent and the heavier scenes are spiced
with wholesome comedy. -
: To-morrow at thg. Lyceum, after-,-the
matinee of "Michael Mtrogoff," the now
famous '^ead-bakihgfr contest" will be
held, Two prizes are offered for the best
baked loaf .of bre aja. After the judges
are thru, the bread will be turned over
to some charitable organization. Opening
next Sunday, the Ferrfcs company will be
seen in Bret Harte's Romance of the west,
?'Tennessee's Pardner.'].. .-,-.,.i-..r
-* ASt^lCT^bpOI^PkEEPER'
they ren^a|
engaged aH%pes man?-of-all-worJk. The
hQMse^a^Wetl sitiiated and tastefully
furriisjSedr^iShd'.Wini'Yee proved to'Be a
good bbok 'clean anp respectful. .
Hf SQbri RSvthe Aiidersons /were settled
ther neighbors begansJto call, and it ^ was
then that the fact was discovered, that
Wihg was absolutely devoid of any ideas
as to the ushering in or out of guests.
So onernorniri the ladies-determined to
instruct him. Providing him with a tray,
Miss Anderson went out. rang the bell,
was shown into the parlor, and waited
while the palm Chinaman carried her card
to Mrs. Anderson.
This was repeated i several, times, until
the ladies were quite satisfied that Wing
was perfect in "his role.
That evening, at 8:30, the bell rang.
Wing, snuffled majestically to the door,
while mother and daughter hung breath
lessly over the banisters to watch the re
sult of their teaching.!.
They heard a gentleman's voice ask if
the ladies were at home. They saw Wing
present: his tray and receive a card which
made them mentally pat each other on the
back, and then they saw him draw a card
from his
calmly shut the/door, in the face of the
.astonished guest, ^.i'-
.^aLittle CJbjgnicle.. ...... , '
When ti*^i$^ersoiMwent
one we used for the lessonsJ"
Wing compared the two carefully, and,
returning the one which the caller had
just handed him, he^ remarked blandly:
"Tickee no good.
gaspe Miss Anderson. "The
!? N o can come," arid
New York Times, c -
Ex-President Gates of Amherst college
is said to have, a fondness for bargain
hunting that* is almost feminine.
It is told that bn a-certain occasion Mr:
Gates bought for $3. a pair of trousers that
had been marked at $6,. and had them
charged. The first of the month a bill
came in: '
"To one pr. pants, $3/'
Mr. Gates crossed off the ""pants" and
substituted "trousers,?* then remailed the
bill. The first of the next month another
bill came in:
"To one pr. pants, $3." .'*.-
This time the biir was returned, as be
fore, but with the following legend: "Dear
Mr. ThompsonI ami always careful about
the language I use, and like other people
to be the same/' The first of the third
month Mr, Gates received a bill: v . ..,.
"To one pr. pants, $3."' " - '"".-'""-.''
This time he went in person to visit Mri
Thompson. He explained his position.
Thompson looked at him a moment, and
then replied:
"President Gates, V-ire been in the cloth
ing business for twertty-five years. An'
during them twenty-five years everything
in my shop above ,$5 has been trousers
and everything below $5 has been pants
Itrs-vpantir you got, egad, sir it's pants
you'll pay for." j c '
"Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
"But the actor's art," protested the
manager of Jthe new problem plav, "is
merely, a.reflection, you know. We simply
'hold the-mirror up1
"Quite true," replied the friendly critic,
"but you're too quick about it. Give her
time to get a few clothes on!"
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\ - Yonkers
l*'l have noticed."
of Events and Things, ."that the man who
has an automobileIte the one who gets
over ground, and thi,t,the.man who gets in
the way 6rTt"hr,apt to get under ground."'
to nature. ' "
t Washington .Star. * '-- -
"So you don't think well of Arctic ex
ploration*" [*-'
"No," answered Mr. Blizzins "we know
the North Pole is tl|ere and that nobody's
goin* to . move it. i If we found it we
wouldn't have any ilse-for it anyhow."
