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*H JOURNAL Is published every "H?
except Sunday, at- 47-49 Fourth Street South.
Journal Building. Minneapolis, Minn.
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M. LMB STARKE. J Tribune Building.
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( Tribune Building.
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Representative. 45 Post BulldWg.
AN INVITATION Is extended to aU to visit
the Frees Room, which is the finest in the west.
The battery of presses consists of three four-deck
Gos Presses, wth a total capacity of 144.000
eight-page Journals an hour, printed, touted
and counted. The best time to call la from 8:15
to 4:80 p. m. Inquire at the business office
and be directed to the visitors' gallery, of the
Press Room.
it, The High. School Crop.
With the graduation of the East high
school to-night, the Minneapolis high
schools will have harvested their annual
crop of "sweet girl graduates" and manly
young men. There has been a marked
interest In all the high school commence
ments. The halls where the exercises take
place have been thronged with pleased and
Interested friends and relatives, and the
graduates have been made to feel that they
Slave really accomplished something nota
ble. And they have. When we. think that
out of the .army of 40,000 school children
to Minneapolis, only 884 (fifty-one were
graduated in January) have this year
limbed to the top, we must concede that
these diploma-taking young men and wom
en have done well. Of all those who en
tered the city's public schools with them
ten years ago, about nine out of ten have
'dropped out oft the way.
The high schools are the people's col
leges, and yet only one-tenth of the chil
dren of the people who use the public
schools get diplomas from them. If we
assume that the attendance of the Min
neapolis public schools averages 40,000
during the twelve years that make up the
normal publio school course, the high
schools should annually graduate more
than 3,000 students, if all took advan
tage of the whole public school course,.
Instead of the less than 400 we now turn
put. As these high school graduates give
its far more successul men and women
in proportion to their numbers than those
who merely complete the common school
courses, it is evident that the people fall
far short of making full use of the public
School facilities.
If the number of students who climb
to the top on the grade ladder of the
public schools is disappointingly small, the
small proportion of boys in the graduat
ing classes is still more disappointing.
W e would not have fewer girl graduates,
but more boys. This week the Central
high school has graduated 62 boys and 116
girls South, 24 boys and 51 girls East,
22 boys and 24 girls North, Ave boys and
29 girls. Out of a total number of grad
uates of 333, there were only 108 boys, or
less than one-third. The boys seem to be
more studious on the East Side, for there
they made up almost half the class, as
compared with only 14 per cent at the
North, 24 per cent at the South and 35
per cent, at Central. The university influr
ence probably accounts for the large per
centage of boys who get high school diplo
mas on the East Side. Central comes
next, because, probably, it draws from
that portion of the West Side which con
tains the largest number of people in com
fortable circumstances. But low as the
proportion of boys is, it is, we believe,
an improvement upon past years.
About one-fourth of the graduating boys
are in the manual training course. When
we consider how many of them were tak
i ng the high school course as preparation*
for a college course, this - proportion is
very satisactory,. tho it could be larger
with better results to the community.
The large audiences at the high school
commencements, thoroly representative of
the most influential section of the popu
lation in the various high school districts,
have little encouragement for those who
would practically eliminate the high
schools in their endeavor to limit modern
public education to little more than read
ing, writing, arithmetic and spelling. Min
neapolis is proud of its high schools and
its high school equipment, and feels that
it is getting its money's worth when it
sees such a goodly spectacle for sore eyes
and pessimism as that made up by these
admirable young men and women who are
this week getting their diplomas. Would
that there were more of them! If there
were, many of our civic problems would be
more easily solved.
Judge Elliott says we will continue to
elect our judges. On the whole, state and
local politics, will give better judges thru
election than thru, appointment. .,
The Coup of Perkins.
The Associated Press does not always
transmit all the news of general interest.
A modern Instance of this fact is to be
found in the news of the incidents and
aftermath of. President Roosevelt's visit
to Seattle and Tacoma. By a study of the
Seattle and Tacoma exchanges we learn
that a Tacoma gentleman, to whom .the
Seattle Times refers as "Sammy Perkins,"
proceeded without invitation to occupy
one of the forty-eight seats in the car
riages provided by the Seattle committee
for twenty-flve members of the presi
dential party and twenty-three local
celebrities. It does not require an ab
struse calculation to ascertain that one
Seattle gentleman w as thereby displaced.
The man who couldn't get a seat with
the "prominent citizens in hacks" was
Mr. Collins, chairman of the Seattle re
ception committee. This Perkins, it ap
pears, is, among other things, a Tacoma'
newspaper owner, and he used his organ
to rub in his villainous audacity in taking
by stealth a seat among the prominent
Sea tie citizens in the . president's pro
cession. - - . - ' -
by Colonel Lamping, Dr. Rlxey and two
outriders, Perkins represented the presi
dent in a hack,-and accompanied by
whom? "Why," as the Seattle Times
voraciously remarks, "Mr. S. A. Perkins,
of Tacoma, to be sure! ! !" No wonder
the Times gets red in the face and re
lieves its feelings after this manner:1
J. . McLAIN,
One month *???
