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4 THE JOURNAL I&CIAN SWIFT, I MANAGER. THree months . * JJJJ Saturday Eve. vdltlon. 20 to 26 pases 100 Delivered by Carrier. One week 8 O B* month ... 85 cent* All papers are continued until an explicit order la received for discontinuance, and until all ar rearages are paid. THE) JOURNAL Is published every eTeolna. ei&ept Sunday, at 47-48 Fourth Street South, Joyraal Building, Minneapolis, Minn I (New York Office, Mgr General Advg. J Tribune Building. IT* LEE STAUKB. ) Chicago Office. Iw. W JBRMANB. Representative. party in this country, the devolution upon it of vital service for the advantage, the splendid progress of the country, has made mistakes sometimes in acting on the spur of the doctrine of political expedi- ency This was notably the case with reference to the temporary encouragement it gave to the dangerous dogmas of the silver monometallists posing under the pretence of an impossible bimetallism, " after Its magnificent and successful fight for the maintenance of the public credit during the thirteen years after the war During the past year or two many im- portant commercial bodies bankers' as- sociations and a large segment of the press have distinctly set forth the neces- sity for the amplification of the currency at certain seasons of the year crop-mov- ing time for instance, in a way which would leave the central money markets undisturbed and obviate the necessity for any call upon the treasury to relieve the situation Last autumn furnished an ex- ample of such seasonal stringency, due to the heavy drafts made on the cash re- serves of eastern banks by west and south, at a time when the reserves needed t q be kept up *To meet the demand, the secretary of the treasury resorted to bond sales and all the funds he could spare were de- posited with the nationals, he taking se- - cniity for such deposits not only in gov- ernment bonds but in good state and nfunicip al securities government bonds being difficult to obtain This spasmodic hustling by the government to meet busi- ness exigencies is altogether undesirable and any emergency should as In other gyeat commercial countries be met by tfje banks I n his message last December President Roose\elt dwelt at some length iy?on this subject and most intelligently and convincingly, too declaring that "there should be an element of elasticity In our monetary system " and that "upon the banks should be placed as far as piacticable the burden of furnishing and maintaining a circulation adequate to sifpplv the needs of our diversified in- dustries and of our domestic and foreign commerce such issue to be regulated ' ' so that the supply should alwavs be [available for the business Interests of the - country ' The piesident stated that it ! would be unwise to attempt now to re construct our financial s j stem, but some additional legislation is desirable and he distinctly suggested the encouragement of "such instrumentalities as will automatic al^ supply e\ery legitimate demand of ! our productive industries and commerce ' with currency, and complete the gold standard act of 1900 b v making all kinds of money interchangeable and, at the will of the ho 1 der convertible into the estab- lished gold standard N o one in the country has set forth more intelligently, urgently and clearly than the piesident himself, the necessity for g i eater elasticity in our currency The gentlemen who speak humorously of "rub ber cuirency" have only to turn to the president s late message and his hearty recent Indorsement of the consideration by the Aldriah sub-committee of such legislation as he has recommended to And that he uses the term "elasticitv ' 'whi ch they ridicu le This autumn we may ha\e anothei oblect lesson in seasonal money Btringency which will make the proposed adjournment of the moderate currency legislation advocated by the president and called for by the business interests of the country on the ground of political expe diency seem a decidedly small piece of business Again the football season approaches Soon we shall forget all about the yacht races and the wheat market, and we shall 'find the days long and numerous between Saturdays The Fight Against Graft, Afte ^all that has been said in a dis- couraging way about the peisistence of Tammany in the reform admimstiation of Mayoi Low in New "York there appears to be real encouragement for friends of mu- nicipal leform thruout the country to be hopeful What has been accomplished is the result of courage and fidelity to re- form principles M r Lowry describes in the World's Work the free hand of vice and corruption during the Van Wyck regime, the poli ce department standing conspicuously as the champion and protectoi of vice Mayor - Low changed the head of the police force but his man was not strong enough to - cope with the deeply seated -villainy and then General F V Greene, an experi enced ex-army officer succeeded Partridge d&d he went thru the combination of *- pfnrps and blackmaihers and scarlet w om- ' ari like a tornado, puiified the atmosphere, if^tired a lot of the black sheep, reorgan- ized the detective bmeau, crushed the gamblers Ihc health department has been, like the poli ce department, I brought into an efficient condition and thero is such appieciation of what has * been done that Mayor Low will he sup- THURSDAY EVENING, ported by the anti-grafters for re-election, and it is believed this can be accomplished if the entire anti-Tammany element can J. S. McLAIN, EDITOR. STTBSCKEPTION RATES BY MAIL. - One moi.th be combined strongly and aggressively Mayor Low is a man to accomplish re- formatory purpose but eyery man who fo starts out on a crusade against municipal or state corruption must have the strongest continued suppoit of the reform Mn i ? element Heretofore the trouble in New York has been that the leform element, after success at the polls, has become very tired and left their champion to Continue the fight Circuit Attorney Folk of S t Louis won by his fearless lead against the boodlers 