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controller of the currency and vice presi-
dent of the Chase National bank of New
J York, speaking of the craze for promoting
new enterprises and floating new secur-
ities, says we have gone too f ar and too
fast and have done too much business for
our capital and pushed up values inordi-
nately. Banker Seligman regards the
f crisis induced by overspeculation as prac-
tically over and looks hopefully upon, the
prospect of prices which will attract in-
vestors, while some money stringency will
be experienced this autumn, the prevail-
ing money rate of about six per cent in-
dicating hardening at crop-moving time.
Mr. Seligman thinks the industrial and
commercial interests will ultimately go
thru the liquidation process because of the
large inflation of commodity prices and
the advances in the price of labor, result-
ing in minimizing profits. The conserva-
tive manufacturer and business man who
has not made tactical mistakes wi ll not
suffer those who have unwisely gone be
yond their depth will feel bad effects. The
country, however, is in too substantial
business and crop condition for a commer-
cial or financial crisis to occur. Which,
indeed, is most probable.
were strong warnings by conservative
heads that such conditions would inevit-
ably carry prices higher than the actual
worth of the securities, in the estimation
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The Minneapolis Journal from January 1st to June 1st,
1903, carried 73 per cent, more advertising than the
daily Tribune.
The Minneapolis Journal from January 1st to June 1st,
1903, carried 74 per cent more want advertising than
the daily Tribune.
The Minneapolis Journal from January 1st to June 1st,
1903, carried 9 per cent more advertising than the
Sunday and Daily Tribune combined.
The Minneapolis Journal out of 6,617 residences can-
vassed, had 5,321 subscribersthe Evening Tribune
1,386the Morning Tribune 804.
The Minneapolis Journal in 84 apartment and flat build
ings canvassed, had 1,263 subscribersthe Evening
Tribune 189, and the Morning Tribune 180.
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A Definite Warning.
Wall street modified its 'leap and
bound" movement, yesterday, and the
disposition as to etocfea seemed to be
wholesomely conservative, the bargain-
hunters becoming cautious, as if they
would wait to see if the bottom figures
of seourities had been reached, after tum-
bling fifty points or so.
The crowd in Wall street has had some
very good advioe from experienced and
conservative hankeis. Mr. Hejrtmrn, ex-
When, in 1900, the election gave assur-
ance of the trend of the political future,
attfci- *he free silver agitation, there be-
gan a tremendous investment and specu-
lative demand for stocks and buying with
borrowed capital on a large scale, there
of investors, and the market being left
' without the support of real Investment
demand, a collapse was only a question of
time. Every decline was followed by
fresh and enthusiastic support which
raised many shares far in excess of their
Intrinsic values, the crowd taking good
and bad shares alike, without paying any
attention to intrinsic worth, while new
securities were launched by the billion
and carried by the speculative forces sky-
ward. In 1901 the fury of this specula-
tive movement was checked and chilled by
a backset which tolled the bells for anum-
' ber of people who tempted disaster in
pite of warning and danger signals, the
commercial and industrial interests es-
1 t
caping serious backset by reason of the
substratum of soundness. The season of
acute liquidation and defalcation was
comparatively brief. The railway com-
panies were in a strong position, trade
was flourishing, the country was hopeful.
The panio of 1901 checked the rage for
i consolidation schemes which, outside the
- United States Steel corporation, were
small compared with the record of 1899,
when companies with an aggregate capi-
talization of $2,800,000,000 were organized.
I n 1902, speculative activities waned
and the undigested and indigestible se-
ourities began to trouble Wall Street and
thru last winter the speculative spirit
was sluggish, until delayed liquidation
came with a rush loans on boom paper
were called in holders of good, high grade
stocks hustled to seU to raise money to
meet the slump, and many of them are
probably wishing they had heeded past
' warnings and cooled off in time. Infla
tion always has to be paid for by some
body. That is one of the absolutely cer
tain things. The gamblers pay for it this
time. The commercial and industrial in
terests of the oountry, under the tuition
of the strict school of conservatism, will
safely breast the speculative disquiet.
The Foolish Hawaiians.
The native Hawaiians don't know a good
thing -when they have it. They are going
to petition congress to restore the islands
their former independence.
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The funny thing about the decision is
that the natives have more home rule now
than they have had since the native dy
nasty was deposed by revolution. Under
the independent government that existed
between that time and annexation the na-
tive didn't count very much or very often
in governmental affairs. The English-
speaking people of the islands, English
and American, ran things to suit them-
selves. Annexation, by enfranchising the
natives, gave them more power as a body
than they had under the Dole government
and more power as individuals than they
bad under their queen. But a taste of
popular sovereignty has made their heads
swim. They now foolishly ask for a sev
erance of the relation that has given them
such unwdnted power in their own land.
They do not seem to realize that if inde
pendence- were restored to Hawaii to-mor
jnyw, the natives would be kicked out of
V^to CU ltd.
l "'''jMDAT^EVEimo/^v':^"1'
XHB JOURNAL la published, every renln|
except Sunday, at 4T-49 Fourth Street Sour
except Banaay , at T-W *n B I
journal BuUdlnf, Minneapolis, Minn.
Mar. General Advg.
w . w . JTBRMANB.
AN INVITATION la extended to all to visit
the Preea Boom, which la the flneet to the west.