Foyer Chat.
emarked the Observer
I Books and Authors
Mr. Edward Fuller, in a deeply interest-'
ing paper in a recent Atlantic bn "Real
Forces in Literature "#remarks that, if the
appetite for poor fic
tion is discouraging,
it should be remem
bered that "other
dishes in the menu
are not wholly neg
lected" and he in
tances the increas-
ing demand for his
tory and biography.
He emphasizes the
importance of keep
ing the young from
^JOHN H. witsbir,
0'Author "or-
:' *: Wman of Hfkiwnich
''*:.. -*- 'T^^^2death. It should be
seen that^children who are fond of books
should get hold of the right kind of books.
The tendency to history and biography,
which the publishers aire meeting with
y,erj%.^m^rable series of books adapted
to young minds, should be in every wav
encouraged. The series of great 'com
manders, great statesmen, great nations,
which have played great world movements
effectively, great discoverers, and others,
are read with pleasure and profit and they
stimulate interest in the larger works,
where the subject is discussed with
greater detail. It is not necessary to
write .history or biography in an abece
darian way to make the young understand
and read. Perhaps there is too much of
this mistaken notion in the minds of writ
ers for the young. The latter do not need
and do not want baby talk to get in their
minds historical and biographical facts.
whicf h
Price, |1.2o, net. Postage 12 cents additional.
This volume of the Expansion "of the
Republic Series, is the filling #f a real
need,:an English history of Porto Rico
from its discovery by Columbus in 1493 to
the American occupation. The latest ex
isting histbry hi Spanish is a revised'edi
tiori'p'Ublished in 1866, of Friar Inigo Al
bad's history, published in 1788 in Madrid.
Porto Rican writers have, written
sketches of various phases of the his
tory. ' It has been 410 years since the dis~
covery of the island by Columbus, and
during the long Spanish occupancy riiuch
occurred which is unknown to Americans
and the present volume presents an. inter
esting study of Spanish rule, which rnade
the island profitable to Spain and it is
somewhat remarkable that the record is
charcterlzed by unusual freedom from re
volts.. The coming of American rule and
ideas has awakeried the people and de
cided progress has taken the place of
stagnation. Civil government and popular
representation is reorganizing the life of
the -people.
There is an interesting leaf out of the
past in an article in Pearson's for May
entitled "Andrew Jackson and John C
Calhoun," _ by E. M. Vallandigham. A
double page illustration represents Jack-,
son proposing his famous toast at the
Jackson dinner where Calhoun learned
for the first time, definitely that he must
expect antagonism from Jackson in his
nullification of policy. Jackson's toast
on that occasion was "Our Federal Union
It Must Be, Preserved."
Besides the usual amount of sketches
and stories, uriique and diiferent from
matter to be found in any other publica
tion, there is an article-on "Alice Free
man Palmer and Her Work for Educa-
tion." Mrs.. Palmer occupies as promi
nent a place in education among women
as Mark Hopkins and Timothy Dwight in
education among men. V. .-..
General: John B. Gordon of Georgia arid
of the confederate atmy contributes to
Scribner's for May an article entitled "My
First, Command at the. Outbreak of the
War." It is understood other articles
along this line are to follow. General
Gordon has becoriie a loyal citizen al
tho he has never lost his admiration for
the soldiers- who wore the gray and the
wonderful struggle r.which they made.
