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* Average Daily Circulation of
*' '*' ' THE .TOURNAIv
?- For the arQjath.-.-o November,
Only 2-CENT Dally In Mtnneapolla.
' KEIEIBEJK, all this circulation le
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ered dlrectry to the' honies. All the
members of the family have ttme to
read it. '..'.'.. .: " T"'.'
f - Herbert Spenceri-1'--
f Herbert Spencer di ed at T^ondorf this
fnornihg. The author of the most ihi
posing attempt tb--cdriSUunt..'.: phil
osophy of the universe, the kos'mos, he
^on the intellectual homage of the
f-hole philosophical world, including
many who do not agree with many of
his conclusions."- '-'-
'-'Social Statics." From that period
bis literary labors were incessant, and
it was only last year" that he. finished
tlie series of volumes embodying his
philosophical system. .-..'"V"-'
- .Thru intense application in writing
The Principles of Psychology*' he lost
his earlier robust health and has since
been obliged at intervals to suspend
Work, in order to gain strength.. His
labors were unremunerative for a long
time, for his doctrine of the kosmos
Was antagonized, by many. H e sunk
?20,000 preparing- a'nd publishing his
"Descriptive Sociology.'' V "
- I n giving his testimony as an author
before the copyright commission a
vjuarter of a century ago, he-admitted
that h is income "ffoin" lit? b'cToks. was
very meager./ But in his later days
the philosophy, associated .'.with his
name.-founded: upon the -doctrine-of
organic evolution, has won its w^ay to
large acceptance, and his works are
in demand as. h o other works: of secu
lar philosophy are. ' - Tj
- .Y et the niighty:.-"intelleetual-"momi
inent w'liich Spencer Raised to his own
geniiu?, which many- have'.made-their
guide ou-t of the-Serheriari' b.o'g of ih
iertitude. and doubt.doe s Tiot satis fy
or convince stllT -other vast'
of people. One caj admit-that the
3aw of nature embodies,:as-''Spencer
said, progress f rpm pie' homogeneous
.to "the heterogeneous, fronVVihe 'gen
eral to the special, from -isimple to
Tcohiplex, from "UrliTy "to difEel^ntiation
,6f f.unctibhsjgnd~ physiologica).: diyisioh
of laborbu t whenl, he drew -a line
Against going any-furtheiran:d 'inquir
ang into the ttature '.of-_Hhe. "First
iCause ," of the" SpencerianTjjKilosoph y,
.the Absolute, the- Infinite, the.Uricon
jiitioned, the Unknowable,:the.inquis-
itive inquirervcould"follow him* no fur
ther. Many veryV^tntelligehr people
believ that it.i irrationalt o attempt
Jto shut God outjof " his universe.
. Spencer was not a lnat^rialfst. - N o
-one acquainieffJ:With :-his_.. system
. charges him' withliblding'to.'the crude
^materialism "W'Hi^h-'elimiftat^s a ll su-
, "pernatural "eleiiients, effacjlig" soul
and deity^ for Spencer believed in the
{existence and inimaferiaiity
- ^.ty evei-y other fac Spencer, "how
everafte r, formulating his philosophy
on the- basis of tKe^'ositrv|sirconcep-
tion, embodying
lodophy reveals the marvelous works
of an origrinal maker of the laws em
phasized, but humanity cannot know
the law-giver. Denying that the \ilti-j
jnate being can be known, he denied
that it is spirit, altho he affirmed the
existence and immateriality of the
mind of man which can know the
Immaterial. I t is the humiliation of
the reason "before a blank" abstraction.
. This is obviously.the weak point in
the Spencerian philosophy. Yt, cer
tainly, it must be conceded that Her
bert Spencer's place in the front rank
of the intellect of the world, tfolably
in his aouteness and wonderful power
of analsis, cannot be successfully dis
J. S. Jtt^LAIN.
8 centt
W. W. Germane, Chiei of Washington
Bureau, 901-Uuil -.Caiotwlo Building, Uorth
western viaitora-to. Washington iBVrted.^to
make use of reception room, library, sta
tionery, telephone and- telejjrapfl. lacjlitte*.
Central location, Fourteenth and tt Streets
The aldermanic Indictments have been
dismissed and there are those who are
ready to say that no good has -come -of
their having been found. \We are not quite
sure of that. W e are father inclined to
think that some good has come of it, but
we do not feel called upon just now to
point out how and where/ '
The Rural Mail Carrier.
Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Bristow recommends that the
salaries of rural mail carriera be in
creased from $500 to $750 a year and
that they be restricted to the per
formance of their official duties. If
the rural carrier Is to give the gov
ernment a ll his time, he certainly
ought to have as much of a salary as
the city carrier who does hot have to
provide horses and wagons. A t pres
ent, the carrier ekes out his salary by
means of all sorts of little commis
s.iona performed .for the .people along
his route. A s his regular pay is al
ready too small an increase of $150 in
his salary is not enough.
Tt is a grave question whether Mr.
Bristow is not making a mistake in
-recommending- that carriers be for
bidden to. conduct, a sort of private
express and commission business on
the side. Half the benefits of rural
service will ber lost for many of. its
patrons if they are deprived of. the
right to ask the carrier to make little
purchases for them or attend to other
matters in town.