The battery of prcseee consists of three four-"
Goes Presses, with a total capacity of 1**.W
elght-paga Journals an hour. Printed, folded
and counted. The best time to call Is trom 8.15
to 4:86 p. m. InQiilre at the bnalneaa offlceand
be directed to the visitors' gallery, ot the Presa
Room. power the day after by the people of the
dominant race.
Independence is a good thing, but the
United States is not in the business of
creating Independent states for the bene
fit of oligarchies in Hawaii or of dictators
in the Philippines.
Hawaii is in no sense a nation. The
Kanakas are only a third of the popula
tion or less. The clannish Japanesean d
Chinese have no Hawaiian patriotism
neither have the Portugese. The domi
nant people of the island are warmly at
tached to the America connection. The
native Hawaiians will save themselves a
good deal of trouble during the remaining
years of their decrease and degeneration
If they will stop finding fault with the
only form of government possible for them
in which they will have anything to say.
Give Alabama all the credit that is her
due. Rather than face another trial, the
planter in whose peonage case the jury
disagreed, has pleaded guilty and another
planter, who stood trial, has been, con
victed. These in addition to those who
had previously pleaded guilty.
The infection of the north with the
mania for lynching negroes and the at-
tendant outbreaks of race feeling have
undoubtedly given the public the impres-
sion that lynching is growing instead of
waning in the United States. The im-
partial figures, however, tell a story that
is gratifying in contradiction to the pop-
ular impression.
I n 1893 there were 200 lynchings in the
United States. N o year since has there
been so large a number and last year they
were the fewest in ten years, being only
96. I n seven months of the current year
there have been 52 lynchings, which does
not indicate that lynchings will be more
in number in 1903 than In 1902.
The decline in the number of lynchings
is to be attributed to the passing of the
wild west and to the growing tendency
of the southern people to let the law take
its course. I n 1902 there were 87 lynch-
ings in the south. I n seven months in
this year there have been 43.
The lynching tendency, comparing this
year with last, seems to be growing In
the north, but after the bloody lessons
of Danville and Evansville w e may be
sure that the tendency will be checked.
Even as it is there have, so f ar this year,
been only 9 lynchings in the north, as
compared with 43 in the south.
The preaching of law and order and the
firm stand the press is every where taking
against lynching, together with the grow-
ing readiness of sheriffs, north and south
to use firearms in defense of prisoners,
is having Its effect.
Now, if, as Professor William James of
Harvard recommends, a few prominent
citizens caught in lynching mobs sha ll be
hanged, lynching in the United States,
after an existence of more than 100 years,
will be found after a few years to have
about run its course.
The official account of Mrs. Davis' wed
ding- wiU give the northwest a few grins.
The mathematical inference that Mrs.
Davis married the late senator when she
was 13 years old and the indubitable proof
that she is of noble descent, since one of
her cousins was owner of an Irish Castle
with 369 windows, are not episodes of the
daily news routine, by any means.
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New York Office.
Tribune Building.
Chicago Office,
Tribune Building.
i Washington Office.,
1 45 Poat Building.
The High School Course.
Criticism of high school courses does not
down. I t is getting stronger in all parts
of the country. I t is as much in evldenco
in Massachusetts as in Minnesota.
The burden of the criticism is that the
high school graduate lacks familiarity with
the rudiments of education. H e is not
ready to go out into the world, because
he has forgotten what he once learned of
the most indispensable requirements for
successful contact with the world. - This,
the Critics everywhere say, is because the
high school course is not an end in itself,
but a preparation for another coursethe
college course.
The Journal prints elsewhere to-
day a communication from a Minnesota
county superintendent of schools, who
complains that the high schools do not fur-
nish the means of preparing teachers, be-
cause they do not teach those simple
studies that are taught In graded schools.
The Northwestern Miller complains edi-
torially this week of the deficiencies of
high school boys in those very things on
which their success in business life so
largely depends, things which the public
schools do teach, but mainly in the grades
below the high schools.
President G. Stanley Hall of Clarke uni-
versity complains that Massachusetts high
schools always have in view the college
door instead 6f that of the business, house.
H e asserts that the high schools must
shape their own courses for their' own
purposes and force the colleges and uni-
versities to adjust themselves to changed
Agreement seems to be reached by the
Critics on these two points:
FirstThe high school course should la-
JS- iffall'
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elude an exhaustive ..review ot the ele-.
mentary studies of the grades.
SecondIt should be shaped on the as
sumption that Its purpose 1B to accomplish
the greatest possible good for those whose
formal education must end with it.
I t must be borne in'mind, however, that
same contend that a high school bourse
constructed without regard to college
courses, would vary little, if any, fr6m the
courses we now have in Minnesota. I t
would ! Interesting
Few people will be found in this state, at
least, to dispute the proposition that the
university should be made* to articulate
with the high school, instead of vice versa,"
but let us have a definite statement 6f the
changes that would have to be made to
bring this condition about. ''
California fruits are now. coming ea^t
at the rate of 100 car loads a day, and It
will take 8,000 cars to move the whole
crop to eastern markets. Prices are high
this season, and the fruit-growers, thru
an executive committee, are directing the
shipments in such manner that none of
the markets will be glutted. Fruit-grow
ers, the country over, seem to be devel
oping better business methods and mole
careful management than any other class
of farmers.
Their Way Out.
King Edward's Irish tour, so far, has
been without many breaks in the harmony
of the occasion. Queen Victoria showed
herself to her Irish subjects a few times.
