OCR Interpretation

The Minneapolis journal. [volume] (Minneapolis, Minn.) 1888-1939, September 02, 1903, Image 4

Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045366/1903-09-02/ed-1/seq-4/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 4

^^v ( V t %* * v r,!"'"i^
xcept Sunday, at 4749 Fourth Street South,
Building. Minneapolis, Minn.
( New *ork Office,
Mgr. General Advg. J Tribune Building.
M. LJb,E 81AUKH. \ Chicago Office,
' Tribune Building.
W. W JERMANB. (Washington Office,
Representative j 45 Poat Building.
AN INVITATION is extended to aU to visit
the Press Boom which is the nnest In the west
The battery of presses consists of three four-deck
Goss Pieasea, with a total capacity of 144,000
eight-page Journals an hour printed, folded
and counted The best time to call Is from 8 15
to 4 80 p m. Inquire at the business office and
be directed to the visitor*' gallery, of the Pra
An Interesting Conference.
President Edmund J James, of North
western university 1B an educator of ideas
and energv, and the latest demonstration
he has given of that desirable combina
tion is the calling of a national confer
ence on secondary education and its
problems This conference -will meet in
Evanston Oct 30 and 31
The call for the meeting suggests ten
topics and every one of them will greatly
interest those numerous persons who are
now engaged in considering the problems
of high schools Among the topics are
religious instruction in the high schools,
the position of Latin \and Greek in their
oourses, the imitation vof the social fea
tures of College life andth feasibility of
arousing public-spirited citizens to con
Itribute to equipment and support of pub
lic high schools as they* now do to acad
emies and seminaries.
The last mentioned is a toplo that has
often been considered in these columns
There seems to be no\reason why, once a
precedent should be oreated, men of
wealth should not be Just as willing to
contribute to the betterment of a state
Institution as of a private institution The
fact that there are so few contributions of
that sort is doubtless due to the idea that
the state institution, whether school or
university, having the wealth of the state
jbehind it, does not itequire and should not
'expect private aid. But the state has
many channels thru which to disburse
its revenues, and theretare many valuable
lalds to education which*it does not feel it
'can afford, tho they would be gratefully
accepted and well used'If provided by pri
vate generosity
The topics that will attract the widest
land deepest Interest, however, will be
those dealing with the relation of the high
school to the unlveislty, and these are
thus started in the call
1 Should the public high school be looked
upon primarily as a school to prepare
young men and women for the college and
university'' Or should It be viewed as an
jindependent school with its own impor
tant ends and aims to which preparation
for hlghei Institutions must be strictly
u 1 7
If the latter is vthe correct view what is
the effect of the sv=rtem of accredited
schools adopted bv* the state universities
and the leading private universities in the
Mississippi valley' Does not this svstem
tend to subordinate the high school and
|force it into the position of a mere prep
aratorx school foi thve-se institutions'
If this view of the independent charac
tet of the high school is a correct one
should ,the college ftankly recognize the
altered situation and accept any curri
culum wTlleh the high school works out
as suitable for Its pm poses as also suit
able preparation for the college and uni
The public will be curious to know what
view professional educators will take of
these subjects The gjeneral public's mind
jas to them is ipretty well made up It
ifeels that the hngh school courses should
be shaped with "view to the peculiar ends
and alms of a formal education that mav
Jnot go farther Dt would then have the
(state universities adapt their courses so
as to fit the high, school courses In this
.manner the high sahool graduate will be
Iwell equipped for life if It is not
ipossible or desirable for him to continue
his formal education, and, on the other
hand, the university will be open to him if
he desire to go farther ,
i _ -
President James has done the cause of
education a great service in calling a con
ference to discuss such pressing prac
tical educational problems, and it is not
possible that theconference will be other
than beneficial
A morning paper has the hunters mak
jing for the woods to hunt prairie chickens
'This will be a valuable pointer to the
hunters They may have overlooked some
good sport heretofore
i A Simple Emergency Currency.
Mr Arthur Hansl, a Newt York banker,
suggests thru the columns of the New
jYork Tribune an emergency currency
plan that is so conservative and so
easily adopted that it would not be at all
surprising If it should receive general
j Indorsement, and, perhaps, adoption by
Mr Hansl says the country now has
,a large enough volume of money, what
lis lacking is its proper distribution, it
often happening that money is scarce in
a part of the country that has a press
ing demand for it To meet these emer
gencies, Mr. Hansl suggests that na
tional banks be permitted, with the con
sent of the controller of the currency, to
increase their circulation up to 50 per
('. cent of their capital by notes which must
be redeemed within six months by depos
1 it with the secretaiv of the treasury of an
equal amount of gold, currency or nation-
' al bank bills These notes are to consti-
{ tute a first Hen on all the assets of the
**' bank of issue and are to have a govern-
y.,? mental guarantee and redemption as
| & other national bank notes have They
Ipare to be in appearance precisely like
P I other bank notes To restrict them to
the function of emergency circulation
they are to be taxed at the rate of 8 to
4% per cent, according to the amount of
circulation, with an additional tax of 2
per cent in case an Issue follows within
six months of the date of redemption of
a previous issue.
This seems a simple and feasible plan.