One thing is., surer. . I f the .recom
mendatibn is favorably -acted upon
there will be such a demand for the
introduction of a parcels post serv
ice that even the ultra conservatives
in 'the " - postoffice department and in
congress will know that something
has happened. The rural mail deliv
ery, has developed as an incident a
service rthat is. a\ very good substitute
for.a parcels post in the country.
Take away that service just when the
people have begun to appreciate it,
and the demand for a parcels post
will rattle the dry bones in Wash
ington.. , .-. .. ... .. .....
y - -'
| Pie was born with mathematical
genius struggling for expression within
him. Curiously 'enough' he read noth
ing until h e" was'Tye"afs~61d and then
the book he read was that-old-favoiv
H e -of. boys, ''Sanford art'd Merton.''
^y hen he went to school he was-'-'conf J expenses as they' are 'Incurred. If the board
spicuouslyinattentive' and'^ven^feifllng.
Before he was 15, however,, he had
shown a preference for electrical and
chemical experiments, .and sooti cleveK
oped a disposition to make experi
ments himself and became a civil en
gineer and incidentally took up the
study of geology, and,- at 19, he an
nounced his belief that: al l' Organiz ed
beings had arisen by development.
J-Ie soon arrived at the conclusion that
a miracle was an impossibility and
dropped the current theology, and its
explanation of the origin of things:
While contributing scientific papers
6 n this basis to the English .'-journals,
SpeTicei' patelfted'many useful inven
tions and. in 1828 he began to- write
A member of the board of control re
alizes that that body myst endeavor to
solve the
- tough problem of-^so managing
university-finances that - there will be
enough money on: hand to meet current moderate me#hs to..take fou'r"dtr, f)vj
can not' find any means tosblve the prob
lem without farther legislation, it will de
volve upon it to present to the next ses
sion of the legislature a plan for admin
istering the university finances, in .such a
way that an institution that is provided
with enough money to" .pay- its'.way, will
be able to draw on its resources when it
has regular obligations to meet. . -..-
Afterthoughts on the President's
President B.oosevejt waxed right
eously indignant in his message when
he came to the subject of bribery"
His wrds ought to burn themselves
into the consciousness of spme cal
lous-conscience citizens who think
.the only reproach associated w
bribe-giving or bribe-taking is to be
found out-a nd some do not allow -
that even that is a reproach. ' v
"There can be no crime," thepres
4dnt says, "more serious than -bri=
bery. Other offenses violate one law,
while .corruption strikes at the foun
dation of ,all law." ".,., - ,'' '
Never "were truer - words spoken.
The corruptionist, whether he be a
needy ".striker" or a lordly financial
magnate, is the deadly enemy of his
neighbors, his community and his
country. There are such men in every
ci ty in this country-men who move
among other mert Without special no
ti ce who belong to the fashionable
clubs, who move in the best society,
Who ..are sometimes conspicuous
church members and loud professors
of formal righteousness,- who are
well known by their thoughtful
neighbors to -be among ihe greatest
sources of evil in the community. I t
is often remarked that it would al
most, amount to a regeneration of
these cities if men of this stripe could
be . exiled. I t is difficult to convict
them, for they are slippery rogues,
and have friends where they should
be friendless." "'So they go thru life
corrupting and:: contaminating a-nd
doing more evil in-a day than lesser
villains do in a.life "time. . ~
The truth is-i:
! r
: -^bf- mind,'
ana he hplds thatrthis is iS e" p^ne fact
jwhich transcends^inabsoiute--certain-
1 - a ll modjert^discav-
1 . bhjlo^, .j^thro^qlogy^'~ "eth-
' .nology, etc., wit^.^risumm^te.-fekiii,
^ istook :the gro3in^^hatyiwiKvicaltft.:gdT nq
* further and acau|^'*a'''^dwre
the "First Cause.'^'His elaborate phi
cosr6e of the United States, ^fhe
ident drives the case home -in this
wise: 1
T o the people of the west the presi
dent's discussion of the land laws and
the reclamation work will be both in
teresting and satisfying. The presi
dent does not forget his essential sym
pathy with the west. H e speaks' in
warmest praise of the policy of recla
mation and evinces a deep -under
standing of the gravity of the public
land question, it would be hard to
name a national problem of greater
importance. ...
Our fecund population multiplies
itself at the rate of 15,000,000 a. de
cade, and the swarming children, of
the republic, no logger, able to, find
free land at home, after the custom of
a hundred years, are marching into
foreign territory. Yet outl there be
yond the Missouri, in the great plains,
in the valleys of the Rockies and be
yond on the slope to the Pacific a, hun
dred million acres await only that,
touch the government can give to
make homes for 60,000,000. President
Roosevelt has seen the opportunity
and seized it. H e will be remembered
in history not only as the president
who took for the republic what will
be the focal point of the world's com
merce, but as the president who
wrested an empire from hostile liature,
as the president who gained Panama
and reclaimed the arid west.
Editor George B. Winship of the Grand
Forks Herald has resigned the register-"
ship of the land office of his district'in
order that he may have more. time.:t'o'
devote to his splendid daily paper - and
more opportunity to pursue the, political
policies for which he has stood "so many
years' In North Dakota. A republican,
he has been too progressive and too in
dependent to be a cog in the political
machine. His paper has always been
a power in the campaigns for prohibition^
ballot reform, antimerger and other
causes. His resignation leaves him with
out obligation to the party men and in
position to strike some lusty blows for
principle's sake. The J o u r n a 1 con
gratulates him upon throwing off tile in
cubus. . . . . . . . ~ .