Three months
Saturday Eve. edition, 20 to 26 pages
Delivered by Carrier. _ _-*_
Of course, it Is a piece of folly to de
vote so much attention to so Insignificant
a subjectbut sometimes the most Insig
nificant things on earth become the most
Probably not another human being In
the state of Washington would have had
the audacity to have committed the out
rageous breaches of courtesy of which
Sam Perkins wa!s guilty on the 'day the
president of the United States visited
In spite of the faot, when judged from
the standpoint of Intelligence, Journalistic
and business ability,' there Is probably not
a man engaged In the newspaper business
In the commonwealth who is not Perkins'
superiornevertheless there Isn't another
newspaper man in the commonwealth who
could have produced the disagreeable re
sults which Perkins did on that occasion.
Because of that, fact so much space is
devoted to a matter which was only no^
tlced after three consecutive personal at
tacks against the editor of The Times had
been made by Perkins' hirelings! ! ! v-
The flooding of East St. Louis by the
Mississippi river is one more powerful
argument in favor of Uncle Sarii's taking
hold in earnest of the great problem of
controlling the drainage of the Missis
slppl valley. No one at all familiar with
the courage and resources of modern en
gineering science can doubt that, with the
federal government behind them, the engi
neers will succeed in controlling the rest
less and unreliable stream, and those ca
pricious tributaries, the Ohio and Missouri.
This great nation cannot afford to go on
with millions of Its people and. billions of
its property annually jeoparded to some
extent by the failure of the rivers to keep
to their channels. The controlling of the
floods carries with it the improvement of
navigation and the promotion of irriga
tion. It will be surprising, indeed, if the
next congress does not take steps toward
wrestling with* this great internal phys
ical problem.
Averting a Crisis.
Premier Balfour, who was silent on
Tuesday during the budget debate, which
raised a tumult in the house of commons,
disclosed a serious division in the cabinet
and' temporarily pilloried the colonial sec
retary, made yesterday what is charac
terized as the "greatest speech of his
life." It was a pitiable retreat from his
speech of May 28, and w as intended to
smooth over the bad effects of the split
in the cabinet. ,
In his former speech Balfour positively
declared that he was in sympathy with
Chambertainis preferential tariff scheme
Yesterday he committed himself to no pol
icy, but contented himself with declaring
that such questions as foreign tariffs,
trusts and closer relations with the colo
nies confronted the nation. H e dwelt
upon his position as premier and the head
of a cabinet with two such antagonistic
members as the chancellor of the ex
chequer and the colonial secretary, and
pleaded the right of the premier to have
an "open mind" when thtere was friction
in the cabinet as was the case in some
of Gladstpne's^mmistries. As Balfour can
not compel the ministers to be of "one
mind," altho it is unfortunate for the
government, the cabinet will very prob
ably "ride to a fall."
Altho the proceedings in the British
commons this week would seem to give
color to the doctrine of the British free
traders, that their policy is as firmly es
tablished as the law of gravitation, that
is a delusive view. The creations of Cob
den's exuberant imagination occupied his
attention more than did the realities of
the work-a-day world. He w as the least
practical of English statesmen.. His daz
zling dream of a world under the influ
ence of free trade has been dissolved by
the practical necessities of the civilized
nations entering upon careers of industrial
activity. The conviction that absolute
free trade is at the end of its tether in
England has led a number of English
statesmen to champion "fair trade" dur
ing the last quarter of a century on the
basis of the theories of leading political
economists, from Adam Smith to John
Stuart Mill and Goldwln Smith, to the ef
fect that the -only way a country can save
it3elf from loss by hostile, uncompromis
ing foreign tariffs, is to impose corre-i
sponding revenue duties on theirs. Cham-'
berlam himself has abandoned his quon-:
dam extreme free trade views, because he'
is convinced that the financial and com
mercial exigencies of England demand
some modification of the Manchester doc
trine. ASince 18&9 parliament has. increased
the number of dutiable articles from 46
to 124. Note the tendency. Was the duty
laid on grain and flour in 1902 for "reve
nue only"? The fact that the $13,000,000
could have been more easily secured by
raising the tax on beer or tobacco, refutes
the theory of "revenue only." The Cham
berlain idea is to retain the grain and
flour duties against foreign nations and
lower or remit them-in favor of the colo-.