It would involve no important departure
from our present national banking
methods, whic*l is the practical defect
of many other plans, in view of the te
nacity with which the public clings to
the present system. It would probably
feA fc
give the relief desired in emergencies, and
there can be no more question of its
stability and soundness than there is of
the present bank notes
One month * 85
Three month* 1-99
6aturd*y Eve. edition, SO to 86 pages l.M
.*** -
^ Delivered by Carrier.
One week 8 cento
One month 88 cento
All papt-rs are continued until an explicit order
tl received for discontinuance, and until all ar
rearages are Dald
THB JOURNAL Is published every own'nf.
Only 48 per cent of the applicants for
state teachers' certificates passed exami
nations Before you begin to make con
temptuous remarks, remember that a
teacher's salary is about 930 a month on
the average, and perhaps you are a tax
dodger at that
The Macaroni Campaign.
The farmers of Ransom county, North
Dakota, adopted resolutions censuring and
condemning "the owners of the terminal
elevators, the Minnesota Millers associa
tion and the 'wheat ring' for the con
temptible course they are pursuing in try
ing to buy an excellent and valuable grade
of wheat at a price from 20 to 26 cents
below that paid for No 1 hard, when the
latter 1B proven to be intrinsically not
worth as much as macaroni wheat "
This is a little severe on some very
worthy persons Macaroni wheat has not
yet been proved to the satisfaction of the
millers and grain men to be intrinsically
worth more than No 1 hard It is a new
produot, not understood, land received
with suspicion It must make its way. It
can not do that in a year or two, but
If it has the merits claimed for it, it will
soon get its dues The reference made
by the Ransom farmers to the similarity
between the present attitude of the mar
ket toward the new wheat and the chilli
ness ot the reception given to some of the
now widely used varieties, when first
introduced, is merely proof that macaroni
wheat is simply meeting the fate of all
new comers into the wheat world.
One thing that would help the new
wheat in its fight for recognition would
be the adoption of a new name "Maca
roni ' suggests dagos, and in this country
dagos are not held in very high esteem
By another name macaroni wheat bread
might taste much sweeter and the grain
be more highly prized "Russian hard"
or some other name would help push the
new wheat into publio favor if it deserves
to be in favor.
A negro suffrage league of Washington
has repudiated Booker T. Washington. A
very small dog can bark at a big one.
While a successful Panama (revolu
tion, resulting in the secession of that
state from the Colombian republic, might
be to our advantage, so far as the canal
enterprise is concerned, it Could not es
tablish any confidence in the permanence
of anj government in Panama which owes
its existence to such forces Our govern
ment has not asked more than was wise
in the way of jurisdiction and power to
defend the canal which it proposes to
build against the hazards of frequent and
ruthless outbreaks of Irresponsible but
ambitious men in that country.
These announcements of new buildings
"if' labor troubles are settled soon are
becoming alarmingly frequent The city
needs the buildings more than it does
labor troubles
On the Isthmus.
The revolution in Panama, said to have
been the result of the rejection of the
canal treaty by the Colombian govern
ment, is another evidence, if any were
needed, of the necessity of sufficient
United States government control over
the strip of territory occupied by the
canal, to insure protection of that work
The Colombian government is, of course,
the constituted authority, having power
to accept or reject such proposals as the
treaty submitted by our government, and
the rejection of that treaty in any well
ordered country would mean an end to
the matter unless negotiations were re
newed thru the proper authorities But
thev do things differently in those Span
ish-American iepublics When the situa
tion does not please a considerable faction
or an ambitious leader, Instead of seeking
to change it by constitutional methods, a
revolution is started and there is an ap -
peal to arms
Successful Negroes.
It is well to remember In the discussion
of all social or political problems the
promising aspects of the question and not
concentrate attention entirely on the baf
fling and discouraging phases Some of
these brighter sides of the negro prob
lem were brought out at the recent con
vention of the National Negro Business
League, in Nashville
A correspondent of the New York Even
ing Post asserts that two facts were es
tablished at that convention. One, that
any negro who proves himself fit and
worthy of confidence has a better chance
of success to-day than any man of his
race ever had before, and the other,
that the white man of the south, perhaps
even more readily than the white man of
the north, is ready to extend every assist
Some of the stories of success in busi
ness told at the convention go a long
way toward establishing the truth of these
assertions L Winter, a produce dealei
at Nashville, said that he came to that
city in 1866 with one suit of clothes and
$42 as his worldly wealth During the
past six months he shipped $50,000 worth
of produce. He attributes his success
"argely to his former master, who taught
him the value of honesty
Charles Banks, of Clarksdale, Miss , is
only thirty years old, but he is running a
general store that does a business of $25,-
000 a year. Two bad crop years caused
the banks to fail and threatened to ruin
Banks but his white neighbors lent him
$8,000 to help him get on his feet Since
then he has prospered amazingly Besides
his business he owns two plantations "I
have never been hampered because of my
color," he says.
C H Wlngfteld, a Mississippi farmer,
who had done nothing to get on in the
world until he was thirty-five years of
age, told the convention that now at the
age of forty-five he owns 377 acres of
land, seven town lots, a home ami a store
He says he has never had a word of
trouble with any white man, and that he
couldn't have got on in his business at all
if the whites hadn't helped him.
