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4 THE JOURNAL LUCIAN SWIFT, MANAGER. SUBSCRIPTION BATES BY MAIL. One month Three mouths Baturdnr ETC edition, 23 to 36 pages One, week All "afcem a-re:contlnued ** Is leceived for discontinuance, and until all ar learages are paid. THE JOURNAL. Is published every entajr, except Sunday, at 47-49 Fourth Street South. Journal Building. Minneapolis, Minn. (New York Office. M. l.KE STARKK. J Tribune Building.. Mgr. General Adrg. ) Chicago Office. .,., Tribune Bulldlr-g -4 - : ' ' * WASHINGTON BUREAU. _- . W. W. Jermane, Chief of Washington Bureau, 801-802 Colorado Building. .j*&?' western visitors to Washington invjted to make use of reception room, library,^sta tionery, telephone and telegraph facilities. Central location, Fourteenth and G streets NW. 4, ? -J- 'M The Great Daily % - OF THE Great Northwest "$ Daily Circulation of I""' THE JOURNAIi Saturday, Nov. 7.. The Panama Incident. It is reported from "Washington that the government of the United States of Colombia has filed a protest with our state department against the ac tion of the Unit ed States. W e have recognized the de fac to government of the Republic of Panama, strength en ed our naval force at the termini of the Panama railway, and given notice of our purpose to fulfil our transit-protecting duties under the treaty of 1846, which involve the pre vention of warlike invasion of the isthmus by any hostile power. ,". .Senator Morgan intends to intro duce resolutions of inquiry into the" F&nama situation and the action of oar government, this week, which will probably bring abo ut a lengthy dis cussion, which may , und er the rules of the senate, be prolonged indefinite ly. Morgan is sustained in his oppo sition to the recognition of Panama by a number of democrats who wish to delay the progress of public busi ness. i The Frenchman who represents Panama at Washington as her diplo tnatic agent, declares that the new republic is fulfilling all the duties of a regular government, and he is ready to begin canal negotiations as soon as possible, and he intimates that the , government he represents will un questionably agree to terms perfectly satisfactory to the United States. The .power which holds the isthmus is the lawful negotiator. Colombia de liberately broke off negotiations, re - jected the canal treaty, and her con gress adjourned sine die. * Ou r government has already laid down rules governing the recognition 6f new republics. Shortly after the Hawaiian revolution, the subject was i widely discussed and the attitude of our government was set forth show }ng that American usage has been to recognize that as the legal govern ment of another nation which, by its actual exercise of political power, might be supposed to have received the express or implied assent of the people. This has been the course of the United States, notably with ref erence to the unstable Spanish-Amer ican republics. I n the case of Ha waii, in 1893, when Cleveland suc ceeded Harrison, who had sent a treaty for the annexati on of Hawaii to the United!"States to the senate, the treaty was withdrawn from the sen ate and Cleveland sent Mr. Blount with plenipotential authority, super seding Minister Stevens and recogniz ing Liliuokalani as sovereign queen, on the streng th of Blount's report that no de facto government had been established. Th e people of Hawaii, however, or the majority of them, or - ganized a provisional government, with Dole for president, and banished the queen and her family, and the government was soon recognized. In the case of Panama, a provi sional ^ government has been pro- '' claimed and accept ed by the people i has occupied the government build- / ings has assumed political powerha s , \seen the troops of the Bogota govern- -. ment depart. It has shown itself ca - pable' Of insisting on its rights and fulfilling the duties of its position. According to international law, Pana m a is a sovereign state we have re- . ceived a diplomatic representative from it we ha ve accredited a diplo matic representative to it. Once rec ognized, Panama is a sovereign state. tfl,It is for Panama to decide what it *sn'all do with this recognition. If it - chooses to be under the protection of the Unit ed States und er a revised ca nal treaty, it is at liberty so to choose. The Unit ed States has before- recog- nized provisional governments,- as in the case of Costa Rica in 1868, France in 1870 and Peru in 1881. Our treaty obligations justify the entire action of our government with I will be backed by ample appropri a- - - MONDAY EVENING, respect to Panama. The charge (dem ocratic\ln origin) tl^at our government .'J has in any way secretly worked to bring about the Panama revoluti on is made without a scintilla of evidence. The administration is no doubt ready to submit the most penetrating inves tigation. , J. S. McLAIN, EDITOR. .$0.85 . i.00 . 1.60 8 cents 35 cents Delivered by Carrier Meantime, Colombia is reported to be sending General Reyes to Panama as a peaoe commissioner to persuade the Panama government to restore th o federal connection with Bogota, but he is not likely to succeed. A s Banau Varilla, the Panama representative at Washington say s: "To the isthmian government the canal is the corner stone of its future* existence." Co - lombia denied her the canal, and she naturally turns to the United States, which stands ready to make the canal a great, accomplished fact in the civ ilized world. ' " untii'an'eipiclt^ order I -. AN INVITATION is extended to all to visit the Tress Room, which is the nnest in the west. The battery of preasea consists of three four-deck ?os Presses, with a total capacity of 144.000 eight-page Journals an hour, printed, folded and counted. The best time to call is from .