nies. The prosecution of this policy has
been arrested by the free trade ebullition
in the house of' commons, the liberal party
massing to force the issue of protection
or free trade, and incidentally bringing
out "the conservative sticklers for free
trade. The "phenomena" referred to by
Premier Balfour yesterday- will continue
to occupy, the attention of candid and in
telligent Englishmen, and they await solu
tion. -
It would be rather to the advantage jof
our own country to have. England main
tain lier present policy and remain our
laxgest.jjustomer but If she decides ulti
mately to retreat from the Manchester
policy thru the pressure of commercial and
industrial necessity, we cannot blame her,
becauseshe will be'following the economic
policy which, has long Jbeen our boast,
and which has in the past contributed so
largely to our material prosperity, taking
this nation to a point Where-we may safely
modify our dutiable schedules, tho it may
not ne .fitted to England. , .,,.*-,:**-
: , . . . '
What do you suppose this man did when
he returned to Tacoma? He had his pa
per get up a cartoon ridiculing the fact
that President Roosevelt, during a horse
back ride in Seattle, stopped at the resi
dence of Colonel A. J. Blethen, proprietor
of the Seattle Times. Instead of car
tooning the facts, which were that the
president w as on horseback "accompanied
A New York dispatch to-day announces
that the pig iron production of-the United
States is now about 400,000- tops a- week)?
"which seems a staggering quantity for
-the consumption to take care of." Surely,
If it does. It would take about 15,000
freight cars to handle that much iron, If
loaded almost to their capacity. It hardly
seems as if even this great nation of more
than -80,000,000 people,, even after allowing
something for exports, can go on very
long swallowing iron at the rate of 400,000
tons a week, or nearly 21,000,000 tons a
year. The same dispatch is probably not
far wrong when it says 'that there' are
signs that the production has at last over
taken consumption. If it has we may be
gin to look for a slowing down in the busi
ness gait thruout the country to a pace
that will keep production and consump
tion balanced*.
/ , ''Private Business." ,
The president thinks that a fundamental
trouble with the postoffipe department Is
that the government employes have been
attending too closely to "private busi-
ness." There is reason to- believe that
this opinion is correct. When this tend
ency of army officers in the Philippines
to devote too much^ attention to "private
business" and pocket gains from unlaw
ful transactions with government ma
terial was discovered it was promptly
located and stopped. The, ascertained
facts about over-indulgence in "private
business" in the : postoffice department
are sufficient to visit a considerable'num
ber of employes with.the legitimate award
of their indiscretion ,''-The get-rlch-qulck
idea seems .to be* diffused over a pretty
large area of the government service.
The rural free delivery service is im
mensely (popular, but that Is no reason
why '. a subordinate postoffice official
should undertake to exceed the bounds of
the congressional appropriation for that
service and extend the same without the
money to pay for the Increased charge.
It is no reason why j rural free delivery
carriers should convert themselves into
traveling agents for manufacturers, and
devote a considerable portion of their
time, for which the government pays,, to
the prosecution of "private business" for
profit. It is no reason why government
employes should purchase costly articles,
and for private use, and have1
for by government^funds. There are too
many people employed In the postoffice
department who are looking too closely
after "private business." It has devel
oped that the auditing of accounts In the
postoffice department is very defective,
and little or no check has been imposed
on department heads, and so the tempta
tion to do careless, work and to commit
frauds has been strong.
Manifestly such conditions should not
be allowed to exist longer. The president
will stop the scandal babble, which has
for weeks been In the ears of the nation
and purify the department whatever the
disinfecting process- may cost some in
dividuals. The government will stop
rumors, which always become gross ex
aggerations as they move, and ascertain
ing all the facts, will strike a blow to
hurt, at the source of the trouble. J-'V-
Here is a situation that wbuld ^be:
humorous if it were not so serious: Noth
ing is being done to repair the cave-ri in
the street supported by the viaduct oyer
the railway tracks entering the union
depot. The city, refuses - to do the work,
because the structure was built by the
Great Northern, and the latter refuses'to
do it because it alleges'that it is the
city's part to maintain and repair such
structures. In the meantime the street
railway company is putting its tracks on
trestles and the hole remains. The sit
uation ought to be cleared tip*'i
diately. It seems to use that it is up to
the city to make the Great Northern re
pair the bridge .or'else repair it itself and
take steps to collect the cost afterwards.
That is the way ihe~cfty has been'"doing
with minor repairs. Why should it cease
to follow its usual practice when a really
serious injury occurs? - .Jr.,J^
Attorney M. D . Grover of the Great
Northern advances the novel doctrine that
ownership of a majority of a railway
company's stock does not carry with it
control. Gentlemen who are figuring to
get possession of 61 per cent of the stock
in corporations in which they are inter
ested will please take notice of the futil
ity of their labors.
Mayor Haines does well to stte^Minne
apolis up to more liberal giving for the
relief of the thousands of flood sufferers.
