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\&C * "TH JOURNAL " $T LUCIAN SWIFT I J. S. McLAlN, LUCIAN SWIFT,, MANAGER. J . S . McLAlN , EDITOR. SUBSCRIPTION RATES BY KAIL. One month fO.SB Three month* 1.00 Saturday Eve. edition. 90 to 98 pages 1.00 Delivered by Carrier. One week 8 cenU One month , 88 cents All paptrs are continued until an explicit order to received for discontinuance, and until all ar reai acres are paid. THH JOURNAL Is published every ntr.g. except Sunday, at 4T-& Fourth Street South. Journal Building, Minneapolis, Minn. ( New York Office. Mgr. General Adrg. J Tribune Building. If. LKB 8TAUKB. | Chicago Office, ' Tribune Building. W. W. JBRMANB. Representative. - Washington Office, 1 45 Post Building. AN INVITATION Is extended to all to visit the Press Room, which Is the finest In the west. The battery of presses consists of three four-deck GOBS Presses, with a total capacity of 4.0U0 eight-page Journals an hour, printed, folded and counted. The best time to call Is from :10 to 4:30 p. m. Inquire at the business office and be directed to the visitors* gallery, of the Press Room. Time Nearly Up. Less than three weeks remain for the Colombian congress to make up its mind one way or another as to the disposition of the Isthmian canal treaty, which has been in their hands since June 20. On Sept. 22 the Colombian opportunity will expire and President Roosevelt will then act for the best interests of the United States. It is cabled from Bogota that congress Is discussing a bill authorizing President Marroquin to negotiate a new Panama eanal treaty with the United States, but there is very vigorous opposition to it. Last week President Marroquin advised congress to be less insistent in its de mand for larger Colombian control of the proposed canal and suggested that the gain to Colombia would be too great to put the enterprise in jeopardy. Yet the statesmen at Bogota are persistently working against their own interests. The element favoring the present treaty text is not united and there is strong prob ability that the last day of grace will pass with the Hay-Herran treaty unratified. What our government will do under such conditions is not precisely known. Official utterances have indicated a resort to the alternative Nicaragua route, and it has been reported from Washing ton that it is possible the government may fall back on its rights indicated in the thirty-fifth article of the treaty be tween the United States and New Gra nada, of Dec. 12, 1846, the first treaty .on the subject of the Isthmian canal. The present United States of Colombia was formerly New Granada and the treaty of 1846 applies to the present Bogota gov ernment. The article referred to guar antees to our government right of way or transit across the Isthmus of Panama on then existing modes of communication or those which might thereafter be con structed, with freedom from tolls or charges or import duties further than those levied upon the citizens of New Granada, and the United States guaran tees the perfect neutrality of the isthmus in order to maintain the free transit from one ocean to the other and prevent interruption or embarrassment of the traffic. It is contended that our government may proceed to work on the canal under the guarantee of right of way under the treaty of 1846, and take Its chances with the Colombian government. There Is no doubt that the Colombian government would, under such circumstances, pro test and whistle up its dogs of war and call upon testy little Chile to help her, and seek to effect a Spanish-American combination against the big republic of the north continent. Colombia already has a secret treaty with Chile and we would have a costly little war upon our hands with our neighbors, and that is not desirable. It would be an unpopular war and not justifiable, because of extrajudi cial action as to the canal. Right of way was guaranteed in 1846, but such guar antee has to be supplemented by specifi cations as to canal strip and compensa tion. Both in Central America and in Colom bia we have to deal with people extreme ly sensitive as to their "sovereign rights." We do not want to irritate them and make enemies of them, and therefore they must be handled with care. There are 2,000 American mining en gineers in South Africa. No wonder we sell a lot of American manufactures In that country. - i Worse Place Than the United States. The United States is not the only nation that has a serious race problem on its hands. The British empire, thru its Aus tralian, South African and West Indian dependencies, has questions of race rela tions to settle that are about as difficult as ours, and not so near settlement. The race question does not present great diffi culties in such colonies as India, where the British are present as rulers and con stitute a mere dominant fraction of the population. But In Australia where tFe prejudice of the dominant whites against all forms of intercourse with dark-skinned people