C W. Keatts, a real estate dealer at
Little Rock, Ark , said of the negroes of
that state "We live In negro Jerusa
lem, and are treated right so long as we
treat ourselves right We have no com
plaint to make We are trying to make
money and buy farms and homes, and
we have more wealthy negroes In Ar-J American beet sugar Industry, if it does
kansas than in any other state in the
The above are only sample reports. 1!H|Totir infant sugar industry, at the sacrifice
burden of all the reports of these negro
business men is that the industrious, pros
perous, self-respecting negro wins the re
speot and encouragement of his white
neighbors This confirms the truth of
the recent remark of a negro leader, that
the race problem is not a raoe problem
at all, but an individual problem, and that
when individuals of the colored race are
generally well-behaved and good citizens,
the race problem will disappear.
The' investigation of the management
of the British war against the Boers is
not improving the reputation of Mr Brod
rlck, the war mlnistei, and has brought
out the complaint that there is too much
of a tendency in England to look upon pol
itics as a means of dignified diversion for
the leisure class This complaint comes
fiom English sources, but it echoes an
opinion that has been entertained by most
American students of English politics To
us there is something unbusinesslike and
dilettante about English statesmen Eng
land is a great business nation, the center
of an immense empire, and yet her busi
ness men do not rule or control The
rulers of England are very largely of
the hereditary aristocracy From the
American point of view, intrusting gov
ernment to such a class is a good deal
as if we were to draw our statesmen from
Newport, tho the English aristocracy is
a much more sober institution than the
Newport set.
War to the Hilt.
The Macedonian insurrentionary com
mittee yesterday made a formal declara
tion of war against Turkey and General
Zontchief, president of the committee,
will lead the insurgents This does not
mean that the fighting which has been
going on in the district called Macedonia
will assume the aspect of regular warfare,
with strict observance of the rules of
war, any more than it has since the pres
ent insurrection began last winter There
will be more bushwhacking and massacres
by insurgents and Turks. The latter will
no doubt use more cruel measures of re
pression and will seek to make a desert
of the insurgent district. The sultan has
been told to keep order and he is doing it,
according to the Turkish notion of law
and order, the powers having refrained
from any serious Interference, altho they
have been, for the last quarter of a cen
tury, bound by the treaty of Berlin (twen
ty-third article) to give Macedonia home
rule under a Christian governor. The
Christian governor has never appeared
yet and the whole district has, during the
whole period of the treaty, been subject
to the most abominable treatment the
Turkish government knows how to give
conquered peoples
The Macedonian insurrection committee
have besought the powers, time and again,
to Intervene and fulfill their treaty ob
ligations, but In vain, and the object of
the formal declaration of war against the
Porte is to make the situation so dread
ful that they will force the desired inter
vention The sulten has already called
out as many troops as he put in the field
during the war with Gieece a few years
ago, and will utilize them in the most ef
fective way he can against the elusive
bands of insurgents who have been both
ering the Turks after the manner of
General Zontchief has no regularly or
ganized army as Greece had, and he does
not carry about with him the war code,
but will strike as he has opportunity and
take his chances until the horrors of
such a war will, as he thinks, disturb the
equanimity of the "concert of Europe"
sufficiently to induce some kind of inter
ference. These same powers, however,
stood by and looked with indifference
upon the massacre of 120,000 'Armenian
Christians by Turks and Kurds under
orders of the cowardly scroundrel who is
trembling to-day in his harem in Yildiz
Abdul Hamld has been strengthened in
his abominable inhumanities by the
cowardice of the "concert of Europe,"
which Is afraid to enforce the obligations
laid upon them by their own treaty signa
tures Presumably the Macedonians will
get some substantial help from their
neighboring cousins, the Bulgarians, who,
in 1885, had the courage and snap to
smash the treaty of Berlin to the extent
of abolishing that miserable concession to
the Turk, the segregation of the province
of Eastern Rumella, and uniting it with
Bulgaria where it naturally and ethically
belongs To be sure, Russia punished
Bulgaria for this daring step by forcing
Prince Ferdinand to abdicate, but not a
step was taken by the powers or by
Turkey herself, the suzerain of Eastern
Rumella, to restore that territory to its
treaty position
The position of Turkey is hardly encour
aging to the most hopeful Turk Unless
the sultan draws troops from his Asiatic
provinces he will find his available re
crultable population an increasingly weak
resource. Even the Albanian Mohamme
dans are found as often fighting the sul
tan as fighting on his side. He must re
cruit from the Mohammedan population
and they do not number over four or five
millions. It Is surprising that the Otto
man power, a diminishing quantity in
southeastern Europe, should have stood
the drain and storm and stress of several
centuries of wars, levolts and civil com
motions of every kind on the part of the
subject peoples as well as it has Euro
pean Turkey has shrunken territorially to
about 138,000 square miles and there are
symptoms of further shrinkage in the
near future.