-.:l. to 4:30 p. m. Inquire at the business office ana be directed to the visitors' gallery of the Press Room. A. Floyd Byrd, commonwealth attorney of Breathitt county, Kentucky, -who is credited with having brought about a revolution of law and order in that county, has decided not to remain there because he fears assassination. "We are afraid that revolution did not revolve. 63,220 60,543 Average For Week Ending NOT. 7 Only 2-CENT Dally in Minneapolis. REMEMBER, all this circulation is the 5 o'clock edition, which is deliv ered directly to the homes. Al l the members of the fami ly have time to read It. _ J' The Journal ran 1,572 columns of advertising in October. This is 4 2 per cent more advertisi ng than was car ried by any other daily paper in Min neapolis and 3 per cent more than any daily and Sunday combined. A Costly Victory, Perhaps. The result of the recent elections, particularly in Ohio, is being generally interpreted as a vlctoiy for standpat ism. I t is a hazardous thing to infer anything from off-odd-year elections, but it is possible that the Ohio result the immensity of the republican ma joritycan be taken as a demonstra tion of the confidence of the people of that state in an unchanging tariff. The slump in the stock market, the shutting down of a "number of steel mills, the reduction of the force of em ployes by some railways and a slight but general slackening in the business pace came just at the right time to make it easy to impress the Ohio peo ple that the high tariff has not yet done its work, and that it would be ex ceedingly' dangerous to attempt to re vise it. But the standpatters will make a mistake if they imagine that the elec tions gi ve the republican party a man date to keep the tariff sacred and un - touched. Yet that is substantially their attitude. Already the word comes from Washington that if there shall be any revision it will be up instead of down. I t is suggested that coffee and tea, both of which are now on the free list, ought to be taxed. The October deficit in the treasury is "pointed to with alarm," and we are told that the time may not be far distant when the government will require additional sources of revenue. This talk is suggestive of the pride that goes before a fall. With an ag gregate surplus of something like $250,000,000 to draw on, there is.no occasion for alarm.if in.-an occasion al month the treasury receipts fall, below the disbursements. It would be a ve ry dangerous undertaking for the" repub lican party to impose duties on tea and coffee, instead of removing them from or reducing them on other - articles. A s a war tax such duties would be willingly borne, but in these ^piping times of peace the people will not tol erate an unnecessary tax on such nec essaries. , - If the elections are to have the ef fect of confirming the standpatters,in the error of their way and in rallying to them the undecided, it would be bet ter for the republic an party if it had lost in every 'one of the eleven stat es that counted noses last Tuesday. Altho Bob Dunn never ties himself down with promises, it is pretty safe to gamble that wuen he gets to be governor Sam Johnson's career as public examiner will come to a sudden and a timely end. No man in the state more richly deserves to be put out of the way politically than Johnson. No honest official in the state is safe from outrageous slander so long as John son has the power to linle him before a grand Jury. No inorr- mischievous man than Johnson ever held nn office of trust in Minnesota.Be mid.il l'icneer. Sam ought to be suppressed he has had the insolence to turn in to the state treasurer $175,000 in cold cash in the way bf dodged taxes that neither the. auditor nor the railroad commission were able or disposed to dig out. A man who. will al low himself to become so perniciously ac tive ought to be fired. The people of the state will demand it! They don't like a man in public office who earns.his salary. What We Eat. That dispatch from Sioux City to The Jour n. a 1, published Saturday, is enough to. make a person swear off on every sort of prepared food, and wish that he could eat nothing that has not been grown and made ready for the table under his own eye . Duke H . Bashford, the chemist, who is conscience-stricken because of his long years of service in the employ of the manufacturers of adulterated foods, may be somewhat loonyvery likely he is, seeing that he has given up good incomebut the facts he pre sen ts In somewhat startling fashion are not new to the food commissioners of the various stat es or to those who have studied their reports. There is hardly anything in Mr. Bashford's statement that can not be matched in sober reports. Mr. Bashford is probably wrong in his assertion that "90 per cent of the diseases of this country.a nd especially the new disease's, "are caused' by the adulteration of food- produ^tsy" but it is lmpos8iWi.-.tt\at: su.yast .amount of sickness and. misery by the sham, often poisonous, foods, usually without-any fbod^value,a that are now fed to the. people in such im mense quantities^ There*, fs room fOr argument as tothe '.danger ^ of using some of these adulteratio ns and adul terants,,, but tb6re is" no .doubt many ^of theni are valueless for .fo$d purposes, and that the" people: 'wh o consume them are increased importance and powers and Si' THE MINNEAPQLlg JOTJKNALi tio ns and sweeping laws/**The google are -not yet .aroused on i^iia subject, bjtit the-time is-coming wh-en they* will es teem the counterfeiter of foods as worse than the countefeiter of money. Clifford Slfton, Canadian minister of the interior, who was counsel for Canada be fore the Alaska boundary tribunal, now says that Canada could hardly have hoped to get possession of Lynn canal in view' of Great Britain's acquiescence in American possession thru many years.