English kings, however, have.not been ad-
dicted to "running over to Ireland." Had
they been In the.habit of making kindly
visits and looking after the welfare of
their Irish subjects, instead of treating
them like hostile aliens, the pacification of
the Emerald isle would have
nizing the value of agitation may, when
the lords pass the land purchase bill, and
the machinery is put in motion to abolish
landlordism, proceed to organize agitation
for the government of Ireland, not under
the direction of the imperial ministry of
the day in London, mediately thru the
viceroy and constabulary in Ireland, but
immediately thru an Irish local govern-
I t would be better for the Irish leaders
to give Ireland a rest from agitation which
has so long been incessant and. exhaust-
ing. ' The people themselves have cried for
the abolition of landlordism as the high-
est good, and they have it, or will have
It soon, and then activities would be more
profitably employed in Inducing capital to
come and develop Irish resources and bring
peace and business, and Industrial activ-
ity in place of boycotting, bludgeons and
disturbing turmoil. N o doubt the fruits
of a peaceful policy will convince the peo-
ple that their true interests lie in an Ire-
land peacefully, .developing.
Mrs. Leland Stanford has made a full
public explanation of the facts of the
resignation from Leland Stanford unir
verslty of Professors Ross and Howard.
She admits that she told President Jordan
that Professor Ross ought to be dismissed,
but the reason was not his views on polit-
ical issues of the day, but his violence in
opposing Japanese immigration to the
United States and his tendency toward
socialism. She declares that freedom of
thought and freedom of conscience and
speech are to reign at Leland Stanford,
but that she hopes that the university
may never be the agency of the teaching
of socialism or political doctrines inimical
to the principles on which the government
of the United States is founded. Mrs.
Stanford admits that she was greatly
offended because of Professor Ross' active
partizanship for free silver in 1896 not
because he supported the free silver 'Side,
but because she thought his conduct in
its advocacy was unbecoming one hi! his
position. Altogether the statement 'is -one
that will make a good impression on the
public, tho it makes it more apparent
been the real manager of the university.
than ever that Mrs. Stanford is and
Business Men Take The Journal.
Lester Frairie News.
The Minneapolis Journal is
certainly the most up-to-date and reliable
twin city paper published, and this fact Is
at once evident to any person who wi ll
visit the local posfaffi ce of an evening
when the mall is being distributed and
note that nine business men out of every
ten take this paper. The Journal is
not only thoroly reliable from a news
standpoint, but its market pages are the
best and most reliable of any paper .pub
lished in the northwest. This feature
makes it distinctively valuable to , the
farmer who takes a daily paper as well as
the business man who watches the trend
of the markets of the world. /
Atlanta . Constitution. ^ /
The other. night the -colored pastor of
the Wheat Street Baptist church &>ok
a -welcome to-Booker''T. Washington.-Past
tor Bryant is a" regular " 'rousemenf
preacher, Iii the course of his speech rie
said he could imagine "the angels leav
ing the battlemerits of heaven to kneel
at the foot of the throne and beg for
furloughs to perch on the Stars outside
and hear Booker Washington speaking
wisdom and patriotism!" I
One of the^wise meh'in pontiles ventured
a prediction, the other day
'republican congressmen from this state
would all be returned next year. T o be
sure, this state has a habit of keeping
congressmen in office/ The mighty seven
who were elected in 1896 were faithfully
returned in 1898 and 190p,r and only one
of them was retired against his will in
the campaign of 1902. The-primary elec
tion law gives the man in office-even a
greater advantage than -he i had before.
and It will be an undertaking .worth very
careful consideration to attempt the dis
lodgement of any of the eight republi
cans. "- ' ' : -.-''-
Some of them are likely to' have no op
position at the primaries,, but in "nearly
etery district there is arc indication that
the "outs" wi ll make'an "effort. TaWney
seems to have about as ''crear sailing as
any of them. His decisive defeat of
Knatvold "threw a Scare" "into the oppo
sition that they have hot' yet recovered
from, and unless he goes too strongly
counter to the sentiment of the district
in the rridtter of tariff"'reform, no orte is
likely to have the"
1 to have those who
are dissatisfied with present conditions
state concisely what changes they would
make in Minnesota high schools to make
them more self-sufficient.
Hller Hortpn is threatening to make a
fight on -Fred C- Stevens,- but the best-in
formed in St- Paul say that it would take
a stronger/man than "Hbrton to carry
Ramsey county away from the present
popular member, while Washington and
Chisago are full of" his "devoted adherents.
There Is' prospect of opposition to C. B .
Buckman in:the sixth, which may be led1
by A . F . Foster. .'. Buckman has a good
holdl-on--theI politicians of the district, but
the surprise of last year proved that he is
not particularly strong" with the rank and
filet .and. a good candidatewoul d stand a
fair chance to .beat bim. Lit is not be
lieved that-Mr. Foster-could do it. as he
: been accom
1 ' some time ago.
Bullyragging Ireland has: been a poor
policy. Edward VII. recognizes the fact.
H e has-shown tact and genuine interest in
the people during his trip and he probably
Isn't discouraged by Maud Gonhe's black
flag or the foolish action of the Dublin
council about the address to the king or
the pulling down of decorations at Cork
and some other places.
I t remains to be seen whether the Irish
nationalists, having secured the abolition
of the dual land tenure system and a
peasant proprietorship on easy terms, will
proceed to carry out their former threat to
renew agitation for their complete au-
tonomy under the crown, with crown offi-
Less Lynching.
cials removed from Dublin castle and
English garrisons removed from the mil-
itary posts.