1 Tribun e Building. of the city council, the support of a reform element which otnerwise would have been i Washington Office 45 Post Building AN INVITATION Is extended to all to visit the Preas Room which is the finest In the west. The battery of presses consists of three four decs i0s Presses, with a total capacity of 144,000 eight page Journals an hour printed, folded ami counted The best time to call Is from 8 19 to! 4 30 p m Inquire at the business office and be. directed to the visitois' gallery, of the Press 1 Political Expediency. trhe Journal s Washington correspond- , 1 ent notes a tedoncy among the republican managers In congress to advocate the ad- journment of any currency reform for an- other year, on the ground that it would be inexpedient to introduce the subject at a session of congress preceding the presi- dential election This was the position 1 taken with regard to any reciprocity ' movement Political expediency is certainly not al- ways a trustworthy guide for a political party. Even the great republican party, which has had moie than an other too timorous to push things Folk's deadly earnestness was an inspiration to the grand jury that unearthed the ma- lodorous scandals and insured convictions A man like Folk is*a most effective agency of reform to have aiound when a m u nicipality finds itself in the hands of grafters and scarlet women and bribe- mongers generally District Attorney Jerome of Tsew York is such a man who like Folk, strikes when he sees the head of a rat Such men as these are showing the value of fearless municipal reform work The grafters will stay and do theii work just so long as they see the reform element is hesitant and timorous N o one can be a reformer without making sacrific es of personal ease The grafters mean business and say so and live up to their professions and will graft just so long as weak-hearted reformers let them We Are There, and There We Will Stay. A s a part of the Leech Lake forest re- serve the government has set apart ten sections of magnificent Noiway pine on the east shore of Cass Lake O n the boundaries of this reserve, as set forth at length in yesterdav's Journal by Her- man H Chapman, notices have been posted setting forth in part These ten sections are reserved for the benefit of the people are open to all lawful use and enjovment, and are commended to the protection of the public "But do not let the people imagine that this park is secured to them," says M r Chapman "The Lumbermen will not con- sent to the setting aside of even these ten sections out of one hundred times that area relinquished to them without making a strong protest and will contend that It is better to log the pine than to attempt to pay for it Should the people of Minne- sota and the nation refuse to protect this glorious heritage by appropriating any sum necessary for its preservation, they deserve to lose forever the last home of the pine and be forced to watch its con- version into a wilderness of barren sand ' The lumbermen might just as well lie down right now Neither the people of Minnesota nor of the nation will let them have this last morsel of the primeval for- est "We do not believe that the lumber- men will try to wrest this little patch of pine fiom public use, but if they do, it w ill be a sorry day for them The people have got a hold on the tract now, and thy will never release it. Here s another blow at the poor work- ingman H e must take the oath of al- legiance to the United States government when he works for it Really now, can this any longer be call ed the land of the free? A Strange Oversight. The New Yoik Tribune s zeal for the improvement of the Erie canal has led it into a strange blunder in an effort to impress the New Yorkers with the fact that thev must be up and doing if they wish to maintain their commercial su- premacy The Tribune is trying to drive home the idea that the improvement of waterways in Canada is diverting trade from New York This is true but it is mot true that theie is any disparagement to the United States in the fact that the per capita foreign trade of Canada is larger than that of the United States The Tribune is greatly distressed be- cause Canada exports $37 worth of piod- ucts per head of population, while the United States exports only $18 woith "We are the most populous of all the highlv civilized nations of the earth ' says the Tribune ' and therefore ought to have the largest commerce " Taking our total commerce, we do lead the world, but the Tribune has reference to foreign commerce only Now, it is not tiue that because of our size we should have the largest foreign commerce in the world Indeed our greatness tends to keep us from having a relatively large foieign trade because we get so much from out own territory that less favor- ably situated nations have to get from abroad Canada being a northern coun- try thruout has to buy abroad an immense amount of mateiial that we find at home Similarly in the matter of exports we have an immense home market, and aie not so much in need of a foreign market in proportion to population as Canada is For forty years now we have been under an economic policy which has sought to make this a self-sufficient nation I n other words we have sought to develop home production and commeice so as to reduce to a minimum our demand for foreign products and our need for foreign trade W e have, in fact, deliberately dis- couraged foreign in order to promote domestic trade Canada is a small agri- cultural nation occupying the same geo- graphical relation to the states of the union that they do to each other But the immense trade between the states and Canada is accounted foreign trade, where- as the immense similar trade between the states is domestic If the state of New York were erected into an independent nation it would be found to have a foreign tiade several times as large as that of Canada, but would that prove that New York had gained commercially from the alteration in its political status? I t would have the same trade as before, only what had theretofore been accounted domestic trade would, simultaneously with the political change, become foreign trade j , All small nations having td depend upon tiade with foreign neighbors for much of the commerce that would be domestic in the case of a large nation have a large foreign trade Such is the case of Belgium, of Holland and of Eng- land If the United States covered the world it would have no foreign trade If Canada were annexed to the United States its foreign trade would be reduced almost 1 gentleman. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. a half, yet its commercial activity would be greatly stimulated The foreign tiade of France Is much less than that of Ger- many, yet France is the licher nation Secretary Wilson says that within three years the United States will be raising 100,000,000 bushels of macaroni wheat Like a big head of water, it will force channels for itself, in that event, despite all the opposition there may be to it Any cereal that has an annual yield of 100,- 000 000 bushels will take a prominent place in the world's commerce Cut-over Pine Lands. The foiestry convention brought out a number of very interesting papers and discussions Several of them had in one way or another to do with the question of the agricultural use of lands from which pine timber has been removed Mr. Chap- man's paper on "The Influence of the Chippewa Forest Reserve on the Locality" bore directly on this subject, as did also Hie paper of D r F Roth of the College of Forestry, Ann Arbc a, Mich , on "Possibil- ities and Methods of Reforestation in the White Pine Belt" M r Chapman lays it down a* the invar- iable rule that where jack oi Norway pine are found in pure stand, without poplar or other hard woods or white pine, it is an almost infallible indication of the nres- ence of a sandy subsoil and of unfitness for continued agriculture. M r Chapman's as- sertion was vigorously cambatted by M r A G Bernard of Cass Lake, who would deny the charge that the Cass Lake district is not strong in banana produc- tion I t is notable that M r Chapman does not think that more than one-tenth of the northern Minnesota country car be described as worthless for agriculture Mr. T B Walker, the well-known lumberman, does not, however, agree with M r Chap- man as he thinks that half of the land in the north is not fitted for profitable agri- culture M r Chapman is a very conservative man and has had an opportunity to make an exhaustive study of the subject in his capacity as superintendent of the experi- ment farm at Grand Rapids Over the agiicultural possibilities of much of the noithern cut-over lands he is sanguine and certain* I n fact theie is no question about their value But when he says that Norway and jack pine lands must be viewed with suspicion, it will be well to take his warning D r Roth showed how in Michigan, a much older state than Minnesota, most of the land in the pine belt of the populous southern peninsula remains to this day sparsely settled The experience of all countries has shown that they have much land that can not be profitably cultivated The only use to which such land can be put is the growing of trees for fuel oi lumber If M r Chapman is right, practically all of the land in the Chippewa Forest re- serv e is unf it for agriculture hence the reservation of it for scientific forestry in- stead of opening it to settlement is a wise step N o greater mistake can b o made in a new country than to steer set- tlers on to poor land If certain kinds of land in northern Minnesota are not suited to agriculture, and others are suited, the best thing that can happen to that part of the state is to find out as soon as pos- sible which are good and which are bad M r Chapman has laid down the rule of selection and it will be accepted by the public until it shall be conclusively dem- onstrated that he is wrong Wneless telegraphy got quite a back- set as a result of the effort to use it in reporting the vacht race Tuesday Four wireless systems threw so many vibra- tions into the ether that they killed each other off and only one wireless message got thru during the day The fact that three of the systems were more concerned in baffli ng the Marconi than in transmit ting bulletins themseh es does not affect the demonstration that wireless teleg- raphy can be easily impeded A t this stage of the introduction of wireless telegraphy it seems that it is likely to sup- plement rather than supersede wire telegraphy Tom Johnson won out easily in Ohio His victory shows that it is still possible for men to win in politics with principles instead, of tricks as the -weapons 'W nether one admire M r Johnson oi not the fact remains that he wins because he stands for ideas and does things H e will doubt- less be defeated for governor of Ohio by the republican candidate, but he has won the victory he was after in forcing the Ohio democracv to stand for something besides a vigorous demand for offices N o wonder the business men of Sixth street do not waoit another saloon in the block between Nicollet and Hennepin, tho it is something of a surprise to know that there is room for another saloon there The north side of the street, to a casual observer, alreadv looks as if it were all saloons The ordinance placing a limit on the number of saloons in any one block is a wise and sensible one and it is to be hoped that it will be found to be constitu- tional W e wish Lord Brassey and other Eng- lishmen would stop telling us what a great sea-power we are bound to become The idea may become infectious, and the first thing we know we shall be m for a naval program that will put England and Ger- many so far behind that there will be no second. That would be glorious, and would cause the fighting patriot to get very, very chesty but the tax paying pa- triot might not be so elated South Dakota farmers find that their cattle do not seem to be as enthusiastic as they should be over the introduction of new agricultural products The depart- ment of agriculture has made