Is strong, and in South Africa, where both the Dutch and English have nothing but contempt for the natives among whom they live and work, the case is more complicated. In Austi-alia every effort is made to keep the colored man, whether black or yellow, - from getting work. In this country we are trying hard to persuade him to work. Certainly we treat the colored brother ,, better than the Australians. The govern- / ment over there will not contract with '*?' any steamship line for the carrying of ' Australian malls if it employs a single ?' colored man. No colored man can secure ''' employment on any vessel engaged in the 1 : Australian coasting trade or owned and ^registered in Austrlalian ports. I.' '* In South Africa, as Mr. Arthur Hawkes jr. }* shows in the September number of the 1 1 t ! ! ! i i JV Review of Reviews, the prejudice against the native is even stronger, than it is ^ against the negro in the United States - and, possibly, because the American negro with all his faults is immeasurably supe rior to his African brother. In the British West Indies, where the negroes outnumber the whites ten to one, there is no social intercourse and all the positions of authority and infiuence are kept and Ailed by the whites. The only thing they can teach us is the possibility that two races may live among each other, i mingle in business andi maintain pleasant | by boat,, nor. has any, one accomplished a 1 Salvation at Damnation Murray^" !%^m8Sm^M*mmmgw!sis FRIDAY EVENING, personal relations without intermarrying or having any intimate social relations whatever. $-, The fact 1B that the English-speaking race wherever found has an active or la tent prejudice against the colored races. In Canada and England where negroes are few there art no racial distinctions of any kind, it is true, but give either of them a large negro population and the prejudice, race excluslvenesa, or whatever you wish to call it, would develop. This race repulsion must be taken into account in considering the negro problem, whether we like to or not. It enforces the separation of the two races where ever considerable numbers of both are found in the same community. Such sep aration as John Temple Graves suggests, the separation of transportation of the negroes is impossible. The separation must be, as it is, in social relations. With the births exceeding the deaths by a million a year, the American people will manage somehow to last a few cen turies yet. Hard Coal Facts. The anthracite mine owners are still paying for their folly of last year In let ting the coal miners' strike run so many months without making serious efforts to settle It. They lost a large part of their market for steam coal and have not been able to regain it. It is estimated that from 25 to 30 per cent of the volume of coal formerly sold by the anthracite com panies for steam-making is still held by the bituminous coal companies, which got all the business during the strike. As the mines have been producing at an unprecedented rate, the anthracite com bine finds that it has a surplus of steam coal on its hands. Consequently, altho the demand for domestic coal In the west Is still strong, the washeries are being shut down and it is likely that some of the mines will be operated on shorter working hours. Meantime, the coal companies every where continue to make the regular 10- cent a month advances in the price of coal. Why does the public have to stand these advances when the mines have produced a surplus of coal? If the answer is that there is no surplus except of steam coal, why should the mines shut down three months before the close of navigation on the great lakes? If the mines have pro duced more steam coal than they can sell this year, why should they undertake to curtail the supply of domestic .coal except to make the consumer of such coal make up to them their loss of the steam coal market? And speaking about coal combines, was there ever better proof of their existence than the ability of the anthracite coal peo ple to make the price exactly what they please from month to month, just as a mining corporation can mark up the price of its paper at its own sweet will, with this differencenobody has to buy mining stock at the price dictated by the pro moters, but we all have to buy hard coal at the price named by the combine. The hardwood forests of the white pine states are now going down before the ax quite as rapidly as the white pine went before them. The Pioneer furnace of the Cleveland Cliffs Iron company, at Bs canaba, Mich., is consuming annually the forests of 7,000 aces. And a large part of this forest destruction goes to en rich German manufacturers, who pur chaes the entire by-produpct of acetate of lime, ship it to Germany and then ship it back rather than permit any Ameri can competitor to get a chance at it. Genius Gone Wrong. Colonel Bryan recently admitted that the policies he has been advocating"my policies," he calls themare not In a very virile