Bad as this age may he in some
phases of morals, it is a grand .guc--
cess in some of its materfa'i'^tiasesV
Yesterday 600
cans left Chicago on a- sV^iai'-vesJ^
buled train of eight coaches for New
York, whence they will sail for the
northland on the steamer Scandinavia
with 600 others. - The travelers car
ried from $&00 to $1,000 each. Tri:''1
spring time these home travelers will
return to the United Statesth
promised land in very truth.
"In what_other age bf~the*world."was
it possible for 1,200 men of less than
months off, travel 12,000,mile5 injfeo|^-
fort and luxury to see' "the old' folks
at home" and hardly feel the expense?
Talk of fairy tale transitions from j "Those who looked to
peasant to prince, here are 1,^00 irreh'
who have been transformed from
peasants to princes! A few years'ago?
these merry, prosperous men, joyously
speeding home to. "the north. eo_un
tree" in Pullman coaches and 10,000-
ton ships, were almost hopeless' peas
ants except for the ray of hope - and f6a*lnrerger- policy-t
light that had come to them acrqaa
the sea from the land of plenty, pro
perlty-and- opportunity: 'Had
stayed at home their lives would have
been nassed in about thp -.m ^hl
oeen passea m about the same .parth^ouridi.'and there met the Wadena doctor
of routine duties unrelieved- by .Jxpp.e.
or change from the cradle to ^the"
grave. But somehow they managed
to turn out of the rut, managed some
way to cross the seas and plunged joy
ously into the melee of American life.
And now they travel back in grand
style to spend the winter months in
the old home and inflame all the peas
ant folk of Scandinavia with an ardent
desire to join the throng of those who
seek and find the promised land. -'-
r rth'
The report of the controller of the cur
rency shows that the sum of individual .
deposits in the national banks reached^ 3ts
maximum on June 9, 1903, when it. at
tained the prodigious total of $3,201,li00,
000. During the ne xt three months it fell
off nearly $45,000,000 This decline^fri 'de=
posits was coincident with an increase of
loanable funds in the banks of more tharf
$48,000,000 as compared with last yea"ri
If the decline in individual deposits were
indicated only by a comparison between^
June and September, it would be posst-:
ble to ^explain them by the usual trade
movements, but the deposits are smaller
by about $50,000,000 than they werje a:
year ago. It hardly seems possible that
the business activity of the summer
months w as such as to cause a with
drawal of so much money. I s our old
friend, the hoarder, getting busy -again?
But, of course, bank.deposits^and cash^.are.
not identical. - -
in\ iflftyiseven years," not "to niention
-threatened . distuTpan6ejS' and some
that have^ escapedj^chrbjiiiciing .inlc.the
^nfustoh.J A&? -a- -'ni^iterftr^^evi^^
of the " arguments justify
l agfe of
Upon a re-reading of the message
the portion devoted to the Panama
affairs makes, an even deeper impres-'
sion thaji at. first. I t deserves to
stand as a document by Itself. I t
throws-Colombia -out of court-, and
makes it certain that'there---will be no
strong opposition in the senate to the
ratification "Of the" treaty .with Pana
ma. Jf a -presidential communication -
ever nrade -votes in the senate, the
president's discussion of the Panama
"affair"'doesT " I t wil 1 -go:.a 'iong^wayriT
carefully read,-to satisfy: otm Exirp-..
pjean anal.-'South -American^Jcrltics .that
btir course in Panamavis"4ustififed^
fore -the, natioMK^Think 6f,itl--Fif^-
three rebellions, ievolutiona and
ETdWor Dowling of the iron'rahli-'is
very unprofessional. H e jumped on a
brother editor yesterday with both feet
and both hands. One hand with a pencil
in it is the. only way provided!^fo*^."^|Ht'
ethics of the profession for t^^$ja^
ment of personal grievances between
"members of the press."
: riots
r inKS^
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very stee to the merger cases. -
mmm^gfmm PP*
- pres-
Governor Van Sant is $titl struggling
with the problem of a successor to Judge
Collins, tho the judge' has not handed in
his resignation. It*is as definitely settled
as anything can he that Tie will resign,
but there' is no great rU.sh about it, and
it is thought that the step 'will not be
taken until the governor has decided
wh om to put in his place.- '
Strong pressure is coming from outside
the cities for the appointment of Attor
ney General Douglas. The many friends
of that official are moving everything to
Mr., Douglas himself - has- signified his
desire for the appointment if it does not
require htm. to retire from the merge*
case before it is finished. If he can re
main in his present place until after the
ease is heard in January ho will be readv
for preferment. Naturally, the decision
handed down by the supreme court yes
terday clears the way, somewhat. By re
moving the danger-that the case will be
tUrownlout f or - lajck -of ^jurisdiction, the
sta te Js-assured, a-fair hearing on the
merits of the case Jan. 4. As the Col
lips resignation is not likely to take effect
until after Feb. 1, there will be nothing
to prevent Mr. Douglas from accepting.
Hennepin county wants-"-a place on the
supreme bench,.-and is proceeding ill the
usual headless "fashion l b "press its claims
on. tlie.-governor.: If he satisfied all who
have written or seen him in regard to
the matter, Governor Van Sant would ap
point Judges Elliott, Simpson and Brooks
to the Collins vacancy, and na me for the
district bench,.. J-udge Andrew Holt F B
Snyder, Fred .II. Boardman. Frank H.'