Captain A. T. Mahan contributes the
fourth of a series of articles by various
authors on the government of the United
States. The title of this particular chap
ter is "The Navy Department," of which
Captain Mahan always writes instruc
tively. An Inviting and beautifully illus
trated article is entitled "Kitchen
Sketches," by Elizabeth Hale Gilman:
Alfred Holt Stone indicates in his arti
cle on "The Mulatto Factor in the Race
Problem," in the Atlantic for May that
any consideration of the race problem
which fails to reckon the mulatto ele
ment as an independent factor- ignores
what is possibly the most important fac
tor of the problem, and is faulty in its
premises whatever the theoretical conclu
sions arrived at. He then proceeds to
discuss the negro questidn with the*
mulatto factor as a prominent feature He
regrets that the twelfth census made no
separate enumeration of the mulatto ele
ment. He contends that just as the
crossing of the Spaniard and the Indian
has given us the Mestizo of Central
America and Mexico, so the blending of
white and negro blood has given us the
type which combines some of the racial
characteristics, good and bad, of both its
progenitors. It is the mulatto element,
according to Mr. Stone, which has given
us the most trouble Jn solving the negro
problem. George A. Gordon contributes
the opening article of this number on
"Emerson as a Religious Influence." I* -
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Harper's for May contains a short story
entitled "King of Dreams," by tb^t suc
cessful young Minneapolis writer. "Justus
Miles Formah. Joseph Knight. Shakspe
reari Scfiolaf, *ives7 us critical comment
wjwt,"*- .v.,:?,^.:"trashy
ON SATAN'^MOJirT By Dwight Tilton, Aut
thor of "Miss fcettfcbats." Illustrated. Bos
tou: c. dM. Clack-Publishing Company.
This story,is not of as good a qualiti
es the author's "Miss Petticoats." It be
gins with a very spirited description of a
great raping event, won- by John Peter
Norton's horse, John being a millionaire,
whose prettyr daughter, devoted to horses
figures conspicuously in the story and ul
timately, after refusing many fine offers
of marriage, gives her heart to Philip
Craig, who had meantime risen to be a
cabinet officer and became president by
the unexpected death of the late presi
dent. There is an ugly scene of rioting
and incendiarism in Washington, where
the people rose against the senate "pluto
crats," and Craig found himself tempted
"On Satan's Mount," by the devil and had
to decide between his honest duty and
usurpation of power, choosing the former
and sagely resigning the onerous and
perilous presidency as soon as he could.
THE BETTER SORT. By Henry James. New
York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 153-159 Fifth
- ATenue. Minneapolis: Nathaniel McCarthy.
Fric$, $1.50. . " '
The eleven stories in this volume proba
bly embody the best examples of Mr.
James' style of short story writing and,
indeed, present the characteristics of his
long novels. Mr. James* literary product
is large, as he can number once one hun
dred novels and magazine stories. As
Swinburne says in his Edinburg Review
critique on James, he has thoroly adopted
the part of the social recorder,-arid he sel^
dom enters any other field. He knows
the social atmosphere and, when he brings
it into his books it is something real. Mr.
James is gifted with humor of a peculiar
kind. Some people see his point at once.
Over tlfe headsmakmany of others his humor
fltesL withoutt notice. There is, however,
enofgh ofo the real James characteristics
m ttys
b ?
ple-change their opinions of him to his
Van Middeldyk, Librarian
Library, San Juan, P: R. Edited by ProfeB-j*
sor Brumbaugh,Yo ot the University of Pennsyt-i
..iS? #
o e some .prejudiced peo -
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the Free Public
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taste" until
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APRIL 20, 1903.
Paul poetess" says that "love is an abyss."
fall into.
The Graceville Enterprise noting the discovery at Minnetonka of an Impene ,
trable sea serpent with scales and a bellow, comments on Excelsior whisky. It,cei^
talnly must be of a character to make the pastor strike the sexton for $5. ^, ^-C*" J
^ TMfe time is approaching when the lazy man will get all his exercise sittingJori f,
bench at the ball park and telling his neighbors how it ought to have been played.
^ $600,000 for Tuskegeel ITet Dr. Wa$hihgton cannot-invite Mr, Carnegie to dinnet,
on Shakspere's "King John," with illus
trations. Waldemar Bogaras of the Amer
ican Museum of Natural History, con
tributes an article on a people but little
knownthe inhabitants of that land lying
along Bering's sea in northeastern Sibe
ria, the people known as the Chukchees.