condition, but he said he looked for a strong revival of interest in them. The colonel is not hilarious over the recent fusion of democrats and popu lists in Nebraska on the ticket for su preme judge and minor state officers. At the state convention a good many popu lists opposed fusion. The conbination has not dismayed the Nebraska republicans, for they captured the state in 1900 in the gubernatorial and presidential contests, elected the supreme judge In 1901, and the governor last year, when Bryan himself stumped the state for a fusion candidate. This year the fusionists enter the campaign complying with Bryan's frantic demands that the Kansas City platform be indorsed, but this was done last year and the fusionists were beaten. There would therefore ap pear to be no magical power in the prin ciples enunciated at Kansas City in 1900. That indorsement will probably prove a millstone about the neck of the fusionists. Bryan himself admits that the Kan sas City platform is becoming a little rotten. In Ohio that platform was re affirmed at Tom Johnson's recent conven tion, out of respect 'for Colonel Bryan, and such reaffirmation will no doubt be a powerful vote-winner for the republican ticket. In 1901 Nash's plurality for gov ernor in Ohio was 67,667 and McKinley's plurality In 1900 was 69,036, and, as there is a pleasing degree of harmony among the Ohio republicans, apparently, there is a rather limited probability that these pluralities will be reduced. The democratic avowal of loyalty to the irrational "principles" of the Kansas City platform, which was constructed by Colo nel Bryan, is likely to substantially am plify the Ohio republican vote. Indeed/ the career of Colonel Bryan, up to date, Impresses on one, more and more, the sad misfortune of genius gone wrong. A very remarkable trip must that have been made by Mr. Ferdinand W. Peck of Chicago and his companions, if their jour ney Is accurately described by a St. Paul morning paper. This paper says: Mr. Peck and his party left Chicago for Seattle three months ago. From Seattle they went to Saguay and thru the Chll coot pass by boat down to Dawson. Here they took a chartered vessel and went north into the seas traversed by arctic explorers and neared the vicinity of the North Pole. During their trip they passed the Diomede islands, which He half way between Siberia and Alaska. Travel over the Chilcoot pass by boat is a new form of mountain transportation, and the boarding of a vessel at Dawson for the exploration of the northern seas is a feat never before accomplished. Peo ple have been discouraged from attempt ing these things heretofore by the fact that the Chilcoot pass is a mountain trail and not generally regarded as navigable rfe^Wf?%fefoV'.yW^j u^^haa* - jn/f&s ik.'Ai* THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. cruise of the north seas by going north I from Dawson, possibly because that'city j lies 1,500 miles inland and is Surrounded by mountains. Somebody has also been misplacing the Diomede islands, if Mr. Peck encountered them on the voyage north from Dawson. But possibly Mr. Peck didn't do all that has been attributed to him by our contemporary. The St. Paul superintendent of public schools says he does not find any provision in the law prohibiting excuses from school to children between the ages of 8 and 16 years in cases of extreme poverty, where the parents are unable to clothe and feed the children. Poverty in its extremest form should be no excuse for the absence of any child under 14 years from school, and we do not believe that the public gen erally will favor the support of parents unable to maintain themselves by children under 14 years of age at the expense of the education of those children. The state can better afford to care for the parents depending on such children and send the children to school than to permit them to be deprived of school privileges on ac count of poverty of their parents. Pov erty of parents should be no excuse in such cases. The Winnipeg Telegram thlnkB that the Grand Trunk's line between Moncton and Quebec will be a good deal of a blind and that the real traffic route of the Grand Trunk will be from Winnipeg to Minne apolis and Duluth via the Great Northern, and from Mfnneapolis to Chicago via the Wisconsin Central, which the Grand Trunk will acquire. At Duluth the Grand Trunk would connect with its own steam ers and enjoy a shorter haul to water than either the Canadian Northern or Cana dian Pacific. At Chicago the Grand Trunk would meet Its own line again. It is said that in any event it will be seven years before the proposed line connects Moncton with Winnipeg. Long before seven years have passed the Grand Trunk can have an extensive railway system on the prai ries of the west, which will have to have some sort of an eastern connection. A Philadelphia bride required the omis sion of the word "obey" from the mar riage ceremony and entered Into a written contract with her husband, signed in the presence