Healy, Fred B. Wright,: . G. Laybourn,
C. L,. Smith and John H.' Steele. There
is no symptom of getting together on
any proposition. In fact "the Tfisoord 7^ s^ges .between President Buchanan and
unusual, even for Hennepin and H has $**? Victoria, has. of ten been told,
been cbarral thV nZ -n?, . J? Charles Brigh verv entertainingly tells
btmgioS \^^.T ^""".','Ci" ^ W-l.n, In honor of the jubiless of subma--
for ' it.
^n^ho. chaos,.-Henneiiin'is likely." u_P be" states with the Philippines \ W the Asl-
Ibeine formprl th' Z,
The Bright Side.
with renewed vigor all who-are suspected
of-vr.ympathy .with theT-governorc and his
i ,. - , tner-i
s :^
KM gpifwujy
\ -i '
Ujnder such circumstances ,the, govern
ment of the ''United, States would hay^e,
been guilty of folly and weakness-amoun t
ing in their sum to a crime again st ,tho
nation, had it acted otherwise than It did
wh en the revolution of Nov. 3 last took
place in Panama.
Claims of Attorney General Douglas to
the Supreme Bench Appointment Be-
, Ing UrgedCollins' Resignation and
Appointment Likely to Come at the
Same Tlme^Mix-up In Hennepin Is
-. Charged to Machinations of Dunn
Supporters Succession to Judge
Lochren a Possible Factor.
8 . bis. appointment, arid some of
the governor's closest advisers have de
clared in favor of it. They say that the
attorney general's association with Gov
ernor Van Sant on the merger issue makes
him the logical selection for the place.
They also urge it from the standpoint
of good politics, saying that Douglas will
bring strength to the administration.
"An appointment given to the country in
a source of strength an appointment in
Hennepin, county is a weakness," is the
aphorism'-coined by one of the Douglas
'supporters. '.'-.:" '.- , .. :-:
newspaper venture at Detroit under con
sidetfatloi*: paul F. DehhelV whoover recently
-from? ^the' Wanda Pioneer Press,
v -^
ite, -
The very fire which seems sometimes so cruel
Is the white light that shows me my own
strength. , *
A furnace"fed by the dlvlheH fuel - - j
It'&ay become at length, r. v . -
Ah! when In the immortal ranks enlisted.
I sometimes wonder if we shall not find
That not by deeds, -butt-by- what we've re
sisted. ' " ~
Our places are aaslgned. ?- - \
: This critic is],that
childish, inconsistent and illiteEate-Wnij
positethe audience."
The Metropolitan should start a night
school for its audiences.
Two Books of Good SermonsStory of
Laying of Atlantic Cable, an Epoch
Making EventA Book for Coming Fi
nancial Leaders Some "Cheerful
Two books of sermons, in each of which
is emphasized the Christian duty of joy.
have recently tome to the desk of T h e adjudication before enforcing their pas -
Journal's book department. One of ment from a defenseless nation at the
these is Dr. Hen ry Van Dyke's Joy and I cannon's mouth and were the allied pow-
Power, and the other Is The Living Christ, | ers, since they forced Venezuela to pro-
by Dr. George H. Ide. Dr. Van Dyke's duce the fund out of which claims against
book includes the sermon delivered by him her were to be settled, entitled to have
before the general assembly of the Pres- ' their claims met before those of other
byterian chinch at I.ob Angelob. Dr. Ide's creditors?" In the same number is begun
book contains, among other sermons dehv- a review of Morley's Gladstone by Gold-
ered in the Grand Avenue Congregational win Smith, and there is given a Colom-
church of Milwaukee, one on " A Neglected bian's view of "The Treacherous Treaty"
Christian Duty." The former was deliv- and the present status of affairs in the
ered to an audience ma de UIJ of clergymen
and church officials and the latter to lay
men entirely. Both carry the same me s
sage to church peoplethat the church
must teach strongly and clearly the truths Donahue's Christmas number is John Tal
that Jesus taught and that it must find' bot Smith's "The Failure of Irving's
happiness in living the simple life and do- Dante.!' The title of the article indicates
m g good, if it would be heard gladly and thai it is an" unfavorable critique. It
honored sincerely. Dr. Van Dyke says,
speaking of the Christian truths:
But, most of all, we must keep them In close
and living touch with the problems of dally
duty and experience. For no doctrine, however
high, however true, can make meu happy until
translated into life.
I-et a man live now in the light of the
knowledge that he is to live forever. How it
will deepen and strengthen the meaning of his
existent, lift him above petty cares and ambi
tions, and make, things that are worth while
precious to his heart. Let him really set
his affections on the spiritual side of life let
him endure afflictions patiently becavg? he knows
they are 1mt. for a moment let him think more,
of the soul -than of the body let hiui do pood
to bis fellow-meu in order to make them sharers
of his immortal hope let bim purify his love
and friendship that they may bp fit for the
heavenly life. Surely the man who does these
things will be happy.