These are peculiar people, resembling both
the Esquimo and our Alaskan Indians and
y.et. different in many particulars, about
which.r the -writer gives interesting infor
-The approach of the one-hundredth an
niversary of the birth of Ralph Waldo
Emerson imparts particular interest to
an article in this number of Harper's by
Hamilton Wright Mabie.
Ainslee's for May has the usual collec
tion of readable fiction. Among the con
tributors this month are two Minneapoli
taris. Dr. Richard Burton writes a poem
entitled "Flutes of Arcady," and Justus
Miles Forman has a story entitled "A Bit
of Grease Paint."
Lincoln Steffens introduces an article
in the:May McClure's entitled "Pittsburg,
a City Ashanred," by saying: "Minneap
olis was an example of police corruption
St. Louis of .financial corruption Pitts
burg is an example of both police and
financial corruption. The two other cities
have found each an official who has ex
posed them. Pittsburg has had no such
man and no exposure. |fhe city has been
described physically #s 'hell with the lid
off , politically it is that" same wtih the
lid on. I am not going to lift the lid."
This article is the story of a citizens'
party that broke thru one ring into an
other. Steffens inclines to the belief, how
ever, that Pittsburg will be able to break
up the second ring as thoroly as the first
was smashed. The report that Miss Ida
Tarbell's articles on the "History of the
Standard Oil Company" had been sup
pressed Is effectually disposed of by the
appearance in this number of chapter
seven of that interesting story.
"A New Source of Heat, Radium," is
the title of an article in the Popular
Science Monthly for May, by Dr. Henry
Carrington Bolton. . Dr. Allen McLaugh
lin discusses "The Slavic Emigrant," and
Profesor Edward S.. Thorndyke writes on
"The Decrease in the Size of the Ameri
can Family,",.... ._-
Among the contributors to Lippincott's
for May are Bliss Carman, Cy Warman
and Seumas MacManus. The "Walnuts
and Wine" department of this interesting
magazine contains the usual number ,of
good stories: The complete novel is
George Gibbs* "Love of "Monsieur."
Comparative Advertising
Sunday, April 26,
Monday, April 27, ^47^13^
^Tuesday, April 28, ^39# {6^'
^Totals, fagseBsb) 1531^ 2
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Che Man.
S? *"$ ?KV.% 'iCasually Observed.
A St.
. Chauncey Vep^w is 69r-and the bloom not off the peach yet!
. The Mullah's madness consists in a home rale doctrine of Tomaliland for the ?%\*
hot Tomalis. .
casion.^'The.whole affair netted $25.
'-' But at Waconia the glory of the band's opening explosion was marred by what
- the Wacortia
Far from this solemn frost is lithesome little Harrv Lehr, with his dimpled
.shoulders and joyous ways. But at times we feel cruel enough to long to see hftn
try his little winsome tricks in Henry Watersori's editorial rooms, to retrieve Mr
Waterson's revolver, to ride horseback on the office towel, etc., etc. There he
would meet a fitting end.
Patriot Calls a "fetid degenerate." The horrid story cannot be told
better than in the indignant language of the Patriot itself, which says, editorially:
The band had its first marching practice, on Tuesday evening, ~ ,
and, judging by Its apearance, has had considerable experience in
the "treking" line. In this connection we wish to remark that the
insignificant, chronic-kicking, venomous cur who stands around on
street corners, etc., making derogatory remarks about an organiza
tion of this kind, formed for the benefit of the general public and
asking favors from,no one, can in no way harm the band boys,
every one. of whom is vastly this vermin's superiormorally, physi
cally and intellectually. "-'"..'-
Certainly any band that is new, or ahy male quartet, should be allowed to bio*
three or four bent notes without the Arc department being called out to play on
The Chicago News calls attention to the fact that the expensive Vanderbilt
marriage tie, at which waste diamonds had to be wheeled away in a barrow, wa
no more binding than a $1.25 ceremony performed at St. Joe, Mo. This is very trua,
A cheap little 2x4 ceremony, thrown to
gether by a pastor who cannot collect
his salary, will hold as tight as the
knot fabricated in little Willie's shirt on
one of those long June days at swim
ming time, when the fat boy pours
water oh the knot and Peewee Jackson
pounds it with a stone to make it hoM.