Mr. Hill's paper thinks that the prose
cution of trusts and mergers for violating
the law is to blame for the great shrink
age in speculative stocks And' some of
the heaviest financiers, whose importance
is not measured by the amount of inflated
stocks they hold, think the prosecution
was a good thing as a check to dangerous
Inflation Meantime the country persists
in being prosperous and with great crops
and^busy people refuses to be seruusly
disturbed by the check which the craze
.for consolidation and mergers and sto^k^ Give me a nestling headoforown,
, - ... ' ii t. _ - Just four years old
inflation generally has suffered. -
Tb^lsfg&^frtist is buying up the Michi
gan beet sugar" mills. It has already
secured control of a large part of the
beet sugar mamrfacturies in other states
and will doubtless soon control the whole
npr do so now What effect this will have
upon the advocates of high protection for
of important reciprocal trade arrange
ments with other countries, remains to be
seen. %
l Foyer Chat.
"Way Down East" continues to attract
capacity attendance at the Metropolitan
Chauneey Olcott, the Irish comedian
and singer, will receive a hearty welcome
at the Metropolitan next week in his new
play of Irish life, "Terence," a drama
tization of Mrs B, M Croker's success
ful novel Ihere will be a special mat
inee on Labor Day. ,
"The Princess Chic" has made two or
three visits to th(s city, and theater
goers have given unqualified approval
It comes to the Bijou next week, to be
presented for the first time here at pop
ular prices Miss Veia Michelena is the
prima donna A special matinee will be
given Labor Day.
An audience that completely filled the
Bijou attended the performance of ' In
Old Kentucky" last night There is
every evidence that the dancing contest
Of Friday evening will be a gieat suc
cess Substantial prizes are offered
Two large audiences witnessed the
Ferris Stock company's clever production
of ' Trilby' at the Lyceum yesterday
afternoon and evening The mid-week
matinee will be given to-moriow Next
week, opening Sunday evening, the com
pany will be seen in a grand scenic pro
duction of "The Sporting Duchess
There vrtll be a special matinee on Labor
Since Joel P Heatwole has acquired the
Faribault Journal he has an additional
outlet for his surplus output of political
persiflage A particularly characteristic
specimen occurs in the last issue There
is just enough truth in it to save it from
rising to the heights o^ romance,
Old time politicians say thejr never saw
such bitterness and rancor exhibited in an
off year and on that account they predict
one of the hottest campaigns in the his
toiy of the state The Faribault Journal
article already referred to is such as one
expects to see about two weeks before
election, in an opposition papei but not
in a republican paper nine months ahead
of the state convention To Illustrate
the ' acrimonies ' of the campaign it is
here given in full
The great Lowry Jamison six ringed political
circus with four adjacent side shows, announces
the opening of the season of 1003 4
The opening performancethe announcement
of Uddj s candidacywas not wholly successful
owing to damp -Heather It slzled a little bit
and went out
But the big show is now on, with the St
Paul Dispatch as interlocutor, and Marcus D.
Munn and Tom Lowry as end men
To be sure, the management is advertising a
lot of features not down on the bill and which
It cannot pull off It announces a gieat three
round dead and down exhibition between Moses
B Clapp and Joel P Heatwole but neither Mr
Heatnole nor Senator Clapp has signed with the
Lowry show, and this feature is a puie pipe
dieam v . ,, ,
Mr Eddy Is to do a stunt as the missing link,
Governoi "Van Sant is the giaceful double horse
bareback rider and Judge Jamison, as usual, Is
doorkeeper and collector
As Governor Van Sant tires easily, the open
ing acts are given over to Eddy, who will sub
stitute for the governor until the opening of the
"after performance" just prior to the next
convention, when the governor will relieve Mr
Eddy in the maneuvers
The circus has its advance agents scattered
thruout the state
Captain Charles^.-C Whitney, recently 're-
signed ' as state expect jprlntei, is doing the red
letter advertising iu the far rural distiicts Mr
James A Alartin chairman of the board of con
trol by the grace of, the governov, is press
agent Mr Mai tin is sale! to have given up
much of his board ot control work to devote
himself exclusively to the interests of the big
Mr George
, who
a days underLa senate s the
show s particular satellite In Hennepin county
where he is relied upon to counteract the bad
effects of Judge Jamison s unpopularity
Mi State Llbrailan Iselson Is paving the way
for the elephant wagons thru the wilds of the
ninth district where he can talk to the natives
in their own tongue
Mr State Superintendent Olsen is doing the
"culture ' act for the aggregation He iB re
lied upon to give the administration a sure
thing among the educators of the state who do
not allow their educational work to interfere
with their politics
Mr Samuel T Johnson is as yet on the outer
edge near the cooking camp, but will no doubt
be brought forward to do the three shell game
In the sideshow at the proper moment to keep
him out of mischief He will not be allowed to
show himself In Otter Tail county, where he first
met George Ralph
Mr George Thompson of the Dispatch has
ambition to be grand ringmaster of the white
spot combinationbut he has some rivals
The show has all the equipment which any
circus can boastnot even excluding the monkeys
and the asses
It will go into bankruptcy in favor of the
railroad president politician, Thomas Lowry,
when that distinguished performer makes his
graceful loop thtu the state convention into the
Lnited States senate
This is the programof course, bad weather
would spoil it all.