Dr. Ide.'approaches this question of im
mortality from the other side. H e urges -de-red^:the great,-.poet of the middle ages,
those.', who. have been parted from others, outftf.a mean, desireittos injure the Catho-
on whos? presence happiness seemed to
depend, ^o live their profession that that had him.ibaptifced ". .
parting is not final but only temporary and
short, at the worst. He calls for a profes
sion by conduct and not by words and
formal services. : ,
Both of the books are thoroly stimulat
ing and. helpful. One trouble with sermons
to be studiedread and reread. For that
reason^ such sermons as these deserve' to
be preserved in print. -.'.'.-.-
generally .is that their influence is too Bending of:the Twig."- Seldom have we.
fleeting. A strong, vigorous sermon needs seen the equal of this.
The Story of the First Atlantic Cable,
and the. failure of the enterprise, after
briefly working and used to speed mes-
t~""-l " again , in nono r or tn e juoile.s s of subma -^.?[
i , S
s ."*e
passed...over entirely.
cludes the appointment of Judge Simpson
Aaei ^t^tb?neh,,Mid thve naming of for pushing Atlantibcu cable enerpri
iSldt^S --iS *
1 Scaiidina^af?^niel-"
ort^wn^ ti''- ^
wfchS- h . '"i I*Pon.^ appemtment.- but \ burst thru the: gutta percha: Experience
wn^tnei lie is agreeable to- the-pwaBotion '
of .Steele is rtot known. Whether
would harmonize the .Elliott contingent is
not stated. ..,_.
succession to Judge Lochren mingled with
the present problem. Judge Lochren has
only two or three more years to sen*
until he ii eligible to retfrer and' untesVim
JjgaJlli-iinpr.oves he RHL4aubttess-take-d--
vantage of the privilegf at once. His suc
cessor will naturally como from Ilemiepiii
ftomt&rWd if-^Tttfee^lU^t ^eTfe* still q
!th* djistrfct belcli h | Vi^ld bg % ^trolig
Candidatefor tie !blacj.^ Jtlibse who aspire
^to-the^eWeraHbeneh^arnt to^find another
place for Judge Elliott.
slbl hi' - t|l?grapf incident to the iayhi g oift
some otder is produced -the'-Pacific-cable' connecting the United THE LIVING CHRIST, THE VITAL FORCE IN
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the Northfield
i f0r politics -last Jweek were regaled
leading editorials on "Raisins
GMY?- "The Selection of a Sire," and
"Green Feed for Hogs," but found no
politics. However, the proprietor of the
paper returh^d home ^-esterday from his
little recuperative*trip,~arid" will hammer
Professor "Rolfe is one of the most dis
tiriguished authorities-on Shakspere ifexts
aiid interpretations in this '-country. His
"edition of- The Merchant of Venice, first
published in 1870, has been revised and
the book now contains all the necessary
changes incident to the progress of the
study of Shakspere and his text dm ins
the past thuty jears
s * '
4 ' fji'ey
t lately, to look the
and. his fldus -.Achates, W. E. Verity.
?ir,Kow the Dunn newspapers have dis
covereda victory for their man in the re
^efenfc election^n the.Seventh Ward club.
Members of the club say they did not kn ow
the governorship was an - issue, but-that
they divided according-to their preference
for alderman. Will Dunn.get the alderman
from '- the
: seventh? !'.'
Charles B. Cheney, '
'People who have things) to say to the pub
lic that ought to be said, are invited to
use this column. Bat the space Is lim
ited, and All communications must be
: 'polled, downv -as much as possible.
Three hundreds words is a safe limit:
i. :-- '':-':., A Fugitive Poem.
OS) tiw Editor of Th Journal
Years.a go the following poem was sent
torme.by.a friend. It w as a clipping from
a newspaper. I do not know its title or
its author,-but itis goodr '-.'.
-^S-f '^V-.:: -^y '.'.:: | -Stanley ,Hall.
Sometiitifs I feel so passionate a yearninil
For spiritual perf^otlou here below, ,
This TiieortHis frame with- feaftbful fervor burn-
'-, ' " lng--:
-.. ..." '-- - . - - ^ ..... , -,-. ..-:-
So actlrely It makes a stern resistance, .
. So cruelly sometimes it wages war \
Against a wholly spiritual existence,
: \Ehieli I am striTlnsf ffr.: _ :":.-- "
s -._...,
No department of the'Tribmie'Ts'^mSre
appreciated than that of dramatic criti
cism. This department had a gem ye s
terday that we feel we must pass on to
our readers, giving the Tribune full credit
for it, however: ""-.-..--_-''"''
"Whatever charges of artistic shortcom
ings may be entered against. Ezra-'Ken-
dall by professional critics, and however
convincing to themselves may be their
learned and technical disquisitions on
dramatic unity and other structural re
quirements, he has nevertheless won the
favor of the only critic whose decisions,
inartistic and unlearned tho they are, are
of any tangible value to actors, managers
or theater owners.
that, the American
people do not .'consider bribe-taking
and bribe-giving . a grave crime.
When they do,-tliere will beI fewer
criminals of that" sort in arid out of
prison, ,. I-.-._. \
Tt""Interrupts roj- soul's Tnfens4' rTeTotlons,
"" Some^hoiie It stFSti'gleVo-T dlTlnest:"birtbf" "
. WiULA9wl.ft.ru8h_ of violent, emotions
Which link me to the earth.
It is as if two mortal foes,contended
Within m.t bosom: in a deadly strife,
One for the loftier alms for souls intended,
One for the earthly life.