Minneapolis is prosperous, unaffected by
the floods and thankful to have escaped
them. It can well afford to give more than
it has.
Books and Authors
The Critic publiima a full-page por
trait of George HV primer, editor, of the
Philadelphia-Saturday Evening Post, and
author ofthat suc^assfufeibook, "Letters of
a Self-Made Merchant ijb His Son." Mr.
Lorimer, after graduating from Yale, got
a paying position in Phil Armour's big
pork packing house in Chicago, where he
absorbed practical business Ideas before
he undertook journalism. The Critic af
firms rightly that the success of the "Let
ters of a Self-Made Merchant to His Son"
in this country and lh^England "goes to
show that.good horse sense'vis understood
by all people." TFfere is, indeed, a "com^
munlty ofilnterest'^'th&btftrthe world in
such blunt, practical philosophy of life.
Lincoln talked to the apprehension and
.'comprehension' of the masses In that way.
When he said: "You can fool all the peo
pkt part of the time and you can fool
some of the people all the time, but y ou
can't fool all the people all of the time,"
he. spoke in language clearly compre
hended by *the people. Mr. "Lbrlmer,' no'
doubt, encountered in his packing house
experience originals of "Old Gorgon""
Graham's philosophy, who -gave him a
basis for the ^ unvarnished pork house'
ethics he has'recorded in his bdbk but
he has probably exploited extensions and
amplifications of such ethics out of his
own '- home-made repertory. Probably
pork house philosophy did not produce
such observations as these: "Give most
men a good listener and most women
enough note paper' and - they tell &\l they
know " "There isn't any su,ch,thing as be-'
Ing your own boss lit- thisl world unless
you're a tramp, and then there's the con
stable." "Whenever any ope offers to let
you in- on the- ground floor, it's pretty safe
to -take the elevator to the roof garden."
Foyer Chat.
"All the Comforts of Home," as pre
sented by the Ferris Stock company at
the Lyceum this week, is drawing large
audiences. The last matinee will be
given on Saturday.
A. C. Gunter's best play, "Mr. Barnes
of New York," will be presented by the
Ferris company all of next week, open
ing Sunday evening. The piece is one of
the best constructed comedy-dramas ever
written. The author succeeds in bring
ing an audience to the point of tears, and
then .making them laugh.
"For Her Sake," at the Bijou this week,
is * meeting with success. The play is
built on new and original lines. Its scenic
investiture is of an elaborate character.
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Chicago Chronicle.
An Iowa gentleman who was landed in
the top of a tree in the next township the
other day, naturally feared that he had
been hit by a touring automobile. He
was greatly relieved to-find that it'was
only a cyclone.'#3- 'v:d::---':V:
Count Tolstoy's contribution of $7,^00
in aid of the persecuted Jews of Kishinef
is one of the largest made in Russia. Tho
not a Jew, and a harsh critic at times
of the Jewish, theology,-Tolstoy has not
hesitated to denounce in unmeasured terms
the treatment of the race by the Russian
government and people.
. " ' A FULL BAG . *'''*
H.Chicago Tribune. '* "'- '
The president may not have Intended
to kill any big game this trip, but he will
return home with Ohio safely bagged.
They sained the sacred pl*c#. S$p!R
, v Wher* the greatest Dead abide, k'h^^l
-& Where grand old Homer' sits ^*-
sSj In pmikt state benign
H^ Where broods in endless thought
,if\ The awful Florentine . . .
t~V, Where sweet Cerrantes walks
A smile on his grave fafce
Where gossips quaint Montaigne, '
The wisest of his race
Where Goethe looks thru all -
With that calm eye of his
Wherelittle seen but Light*
The only Shakspere ts. ' *
When the new spirit came.
They asked him,, drawing ner, *
"Art thou come like us?"
Be answered, "1 am here."
is another instalment of Major J/'W.'Fdw"^
ell's biography, with personal reminis
cences of the distinguished "Promoter of
Research" by Marcus Baker, one of his
staff. Among other features of interest
there is a scholarly paper by the distin
guished Rev. Bernhard Pick on the-uook
of Ecclesiastes, the "Sphinx of Hebrew
Literature," which Is contrasted with the
apocraphal Book - of Wisdom. Dr. Pick
rejects the -. theory of the Solomonio au
thorship of Eoclesiastes. i- ./.j''
-' - ,_ *. *&$&
as this book tells in charming
detail how Kate was conquered, the read
er may pursue his inquiries himself. It
is probable that most people will agree
that Mr. Mowbray might have made a far
more dramatic ending to the story than
he has done.
C. H. Kerr & Co., Chicago, have issued
"God's Children A Modern Allegory," by
James Allman, who discusses the short
comings of human society from the so
cialist's standpoint. Price 60" cents.