of witnesses, defining the privi leges and prerogatives of both herself and her spouse as husband and wife. This is a very businesslike arrangement, no doubt, but the framing of such an agree ment to start with is not very promising for a happy marriage. Young people who cannot trust each other in matters of that kind without having a written agreement between themselves are not likely to And that agreement of much value in the preservation of domestic harmony. Now that the international yacht race is over and our friends the Britishers have been beaten worse than ever, the sug gestion of a Canadian paper that another trophy be hung up in British waters, so that at least one yacht race in modern times will have to be sailed on that side of the pond is not a bad one. To tell the truth, the Americans are getting a little tired of the monotony, of winning at home. Even defeat abroad would fee more interesting. It would be an intensely in teresting event if an American challenger could be sent to England next year to compete for something that has not yet been moved to this side of the Atlantic and is not nailied down. Denver's proposed new city charter will limit taxation for ordinary purposes to 15 mills. Last year it was 24 mills. This fact will doubtless have an important bearing upon the adoption of the new charter by the people of Denver, and may be suggestive to our charter commission. It is now suggested that Canada chal lenge for the America's cup next year. That is not a half-bad idea. The Cana dians seem to know a few things about sailing. ' AT THE THEATEES Opera will hold the boards at the Bijou next week, when "The Princess Chic" will appear for the Arst time in this city at popular prices. Vera Michelena is the prima donna, while the role of Charles the Bold is assumed by Forrest Huff. * Business at the Bijou has been tr e mendous this week, breaking all former records. The race scene "In Old Ken tucky" is one of the most realistic stage features ever Introduced. But three more performances of "Tril by" at the Lyceum. The piece is drawing big audiences. "The Sporting Duchess," the great racing play, will be the bill Jov the coming week. A JEW'S PHENOMENAL MEMORY Think of a man who has so memorized a book of twenty volumes that he can in stantly tell you the first word on any page you may name, can repeat exactly all the words In any particular line on any page, can repeat the whole book from beginning to end, or take any chapter at random and do the same. Such a man is Rev. David RosenAeld. He Is from Minsk, Russlar-a Jew' who Ands It healthier to live in the United States than In the land of Kish inef massacres. He came to this country Ave months ago, and after a short visit in Chicago went on to Seattle, where he has been visiting relatives. Rosenfield has one of the most wonderful memories in the world. He is of short stature, with a large head, the forehead bulging promin ently over the eyesa characteristic of all those who have performed remarkable feats.of memory. His beard is long and buehy, his eyes large and of kindly ex pression. Rosenfield has completely mas tered the whole of the Talmud, and most of his marvelous feats are performed in connection with that book. THE TWO MURRAYS In Newbury port, Mass., there lived at one time two preachers named John Mur ray. One was quite liberal in his views, the other strictly orthodox. It was some times difAcult to distinguish them, both having the same name. To meet this difAcuity as far as possible, the one was denominated "All Hell" and the other "No Hell" Murray. Once at an' auction in Boston, Mr. Murray grave his name, when the auctioneer inquired: "Which Murray?" "Rev. John Murray." "Which, *--" " MINNESOm POLITICS The frenzied partizdJBPnow engaged in blackening the reputation of their oppon ents within the party are getting properly roasted by the unprejudiced press of the state, which still exists to a limited ex tent. The Pipestone Review goes after them in vigorous fashion in the following: "The newspapers of the state, that have been fomenting this strife among the re publican brethren seem to be losing sight of the fact that all the men thus far mentioned for jjie position of governor are high-minded men and loyal repub licans, and that all of these same papers may in the end have to support some of these, men as the nominees of the party. Gentlemen, you are now furnishing am munition that will later be used by them in the most effective manner. "It was just such pre-convention talk that once made a democrat governor of this state. The early fight on the 'state house crowd,' and the shout of 'the gang' resulted in the defeat of one of the best men that the republicans ever nominated for governor, WilliamHenry Eustis. "The editor who senejs out such stuff as is being blue penciled by the Faribault Journal, and distributed by the owners of that paper over the state, is an enemy o f the republican party, for he la opening a chasm into which some good