AH ye't'l know this very war within me. - '
Which brings out all /jy will-power and con
This-very conflict at the last shall win, me
The loved and longed-for. goal.
Whose book of the "Cheerful Cat*" will
please little folk.
For. children who are fond of catsand
few children are notJ. G. Francis' A
Book of Cheerful Cats, will prove attrac
tive. Mr. Franc is has not only written
rhymes, that are rollicking, but he has
dratvn pictures to fit his rhymes, or, per
ha ps it would be better to say he has writ
ten rhym es to fit his pictures. Either
way, the combination is good.
" -
: New"York -"World.
Frankness,"* said Speaker Cannon, "is
an attribute' greatly to oe" admired. The. . . . _ . . , , .
rrahkestman lever knew w as a chap out years, and fromboreading ands studying
in Illinois who served several terms in the I
legislature. Then he came hom. and built
himself a fine houseV if was a beauty
and cost a powero o'fv money'..there
? *Nlce
: *duse yue 'Ir-St " said a
Hsitcfr h t the town -where* the'-ex-legislator
ifvea '-- -
" 'Yes,' het replied, Mt is a rdcehoue.'
*' 'Wherne you get the money?"
^^i'C^U " *
_ ., _ . . T 7: 7 ex-legisfatof replied.'"''ftSTl y6br m^'friend
..TJ^joaecutio^Be^^ tfefe^s^h
Chance to See Philippines in St. Louis.-i
That mea ns the islands and not the peo
ple. The Philippine exhibit, at the great
fair will be thirty-five acres in extent.
So says William P. Wilson in the excel
lent December number of the American
Monthly Review of Reviews. Among the
features of the great exhibit will be " a
great map 125 feet iong and 50 feet" broad
will represent the islands in elevation. It
will be built upon a raised platform *of
cementl and so adjusted that the visitor
can walk around the entire map on a
handsome raised platform of bamboo. The
map will show the relation of the islands
to one another and the waterways between
them, and the geographical re.ation of the
whole to Japan on the north, China on
the west, and Borneo and the Celebes on
the south. * * A t the very entrance
of the grounds will be a representation of
the 'Walled City' of Manila. I t will show
the massive old Spanish walls surrounded
by moats, pierced with embrasures for the
guns, and great ports and gateways." H.
L. Etmendorf, writing for the same maga
zine, says: " A boy of 17 should intimately
know the English Bible. H e should kn ow
it as literature quite aside from its re
ligious teaching. H e should kn ow it from
having had it read to him from his earliest
Sprtngftejd v of -course,'s the
e a I *fc
himself. A y who grow up withouit t
this intimate acquaintan ce with the great
masterpiece of all literature is without
something for the loss, of which nothing
can compensate and which nothing can
replace." : -.
Ethics and The Hague Tribunal.The
Venezuelan arbitration before The Hague
tribunal' was one of ethics and not of
money or territory, says Wayne Mac
a a *,ntf-?nay,in that int
eagjuwjho represented the United States.iieaseiu.- A inarhiee will be given Thans- and Hermann -were
the^unusually interesting" December I day afternoencat SiBfci i^: ^.i. * ,&.*'+''' Ithereby silenced forever, -l^f^..^^ -*--,,
DEGEMBER\oV 1903, ziis.\
numb er of The North American Review.
"The fact that' such a question should
have been submitted to the tribunal for
decision is qt infinitely more importance
.than any decision which may be rendered
regarding it. The question wasWer e
the acts of the allied powers, Great Brit
ain, Germany and Italy, in blockading
portSj^Jjombarding. forts and seizing or
sinking the gunboats of Venezuela, ren
dered jusf and necessary by the conduct
of the latter power, or should they, under
the conventions of The Hague conference,
have submitted their claims to impartial
isthmus of Panama.
Churchman 's Views of Irvlng's Dante.
Altogether the most interesting thing in
condemns Irving for attempting the play,
but much more Sardou for maki ng it
Mr. Smith's condemnation goes so far [audience. He walked right into the White
that in describing the play he says: "The House, expectorated on the floor, inter-
fourth act finds him (Irving as Dante), j
very. properly, in hell, and the audience j addressed the presidents by their fln=t
looks eagerly for that particular place in [names. Now to get an audience with the
which'.' Sardou should be, and where his i second vice president of the Anoka,
victims trust he will be some day." j junction. Whangdoodle & Nowhere line a
Rather an unchurchmanlike "trust" that.
And then come? this: "Alas, poor Irv
ing! H e wanders about thru this dra ma
like a lunatic in a bathrobe. * * * It
is a sad, sad spectac.e! However, Sardou
must take ah" the blame the poisonous
bigot of Marly, who sacrificed whatever
little, art. remains to him, sacrificed an
actor who =has helped to make him known,
insulted, the: far-pff audiences who have
patronised--.bis dramas many years, slan- ' abolishing thjuggery, " bjigmittism and
wjlne rjooms in Minneapolis. W e are glad.
c church , in which i likely his mother
CKarmtng :
bentson of-charity to the librettists
of nrusicar comedy with all their jocular
vice they do make drolleries, at times,
that are not puns. But Mr. Kendall, who
is much like Tim Murphy, and possesses
the rjuizzzical. semi-sad face, the dr
tones!'the placid, insinuating manner, that
Could accompli sit much, is satisfied with
punning. H e is personally responsible, no
doubt, for many of his lines in Herbe rt
Hall Winslow's little play. H e must re
alize, as every punster does, that this v a
riety of f unmaking can be acquired thru
a correspondence school, is even infec
tiouslike .physical squinting, and de
mands the merest shadow of the acumen
that is. the basis of real wit. Yet Mr.