quite an effort to introduce speltz as a cattle feed, where corn is not raised Last year the cattle and hogs and horses couldn't get enough of the speltz, this year they won't taste it, and can't even be induced to eat it mixed with other grain Senator MoMullen of Canada warns his fellow countrymen that the United States is yearning for an opportunity to go to war with Great Britain and that, there- fore, the Canadians must build the Grand Trunk Pacific as a war measure. Senator McMullen always was a little bellicose, and senators in Canada have little to do but talk I t is pleasant to observe that the Canadian press is scoleling the o ld :\ ", '-AWnl iw?':f?a,'ffl.tti)ftB \ * MINNESOTA POLITICS I n a three-cornered fight between Dunn, Eddy and Van Sant the attitude of the Hennepin and Ramsey county delegations may very easily settle the governorship Both counties will have candidates for other places on the ticket Hennepin will have Ray J&nes for lieutenant governor, and may present Judge Elliott or Judge Simpson for a place on the supreme bench A t the same time the county convention will be apt to make some kind of dec laration on the governorship Ramsey county will have a candidate for attorney general, and it seems likely that W J Donahower will be the man Oscar Hallam is soliting support as an administration candidate, but many stanch administration men are friendly to Donahower, who has never indicated that he is opposed to the governor H e seems to have a pretty firm grip, and probably will get the delegation to do aibout as he pleases I t will be against the third-term proposition if the admin istration makes a fight on Donahower, but if the Dunn contingent are found to favor Young, Ramsey is like ly to go the other way All three candidates for gov ernor have elements of strength in Ram sey Frank Eddy is accused of being the can didate of the street railway company and of the Soo, and the fact that he was brought out by M D Munn and the Dis patch Is given as a reason for this belief There are other views of the Eddy prop osition however The democratic S t Cloud Times says ' There is a growing feeling in some quarters that Frank Eddy is playing sec ond fiddle to the governor The Lakefleld Standard, which leans to Dunn, says "What does the Candidacy of Eddy for governor portend' Does it mean that Van Sant has abandoned the third term idea and that the sage of Glenwood has ac cepted the mantle of the governor and will have the support of the entire admin istration and the machine' This would seem to be the rational and logical ex planation of his candidacy, because it is generally assumed that the administra tion is friendly to Eddy and he has for long been in support of Van Sant s ad ministration I t Is ^scarcely like ly that Eddy would have entered the field to op pose the governor or without consulting him Should both of them be candidates it would ibe a large factor in favor of an anti-administration candidate W e think it may safely be assumed that the gov ernor will not be a candidate for a le nomination and that his influence will be thrown in favor of Eddy." The Two Harbors Iron Trade Journal sizes it us as follows 'Ex-Congressman Frank Eddy is out for governor, Bob Dunn is getting ready to come out and the present governor is thinking the matter over as to whether oi not he shall run again There are those who would not be surpiised to see the last of these gentlemen first and the first last when the convention comes round I n so doing, however, they might forget the mid ule man, who would perhaps make the strongest run in the bunch if he got out in the open with an even, .chance " The Brown's Valley Trimine says ' I t is against precedent' in Minnesota to elect a governor for a third term, and it wouldprobabl y not be good politics to again place Van Sant at the head of the ticket but one thing is certain If the delegates to the state republican conven tion in 1904 wish to properly represent and satisfy the rank and lie of the party voters thruout the state, they will place in nomination a candidate for governor who is in sympathy with Van Sant s views on the merger question, a candidate who, like the present governor, is willing to en foi c e a due observance of our laws as they appear on our statute books Charlie Eastman of Wadena says in his paper The Pioneer Journal has an idea that the less Bob Dunn and his friends talk about that alleged agreement upon the part of Governor Van Sant and hi close friends to support the ex-state auditor for governor the bettei off thev will be W e know some people who could tell a mighty interesting stoiy about some things which happened along in the early part of the summer of 1902 ' I t would be cruel to keep such an inter esting story secret Eiidently the gen tleman from Wadena has heard it H e has the floor RAMPANT COMMERCIALISM! A Correspondent Thinks This Age Will- %- * Ing to Sacrifice All To the Editor of The Journal ^ Dear Sir Your editorial in the issue of Aug 15, deploring the homicidal tendencies in the United States, giying figures which aro startling to the uninformed and disquieting the student, is timely When the unyielding figures point to th- fact that it is vastly more dangerous (leading the number of per sons involved out of account) to Ihe u uler the stars and stripes in times of peace than for the British army to face the Dutch cr~ck shots and brave the climate in South Africa, it is time for thoughtful citizens to give the conditions serious consideration The mad rush of commercialism is at the bottom of it ' The love of money is the root of all evil " Take a case in point Last summer Presi dent Northrop and so me of the other leading men of the city who havo its best interests at heart, askd Mr Snyder, a man of educa tion, integrity and ability, who has been gent rally considered faithful to such public trusts as have been placed In his hanls, to allow his name to be used as nominee for mayor in order that the abuses of the Ames administration mig ht be rectified Mr Snyder signified