I n 18S1, when the first land purchase bill
was passed, Lqrd Derby predicted that the
measure would not stop agitation for fur-
ther reforms and even the repeal of the
act of union, for which O'Connell so stren-
uously contended. Lord Derby -was right!
Everything the Irish have obtained in the
way of betterment has come thru incessant
agitation and in the face of mutiny acts
and wholesale arrests and imprisonments.
Farnell depended on agitation to carry out
his program. Gladstone, avowed friend of
Ireland, encountered such violent agita-
tion that he too. was compelled to'follow,
the tory policy of putting the screws to
the restless leaders. The latter, "recog-1
has been very generally criticised for pull
ing out last year when a contest would
pr6bably have given Kim the nomination.
.No. other candidate is. io. steht at present.
j3enator= Brower, Judge/ Searle, Senator
Wood and others ^mentioned seem to have
no liking for the job. .
I n the seventh a Volstead-Dowling cam
paign is looked for, which"would be an
other hot one, with ttie,oddsthis time in
favor of Volstead as theV sitting member.
J.rAdam Bede is likely to have clear
sailing in the eighth, as the Duluth con
tingent is not anxious to repeat its disas
trous fight of 1902. Jakly or Steenerson's
chief rival is placed oh .the district bench,
and he is not likely to have, serious oppo
sition. ''' ' ' - .__
A s fbr the fifth district, "that is another
story.". - v . .. '..'. /.,.
Bob Dunn and Joel Heatwole disagree at
all times about the board of control, which
is the chief stumblingbiock to their happy
union, the Northfield News has been al
leging that the board of /control was be
coming a political machine. T o this the
original board of control man replies:
"We are" loath' to believe that there is
anv foundation for the News' charges. - I t
would require proof strong as holy writ to
convince us that S. W jjeave.tt would per
mit-the board to dabble in politics, and
Mr. iLeavett comes mighty near being the
board Of control." *'-.'"-
Mr. Leavett/by the.'Way, is the only one
left sm the. board of tne qrigmal three who
were named by R. C.^pU nn and appointed
by S/R.
Via~Sant* ^.iiii^i .. - + ::
r The Heron taMS WnifsaiHbves to amend
the Xakeffeia"aft*a*a'f fcilggestion in the
following:"/ //:'?. '^^'V". '""".
"Senator. Miner for/governdr.would be
all right, but would it not show greater
wisdom- oru the part: of,, the second -district
to bring him out for state railroad and
warehouse commissioner. I n doing this
we could naturally look to the rest c)f the
state, for support which would not- only in
sure his nomination, bjit would make hjs
election certain. Miller for railroad and
warehouse commissioner should be the
slogan of the second district in the state
convention next year, arid if it is he will
be nominated.". . .
What kind of a commission would Sta
ples, Miller and Jacobson. make?
The Crookston Times says:
"There'is one thing for which Governor
Van Sant wi ll be remembered long after
his success in putting down the merger is
forgotten, and that is his "bread and but
ter" speeches. The governor is most apt
in quoting dairy statistics, and he is justly
entitled-to the credit in powerfully fur
thering dairy agitation thruout the state."
There is one point of resemblance, by
the way, between the two gentlemen of
Winona, S. R. Van Sant and James A .
It is rumored that Emil Rasmussen of
Revere, Governor Van Sant's appointee as
boiler inspector for the Redwood-Brown
district, is hustling for Dunn for governor.
HOW very" ungrateful Of Emil!
Charles B. Cheney.
Our Public School. System. .'.....
To the Editor of The Journal:
Our public school system has been much
lauded. A great deal has been said of our
educational progress. The press tee ms with
flattering notices of the sweet girt graduate.
It is especially the effective and' alleged valu
able work of the high school that is held
up to the view of an admiring public. The
rural school, the corner stone of the struc
ture, recei-ves little mention. I t is said that
the high school' is the poor man's college.
To enter i t and graduate h as been considered
a goal well -worth reaching. -The idea has
prevailed with the massewho know little or
nothing of what is taught."there, that it equips
the individual for utility as well as in cul
IQ view of this it is somewhat embarrassing
as well as unpleasant to disturb these pleas
a nt hallucinations of tho public. The teach
ing forces in this part, of the educational field
will not take kindly to criticism. They may
possibly see that the educational millennium
is not here, but object to havi ng defects and
deficiencies laid fit the door of the high
,The complaint that high school students and
graduates are deficient in tie common .school
branches is well founded. An honest and
unbiased examination will' prove it. A s none
_., _ of these branches are taught in the high
not send-them to the country schools, for
Defective Page
theee are n ot supposed to turn out a ve ry
'roflcient orofluct for~the teaching"profea&Ion.
can not send them to the grades, for youag
men and young women feel decidedly out of
place in a class with children and, besides,
with nothing but the prestige of the grades
to fall back on, the audacity to apply for a
6chool would daze even country school boards
for a while. I can not send them to the
high schools for these do not teach or touch
anything so common. With all the educa
tional advantages that we are supposed to
have, and with the outlay of $120,000 expended
last year to maintain the schools of this
county, there is not a place in the entire
system in the county where the instruction
will insure a second grade certificate.
High school people lay mu ch stress upon
T thai the eight
the culture, upon the broadening effect of the
high school. I would not abolish the course
entirely. Let there be a few in the state
for the few who wish to graduate from such
a course for the culture there is in it, or
for preparation to enter the college or uni
versity but let the high schools in general be
more adapted for the wants of the masses.