- A s the ques tion of the ownership of the head of this canal was what chiefly concerned Canada in the whole affair, it looks as If Canada has "been taking an expensive fen to one shot. . " ., :c'i~A'[ A Good Beginning|^ , |cjiy One vof the arguments againstj the establishment of a state board of con trol in Minnesota was that such a board, always intent upo'n: penny, would sacrifice efficiency to cheapness.' Pruden t' economy some times errs on the side of stinginess, and the board may have made errors of that kind, but its action in raising the salaries of the nurses at-the insane hospital is not one of them. Formerly, these salaries were rigidly-prescribed by law , but now the board has%ecured the authority to adjust the payroll of its institutions, exce pt the. salaries of superintendents. I t has used this authority so as to pay according to service as much as that is possible within the llmtts of the appropriations. The board has been able to add 10 per cent to the salaries of nurses, but even with the increase their pay is all too small. The public is always rea dy to believe reports of cruelty and abuse of inmates emanating from state insti tutions, and , too often, there is some ground for such reports, but who is re - sponsible -when nurses are so poorly paid tha-t most of them remain-in the hospital less than a year? Certainly conscientious, hardworking superi n tendents are not to be blamed for the offenses of such subordinatesfor, help of some kind must be hadwhen, as at St. Peter, there is provision for only twenty-two nurses to Cent Per Cent remarks that Mexico and Canada are -American commercial .terri tory. Do their best to ignore It tho they may! Mexico and Canada' cannot overcome the effects' qf contiguity to the greatest industria'lcnation A Wall street publication says the counr try is recovering from its period of in digestion. Will it ever tackle those tough securities again? Well, it is rare that the man who has suffered from pancakes does not go back to them. The Michigan football eleven couldn't tell what was the matter with It last Saturday- in the game with Ohio state university. Too much Minnesota, we sus pect. Chicago had the same thing three years ago. . , ,.. ^.: The negroes of Boston have--repudiated Booker "Washington. This is no discredit to Mr. Washington, but not -as much can be said for the Boston negroes. - After all, Colombia may get Panama, back, on condition that we get the canal. There is more than one way to.skin a cat' .-.-....- .'_.. .... .,.' Andy Carnegie took no Steel common stock in his. H e took bondswhich are more digestible. ' ' - " - WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK People who have things to say to the pub lic that ought to be said, are Invited to use this column. But the space Is lim ited, and all communications must be "boiled down" as much as possible. Three hundred words is a safe limit.. , 1 a len correctly quotes from my volume, 'Vagaries' and Verities.' Evangelist Hou ser wrote with his Own hand the letter published in that volume,, and said it was an exact copy of what, Bishop Ire land sent him when he decided to give up the priesthood for which.he was preparing and enter the Protestant ministry. I have in my possession this .letter." Mr. Riley ought not to have been sat isfied with a copy. He should have de manded from Evangelist Houser the orig inal letter said- to have been written by Bishop Ireland. The matter was too seri ous not to" have suggested going to first sources, especially when first sources were so easily accessible. .. L -,For his own honor .-Mr. Riley must in the future be on his guard against Evan gelist Houser. When Evangelist Hou3er wrote that he was giving an exact copy of what Bishop Ireland had sent him, he was guilty of a gross and deliberate false-.- hood. I-et Mr, Houser bring forward Bishop Ireland's original letter, * * or be branded before the public as a Wilful falsifier and ealuminator. But who is this Evangelist Houser that gave up the Catholic priesthood, to .enter the Protestant ministry? I crave informa tion from Rev. - Mr. Riley. Evangelist Houser is somewhat of a mystery. Care ful inquiry brings to light the fact that never was there within the Jurisdiction of Bishop Ireland a priest or. a candidate for the priesthood whose name Was Hou ser. The so-called Bishop Ireland's letter to Evangelist Houser is a dream, for this reason If for rio other, that there was never a Mr. Houser to whom the bishop, even if disposed to do so, could have written. To say the least, Evangelist Houser, whoever he Is or wherever he operates, is a caution. Mr. Riley should shun him. unless it be that Mr. Riley is in earnest search of vagaries for a second volume of "Vagaries and Verities." in which, as in the first, the "vagaries" will be far mor numerous than the "verities." ,,-^Thomas E. Cullen- v is not .assumed r that 5 -getting nothing for the^ir money, .except, perhaps,., the pleasure -of swallowing what/ tastes like a food, but is not." ' * ' .[. : The individual citizen canhoi pro tect himself agalrigti ^hese vOrthl^ss or dangerous foods. H e must buy and eat on faith. H e must look to the sta te for protection of his food, just as he looks to it for protection of his money^&JThe campaign for pure fo od is' only in its infancy. Before it is well on its-way the food departments of die various states will have greatly MINNES0I . -"- - -, -' ftW saving a The Hastings Gafe*tte says: "When Governor Y-an Sant sees the next issue of the-Princeton Union he may possibly be. reminded of the bid story of the parrot who talked* too much/' : : But perhaps the ..Union will, profit by the parrot's example. ,,.'