George Eliot's "Silas Marner The
Weaver of Raveloe," appears from the
press of John Lane in red and gold, pocket
Hutchins Hapgood", author of "The Au
tobiography of a Thief," has gone to Flor
ence to visit his friend, the art critic, Ber
nard Berensonl
What To Eat (Chicago: The Pierce Pub
lishing CO.) is a notably interesting num
ber, full of good gastronomic founsel and
rich in manus and table fads and fancies
and household suggestions, pne of the
more interesting features is an entertain
ing description, by Mary R. Gray, of VYe
Olde Cheshire Cheese," a tavern still un
changed by the march of improvement in
London, and notable as one of the haunts
of Samuel Johnson and his chums. The
very marks of Johnson's and Goldsmith's
greasy wigs oh the walls are shown, and
the old house keeps up Its ancient reputa
tion of providing "g'oodlye fare."
Impressions Quarterly (San Francisco:
Paul Elder & Co.) is artistic In Its make
up and reflects credit upon the publishers'
taste in bookmaking. There is a most
pleasing paper by A. A. Wheeler, entitled
"Some American Lyrics," with special al
lusion to Drake, Pierpont and Poe, and
A. T.'Murray's paper on "Translations
From .the Greek. Dream." is a good bit
of honest criticism and one may find many
good suggestions in' Mr. Keeler's "The
'Building of the Home." Mr. Wheeler's
poem, "Fait Women/' is to tho June man
ner born. ' ' '' '
ai" *s2tXi
: Into the night they went, -i&t'lhz
- -" At niorning, side by side,1
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The Open Court (Chicago: The Open
Court Publishing company) paints a por
tion of Professor Fa Delitzsch's second'*
lecture on "Babel and Bible" and there
. ^.B, H . ftteddsrfl.
In the spring of 1844 travelers from
Baltimore to Washington saw a force of
men engaged in putting up several lines
Of copper wire on a row'Of lofty poles
extending between the two cities. -It was
the first telegraph line erected in the
United States. After four years of wait
ing, Professor S. p . R. Morse had at
length got a grant of $30,000 from con
gress lor the purpose of providing that a
message could be sent by, electricity, a
distance of forty miles.
Over $20,000 of the original grant was
spent experimenting with underground
wires, which could not be made to work,
and then the overhead system was
planned. -..-.
On the morning of Friday,. .May 24,
1844, fifty-nine years ago to-day, Pro
fessor M6rse took his seat at the tele
graph instrument placed* m the supreme
courtroom in the fcapitol.. Many of the
chief officers of the government were
present. The professor pressed the key
of the instrument with his finger. Jn an
instant the waiting' operator at Baltimore
received the message, and it was sent
back to the capitol:
"What hath God wrought?" :_. *
In. a second of time these words had.
traversed a circuit of eight miles. When
they were read in 'the courtroom a thrill
of awe ran thru those who reverently lis-*
tened it seemed asi tho the finger of God,
not man.hadrwrittenthe message, which
was copied from \ the Bible, Numbers
xxlii., 23.
In 1871, at a celebration held in New
York in", honor of Professor Morse, the
original instrument Invented by him was
exhibited, connected., at that" moment, by
wire, with every one of the 16,000 instru
ments then in use in this country. At a
signal a message from the inventor w as
sent vibrating thruout the "United States,
and was simultaneously read In every city
and in most towns of the republic, from
New York to New Orleans, from New Or
leans to San Francisco. ' ""*
Daskam. New York: Charles Scribner's
Sons*. Minneapolis:.
them paid
$1.25. Miss. Daskam has a charming way of
saying just so much and leaving the read
er to imagine many things. This is the
test of a finished short-story writer. In
these stories she presents a phase of loving
of a most interesting,characterthe lov
ing of the middle-aged. Past the fresh
ness of dewy youth and-the tremulous
warmth of youthful?passion, the mlddle
age^jpvlng is supposed to "be rather cold
and calculating* but./Miss..Daskam shows
that this is not always the caso and she
Is right. The fact is, the heart of a woman
between the age of 30 and 40,is far more
sensitive to the, touch: of. the rosy god's
fingers than during her earlier years. In
the first story, "The "Valley of thb
Shadow," which In some respects suggests
a Solemn funeral dirge, the. trained nurse
"with two brown eyes set in a fresh pink
face framed by dark hair lightly sprinkled
with gray," proved a" power beyond the
strength of Bclderi to 'resist in fact, the
two brown eyes had haunted his thoughts
ever since he first sw -them. Then we
have other middle-age
A wealthy New York broker who has a
counts^ home on Long Island is so fond
of flowers that he frequently spends
some time in and about his plants, some
times doing a little gardening himself.