W o have a law authorizing a normal depart
ment to be established itt high schools. A
few.schools have, the department. The work
consists in study or review of the coihmon
branches." The state gives $750 under certain
conditibns to aid in maintaining it. This
order of things should be reversed. The
course, revised as suggested above, should
be in. general use, while high schools am
bitious enou gh to establish a more classical
course for the few might receive the $750.
It is neither sufficient nor satisfactory to
draw, highly colored pictures of our progress
in education. While culture is desirable,
utility can not be overlooked, and I am unable
to see that the high school is a stepping
fetone to. anything in- the business world.
Specialization is becoming imperative.
Schools and departments lor special work are
established, and more will follow. Four
years is a whole lot of time for one who ex
pects to become a wage earner. In the great
ly diversified field of labor, in the multi
plicity of trades, in tho constantly increas
ing profession?, in the struggle for that living
and comfort which tho world owes honest
people, in the race of life, only he c an hope
for reasonable success who fits himself as
well as possible for his chosen work or pro
fession. Eric Brlcson.
Olivia, Minn., July 28, 19C-3.
: teM'erity,:' to make a
campaign against him.
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Mutterings in the second district seem
to,promise,a fight agamlt Mc'Cleary, but
^we have, heard these' mutterings before,
and they
- may not develop anything more
serious next year than 'fast.
.In the "third district 0ne of the Six gen
tlemen who had the honor: of trailing af
ter Charles R. Davis tri~
the primaries last
year may undertake it ^gaiii,' Frank Wil
son of Red Wing being considered a strong
possibility. G. S. Ives, the hottest com
petitor Davis had, has moved out of the
district.- Some new man may.be brought
forward by the element which is opposed
to Heatwole and Davis,' but \ the machine
downthere.is pretty hard to., knock out.
I n Littell's Living Age for July 25 is
reprinted a somewhat peculiar criticism
from the' Church Quarterly Review upon
the stories about India, written "by Rud
yard Kipling and Mrs. Flora Annie Steele.
Both these authors are generally regarded
as decidedly * well-informed as to the peo
ple of India and to present a fairly accur
ate p icture of their peculiarities and com
monalities. The Quarterly reviewer, how
ever, calls in question their ability to in
troduce westerners to these peopl e, and
even charges Mrs. Steele and Kipling with
never getting beyond the lowly peasants,
women of bazaars, courtesans, caravan
drivers, horse dealers, soldier s, etc. H e
hints that neither author was ever in the
home of well-born Hindu people and
writes blindly and ignorantly when allud
ing to Hindu homes of the better class.
Probably the reason less has been said of
the home life of this kind, is because the
retirement of the women keeps them from
the public gaze ana their lives furnish
very litt le to write about except misery.
Indeed,' the good English women, who are
permitted to visit and converse with the
women of these better homes, say that
they come in contact with a most.: un
happy kind of life, destructive of allhigh
ambition. I t is no wonder, therefore, that
Kipling prefers to,portray such a life as
little "Hin" presents on the road with
the lama, the horse dealer, Balu, the ped
lar, and others. The reviewer seems to
have expected too much from these Eng
lish raconteurs of incidents in India. H e
says: "Of the real India, the reserved In-
dia,' the India behind closed doors, the
mystic, subtle-minded, courteous, digni
fied, perhaps disdainful India,the India
to whom a thousand years are as but a
dayof this they know little or nothing,
tho both get, occasionally, a glimpse, an
inspiration. They try to describe the gar
ments and houses and habits of this kind
of Indian and they go hopelessly wrong
they try to follow the worjilngs of the In
dian mind, and they are guilty ofgross,
if,, unconscious, misrepresentation."v .-. H e
says Mrs. Steele can't even describe cor
rectly the dress of a Hindu lady and Kip
ling blunders in attempting to describe an
Indian palace. This is interesting. .Mrs.
Steele has lived long enough in India and
has such a large acquaintance among the
"better classes," that she ought to know
if the reviewer is right when he asserts
that, if a woman "lets her white veil fall
In billowy curves like a cloud about her
feet," she will inevitably be nude. How
did the sapient reviewer find this out,
while Mrs. Steele does not seem to have
observed a case'of it?
Suppose Kipling and Mrs. Steele had
devoted their books to stories of the "In-
dia behind closed doors/' where are the
mystics, the subtle-minded, courteous,
dignified, disdainful natives, instead of
faking India of the open door India in
the highway, in the bazaaro n the farm
in the homes of the peopletravelin g by
rail or caravahmakin g love and in all
Indian moods of jealousy, envy, hatred In
tragedy and comedy,how stupid would
have been those stories of a flat, monot
onous life and mystical formalities! S o
minute is the fault-finding of the reviewer
that he rebukes Kipling for speaking of
the rustle of a silk dress, suggesting that
India silks do not rustle as they have no
cotton in them and rustling silk is evi
dence that such silk Is of shoddy make.
Tet it is perfectly possible that many
shoddy silKs are worn in India. Both
Kipling and Mrs. Steele will, no doubt,
survive the critical assaults of the Quar
terly reviewer.
The Book Lover is a midsummer num
ber, full of attractive matter. Mr.