.,'. ,. The Center City Press,"a new publica tion at the county seat of Chisago county, revives the talk of "a prominent Minne apolitan-for first place on the.ticket in the following: "If the^ people of Minnesota are: really' looking1 timber, why not turn their attention to ward C. A. Smith of v.Minneapolis, who has a whole lumber gyard at. -his dis posal? Mr. Smith isj-ono. of the most well known and esteemed business men. of the state, and, while a'stanch republican, i not The Belview Independent observes "Some of the people who have an ax to grind seem very anxious) to get J. F. Jacobson of Lac auKPavJe, county into the fight which is alinosf ^uir| to come in the seventh district before the next state con vention, either.as a candidate for railroad commissioner or ,vfpr .congress. 'Jake' would inake'a strong fight if he started out for anything,? butHhe people who! are urging him ~the hardest to get inta. the game are not his sfneerest friends,"' but, seek to use his candidacy for purposes of their own.-. Mr... Jacobsop knows this anjl is 'not aptjto allow'himself to be so used."' in the world iSo,.-it is not surprising that we sell to Canada* two and-a-half ^times as much as -Great 3sitaln and that we sell Mexico 60 percent of all her, imports and take 80 per cent of all-her exports. " ' '- -,...:..- /- - '/'': -'^-,v:* Congressman,. -McClgary seerns to have made a hit wi^ K?hio^^P-ublfcpans u% the recent , icampaign ^wtififjyl^jfecusslon of the tariff issuer: f^e'vShf6tiic}e of War* ren, Ohio says^tliwfc tjU$A who' did noj hear "the.ltttlg?schoflmasteV rare treatr and vin liiee for governor next year.'* J': - Charles B. Cheney." i'i -u. Misuse of Prominent Names.. ' 'u Austin Transcript. The use of the name's ofc prominent per sons as directors and promoters of fake investment schemes cannot be too sev erely condemned, and those who allow their names to, be1 foot. .' ../!.' "They discovered there was more chance scrap about it than1 Cul-to sponded Amber Pete.. ' ,, I :' ALFONSO GOING WIFE HUNTING King Alfonso of Spam* is about to start on a tour of Europe, visiting ail the prin cipal courts oh the continent. It is said the itinerary is undertaken With the purpose Of finding a wife to adorn his palace. "HE THAT DOETH THE WILL." NEWS OF BOOK WORLD yncs Primary Election Law and Judgeship ^^NominationsCountry Press Comment Son the Governorship--McCleary's Hit In Ohio. The Act of a Mormon and Its Sequel Book for the California Tourist"Lost ' Waters" of Rome In Marlon Crawford's Latest Book. *r-:|**,i- /**t" The Brown's Jalley,, Tribune accuses this column of an lneqrislstehcy in saying that the primary election law ought not to apply to Judgeship* ^nominations. If places on the bericlt ar*'. to, be made the shuttlecock of partisan,,politics,-..the es - teemed Tribune is .correct, but its editor willdoubtless agree ihat^we ought to have a nonpartisan Judiciary/ Several bills to that effect were urgea at "the last session of the legislature, but were killed by the argument that they were "democratic schemes." It is, hard enough under the o!d convention system for the two parties to get together.and sink their differences long enough, to agree oh the best men for judicial norninatfofts. Th e 'primary law makes it much harder,--arid that is rio ar gument against the primary law as apply ing to other positions. - There is still reading interest in tales of "the region of the Rockiesthe privations of the emigrants, the luck and ill-luck of the gold-seekers. Geraldine Bonner's To morrow's Tangle introduces a pitiful in cident of a man with his two wives reach ing a camp, where two men were working for gold, in a starving, dying condition. The younger wife only a few weeks "from confinement, carrying a starving infant and almost dead herself. The Mormon husband, finding she could not go further, sells her to.Mpreau, one of the miners, for his team of horses, and goes on with the other wife. Moreau cares for the young wife and child and after his partner runs away with all his gold dust, marries her. The story is., devoted, thereafter, to the career of Mariposa, the daughter, which was certainly wonderful and somewhat thrilling' as she'discovers she is the daugh ter of a bonanza kins, the man who sold her mother to Moreau in the mining camp, twenty odd years before. An ambition to be an opera-singer, as she had a splendid voice, is given up for the love of a worthy mining prospector. The author has fine descriptive powers and a woman's large, instinctive knowledge of woman's nature and idiosyncrasies. v for "Sodd gubernatorial identified with s take care of 490 insane persons. .?::~y St. Louis has an improvement league that improves. Since March of this year it has established six free -open air play grounds and a junior school of horticulture and has made progress in a campaign against offensive bill boards, has got the city to put up rubbish boxes, has awarded prizes for beautiful backyards, has se - cured the appointment of women sanitary inspectors, has arranged for the erection of five historical tablets, has studied the garbage, problem, has promoted tree plant ing, has prevented overcharges by cab men, and has succeeded in getting an anti spitting ordinance. If the league keeps on St. Louis will be a pleasant place in which to spend a few days next year. --.