Kendall also knows that the audience,
select or otherwise, that would titter u n
certainly at the finest strokes of Sheridan,
will-laugh like Sancho or Falstaft on the
1 reference to "mother" in the
vinegar : Content With:vaudeville popular
i'tyv Mr. Kendall does not strive, unfortu
nately, to follow iu the pathway of Joe
TFIiere Is effective pathos," undoubtedly,
in Mt Kendall's grasp. An awkward at
I tempt to develop it appears in "The Vin
[egar Buyer." But" whether the fault of
j dramatist or--star this pathos is so tact
i lessly mingled with the" puns that listeners
r always-laugh in the" wrong place.
Something more, indeed, than entertain-
! ing characterseven those from Whiteomb
| Rileyare needed to make a play. "The
Vinegar Buyer" as a play is forced and
crude. "The boy that sings when talking,
the woman that always accents the Wrong
syllable.- are merely farcical eccentrics.
But C. H. Crosby, as the village drunkard
dainty Miss June Mathis. as his daughter,
succeed 'well. Miss Lottie Alter, sweet^: ! keep " g voters o his ow" y
voiced and gentle, imparts the spirit of withiM* n the republicain fold This
trrie maidenhood to the stilted role of :
Mildred The stage investiture is eminent-
The^chief value of "Quihcy Adams Saw-
yer," which is to be seen at the Metropol
itan the latter part of this week, lies in
its collection of quaint, characters. The
story involves the usual types found in
all small New- England communities, and
they are excellently . portrayed by a su
perior organization of players.
'McFadden's Row of Flats," with its
clever "specialties, pretty girls and catchy j
--..-- - - - .. fMchine- thp climax. "Over across the
.music, is .proving an. attractive offering J^"*
for Bijou patro ns this week. A popular
priced matiriee. will be. driven to-morrow
at 2:30. ' '
"A Desperate Chance," the latest sen
sational drama by Theodore Kremer. will
be the attraction at the Bijou for one
week, commencing ne xt Sunday.
The company supporting William H.
Crane in '"The Spenders," in which he' testify to the value of photography in
will appear at the" Metropolitan for three campaigning. He went thru a heated cam -
nights" and matinee, commencing next paign a. few months ago, which resulted
Monday evening is" an excellent one. j
There are"'fourteen 'characters in the de- the late Representative.Tongue. :Mr. Her-
veldpnient- of- the' plot all in capable mann 's democratic opponents harped con-
harias.I'."Araonir for Crane's ^ engagepaeh. t will be placed on
Vsale Thursday- morrfihg:' ' '-
- An unusually
Uncle Granville Pease of the Anoka
Union voices a general complaint of the
exclu&iveness of the celebrated American
of whom the world desires to borrow $i
till next Saturday night. Mr. Pease says:
When It becomes necessary fo'r me to beard
some big lion In hi* denbehind closed doors
and. mind jou, I steer clear of sucb visits
whenever I canall iny native American blood
raises in revolt. I'm sorry to say It is getting
woise from year to year. It actually takes from
ine anj desire to meet such personages, and cre
ates a desire to leave them al'te in their glory.
The custom of the big guns to hide themselves
in some secluded spot, where no one can see
them without sending in a card, is un-American
and partakes of exclusivehess not consistent with
my Ideas of equality and freedom.
Mr. Pease is right. When Andrew Jack
son and Colonel Jefferson were on earth
a native American didn't have to send in
a piece of printed pasteboard to get an
rU pted the foreign ambassadors' call and
man has to salaam twice, knock his head
on the floor of the anteroom and the col
ored servitor with a gold plate takes in
his card. Then, more than half of the
time, you cannot get your pass.
This condition of affairs is.un-American
and ought not so to be.
The Chaska. Review accuses Brother
Sjoblom of the Minneapolis Telegram of
A Portland, Me., man had the misfor
tune to lose his mind, but while wande r-
Drawlnns of Children.The ing about, a load of wood fell upon him,
most icharming.feature of Current Litera- thereby restoring his reason. With wood
tune's'fine holiday: numb er is a group of jat its present price, a load of it falling on
drawings of. chi.dhood,. in cielicate sepia our back yard would restore our reason
tones, by -Walter Russell, from "The pretty quick. -
r work in a maga
zine : Timely as a Christmas article, also,
is "Picturesq ue Life- of the Holy Land."
by -John rKelman, and "How Christmas.
Comes ?fo the Tenements" from Jacob
Riis' '.'.Children of the.Tenements."
.WirtA MEANING. By Henry Van Dyke.
A local member of the Ah ts and Crahfta
had ma de a little thing in wood so hid
eously plain that even the higher criticism,
shied at it. A friend who had been called,
in to rave over it, remarked patronizingly.
"Oh that isn't half bad. you: know,. if you
don't get too strong a light upon
::%- Crowell & Co. Price 75
Metropolitan" The Vinegar Buyer."
The popularity of punning is emphasized
whenever Ezra Kendall comes to town.