republican nominee may perforce be thrown. Unless these over-zealous editors think more of the gang* that they themselves would like to see victorious, than they do of the triumph of the party, they will give us a rest." Last year's overwhelming victory has naturally given republicans a feeling of extreme confidence, and they feel less compunction about calling names and "exposing scoundrels" than they have since the Merriam days. Attacks on the board of control are not going to help the anti-administration forces, unless they dig up something legitimate for a foundation. It is a cruel injustice to the members of the board and the heads of institutions to" accuse them of being a political, machine. It is the settled policy of the board to leave the superintendents in entire control of ap pointments to subordinate places. The board does not even make recommenda tions, and has withstood all sorts of polit ical pressure. Mr. Leavett is very stren uously opposed to politics mixed with their business, and Chairman Martin is so afraid of getting over the line that he will hardly discuss politics with his best friends. As for Judge Gould, he is en tirely out of politics. Foyer Chat. "Way Down East" is breaking all rec ords at the Metropolitan this week, the house being packed at every performance. The play appeals to all classes and is handsomely mounted and acted. Chauncey OlCott in his new play, "Ter- ence," will be the attraction at the Metro politan for the entire week commencing next Sunday, with matinees Monday (La- bor Day), Wednesday and Saturday. Aud iences like to laugh and In "Terence" they have every opportunity to do so, for the lines of the comedy are bright and brim full of native Irish wit. The Brainerd Tribune remarks: "There seems to be a growing opinion that Frank Eddy is nothing more than a pace-maker for Van Sant, and that he was allowed to 'butt in' to the guberna torial race at this early stage of the pro ceedings for the sole purpose of drawing out Dunn and the other candidates pre maturely." This Is the opinion generally voiced by Dunn's friends. It is not complimentary to Eddy, and does not do his candidacy any particular good. But probably "that's the intention." Here is a chance for the man who is to be offered up as a sacrifice to even up a little on campaign expenses. The Or tonville Herald-Star announces: "If filed within the next thirty days this paper will pay $500 for the name of the next democratic nominee for gover nor of the state of Minnesota." How does the name of Captain W. H. Harries of Caledonia fill the bill? The editor of the Heron Lake News offers to wager a $75 stiff hat that neither Dunn, Eddy, Heatwole nor Van Sant will be the next governor of Minnesota." If the editor of the News would bet something that a man could wear, he might fine some takers. And he may not be so badly off at that. Charles B. Cheney. FAMOUS MOATED HOUSES The moat which so often surrounded halls and castles in sthe old days is now generally dry and filled up but some re markable specimens still remain. Per haps the finest example of a moated house is Helmingham hall, the seat of Lord Tollemache in Suffolk,, about eight miles from Ipswich. The drawbridge still re mains, and it has been raised every night for more than 300 years, the ancient pre caution being observed even tho the need for it has long passed by. The moat which surrounds Leeds castle, near Maidstone, is so wide that it may almost be called a lake. The ancient episcopal palace at Wells is surrounded by walls which In close nearly seven acres of ground, and by "a moat whiQh is supplied with water from St. Andrews'^ well. A venerable bridge spans ^the jaeat. giving access thru a tower gateway. Ins the other court. L.OTTA CRABTREE A MILLIONAIRE Lotta M. Crabtree, once a stage favorite, has just sold for $50,000 a piece of San Francisco real estate for which she paid $12,000 some twenty years ago. Miss Crabtree made a deal of money as an actress and is noyr reputed to be several times a millionaire, owning $1,000,000 worth, of property u Boston alone* r . .. 1 . ,_ . JUSTUS MILfcS FORMAN. The Mlnneota Mascot puts in a plea for a little fairness and truth-telling, apropos of the Faribault Journal's anti-Van Sant frenzy. SaystheiMaseot: *" "That these articles are built on little or no foundation theirs is not much doubt, that -they fa%.-tg impress or even secure the attention of-'those'who are 'onto' the game goes, of course, without saying. But here lis where the mischief comes in. Only a very small portion of the newspaper readers can sift the truth from the false in this as in other matters and these are the ones who are imposed upon, and not only they but also those who are made the objects of these uncalled for attacks. There is no need of lying about a man in politics. If one is aching to say mean things about him the truth will generally suffice." It is just this uninformed class of voters that, such talk is designed to catch. Per haps that is where genius in organization comes in. R. F. AND H. t. DOHERTY ON IAWN TEN- NIS. New York: The Baker & Taylor Com- pany,- 33-37 EJast Seventeenth Btreet. Illus trated. Minneapolis: McCarthy. $1.80.