-' 1 any political rings . Neither is he a professional office seeker, which cannot be said of some t the other prospective candidates .. Mr:- Smith would be able to give the state a clean, business like administration, and that lie would be elected by a larger" majority than any one hitherto mentioned isr beyond question." The Brown's Valley Tribune figures it out in'this fashipnr "Ifisthe- earnest desire of the bo&hers of Bob Dunn for governor that Governor Van Sant make a stand for a third "term, believing him to be the easiest opposition they could get in the convention, owing to the prejudice of the people to a third term. They.arc thus conoertedly attacking him most bit terly, hoping to arouse his ire to a point where he will take a stand for vindication, and thus discourage other antimerger can didates. Once the fierd''was cleared to a battle between : Van Sant and Dunn,' the latter's supporters expect an easy victory, owing, as we said before, to the prejudice, to . third terms. But it is not expected that the governor will fall into the trap that, has been set for^him , but. when he and his friends thruopt the state do. de clare for some candidate it is not likely^ under the circumstances,-to be Mr. Dunn of Princeton." *'--''' ' -.. '. Altho Mr. Higgins' book To California and. Back, on California and Ne w Mexico, Colorado and Arizona is something par taking bf the advertising nature, it is so full of information, attractively presented, that tourists will naturally take to it as they would to Baedeker when traveling in Europe. The volume is profusely illus trated. The appendix contains much de sirable information, concerning numerous Side trips of interest, in the region tra versed. ! . . . ' A very delightful book is Elbert Hub bard's Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians. Within the covers of this handsomely printed and bound volume there is entertaining converse about Mo zart, Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Verdi, Paganini, Liszt, Chopin, Wagner, Handel, Mendelssohn and Brahms. Prefatory to each talk is an impressive extract from the musician's letters or diary. The author begins with Wagner. Mr. Hubbard says: "All that is gonehis mistakes have been washed in the blood of timeonly the good-survives, J, L will not say that. Wagner was he is." A very fine criticism of Choc pin . is given, but it is' probable few will agree to the assertion of Mr. Hubbard that "Stephen Crane was the reincarnation of Frederick Chopin." Surely Chopin's sobbing minors and the tremolo of despair and sadness which pervades all his music with a-strange, inexplicable charm, are not characteristics of Stephen Crane's published words. Chopin made George Sand weep thru his music. It is a pity those'tears brought them into a less com mendable-, relationship. The astonishing thing is that Chopin seems to have died of a broken-heart because Sand discarded him. There is charming reading in the talks about Liset, Beethoven, Verdi, and Indeed of all tho others named above. missed $ :npjther place" declares: "No mdre: clear/sand $on.cise., statement of the tariff question as, it^ really stands to day than that mad by Congressman MS Cleary at -Mineral Kidge Friday night TTsis e^pr^been heard in -Trumbull county." J| --- -:-' '"' - - V-.". ./'.v *^ .The Janesville- Argus says:.. "If the re.r publicans of Minnesota do the right thingi .WV H. :Eustis of Minneapolis will be nom r -tUus, psed-'should be held responsible for losses incurred by in nocent Investors. . Several, years .ago one of the guaranty loan fakes" of Minneapolis swept In thousand's of-investors use of prominent names and a recent oil company which has failed for millions car ried prominent St.. Paul n^mes as directors or references. Of "course, the right thing to do with all, these - get-rlch-quick schemes is to turn them down, no matter what names accompany them. BOUGHT ISLAND FOR 30 CENTS. Senator John E. Fox. of.-Harrjsburg. Pa., owns an island in the Susquehanna river, opposite Harisburg. which was pur chased for 30 cents. -The island was formed by the gradual accumulation of sand and alluvial deposit. It contains, one acre and forty-four perches. Senator Fo x filed a formal claim for it. and. the. in ternal affairs department decided the property was his. , Th e price paid, under the law-was the regulation 30 cents. The senator will shortly take steps to make extensive improvements on his new build ings! , '". , " "" ' '- - '- '" "Vagary." Not a "Verity " Only a To the Editor of The Journal. - I beg leave to refer briefly to the letter of Rev. W. B. Riley, which appeared in Friday's Journal. Mr. Riley says: "Rev. Thomas E. * VERY POPULAR "v The famous "lost waters" of Rome play an. important part in Marion Crawford's latest novel, "The Heart of Rome." These mysterious waters, ice cold and crystal clear, traverse the underground portions of the city, and they appear in various places, coming no one knows whence, and flowing^with equal rapidity no one knows whither. Utter mystery has always sur rounded them and in times of siege they were precious - indeed to the occupants of "Renaissance and post-Renaissance pal aces. ' - " : by the ' People who have an inclination to detec tive stories will be deeply interested in Richard Dallas' A Master Hand The Story of a Crime. It is a plain, unadorned tale "of a mysterious tragedy.but because with out profuse rhetorical ornamentation, It Is all the more interesting. The crime was apparently fastened irremovably upon a cousin of the murdered man by a chain of-circumstantial evidence, and the story successfully demonstrates the insufficien cy, generally, of such evidence. The sur prise comes in the discovery of the real murderer, the man no one suspected. NOVEMBE E 0/ Wmlf^lfS0^SSS^m Arthur Spencer, is' given" the leading place in the number, and with it are some beau tiful- halftones. In the way of artistic decorations are shown and described some effects secured in an ordinary room. Story by "Joe" Blether.."Joe" Blethen, as he was. known