It seems that everybody in Todd coun
ty is not satisfied with Congressman
Buckman s appointment It was supposed
that one faction had been "fixed" by the
appointment of A W Sheets as post
master at Long Prairie and the other bj
the placing of J D Jones to the Cass
Lake land office An article printed the
other day in this column so stated but
N D Barker .editor of the Long Prairie
Leader demurs He says the article was
"quite evidently inspired by Congressman
Buckman " I plead not quilty to this in
Buckman " I plead not guilty to this in
nor infallible Editor Barker, who is im
placably opposed to Sheets, says of the
other appointment
"Mr Jones' appointment hasn't caused
any undue hilaritv on the part of anybody
but Mr Jpnes, so far as we have been able
to discover Mr Buckman's self-satis
faction may be just a little premature "
i Evidently all is not serene In Todd
Books and Authors
The Bookman publishes an interesting
photo of A painting of Elizabeth Barrett
Bi owning, owned by the Authors' club of
New York There are some very attrac
tive portraits of Mrs Browning but the
attractive ones show only her,head and
shoulders, which suggest the "poet to the
manner born" The Bookman's portrait
reveals the author of "Casa Guidi Win
dows" and "Aurora Leigh" in grotesquely
distended and unpoetic hoops Nothing
so positively frightful and hopelessly de
forming as crinoline Take Mrs Brown
ing out of hoops and throw light, fleecy,
fluffy fabrics In graceful folds and sinuosi
ties about her form and she would at once
Introduce the atmospheie of that "golden
clime" where poets are supposed to be
born and nurtured Mrs. Browning in
hoops is a pitiful caricature. Where has
vanished the poet? Where the musical,
spirit of rhythm, the poetry of motion, the
subtle fragrance of svmphonic bloom'
Mrs Browning in hoops repudiates her
biilhant birthright
The quality of the book is indicated by
these few excerpts Thoughtful people
will simply absorb it. It is modern to the
last degree.
Kransz. Chicago Laird & Lee. Illus
trated. Price, fl 30
The author gives in this volume a very
Interesting account of his observations
while journeying leisurely from Constanti
nople, thru Asia Minor, Greece, Egypt, the
Red Sea, Ceylon, Calcutta and Central
India to Bombay The author used his
kodak freely and with a decidedly in
teresting text, he has produced a travel
book of the Orient of unusual value
Charles B Cheney.
According to a native Canadian, Bar
num & Bailey's circus will never be popu
lar in his country It was all P T Bar
num's fault For many years there has
been a heavy duty on posters going Into
the Dominion Barnum was getting ready
for an extended tour of the provinces and
determined to avoid this enormous ex
pense So tons of 'the posters went over
the border two years before the beginning
of the tour The stuff was not called for,
and laid in the custom house' until the of
flclals decided to advertise it for sale at
auction Barnum sent an agent to the
sale to buy up the show bills and he did
so at a bargain Tlie secret got out, and
that is the reason the patriotic citizens
of Canada are down on anything that
bears the name of Barnum
Give me no mansions Ivory white,
Nor palaces of pearl and gold,
Give me a child for all delight,
Just four years old
Give me no wings of rosy shine,
Nor snow raiment fold on fold,
Give me a little boy all mine
Just four years old .
Give ine no gold a(Pf*tarry crown,
Nor harps, nor palm branches unrolled
Give me ft cheek that's like the peach,
Two arms to clasp me from the cold.
And all my heaven's within my reach, .,
Just four years old
Dear God, you give me from your skies
A little Paradise to hold,
"The Two Boys" is a story by J Paul
Lowell, published by the Editor Publish
ing company, Franklin, Ohio, and for
sale by N McCarthy, Minneapolis, $1 25
The story is full of interesting and thrill
ing Incidents touching the restoration of
an English boy to the rights of his birth
of which he had been deprived, and which
thru the agency of gypsies, chiefly, he
Doubleday Page & Co will issue "The
Furniture Book" in a new popular, mod
erate-priced edition In one volume
Two notable illustrated papers in Out
ing are Mr Simmons' "Sailing a Cup
Defender" and Mr Cormack s "Evolutln
of the Racing-Yacht Model " both full of
valuable information Naturally Mr Whit
ney gives us much pleasant reading about
the summer outers on land and water
Included in the fishing stories is one by
Mr Sanders on the scientific fishing of
Grover Cleveland It Is well that Outing
makes all the toil and trouble of roasting
In the sun, fishing, and crashing thru un
derbrush and undergoing mosquito and
gnat bites Innumerable so attractive on
the painted page. Ne w York, 239 Fifth
Our Animal Friends for September ap
pears in a new and attractive, up-to-date
form, this number beginning the thirty
first volume of its beneficent and useful
career as the organ of the American So
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals. There is a strong plea for the
preservation of the woodcock and wood
duck from extermination, and proceed
ings of the coufts in cruelty cases, a paper
on the American bittern and stories and
sketches about animals, with a fine dog
poem by Edith Thomas, entitled "Skye, of
Skye" Ne w York The American So
ciety for the Prevntion of Cruelty to
The American Federationlst (Washing
ton, 423-5 G street, N W ) contains por
traits of President Gompers and other of
ficials of the American Federation of
Labor, and devotes much space to a Labor
Day symposium, to which many eminent
representatives of trade unionism contri
bute, together with several state commis
sioners of labor
Portland OregonIan
Some gay exaggerator has said that in
Baker City if a personal is printed about
a man he'll chase the editor was a gun.