A few days ago he thought he' would
water some plants, so he called to his new
coachman, who w as standing near a
watering can, and told him to fill and
bring it to him. '
"Beg pardon, sir, I'm the coachman."
said the English importation, touching his
"Well, that's all right bring that can
"Beg, pardon, sir, I'm the coachman."
"Well, well, I kndw that. Bring the
can here. I want it."
The coachman touched his hat and still
made the same reply. Then something
dawned on the broker.
"Qh," he said, "so you're the coachman
and can't bring the can.. Well, coachman,
go and have the black team hitched to the
family carriage and bring it here. Have
one of the hostlers ride on the box -with
The coachman touched his hat again
respectfully and went. Presently he
drove up in style,
"Now, said the broker, "drive to where
that can is and you, hostler, pick it up,
get back on the box, drive around to the
stable with the coachman, fill it with
water and have him drive y ou back
It was done, and the can Ijrought. filled.
' 'Now, hostler,'' said1
tales, as
anthropist," "A Reversion to Type," "A
Hope Deferred," "The'- Courting of Lady
Jape" and others. The, last mentioned is
superlatively, good. In this case the old
bachelor colonel'made^'a mistake, but had
the young girl's mother to fali back upon
and the thing was accomplished grace
fully. -:-' .7 i-r _ .i: - -*&f V-* '"""""' ''' ': '
A PRAIRIE SCHOONER.. A Romance of the
Plains of Kansas. By JIa,r M. North, Wash.
. ington. The Neale Publishing company, 413
Eleventh street. Price-$1.
This is a story of a young married
couple who settled in southern Kansas
on a cattle ranch and faced all the rough
experiences of a ne# country. The con
spicuous incident in their career was the
the finding of a babytlin fine clothes, half
starved, on the prai^ii^whioh they adopt
-ed, no one coming W^eLftS i * "The mys
jtfery is- explained ftowaird, the end of the
story. Incidentally there "isv % lively de
scription of the opening :Qi^ rae territory
of Oklahoma to se'ttierneht/
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. Jray^ New ..York: b.oubleday,..feage_. & J2fi.
^Minneapolis: N. McCarthy. Price $1.50. " ~ '
The Kate of the book is Kate Bussey, a
daughter- of the redoubtable Colonel FalrV
(fax'Bussey, who died and left his di
lapidated estate in- Pennsylvania just
across the "Virginia line, to his Impover
ished family, proud .and penniless,. and
with.high notions. It became necessary
for the creditors to. have John Burt take
.charge of the estate. This gentleman,
.upon going to the old mansion, was treat
ed as if he were a predatory bashi-ba
zouk by Miss Sussex Bussey. Judge
Heckshut had informed Mr.' Burt that
the ladles of the Bussey family were "the
most impracticable, cpnsarned st of
thorobreds that were ever left without
.protection." Kate Bussey w as one of
,the most bitten enemies of the agent,
Burt, but
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Roswell Field in Chicago Evening Post.
We Presbyterians have taken an im
portant step. W e have declared that we
were mistaken for many years in one of
our little points ot doctrine, and that we
are now ready to concede that all in
fants are saved. Personally, we think this
is going a little too far, for ~ we have in
mind several Infants who should be, at
at least, put on probation. i,7
Fox, Duffleld & Cof, New York, an
nounce for early publication a novel by
Mrs. F. Reynolds, entitled "The-Man-with-
the-Wooden-Face"a story of Wales.
The Manual of Statistics company, 220
Broadway, New York, has issued "The
Manual of Statistics. Stock - Exchange
Hand Book, 1903." This is the twenty
fifth annual Issue of this valuable refer
ence book for information as to railway
securities, industrial and government se
curities, stock exchange quotations, min
ing, grain and provisions, cotton, money,
banks arid trust companies. Valuable
maps and charts are appended and the
Index page and thumb provides easy ac
cess to the contents. Price J5.
The Lothrop publishing company, 630
Atlantic avenue, Boston, announce two
new juveniles"Defending the Bank," by
E. S- Van Zile, and "The Mutineers," by
E. L. Williams of the Philadelphia In-
In the naval home in Philadelphia Wil
liam Mackabee will celebrate his one hun
dredth birthday next September. He is
the oldest living veteran of the American
navy. Born ir Baltimore lri 1803, he joins'!
the frigatj^jConstitutlon as an apprentice
"in 1817T He served nearly continuously
in the navy until old age sent him to the
naval home. _
i |:p| /^STILL TIME' FOR CORN 'W: '
Dallas News.
Senator Gorman had to" say Something
or go to Europe.
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I As a twig trembles, Wbieh a bird. j- ^
-?X. Lights on to sing, then lefcTes unbent,
So is my memory thrilled and stirred
^ I only know she came and went.
]% As clasps some lake, by gusts unriren.