in. Minneapolis, has a very good story of life in the far west In The Pilgrim.for November. It is called "The Wolf of Coyote Hollow," and is the story of the reclaiming of an 8,000-acre tract of arid land by a hustling young easterner who meets strenuous opposition from cattlemen, but wins. ' THE MAGAZINES The Caste System In England.The British monarchy has been indicted. In tho North American Review for the cur rent month the true bill is'printed in full as drawn by "Anglo-American." The charge in brief is that "The Monarchy Militates Against National Efficiency." By the "monarchy" is meant the crown not its wearer, but what it stands for. and one of the, chief things It stands for is "the caste system." in consequence of which "in every British ministry vou find a disproportionate' number of places re served for the aristocracy." "Anglo American" believes that, pushed to de tails, the hopelessness and servility bred by the system "are responsible for perhaps half the commercial inefficlencv and un progressiveness of England." R. p. Rob lin, premier of Manitoba, says in the same number of the Review that western Can ada is "rallying to the support of Mr. Chamberlain" as the man most 'fitted to cope with the grave situation in which Great Britain finds herself. Henry Mich elsen calls attention to errors in an ar ticle in the August Review on "Aggressive Forest Reservation." The danger of tra choma to the eyes of the nation are pointed out by Frances Weston Carruth President Merrill of. Colgate university raises the questipn "Is Football Good Sport?" and .gives some good reasons why it is not, and other reasons that are not so good. , - i ^'x Chicago News. : ' 1 "Why was it the bad men out here sud denly took up religion?1" asked the tender- anything else," re- THE FALL. OPENING Philadelphia Press. " . ' "that my invention is going to be a mag - wreck! What's the matter with you?'* "Fall opening." , - "What' you don't meah to say you went into a crush of female" shoppers liker- V ."No, coal hole." ^ . ^ ..' .. MEXICO HAS FE W WORKERS.?-. More than 8,000.000 qf the 13,500,000 peo ple in Mexico' do not work. Counting out the children and aged there remain 3,774.148 possible producers who produce nothing absolutely Then-and here is an astounding figurethere are in domestic service 1,488,024, as against 110,000 of dignified salary earners From all vain pomps arid shows, ' From the pride that overflows., And the false conceits of men From all the narrow rules And subtleties of Schools, *-'*"/' And the craft of tongue and pen: Bewildered In Its search. Bewildered with the cry: ^ Lo. here! lo. there the Church!*\, Poor, sad humanity. - * $ Thru all the dust and heat ^ Turns back wlt*h0meedlng r Need of a Revival.The Independent for Nov. 5 contains an editorial. "Wanted A Revival of Religion." This empha sizes the need of a'revival, but "no mad ness of emotionalism, no running after the strange gods of faith-healing or of mysticism will achieve this supreme work There must be a revival of that religion Which has dwelt as the spirit of love and of truth, of aspiration and of power Jn all of the world's great faiths." The same number contains an interesting arti cle on the "Manufacture of a Religion," which it is well worth while to read, f \' feet/'A^ BV the weary, road it came, "- Unto the simple thought ' B y the Great Master taught.' * ' And that remaineth still Not he that repeateth the name, But he that doeth the will! .-""^-H. Wi Longfellow. Defective Page Was Jesus a Carpenter?Ernest Cros by in The Craftsman for November asks the question: "Was Jesus a Carpenter7" His conclusion is that he was not, despite the recorded question, "Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary?" His ton* of argument is not convincing, howevpr. 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AT THE THEATERS MetropolitanDockstader's Minstrels. A minstrel show with Lew Dockstader would draw good houses, were there noth ing else of merit on the program. This year Mr. Dockstader has associated with him a number of good singers and clever comedians, and a number of novel spectac ular effects add to the attractiveness of the performance. Needless to say, the star feature of the first performance of the Dockstader troupe at the Metropolitan last night was Mr. Dockstader's "turn." Mr. Dockstader could inject humor into a president'? mes sage. His greatest hit was the topical song, "He May Get Over It, but He'll Never Look the Same," in which he brought in a number of allusions to local politics. It is to be regretted, however, that Mr. Dockstader has c\it short his automobile turn to make room for an airship act. The monolog describing the trials of an inexperienced chauffeur was the best thing Mr, Dockstader did last year, and it is well worthy of repetition. .Neil O'Brien shares with Mr. Dockstader the duties of laughmaker. Mr. O'Brien's songs are irresistibly funny, but the com edy dialogue between himself and William H. Hallett is susceptible of improvement. Dancing has from time immemorial besn an essential part of all minstrel shows, and there is no one with Mr. Dock stader this year who has succeeded in fill ing the shoes of the lamented Primrose. The dancing of Ed and Max Ford is won derfully clever from a comedy standpoint, and the company of boy dancers, headed by Carroll Johnson, is artistic, but still Primrose is missed. -The two spectacular effects, "Coloi'ed Heaven" and "The Birth of the Sun flower," which constitute the finale, are among the most beautiful ever seen here. The choral songs are rendered with excel lent effect. Among the number, "Moon light on the Mississippi." in which the solo part is taken by Carroll Johnson, de serves special mention. The playing of the Imperial Boy Hussars' cadet band is very fine, very fine. F. " - Bljou-r-"Shore Acres." ' "Shore Acres" has returned to the Bijou this Week, the company being practically the.same that presented the old play at this 'theater last season. There are, of o.ours'e, a number of new faces Inthe cast but James "F. JGaJ16%ay JstUl^plaife .fJricle Nat Atkins Lawrence.": Lyceum"Brown's In Town." .'