Black introduces us to John Burroughs at
his country residence on the Hudson,
where in the summer he retires from his
big house to a cottage near by in the
Woods Called "Slabsldes." There is a very
interesting account of the noted Boston
landmark, the "Old Corner Book Store,"
which is to be removed to make way for
building- improvements. The old struc
ture was built in 1712, and has been used
as a bookstore since 1828. It was for
some years ' occupied by Dr. Samuel
Clarke, father of Rev. James Freeman
Clarke. James F. Fields once occupied
it as bookseller and publisher and the
store became a noted literary center.
Dickens and Thackeray and other
famous authors from abroad fre
quented it and literary Boston
atmosphered the place. The article is
illustrated. There is a notable paper on
."Juggling With Type," discussing the
typographical aspect of the Bacon
Shakspere controversy, explaining the
Bacon bi-literal cipher, which Mrs. Gallup
and others tell us, gave Bacon the
authorship of the works- of Shakspere,
Spenser,-Greene, -Marlowe Burton and, by
straining the theory a little, Bacon could
be made the author of everything of any
account in Elizabethian literature. The
cipher, according to the enthusiasts, reads
into the Shakspere plays the informa
tion that Bacon was a son of Queen
Elizabeth by the Earl of Leicester, she
having secretly married him before she
became queen. The cipher can be made
M i " ^
ponsible ,
can not be doubted. A part of the trouble is
due to hurried and Imperfect work before the
high school is.reached. Children are rushed
thru the' grades where they ix^morize and
recite "but are not sufficiently matured- to
grasp the subjects they are studying. They
have only a child's view and comprehension
of what is taught. Memorizing and cram
ming enable them to answer a certain per
centage of d]uetioDS. The bars are let down
and they leave forever that part of the pub
lie school system where these branches are
taught. "What h as been acquired Is not a
permanent fixture. It has Little stability. It
is net complete in quality and quantity. The
mental capacity is not of the same quality
that it.is'later. More than one application,
mere than one term, more than one year is
required to get power and facility to apply
what is taught. The hurry thru the grades
makes the structure too fragile to be of much
practical value later in life. To remedy this
some of the more important common school
branches should constitute a part of.the high
school course during the first two years. The
teacher here is, or ought-to be, broader and
expansion of the text would certainly be the
proper thing. Some of the present high
school course wou ld have to be abbreviated
or eliminated, but it would, after all, be a
tremendous improvement.
Nor is it in the Business world alone that
these shortcoming* are a detriment. They
are an injury to the educational field as well.':
A t the teachers' examination held for the
entire state, in February last, about 29 per
cent receded certificates. Teachers have
been scarce for the last two years. They ask
me whe re they can go to qualify themselves
tor & good second grade certificate. I can
to reel out such alleged revelations ad
Infinitum. There are interesting papers
in privately illustrated books, Virginia aa
a royal province, .the Plimpton collection
of Italian literature, and other valuable
sketches, and the whole number is ele
gantly and profusely illustrated. [New
York: The Book Loyer Press, 30-32 East
Twenty-first street/]
Quiller-Couch doesn't believe that Eng
lish poetry is decadent. H e declares that
"In no twenty years of. our historynot
even in the last ten of Elizabeth's reign
and ,the first. ten of James the--First's
has England produced such a wealth of.
fine lyrical poetry as during the twenty,
years'just ^ast."
A . J. George is editing the Wordsworth
volume In the series of Cambridge Poets,
of which Bliss Perry is general editor.
IWCr. George la a noted Wordsworthi&n
scholar. *
Casually Observed.
A Texas woman whose husband ran
away with the cook has written a letter
to the press saying that he Is no longer
anything to her but adding this soul ter
rifying threat regarding her husband, "On
the resurrection morn, he
I t seems as tho the -bridegroom had
troubles enough without his friends emp
tying a barrel of "rice and two barrels of
noise along his pathway to the train and
then kicking him upon * the trousseau to
boo t. The Bridegrooms' Protective as
sociation ought to be a flourishing in
stitution. ,
The Backyard Weekly, published in St.
Paul, tel ls of a "booyah" given by the
Mobchgi Moochers. These society affai rs
are getting about as difficult Of compre
hension as golf slang.
Elbert Hubbard has just come out with
a strong and virile eulogy of the Elks.
H e says:
They all. have the Joyous, boyish, bnbbling
heart of youth and no whiskers. LUacs are out
of their line, and Galways are tabooed.
. I never saw an Elk who was Tery rich, .except
ing in kindness and gcod cheer nor did I ever
sop one circumnavigating an his uppers They
mwwMHMWimtimnmiMn twwi
asked almost timidly of the head function
"Your card."
Trustbum laid his card upon the an
thracite tray. What -would the answer
Pauline Von Murphy, tall and stately,
soon entered the room. Her proud form
and patrician features showed but too
plainly that for generations back her an
cestors had never done any work.
"Be seated," she. said haughtily"yo u
wish ?"
"Your hand," broke in Trustbum. " I
am at the head, as you know, of fourteen
syndicates, own a whole train of automo
biles, a yacht, several feet of real estate
on lower Broadway and buy my theater
tickets of speculators. Will you be mine?"
Pauline pursed up her lips. Even her
teeth showed money, hence the purse.
"You work for a living!" she said hesi
tatingly. . s
Appreciating keenly his disgrace, the
young millionaire shivered.
"Would It not be possible," he faltered,
"for you to marry beneath you once,
Pauline, just onceJust this time?"