his willingness to devote his time to the public good, and that there was need of an honest and patriotic man in the mayoi s chair there could be no doubt Mr Snyder announced that if elected he should uphold the honor and dignity of the law H e gav6 no hint or indication that he would favor any revolutionary reform other than to keep his oatn of office and maintain his h~nor The public prints of the city and the ' good men of public spirit pronounced Mr Snyder unavailable as a candidate going to the length of indicating that he was a political imbecile Was this because the editors of our papers and the honorable influential men wished the privilege of loafing around saioons on Sunday visiting the tenderloin district, and attending the variety theaters with their accessories and patronizing Sunday per formances contrary to the iaw in such c ase made and jrovided? Most certainly not "Waa it because they were anxious that Monday morning police courts should have its ubual voun- men might not be estrcined by h w from making Sunday a day of dissipation and \fc' Not at all Seme other reason must be found and the only one presenting itself to my mind is t he fear that bibulous n_en traveling thiu this vicinity would go to St surplus grind of drunks and disorderlies and Paul to spend Sunday, and the hotels and saloonkeepers would lose money that houses now occupied for immoral rurpeses would be vacated and landlords woi Id lose rent In short that business which, in our vocabu lary refers onlv to the matter of gathering dollars, would suffer And when a dollar Is at stake a life is not sacred in tee eyes of commercialism The Outlook is right as well as The Journal W e hold life cheap, cr else we hold money dear tre terms are, in the end, reciprocally co-relative W e know that a Sunday saloon means t he ruin of -nary lives and the actual loss of so me in this city every year but there is money in it and no man can have the reins of the government in this city who will enforce the law W e know at least something of t he ruin to life and everything precious to life or in life occasioned by thl otner forma of vice that the law prohibits hut there is ncney in it and r o matter how carable, hon est or fitted a man may be for the chief exe-utive of this city he must foreswear his honor and give practical evidences in advance that he will not honor his oath or he will receive t he treatment accorded to Mr Snyde* r that there is a complete understanding between them, that Frank Eddy is to bring down the north state delegates, that Van is to get what he can from the field and that the one who can make the best showing is to have the bunch I n other words, there is a combination" Indications point that wav The kindly feeling expressed for Eddy by statehouse organs and politicians is rather convincing " The difficulty is not wholly that men de cline to devote their time to public service It s that in the main t he public demands tha r before a public trust be placed in the nands of a citizen, he go fiat on his face i nd kiss tiie toe of t he most revolting v ices, and prostitute his honor to that form of lawlessness which insists that any vice that the public deems to be a business getter or money-maker, be placed in a class by iself and be given unrestricted license to poach upon the_preserves protected by law To be considered worthy of a public trust one must pioVe himself untrustworthy Be fore a man can achieve an executive office, the public must be convinced that he will not execute T he road to public honor leads thru private dishonor Perjury is the doorway thr i which an executive gams t he confidence of the business public Paradoxes* but they are t he creed of com mercialism This has resulted Jn a weaken ing of the law to which you refer It has brought about the ' corruption in high ana low places and almcst total lack of that fine eld quality of unselfish devotion to the re public and its ideals It has found its way to tne legislative hall and council chamber, ami we license the most profitable forms of vice It is commerciali sm gone mad W G Calderwood Minneapolis, Minn A ug 19, 1908 Charles B Cheney. AT THE THEATERS Foyer Cha t. A large audience saw Dick Ferris and his company in 'Friends at the Lvceurn this afternoon The play will continue the rest of the week with a matinee on Saturday Next week the company will be seen in a grand revival of "Irilby " Should William A Brady produce any more rural plays it would be money in pocket for him to invest m a stock farm Already he has the nucleus of one Ten horses twehe cows twenty-four sheep and several calves number well for a starter Thy are acting live stock used in several companies of ' 'Wav Down Bast " Manager Scott has booked " 'Way Down East" for his fair week attraction, beginning on Sunday evening at the Met ropolitan The Bijou box office opened this mor ning for the opening sale of seats It would seem that every theater goer in America had seen at least one perform ance of ' In Old Kneutcky " but such is its remarkable drawing powers that it ap pears destined to remain a standard at traction with American play-goers for an other decade Last yeai In Old Ken tucky drew more money than any single season in its existence IT DREW TEARS Stuart Robson had a young friend who admired Lawrence Barrett's daughter but Robson did not dream he had any chance to win her ' If you ever capture her, my boy,* he said one day, ' I'll write you a check for $5,000 " T o his amazement and dismay a year later he hearfl of the ap proaching marriage However, he sent the check by his daughter on the morning for the wedding ' D}d you give him the check'" he asked '%es papa" "What did he do'" "Why, papa " said the mes senger ' he burst out crying " Robson was struck by the evident feeling, and pondered 'Did he'' he asked "How long did he cry'" "Fully five minutes," said she. "Oh," said Robson, "I cried all night " SPAIN'S MUSCULAR YOUNG KING Contrary to general belief the young King of Spain is quite a muscular fellow H e proved that to