..:. The first farce seen in many weeks at the Lyceum would have been welcome for that reason alone. But Mark Swan's play was happily chosen. , It is prodigiously comicalmany a line could scarcely be heard 'above the laughter of a crowded housebut it is also more natural by far than is the customary exposition of fun for fun's sake. Mr. Swan seldom takes advantage of the farcemaker's license to introduce any character in any fashion that may be .thought diverting. Except, indeed, two minor "eccentrics," "Brown" and all his friends might easily have lost, themselves In the maze of absurdity. Dick Preston, a college student, having been cautioned by his wealthy prejudiced father to avoid woman, marries a pretty girl. As. "Mr. and Mrs. Brown" they hide during the summer at a suburban cottage in terror of the parental rage. Living on a high way, close to the city where they are well acquainted, they are discovered by a girl friend of the wife's and by one of her former sweethearts.. The girl friend Suzanne:can be trusted the jealous sweetheart can't be. Deception must be gin. Suzanne Is made "Mrs. Brown." Dick's father comes out, having found the location of the cottage in a note, left a.t his son's lodging for the benefit of a servant. Further "explanations" are made necessary. Thus mistakes pile up quite rationally until the very close of the last act. The fun Is not improved by two grotesque characters forced in needless lya German heiress with a grievance and a weirdly Incredible "dude." The frankness and the engaging pres ence of A. Byron Beardsley fit him well for tho role of Dick, as Charles C. Burn bam, whose, old men are always of the irresistible type falls easily into the part of Dick's father. William Murdoch, how ever, has been a/villain too often to free ,'the. "harmless rival sweetheart from an "unnecessary taint of wickedness. As sweet and ingenuous as her smile is Miss Maude Gilbert in the character of Dick's Wife and Miss,Maisie Cecil, one of tne most trustworthy members of the Ferris Stock company, makes her" customary good impression as Suzanne with half a husband.:^- nr-H. B. Curry. ITHE NONPAREIL MAN / , ""??. Casually Observed. . H - "Simp'ie but impressive ceremonies" were held at Panama and Colon. When Swift Eagle arrived at Indian col ony at the St. Louis fair, he'was so laded down with firewater that he had to be carried. Swift Eagle's flight is a iittlej- j rapid for so early In the game. The Colombians showed that they were " pretty airshippy in not accepting a lib- , eral proposition. -: , - ... - - } : Bon- Tho W e old soldiers are glad to hear that McClellan has marched to victory at last. The telephone line between Chaska and ' Waconia is so bad that it is said to sound like a dialect story in an eastern magazine. People who want to telephone how take the train. It's quicker. In the northern part of the state farm ers quite generally are raising and buying white cattle. If red calves are born they are slaughtered or shipped out and white cattle are imported in their places. The cause of this is the prevalence of sports men in the north. - Each white cow is marked with red paint in large letters on her sides, e .The Colombian cartoonists can'get "even by drawing, pictures of Terrible Teddy ? charging down the isthmus and cutting! the Gordian canal with his sword. ! - Old Hicks predicted that on Nor. 1. 2 and 3 rain and thunderstorins with a high tempera ture would prevail in nirny sections. And uron the days enumerated the country generally ex perienced the most glorious weather of the fall ideal Indian summer.Chaska Review. Old Hicks wasn't so far off. The tem-^ perature was high and there was a tre mendous invisible electric storm. As to the rain, Irl was a little shy. but it rained enough last summer to offset this slight err-or. W e still stand by Hicksy. Some of the papers In Missouri and the south are publishing what is called - a "stamp flirtation." Put the stamp on the letter to your best girl tilted to tbe right and it means, "Dearie, you are it with me." Tilt the stamp to the left and it says. "Who is his ownty ownest's little ducky blossom " and so on. You can make up the code to suit yourself and nobody will be the wiser. Then, if the ownest own, is at boarding school and the-, lady principal reads your letters, she vdll never know the wealth of affection and asininity that they really stand for. Thus does love give locksmiths the hoarse toot toot. An anonymous letter from Tacoma to The Journal says that the enclosed poem, clipped from the Tacoma Ledger, was written by G. G. Groves, late a mem ber of the Thirteenth Minnesota infantry, to depict the thoughts of a soldier on board a United States transport off th} coast of Luzon. If this Is true. Mr. Grov ought to be proud of his work and flight to do more of it. The yellow scum and China sea Part left and right as we go hy. While, perched upon the quarterdeck, I watch the golden sunset die. In gold and green the low sea runs To westward from our windward bow. T. -sets and thinks" of low it seems The world was madesome way, some'ow. Malrtin' Berry Williain H. Burton, Jbsiah Blake, and Sa die Cullen, Perley. "Shore Acres" is one of the earliest of the present crop of rural plays, and its position in the regard of present day theater-goers is very like that occupied by "The Old Homestead" av The 'inbpn 'i? drifting from the east. . - She^tands on ope Itne'nftiunUin.peak p | I thinks of how the shadows fall '.