The blue dome's measureless content,
So my soul held that moment's heaven '
:"I only know the came and went
', As, at one bound, our swift spring heaps
The orchard full of bloom and scent,
So clove her star my wintry sleeps
I only know she came and went.
An angel stood and met my gaze,
Thru the low doorway of my tent '
The tent is'struck, the vision stays
] only know she .came and went. "l|.
O, when the room grow* lowly dim,
,,,.- And life'slast oil is nearly spentf'/
One gush of light these eyes will brim, -
Only to think she came and vretft.
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TfrKE II, 1003.
?"' i /|/y i , "..f3-\ Casually- Observed.
' iThe despairing cry of the semi-arid region is for "dreenage." "f
f.'" -WLots of Jun| left! -Have, you been married yet? -
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'^' Sweden is talking of putting a tax on fat people. It should be left in the hands
of the weather bureau.
Slahlke ever catches that bull on the other side of a stout ience, he intends to make
faces and to stick out his tongue at the animal.
'&- tim*:
\tgr' ?
- the fbro^ep,- ~**yo6
may go. Coachman,, you remain * where
you are. I may need you again.- Don't
drive away until I give you leave:"
The coachman saved his dignity, but he
sat. on the seat of that-coach for two
hours after the broker had finished water
ing the flowers. '':
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The Social Democratic party of Germany, which is expected to show increased
strength in the coming elections, is the only German party .which has grown with-
out a pause for the past twenty years. O. Eltzbacher gives, in the Nineteenth Cen-
tury, some facts worth bearing in mind when the new returns come in.
The Social Democratic vote in the past six7
1881 ...,*... ....
1884 1887 '.
': 1890 1803 1898 .....
The socialists polled 6.12 per cent of the total vote in 188L and 27,18 per cent
in 1898. They1
3. Substitution of mllltla system for great standing army.
Freedom.of speech and the press.
Legal equality of the sexes. V*- ,, . ^
Disestablishment of the churches. '
Free non-sectarian schools, with compulsory attendance.' ^ - .
Gratuitous legal proceedings. .
Free medical attendance and burials. ' ^
Progressive income and inheritance' taxes.
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leaders. According to Mr. Eltzbacher, they form "by far the best led. best managed
and most homogenlous party in Germany" indeed, "the only party which, from an
English point of view, can be considered a party."
It is expected that at the next election an immense number of bankers, mer-
chants and professional men of liberal views will vote the Social Democratic ticket.
As candidates for the reichstag must have'an absolute majority of all votes cast
before there can be a choice, It was necessary to vote again in 48 per cent of the
constituencies at the last election. Heretofore all the other parties have been ao^
customed to combine against the Social Democrats In thse second polls. This win
not happen again, and there seems reason to expect that in the ne*t reichstag there
-will be at least a hundred Social Democratic members elected by 3,000,000 voters.
Lincoln Journal.
Old Nebraska farmers are not dismayed
by the prospect of having to plant some
of their corn in the first week in June.
One of the best corn crops Nebraska ever
had was planted between the 1st and ldth
of that month because of the very wet
spring. Corn cotees jumping, planted in
a moist soil just as the hot weather Is
A Detective Story of Absorbing Interest: "l
l?|ie Filiffee Ball
Vv By Anna Katharine Grhne, Author of "The Leavenworth ..*:-
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cyst The daily serial publication of this, the latest and best
Detective story of the^'M^-tf^-.' -"'T^
. V5f
Most Famous of American Petoctive-Story Writers
will begin The Journal ,' " rf|!2S|
^ Saturday, June 43, \ { I ^
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' The Old Order German Baptists, a branch of the Dunkards, in their national
conference last week^voted not to permit members to use telephones in their homes.
The church is opposed to all "new-fangled" articles and notions, believing that what
was good enough for their forefathers is good enough fbr them. The church clearly
sees that under present conditions the, party line telephone is the cause of much,
hoarse and soul destructive profanity^V ' ^#^:"^^ '-'':- ?%?%!
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If the floods fail to get you, or the drought to wither you, or
roadway doesn't fall in on your train, or if the smallpox has become discouraged, do
not despair. Your old friend, the mosquito, has a little slug of malaria in soak for
you, arid the doctor who discovered this cheerful fact is going to have a monument.
In fact error doth so abound that it is enough, if you dwell on it long and lovingly*
to make a man want to go out and do a gun CfOak. W e intend to look on the bright
side if it takes a leg.
A dispatch from Columbia,. S. C , the other day, said: i
jf' rhe governor of North Carolina was water bound here this morn- '
, .jj ing and was unable to reach Erskine college where he had an ap- *
' " * pqintment. f . . .
W e trus"t that hereafter the governor will say to his colleague from South Caro-
lina that it is a long time between floods.