[From the Watcher, July ^3 ]
Bill Smith is in town on a trip
[From the Snatcher, July 14 ]
To the Editor I wish to say the report
In the Watcher about mc is a lie worthy
of the shameless (assarted adjectives
omitted) wretch that penned it If they
mean to insinuate that I tripped coming
out of the Slapjack saloon it is . lie, for
it was a piece of orange-peel
* [From the Watcher, July IS ]
John Johnson has accepted a position as
reporter on the Watcher, our former man
having got the worst of an argument with
our worthy fellow citizen, Bill Smith. The
funeral will occur at 3 p. no.
As Mary once her Paradise, *& *""* -* ^s-
Just tour years old. | |
*- Katharine Tjrnaar
If the world is caught short 96,000,000
bushels of wheat as the Hungarian min
ister figures, the price is likely to lift a
bit when such a big short begins to
buy In
The Kansas City Journal has a story
that Mrs Carrie Nation is to be the star
in a "Ten Nights in a Barroom" company.
Considering Mrs Nation's hostility to the
A PARISH OF TWO. By Heury Goelet Mc
Vicai and Percy Collins Boston Lotbrop
Publishing Co Price, $1 50
Stories evolved thiu familiar letters are
rarely very attractive This volume has
extiaordinary charm The letters signed
"Percy Dashell" are supposed to nave
been written bv an invalid clergyman,
whose high intellectuality and attractive
thought-processes are revealed in the text
His close friend Douglas Dayton, writes
from the "madding crowd" and turmoil of
New York, in contrast with the style of
his friend, the country parson, but re
sistlessly in ideas and rhetoric The same
woman has entered the life of each and
proved a disturbing agency The parson
has subdued his passion His friend meets
the same woman later and passionately
loves her She Is marriedunhappily
That is, where the keen interest comes in.
Dayton wins her to the extent that she
consents to but does not, run away with
him at a southern wintei resort The hus
band is a cool bruteone is inclined to
call him He holds her fast while play
ing cruelly with her disloyal inclination
Davton, the lover, saves* the lady from
death twice and hei husband with her on
one dreadful tiagical occasion, when he
might have let him die Dayton's strug
gles against his passion are terrific Un
der inclination to do the right thing, he
seeks to crush his unlawful love by marry
ing a Woman he does not love and cannot
love and then the husband who stood in
the way of his happiness aies while res
cuing a child from drowning, and still the
way is baired to the realization of his
dream He and his old friend then have
an understanding about Mrs B , the tor
menting woman in the case, who seems to
have been with the clergyman, Percy
Dashell, when he died The book is strong
in epigram In an early letter, Daytoh,
who went so wildly in subjection to a
woman, writes "The women of the pres
ent da are so disillusionising, and to be
in love, one has to live on illusion " "You
talk a good deal about the pleasuie vou
get from books but give me human books,
then all the stupid ones are mere sketches,
and take no time to read, only the inter
esting are long Wouldn't you be glad if
this were true of printed matter? ' "It
is curious how despicable a man can be,
and yet, in the letter, break none of the
commandments " Percv to Dayton "Very
few men are fit to be their own and their
only commander-in chief In the case of
a woman this applies to her with redoubled
force and with crushing, humiliating pow
er generally Mind vou, my lad, you may
swing your sword, and say, 'I am the cap
tain of my soul,' and thiow off the bonds
and fetters of the world's social and moral
life, and perhaps do it very well for vour
selfbut how about her? You have a
sword, but she only has a parasol You
take upon yourself not merely a double
burden, but a veritable task of Sisyphus
to roll your moral life up-hill again ' "To
win a woman's love and then tell her it
must not be, Is a million times more im
moral, more curlike, than to accept de
posits of monej and then declare the bank
the-ay-ter we refuse to believe this until
we see Carrie herself smoking a cigaret
in the green room and putting the last
touches on her costume
Somebody left a stick of dynamite in
the Hamline M E church dining room
yesterday It is thought that some absent
minded farmer who is figuring on clearing
some land left his stump persuader be
Horrerble revolution in Panama' Se
vere casualty General Sandoval y Herara
stubs his toe' Get a extry'
Professor Wyman, of Harvard, says that
the Standard Oil company is the legalest
Roman of them all War is also legal
but it kills just the same.
The Forum, with the accent on the rum,
tells of a Fargo girl who, when visiting
in Indiana, tried to milk a cow on the
wrong side Bossie was not accustomed
to such wrong handed proceedings and
she put in a kick that lifted the milk
pall among the rafters The victim of this
caprice was much "put out" and de
manded an explanation
"Why, you can't milk her from that
side She's not used to it and she'll
kick every time " said the cow's owners
"The idea* Whoever heard of such a
thing I know they milk cows from both
sides in Fargo "
There is so much excitement in Massa
chusetts over ' the Charles river kissing
case" that it is likely to get into poli
tics this fall It seems that Miss Flora
Smith and Matthew Peterson went canoe
ing on the placid Charles Matthew
kissed her and she, oh horrors kissed back
But an argus-eyed police lobster had seen
them and when they reached shore he put
them under arrest for disturbing the
peace contrary to the ordinance made and
provided For a week the matter was in
the courts, but was Anally settled by the
imposition of a fine of $20 on Matthew
and the "filing" of the charge against
Flora But the matter is not to be allowed
to rest A principle Is involved If a
man cannot kiss a pretty girl on a moon
lit river or at any other time or place
unnamed in the warrant, bur hard fought
for liberties are indeed in danger W e say
with Dogberry "the law is an ass" if IN
attempts to provide otherwise.