Ketu'rblng as "The Vinegar Buyer" this
weeTc,. Mr. -Kendall finds it easy to pun his
audience, into, continual laughter. When
a,-'natural comedian so consents to confine
his ability within the play on words he
wafts a:
A happv groom drifted into the office*
of the Guilv, Minn., Sunbeam to tell the
paper all about it, and found he had for
gotten the name of the bride, at which
the Gully editor wonders much.
The Chicago News tells of a bald-headed
man In Missouri who is suing for a divorce
because his wife compelled him to sit on
Ihe front stoop all summer to keep the
flies out of the house. H e furnished the
cheerful little insects so much entertain
ment that they couldn't bear to go in.
A little preparatory work has already
begun at the Panama canal. This seems
to indicate that "Terrible Teddy" is not
afraid of Colombia... . : - .
That poor family with seven small chil
dren, taxes to pay and. shoes to buy.
might not feel much insulted if your
teamster, kind o' careless like, dumped a
cord of good bard -rock, maple wood into
their yard. :: ::-\ :::/::, . ."!
Mrs. Craigie.- better knowtvas .-John'-Ob*
yer Ilobbes. responding' to a toast at a
London banquet, declared that woman
owes all she knows outside of domesticity
to men. and boldly-cited George Eliot.
George Sand, Angelica Kaufman, Charlotte
Bronte and others as examples. - She said
women would never go into the arts and
intellectual pursuits except for the sup
port of men: and, as to literary, activity,
she echoed with emphasis the anecdotive,
non- creative theory of Saintsbury. "Great
actresses," said Mrs. Craigie. warming to
her theme, "great players on musical in
struments, great singers and great writ
ers were all. without exception, first
trained and taught by men.'" We.would
not care to Interview Miss Antho ny on
Mrs. Craigie's views, nor will many men
care to give tongue to them in the bosom
of their families. Speaking :of- non
creativeness, there is our gentle friend,
Mrs. Nation, who has created several
panics among the blind pigs, causing
them to run violently down a. steep place
in Kansas.
The ash-burning craze has struck
Rochester. Minn., and the Post and Record
of that bright little city advises its sub
scribers to take in their, ashpiles over
night. A suspicious-looking, individual
was seen one evening last week, hovering
around a small pile of ashes in the rear
of the mayor's residence, but: nothing
was thought of It until the morni ng light
showed that part of the heap was miss
ing. The property rights of the mayor
had been trampled upon. Next thing w
know somebody will be .stealing the old
tin cans we all dump over back of our
neighbors' lots. rA. J. R.
Granville S. Pease on the Decay of Genu
ine Americanism The Disgusting
Habit of Requiring Our Cards to Be
Sent in Before the Merchant Prince or
Railroad President Will Receive Us
Foreign Airs Assumed by the Second
Vice President of the Anoka Junction,
Whangdoodle &. Nowhere Line. . ,
No Chance in Canada for a Man of High
Aspirations. .. ..
AVashington Post.
Senator Hansbrough numbers among
his North Dakota constituents an eloquent
French Canadian, who speaks the patois
fluently, and is an exceedingly useful
ember of society in campaign time for
yesterday n **fm""!etoJ
r oom about one of the Fienchmans char-
:: - H -R"Ciirrv- acteristic speeches:
Foyer Chat.
ly artistic. il. H. Cuir . M y frie nds." said this French Canadian
orator, "this United States is a wonderful
country. Every one-of-you may be elected
to the common council. Then a few of
you may be elected to be governor of the
state, or one of you may be -elected to
congress. Perhaps, if you do your work
at Washington well, you may be elected
again. And if you" still do welfe you may in
time be elected president of the United
'Isnt this, then, a more wonderful couh-.
Canaa?" asserted the brator,
y r.,'
r the women are Lucille stantly about the president's attitude :to-
Flaven^ Marion Johnson, Llda McMillan, , ward him. They said the president, was
Anne-Caverty Marie Bingham and Mrs. j not friendly.
J: Darifng.. Aitiong the men are - George One day Mr. Roosevelt came - touring
S. SpehCer John Flood, Percy Brooke ! thru Oregon. Mr. Hermann was invited
Charles Crawford,' George F . DeVe're, Wil- to accompany him on his special traincThe
liani Wray and'Oabri el Rayanellel Seats two were standing, on the rear platform.
'" "-'' - ---- --- - - - - departing from one of the towns en route.
wh en some one in the throng cracked a
joke. The president and Hermann grinned
broadly, just at the opportune moment
when a camera was trained upon them.
Hermann purchased many thousand
copies of that photograph. There-was no
disputing the evidence it conveyed'. His
opponents, who had insisted the.-president
large Monday night audi
ence witnessed the Ferris Stock company's
clever production of the great scenic pro
duction of "Arocmd the World in Eighty
5 .The piece" is one of the best pro
ductions'.the-' company, hasr presented: this
be elected queenf.
t n e o VGU
M I J!
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It w as a severe stra in on friendship.
Jinks Stans and Alf Nord. while out
hunting, shot into what the Chaska Re
view calls an animate atomizer. Their
clothes are now sub rosa...:.-...
. C0U ld ever hope to
e od
- - r
The Smile That Helped Hermann Win Hi*
Congressional Race in Oregon.
Washington Post.. - -. ~ :
Representative Hermann of Oregon can
n n j S election for the unexpired term of
: not . friendly, were

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