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i* In the Independent Mr. Cleveland has an article on "The Gentlemanly Art of
Fishing Without Lying Like a Spaniard." The true, art of fishing is to fish so gently,
and persuasively that the fish don't know what is going on. The same rules might
apply to getting the presidency. But Ruth's father knows that there is -one Ux
Nebraska that knows his every thought.
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R. L. Palmer, fishing at Fairy lake, near the Sauk Center Avalanche, hooked the
traditional '* ig one," that usually gets away, and chained it to the boat. Instead'
of submitting meekly to captivity, It immediately headed for the bottom of the
lake, the chain breaking in time to prevent the boat from capsizing. The Avalanche
says that Mr. Palmer is supposed to be a thorO fisherman, arid is old enough to have
more discretion than to expose his family to danger by thus attaching one of these
fresh water shares to his boat at the riBk of the lives of the occupants. Besides
that, the wear and tear on the chain from fish bite should be considered
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The. Pelican Rapids. Press advises its friends to procure old broom handles with
a sharpened piece o fsteel on them- Then commence at the southwest corner of the
lot and dig every dandelion from there to the ndrtheast corner.. Repeat this per-
formance every day during the months of May, June, .July, August and September
. for thirty-nine years. The Press does not say what it predicts will happen in the
fortieth year, but we know from experience that there-will be just as many dande
lions as ever. The dandelion carries
in its pocket a little tract on "Per-
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Fred Stahlkfe of. West Corner
chased by. a ferocious bull, flew up
into a tree and perched on a high
4imb until 3 o'clock the next morn-*
ing. By that time the beast got tired
of waiting around and of hitting the.
earth" with his fore paw and, after
trying to shin the tree once or twice.
It wandered away. Mr. Stahlke then
slipped from his tree and, thinking
all danger w as past, neglected to
cross his ^fingers. H e was pursuing
the uneven tenor of his way home,
says the Waconia Pioneer, when, "a
short distance from his place of \m-_
prisonment -he slipped1
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i4?'^ Samuel Davis,c6urt
several year$ ago tried to engage the legal "services of his father, had the oddest
ground for a lawsuit he has ever heard of. The' Irishman wanted to sue his landlady
for $16. He explained that he made a contract to pay her $3 a week for board, but
she was to deduct 25 cents for every meal he missed. Having got the contract
duly signed, Pat~ began to board elsewhere and charged the landlady with whom he
had contracted 25 cents for every'meal he missed. He figured that by managing
this way he missed $5.25 worth of meals each week, for which his contract required
him to pay only $3, so that by staying away he made $2.25 clear. The landlady re-
fused to pay him his "profits," and he wanted Mr. Davis to bring suit against heir
for him. "Father laughed at him a bit," Mr. Davis says, "and he got Indignant,
'A conthract is a conthract,' said Pat, 'and she ought to be made to live up to her*n
just as well as me to mine.' There were several other lawyers in town, and some
of them were pretty hard up for cases, but I don't know of anybody that took that
one after father turned it down." , ',
New York .PostT-"
One somehow thinks of the late R. H.
Stoddard as more significant in his type
than in his personality. He was a lonely
survivor oif the class which, seventy
years ago, made many an American liter
ary reputation on a slenderer, basis than:
his..- Willis and HaUeck, and Paulding
they were, as Irving, numbering himself
with them, confessed to James Grant Wil
son, "fortunate in being born so early.
W e should have no chance now-against'
the' battalion of better writers." Stod
dard seemed to.belong to that generation
tho born too late to reach great fame
by its standards. He had its-ambition for
general culture, its facility in miscellane
ous activities, and its fidelity to the great
literary tradition. In the increasing spe
cialization and narrowing of literary pro
duction, which came in with his middle
life, bringing new intensity-of talent fe
verishly worked out to the last filament,
he necessarily suffered somewhat. But
tho his individual name and work stood
for less, his typical capacity appeared to
be heightened by the flight of years until,
at his death, he represented as no other
American writer did the tender grace of a
day that is dead. .
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into a seem-
ingly bottomless pit, or well, and was
rescued by the neighbors with great
difficulty and a clothes line." If Mr,
of)the second circuit^says an Irishman who,
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general elections has risen in this
cast 60 per cent more votes at the last election than any other party,
and yet, owing to the unfair apportionment, their 2,107,100 voters have only fifty-
seven seats In the reichstag, against 103 seats for the l,i55,100. voters of the next
most numerous party, the center.
The present Social Democratic platform is not what we should call socialist,
but rather advanced liberal. Its demands are.
1. One vote for every man and woman a holiday on election day payment of
members of parliament.
2. Responsibility of the government to parliament local self-government and
the referendum. .
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. 550,000
. 763,100
.1,427,300 .1,788,700'
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