^ The author of this book set forth the laws of this popular game, prize meeting and championship regulations, and in clude many different features from the play of American experts, as well as those of England. They propose to set forth what they have found it best to do in lawn tennis, rather than what everyone should do. They enter into detail as to the movements of the play and give wholesome hints to beginners and sug gestions as to tennis courts and a list of champions is given. There Js a notable chapter on "How Lawn Tennis Compares with Some Other Games," in which it is claimed that lawn tennis is superior to golf in that it demands prompt alertness and rapid recovery of poise, which is not the case in golf. The book is dedicated to the Grand Duchess Anastasie of Meck lenburg-Schwerln, a distinguished pro moter of the game. r FICTION .QOOP AND BAD The Philadelphia Ledger puts it in this way: , Place a hundred books upon your table and give the public free access to them let ten of them be fiction and the remaining ninety repre sent the best selections from other sources, and you will find at the end of the year that among the ninety thero will be many with the leaves still uncut and the remainder scarcely soiled, while the ten novels will be worn threadbare, and soiled by constant reading. A hundred readers will have devoured the fiction, until the bindings are destroyed philosophy, travel, biog raphy and history will remain comparatively un touched. And hence arises the Important con sideration of what constitutes good fiction. Is it as bad as that? If ^ SEPTEMBEE 4, 1903. !' * 7'that" it probably is. It is good or bad Action precisely from the standpoint from which the Action is viewed. Mary Cholmonde ley's "Red Pottage" Is "good Action" from the standpoint of some of that body we call "the reading public." It is very "bad Action" from the standpoint of oth erus. The standard of propriety and mor ality is not to the many a Axed and un questioned one. Yet it exists otherwise there would not be so many reckless and Indiscriminate readers who seriously ob ject to placing in the hands of their sons or daughters of Impressionable age, the unabridged "Arabian Nights" or the foul stories of DeFoe. THE MAGAZINES The Bookman for September offers some attractive reading in its "Chronicle and Comment," with many portraits. Leading features of the number are Mr. Sayler's "The Real Evangeline," with pic tures of the Teche country in Louisiana, charming comment by Florence Miller on "The Poems in Alice in Wonderland," a most interesting instalment of "The His tory of the Nineteenth Century in Carica- ture," profusely illustrated with exam ples of political and other cartoons, no table comment on the new poem by Lord Byron, recently discovered among some rubbish, and other Interesting literary matter. Defective Page MODESTY YIELDS TO SAVE A USEFUL LIFE It's about time that "The Nonpareil Man" of the Minneapolis Journal rushed his portrait into print, if only to satisfy the curiosity of the natives who con tinually appear at our den in unorganized mobs to And out what he looks like. Some think he is a tall man with wild-bar ley chin whiskers and a yellowish-green shock of hair, while others have him pictured in their mind's eye as of hippopotami growth and carrying a broad expanse of grin beneath his pro bosclde. It would take a column of cold metal to record the questions asked us In relation to his physl ogonomical construction alone. We have withstood, with the aid of tonics, the strain upon our patience until now, but And a col lapse Imminent, and there fore must refuse from this date henceforth and for ever to answer any more Interrogatories having di rect application to thisNon pariel Man. It is unneces- Is "bad," N EW BOOKS MONSIGNY. By Justus Miles Forman. Illus trated by Anderson. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co. Minneapolis: Nathaniel McCarthy. Price, $1.50. The author of this book is a distin guished literary product of Minneapolis. His previous books, "Journey's End-" and "The Garden of Lies," revealed at once a fine power of literary construction, "Journey's End" especially revealing originality. Attention was called in these columns to "Monsjgny" when it was pub lished in the Smart Set last year in re duced form. The fine quality of the au thor's dramatic and character-sketching power is more distinctly brought out in this full text. Mr. Forman has not bur dened himself with too many characters a serious fault with many writers of fic tionand, in consequence, his few char acters are all the more worthy of study. Very admirably are portrayed the roman tic love of Viscount Stratton.and Isabeau, his beautiful wife, daughter of the Mar quis de Monslgny, who left his valuable estate near Versailles