-.? fg% Among the mangoes ahxi the teak. - f ^ Silver and gray the naked sea Runs eastward.from onr leeward bow, While I conclude upon the deck The world was madesome way, some'ow. quarter of a century ago. It has been seen in Minne apolis so frequently, both in the popular priced houses and elsewhere, that famil iarity with its story may be taken. for granted. This fact, however, apparently detracts not a whit from its popularity, for the Bijou audience was so large last night that it drove the orchestra under the stage, seats being placed inside the or chestra rail to accommodate latecomer s. Moreoyer, the audience was well pleased with both play and players. Both Mr. Galloway as Uncle Na t and Mr. lAwrence as Martin - Berry have' had an experience of several seasons in -their respectlve roles. The Galloway Uncle Na t is, of course, as near a duplicate of the Heme original as the. player can make It, a thoroly lovable characterfussy and even old-maidish at times, but an excel lent portrait of the more than middle-aged New Englander.. admirable for. his "sturdy honesty his good "comriion sense- and above all for Ms sympathy. Martin is a very different sort of man, almost the an - tithesis of Nat, cold, headstrong, selfish, narrow and dictatorial. The two char acters act as foils for each other. Both must be well handled or the play will fall to the ground and, in the present instance, both are well handled. Of the other members of the company Elwyn Stevens is good as Joel and William H. Burton is excellent as the postmaster. Bert Flansbrug, who ^plays Sam Warren, has a particularly monotonous method of speaking his lines which rob them of much of their force. Miss Challls Winter is less a frost in the role of Helen than her name would suggest. The children are clever and the turkey dinner immensetho, to be sure, someone put too much sugar in the cranberries. J. S. Lawrence. The watchman 'ypalks along the rail, .The guard is Silent down below. While'Mack against the starry sky * The black siribke trails, the gray gulls go. The things, 1:oo, which I've seen or heard Come crowtfujijj:. swiftly o'er me now, The stars, the heavens, the trackless sea Were, madesomewhere, some way, some'ow. I've met with m6n who claimed the earth They didn't own the shirts they wore: I've met with sottte'tbat didn't know No home nor folks the whole world o'er. But these be things of common place, Our social system must allow: The world owes them a. livelihood Somewhere, some wiry, some'ow. I sets upon the quarterdeck, I hears the bellsfrom one to eight But thinks so many, many things It does not seem the hour is late. Of all I've seen," of all I've heard. In barrack, field or market row, The wonder of all.wonders is . The world was madesome way, some'ow. The editor of the Fairfax (Minn.) Stan dardno relative of Beatricewas 35 vears old last week, and twenty-five of his male friends gathered, marched to his modest home and went against flinch, whist, oysters, Wienerwurst arid rye bread sandwiches, ending up with a smoke so cial that made Mrs. Wallace's curtains, even after they were hung out on the line, smell for a week. Such a fine "time was had" that each of the twenty-five male friends threatehs to have a thirty, fifth birthday inside of three months. This was the first stag party in Fairfax, and it didn't break up until 1 a. m.. by which time several excited wives' had gathered on the sidewalk outside to see if the excuse hubby had given them for being out late was bona fide. Several of his friends went down cellar with Mr. Wallace about midnight to see how the furnace was working, and this week. at the meeting of the woman's club Mrs. Wallace was telling how a tramp had broken into their cellar window and taken three bottles of her elderberry wine. A. J. R. \ \ HIS SUBLIME FAITH ^ " Chicago Tribune. They "dug the bruised and battered form of the inventor out from under the ruins of his flying machine. "I want to say." he whispered hoarsely, "that my invention is going to me a mag nificent success! I have found out just what ails it!" . " Waving the surgeons away he continued to talk, to the reporters. HQW IT AL L HAPPENED I got to thinkin' of her, and a wundern what she done, That all her sisters kep' a-gettmg mar- . ried one by one, And her without no chancesand the best girl of the pack - \n old maid with her hands, you might ... --. say, tied behind her back! ... And mother, too, afore she died, sTie' ust , to jes' take on When none of 'em was loft, you- know, , but Evallne and John, And jes' declare to goodness 'at the young . men must be bline : To riot see what a wife they'd git if ^ they'd got Evalinet - ^ . , I got to thinkin' of her, as I say, and * more and more ,. I'd think of her dependence, and the bur- j dens 'at she bore. ,. Her parents both a-bein* dead, and all ./ her sisters gone * And married off,, and her a-livin' there .3,.' !*&: aJone with John va i\%-' &* -^rfeyjE, iS , *\ f v '*!&. - -"it- f J f c o w. - * The general tendency,, of our sportsmen to shoot at any large red animal that has a hide, under the impression that it is a ' deer, has caused in the past serious losses to our husbandmen. I do not-know why it is not just as reasonable to protect the cows as to paint the gasolene can red so the house will not go tip. f - Z i ! j^^^yi . H * - . " .,$&&^sffi&$&ie> You might say jes a-touin and a-slavin' y out her life For a man 'at, hadn't pride enough to git hfsself a wife Less some one married Evaline. and packed her off some day So I got to thinkin' of herpnd it hap pened that away. _ James Tv'hitcbmb Riley. K '