professor Lorenz during a recent visit of the famous specialist to Madrid The king received the surgeon The queen mother was present at the au dience, during which Professor Lorenz happened to remark on the wonderful muscular development of her son "See whether I am strong " said the king, and he proceeded to pick his mother up Then he carried her around the room three times, much to the amazement of D r Lo renz and the embarrassment of her maj esty. *. fTHE VIOLATORS OF LAW * ^ ik _ Abraham Lincoln ^ ^ Let every man remember that to violate the law is to trampl e^ on the blood of his fathers and to tear the charter of his own land his children's liberty. /_* Restitution by Wireless. To t he Editor of The Journal Reading The Tournals little editorial on the future troublesome possibilities of the marconigraph ao a means of "touching over leages of ocean I was str kingly r*mh ded of another art cle on the subieet ir ou" Hop kins News of ..hree or four weeks ago, which en passant clairvoiantly hints at just such a use, and abuse, of Marconi s invention as The Journal tells of and foretells But the Hopki ns News article s main busi ness is to +ell * AUGUST 27, 1903. v r i to It. /i of a deed of rare and splendid horcsty that serves to revive faith in human nature and deserves all possible pubheitj Here it is MONEY B Y MARCOMGRAM T he marconfgrpph or w'reles^s telegraph, had aheady conveyed ffalore of idle gimcrack greetings and blase frivol ties, with a mes sa ge or two of real use and importance per il ips it had alr?dy had to serv V*e ~, tnd litifts urgent exUen e of an 1 s* intan^ous remittance or accommodation But it was Irish honesty that first ued it to restore lost money to its owner T he Campaftia like pll the Cunard steam ers is fitted with a Marconi apparatus, And on a recent westbound trip the Cunard Bul letin the little proper which is published on board had to tell this storv of the first money order sent to sea by marconigram ' One Sunday afternoon when about s^ven hours (say about 150 miles) out from Queens town well out on the Atlantic speeding along on our voyage we were called from be hind by Crookbaven station County Kerry by the following message Mrs Hcgarty Irish lace vender when on hoard t he Crm pania this moaning was handed a ten pound note instead of a five by a gentleman salon pssenger and would like to return it Please have inquiries made The metsage was im mediately posted and a fe v minute*, later the ovnr of the ten pound note (a well known New "iork merchant) was found, and the difference five pounds refunded him by the ship the amount being collected on our return from Now York from the lace vender thru our Queenstowr agent " Mrrtin Mahcncy Hopkins Minn A Criticism To the Editor of The Journal Your editorial on Justice Brewer would justify what he condemnslynching It is the slowness and uncertainty of the courts of justice that have developed the spirit of lynchii g It is the undotted ' I ' and un crossed ' T ' that are noticed in the laws and made to delay and defeat justice that nave produced the spirit of disgust rampant in the 4.iueri"in bcart to day Did the court that tried Zolgosz, the murderer of VtcKin loy, ac. unwisely and hastily m its quick work' One would think from your editorial it did, and there should have been found ex ceptions and technicalities in the law tnat would give him a chance to appeal, and have a re tr al, and go free on the plea of m - canity if nothing else It is these con temptible decisions of five to four in the su preme court flndirgs that muse go for law and gospel when the minority -nay have tho right and righteousness on its side that helps this spirit growing in the American heart, that laws are only made to gne business to the lawyers and not to govern and better society Make tho decisions of the supreme court unanimous or seven to two at most Make punishment of all criminals swift and sure, regardless of their money or positior in societytreat your Mayor Ameses before the l?w as v ou would treat a poor man caught in the act of taking an armful of wood from hi3 selfish rich fuel dealer to keep bis family from freezing then pnd not till then this universal, growing contempt for the courts of justice, disresi ect for all iaw, and the swift work ot Judge Lynch be a thing of the past B F Corson A Central Reading-Room. T o the Editor cf The Journal I understand that the p iblic. libraiy de livery station D ( T iernepn and Washington) is to be discontinued at the end of this nonth I behevp jou will agree with me that a delivery station in the heart of the Mt is a public necessity and that we ought to have more than thata reading room I trust that the library ooard will see fit to estab lish a branch n the vicinity of HenneDin and Washington avenues J F J. A DIFFERENCE V J i Jft Casually Observed. c Hudson's dear old "Dictionary of Min neapolis or the Lost Trail," is at hand again ' with the compliments of the au thor " If there is a book which we sleep with under the pillow it is Hudson's Dic tionary Once when we were lost on the East Side, we took from our pockets a copy of Hudson's Dictionary and read three pages when these words caught our eye* Eastern District, or Bast SideThat part of the city lying east of the Mississippi river It in elude* what was originally the town of St An thony and Is commonly called "the East Side ' Almost instantly our fears were dis pell ed and an Eighth and Central car coming by, We took it and were soon safe again I n moments of depression or sadness a few pages of Hudson's bright little com pilation always bring back the gladness and joy to our young life W e can truly say that we would not be without one in the house over Sunday M r Hudson is also the author of "The Subconscious Mind or Why Charlie Can't Eat His Dinner", "Mental Medicine" and ' Seventeen Proofs That You Are Alive," a work that has carried conviction wherever it has appeared None of these, however, take the place of the Dictionary. There is one girl that nobody thinks you are foolish for trying to