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THree months . * JJJJ
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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.
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
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
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-
ported by the anti-grafters for re-election,
and it is believed this can be accomplished
if the entire anti-Tammany element can
- One moi.th
be combined strongly and aggressively
Mayor Low is a man to accomplish re-
formatory purpose but eyery man who
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
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
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.
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-
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
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
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-
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
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 "
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. *.
* ^ 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
* 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
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.
V J i
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
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
The glorious way In which the base
ba ll nine is slowly lobstering out is at
tracting the admiration of the Nine Spot
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.
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
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
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 "
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
"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
! 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
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 ' "
,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-
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."

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