The brow of the young girl contracted.
will have to face
mama." A prospect like this may well
make the sin-hardened wretch pause and
I t is about time some real-thing musi
cianer from Berlin came along and. pulled
Wagner's "Der MeisterboilerfactorJe" out
of.some local piano.- .
The Cincinnati Enquirer asks "Do
Angels Eat." W e know one who went
thru a pint of ice cream, an 80 cent box
of chocolates and a quart of peanuts one
joyous July night back in 1842 when we
were oh earth.
Looping the loop in French is \Le cercle
d e l a mort If we made the laws an at
tempt of this kind would call for ten
years, if the rider escaped the "mort."
I n a bargain sale rush at Richmond,
Va., Miss Carrie Loose "had one of her
limbs fractured," according to the tele
graphic news. This would seem to indi
cate that Carrie had a leg broken. She
has sued for $5,000 damages.
While we are confide nt that this paper's
circulation, etc., etc. Still, there's the fly
paper found almost everywhere.
The man who cocks one weather wise
eye up towards the sky and remarks "in
the presence of ladies," "real cyclone
weather," will someday attract a good
vigorous cyclone out looking-f or something
the foolklller has' missed and he wi ll get
blown thru the bunghole of an eighth
cask of beer with few mourners.
The weather bureau man,has just re
ceived, a poem., anonymous unhappily,
which runs something like this:
My love is the feing of the breeze
He can ride on a cyclone with ease
And when we are wed
He will stand on Ms head
And bite off the tops of the trees.
all have all the money they need, even if not
all they want.
"Keep the change" is a remark the Elk always
has In electrotype.
An Elk takes his medicinesometimes a rye
face*but he always takes his medicine.
The Elk stays right in the game. I never -
b^ard of one retiring from business. Most re
ligioua people take their religion seriously, but
the Elk takes his with seltzer.
I guess that that last is no dre&n.
When the Elk doesn't take his with selt
zer, It becomes necessary to hold a lodge
6f sorrow over him. - I .
take," should have been slapped into jail
and kept there till he did "take." Lettha
public be protected.
was at a dance in Louisville, Ky.. the
Fourth of July. Her son was a clerk on
a river steamer and he took this girl home
from the dance and left the next morning
on his boat. The girl -wrote to him that
she would like to go on his boat to Pa
ducah and visit his family. When he an
swered her letter he said he would not take
a girl on a river trip unless she was his
wife, so Mrs. Pratt says the girl took that
for a proposal, accepted him and they were
married the 11th day of uJly. Mrs. Pratt
says her daughter-in-law was old enough
to know what she was doingtha t at the
time of her marriage every tooth in her
head was false. Mrs. Pratt is at a loss
to know how her daughter-in-lay found
out that Welter borrowed $500 of her dur
ing his stay in Atchison. She says it Is
true he did, but that she has his note for
the amount.
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:*# %T
The Boston Globe calls attention to the
great contrast between the life of the
pope and that of Gen. Clay of Kentucky.
Both died at the age of 93. Gen. Clay
died what might almost be called a vio
lent death, everybody in the vicinity
fearing the old man might shoot at hira.
However there were no casualties at his
deathbed, except that of the general him
self.. H e is dead, so we will try to forget
the past-
American Medicine for June 25. pub
lished in Philadelphia, finds itself con
fronted by a condition not a theory. I t
sa.ys editorially: . . . .
We recently published a number of interesting
reports concerning the number of times one
should continue unsuccessful revaccination. A
striking illustration of the fact of the wide
range of idiosyncrasy and of a decidedly prac
tical character also has lately occurred in Phila
case of Dr. Stanton. He had, it is
reported, been revaccinated at least twenty-four
times during the past year, but all were result
less so far as producing the typical reaction. Dr.
Stanton thought himself justified in holding him
self immune, and yet he was seized with small
pox and died week before last. It may be that
science is incapable of solving such a mystery at
present, but In view of the large number of
similar' cases, of which we have published re
ports, it would at least seem that our leading
pathologists and bacteriologists should state some
rule for the guidance of practitioners. For ex
ample, should a person, and especially a physi
cian, be considered immune after twenty-four
unsuccessful vaccinations within a year, or
should he continue to be vaccinated all his life,
and if so, how oftenso long as there Is no
take? We invite the expression of professional
opinion upon this important subject.
A s professional opinions have been in
vited by American Medicine, our opinion
is that rr Stanton, whose vaccination so
persistently and ill naturedly refused "to
Mrs. Judson E . Price, a well-known
woman of Canadensis, Pa., is tired of
being talked about and has issued a card
as follows:
To the Crossipers: I wish to notify the gossip
ers that my husband I have not parted, neither
did he desert me, but he went away to earn an
honest living. I look to my husband for support,
not to you When you support me you may dic
tate to me what to do.
Open your own closet doors and look at your
own skeletons, then yon will ha-re plenty to think.
about. In speaking of a person's fault, pray
don't forget your own. Remember those in home*
of glass should never throw stones. Remember
that curses, sometimes like chickens, come home
to roost. Don't speak of other's faults until
you have none of your own.
Will this stop the gossipers? Not in
the smallest degree. Before, they "sus
pected it"ho w they "knowed it all the
- - MS - MM*
Recently we copied from the Atchison
Globe, a letter, written by Mrs. Lou Pratt
of St. Joseph with respect.to Mr. Pratt.