A boy who has never had his shirt tied
does not understand. *
The thing we enjoyed most about
the Vanderbilt wedding was the little
sportive trickery of Harry Lehr, the so
ciety favorite, such as playing dog, to
the great pleasure of the ladies who had
their fans retrieved and then his little
pleasantry of wheeling, a barrowful of
coal through the church to simulate
diamonds, just as the groom was saying,
"With all my worldly goods," etc.
Harry is gay, light, sportive, frivolous,
if you please, but he is not your solemn ass, full of importance and useless knowl-
edge. An eastern paper, the Washington Post, published in a city where solemn
donkeys do most congregate, thus describes them:
Look about you, gentle reader, and consider the solemn ass in
every walk of life. Who so respected, so influential? He goes along
with knitted brows, his thoughts too deep for utterance. Smaller
men may abandon themselves to hasty inclinations, to rash prefer
ences, to robust views. He never does. If he speaks at all, it is
with such profundity and circumlocution and complexity that the
Y most recondite cryptogram ever rescued from a pyramid would seem
to burst of innocent and childish candor in comparison. Yet
he wears fine raiment every day. He enjoys the respect and con-
.... fidence of the community. '
InWuding Four Big Sunday Tribune Editions
(22 Inches to the Column)
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Watch the Journal Figures Growf
^ $ 3 $ ' - - *-'..,"
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The warm weather is just bringing'
s. out the new fire departments, new bands
and new male quartets until you can't
sleep nights. The exchanges are full of
the noisy glories of these new institu
tions, and are balling loudly on local
patriotism to support them. The Ar
lington, Minn., fire department held a
dance Saturday - night which , was a
booming success, Cameron's orchestra,
of St. Paul, having exploded for the oo-
4 $ ^ 3 3
That's"* probably what
Senator Hansbrough in Opportunity.
In framing their constitutions nearly all
the western states inserted the most
stringent provisions as respects the con
trol of streams, and nobody expects tha
secretary of the interior to have an easy
time of it adjusting disputes that must
necessarily arise. Undoubtedly the federal
supreme court must pass upon many of
the controversies before orderly progress -
is assured. No doubt if some of the
states were to make their organic laws
they would be much more liberal. In
deed, there is reason to believe that sev
eral of the states, in order to get the fuE
benefit of national irrigation, will amend
their constitutions, so as to give the fed
eral government the right, without ques
tion, to reclaim its public lands with the
normal waters As well as the flood waters '
of streams now assumed to be wholly
within the control of the state. Federal
authority must be unquestioned and un- -
molested if it is to do the work in a man
ner to bring the most good to the state
itself. Under the law all irrigation works
are in time to be turned over to the peo
ple. Thus will wealth be added to the ~-
state, and the newly created property
pass eventually under the complete con
trol of the state.
A race meeting is a great event in Pe
nang: hence, no doubt, the Penang Ga
zette's description of the distinguished
gentlemen who attended it.
"H. E. was looking very chic in brown
boots and a black umbrella.
"The junior ex-member wore a worried -
look and a Panama hat.
"The senior magistrate had laid aside **
his judicial air and wore a charming-'''
"Our Celestial millionaire wore a large, %.
shady hat and a pink orchid. i ' -
"The R. of Perak was clothed in dignity -
and a shepherd's plaid tie."
a It will be noticed that some people go ^
about quite airily clad in Penang. i'
"Wal," said Farmer Wilkins to his city
boarder, who was up early and looking
round, "ben out to hear the haycock crow,
I s'pose?" arid he winked at the hired
"No," replied the city boarder. "I've
been out tying a knot in a cord of wood." '
Farmer Wilkins scowled at the hired
man and wanted to know why he was not
getting to work at milking those cows. '
London Express.
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Colt. Inches
(No Sunday Issue) "
Browning's Magazine.
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