get on the dollar. Sam Parks the New York labor leader was given two years and six months in Sing Sing Parks settled strikes for a stipend fiom the man against whom the men were striking. I t proved very profit able The glorious way In which the base ba ll nine is slowly lobstering out is at tracting the admiration of the Nine Spot association IndicationsThreatening with rain, showers, together with precipitation and moisture Heavy dew, ice, ram with threatening to day and Friday The new college of journalism will have a very yellow yell While the feeling against the brute who attempted to kidnap a little girl is at its height let us also take time to re member that the coloied people of the twin cities have collected more than $600 for the Jean Martin Brown Receiving Home for Children without homes or parents The colored people have also furnished, a large living room in the home in a most appropriate manner, a fine piano being included. A new philosophy of life is being preached in Germany by a sect who call themselves "nature men" All wear a semi-Adamite costume The men wear loin cloths only Meta Konhauser and two other "nature women" wear a single short tunic. The "nature men" decline to have their hair cut I t appeals to us that one good active Lake Minnetonka mosquito family would ruin the new religionas far as the clothing, doctrine goes A return to nature is all right, but it is possible to return too violently. * A Kennebunkport, Me, prophet says that there will be something doing on Oct, 6 next Here's a part of a circular which he is sending out. A. submergence on that date may be expected of the parts of the earth's surface bounded on one side by a line from the southern border of the continent of Scandinavia to Massachusetts U S \ and passing over that state Rhode Island, Connecticut and others to El Paso. Texas and bounded on the other side by th Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean eea and a continuation of its southern line to central Asia. Districts at a distance from the ocean and situ ated to the southward" of large bodies of water will likewise suffer from a movement in re sponge to a readjustment of the earth's center of gravitation This seems to indicate that the ocean is certain to be submerged This will rum the ocean liner business and have its effect on the fisheries The world is naturally anxious to know how the prophet figures out this great cataclasm I n the beginning the circular sets forth that thirteen acres support the great, pyramid and thirteen ells measure tha length of the stairway Having read thus far the rest, of course, is obvious With the pyramid resting on thirteen acres and holding thirteen ells of stairway, our planet is indeed insecure O n the night of Oct 5 we retire to our cyclone cellar. They are having a "Beauty Doctor" war in San Francisco, three rival face polishers being at outs and ready to tear each other's hair out A "Dr " Williams is now _,in jail as one result of the fuss The papers are getting much joy from the excitement D r Williams who irons the female face divine on Geary street, advertised as follows After an extended experience in all parts of the world and a particularly successful rear in London where he applied his treatment to roy alty and other of the most prominent women of England, Dr Williams has located at the above address where he will apply his treatment of beauty culture to those so situated as to desire his aid. She's A rival skin specialist has caused trouble by making complaint of criminal libel against the beautlfier The state ment which she declares to be libelous Is contained m a brochure in which D r Wil liams sets forth his method of treating the crowned heads of Euiope for those wrinkles and other blemishes from which even the top sections of royalty are not exempt Among the interesting exhibits in court have been the "medicines" used in yank ing the blemishes from the face of beauty. First there is the Magnetical Skin Bleach then there is the Umguzi Oil and its riva' the Zambesi Ointment If these do not do the business your face is upholstered with the Tissue Builders Nos 1 and 2, N o 1 particulaily recommended O r vou mav apply at nightfall a dash of Paris Cream Skin Food or the more delicate Creamwell Wells Then comes the Freckle Disturber and Anti-Wrmk -which is sup posed to take out the wrinkles It would seem as tho anybody whose face troubled her was suffering un necessarily A J R A TALE OF LOST 0PP0ETTJNITY Carthage (Mo ) Press Frank Haven of Carthage dreams by night and kicks himself by day because of the millions of dollars he might be worth if he had had judgment enough to giasp an opportunity which came hunting him a few years ago Haven was in Shreveport, La, in January, 1901, ship ping horses One evening he met in a tel egraph office a man whom he was sure he had seen in Joplin "The man's name was Lucas H e had just come over to Shreveport that even ing and had only a day or two before struck oil in the first well put down at Beaumont H e was excited H e showed it in his talk altho he tried to be cool about it H e had rushed ovei to Shrev e port to get a l ot of pipes and fittin gs H e told me then that he believed it was the largest and strongest oil field in the world ' H e also told me that I was just the kind of a man he wanted H e wished me to close a lot of leases on territory ad jacent to him H e was too busy with his well, and he wanted it done Immediately H e proposed that I should do the leasing and give him half the profits made on the leases H e was to give me pointers all along how to go about it I finally told him I would be over in two da-\s It would take that long to get my business in shape so I could leave Shreveport. I felt as I talked with him that there was big money in it and I was ful ly decided to go ' But next morning when I woke up it did not seem such a sure thing There had been nothing in the newspapers as yet about the Beaumont oil I thought to myself too that it would be strange, if the Texas people on the ground would