Pratt deserted his wife fourteen years ago
and since has lived in California. He re
turned two weeks ago and impudently
Kansas City Journal.
uncles -ware jealous and he probably got It
asked, his wife to get. a divorce from him
in order that, he might marry In Califor
nia. The letter written by Mrs. Pratt
went over the history of the case and al
leged that the original troubles were
caused by the husband's mother. And
now comes the^mother-in-law with an Inf
terview. I t is screamingly ludicrous, but
nevertheless is a classic in domestic liter
ature when reported by the Globe, as fol
"Mr s. M. A . Pratt, who lives at 610
Spring street, told a Globe reporter last
night that she felt very keenly the dis
grace brought upon her by the letter in
last night's paper written by her daugh
ter-in-law, Mrs. Lou Pratt of St. Joseph.
She says she has always been a member of
th e" Episcopal church and gone with the
best people, and that she felt crushed by
the 'fabrications.' She said that, until
last night's paper was read to her (she
could not see to read it herself), she sup
posed the friendliest relations existed be
tween her and Mrs. Lou Pratt. She said
she" had done everything In her power for
Loutha t Lou was fond of fine stockings,
and would not wear cotton ones, and, altho
she herself wore 5-cent stockings, she
bought her daughter-in-law silk stockings
and lisle thread onestha t she had also
bought her $5 shoes, altho she wore $2.50
ones herself. She said her son, Walter,
never had black hair, as Mrs. Lou Pratt
stated in her lettertha t his hair was
brown, and that it is not red now, as
stated by Mrs. Lou Pratt, but a sandy,
having been bleached by sulphur smoke in
the smelters where he works in California.
"Mrs. Pratt says her son-never deserted
his wife, but that they agreed to separate.
Her son was naturally jealous. She said
he did not get it from her, or from his
father, but that his grandmother was a
'jealous-hearted* woman, and some of his
from them. She said he was jealous of his
wife, and'she believed needlessly so/but
that his wife loved to tantalize him by pre
tending to flirt, when she really was very
well behaved, and that Walter was so jeal
ous he could not stand being tantalized,
and, altho he was getting 5100 a month in
Concordi a, he gave up his job, pawned his
household furniture for $300. gave his wife
half and kept the rest, and they parted.
She said she took care of his wife for sev
eral months, and kept three of their chil
dren for four years. She said another
reason her son could not get along with
his wife was because she was such a
poor housekeepertha t most of the time he
paid a hired girl $3 a week, and hired the
washing done, and that his wife never
lifted her hand unless she had to. -
"She said Walter met his write only twice
before he married her. The second timo
"Mr s. Prat t sent for a reporter, desir
ing to tell her side of the story. She feels
that her position here demands that sha
make an explanation. She has lived in
Atchison twenty-three years. For sixteen
years she has canvassed for corsets and
ladies' hose supporters, some days mak
ing as much as JSand some days not mak
ing a cent."
Tom Masson in Puck.
Never before had young Millionaire
Trustbum felt his inferiority so much as
when he entered the home of Walking
Delegate Von Murphy.
"Is Miss Von Murphy at" home?" he
Her face grew hard and cruel. She had
inherited her father's rich, passionate,
ambitious nature.
"No Von Murphy," she said, "has ever
married beneath ber. Still **
In some respects, perhaps, such an alli
ance might do. She would not, at any
rat e, be in a hurry to dismiss him.
"Would you," she said, "be willing to
give up your present associations, leave
the nervous, highly wrought life of toil
that as the head of so many syndicate*
is imposed upon you, and settle down to
the calm, peaceful, luxurious life of the
husband of a walking delegate's daugh-
"On one condition."
Young Trustbum, much as he loved this
young girl, felt that in a measure his
honor was at stake. Besides, he too. was
"Name It!"
H e looked at her firmly. Even If he
lost, he felt that he must be true to him
"It is this," he said. "That when I am
your husband, the regular'legal son-in-law
of your father. I may have something to
say about running the affai rs of thia
She turned upon him a cold, haughty
gaze and pointed to the door.
"Never!" she said, icily. "That, sir, lj
a matter which belongs exclusively In my
own set."
the new health food? It contains no digestible
substances, therefore does not call the digest
ive machinery into operation. Vit-ri-ned bricks
is made entirely from select pure alum and
cement the alum draws together the shat
tered, worn-out system, and the cement
cements it firmly together. The word "vitri
fied" comes from, the lease of life thus given
to the body. The Word "brick*" Is purely
taociful, being suggested by the'form assumed
by the food when- ready for consumption. Ad
dress Battle Creek Pure Food Quarries, Battle
Creek, Mich.
Why work for $3 * week a* a drudging clerk
when by a Uttle nt ht *tudy you can fit your
self oat in spans'?& tfgbts and earn $5 a
week, as a high salaried, daring tight-rope
Kansas City Star.
walker you can advance over the heads o
jvmr former associates utilize your spare ssr
orients to get up in the world. For $50 we fur
r.ish bv maU a complete course in tlght-rop
walking, including the stuff to get tight tn
Address Booster School of Correspondena
Aint E. A. Beut, Pws
erywhere can make big money on a small on
lay of capital by means of our new and a
proveA method of raising fl-* dollar bins
five hundreds: has healed others wil l. he
you. Address IJpp & Cummin. Auburn, N. Y.
In America has & chance of some day Ucoi
ing president of th United States. I won
like to trad* my chance of being president i
a Waehburn mandolin or town iota la Tope!
Address Willie Get^t, S01 Mala.
V-n^J4*f'ilS*'--*' V
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