In order to hear "Parsifal" as it will
be done at the Metropolitan theater in
New York this fall, it will be necessary
to be in the theater from 5 to 6.30 o'clock
and again from 8 to 11and to pay $10
for the privilege' It will also be impos
sible to eat peanuts or to chew gum or
to indulge in other simple pleasures that
render theater-going tolerable "Parsi
fal" may be all right, but give us a good
'Way Down East" jay play, where *he
principal actor has a bunch of whiskers
under his chin and the big villain gets
it right on the face with a picket ripped
often the passonage fence, b' gosh.
JensenDid you hear about that new
treatment Dr Patch had worked out for
SwensenPatch, Patch, he's the veter
inary, isn't he?
JensenYes H e has elaborated an
osteopathic treatment for horses, the first
of the kind
SwensenThen you'll call him the first
horseteopath, I suppose.
Dr H C Carpenter of Philadelphia has
introduced some twentieth century ideas
on the "Care of the Baby" that are pro
voking discussion Fairy tales and Jack
and the Beanstalk stories are tabooed and
Tootsie is allowed to have Instructive
mental pabulum only, such as "Smith's
Hand Book," Plutarch, and, perhaps, the
Congressional Record, the Report of the
Forestry Commission and other lighter
literature of this character Baby talk
is also prohibited Anybody who tries
*$#&?#- ^trfQg^
Casually Observed.
Some of the game sports of the higher
class are going to present a "memento"
to Sir Thomas. What he needs Is a "mo-
mentum "
it on the new child will be astonished to a
hear the little fellow.
"I beg your pardon! I am not cognizant.?
of the language you speak W e have, as|
repositories of the language of {he future,"
been requested to avoid those dialecticaL*
absurdities that tend to muddy the pure^
well of English undefiled "
In speaking to the child, who is sup
posed to be crying, the new father is re -
quested to say.
"Cease these noisy demonstrations im
mediately It is imperative that you ob -
tain as much slumber as possible Ordi
narily I would resort to corporal punish
ment, but in this instance I will aban
don my usual procedure Suffering as you
are from an incipient stomachic disturb
ance, I will forpgo my customary use of
the rod " '
Fears are expressed, if this goes on,
that baby's muscle will be sacrificed to
his brow.
Jacob Riis says that he cannot pass a
baby In the street witnout stopping, often
to the horror of the nurse, who thinks
he may be a kidnapper H e goes on to
say that "there is nothing In the world
like a baby, except two babies, or twenty.
If they do not reach your heart, you had
better send for a plumber and get it
thawed out quickly "
People who love children, and all real
people do, will find joy in visiting the
Jean Martin Brown receiving-home of
the Children's Home society It is beau
tifully located on the Como-Harriet line,
between Minneapolis and St Paul, in St.
Anthony Park The front entrance In
thru a substantial porch of red brick, with
Superior red sandstone trimmings With
in the entrance is a roomy reception hall,
finished in antique oak, the ceiling crossed
by many heavy beams, and the walls
tinted in rich crimson The first objeet
that meets the ej e is the massive me -
morial mantle of cream-colored stone in
the center of which Is a marble bust of
Mrs Elsinger, the mother of three gen
erous patrons of the homeJoseph El -
singer and his brother, W H Elsinger,
and his sister, Mrs Dittenhoffer On the
opposite wall hangs an oil painting of
Captain John Martin, whose munificence
has built the structuie
The hall is furnished with rich and sub
stantial oak furniture, which, with the
handsome rugs and furniture of the two
small reception rooms off of it, are the
gift of W H Elsinger
To the right of the entrance is the of
fice, that has a fireproof vault opening
off of it The handsome furniture of this
pleasant room is the gift of C C DeCosta
of St Paul
To the left of the mantle is the small
dining-room that has been furnished with
rich old furniture of the old Dutch style
by Mrs J Elsinger
Near the south side of the hall a cor
ridor leads to the large living-room and
large dining-room, and on either side are
the matron's room and kitchen and stair
The matron's rooms are furnished hand
somely by Mrs E E Lundgren
The living-room has been most com
pletely furnished by the colored citizens
Of Minnesota chiefly of St Paul, in a
manner highly creditable to their enter
prise and generosity There is a fine pia
no, and the whole has cost $60
The large dining-room has been fur
nished very comfortably by Otto Bremer
and his mother of St Paul
Various other people, churches and so
cieties have furnished other rooms
Ah' but the most beautiful furnishings
are the children themselves, little stray
mites of humanity, all very sweet and
lovable, with their little, as yet, unformed
minds waiting for some one to take them
in and care for them
Irene Barnes, in her story called "Be-
tween Life and Death," tells of the long
ing for love of a little dark-haired girl
m India She was one of the deserted
child-wives Lame #md helpless from a
diseased knee joint and so, useless as a
slave to him, her husband had turned her
out upon the roadside to die The pitia
ble little crouching "figure drew the atten
tion of a police officer, who brought her
to the nearest Christian mission hospital,
where she was nursed back to health
One night the doctor had lifted upon
her knee the baby of the ward also a de
serted girl The little child-wl'e watched
the caress of the white hand on the wee
brown head, and, slipping off the hospital
bed, she crept up to the pair Taking
the good doctor's hand In hers, she laid
it on her own head and said "Love me,
But that is too sad a story to close a
cheerful article with A happier incident
is told by the Pittsburg Bulletin about
Netta, a little girl who lived In a foun
dling asylum, where homeless children
without relatives were cared for A lady
who often came to the asylum had taken
a great fancy to Netta It was the birth
day of Muriel, the visitor's little girl, and
permission was asked for Netta to take
tea with Muriel
As it was Muriel's birthday, Netta
wished to be very nice to her. At the
same time Netta felt she had an advan
tage over Muriel, for It was not every
one who lived in a foundling hospital
"You were born, Muriel'" she asked.