to her with the proviso that it should always be held and occupied by persons of the Monsigny blood. To the couple was born a daugh ter beautiful as her beautiful mother, who died in bringing her into the world. Thereafter, Lord Stratton for fifteen years lived Ike a hermit, watching his daughter grow to maidenhood, whein he took her to the gay world of Paris now and then, and she developed into a most attractive girl. After a while Lord Stratton gave a house party, and among the guests was an English widow he had met at Cannes, and a friend, Ashton Beresford, and his father, the old Earl of Strope, of Strope Manor, England. When the widow, Mrs. Marlowe, and Beresford met, they were both somewhat confused and the old earl, a keen observer, noticed it. In the course of time he found that his apn, Lord Strat ton, knew little about Mrs. Marlowe, whom he admired, and told his father he thought of marrying her. At this point begins the strong action of the story. Beresford falls in love with and wins the beautiful daughter of Lord Stratton, Isabeau, and Lord Stratton proposes marriage to Mrs. Marlowe, who was early put under the ban of the hostility of the Earl of Strope, who was naturally an excellent detective, and sees that there is something between the widow and Beresford both wish to conceal. How he worked out his clews and showed the widow to be an adven turess and adulteress, scheming to marry his son, and .Beresford to be innocent of the crimes she charged against him, and suffering for the sins of another man, makes a story full of dramatic incidents. It was fortunate that theold earl was visiting his son at this period, else Lord Stratton's daughter would have died broken-hearted and Lord Stratton would have married the adventuress, Mrs, Mar lowe, to preside over the princely domain of Monsigny. Altho much may be said about Mr. Forman's good work on the other characters, the old Earl ot Strope certainly stands out in admirable con spicuity as a bit of strong character sketching. Waconia Patriot. The Northome News gleefully chronicles the fall of beer 'to its legitimate price of 5c a glass." The News chronicles this as evidence of a great metropolis growing up about ten feet from its office. John Temple Graves of Georgia wants to deport all the negroes. If we had be gun' in 1790 there wouldn't have been so many of them. The London Telegraph reports that Dr. Paul Valentin is starting a school of hap piness in the English metropolis. What brand? A New Serial Story of Absorbing Interest! "A Moorland Princess sary to mention that the large circula tion of the Minneapolis Journal here abouts is to a great extent responsible for our troubles. Its increase has of late been truly phenomenal, and it is with a feeling of "I-would-like-to-pinch- him," as Frank Wostrel says, that we are compelled to give The Nonpareil Man a large share of the credit for this increased circulation. CASUALLY OBSERVED. The government said "fair" yesterday and Hicks said "wet." It looks as tho the government was getting punk on weather. According to the Yellville, Ark., Re publican, there is a man in Yellville who wears a. corsetand he is known. If his life is worth a moment's purchase after this, our ideas of Arkansaw are all wrong. Chicago's beautiful lake front has trouble with vandals who dump garbage on it. There are a whole lot of people who, if it would stick there, would throw their garbage right up against the deep blue sky. or they would deposit it in the Grant monument or in the public library lot. They have no feeling in the matter at all. It isn't so much a policeman that is needed. It is a higher form of religion. Something's out of whack with the corn on our lower 80. We have feared the worst ever since Hicks' Almanack pre dicted a wet, moist, showery, damp and cold fall with rain on the side and low barometer extending from Frank Peter son's pig pen to Hans Jackson's spring house. J. Pierpont Morgan saved enough out of the wreck in Wall street to offer a Bos ton art collector $400,000 for an ancient oriental vase. It is plain that Rockefeller has not yet driven J. P. from Havana to Pittsburgthat is, from his cigar to the stogie. Independent buyers and line elevators "scrapping" over wheat at Argyle, Minn., have lifted the price a whole cent, and the farmer, besides chewing a straw, is wearing rubies. Perham, Minn., had a real estate boom the other day, a mysterious stranger ap pearing in town and agreeing to purchase the hotel and several business blocks, and giving it out on the quiet that he was going to make things boom. He Anally walked out of town, leaving an unpaid board bill and a valise. The valise contained, among other things, a check for $365, drawn on an Iowa bank and signed "Happy Days." It is considered a pretty good joke by everybody except the party who furnished the board. His laugh has a tinge of bitterness in it. In the current Atlantic Monthly Dr. Lyman Abbott discusses feminine indif ference to woman