let this proposition go by for a stranger like me to pick up if it was such a good thing The proprietor of the stable where I made headquarters a shrewd business man advised me to let all such wi'd schemes alone Well the result of after thought was that I sent my regrets to M r Lucas in stead of taking myself over" It was a fatal mistake for Haven This Lucas was the same Lucas whose name is now known round the world as that of the man who made the first great strike on Spindle Top ' I n less than ten days," Haven says the newspapers from ocean to ocean were full of the Beaumont oil stories and people by train load after tram lo ad in quick succession were rush ing there I was never made sick so quick m my life before over what I had missed " a IT WRECKED THE BUSINESS W R R in Cleveland Plain Dealer ' I noticed,' said the man in the ven erable high hat, 'that a collection agency in the east is using a hearse to go round and call on slow-pay victims The hearse draws up at the door and the highly re spectable man on the box beside the driv er descends and grave ly presents t he oft-pre sented bill Of course the hearse attracts a lot of attention, and the neighbors who are not on to the scheme are pretty sure to rush in with sympathetic faces and a desire to know all about the sudden ca lamity If the debtoi doesn t settle after this grewsome call, the black wagon is sure to come round again and again That's a pretty good plan, but I don t think it is any better than the one Bill Minks and I woiked way back In '79 W e had started a bad debt agency out in Omaha and found it pretty rough sled ding The slow-pay fellers laughed at us They were conscience proof and judgment proof and they led us a merr dance W e were just about to give up the busi ness In despair when Bill found an old second-hand steam fire engine in a junk yard I t was one of those rotaiy, black jacketed felle rs that had seen lots of serv - ice and Bill bought it foi a mere song Well we spent two weeks tinkering it up and painting and polishing it Then we bought an old horse whose usefulness was about gone and doctored him up and put him in fair shape, and then har nessed him up to the old rotary H e drew it along plenty fast enough, and when everything was ready Bill and I started off to pay oui first call W e drove slowly until we reached the corner that was nearest to our victim Then Bill gave the old horse the word and we clattered around the corner and down to the debt or's house as if we were the real thing witn all the children and dogs in t he neighborhood at our heels And the older folks were m the doorways and the win dows and there was the flerces kind of excitement Bill would jump down wear ing a cap and a long rubber coat and dash up the steps wi to h Tiiss bill, and while he wa0 1 NEWSPAPER HEADLINES AS A FINE ART "Writing headlines for a newspaper is something of a fine ait," said Senatoi Dolliver to a report er of the Poitland Oregoman, recently " A good headline writer unquestionably is a mighty valuable man on a paper A headline came near being my undoing once Back along the New England coast somewhere is a rather dangerous reach of land marked on the charts as Dolllvei's Neck A big storm s ! V t Youths' Companion "Twfo' ministers were discussing the char acteristics of a. third who was known for his zeal as a controversialist "Still, with all his peculiarities," said one of them, "Brother Putnam leads a deeply religious life does he not 9 " "Well responded the other, "I will hardly go so far as that, but I can say that I think lie leads a deeply I0^ms*ft&k l JLL WlWt|tlllMMlMMMIMMWWMWtHHMMMlMlmWl on the dorstepI would hang a sign on the engine bearing these words 'The Makempay Collection Agency Bad Debts a Specialty ' If we didn't get the monev we would dash up again the next day and the next dav, and so on I t was a nice scheme and it worked beautifullv. But one day we got into trouble I t ao pears that our engine horse was an old fire horse, and on a eertam Tuesday we were making our rounds when the fire bell rang O ur gallant steed pricked up his ears and then made off at a twentv mile-an-hour clip That wasn t so bad, altho it was hard work holding on W e thought we would get him down all right, when round the corner came the real fire department itself B Jo\e, vou shouWL have seen our old horse fall in to the pro cession' And away we went, Bill hold ing onto the lines and me holding onto the seat and m v hair Of course our old rattle-tiap couldn't stand the pace W e began shedding pieces from the very first jump The fire box went first then the smokestack toppled over, and the furnace oars dropped and the steam chest fell apartwith Bill and I holding on for dear life, and a real engine racing alongside and a hook and ladder truck clattering after Well it was all up with us when t he wheels began to go Bill dropped the lines and we both jumped for our liv es W e landed all right by sheer luck and t he last we saw of the old fire horse he was still leading the truc k, with an axle and one wheel bumping along after him. Well, that settled the collection agency. Bill and I had had all we wanted of it " was raging along the coast once just at the time I was having a hot campaign in Iowa The temperance people are pretty strong in that state Well on the morn ing of election day I picked up a paper ahd then jumped about four feet straight up. A line clear across the top of t he front page in bold black letters read 'Five Schooneis Gone Down at Dolliver*s Neck ' " MOMENTS OF HISTORY ,r r ^ * $* 4 * x life Stepping into the private box over the arena, Nero was about to press the button that gave the signal to the wild beasts, when the keeper of the menagerie ap proached deferential ly i "Emperori" he observed, "sorry to dis- *+m*0m Defective Page j appoint ybu, Dut these Christians will have to wait. At present we are all out of lions ' 'As if," said Nero, ' that made any dif ference Fill the arena with victims as usual, the more the merriei, while I will lend you my new automobile."