Muriel nodded and smiled Up went
Netta's head a little higher "It is so
common to be born," she said "I was
founded "
If you want to visit the Jean Martin
Brown Home, Mondavs and Wednesdays
are the regular visiting days, but you
will be cheerfully welcomed almost any
It's better sport than automoblllng
A. J R,
Metropolitan Magazine.
Generally each year Is unearthed the
best horse of the century, also, generally,
like great novels, one season shows the
fallaciousness of the assumption
The best horse I ever saw was Ormond
And perhaps equallv great was his son
Orme, but he was unfortunate and never
came to the fulness of his possible
Last year at Morris Park, I noticed a
peculiarity In the procedure of this strain
of blood that has trickled down thru Don
caster, BenD'Or, the great Stockwell
stiain, symbolical of perseverance, of
Ormond was a big bay, so was his best
son, Ormehigh set-up horses, both of
them. Of Orme's year was another Or
mond colt of high class, Goldflinch Gold
finch was a sturdily-built chestnut The
latter horse was brought to the Haggin
establishment, and begot Old England,
who performed last summer. So far this
is Goldflinch's best offspring and he is a
tall bay, resembling greatly Orme and Or
mond But he is a gelding, so-this pe
culiarity will end with Old England
If it were not for the manifest value of
performances, I should be inclined to think
Surefoot the greatest horse I had ever
seen on any race track, that is, when he
was possessed of the inclination.
One performance of his lingers in my
mind a Joyous memory of equine supe
riority. A dozen years ago it was, and
the race, a ten thousand pounds stake at
-The year before, Surefoot had failed
miserably in the derby, tho made a hot
favorite, a very poor horse, Sanfoln, win
ning All the best horses of the year,
Common, winner of the derby, and others
were in this Kempton Park stake,
Surefoot had developed such an evil
temper that nobody could ride him except
one particular stable boy. whom he looked
upon in the light of a privileged friend.
The owner had long since grown tired
of backing the erratic beast, and there
was 15 to 1 against him that day
In the paddock before going out the
horse behaved most disgracefully, biting
at the clouds, kicking at the wind, and
generally plaving the silly goat His mag
nificent appearance had constrained me
to back him for a trifle but his evident
disinclination for the whole business sug
gested that I was unwise
By the aid of many men he was de
potted from the paddock Down at the
starting post we could see him quarrel
ling with himself ten yards or so away
from the others When they started he
was quite a distance behind At a mile he
was even farthei removed from his eager
striving compatriots The stable boy on
his bacK was thinking sleeping anything
but driving him, which was wisdom of
the first water At the bottom turn,
swinging to the stiaight, I could see a
slosing-up bunch of horses, and a little
later on Surefoot
As thev came pounding up the turf
avenue partisan cries vibrated the sum
mer air "Common wins'" even the two
horses of M Blanc had backers in that
audience that shouted gleefully the tri
umph of the Frenchman's steeds
I was not posessed of much exhilara
tion Suddenly there was in my eves the
swift weaving in and out of white fet
locks, the presentation of a sun-tinted
chestnut in my vision On the outside,
running far wide of the others, in all
disdain of a shortcut, came the wicked
Suiefoot, sweetened of temper to one gal
lant struggle And the boy was still
asleep, or dead, or anything that was mo
Under the very stand Surefoot romped
by the whlp-lashed, hand-ridden throng
of thorobreds as tho they were cart
horses jogging to market Past the post,
well in the lead, and on for a quarter of
a mile, and when he was brought back to
the weighing-in he was no more distressed
after his mile and a half than a horse
who had stood in the stable for a week
In his ebullition of roused interest he
tried to eat some people, even the weigh
ing stand
*r *&i*'
Breckenridge Telegram.
The St Paul Review had an article last
week headed "State Capitol Approaches " ^
We don't know whether it does or not. It^*'J"
depends on the point of view There are
a number of men in this state who think,
they see the state capitol approaching, but
who will wake up next year to find that it^
has gone the other way. , " -

xml | txt