suffrage as shown, for example, in the vote of the women of Massachusetts in 1895, when, on a ques tion whether they desired the ballot, only 4"4 per cent replied In the afArraatlve. There are easier ways of obtaining freedom than voting for somebody who is never elected. It's about time for some good, active barometer to break this drought. One of these blinded hypnotists came to grief at Valley City the other day. While he was taking a blindfolded gallop in a team hunting for a hidden pin secreted by a committee of prom, cits., the pole dropped and the team ran away. The professor lost connection with six or eight vibrations in the occult and wa3 pulled out over the dashboard, breaking an arm and sustaining other injuries. And to add to the trouble, the liveryman sued the professor for $50" damages. In addi tion to this, the committee of prom. cits, is out one pin, the members of the com mittee having forgotten where they hid it, and the professor being too badly bunged up physically to catch its psy chical vibration. No man can fool safely with the occult unless his cosmic con sciousness has its trolley on. A report is around that the name of the city of Aitkin, Minn., is to be changed to Philanthropy and that Ash, Birch and Cedar streets are to become Faith, Hope and Charity streets. The change is to be due to the location of a million-dollar dope factory of some kind called "The International Political Specialists' School and World's Diathetic Insti-toot." This 'toot" comes, or is to come, If the trade is made, from Denton, Tex., and proposes to spend a billion dollars Axing up the town and making it a very warm dog among its sister municipalities. Just what this "World Diathetic Institute" toots for is not known, but, judging by the size of its "pile," its assets must be in min ing stock. * Stevens Point, Wis., had the Arst chance at the International Political Specialists* School and World's Diathetic Institute, and threw it down. This has aroused some suspicion in the minds of the fathers of Aitkin, and an Investigation will be made before accepting the million dollars offered by this World's International Ninespot. The Aitkin Age, published every little while, and sometimes oftener, seems will ing to accept the money If the town won't, and will agree to see that it is spent where it will do the most good. With one bil lion dollars in the savings bank, we look to see the Age renew its Youth. A. J. R. By MRS. C. N. WILLIAMSON. The publication of this brilliant story of mystery will begin in The Journal next Saturday. Watch for the opening numbers! ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Mrs. Williamson's gift for serial fiction approaches the marvelous. Works from her pen are to be seen in all the best and most widely circulated papers. Few English story tellers are more in request. Her literary output is very great, and yet her stories show no signs of deterioration, but rather an increase in vividness of style, and in the interest of the narrative. In "A Moorland Princess" she will be found quite at her best, and all readers of newspaper fiction know what that means. She has never written a dull chapter, and one of the secrets of her remarkable success is that she wastes no time in vague descriptions, or other padding, but goes straight for the human interest, and keeps it before her readers. ABOUT THE STORY. A number of costumes of various nationalities, each marked with a Maltese cross, a death mask taken from some person who seemed to have come to a violent end, a photo graph, a coil of golden hair, and five sheets of paper covered with names of localities, and other unintelligible details these are the strange contents of a portmanteau which Jim Breakspear buys at a sale of derelict property. The mystery attracts him, all the more because he finds that a stranger whom he designates "Eagle-fatfe," is making desperate efforts to secure possession of this weird assortment. The photograph is that* of a girl who seems to Breakspear the most beautiful on earth. A Miss Oakley, with whom he had been carrying on a half-serious flirtation, seems to be acting in concert with the stranger. Breakspear determines to probe the mystery. He is particularly anxious to meet the lady of the photograph, whom in his romantic fashion he already worships, and who, some instinct tells him, is in need of help. To elucidate the mystery, however, long proves a task of baffling difficulty. "Eagle-face" is daring and unscrupulous, and in the struggle with Breakspear gets moro than once the upper hand. By a cunning trick "Eagle-face" gets the portman teau, and nearly all the contents, and the clue left is of the slenderest kind. Even when Breakspear finds the lady of the photograph, his "Moorland Princess," the danger for .him and for her is by no means over. The latter part of the talethe whole story indeedIs highly exciting, and the denouement is arranged with Mrs. Williamson's well-known skill. ft ?&% , % rf-r-** tv* ! jei.